Brooks Koepka now the overwhelming favorite for U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

May 20, 2019

The odds are out on the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach next month, and — surprise, surprise — Brooks Koepka opens as the favorite.

Golfodds.com lists the PGA Champion and two-time defending US Open Champion at 5/1 to win the tournament, with Dustin Johnson (8/1) and Tiger Woods (12/1) right behind him. This comes after Koepka claimed his fourth major championship in his last eight tries on Sunday at Bethpage, snatching the World No. 1 ranking from Johnson in the process.

With Bethpage offering a coronation of sorts, Pebble serves as the next in line for a golfer increasingly appreciated as the best in his sport. Koepka is the first player in PGA history to hold back-to-back titles in two different major championships at the same time. If he were to win at Pebble next month, Koepka will become the first golfer to win the U.S. Open three consecutive times since Willie Anderson from 1903-1905 and the first to win any major three straight years since Peter Thompson from 1954-1956.

In short, he’d continue making history.

“It’s been a hell of a run,” Koepka said after Sunday’s final round at the PGA. “It’s been fun. I’m trying not to let it stop. It’s super enjoyable, and just try to ride that momentum going into Pebble.”

Elsewhere, Jordan Spieth checks in at 20/1, coming off his first top-20 finish of the year with a two-under finish at Bethpage, good for third. Rory McIlroy (14/1), Justin Rose (16/1), Justin Thomas (20/1), Rickie Fowler (20/1), Jon Rahm (20/1), and Jason Day (20/1) round out those listed at 20/1 or better.

Below are the odds for those with better than 100/1 odds to win the U.S. Open, set to be played at Pebble Beach from June 13th-16th:
Brooks Koepka 5/1
Dustin Johnson 8/1
Tiger Woods 12/1
Rory McIlroy 14/1
Justin Rose 16/1
Justin Thomas 20/1
Rickie Fowler 20/1
Jon Rahm 20/1
Jason Day 20/1
Jordan Spieth 20/1
Xander Schauffele 25/1
Francesco Molinari 25/1
Tommy Fleetwood 25/1
Bryson DeChambeau 30/1
Patrick Cantlay 30/1
Phil Mickelson 30/1
Tony Finau 40/1
Hideki Matsuyama 40/1
Adam Scott 40/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1
Paul Casey 50/1
Patrick Reed 50/1
Sergio Garcia 60/1
Henrik Stenson 60/1
Louis Oosthuizen 60/1
Webb Simpson 60/1
Marc Leishman 80/1
Gary Woodland 80/1