Rory McIlroy Odds to Win U.S. Open 2022, PGA Picks & Predictions
We are finally coming up to the U.S. Open and there will be some stiff competition to find out who will take home the trophy at the end of the weekend. There are not that many golfers competing this weekend who have played at The Country Club in a prior match. This is because the last two major events that were held here were the 2013 U.S. Amateur and the Ryder Cup in 1999. Players like Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson played in that Ryder Cup while Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas and Will Zalatoris played in that U.S. Amateur. The winner of the last U.S. Open was Jon Rahm who is currently 2nd in the world has the 4th best odds to win this year’s major.
As for the top do coming into this match, according to Vegas, is Rory McIlroy. He’s going to try to do something that nobody has done since 2014 and that is to win a tour event one week and follow it up with a major the very next. It just so happens that 2014 is that last year that McIlroy has won a major. He is the odds-on favorite to win U.S. Open at +1000 and seems ready to break his streak of not winning a major.
Rory is currently sitting in the 4th spot in the FedExCup Standings with 1,737 in just 10 events. He’s tied for 7th in the PGA with six top-10 finishes. These include two wins and a 2nd place finish. McIlroy has an average of 68.842 in 38 rounds this season and he has racked up 2,638 total strokes. Rory hasn’t been that accurate off the tee this season as he is hitting 59.85% of possible fairways which ranks him 112th in the PGA. However, he has faired better hitting greens in regulation with 458 out of 684 holes.
OTHER GOLFERS TO LOOK OUT FOR
The next two golfers are coming in at +1200 and won the first two majors of the year in Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler. Thomas is currently 3 rd in the points standings with 1,758 points in 15 events. He’s earned one win this season and has finished in the top-10 in 9 events (1 st place). He finished 3rd in Canada and is looking to get his second major of the season. In 57 rounds, Thomas is averaging 69.192 stokes per round with a total of 3,689 strokes in all his events. In terms of driving distance, Thomas averages 313.4 off the tee and has hit for a total of 33,842 yards. He is only hitting 56.91% of the possible fairways this season which puts him in 147th in this area. However, he has been much better in approaching the greens hitting 673 out of 972 holes giving him a percentage of 69.24. This is good for 14 th place in on the tour.
Scottie Scheffler is the other golfer at +1200 for the U.S. Open. He is looking for his second major of the year and would be the first golfer since Brooks Koepka to do it since 2018. He would also be the first player since Jordan Spieth in 2015 to with the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same season.
Scheffler has played in 18 events this season and has racked up 3,189 points thus far. He has four wins on the tour with eight top-10 finishes. He is currently number 1 in the world and has a great shot at staying there. Scheffler has played 71 rounds so far and is averaging 69.432 strokes per round. His driving accuracy sits at 59.01 so far and he’s hit 491 fairways out of 832 chances. He is averaging 311.8 yards off the tee and has racked up a total of 37,413 yards in drives.