U.S. Open Odds & Updated Betting Lines: Golf's Toughest Test Heads to Pinehurst

The U.S. Open is heading to Pinehurst for the 2024 edition and it's a similar flock of golf superstars crowding the top of the opening odds board including red-hot World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler. Read more in our full 2024 U.S. Open odds below.

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May 27, 2024 • 14:59 ET • 4 min read
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The third of 2024's four major championships — the U.S. Open — is heading to Pinehurst Resort from June 13-16.

Wyndham Clark outdueled Rory McIlroy in the final round at LACC in 2023 for a shocking breakthrough win but U.S. Open odds for 2024 are already seeing Scottie Scheffler pull away from the pack. 

2024 U.S. Open odds

Golfer bet365 DraftKings
Scotie Scheffler +400 +350
Rory McIlroy +1,100 +1,100
Xander Schauffele +1,200 +1,200
Viktor Hovland +1,600 +1,600
Jon Rahm +1,600 +1,400
Bryson DeChambeau +1,800 +2,000
Collin Morikawa +1,800 +2,000
Ludvig Aberg +1,800 +1,600
Brooks Koepka +2,000 +1,600
Patrick Cantlay +3,000 +2,500
Max Homa +3,000 +3,000

Odds as of 5/27.

2024 U.S. Open favorites

Scottie Scheffler (+350 to +400)

The World No. 1's odds at the majors are seeing new lows considering he's been 4/1 or shorter to win each major this season and that includes a +350 price at Pinehurst in June.

His recent run of four wins in five starts starts can't be overstated and the odds haven't taken long to reflect that level of success. 

Rory McIlroy (+1,100)

Rory's first of four major championship victories came at the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional as a 21-year-old. He lapped the field, winning by eight shots.

He's been in contention each of the last three years but hasn't been able to seal the deal. Will 2024 be the year that changes?

Xander Schauffele (+1,200 to +1,400)

Xander Schauffele was once known as the best player on the PGA Tour to have not won a major. Well, that changed at Valhalla last week, where he held off Viktor Hovland and Bryson DeChambeau to win the PGA Championship by one shot.

His odds at the rest of the majors are shortening as a result, with the new World No. 2 now inside the Top 3 at Pinehurst. 

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Pinehurst Resort & Country Club course notes

The U.S. Open is returning to Pinehurst's Course No. 2 for the fourth time in 2024 with the Donald Ross design playing as a Par 70 at 7,551 yards.

It was last held here in 2014 when Martin Kaymer used rounds of 65 on Thursday and Friday to cruise to an 8-shot victory. It also recently hosted the 2019 U.S. Amateur, won by Andy Ogletree.

U.S. Open upcoming venues

Year Course Location
2025 Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, PA
2026 Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Southampton, NY
2027 Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, CA
2028 Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck, NY
2029 Pinehurst Resort & Country Club Pinehurst, NC
2030 Merion Golf Club Ardmore, PA

U.S. Open field

Here are some of the main methods of qualification for the U.S. Open:

Exemption Categories: The United States Golf Association (USGA) designates several exemption categories, which grant automatic entry to certain players. These categories include:

  • Past U.S. Open champions (typically exempt for 10 years).
  • Winners of other major championships (e.g., The Masters, The Open Championship, PGA Championship) in the last five years.
  • Top finishers from the previous year's U.S. Open.
  • Players who have finished in the Top 60 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
  • Winners of specific tournaments and amateur championships.

Local and Sectional Qualifying: The USGA conducts a two-stage qualifying process for the U.S. Open. Local qualifying events are held at various golf courses throughout the United States. Golfers who advance from the local stage then compete in sectional qualifiers, which take place at a few selected locations. Successful performers at these qualifiers earns a spot in the U.S. Open field.

International Qualifying: International players who are not exempt can participate in international qualifying events organized by the USGA. These events are held in different countries and provide an opportunity for talented golfers from around the world to earn a place in the tournament.

U.S. Open recent winners and odds history

Let's take a look at some recent U.S. Open winners and their closing odds to win:

Year Golfer Closing odds
2023 Wyndham Clark +10,000
2022 Matt Fitzpatrick +3,000
2021 Jon Rahm +1,000
2020 Bryson DeChambeau +2,200
2019 Gary Woodland +8,000
2018 Brooks Koepka +2,000
2017 Brooks Koepka +3,000
2016 Dustin Johnson +1,500
2015 Jordan Spieth +800
2014 Martin Kaymer +4,000
2013 Justin Rose +2,500
2012 Webb Simpson +5,000
2011 Rory McIlroy +2,000
2010 Graeme McDowell +6,600

Odds courtesy of GolfOdds.

How to bet on golf

The U.S. Open is one of the most bet golf events of the year, so naturally, there are many who will be placing their first golf bets on the tournament. If that happens to be you, we've got you covered with our beginner's guide to how to bet on golf.

The most popular way to bet on golf is by simply picking the winner, which is referred to as an outright. There are plenty of other ways to wager, however, including top finishers, head-to-head matchups, and plenty of props.

How to read U.S. Open odds

Betting odds for the U.S. Open, like other sporting events, can be presented in various formats, including American odds, fractional odds, and decimal odds. However, American odds are commonly used in the United States for sports betting. Here's how to read U.S. Open betting odds in American format:

Positive odds: Positive odds indicate the potential profit on a $100 bet. They are typically associated with underdogs or less likely outcomes.

For example, if you see odds of +500 on a golfer winning the U.S. Open, it means a $100 bet on that golfer would potentially yield a $500 profit if they win. Your total return would be $600 ($100 stake plus $500 profit).

Negative odds: Negative odds indicate how much you need to bet to profit $100. They are usually associated with favorites or more likely outcomes.

For instance, if you see odds of -150 on a golfer to win the U.S. Open, it means you would need to bet $150 to potentially win $100 in profit. Your total return would be $250 ($150 stake plus $100 profit).

Whether positive or negative, the odds provide insight into the perceived likelihood of a golfer winning the tournament. Higher positive odds indicate that the golfer is less likely to win but could yield a higher return if successful. Lower negative odds suggest that the golfer is favored to win but may yield a smaller return due to the higher probability of success.

More major championship odds

Event Favorite Odds
The Open Championship odds Scottie Scheffler +450

Odds courtesy of bet365.

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