Oddsmakers Have Rahm U.S. Open Favorite

Jon Rahm remains the consensus betting favorite to win the 2021 U.S. Open, even after his forced withdrawal from last week’s Memorial Tournament. But with Rahm’s status still uncertain ahead of Thursday’s first round at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California, oddsmakers’ boards for the U.S. Open could still shift significantly, according to TheLines, which tracks odds in the U.S. regulated sports betting market.

A consensus of that nation’s largest legal online sportsbooks — including DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM — place Rahm at +1200 to win the U.S. Open outright, meaning bettors would win $1,200 for every $100 wagered. At individual sportsbooks, Rahm, who has never won a major championship, is being offered with a range from +1000 at DraftKings to +1400 at BetMGM.

Past U.S. Open winners Dustin Johnson (+1250), Jordan Spieth (+1250), and Rory McIlroy (+1300) are the next in line as consensus favorites. While recently crowned PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson, who needs to win the U.S. Open to complete a career grand slam, is being offered at +5000. Mickelson is still a dark horse, but his odds are starkly different from the +12500 odds he was being offered at before teeing off at the PGA Championship.

Consensus odds for the 10 favorites ahead of this year’s U.S. Open, as of Thursday, June 10:

  • Jon Rahm (+1200)
  • Dustin Johnson (+1250)
  • Jordan Spieth (+1250)
  • Rory McIlroy (+1300)
  • Justin Thomas (+1400)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (+1400)
  • Brooks Koepka (+1400)
  • Xander Schauffele (+1800)
  • Colin Morikawa (+2700)
  • Patrick Cantlay (+2700)