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Rory McIlroy playing at the US Open.

After defending his title at the RBC Canadian Open, Vegas oddsmakers have made Rory McIlroy a +1000 favorite to win the US Open.

Bookmakers slashed the Irishman’s odds after winning his last tournament 19 under par. McIlroy tees off at 07:40 a.m. (ET) with Japan’s 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and Olympic gold medallist Xander Schauffele.

Last year’s winner Jon Rahm shares the second-favorite spot with Justin Thomas. The Spaniard will play rounds one and two with Open champion Collin Morikawa and 2021 US Amateur winner James Piot, who took part in last week’s controversial LIV Golf event.

View tee times, the latest US Open golf tournament betting odds, and find out about players to watch during this four-day event.

2022 US Open Tournament Info

  • When: June 16-19
  • Course: The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 7,264 yards (6,642 m)
  • Defending champion: Jon Rahm
  • Vegas oddsmakers have made Rory McIlory a +1000 opening favorite
  • Justin Thomas and Rahm are joint second favorites at +1200
  • Prize fund: US$12,500,000
  • Tour(s): PGA Tour; European Tour; Japan Golf Tour

Players to Watch

Many eyes will be on Mickelson when he tees off in Brookline on Thursday, as he is playing in his 30th US Open and has a chance of completing the Grand Slam (all four majors).

However, Vegas oddsmakers think he’s unlikely to join the four-major winning club of Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen, and Gary Player because he has failed to finish in the top 25 at the US Open since 2013.

After taking a four-month break after making “reckless” comments about the Saudi Regime (he later apologized), the veteran announced his return by participating in the LIV Centurion Club event. He finished the 54-hole LIV event on 10 over par.

McIlroy will hope he can win his first major in eight years.

McIlroy will hope he can win his first major in eight years. After holding off the challenge of Thomas to defend his title in Canada last Sunday and take third place in the world rankings, golf betting sites think he will end the wait.

Yet, Thomas also enters the tournament riding high, and Jordan Spieth is emulating the form that led him to win the US Open in 2015. Also, despite being a +2500 longshot, Zalatoris has the quality to go all the way.

Although the American is playing just his eighth major, his record speaks for itself: he has two runners-up and three other top-10s in the game’s biggest tournaments.

Scottie Scheffler had an incredible start to 2022, winning four titles, including the Masters, and despite missing the cut at the PGA Championship, he looked sharp at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Rahm has not been his best at the two previous majors this year. Still, his Mexico Open win at the start of May shows that you can’t rule out the world number two.

Another top contender is Collin Morikawa, as in his last eight majors contested, Morikawa has racked up five top-8s, with wins at the 2020 PGA and 2021 Open Championship. Although his form has been up and down this year, he’s a tempting futures bet at +2500.

US Open Pairings and Tee Times

Round 1: Thursday, June 16

  • 6:45 a.m. – Michael Thorbjornsen, Erik Barnes, Matt McCarty
  • 6:45 a.m.- Fran Quinn, Callum Tarren, Hayden Buckley
  • 6:56 a.m. – Matthew NeSmith, Patrick Rodgers, Travis Vick
  • 6:56 a.m.*- Kurt Kitayama, Denny McCarthy, Sam Bennett
  • 7:07 a.m. – Troy Merritt, William Mouw, Andrew Putnam
  • 7:07 a.m.* – Wyndham Clark, Brandon Matthews, Will Besseling
  • 7:18 a.m. – Collin Morikawa, James Piot, Jon Rahm
  • 7:18 a.m.* – David Lingmerth, Sepp Straka, Si Woo Kim
  • 7:29 a.m. – Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Max Homa
  • 7:29 a.m.* – Scott Stallings, Davis Riley, Victor Perez
  • 7:40 a.m. – Bill Horschel, Patrick Cantlay, Daniel Berger
  • 7:40 a.m.* – Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Xander Schauffele
  • 7:51 a.m. – Harold Varner III, Sebastian Munoz, Alex Noren
  • 7:51 a.m.* – Kevin Kisner, Russell Henley, Brian Harman
  • 8:02 a.m. – Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Young, Will Zalatoris
  • 8:02 a.m.* – Keegan Bradley, Marc Leishman, Aaron Wise
  • 8:13 a.m. – Adam Schenk, Stewart Hagestad, Grayson Murray
  • 8:13 a.m.* – Francesco Molinari, Laird Shepherd, Stewart Cink
  • 8:24 a.m. – Guido Migliozzi, Branden Grace, Mackenzie Hughes
  • 8:24 a.m.* -Marcel Schneider, Chan Kim, Joseph Bramlett
  • 8:35 a.m. – Beau Hossler, Kalle Samooja, Satoshi Kadoaira
  • 8:35 a.m.* – Lanto Griffin, Joel Dahmen, Jinichiro Kozuma
  • 8:46 a.m. – Richard Mansell, Tomoyasu Sugiyama, Roger Sloan
  • 8:46 a.m.* – Chris Gotterup, Fred Biondi, Harry Hall
  • 8:57 a.m. – Caleb Manuel, Keith Greene, Ben Silverman
  • 8:57 a.m.* – Chris Naegel, Andrew Beckler, Luke Gannon
  • 12:30 p.m. – Kevin Chappell, Chase Seiffert, Andrew Novak
  • 12:30 p.m.* – Jed Morgan, Taylor Montgomery, Sean Crocker
  • 12:41 p.m. – Thorbjorn Olesen, Brian Stuard, Nick Hardy
  • 12:41 p.m.* – Maxwell Moldovan, Yannik Paul, M.J. Daffue
  • 12:52 p.m. – Sam Horsfield, Cameron Tringale, Shaun Norris
  • 12:52 p.m.* – Talor Gooch, Adri Arnaus, Tom Hoge
  • 1:03 p.m. – Sungjae Im, Mito Pereira, Erik van Rooyen
  • 1:03 p.m.* – Kevin Na, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton
  • 1:14 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Tony Finau
  • 1:14 p.m.* – Sam Burns, Abraham Ancer, Thomas Pieters
  • 1:25 p.m. – Joohyung Kim, Seamus Power, Min Woo Lee
  • 1:25 p.m.* – Brooks Koepka, Cameron Smith, Scottie Scheffler
  • 1:36 p.m. – Matt Fitzpatrick, Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson
  • 1:36 p.m.* – Luke List, Austin Greaser, Corey Conners
  • 1:47 p.m. – Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Loouis Oosthuizen
  • 1:47 p.m.* – Gary Woodland, Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau
  • 1:58 p.m. – Danny Lee, Keita Nakajima, Nick Taaylor
  • 1:58 p.m.* – K.H. Lee, Tommy Fleetwood, Patrick Reed
  • 2:09 p.m. – Jim Furyk, Nick Dunlap, Adam Hadwin
  • 2:09 p.m.* – Jason Kokrak, Harris English, Lucas Herbert
  • 2:20 p.m. – Richard Bland, Rikuya Hoshino, Ryan Fox
  • 2:20 p.m.* – Sam Stevens, Ben Lorenz, Davis Shore
  • 2:31 p.m. – Jonas Blixt, Bo Hoag, Todd Sinnott
  • 2:31 p.m.* – Dajiro Izumida, Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Sebastian Soderberg
  • 2:42 p.m. – Isaiah Salinda, Sean Jacklin, Charles Reiter
  • 2:42 p.m.* – Ryan Gerard, Brady Calkins, Jesse Mueller

*Indicates teeing off on Hole 10

Round 2: Friday, June 17 Tee Times and Groups

  • 6:45 a.m. – Jed Morgan, Taylor Montgomery, Sean Crocker
  • 6:45 a.m.* – Kevin Chappell, Chase Seiffert, Andrew Novak
  • 6:56 a.m. – Maxwell Moldovan, Yannik Paul, M.J. Daffue
  • 6:56 a.m.* – Thorbjorn Olesen, Brian Stuard, Nick Hardy
  • 7:07 a.m. – Talor Gooch, Adri Arnaus, Tom Hoge
  • 7:07 a.m.* – Sam Horsfield, Cameron Tringale, Shaun Norris
  • 7:18 a.m. – Kevin Na, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton
  • 7:18 a.m.* – Sungjae Im, Mito Pereira, Erik van Rooyen
  • 7:29 a.m. – Sam Burns, Abraham Ancer, Thomas Pieters
  • 7:29 a.m.* – Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Tony Finau
  • 7:40 a.m. – Brooks Koepka, Cameron Smith, Scottie Scheffler
  • 7:40 a.m.* – Joohyung Kim, Seamus Power, Min Woo Lee
  • 7:51 a.m. – Luke List, Austin Greaser, Corey Conners
  • 7:51 a.m.* – Matt Fitzpatrick, Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson
  • 8:02 a.m. – Gary Woodland, Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau
  • 8:02 a.m.* – Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Louis Oosthuizen
  • 8:13 a.m. – K.H. Lee, Tommy Fleetwood, Patrick Reed
  • 8:13 a.m.* – Danny Lee, Keita Nakajima, Nick Taylor
  • 8:24 a.m. – Jason Kokrak, Harris English, Lucas Herbert
  • 8:24 a.m.* – Jim Furyk, Nick Dunlap, Adam Hadwin
  • 8:35 a.m. – Sam Stevens, Ben Lorenz, Davis Shore
  • 8:35 a.m.* – Richard Bland, Rikuya Hoshino, Ryan Foz
  • 8:46 a.m. – Daijiro Izumida, Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Sebastian Soderberg
  • 8:46 a.m.* – Jonas Blixt, Bo Hoag, Todd Sinnott
  • 8:57 a.m. – Ryan Gerard, Brady Calkins, Jesse Mueller
  • 8:57 a.m.* – Isaiah Salinda, Sean Jacklin, Charles Reiter
  • 12:30 p.m. – Fran Quinn, Callum Tarren, Hayden Buckley
  • 12:30 p.m.* – Michael Thorbjornsen, Erik Barnes, Matt McCarty
  • 12:41 p.m. – Kurt Kitayama, Denny McCarthy, Sam Bennett
  • 12:41 p.m.* – Matthew NeSmith, Patrick Rodgers, Travis Vick
  • 12:52 p.m. – Wyndham Clark, Brandon Matthews, Will Besseling
  • 12:52 p.m.* – Troy Merritt, William Mouw, Andrew Putnam
  • 1:03 p.m. – David Lingmerth, Sepp Straka, Si Woo Kim
  • 1:03 p.m.* – Collin Morikawa, James Piot, Jon Rahm
  • 1:14 p.m. – Scott Stallings, Davis Riley, Victor Perez
  • 1:14 p.m.* – Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Max Homa
  • 1:25 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Xander Schauffele
  • 1:25 p.m.* – Billy Horschel, Patrick Cantlay, Daniel Berger
  • 1:36 p.m. – Kevin Kisner, Russell Henley, Brian Harman
  • 1:36 p.m.* – Harold Varner III, Sebastian Munoz, Alex Noren
  • 1:47 p.m. – Keegan Bradley, March Leishman, Aaron Wise
  • 1:47 p.m.* – Joaquin Niemann, Cameron Young, Will Zalatoris
  • 1:58 p.m. – Francesco Molinari, Laird Shepherd, Stewart Cink
  • 1:58 p.m.* – Adam Schenk, Stewart Hagestad, Grayson Murray
  • 2:09 p.m. – Marcel Schneider, Chan Kim, Joseph Bramlett
  • 2:09 p.m.* – Guido Migliozzi, Branden Grace, Mackenzie Hughes
  • 2:20 p.m. – Lanto Griffin, Joel Dahmen, Jinichiro Kozuma
  • 2:20 p.m.* – Beau Hossler, Kalle Samooja, Satoshi Kodaira
  • 2:31 p.m. – Chris Gotterup, Fred Biondi, Harry Hall
  • 2:31 p.m.* – Richard Mansell, Tomoyasu Sugiyama, Roger Sloan
  • 2:42 p.m. – Chris Naegel, Andrew Beckler, Luke Gannon
  • 2:42 p.m.* – Caleb Manuel, Keith Greene, Ben Silverman
  • *Indicates teeing off on Hole 10

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