Better Bets At Brookline For 2022 U.S. Open Golf

FairwayJay chips in 2022 U.S. Open golf coverage with tips & information you can bet on

2022 US Open betting preview

The PGA Tour players and LIV Golf participants are ready to tee off Thursday for the 2022 U.S. Open. A tougher test appears ahead at The Country Club in Brookline outside Boston, which will play to 7,254 yards and par 70. 

US Open betting adviceThe fans in attendance will be heckling Bryson and giving him the boot as he makes more bogeys this week. What about Phil and Dustin, who who are playing in America's championship while supporting the Saudi-backed LIV Golf? Or less liked Sergio Garcia and Patrick Reed? It will be fun to watch, and wager, as the media mob and some fans lay it on lefty and DJ and more so Bryson at the 122nd U.S. Open. 

What do the leading online sportsbooks think? An early U.S. Open preview outlines some of the players and picks from Offshore Gaming Association. While I'm still in subtle shock that Mito Pereira double-bogeyed the 72nd hole at the PGA Championship to miss a major win and playoff, and Will Zalatoris lost in the playoff to Justin Thomas to also cost me a 4-figure outright payday, we'll chip-in more difficult-to-hit outright projected winners and add some tournament match-up bets as more prudent plays. 

You can check out some of my U.S. Open coverage at Forbes, where I add the most popular golfers being bet to win at the top online sportsbooks. I also chip-in player profiles and picks for FanDuel and other sites while searching for value and chippin'-in additional information you can bet on.  

The Country Club hole-by-hole 

It's a major challenge this week, but not really a fun one for the golfers. Especially the LIV Golf defectors, who deal with the added scrutiny, scorn and media mob while likely hearing more negative fan reaction than positive response. Combined with extra travel from last week's LIV Golf event in in London, and there are plenty of tournament match-ups to target against these players. For bettors, it's an interesting and engaging week to profile the players grinding in golf's toughest course conditions and setup while shooting for profit making picks. Live betting providing more opportunities as play continues through the weekend and more match-ups are posted with adjusted odds at the sportsbooks. 

Golf Betting tips US OpenI've been posting tournament match-ups and weekly picks from Las Vegas, including this week's U.S. Open. Posted picks now 14-6 on tournament match-ups heading into the 2022 U.S. Open. 

Here are some match-ups to target at leading online sportsbooks BetOnline and Bookmaker, which has the largest selection of golf match-ups. 

Let's follow these tournament match-ups at Bookmaker between PGA Tour players and LIV Golf defectors, and see if we can find a bonus winner like we nearly pulled off a long odds at the PGA Championship

- Brooks Koepka (+114) vs Dustin Johnson 
- Hideki Matsuyama (-120) vs Dustin Johnson (-101)
- Jordan Spieth (-130) vs Dustin Johnson
- Cameron Smith  (-130) vs Dustin Johnson
- Sungjae Im (-137) vs Dustin Johnson (+107)
- Will Zalatoris (-148) vs Dustin Johnson (+118)
- Webb Simpson (-132) vs Patrick Reed (+102)
- Keegan Bradley (-116) vs Louis Oosthuizen (-114)
- Mito Pereira (-122) vs Louis Oosthuizen (-108)
- Billy Horschel (-121) vs Louis Oosthuizen (-109)
- Billy Horschel (-120) vs Talor Gooch (-110)
- Mito Pereira (-123) vs Talor Gooch (-107)
- Brooks Koepka (-124) vs Patrick Reed (-106)
- Gary Woodland (+114) vs Sergio Garcia (-144)
- Alex Noren (-110) vs Sergio Garcia (-120)
- Cameron Tringale (-126) vs Kevin Na (-104) 
- Brian Harman (-152) vs Kevin Na (+121)
- Harris English (-111) vs Bryson DeChambeau (-121)
- Tyrrell Hatton (+106) vs Louis Oosthuizen (-136)
- Richard Mansell (-159) vs Richard Bland (+127)
- Joel Dahmen (-245) vs Phil Mickelson (+190)

Despite three top-10 finishes in the last three U.S. Opens and hurting us in a tournament match-up in last year's U.S. Open, I'm fading Louis Oosthuizen again in this year's American major.

How 'bout the betting line on huge favorite Dahmen over Mickelson? Note too that 2021 U.S. Amateur champion James Piot has signed on for the money in the LIV Golf series. Piot plays in the Thursday/Friday grouping with PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa and U.S. Open champion winner Jon Rahm. Piot has missed the cut in all five of his appearances on the PGA Tour this season, and if he continues to wear the LIV Golf gear and apparel during his PGA Tour rounds, get ready for more fan abuse. Good luck. 

Major Trends for U.S. Open Winners

• Every U.S. Open winner since 2008 had at least one Top 10 in his
previous five starts and 12 of the last 14 had at least one Top 5 in his
previous five starts.
• 13 of the last 14 U.S. Open winners made the cut in their previous major.
• Each of the last 6 U.S. Open winners had a Top 6 finish in a previous
• 12 of the last 14 U.S. Open winners had at least a Top 10 finish in a
previous major.
• 7 of the last 10 U.S. Open winners had a Top 15 finish in one of their two
previous starts on tour.
• 8 of the last 11 U.S. Open winners were ranked in the OWGR Top 15.
• The last 11 U.S. Open winners were ranked in the OWGR Top 30.

I've got a number of players of interest in outrights, top finishing position, props and match-ups. 

Targeting solid weeks from Xander Schauffele, Sungjae Im, Tony Finau and even Tommy Fleetwood to outperform his odds and challenge again as he's done in past U.S. Opens and rallying for 5th at the recent PGA Championship.

You can bet on it. 

FairwayJay is a proven sports handicapper including winning PGA Tour results. FairwayJay chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events. Read more great insights from FairwayJay and follow him on Twitter: @FairwayJay

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