US Open 2022 Odds: Early Lines and Predictions for Top Sleepers in the Field

Joe TanseyJune 13, 2022

US Open 2022 Odds: Early Lines and Predictions for Top Sleepers in the Field

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    The conversation leading into the 2022 U.S. Open will be all about the top names in the sport.

    Rory McIlroy just won the RBC Canadian Open, while Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler were the season's first two major winners.

    The winner at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, could come from the top of the odds board at DraftKings Sportsbook, but there is always a possibility that a sleeper makes his way on to the final page of the leaderboard on the weekend.

    A year ago, Russell Henley and Mackenzie Hughes were tied with Louis Oosthuizen for the 54-hole lead before they fell out of the top 10 on Sunday. Harris English. Guido Migliozzi and Daniel Berger were among the unlikely top-10 finishers.

    The PGA Championship almost produced an unknown champion in Mito Pereira before he fell apart on the final hole at Southern Hills.

    The Masters and PGA final leaderboards had plenty of stars on them, but all it takes is one solid set of scores from an unknown player to break into a star-studded leaderboard.

Billy Horschel (+5500)

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    Billy Horschel is two weeks removed from his triumph at The Memorial.

    Horschel's victory featured a second-round 68 and a third-round 65 at the tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus.

    Horschel's win at The Memorial can be forgotten quickly. Rory McIlroy won in Canada over the weekend, and a lot of focus will be on the top names that left the PGA Tour for the LIV Golf competition.

    The 35-year-old American will not have as much of a focus on him as he would if The Memorial took place the weekend before the U.S. Open.

    Horschel does not have a great major track record, but his only top 10 did come at the U.S. Open back in 2013.

    He made the cut at five of his last six majors, but he did not make a top 20 finish in any of those tournaments.

    The lower finishers at recent majors make Horschel an outsider to the title discussion, but he could bank off the confidence gained in Ohio to play well at The Country Club.

Max Homa (+4500)

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    Max Homa quietly played his way into a tie for 13th at the PGA Championship.

    Homa is in the middle of the best major tournament form of his career. He made the cut in three straight majors and earned his highest placing at the PGA.

    Homa comes into the U.S. Open eighth in the FedEx Cup standings and off a tie for fifth at The Memorial two weeks ago.

    The American golfer finished inside the top 25 in each of his last five starts. He won the Wells Fargo Championship, tied for 23rd at the Charles Schwab Challenge and tied for 21st at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, in addition to his high placings at the PGA and Memorial.

    Homa's odds to win the U.S. Open are lower than the number he was listed at for the PGA, but he still carries value on the second tier of golfers on the odds board.

    At minimum, Homa should be considered as a nice piece for daily fantasy golf contests and for prop bets. He is +160 to finish in the top 20 and +400 to be in the top 10.

Tom Hoge (+15000)

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    Suggesting Tom Hoge as a sleeper pick at +15000 is not as wild as you think it is.

    Hoge is 12th in the FedEx Cup standings, and he earned his first top-10 finish at a major last month at Southern Hills.

    Hoge made the cut at both The Masters and PGA. He finished in a tie for 39th at Augusta and in a tie for ninth in Oklahoma.

    The 33-year-old missed the cut in his two PGA Tour starts after Southern Hills, but that should not deter you from taking a chance on him.

    Hoge missed the cut at a pair of tournaments before turning in a tie for 17th at the Byron Nelson and his high placing at the PGA Championship.

    Since his odds to win the U.S. Open are so high, you can take advantage of Hoge's major form on the prop market. He is +150 to finish inside the top 40.

    A bet at +15000 to win the U.S. Open may seem a bit outlandish, but if you sprinkle on his props, Hoge could make you some decent money this weekend.


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