US Open Golf Betting Tips Guide

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The US Open is the 3rd major golf tournament in the golfing calendar and takes place annually at different venues. In this guide we will take a look at previous US Open winner trends and statistics.

US Open Golf Betting Tips Guide
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Who will win the US Open Tournament ?

OLBG's golf tipsters provide US Open tips with analysis on the Outright Winner market, plus thoughts and selections on other US Open golf markets like Top European, Top American, Top GB&IRE player and the First Round Leader so take a look at the US Open golf tips before placing your US Open bets.

Is the US Open Tournament Live on TV ?

The US Open will be shown live on the dedicated Sky Sports Golf Channel in the U.K.

2024 US Open Golf Betting Preview

When is the 2024 US Open Golf Tournament ?

The 2024 US Open Golf tournament tees off on Thursday 13th June and concludes on Sunday 16th June.

Where is the 2024 US Open Golf Tournament ?

The 2024 US Open Golf tournament takes place at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Who are the favourites to win the 2024 US Open Golf Tournament ?

Scottie Scheffler (Masters) and Xander Schauffele (PGA Championship) have won the first two majors in 2024. Wyndham Clark is the defending US Open champion having won his first major at the Los Angeles Country Club in 2023.

Before finalising your US Open golf picks, don't forget to take a look at who the best performing OLBG golf tipsters are predicting to win over on the Best Golf Tipsters page.

2024 US Open Golf Venue

The US Open tournament tends to be staged on golf courses renowned for posing even the best golfers the sternest of tests so let's take a look at where the 124th US Open will take place in 2024.

Where is the 2024 US Open Golf Tournament ?

Along with the USPGA Championship and The Open Championship, the US Open is held annually at different venues and the 2024 event returns to the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina for the fourth time. The USA's Payne Stewart won the first US Open to be held at Pinehurst in 1999, New Zealander Michael Campbell won on the second occasion here in 2005 and the most recent winner was Germany's Martin Kaymer in 2014.

Pinehurst Resort

The Number 2 course at Pinehurst is a links style course with sand and native scrubland bordering the fairways, the greens are notably tricky with a short approach shot likely to make life difficult to secure a par. A hot putter will also be required!

The general yardage and par score figures can be found below, yardage etc is to be confirmed for the 2024 US Open.

Front 9, 3737 yards - Par 35

  • Hole 1: 402 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 2: 507 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 3: 387 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 4: 529 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 5: 576 yards, Par 5 
  • Hole 6: 219 yards, Par 3
  • Hole 7: 424 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 8: 502 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 9, 191 yards, Par 3

Back 9, 3825 yards - Par 35

  • Hole 10: 617 yards, Par 5
  • Hole 11: 483 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 12: 484 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 13: 382 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 14: 473 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 15: 202 yards, Par 3
  • Hole 16: 528 yards, Par 4
  • Hole 17: 205 yards, Par 3
  • Hole 18: 451 yards, Par 4

Head over to the official US Open website for a visual tour of the Pinehurst layout.

US Open Golf Last Ten Winners

Who won the 2023 US Open Golf Tournament ?

The USA's Wyndham Clark won the 2023 US Open tournament at the Los Angeles Country Club and became the fifth consecutive US Open winner to register their maiden major victory.

Previous US Open Winners

Unlike the Masters held annually at Augusta in April, the US Open travels across North America stopping at different hosting venues annually. Despite the various venues it is still worth noting the recent US Open winners as US Open courses in general tend to pose a similar test and the profiles from a rankings perspective and recent form in general of the past winners it worth consideration before placing your US Open bets.

Here is a table showing the last ten US Open winners, their nationality, world ranking at the time of winning and the venue:

YearChampionVenue
2023Wyndham Clark (USA) (32)Los Angeles CC, California
2022Matt Fitzpatrick (ENG) (18)Brookline CC, Massachusetts
2021Jon Rahm (SPA) (3)Torrey Pines, California
2020Bryson DeChambeau (USA) (9)Winged Foot, New York
2019Gary Woodland (USA) (24)Pebble Beach, California
2018Brooks Koepka (USA) (9)Shinnecock Hills, New York
2017Brooks Koepka (USA) (22)Erin Hills, Wisconsin
2016Dustin Johnson (USA) (6)Oakmont CC, Pennsylvania
2015Jordan Spieth (USA) (2)Chambers Bay, Washington
2014Martin Kaymer (GER) (28)Pinehurst, North Carolina

For more information on the individual winners and results over recent years head over to our "What type of player wins the US Open" article.

US Open - Key Scoring Statistics

Greens In Regulation

We touched on this area in our US Masters Betting Guide and although we are talking about different courses for the US Open as opposed to solely Augusta for the Masters, what is evident when looking at some of the past US Open winners (between 2015 & 2019) scoring stats is they were all ranked in the top 5 for 'Greens in Regulation' (GIR) when winning their US Open.

Other key scoring areas like putting, birdies, eagles, driving distance etc saw some winners rank well however the persistent statistic for winners ranking highly was 'Greens In Regulation'.

Here is a table showing the US Open winners between 2015 and 2019 plus their GIR ranking:

YearWinnerGIR Ranking
2019Gary Woodland2nd
2018Brooks Koepka4th
2017Brooks Koepka1st
2016Dustin Johnson1st
2015Jordan SpiethT5
  • 2018 saw the 1st (Brooks Koepka), 2nd (Tommy Fleetwood) & 3rd (Dustin Johnson) finish in the top 4 for Greens In Regulation.
  • In 2019 the 1st (Gary Woodland) and 2nd (Brooks Koepka) finished 2nd and 1st for GIR.
  • 2021 winner Jon Rahm was ranked 5th in the G.I.R PGA Tour stats prior to the US Open.

2024 PGA Tour Statistics - Greens In Regulation

Here is a table showing the PGA Tour's highest ten performers for Greens in Regulation this season (correct at 22nd May 2024):

RankPlayerGIR %
1Scottie Scheffler74.50%
2Corey Conners72.33%
3Kevin Yu71.89%
4Daniel Berger71.43%
5Patton Kizzire71.37%
6Alex Noren71.32%
7Keith Mitchell71.27%
8Aaron Rai71.16%
9Victor Perez71.14%
10Lanto Griffin70.66%

For more in depth PGA Tour key scoring stats head over to the official PGA Tour website

2024 PGA Tour Statistics - First Round Scoring Average

For those of you who like a flutter on the First Round Leader market, here are the highest ten performing players for First Round Scoring Average on the PGA Tour this season (correct at 22nd May 2024):

RankPlayerAverage Score
1Scottie Scheffler67.45
2Alex Noren68.00
3Xander Schauffele68.08
4Collin Morikawa68.09
5Patrick Cantlay68.18
6Henrik Norlander68.50
7Alejandro Tosti68.62
8Maverick McNealy68.75
9Tom Whitney68.91
10Rico Hoey68.92

Official World Golf Rankings

The last ten US Open winners were all ranked inside the world's top 32 on the official world golf rankings so if this trend continues, the US Open winner (we hope!) will be amongst these players listed below. In addition to their previous US Open best, their best finish in their last five tournaments is shown along with their last tournament win (correct at 11th June 2024).

1. Scottie Scheffler - Major Titles: 2

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T2 (2022)Won The Memorial (Jun 24)The Memorial (Jun 24)

2. Xander Schauffele - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T3 (2019)Won PGA Champ (May 24)PGA Champ (May 24)

3. Rory McIlroy - Major Titles: 4

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2011)Won Wells Fargo (May 24)Wells Fargo Champ (May 24)

4. Wyndham Clark - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2023)T3 RBC Heritage (Apr 24)Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Feb 24)

5. Viktor Hovland - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T12 (2019)3rd PGA Champ (May 24)BMW Champ (Aug 23)

6. Ludvig Aberg - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Debut2nd Masters (Apr 24)RSM Classic (Nov 23)

7. Collin Morikawa - Major Titles: 2

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T4 (2021)2nd The Memorial (Jun 24)ZOZO Champ (Oct 23)

8. Jon Rahm - Major Titles: 2

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2021)3rd LIV Adelaide (Apr 24)Masters (Apr 23)

9. Patrick Cantlay - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T14 (2022 & 2023)T3 RBC Heritage (Apr 24)BMW Champ (Aug 22)

10. Max Homa - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T47 (2022)T8 Wells Fargo (May 24)Nedbank Challenge (Nov 23)
60% came from the Top 10 in the OWGR

6 of the last 10 US Open winners were ranked in the top ten in the world (OWGR).

11. Sahith Theegala - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T27 (2023)2nd RBC Heritage (Apr 24)Fortinet Champ (Sep 23)

12. Brian Harman - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T2 (2017)T12 RBC Heritage (Apr 24)Open Champ (Jul 23)

13. Tommy Fleetwood - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
2nd (2018)T13 Wells Fargo (May 24)Dubai Inv (Jan 24)

14. Hideki Matsuyama - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T2 (2017)T6 Players Champ (Mar 24)Genesis Inv (Feb 24)

15. Keegan Bradley - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T4 (2014)T2 Charles Schwab (May 24)Travelers Champ (Jun 23)

16. Matthew Fitzpatrick - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2022)T5 The Memorial (Jun 24)Alfred Dunhill Champ (Oct 23)

17. Russell Henley - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T13 (2021)T10 Wells Fargo (May 24)Mayakoba Champ (Nov 22)

18. Sepp Straka - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T28 (2019)T5 The Memorial (Jun 24)John Deere (Jul 23)

19. Cameron Young - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T32 (2023)T34 Wells Fargo (May 24)Evans Scholars Inv (May 21)

20. Tyrrell Hatton - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T6 (2018)4th LIV Miami (Apr 24)Abu Dhabi Champ (Jan 21)
US PGA Championship Form

The last four US Open winners finished in the top eight at the US PGA Championship.

21. Jason Day - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
2nd (2011)T4 Wells Fargo (May 24)AT&T Byron Nelson (May 23)

22. Tom Kim - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T8 (2023)T4 Canadian Open (Jun 24)Shriners Children's Open (Oct 23)

23. Byeong Hun An - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T16 (2019)3rd Wells Fargo (May 24)LECOM Classic (Feb 22)

24. Matthieu Pavon - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T25 (2018)T30 ISPS Handa (Apr 24)Farmers Insurance (Jan 24)

25. Justin Thomas - Major Titles: 2

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T8 (2020)T5 RBC Heritage (Apr 24)PGA Champ (May 22)

26. Jordan Spieth - Major Titles: 3

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2015)T29 Wells Fargo (May 24)RBC Heritage (Apr 22)

27. Sam Burns - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T27 (2022)T10 Canadian Open (Jun 24)WGC Match Play (Mar 23)

28. Tony Finau - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
5th (2018)T8 The Memorial (Jun 24)Mexico Open (Apr 23)

29. Chris Kirk - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T28 (2014)T10 RBC Heritage (Apr 24)The Sentry (Jan 24)

30. Sungjae Im - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
22nd (2020)Won Woori Champ (Apr 24)Woori Champ (Apr 24)

31. Denny McCarthy - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T7 (2022)T6 Wells Fargo (May 24)WebCom Champ (Sep 18)

32. Nick Taylor - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T36 (2009)T27 The Memorial (Jun 24)Phoenix Open (Feb 24)

Best of luck with your 2024 US Open picks, enjoy the golf and don't forget to check out the 2024 US Open Betting Tips from OLBG's knowledgeable golf tipsters before finalising your US Open selections.

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