US Open Golf Betting Preview & Trends

Updated: 644 Golf

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

US Open Golf Betting Preview & Trends
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How can I bet on the US Open Golf today ?

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Who will win the US Open Tournament ?

OLBG's golf experts provide US Open picks with analysis on the Outright Winner market, plus views and selections on other US Open golf wagering opportunities like the First Round Leader so take a look at the US Open golf picks before placing your US Open wagers.

Is the US Open Tournament Live on TV ?

US golf fans can watch the US Open live on NBC and the Golf Channel.

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 ?

Wyndham Clark is the defending US Open champion having won his first major at the Los Angeles Country Club in 2023.

There are plenty of golf markets to place a wager on including Tournament Winner, First Round Leader, 72 Hole Match Betting, 72 Hole Group Betting, Top American, Hole-In-One and many more. If you are looking at combining multiple selections in the 72 Hole Match Betting or Group Betting markets then check out our Parlay Bet Tips Guide before placing your wagers. 

Also, it's worth checking out the best performing OLBG golf handicappers to see who they are predicting to win the US Open over on the Best Golf Handicappers 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

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.

Nationality

USA

  • 7/10 winners were from the U.S.A.

Europe 

  • 3/10 were from Europe.

World Ranking

  • The last ten US Open winners were ranked inside the world's top 32 prior to winning.
  • five of the ten were ranked inside the current top ten
  • The lowest ranked was Wyndham Clark at 32 in 2023.

Current Form

  • All ten winners had a top 8 finish within their last five tour events
  • Four of the last five winners finished in the top 8 at the previous major, the US PGA Championship.

2023 US PGA Championship Result

Here are the top 8 finishers and scores including ties at the 2023 PGA Championship which took place between the 18th and 21st May at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. The number in brackets after the player is their world ranking prior to the PGA Championship:

RankPlayerScore
1stBrooks Koepka (44)271 (-9)
T2Viktor Hovland (11)273 (-7)
T2Scottie Scheffler (2)273 (-7)
T4Cameron Davis (68)277 (-3)
T4Bryson DeChambeau (214)277 (-3)
T4Kurt Kitayama (21)277 (-3)
T7Rory McIlroy (3)278 (-2)
T7Sepp Straka (40)278 (-2)

Major Record

  • Only three of the last ten winners had previously won a major tournament (Koepka, Spieth & Kaymer)
  • Brooks Koepka is the only successful defending champion in the last ten years (2017 & 2018), the previous one was Curtis Strange (1988 & 89)
  • Retief Goosen is the only other player since 2000 to win multiple US Opens (2001 & 2004)

Take a look at the official US Open golf website for more historical results and records.

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:

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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:

RankPlayerAverage Score






























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 12th June 2023).

1. Scottie Scheffler (Age 26) - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T2 (2022)T2 PGA Champ (May 23)Players Champ (Mar 23)

2. Jon Rahm (Age 28) - Major Titles: 2

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2021)Won Masters (Apr 23)Masters (Apr 23)

3. Rory McIlroy (Age 33) - Major Titles: 4

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2011)T7 Memorial (Jun 23)Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 23)

4. Patrick Cantlay (Age 30) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T14 (2022 & 2023)3rd RBC Heritage (Apr 23)BMW Champ (Aug 22)

5. Viktor Hovland (Age 25) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T12 (2019)Won Memorial (Jun 23)Memorial (Jun 23)

6. Xander Schauffele (Age 29) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T3 (2019)2nd Wells Fargo (May 23)Scottish Open (Jul 22)

7. Max Homa (Age 32) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T47 (2022)T8 Wells Fargo (May 23)Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 23)

8. Matthew Fitzpatrick (Age 28) - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2022)Won RBC Heritage (Apr 23)RBC Heritage (Apr 23)

9. Cameron Smith (Age 29) - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
4th (2023)2nd LIV Tulsa (May 23)Australian PGA Champ (Nov 22)

10. Jordan Spieth (Age 29) - Major Titles: 3

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2015)2nd RBC Heritage (Apr 23)RBC Heritage (Apr 22)
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. Will Zalatoris (Age 26) - Major Titles: 0 (*Absent)

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T2 (2022)4th Genesis Inv (Feb 23)St Jude Champ (Aug 22)

12. Tony Finau (Age 33) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
5th (2018)Won Mexico Open (Apr 23)Mexico Open (Apr 23)

13. Brooks Koepka (Age 33) - Major Titles: 5

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2017 & 2018)Won PGA Champ (May 23)PGA Champ (May 23)

14. Tyrrell Hatton (Age 31) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T6 (2018)T3 Canadian Open (Jun 23)Abu Dhabi Champ (Jan 21)

15. Sam Burns (Age 26) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T27 (2022)T6 Charles Schwab (May 23)WGC Match Play (Mar 23)

16. Justin Thomas (Age 29) - Major Titles: 2

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T8 (2020)T14 Wells Fargo (May 23)PGA Champ (May 22)

17. Cameron Young (Age 25) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T32 (2023)T51 RBC Heritage (Apr 23)Evans Scholars Inv (May 21)

18. Collin Morikawa (Age 26) - Major Titles: 2

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T4 (2021)T26 PGA Champ (May 23)DP World Tour Champ (Nov 21)

19. Sungjae Im (Age 24) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
22nd (2020)Won Woori Champ (May 23)Woori Champ (May 23)

20. Kurt Kitayama (Age 30) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Missed Cut (20,22 & 23)T4 PGA Champ (May 23)Arnold Palmer Inv (Mar 23)
US PGA Championship Form

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

21. Tommy Fleetwood (Age 32) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
2nd (2018)2nd Canadian Open (Jun 23)Nedbank Challenge (Nov 22)

22. Tom Kim (Age 20) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T8 (2023)T23 Wells Fargo (May 23)Shriners Children's Open (Oct 22)

23. Jason Day (Age 35) - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
2nd (2011)Won AT&T Byron Nelson (May 23)AT&T Byron Nelson (May 23)

24. Keegan Bradley (Age 36) - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T4 (2014)T23 Masters (Apr 23)ZOZO Championship (Oct 22)

25. Justin Rose (Age 42) - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Won (2013)8th Canadian Open (Jun 23)Pebble Pro-Am (Feb 23)

26. Hideki Matsuyama (Age 31) - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T2 (2017)T15 Texas Open (Apr 23)Sony Open (Jan 22)

27. Shane Lowry (Age 35) - Major Titles: 1

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T2 (2016)T12 PGA Champ (May 23)BMW PGA Champ (Sep 22)

28. Sahith Theegala (Age 25) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T27 (2023)T5 RBC Heritage (Apr 23)QBE Shootout (Dec 22)

29. Corey Conners (Age 31) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
Missed Cut (2017, 20 to 23)T8 Wells Fargo (May 23)Texas Open (Apr 23)

30. Russell Henley (Age 34) - Major Titles: 0

US Open BestLast 5 EventsLast Win
T13 (2021)T4 Masters (Apr 23)Mayakoba Champ (Nov 22)

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.

Author Information

James Banting writes the words and maintains the data for this US Open Golf Betting Preview & Trends. As Tipster Competition assistant James works closely with our Golf Tipsters, settling bets and ensuring accuracy in all results which are also utilised in the updates for all the Golf Previews on OLBG

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James is a knowledgeable sports betting specialist with over 20 years of experience in the sports betting industry. Today James focuses on producing informative betting content on the major sporting events throughout the year in Horse Racing and Tennis, as well as contributing to our Cricket and Golf Content.

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