Golf: A way too early guide to the 2020 U.S. Open

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Trevor Durham

August 27th, 2019

On the Marty McFly heels of Rory McIlroy’s FedEx Cup conquest, we shift focus to future-bet opportunities for the 2020 U.S. Open. Winged Foot Golf Club (Mamaroneck, New York) has played host to six previous major championships, and two U.S. Amateur events, but it has been 13 years since the PGA Tour’s elite has hovered down the course's historic, flush fairways.

Australian Geoff Ogilvy took home the $1.2 million U.S. Open winner's share in the 2006 Mamaroneck melee, when he outlasted the likes of Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk and Colin Montgomerie, as those three ran out of gas late. Crank the speedometer up to 88 mph, grab your 2020 edition of the Grays Sports Almanac and let’s see who will provide the plutonium power next year.

2020 U.S. Open odds

GolferU.S. Open Odds
Brooks Koepka
Dustin Johnson
Rory McIlroy
Tiger Woods
Justin Rose

Great Scott!

Another Australian, Adam Scott (+3300), has one major championship to tote around the halls of Hill Valley. The 39-year-old 2013 Masters champion has been a steady force ever since he turned pro in 2000. With 29 wins and five top 10s in major championships, Scott is a consistent competitor and well worth the DeLorean dollars.

I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet…

But your kids are gonna love it. Fresh off securing his PGA Tour card (let’s be real, that was a mere formality), young Viktor Hovland (+12500) will have plenty in the tank to make a lightning-infused surge at next year’s U.S. Open. The 2018 U.S. Amateur Victor (get it?) had a Pebble Beach encore, as he finished tied for 12th at the 2019 U.S. Open just months before his 22nd birthday. If you are looking for a 1.21 gigawatts payday, the electric Hovland is the route to go.

Run for it Marty!

If I were to tell you that a 34-year-old, two-time major champion and golf’s former No. 1-ranked (2011) professional is winless in five years, you’d think I was a crazy, wild-eyed scientist on the verge of being committed. Sadly, Martin Kaymer (+10000) fits that profile. When will the Martin manure end? As Biff Tannen so eloquently asserted, it is time to make like a tree and… get out of here.

Back to the Future…

As soon as we saw Rory McIlroy (+900) harness his inner thunder at East Lake last week, which led to a Tour/FedEx Cup championship, I knew he was back. From uncertain towering hook swings that had plagued him most recently to fairway-finding butter cuts, Rory has climbed his way back to the four-time major champion form we all knew was lurking. Look for McIlroy to blast his way into 2020, and charge to a second U.S. Open victory.

The 2020 U.S. Open will be here before you know it. Jump on those juicy future odds at BetAmerica before they shift!