Jon Rahm Is The Betting Favorite Heading Into The 2021 US Open

Posted on June 14, 2021

Bryson DeChambeau will be looking to defend his US Open title this week.

The tournament is back to its normal schedule in 2021 after a taking place in September last year.

The first round of the US Open will kick things off on June 17. The entire event will run until June 20.

US Open Odds

The last time the Open was at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods won the tournament while playing on a broken leg.

Unfortunately, Woods will not be playing in this year’s edition of the tournament. He’s still recovering from injuries he received in a car crash back in February.

Despite that, the rest of the sport’s big names will be in on the action this week.

Golf fans can bet on the tournament using Indiana’s online sportsbooks.

Right now, Jon Rahm is the favorite to come out on top.


Mickelson goes for Grand Slam

Golf might be going without its biggest name this time around, but there are still plenty of storylines to keep an eye on.

Phil Mickelson’s quest for a Grand Slam is the biggest one on the horizon.

Mickelson has been a runner-up at the US Open a record six times throughout his career. It’s the only major tournament he has never won.

The list of golfers to win all four of the sport’s majors is a short one.

Only five players have ever completed the Grand Slam, and now Mickelson is hoping to join that list.

He has been on the hunt for his final major win since 2013. He won the Open Championship that year, leaving the US Open as the only target left on the board.

However, this isn’t just a regular year in Mickelson’s journey.

His PGA Championship win last month just made him the oldest golfer to ever win a major.

Now he’s hoping to carry that momentum to Torrey Pines.

William Hill Indiana had Mickelson at +5,000 to win the 2020 US Open. The sportsbook currently has the exact same odds for him this time around, so the company does not believe that his hot streak will continue.

Betting on golf is popular in Indiana, so there could be some value in Mickelson wagers if you’re optimistic about his chances.

Pointsbet and DraftKings: Brooks vs. Bryson US Open odds

Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau are two of the world’s best golfers, but they don’t exactly see eye-to-eye.

The duo have a long-standing rivalry that’s been heating up over the past few months.

Even fans are starting to pick sides, with some of the rowdier ones being removed from events for heckling DeChambeau.

PointsBet Indiana is playing up the drama with its latest US Open promotion.

The sportsbook’s “Team Brooks vs. Team Bryson” promo is encouraging fans to “settle the beef” between the two.

The deal is boosting their head-to-head betting odds to a dead even +100.

If you think Brooks will end up with a better finishing position, then you can take his side at PointsBet. Bryson fans will be going the opposite route.

There’s a $50 max bet for the promotion, but that’s still a great way to add some value if you were already planning to bet on either golfer.

DraftKings has a promo on the board that’s almost identical to PointsBet’s offering.

It’s also a Brooks vs. Bryson bet, although its odds are sitting at +110 with a max bet of $25.

You can bet more with PointsBet’s deal, but the DraftKings promo has slightly better odds.

Of course, nothing is stopping you from using both promotions if you’re looking to go all-in on Brooks vs. Bryson.

BetMGM Golf Boost

BetMGM is offering its own golf promotion to get in on the fun.

The sportsbook is handing out odds boost tokens to use on any US open bet.

That token will let gamblers boost their golf winnings by 15%.

You’ll have to sign up for BetMGM first to take advantage of the deal.

Once you have an account, just head over to the “Promotions” section of BetMGM’s website or app.

Opt-in to the promo from there, and then place your wager.

The token will boost your winnings by up to $100, so that’s a great way to add some extra value to your US Open wager.

Versatility is the strength of this promo, since you can use it on any US Open bet that you want.

Other sportsbooks will likely release new promotions closer to the tournament, so check in with your go-to sportsbook for the full list of options.

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Jake Garza is a US Gambling Industry Analyst for Catena Media. He specializes in Midwest sports betting and casino content. Prior to covering the legal gambling industry, he spent time as a professional sports writer, reporting on teams such as the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Garza is currently working as a Managing Editor for PlayIndiana and PlayOhio, with previous stops at other well-known brands such as PlayIllinois and PlayMichigan. He has been covering the gambling industry since 2019, and currently works with a team of other journalists to provide comprehensive coverage of the legal U.S. gambling industry.

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