The Top 10 U.S. Open Betting Trends

The best in the world always make it out for the biggest tournaments of the season and that also draws a lot of sports betting attention from fans of the PGA Tour on an annual basis. The U.S. Open is the second major tournament of the year and as such it always draws a significant amount of attention. Here is a look at the top 10 U.S. Open betting trends.

Defending Their Titles

Six different players have successfully defended their titles at the U.S. Open, including Willie Anderson, who won three in a row. In 2017, Dustin Johnson will look to become the first golfer to successfully defend his U.S. Open title since Curtis Strange did it in 1989.

From The Masters To The U.S. Open

Five different players have won The Masters and then the U.S. Open in the same year. Tigers Woods was the last to accomplish that feat when he won both major tournaments back in 2002, while Ben Hogan accomplished that feat twice in 1951 and 1953.

Repeat Winners

Four players have won the U.S. Open on four different occasions, but nobody has rounded out that feat since Jack Nicklaus last did it in 1980. Willie Anderson, Robert T. Jones and Ben Hogan are the other names on that list of players that have accomplished that feat but there hasn’t been a repeat winner since Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open for the third time back in 2008.

The Thing About Phil

Phil Mickelson has won four major titles but he has never won the U.S. Open. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of his U.S. Open play is the fact that he has finished as the runner-up at this tournament on five different occasions including most recently in 2009.

Winning Margins

15 is the biggest margin of victory ever recorded at the U.S. Open with Tiger Woods accomplishing that feat back in 2000.

Youngest Winner

John McDermott is the youngest player ever to win the U.S. Open, something he accomplished when he was just 19-years-old. Rory McIlroy is the closest winner since in terms of age, as he won the U.S. Open in 2011 when he was just 22-years-old.

Rory’s Dominance

Speaking of McIlroy’s 2011 U.S. Open win that was the year when the Northern Irishman broke all of the scoring records at the tournament. McIlroy won with a score of 16 under par and also broke the records for lowest score after 36, 54 and 72 holes with one of the most dominant performances ever at a major tournament.

Playoff Payoff

29-percent of the U.S. Open tournaments have been decided by a playoff, which is a fairly high number considering the circumstances. The U.S. Open was most recently decided in a playoff when Tiger Woods beat Rocco Mediate in the first additional playoff hole back in 2008.

Age Is Worth Consideration

Hale Irwin is the oldest winner of the U.S. Open – he won the major tournament back in 1990 when he was 45 years and 15 days old. However, no player over the age of 40 has won the U.S. Open since Payne Stewart did it in 1999.

Setting The Tone

49 times the leader after 54 holes has gone on to win the U.S. Open, while the player with the lead at the halfway mark has gone on to win on 38 different occasions. It’s simply that much easier to play from up front and the majority of players that have managed to jump out to the lead after three rounds have gone on to win the U.S. Open.