U.S. Open: Power Ranking Top 10 Golfers In Shinnecock Hills - 6/14/18
The 2018 U.S. Open
U.S. Open: Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Shinnecock Hills Golf Club) See the Latest Odds
We’re heading into the second golf major of the season in the U.S. Open. Bright lights of New York, the largest payout of the year and some of the top names in the sport red hot. After putting five golfers on our betting card, let’s look at the top-10 golfers heading into this event.
Here are your power rankings for the 2018 U.S. Open.
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1. Dustin Johnson - Dustin Johnson was just showing off in the St. Jude Classic and now has top-20 finishes in each of his last four events. Johnson has also finished fourth or better in three of his last four U.S. Open appearances, including a win in 2016.
2. Rory McIlroy - Rory McIlroy is in great form after top-10 finishes in the Memorial and BMW PGA Championship. While McIlroy has missed the cut each of his last two appearances in the U.S. Open, he’s a four-time major winner with countless top-10 finishes. You can trust McIlroy more than anybody on the big stage.
3. Justin Rose - Justin Rose has five straight top-25 finishes, which includes a win at the Fort Worth Invitational. A winner of the 2013 U.S. Open, Rose has top-25 finishes in seven of his last 11 major appearances.
4. Jason Day - Jason Day has become one of the more consistent major players the last few years, finishing 27th or better in 11 of his last 12 appearances. Day has also finished in the top-10 of the U.S. Open in four of his last five trips.
5. Rickie Fowler - Rickie Fowler has top-25 finishes in three of his last four events and is still hungry for that first major under his belt. Fowler has top-10 finishes in three of his last five U.S. Open appearances and has finished fifth or better in three of his last four major appearances. He’s knocking on the door.
6. Justin Thomas - Justin Thomas has improved his finish in each of his last three events, which includes an eighth place spot at the Memorial. Thomas also has top-25 finishes in four of his last five major appearances, which includes a ninth place finish in last years U.S. Open.
7. Brooks Koepka - The defending champ at the U.S. Open, Brooks Koepka has finished no worse than 21st in each of his last 10 major appearances. Add in his current form, and Koepka has a chance to be the first back-to-back winner at the U.S. Open since Curtis Strange 20 years ago.
8. Hideki Matsuyama - Hideki Matsuyama is playing some of his best golf the last couple of weeks and has quietly become a big tournament player, finishing in the top-20 in each of his last six major appearances. Matsuyama was a runner-up in last years U.S. Open and could soon become the first Japanese player to win this event.
9. Phil Mickelson - Phil Mickelson has put together top-15 finishes in three of his last four events and is gaining confidence at the right time. Few players are also as experienced as Mickelson when it comes to the big stage, and he’s produced countless top-10 finishes in majors.
10. Tiger Woods - Tiger Woods is playing his best golf in years, enough to make me put something on him with +1600 odds. Woods hasn’t exactly had that breakthrough performance on the big stage just yet, but he’s quietly building momentum and returns to an event he’s won three times.