2022 U.S. Open
June 16, 2022 7:00 am EDT
The PGA Tour will travel to Massachusetts in June for the 2022 U.S. Open.
Before I discuss my early favorite to win the 2022 U.S. Open let’s take a look at the betting odds of past champions of this tournament to see if we can find any historical trends.
Here is a list of the last six winners of the U.S. Open including that player’s opening odds the week they won the event and the score that player posted to win:
2021 Jon Rahm +1000 (-6)
2020 Bryson DeChambeau +2500 (-6)
2019 Gary Woodland +8000 (-13)
2018 Brooks Koepka +2500 (+1)
2017 Brooks Koepka +4500 (-16)
2016 Dustin Johnson +1600 (-4)
*The 2022 U.S. Open will be played at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Now let’s shift our focus my *early pick to win the 2022 U.S. Open.
Here is a golfer to consider placing on your card to win the 2022 U.S. Open.
Viktor Hovland +2500
Viktor Hovland finished this year playing simply outstanding golf. Let me be more specific. Since the beginning of July, Viktor Hovland has played nine tournaments on the PGA Tour. In those nine events just mentioned, Hovland has accumulated an impressive six top 18 finishes, including wins at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba in November and the Hero World Challenge earlier this month.
Hovland has also played well at the U.S Open when given the opportunity. Viktor Hovland has played the U.S Open two times since 2019. In those two tournaments just mentioned, Hovland has accumulated two top 13 finishes, including a 12th place result at the 2019 U.S. Open.
As I have watched Viktor Hovland play competitive golf on the PGA Tour over the past few months, I have been impressed with his overall skill set. When Hovland first arrived on the PGA Tour, he was known as a great ball striker that was frankly awful around the greens and putting. Well, to Viktor’s credit, he has worked diligently on the deficiencies just noted. I think Hovland’s ability to improve his putting and around the green game will be the main catalyst as to why Hovland eventually wins a U.S. Open. I have a feeling that Viktor Hovland’s first U.S. Open win will be in 2022. In summary, I am backing Viktor Hovland to win the 2022 U.S. Open.