U.S. Open Returns To Winged Foot : Tournament Preview

Here we go the most democratic, exciting and patriotic golf tournament on the PGA schedule, the U.S. Open! This is the tournament that Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy nearly won back in the mid-90’s, we got young no-names playing with the games best, this is what it’s all about.

The tournament is being played at Winged Foot, the Winged Foot massacres are famous in the golfing community. This course has eaten golfers alive and players such as Justin Thomas are calling the current conditions, the toughest he has seen in his golfing career. The projected winner of this tournament will shoot +6 for the week. What a wild number, that’s what makes the U.S. Open the best, it has the quick and giant greens, the rough, the small fairways and it makes the golfer scramble and improvise his way around the golf course.

This course and my man Phil Mickelson are synonymous with each other. Mickelson famously choked away the U.S. Open in 2006, this tournament is the only major missing from Phil’s trophy case. He choked on the 18th hole, par would have won the tournament, bogey would have forced a playoff and Phil made double bogey on the par 4, 18th hole.

There are some heavy hitting featured groups on Thursday and Friday, here are the Thursday and Friday groupings for the 2020 U.S. Open:

Starting on hole #1 on Thursday and hole #10 on Friday
7:56 a.m. / 1:16 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Houston, Jordan Spieth, Dallas,Texas
8:07 a.m. / 1:27 p.m. – Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods
1:16 p.m. / 7:56 a.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau
1:27 p.m. / 8:07 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey, Jon Rahm
1:38 p.m. / 8:18 a.m. – Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff, Viktor Hovland

Starting on hole #10 on Thursday and hole #1 on Friday
7:56 a.m. / 1:16 p.m. – Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day
8:07 a.m. / 1:27 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Justin Rose,
8:18 a.m. / 1:38 p.m. – Ian Poulter, Patrick Cantlay, Steve Stricker
1:16 p.m. / 7:56 a.m. – Tommy Fleetwood, Kevin Kisner, Abraham Ancer
1:27 p.m. / 8:07 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley

Another huge highlight of the 2020 U.S. Open is that the coverage will return to NBC where it belongs. We now have the PGA and Masters on CBS and the U.S. Open and Open Championship on NBC. The coverage is better and it just has a more of an old-school, throwback golf feel to it. For the fans of golf, it is much appreciated.

2020 U.S. Open odds

  • Dustin Johnson 17/2
  • Jon Rahm 10-1
  • Justin Thomas 14-1
  • Xander Schauffele 14-1
  • Collin Morikawa 16-1
  • Rory McIlroy 18-1
  • Bryson DeChambeau 25-1
  • Webb Simpson 25-1
  • Daniel Berger 33-1
  • Patrick Cantlay 33-1
  • Hideki Matsuyama 33-1
  • Tony Finau 35-1
  • Tommy Fleetwood 35-1
  • Jason Day 35-1
  • Patrick Reed 35-1
  • Tiger Woods 40-1
  • Adam Scott 45-1
  • Tyrrell Hatton 45-1
  • Rickie Fowler 55-1
  • Justin Rose 55-1
  • Viktor Hovland 55-1
  • Paul Casey 55-1
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 55-1
  • Matthew Wolff 60-1
  • Harris English 66-1
  • Sung-Jae Im 70-1
  • Gary Woodland 70-1
  • Shane Lowry 80-1
  • Jordan Spieth 80-1
  • Abraham Ancer 80-1
  • Louis Oosthuizen 80-1
  • Phil Mickelson 80-1
  • Brendon Todd 80-1
  • Sergio Garcia 80-1

Alright, so I am going to lay out for you guys my top 10 here in a second. If you told me my best bet I would take Finau or Fleetwood at 35/1. I like those odds with those two players. I do think Dustin Johnson is going to win this tournament, he’s the favorite so that pick wouldn’t make much sense unless you got a decent amount of shells to sprinkle on him.

Okay here is the Top 10 and three long-shots to bet in the top 10 that might bring you some money:

Phil Mickelson
Shane Lowry
Jordan Spieth

Scor’s Top 10:
10. Sung Jae – Im
9. Rory McIlroy
8. Viktor Hovland
7. Tommy Fleetwood
6. Bryson Dechambeau
5. Phil Mickelson
4. Xander Schauffle
3. Webb Simpson
2. Tony Finau
1. Dustin Johnson