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Fresh off a FedEx Cup-clinching victory within the 2020 Tour Championship, Dustin Johnson was using his red-hot summer season proper into Winged Foot because the betting favourite to win the 2020 U.S. Open. However, after 18 holes, Johnson has fallen to 11th on the percentages board at 33-1 with Justin Thomas (4-1) taking excessive spot.

The first of six majors to be performed over the course of the 2020-21 season, the U.S. Open shocked many Thursday by enjoying far simpler than anticipated. That shouldn’t be the case over the ultimate three days, which implies the event and first main trophy of the 12 months remains to be (virtually) anybody’s to win.

Right behind Thomas, who shot the bottom U.S. Open spherical on the historical past of Winged Foot, is Rory McIlroy (7-1), who sits two pictures again of the chief entering Friday. McIlroy has been struggling via an prolonged main drought, although battling on a troublesome course could also be simply the correct medication for him as he seeks his second U.S. Open and fifth main championship.

He’s coming off a top-10 end within the FedEx Cup Playoffs after enjoying effectively in consecutive outings to finish his 2019-20 season on a excessive word. If Rory can begin this season like his final — with six consecutive top-5 finishes — he’ll be in nice form to once more be an element this weekend. McIlroy hasn’t gained a serious since 2015 however is painfully due for an additional breakthrough with top-10 U.S. Open finishes in two of his final 5 tries.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are nowhere close to the highest of the percentages board after going three over and 9 over, respectively, in the course of the first spherical. Mickelson even making the reduce could be a prayer, whereas Woods is attempting to do exactly that in Friday’s second spherical.

As we enter Round 2, let’s check out the up to date odds for the 2020 U.S. Open, through William Hill Sportsbook. You may try the total slate of Round 2 tee times at Winged Foot.

2020 U.S. Open odds

  • Justin Thomas 4-1
  • Rory McIlroy 7-1
  • Xander Schauffele 15/2
  • Jon Rahm 9-1
  • Patrick Reed 11-1
  • Matthew Wolff 14-1
  • Bryson DeChambeau 20-1
  • Louis Oosthuizen 25-1
  • Thomas Pieters 25-1
  • Tony Finau 28-1
  • Dustin Johnson 33-1
  • Rickie Fowler 40-1
  • Harris English 40-1
  • Lee Westwood 40-1
  • Brendon Todd 40-1
  • Patrick Cantlay 40-1
  • Joaquin Niemann 50-1
  • Webb Simpson 50-1

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