Action Report: Scottie Scheffler Dominating Betting Ahead of U.S. Open

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Scottie Scheffler pumps his fist after putting on the 16th green during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, June 9, 2024, in Dublin, Ohio.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jun 12, 2024, 12:04 PM

Scottie Scheffler is in the midst of a historic stretch. He has five wins in his last eight starts, and because of this, is a short favorite entering this week’s U.S. Open at +300.

But that number isn’t scaring bettors away at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

As of Wednesday, Scheffler is pulling in a massive 44.7% of the handle on 24.2% of the tickets, by far the most in the field.

Scheffler has also had success at recent U.S. Open’s, finishing inside the top seven in each of his last three appearances, including a solo third at Los Angeles Country Club last season, three strokes behind winner Wyndham Clark.

Pinehurst No. 2 will host this year’s event for the first time since 2014.

Besides Scheffler, the two other most popular players in golf betting are two players who have finished inside the top 10 at the previous two majors this year – Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa.

DeChambeau (+2000) is the next most-bet player, as he’s drawing the second-most tickets (8.5%) and second-most money (8.2%).

DeChambeau finished runner-up to Xander Schauffele at the PGA Championship and finished T-6 at the Masters after having the 36-hole lead. He won the 2020 U.S. Open. 

Meanwhile, Morikawa (+1400) is pulling in the third-most tickets (7.7%) and third-most money (6.3%). Like DeChambeau, he’s also had success in the two majors this year, finishing T-3 at the Masters and T-4 at the PGA Championship. 

Scheffler, DeChambeau and Tiger Woods (+25000) are BetMGM’s biggest liabilities.

Woods is drawing the ninth-most tickets (2.5%) and 1.5% of the handle.

Current Handle & Tickets

Handle

  1. Scottie Scheffler – 44.7%
  2. Bryson DeChambeau – 8.2%
  3. Collin Morikawa – 6.3%
  4. Brooks Koepka – 5.8%
  5. Rory McIlroy – 4.8%

Tickets

  1. Scottie Scheffler – 24.2%
  2. Bryson DeChambeau – 8.5%
  3. Collin Morikawa – 7.7%
  4. Xander Schauffele – 5.3%
  5. Rory McIlroy – 5%

Scheffler is also the most popular player to be the leader after the first round (+1000), drawing 17.5% of the tickets and 20.6% of the handle.

In terms of tickets, Scheffler is the most-bet player to finish in the top five (-150), Morikawa is the most-bet player to finish in the top 10 (+150) and Tommy Fleetwood is the most-bet player to finish in the top 20 (+138).

Defending champion Wyndham Clark (+6600) is drawing 1.3% of the tickets and 1.1% of the handle.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”