- The U.S. Open is June 15-18.
- Los Angeles Country Club hasn’t hosted a major before.
- Prop bets are a good alternative to outright winner bets.
Prop bets are a nice alternative to outright winners in golf betting each week. For example, instead of selecting a player to win, picking him to finish in the top 10 might have better value.
Given Scottie Scheffler has +650 odds to win this week and is a huge favorite, it may make sense to stay away from him.
Los Angeles Country Club is hosting the event for the first time, so there isn’t much data to go on. With that being said, reports from the course indicate it may not play like a typical U.S. Open and be more like Augusta National, where it’s about finding the best way to attack tricky pins.
Below are my best prop bets for the U.S. Open.
U.S. Open 2023: Best Prop Bets
Cameron Smith Top-10 Finish +240
If the reports are true that this won’t play like a typical U.S. Open, that will be great news for Smith, who hasn’t had a great amount of success at the event in recent years. He has had a ton of success at the courses that have been compared to LACC – the Plantation Course and Augusta National.
Smith also hasn’t finished outside the top 10 in any event since the Masters.
Matt Fitzpatrick Top-20 Finish +125
After dealing with a neck injury this spring, the defending U.S. Open champion seems fully healthy. Although he missed the cut at the PGA Championship, he’s finished inside the top 20 in both of his events since.
Getting him at plus money to finish inside the top 20 is terrific value. He’s finished inside the top 12 in three of his last five U.S. Opens.
Hayden Buckley Top-40 Finish +188
Not many people know Buckley, but he’s having the best year of his career and is currently ranked No. 76 in the world.
He enjoys the most success at difficult courses, including a T-26 at the PGA Championship and a T-14 at the U.S. Open last year. He seems like a good bet to make the cut, and then he just needs to beat 20 more players to cash this bet.
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