This historic course will be hosting a major for the first time since 1988; the 2013 U.S. Amateur and the 1999 Ryder Cup are the only two significant events that have been played there since.
This means that there is no course history for most of the players in the field. Matthew Fitzpatrick, Scottie Scheffler, Corey Conners, Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Young and Will Zalatoris are a few players who did play in that 2013 U.S. Amateur.
While the lack of data to go off of could make golf betting predictions tricky, it should make for an enticing week of action.
Below is a closer look at his chances.
Rory McIlroy U.S. Open Golf Odds
At +200 for a top-5 finish and +110 for a top-10 finish, it’s clear he’s expected to do well this week.
Rory McIlroy U.S. Open Golf Analysis
Rory McIlroy arrives at the U.S. Open after successfully defending his title at the RBC Canadian Open. The win brought his tally to 21 PGA Tour titles in his career and was his second of the season.
Of course, he has four majors to his name, and his fifth is long overdue, with his last major win coming at the 2014 PGA Championship.
The 33-year-old enters the U.S. Open hot after his terrific play at St. George’s last weekend. His wedge game was world-class, and he led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green as well as in driving distance.
His long ball has been dialed in this season as he ranks third in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, as well as driving distance, but his being first in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green could set him apart from the rest of the field.
McIlroy will need to keep up his precision and confidence off the tee if he’s to tackle The Country Club’s notoriously tight fairways flanked with gnarly rough and rocky outcrops.
He also has the chance to be the first player to win a major the week after a PGA Tour victory since 2014, when he won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational the week before winning the PGA Championship.
The U.S. Open has been a strong event for McIlroy. He won the 2011 U.S. Open by eight shots and posted top-10 finishes in the last three, including a T-7 at Torrey Pines in 2021.
Rory McIIroy U.S. Open Golf Prediction
Everything is going well for Rory McIlroy at the moment. He’s had a great season with six top-10 finishes, a win at the RBC Canadian Open as well as the CJ Cup, and a second place at the Masters.
This is a player primed to win this week who has a ton of confidence.
I, however, don’t see him repeating his 2014 back-to-back wins, with the second coming at a major. He will have to wait a bit longer for that elusive fifth major.
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