The 121st U.S. Open will take place Thursday-Sunday from Torrey Pines Golf Course in California.
Will Brooks Koepka win another major this week? Can Jon Rahm win his first major?
Our golf handicapper Brady Kannon is here to recap every round and give his best bets for the next day.
My senses have been stripped. My hands can't feel to grip. My toes too numb to step. Wait only for my boot heels to be wanderin'. I'm ready to go anywhere. I'm ready for a fade, into my own parade -- Bob Dylan
The final round of the 121st United States Open Championship is upon us. Louis Oosthuizen, Russell Henley, and MacKenzie Hughes are all tied atop the leaderboard at 5-under par. It will no doubt be nerve-wracking for each of them but Ooshthuizen has the most experience in this position by far -- and he is your new betting favorite at 3-1. Henley is the fourth betting choice at 6-1 and Hughes even deeper, as high as 9-1.
Sitting at around 5-1 are former U.S. Open winners Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau, both two shots back at 3-under par for the Championship. DeChambeau looks poised for a possible regression, scoring lower each day through his first three rounds, but only hitting 36% of the fairways off the tee on Saturday and gaining nearly two strokes putting. Plus, history is not on his side to defend a title.
Conversely, Jon Rahm, has shot progressively worse rounds each day. Rahm was the favorite both pre-tournament and headed into subsequent round, is now back to his original number of 10-1 to win heading into Sunday. Rahm played a very solid 1-over par round and despite only hitting 43% of fairways off the tee, he gained strokes off the tee, on approach and in the short game (but lost nearly two strokes putting). If the putter gets hot for Rahm on Sunday, he should be in the mix. Rory seems to make a charge on Sundays when he's not in contention, but hasn't been able to close the deal in the final round when he is.