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The entire golf world has recently been consumed by rival golf leagues and Saudi billionaires, but there’s still a major championship to be played this weekend. On Thursday, the LIV Golf ambassadors and the loyal PGA Tour pros will tee it up side by side for the 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass.

We know you’ll want to have some action on the toughest test in golf, so let’s check out the betting favorite for the U.S. Open and what the top of the odds board looks like.

Rory McIlroy is the U.S. Open betting favorite, but Justin Thomas is right behind

Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy walk down the fairway.
Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy walk down the fairway during the final round of the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind | Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Oddsmakers love a hot golfer, and there’s no hotter golfer on earth than Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman is coming off a spectacular performance in a win at the RBC Canadian Open — his second victory of the season — and he’s been on top of his game for two full months now. In his last five starts, McIlroy has finished second, fifth, eighth, 18th, and first. He’s also finished eighth or better in both majors this year.

Unsurprisingly, McIlroy tops the odds board ahead of the U.S. Open at 11-1. Justin Thomas, who dueled McIlroy all the way to the 72nd hole last weekend, is right below him at 12-1. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler (13-1) and World No. 2 Jon Rahm (13-1) are the only other players below 20-1 on the odds board.

Even though all three of these players behind McIlroy have won a major more recently, it’s the 2011 U.S. Open champ who’s been pegged as the betting favorite at The Country Club.

Full 2022 U.S. Open odds

In a stacked field at the year’s second major championship, 35 players come in with odds under 100-1. It’s interesting to see recent PGA Tour deserters Dustin Johnson (44-1), Bryson DeChambeau (130-1), and Phil Mickelson (220-1) in the field, but they aren’t getting much respect from the oddsmakers.

Tiger Woods, though, won’t be in the field for the 2022 U.S. Open, so the complete list of odds is more balanced than it was in the previous two majors. Check out that list below:

GolferOdds to win
Rory McIlroy+1100
Justin Thomas+1200
Scottie Scheffler+1300
Jon Rahm+1300
Cameron Smith+2100
Xander Schauffele+2100
Jordan Spieth+2400
Patrick Cantlay+2400
Matthew Fitzpatrick+2500
Will Zalatoris+2800
Sam Burns+2900
Collin Morikawa+2900
Shane Lowry+3000
Viktor Hovland+3100
Tony Finau+3400
Max Homa+3600
Joaquin Niemann+3700
Billy Horschel+3700
Sung-Jae Im+4100
Hideki Matsuyama+4100
Dustin Johnson+4400
Brooks Koepka+4400
Cameron Young+4400
Corey Conners+4800
Daniel Berger+5000
Mito Pereira+5500
Tommy Fleetwood+6500
Justin Rose+7000
Tyrrell Hatton+7500
Louis Oosthuizen+7500
Davis Riley+7500
Keegan Bradley+7500
Harold Varner+7500
Aaron Wise+7500
Patrick Reed+9000
Bryson DeChambeau+13000
Phil Mickelson+22000

All betting odds courtesy of FanDuel as of 6/13.

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