After Canadian Open Win, Rory McIlroy Becomes U.S. Open Betting Favorite


Rory Mcllroy 2022 US Open Background

  • Rory McIlroy is the +1200 U.S. Open betting favorite as of Sunday night.
  • McIlroy won the RBC Canadian Open after opening at +1000 odds to win the tournament.
  • World no. 1 Scottie Scheffler is second behind McIlroy at +1300 odds.

After an impressive performance at the RBC Canadian Open, Rory McIlroy closed as the betting favorite to win the 2022 U.S. Open on Sunday night.

McIlroy finished in the Top 10 at both the Masters and PGA Championship and entered the Canadian Open with three Top 10 finishes in his last four starts. With a win on Sunday, McIlroy moved to the top of the U.S. Open betting boards.

McIlroy the +1200 U.S. Open Favorite

McIlroy is the current +1200 betting favorite to win the U.S. Open with world no. 1 Scottie Scheffler chasing him at +1300 odds. 2022 PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas is next at +1400 odds while 2021 U.S. Open winner Jon Rahm is listed at +1500. No other golfer has odds shorter than +2000.

The 33-year-old from Northern Ireland is also the current +1200 odds-on favorite to win at Brookline via BetMGM. At that betting site, Scheffler, Thomas, and Rahm are all listed at +1400 with Cameron Smith priced at +2000. Patrick Cantlay, Will Zalatoris, and Xander Schauffele are pegged at +2200 odds.

The four-time major champion is pegged at an even shorter +1100 via Bet365 US, Caesars Sportsbook, and Unibet. Meanwhile, Scheffler is listed at +1200 at the said four online sportsbooks while Thomas is at +1300 via Bet 365 US, and +1400 via Caesars and Unibet. On the other hand, Rahm is +1400 at Unibet and +1600 via Bet365.

McIlroy’s 21st PGA Tour Win

By winning the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday, McIlroy is the first player in the PGA Tour to defend his title on a different course in the last three years. It was also McIlroy’s 3rd career win on the PGA Tour with a final round score of 62 or lower. No other golfer in the last 40 years has done that more than once. McIlroy, who opened at +1000 to win the Canadian Open, is only the sixth golfer in Tour history with 21+ PGA Tour wins including 4+ Majors before the age of 34.

He also became only the 5th player in the last 50 years to win 21 tournaments on the PGA Tour by 33-years old. With 21 wins, McIlroy has also captured more tournaments on the Tour than Greg Norman, who is now the CEO of LIV Golf. McIlroy made sure everyone knew about that by taking a subtle shot at Norman:

LIV Golf, which is funded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, created a stir in the golf world afer it poached some of the PGA Tour’s big names to its fold in recent weeks. McIlroy is one of the PGA Tour’s top stars who have decided to stay put, amidst the exodus. On Sunday, he let thema know why.

Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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