Five Overlooked Bets for the U.S. Open

As the U.S. Open approaches, there are numerous betting options available for golf enthusiasts. While the focus is often on the favorites and traditional bets, there are some overlooked options that may present exciting opportunities. Here are five types of bets that you may have missed:

  1. Winner Without: If you want to explore options beyond the top contenders, consider the "Winner Without" market. At BetMGM, you can select the winner without Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, or Brooks Koepka. This opens up opportunities for players who are yet to win a major, like England's Tyrrell Hatton, who boasts impressive stats in important areas for U.S. Open winners.

  2. Top Debutant: The U.S. Open welcomes qualifiers, amateurs, and pros in their first appearance. This market allows you to bet on the top-performing debutant. Keep an eye on players like Gordon Sargent or Cam Davis, who have shown promise in recent tournaments and could make a strong debut.

  3. Rory McIlroy RD 1 Specials: If you're a fan of Rory McIlroy but hesitant to bet on him for an outright victory, consider the various specials for his first round. While options like going bogey-free or shooting a low score may not be appealing, there is potential value in betting on McIlroy to birdie the opening hole, especially considering the straightforward nature of the hole at LACC.

  4. First Round Score Over/Under: The U.S. Open is known for its challenging conditions, and predicting the scoring can be intriguing. With LACC playing to a par 70, will par be a great score or slightly off the pace? Consider the over/under options for the first round. Keep an eye on Max Homa, who holds the course record, for a potential under par opening round.

  5. Make/Miss Cut: While the U.S. Open features a strong field, there are always surprises when it comes to players missing the cut. Look beyond the expected contenders and consider players like Collin Morikawa, who might face challenges due to recent back spasms. Despite being a proven major winner and a Los Angeles native, there may be value in betting on Morikawa to miss the cut.

These five bets offer alternative perspectives and potential value beyond the traditional markets. Explore these options to enhance your U.S. Open betting experience.