US Open 2022 tips, top predictions, field, best bets, odds: golf expert endorses Scottie Scheffler

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US Open 2022 tips, top predictions, field, best bets, odds: golf expert endorses Scottie Scheffler

The Brookline, Mass. country club was the scene of one of the biggest upsets in golf history, and many players will be looking to upset the US Open 2022. The country club also hosted the US Open in 1963 and 1988, but it was the 1913 event that made history. Back then, 20-year-old local amateur Francis Ouimet defeated England stars Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in an 18-hole playoff the next day. The moment was immortalized in a 2015 book and film, The Greatest Game Ever Played, and while excitement of this magnitude might seem unlikely, there are young upstarts like Sam Burns, Will Zalatoris and Davis Riley going nuts could be the US Open 2022. They will face a loaded US Open 2022 field led by world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, defending US Open champion Jon Rahm and four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy.

After a win at last week’s RBC Canadian Open, McIlroy is the 10-1 favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest US Open odds for 2022. Reigning PGA champion Justin Thomas is right behind at 11-1, followed by Scheffler (12:1) and Rahm (14:1). Burns (25-1) and Zalatoris (25-1) are among the top contenders in the 2022 US Open lineup, while Riley is a 60-1 long shot. The 2022 US Open date is Thursday, June 16 with Round 1. Before you hit 2022 US Open picks or PGA Tour predictions, you need to see what trusted golf insider Sal Johnson has to say.

The esteemed golf insider has been in golf for many years and knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour. Before the PGA Championship, Johnson predicted that Thomas could definitely win if he made his putts. Thomas had his best week of the season on the greens, gaining more than 1.5 strokes to finish second in the field. The result? He beat Will Zalatoris in a playoff and won his second PGA Championship.

In his previous predictions for SportsLine, he nailed the Masters for the third time in four years. Johnson endorsed Scheffler, saying he’s “on a run where he’s been hard to beat and I see where Augusta National is going.” The 25-year-old clinched his fourth win of the season.

Now Johnson, the first producer of “Inside the PGA Tour” and longtime ABC Sports golf producer who has worked with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, has released his extremely confident US Open picks for 2022. The selection of the founder of GOLFstats.com, the world’s leading golf statistics database, will definitely surprise you. You can only see them at SportsLine.

The 2022 US Open pundits top picks

A shocking choice by Johnson: he puts Viktor Hovland in the shade despite the Norwegian being in the top 10 players in the world. He is rated 22-1 at Caesars and has six worldwide wins by the age of 24. He has missed a cut this season and has finished outside the top 50 once. But the latter came at his last event, the Memorial, and he hasn’t finished in the top 10 since March. He also failed to crack the top 10 in his first 10 majors. Hovland is strong off the tee, approaching and putting but was terrible around the green (202nd in strokes won).

Meanwhile, Scheffler has the golf expert’s attention, having dominated all year but seemingly waning since his Masters win in April. He missed the cut at the PGA Championship but bounced back by nearly winning the Charles Schwab. He lost to Burns in a playoff and finished 18th in Toronto last week. The 25-year-old has four wins this season after claiming his first on tour in Phoenix in February. He’s finished 15th or worse in four of his last five, but he still has eight top-10 finishes, including two runners-up, alongside his four wins in 18 events.

Johnson has also watched Jordan Spieth’s season of ups and downs, but he knows if he gets his putter straight he can dominate again. The 28-year-old, a three-time Major champion, is odds at 22-1 at Caesars at the 2022 US Open and has four top-10 finishes this year. He won at the RBC Heritage in April and was second twice. He didn’t do nearly as well in the majors, missing the cut in the Masters and ranked 34th in the PGA. Spieth is 47th on the tour in scoring average (70,455), largely because of his putting (153rd in strokes won).

How to make 2022 US Open golf picks

Johnson is very high on a massive long shot coming into the US Open at more than 50-1. Johnson calls this golfer “one of the most underrated players on the PGA Tour.” His iron play is among the best on tour and the pundit knows if this player can get around the greens he could pack a punch. You can find out who it is and get the rest of Johnson’s US Open picks over at SportsLine.

Who will win the US Open 2022 at The Country Club in Brookline? Where will Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth finish? And which massive long shot is a must-back? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Sal Johnson’s full 2022 US Open standings, tips and analysis, all from an insider who knows what it takes to get on the PGA Tour win and find out.

2022 US Open odds, field, top contender

Scottie Scheffler 12-1
Jon Rahm 12-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
JustinThomas 14-1
Collin Morikawa 16-1
Dustin Johnson 16-1
Cameron Smith 18-1
Xander Schauffele 18-1
Brooks Koepka 18-1
Patrick Cantlay 20-1
Viktor Hovland 20-1
Jordan Spieth 22-1
Shane Lowry 25-1
Will Zalatoris 28-1
Bryson DeChambeau 28-1
Hideki Matsuyama 30-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 35-1
Daniel Berger 35-1
Tony Finau 35-1
Joaquin Niemann 40-1
Paul Casey 40-1
Louis Oosthuizen 40-1
Tyrrell Hatton 40-1
Sam burns 40-1
Webb Simpson 40-1
Tiger Woods 50-1
Tommy Fleetwood 50-1
Corey Conner’s 50-1
Justin went up 50-1
Abraham Ancer 60-1
Harris English 60-1
Gary Woodland 65-1
Matthew Wolff 65-1
Marc Leishman 65-1
Patrick Reed 65-1
Jason Kokrak 65-1
Sungjae Im 65-1
Garrick Higgo 65-1
Jason Day 70-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 80-1
Phil Mickelson 80-1
Billy Horschel 80-1
Adam Scott 80-1
Max Homa 80-1
Sergio Garcia 80-1
Brian Harman 100-1
Russell Henley 100-1
Charley Hoffman 100-1
Lee Westwood 100-1
Branden Grace 100-1
Guido Migliozzi 125-1
Si Woo Kim 125-1
Francesco Molinari 125-1
Bubba Watson 125-1
Thomas Pieters 125-1
Matt Wallace 125-1
Cameron Champ 125-1
Stewart Cink 150-1
Martin Kaymer 150-1
Ryan Palmer 150-1
Robert Macintyre 150-1
Carlos Ortiz 150-1
Kevin Kisner 150-1
Ian Poulter150-1
Matt Kuchar 150-1
Kevin Streelman 150-1
Hudson Swafford 200-1

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