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US Open 2020 Odds Pick: Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy are the betting favorites in Round 2

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Fresh off a FedEx Cup victory in the 2020 Tour Championship, Dustin Johnson was riding his own scorching summer in the Winged Foot as the betting favorite to win the 2020 US Open. However, after 1

8 holes, Johnson dropped to 11th. placed on the odds board at 33-1 with Justin Thomas (4-1) taking first place.

The first of six majors to be played over the course of the 2020-21 season, the US Open surprised many Thursdays by playing much easier than expected. This shouldn’t be the case in the last three days, which means the tournament and the first big trophy of the year have yet to (almost) win.

Right behind Thomas, who shot the lowest round of the US Open in Winged Foot history, is Rory McIlroy (7-1), who is two shots from the leader who enters on Friday. McIlroy has suffered from a severe extended drought, although fighting on a difficult course may be the right medicine for him as he seeks his second US Open and fifth major championship.

He’s making it into the top 10 in the FedEx Cup playoffs after playing well in consecutive outings to end his 2019-20 season on a high note. If Rory can start this season as his last – with six consecutive top 5 finishes – he will be in great shape to be a factor again this weekend. McIlroy hasn’t won a major since 2015, but is painfully due for another breakthrough with the top 10 US Open finishing in two of his last five attempts.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are nowhere near the top of the odds board after passing 3 and 9 respectively during the first round. Mickelson making the cut would also be a prayer, while Woods is trying to do it during the second round on Friday.

As we enter Round 2, let’s take a look at the updated odds for the 2020 US Open, via William Hill Sportsbook. You can also check out the full Round 2 tee times list on Winged Foot.

US Open 2020 odds

  • Justin Thomas 4-1
  • Rory McIlroy 7-1
  • Xander Schauffele 15/2
  • Jon Rahm 9-1
  • Patrick Reed 11-1
  • Matthew Wolff 14-1
  • Bryson DeChambeau 20-1
  • Louis Oosthuizen 25-1
  • Thomas Pieters 25-1
  • Tony Finau 28-1
  • Dustin Johnson 33-1
  • Rickie Fowler 40-1
  • Harris English 40-1
  • Lee Westwood 40-1
  • Brendon Todd 40-1
  • Patrick Cantlay 40-1
  • Joaquin Niemann 50-1
  • Webb Simpson 50-1

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