U.S. Open 2019 Odds: Who's Favorite to Win at Pebble Beach This Weekend?

Having triumphed in the most recent major, Brooks Koepka heads into the U.S. Open as the bookmakers' favorite.

The 29-year-old defended his PGA Championship last month and, according to VegasInsider, he is 15/2 to win at Pebble Beach, California, this week.

The 2017 U.S. Open was the first major Koepka won in his career. Having successfully defended the title last year he could become the first man in 114 years to win the tournament three times in a row.

Scotland's Willie Anderson last achieved the feat in 1905, but few would bet against the current world number one emulating him.

"That name [Anderson's] has come up a lot in the last year and I know what I'm chasing and trying to accomplish," Koepka told The Telegraph earlier this week.

"But I won't be changing anything in my game at all. It's just that my focus will go up tenfold because it's a major and I zone in."

Brooks Koepka, PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka of the United States poses with the Wanamaker Trophy during the Trophy Presentation Ceremony after winning the final round of the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course on May 19 in Farmingdale, New York. Getty/Patrick Smith

Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are joint second favorites at 8/1. The former finished second at both The Masters and at the PGA Championship this year, but has demons to banish at Pebble Beach.

In 2010, the last time the U.S. Open was staged at the course, Johnson held a three-shot lead going into the final day—but ended up shooting a 10-over-par 82.

McIlroy, meanwhile, is still searching for a first major winner since 2014. He arrives in California on the back of a dominant win at the Canadian Open last weekend.

The Northern Irishman won by seven strokes in Hamilton, Ontario, and he is confident the Canadian Open has put him in good stead.

"Some of the greats of the game have won this trophy. For me to put my name on it is something I'm very proud of,'' McIlroy told ESPN.

"Part of the reason for playing here was I wanted my game to be in good shape for Pebble Beach, but [it] doesn't mean this tournament doesn't mean anything."

Behind the trio, Tiger Woods follows at 9/1. The 43-year-old won a first major in 11 years when he triumphed at The Masters in April, but then missed the cut at the PGA Championship.

Tiger has a special relationship with Pebble Beach, where he secured one of his greatest wins in 2000 and finished fourth a decade later.

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay are both at 16/1, while Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele follow at 25/1.

Further back, Phil Mickelson is a 50/1 outsider to finally complete the career slam he so badly craves. Lefty loves playing at Pebble Beach and has won five times on the course, the most recent of which came earlier this year in the Pro-Am.

However, Mickelson has one top-35 finish in the last nine starts and has not finished in the top 10 at the U.S. Open SINCE 2013.

U.S Open odds

  • 15/2—Brooks Koepka
  • 8/1—Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson
  • 9/1—Tiger Woods
  • 16/1—Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay
  • 22/1—Justin Rose
  • 25/1—Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele
  • 28/1—Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Justin Thomas
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