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The 121st U.S. Open, golf’s third major of the season, heads back to Torrey Pines where Bryson DeChambeau will attempt to defend his title.

Posted: May 21, 2021 12:43 PM ET Updated: Jun 19, 2021 6:55 AM ET
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The United States Open Championship is the PGA Tour’s third major championship of the golf season. It traditionally takes place over Father’s Day weekend. 

The 121st version of the U.S. Open heads to Torrey Pines in San Diego. The famed ocean course hosts the event for the second time and we can only hope that this year is as memorable as the 2008 Open, where Tiger Woods edged Rocco Mediate in an 18-hole playoff.

Time and place

  • Date: June 17-20, 2021
  • Course: Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California
  • Defending champ: Bryson DeChambeau

Picks and predictions

PGA Tour majors bring in plenty of bettors and oddsmakers cook up a variety of markets to bet on. Covers has pre-tournament U.S. Open picks and predictions, showing our best bets before Round 1 teed off as well as updated picks for each day of the tournament. 

US Open odds

The U.S. Open odds board is crowded at the top, with Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, and Jordan Spieth all sitting at +1,200 favorites. Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau sits at +1,400.

The field

The U.S. Open features a maximum of 156 golfers and it can be tough to choose who to bet on. We've made things easier by breaking down all of the golfers that matter in the U.S. Open field into favorites, contenders, sleepers, long shots, and those that would need a miracle to pull off a win. 

US Open props

Betting on a PGA Tour major wouldn’t be complete if you could only just pick the winner. Oddsmakers will offer all kinds of fun U.S. Open props to wager on such as head-to-head odds, scoring props, and more.

US Open cut line

The U.S. Open cut rule states that the top-60 players, including ties, advance from the first two rounds to Rounds 3 & 4. The 2020 cut was +6 and 61 players advanced. In 2008 at Torrey Pines, 80 players made it to the weekend at a cut line of +7.

Oddsmakers set the projected cut line at +3.5 (147.5) ahead of the tournament. 

US Open leaderboard

IF you’re keeping an eye on U.S. Open futures or looking ahead to your next golf bet, watch the U.S. Open leaderboard in each round of the tournament. 

US Open tee times

U.S. Open tee times are usually announced the day prior to the tournament, so bettors can expect to see a Round 1 schedule sometime on June 16.

TV schedule and streaming

TV viewers in the U.S. can watch the U.S. Open on NBC and the Golf Channel starting on June 17. Golf fans in Canada can watch or stream on TSN. 

US Open purse 

The purse for the 2021 U.S. Open hasn’t been announced yet. In 2020, the total purse was $12.5 million and Bryson DeChambeau took home $2.25 million for the winner’s share.

How to bet on golf

Major tournaments like the U.S. Open bring out plenty of new bettors looking to wager on golf for the first time. Let us teach you how to bet on golf with some betting basics and tips for tackling the PGA’s toughest tournaments.

Where to bet on golf

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