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2022 U.S. Open Field - Long Shots, Favorites, Sleepers

Get to know all the major U.S. Open golfers and see how they stack up: from favorites to sleepers and more.

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2022 7:26 AM ET Read Time: 7 min
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Father’s Day weekend wouldn’t be the same without the U.S. Open on the go, giving golf bettors their third major tournament of the PGA season. 

If you’re wagering on this year's event in Brookline, Massachusetts, we tee up in-depth player profiles for the 2022 U.S. Open golf field, shining the spotlight on the betting favorites but also some U.S. Open sleepers to keep an eye on before you make your U.S. Open picks and props.

Ranking the 2022 US Open field

We will categorize all golfers that matter for the U.S. Open with their odds to win, recent form, and some analysis so you can make smarter U.S Open wagers. 

Our categories

We've broken down the field into the following six categories:


Favorites for the U.S. Open are the best in the field. They are priced at the top of the odds board with the highest expectations to win.


These golfers are popular names that are likely to be in the mix but with a little bit longer odds than the favorites.


Our 2022 U.S. Open sleeper picks are the golfers that are in great form or have the skill set to compete at the U.S. Open and will likely be off the radar for most bettors.

Long shots

A long shot to win the U.S. Open carries a big risk, but also a big payout potential. These golfers aren’t the best in the field but could pull off the surprise upset.

Needs a miracle

These golfers are unlikely to be near the top of the leaderboard during the tournament, but you never know. These are the longest of odds that need to get very, very lucky to have a chance.

2022 US Open field

Player Nationality Last 5 years
Jon Rahm Spain 1-23-3-MC-MC
Rory McIlroy Northern Ireland 7-8-9-MC-MC
Justin Thomas United States 19-8-MC-25-9
Scottie Scheffler United States 7-X-M-X-27
Jordan Spieth United States 19-MC-65-MC-35
Dustin Johnson United States 19-6-35-3-MC
Collin Morikawa United States 4-MC-35-X-X
Patrick Cantlay United States 15-43-21-45-X
Cameron Smith Australia MC-38-72-MC-X
Brooks Koepka United States 4-X-2-1-1
Xander Schauffele United States 7-5-3-6-5
Viktor Hovland Norway WD-X-13-12-X
Bryson DeChambeau United States 26-1-35-25-MC
Hideki Matsuyama Japan 26-17-21-16-2
Will Zalatoris United States MC-6-X-MC-X
Matthew Fitzpatrick England 55-MC-12-12-35
Shane Lowry Ireland 65-43-28-MC-46
Joaquin Niemann Chile 31-23-X-X-MC
Sam Burns United States MC-X-X-41-X
Tony Finau United States MC-8-MC-5-X
Daniel Berger United States 7-75-13-71-12
Tyrell Hatton England MC-MC-21-6-MC
Tommy Fleetwood England 50-MC-65-2-4
Sungjae Im South Korea 35-22-X-MC-X
Max Homa United States MC-MC-X-X-X
Patrick Reed United States 19-13-32-4-13
Louis Oosthuizen South Africa 2-3-7-16-23
Justin Rose England MC-MC-3-10-MC
Jason Day Australia X-38-21-MC-MC
Cameron Young United States MC-X-MC-X-X
Abraham Ancer Mexico MC-56-49-X-X
Corey Conners Canada MC-MC-X-X-MC
Webb Simpson United States MC-8-16-10-35
Keegan Bradley United States X-MC-MC-MC-60
Sergio Garcia Spain 19-MC-52-MC-21
Adam Scott Australia 35-38-7-MC-MC
Marc Leishman Australia 64-MC-35-45-27
Jason Kokrak United States MC-17-X-X-53
Billy Horschel United States MC-38-32-X-MC
Talor Gooch United States X-X-X-X-66
Russell Henley United States 13-X-X-25-27
Mito Pereira Chile X-X-MC-X-X
Seamus Power Ireland X-X-X-X-X
Davis Riley United States X-MC-X-X-X
Phil Mickelson United States 62-MC-52-48-X
Si Woo Kim South Korea 40-MC-MC-MC-13
Aaron Wise South Africa X-X-35-MC-X
Gary Woodland United States 50-MC-1-36-50
Brian Harman United States 19-38-X-36-2
Kevin Na United States MC-MC-MC-X-32
Sebastian Munoz Colombia MC-59-X-MC-X
Victor Perez France MC-MC-X-X-X
Adam Hadwin Canada 40-54-X-MC-60
Tom Hoge United States 46-X-43-X-X
K.H. Lee South Korea MC-X-MC-X-X
Luke List United States X-X-MC-MC-X
Alex Noren Sweden X-17-MC-25-MC
Thomas Pieters Germany X-23-MC-X-MC
Sepp Straka Austria X-X-28-X-X
Erik van Rooyen South Africa MC-23-43-X-X
Harold Varner III United States X-X-X-MC-X
Francesco Molinari Italy 13-X-16-25-MC
Kevin Kisner United States 55-MC-49-MC-58
Mackenzie Hughes Canada 15-MC-X-MC-X
Lanto Griffin United States 35-43-X-MC-X
Joel Dahmen United States
Lucas Herbert Australia X-31-X-MC-X
Sam Horsfield England X-X-MC-X-X
Stewart Cink United States 57-X-X-X-46
Min Woo Lee Australia X-X-X-X-X

How is the US Open field made?

The U.S. Open is a unique tournament in which any professional or amateur golfer with a USGA Handicap Index below 1.4 can qualify for the field of 156 competitors. In order to qualify, those players must pass a local qualifying round and final sectional qualifying tournament. The bulk of the U.S. Open field is given to the exemptions and qualifications below:

  • Top 60 in World Golf Rankings two weeks before/as of tournament date.
  • Past 10 U.S. Open winners.
  • Winner and runner-up from last year's U.S. Amateur tournament.
  • Winners of the last U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur.
  • Last year’s top-ranked amateur golfer in the world.
  • Last five winners of other majors (Masters, Open Championship, PGA Championship).
  • Last three winners of the PLAYERS Championship.
  • Winner of the BMW PGA Championship.
  • Last winner of the Senior U.S. Open.
  • Golfers who won multiple U.S. PGA Tour events in the past year (500 points or more).
  • Top 10 finishers (including ties) from last year’s U.S. Open.
  • Golfers who qualified for last year’s Tour Championship.

Where can I bet on US Open golfers?

With the U.S. Open being the third Major of the season, all sportsbooks and betting sites will offer  U.S. Open odds. The trick is finding one that is reputable, trustworthy, and has all the bells and whistles you're looking for. Look no further Check out our recommendations for the best golf betting sites before you deposit and start betting. 

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