It's hard to argue with the game plan of the man who has won four of the past nine majors, but U.S. sportsbooks have cooled a bit on Brooks Koepka's odds of winning a third consecutive U.S. Open this week.
Koepka acknowledged that he did not touch a club after winning the PGA Championship last month until arriving at last week's RBC Canadian Open. He then tied for 50th at the Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ontario. He never sniffed at contention.
A distinct favorite for Pebble Beach after his two-stroke triumph at Bethpage Black, Koepka has been surpassed by Dustin Johnson as the listed favorite by several sportsbooks. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy has also nudged ahead in some sportsbooks following his seven-shot victory in Canada.
While those three are co-favorites at +850 by FanDuel, SugarHouse favors Johnson (+700) over McIlroy (+800) and Koepka (+900). William Hill also has Johnson at +700, followed by Koepka (+850) and Jordan Spieth (+1000). Despite his record-setting victory at the Canadian Open, McIlroy is only tied for the third betting favorite by William Hill at +1000.
PointsBet lists Johnson and McIlroy as the co-favorites at +800 -- slightly ahead of Koepka (+850).
Tiger Woods is no worse than +1100 by each of the four books.
Looking for a stab at the riches? SugarHouse is offering +250000 on a trio of players: Connor Arendell, Eric Dietrich and Hayden Shieh.
William Hill is offering some fun matchup prop bets, with McIlroy (-165) favored to finished higher than Woods (+145), and Johnson (-130) expected to out-duel Koepka (+110).
William Hill Prop Bets
Top 10 finish/not
Tiger Woods: +120/-140
Brooks Koepka: +100/-120
Rory McIlroy: +100/-120
Dustin Johnson: -110/-110
Jordan Spieth: -120/+100
Phil Mickelson: +200/-240
Rickie Fowler: +110/-130
Justin Thomas: +130/-150
Make/Miss Cut props:
Phil Mickelson: -250/+210
Sergio Garcia: -220/+190
Bubba Watson: -190/+170
Patrick Reed: -260/+220
Paul Casey: -260/+220
Hole In One
Decided By Playoff
Lowest Round Score (64.5): -110/-110
72-hole Winning Score (278.5): -110/-110
36-hole Cut Score (146.5): -110/-110
PointsBet is offering odds on the nationality of the winner:
Northern Ireland: +550
South Africa: +1800
South Korea: +3000
Chinese Tapei: +5000
--Field Level Media