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2020 U.S. Open: Early picks to win, deep sleepers for Winged Foot Golf Club

Along with some of the game's most obvious choices, Collin Morikawa, at 20-1 odds, looks like a good bet to win his 2nd major, with Daniel Berger and Cameron Champ worth consideration, too

Though PGA Tour players have their focus on the FedEx Cup playoffs that begin this week, it doesn’t mean we can't look toward the next major championship. In four weeks, the world’s best golfers will arrive at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., for the 120th U.S. Open and many of the top players still are looking for consistent play since the season restart.

For those pros listed by oddsmakers at 30-1 or better, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Jason Day and Webb Simpson rate as best bets, considering consistency and high-level play since the restart. At 20-1, Morikawa, the recent PGA champion, has more career victories than missed cuts (3-1) and owns an eerily similar track record to Tiger Woods’ since having turning professional last year. Most importantly, Morikawa has the same laser focus as Woods when the tournament is on the line and always seems to find the right shot when it matters most.

For a midrange pick, consider someone who has been just as consistent as the previously mentioned top five, and that’s Daniel Berger, at 40-1. Berger won the Charles Schwab Challenge, the Tour’s first tournament after the three-month suspension for the coronavirus pandemic, and he has contended in almost every other start, notably a T-3 at the RBC Heritage and a T-2 at the WGC Fed Ex St. Jude Invitational. There’s no reason to think he won’t be right there until the end at Winged Foot.

For a sleeper, Cameron Champ was listed at 100-1. This season’s Safeway Open winner has been rounding back into form lately with a T-10 at the PGA Championship and three other top-25s since the restart. What might be even more impressive is that he ranks second on Tour in strokes gained driving. Look for Champ to find his focus during another major with no fans.

Here are the odds, according to GolfOdds.com:

Bryson DeChambeau 12/1
Brooks Koepka 12/1
Rory McIlroy 16/1
Jon Rahm 16/1
Dustin Johnson 16/1
Justin Thomas 16/1
Xander Schauffele 20/1
Collin Morikawa 20/1
Patrick Cantlay 25/1
Tiger Woods 30/1
Justin Rose 30/1
Jason Day 30/1
Tony Finau 30/1
Tommy Fleetwood 30/1
Webb Simpson 30/1
Hideki Matsuyama 40/1
Adam Scott 40/1
Patrick Reed 40/1
Daniel Berger 40/1
Rickie Fowler 50/1
Gary Woodland 50/1
Viktor Hovland 50/1
Jordan Spieth 60/1
Paul Casey 60/1
Tyrrell Hatton 60/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 60/1
Matthew Wolff 60/1
Abraham Ancer 60/1
Sungjae Im 80/1
Scottie Scheffler 80/1
Louis Oosthuizen 100/1
Marc Leishman 100/1
Matt Kuchar 100/1
Henrik Stenson 100/1
Sergio Garcia 100/1
Shane Lowry 100/1
Billy Horschel 100/1
Brendon Todd 100/1
Cameron Champ 100/1
Phil Mickelson 150/1
Francesco Molinari 150/1
Brandt Snedeker 200/1
Bubba Watson 150/1
Ian Poulter 150/1
Cameron Smith 250/1
Martin Kaymer 250/1
Lee Westwood 150/1
Kevin Kisner 150/1
Joaquin Niemann 125/1
Graeme McDowell 200/1
Danny Willett 150/1
Jim Furyk 300/1
Keegan Bradley 300/1
Charles Howell III 300/1
Jazz Janewattananond 500/1
Thomas Pieters 300/1
Alex Noren 150/1
Branden Grace 150/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 250/1
Zach Johnson 250/1
Bernd Wiesberger 250/1
Erik van Rooyen 200/1
Matt Wallace 200/1
Byeong Hun An 150/1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 200/1
Victor Perez 500/1
Kevin Na 150/1
Chez Reavie 200/1
Corey Conners 150/1
Lucas Glover 200/1
Jason Kokrak 250/1
Adam Hadwin 200/1
Eddie Pepperell 250/1
Emiliano Grillo 200/1
Russell Knox 300/1
Haotong Li 150/1
Scott Piercy 300/1
Andrew Putnam 500/1
Sung Kang 300/1
Jimmy Walker 500/1
Shugo Imahira 500/1
Steve Stricker 500/1
Chesson Hadley 500/1
Cole Hammer 1000/1
James Sugrue 3000/1
Andy Ogletree 2000/1
John Augenstein 3000/1
Lukas Michel 3000/1
Preston Summerhays 3000/1
Joel Dahmen 200/1
Kurt Kitayama 300/1
Robert MacIntyre 300/1
Tom Lewis 200/1
Lucas Herbert 500/1
Shaun Norris 1000/1
Chan Kim 1000/1
Ryan Vermeer 3000/1
Marty Jertson 3000/1
Danny Balin 3000/1
Ryan Palmer 150/1
Mackenzie Hughes 200/1
Ryo Ishikawa 500/1
Jung-gon Hwang 1000/1
J.C. Ritchie 1000/1
Scott Hend 1000/1
Ryan Fox 500/1
Michael Thompson 200/1
Adam Long 300/1
Troy Merritt 250/1
Richy Werenski 250/1
Will Zalatoris 250/1
Paul Barjon 500/1
Lee Hodges 500/1
Taylor Pendrith 500/1
Davis Riley 300/1
Si Woo Kim 150/1
Jim Herman 500/1

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