Position in the Official World Golf Ranking of Patrick Reed, who won Sunday’s Masters Tournament. He moved up from No. 24. Jordan Spieth, who finished third at Augusta National, moved up one spot, to No. 3, behind No. 1 Dustin Johnson and No. 2 Justin Thomas. Rickie Fowler, the runner-up in the Masters, jumped two spots, to No. 6 (ranking).
Odds, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, for Masters champion Patrick Reed to win the U.S. Open in June at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy were listed as the co-favorites, at 10-1. Justin Thomas was a 12-1 pick, followed by Jason Day (14-1), Rickie Fowler (16-1), Jon Rahm (16-1) and Justin Rose (20-1). Tiger Woods was a 25-1 choice.
Percentage of respondents who answered “Jordan Spieth” to a Morning Read social-media poll that asked, “Who is the way-too-early favorite to win the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in June?” Rickie Fowler generated 22 percent of the responses, followed by “other” at 19 percent and Patrick Reed at 15 percent.