Odds for co-favorites Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy to win the U.S. Open, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Johnson, 33, the 2016 U.S. Open champion, recently slipped to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, behind Justin Thomas, who was the co-No. 3 choice to win the Open, with Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, at 14-1. Tiger Woods, a three-time U.S. Open champion, was a 16-1 pick, with former major champions Justin Rose and Jason Day. The Open will be played June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., on Long Island (odds).
Score posted by Sam Burns in the morning round of U.S. Open sectional qualifying Monday at Ridgeway Country Club in Memphis, Tenn. The score, which was 9 under, tied the sixth-lowest score in U.S. Open sectional history and equaled Ridgeway’s course record, according to the U.S. Golf Association. Foremost among the highlights for Burns, 21, a Web.com Tour player from Shreveport, La., was a hole-out for eagle on the par-4 15th hole, with a pitching wedge from 130 yards. Burns breezed to victory in the qualifier, shooting 6-under 66 at Colonial Country Club’s South Course for a 15-under 128 total and five-stroke victory (scores).