The Memorial Tournament is over, and we congratulate Viktor Hovland on his first PGA Tour win since 2021. But now our eyes turn to the 122nd US Open going down this weekend at Los Angeles Country Club, Southern California. Featuring over 150 players, this will be the third major of the season and the 122nd US Open.

Matt Fitzpatrick won the 2022 tournament held at the Country Club, Boston, Massachusetts, and will aim to defend the title this weekend. However, he must battle it with other elite golfers, including Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, and Brooks Koepka.

The 2023 US Open course

The 2023 US Open at Los Angeles Country Club will be in Southern California for only the third time, having been held at Torrey Pines South Course and Riviera CC.  

George Thomas originally designed the 126-year-old club. The Course was redesigned by Gil Hanse in 2010, leading to the hosting of the 2017 Walker Cup, bringing it into the spotlight, and finally securing the selection for this year’s US Open. This will be the fifth major golf event held at this Course since 1930 and the first since 1940.

The Course stretches 7,250 yards and plays at par-71, with its undulating topography adding to the challenge for the players.

Los Angeles Country Club is home to the 2023 US Open

The top contenders

Scottie Scheffler (7/1)

The world number one 2022 heads to Los Angeles Country Club as the favourite to lift the trophy at 7/1. Scottie was tied for second place in Brookline last year. His incredible form is the sole reason bookmakers predict his triumph at the 2023 US Open this season.

Scheffler won the Players Championship in March this year and has made cuts in all 15 appearances this season.

Jon Rahm (8/1)

Rahm won the US Open in 2021, becoming the first Spanish to achieve the fete. However, he had a disappointing outing last year, finishing 12th. He will be eager to repeat the 2021 heroics in Southern California.

The 28-year old most recent win was in April this year when he won the Masters but has since recorded inconsistent finishes. He was 15th at the RBC Heritage, second at the Mexican Open, Top-50 at the PGA Championship, and then Top-15 at the Memorial Tournament at the beginning of this month.

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Brooks Koepka (9/1)

Brooks proved that playing at the less-regular LIV had not affected his competitive ability when he won the 2023 PGA Championship in May. The win was his fifth career major, which includes two US Opens. He will aim to add a third title and a sixth career major trophy cabinet.

Rory Mcllroy (10/1)

The Northern Irishman has been a consistent contender though his last major win came in 2014 at the PGA Championship. The 2023 US Open might end his long wait for the fifth major of his career.

He won the 2011 edition and has recorded top-9 finishes in his last four appearances at the US Open.

Rory Mcllroy is one of the favourites for the 2023 US Open

2023 US Open players and odds

Scottie Scheffler 7/1
Jon Rahm 8/1
Brooks Koepka 9/1
Rory McIlroy 10/1
Max Homa 14/1
Justin Thomas 16/1
Patrick Cantlay 16/1
Viktor Hovland 18/1
Cameron Smith 18/1
Xander Schauffele 18/1
Collin Morikawa 22/1
Jordan Spieth 25/1
Matt Fitzpatrick25/1
Tony Finau 25/1
Dustin Johnson 35/1
Hideki Matsuyama35/1
Shane Lowry 35/1
Cameron Young 35/1
Sungjae Im 40/1
Bryson DeChambeau40/1
Jason Day 50/1
Joaquin Niemann 50/1
Sam Burns 50/1
Rickie Fowler 50/1
Sahith Theegala 55/1
Tyrrell Hatton 55/1
Corey Conners 55/1
Aaron Wise 60/1
Daniel Berger 60/1
Tommy Fleetwood 60/1
Joonhyung (Tom) Kim 60/1
Louis Oosthuizen 65/1
Wyndham Clark 65/1
Keegan Bradley65/1
Davis Riley 65/1
Marc Leishman 70/1
Billy Horschel 75/1
Denny McCarthy 75/1
Justin Rose 75/1
Seamus Power 80/1
Mito Pereira 80/1
Patrick Reed 90/1
Russell Henley 90/1
Talor Gooch 90/1
Abraham Ancer 100/1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 100/1
Robert MacIntyre 100/1
Webb Simpson 100/1
Gary Woodland 100/1
Harold Varner 100/1
Jason Kokrak 100/1
Adam Scott 100/1
Thomas Pieters 125/1
Tom Hoge 125/1
Chris Kirk 125/1
Mackenzie Hughes 125/1
Si-Woo Kim 125/1
Brian Harman 125/1
Luke List 125/1
Cam Davis 125/1
Sergio Garcia125/1
Sebastian Munoz 125/1
Kurt Kitayama 125/1
Patrick Rodgers 150/1
Lucas Herbert 150/1
Matthew NeSmith 150/1
Keith Mitchell 150/1
Adrian Meronk 150/1
Cameron Tringale 150/1
Harris English 150/1
Kevin Kisner 150/1
Taylor Moore 150/1
K.H. Lee 150/1
JT Poston 150/1
Alex Noren 150/1
Phil Mickelson 150/1
Min Woo Lee 175/1
Adam Hadwin 175/1
Victor Perez 175/1
Adam Svensson175/1
Nick Hardy 175/1
Matt Kuchar 200/1
Joel Dahmen 200/1
Eddie Pepperell 200/1
Sepp Straka 200/1
Taylor Montgomery 200/1
Justin Suh 200/1
Nick Taylor 200/1

Past winners

2022Matt Fitzpatrick
2021Jon Rahm
2020Bryson DeChambeau
2019Gary Woodland
2018Brooks Koepka
2017Brooks Koepka
2016Dustin Johnson
2015Jordan Spieth
2014Martin Kaymer
2013Justin Rose

With the star-studded field, the 2023 US Open promises a tight battle among the players and an exciting weekend for the fans. We’re hoping that McIlroy can pull together his form from earlier in the year after failing to claim a title in the last few major tournaments, and he nearly pulled it back at the Memorial Tournament, so fingers crossed he’s on his way back to his best form.

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