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Jon Rahm appeared to be well on his way to winning the Memorial Tournament earlier this month, then he came down with a case of the coronavirus (or so they say.) But Rahm has been cleared and will now get a shot to claim his first major at this weekend’s U.S. Open 2021.
As always, you can place your best bets at FanDuel, and you may want to consider the rising Rahm to be among them. Here’s a look:
Jon Rahm +950: He held a six-shot lead entering the final round of the Memorial. Then came the positive test. But his 10 days of self-isolation reached an end, and hey, maybe the guy can pick up where he left off last time.
Bryson DeChambeau +1700: After hearing it from Brooks Koepka, there’s no better way for DeChambeau to get back at his new adversary than with a victory at Torrey Pines. And in the case of DeChambeau, using his driver to do it.
Dustin Johnson +1700: The world’s top-raked golfer hasn’t been in serious contention in any event since the Genesis Invitational in February. He has a history of playing so-so at Torrey Pines as well. So what better way to break out of mini-slump than to get it done here?
Brooks Koepka +1800: Finished in second to Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship, but receiving more attention for his comments directed at DeChambeau than his game. But the bottom line is, when healthy, Koepka can play with the best of ’em.
Rory McIlroy +1900: Well, he won the U.S. Open title once … forget the fact it was 10 years ago. It’s also been more than six years since he last won a major. So the doubts and the questions are beginning to surface. There’s only one way to silence them.
Jordan Spieth +2300: Often seemingly impacted by the elements, Spieth may be due for a breakout in the summer months, provided it stays dry. That said, his record at the U.S. Open has previously been completely average.
Phil Mickelson +6000: Winning the PGA Championship gave him more than momentum. it also gave him five more chances to win the U.S. Open. Historically, though, Torrey Pines has not been his course. But hey, the guy just surprised everyone and what better way to follow?
OTHERS TO CONSIDER
- Xander Schauffele +1700
- Collin Morikawa +2000
- Justin Thomas +2400
- Tony Finau +2400
- Viktor Hovland +2400
- Patrick Cantlay +2500
- Patrick Reed +2900
- Hideki Matsuyama +3500
- Shane Lowry +3800