Diane Knox Balas' best U.S. Open prop bets: Will Tony Finau contend at Brookline?

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Diane Knox Balas

Golf · 2 weeks ago

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Golf analyst for Pickswise.

It’s the best time of year to be a golf fan, as the U.S. Open marks the 3rd major championship in the span of 4 months. Following Justin Thomas’ triumph at the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open takes place this week. This year’s installment will be played at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Here are my best prop bets for the U.S. Open and also be sure to check out my course insights and best outright bets for the U.S. Open.

U.S. Open Prop Bets

Tony Finau top-5 finish (+700) 

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing

What an end to Tony’s week in Canada, sinking a 42-foot putt on 18 to finish solo second. It’s impossible not to root for Finau, and it’s great to see him finding some form at this stage of the year with three Top-10s coming in the last 6 weeks. He gained almost 5 strokes on the field off the tee last week, and over 6 strokes on the greens, and if he can continue that this week he’ll be dangerous.

Brian Harman top-10 finish (+900) 

Odds available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing

Harman has a good track record in U.S. Opens, with a T2 in 2017 and a Top-20 last year at Torrey Pines. In fact, last year he finished Top-20 in three out of the four majors. He is an excellent scrambler and putter, and he could definitely work the ball around Brookline. He’s had three Top-10s this season, and is 12th in driving accuracy on the Tour. I’m tipping Harman to have a good week.

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