2023 US Open Predictions
The guys (@GamblingPodcast) give out all their US Open picks in their 2023 US Open predictions podcast. The guys are joined by Steve Schirmer and Boston Capper (@Boston_Capper) from the Golf Gambling Podcast. They cover the drama surrounding the LIV PGA Tour deal, Phil MicKelson going for a grand slam and the favorites Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka.
(8:44) LIV/PGA Merger
Both sides were trying to sue each other, and it would’ve been a long-winded trial and quite expensive. By combining, fans can once again see all the players play against each other and LIV now has a seat at the table. All in all, the merger should be exciting for the sport and open new doors.
(18:37) US Open Conditions
Currently the weather is up in the air as showers could be coming at the end of the week. A lot of the holes are on the shorter end but there is a lot of change in elevation in holes. Guys who do well on this course are the ones who do really well off the tee. Even though the fairways are wide the elevation change still makes a bad tee shot hard.
(30:28) US Open DFS Picks
You can argue the merger happened because Brooks won. He does really well in majors and should do well in this one. Rahm has 11 PGA victories with 5 in California and really has the resume to do well. One issue is his struggles around the green with his wedge, but he is 17th this year from out of the tee box. Cantlay is a UCLA guy, one who has played at this course a number of times and has a great driver.
Rickie Fowler has played pretty well, arguably because his endorsements reportedly dried up. At comparable golf courses, Fowler has played well. Danny McCarthy is allegedly the best putter on the tour and has a number of top 25 finishes. Bradley is a chalky play but this type of course suits him well and he should out score his Draft Kings position.
(57:45) More US Open DFS Picks
Adam Hadwin is short out of the tee box but he plays around the green very well and can make up for it. Theegala is inconsistent out of the tee box but he played well at Augusta which is a comparable course. Bennett has showed to have some “onions” which is enough to give him a shot. Last week he also finished top 20 but he has trouble around the green and sometimes out of the tee box. Mickelson has nothing to lose and is turning 53 on Friday. In addition, he has very low ownership and knows the course quite well.
(1:12:01) US Open DraftKings Picks – Final Teams
Kramer: Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay, Rickie Fowler, Danny McCarthy, Adam Hadwin, Sam Bennett
Sean: Jon Rahm, Cam Smith, Justin Rose, Keegan Bradley, Sahith Theegala, Phil Mickelson
(1:13:02) US Open Finals Bets
Kramer: Koepka to beat Scheffler +165, Hatton -1.5 strokes vs Homa -110, Koepka outright winner, Rickie Fowler First Round Leader 50-1, Adam Hadwin First Round Leader, Sam Bennett First Round Leader 200-1, Brooks Koepka First Round Leader 30-1
Sean: Sahith Theegala First Round Leader 100-1, John Rahm First Round Leader, 24-1, Kitayaya First Round Leader 125-1, Rahm outright 8-1, Justin Rose outright winner 45-1, Mickelson outright winner 250-1