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2017 US Open Expert Picks and Predictions

2017 US Open Expert Picks and Predictions

Some of the sharpest minds in the golf world have made their picks and predictions for the 2017 US Open and we’ve collected them for you below. And while you will see some sleeper and long shot picks in the collection, the majority of the experts are going with tried and true favourites this year. Not that you can blame them. The US Open tends to weed out the long shots and bring the best players in the world to the very top of the leader board come Sunday afternoon. If you’re interested in betting on any of the picks you see below, we suggest you try Bet365 Canada. Follow the banner link below and they’ll give you a 100% bonus on your first deposit up to $200.

Expert 2017 US Open Picks from Golf.com

Publication Expert Picks

PGATour.com

Sean Martin – Rory McIlroy because he can handle the considerable length at Erin Hills.

Jonathan Wall – Jason Day because his game is trending back upwards after an early season slump.

Ben Everill – Jason Day. Ben also believes that Jason is ready for a comeback.

Matt Cochran – Dustin Johnson because a new father winning on Father’s Day is too good of a story.

Mike McAllister – Jason Day because he’s cracked the top ten in five out of his last six US Opens.

Rob Bolton – Rickie Fowler simply on stats. Rickie is third in scoring average and second in shots gained total.

James Hackey – Phil Mickelson hoping for a thunderstorm so that he can make his tee time.

ESPN

Jason Sobel – Dustin Johnson because he’s the number one player in the world and the defending champion.

Bob Harig – Sergio Garcia because he has a solid US Open record and a brand new green jacket.

Kevin Maguire – Rory McIlroy because he has the length to overpower the course.

TSN

Bob Weeks – Dustin JohnsonAdam ScottKevin KisnerJB HolmesBrendan Steele, and Chez Reavie.

Jamie Reidel – Jordan SpiethHenrik StensonBranden GraceBubba WatsonAdam Hadwin, and Stephan Jaeger.

Golf.com

Golf.com has tapped five of their golf experts for picks for the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills. They include Joe Passov, Josh Berhow, Michael Bamberger, Josh Sens, and Marika Washchyshyn. And while Bamberger appears to be a bit off his rocker, deciding to go with Mickelson whether he tees it up or not, but the rest of them seem to be going with some more reasonable picks. Passov and Sens are both going with 2015 champion Jordan Spieth, Berhow is going with Dustin Johnson and Marika Washchyshyn is betting that Sergio Garcia will start the year with two straight major championships.

Golf Digest

Golf Digest has put form 13 separate picks for this year’s US Open at Erin Hills. Their top pick is an obvious one, Dustin Johnson, and the remaining twelve include Justin RoseSergio GarciaJordan SpiethJason DayJon RahmRory McIlroyBrooks KoepkaHenrik StensonJustin ThomasThomas PietersAlex Noren, and Jason Dufner. All in all they’ve gone with the most obvious choices. Alex Noren and Thomas Pieters are definitely not mainstream picks, but their both worthy of mention based on recent performance.*Noren took down the BMW Championship on the European Tour this year and he’s now managed to work his way into the top ten in the official world golf rankings. Pieters has also played well as of late, tying for fifth at the WGC Mexico and then fourth at the Masters.

Golf News Net

The staff at Golf News Net have broken things down for us into a fairly simple format. They’ve put forth three picks including a favourite, a sleeper, and a long shot. Their favourite is Dustin Johnson, their sleeper is Rickie Fowler, and their long shot is Brendan Steele. And if you’re scratching your head about the Brendan Steele pick, you can stop. He has a win to his name already this year and recorded a solid top ten at the Players Championship.

Real Money Fantasy Leagues

RMFL has decided to publish a list of long shot picks for the 2017 US Open and they include Jamie LovemarkLucas GloverByeong-Hun AnMarc Leishman, and Ross Fisher. The Lucas Glover pick is well timed as his game seems to finally be coming around after a long post US Open win slump that’s lasted more than a few years. And Marc Leishman is most certainly an underappreciated commodity as well. Even though he took down the Arnold Palmer Invitational this year, he’s still being offered up around 100 to 1 by most online sports books.