2017 US Open Long Shots

It's not often that a long shot takes down the US Open title, but it's been known to happen. Lucas Glover, Michael Campbell, Steve Jones and Hubert Green all took the trophy when it wasn't theirs to take and we've picked out a few players we think can make a run at the title this year despite starting in the back of the pack.


All of the odds you see on this page are provided by Pinnacle Sports Canada. They offer the highest betting and deposit limits of any online sports book offering services to Canadians. Just to give you a taste of those betting limits, for outright winner betting on the US Open, Pinnacle is letting you bet up to $480 per player.

Graeme McDowell @ odds of 137.960 – McDowell won the US Open back in 2010 and followed up that performance with a tie for second two years later. He was off the map for a while after that, but picked up a PGA Tour win in 2016 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. This year he’s made all but two cuts and he’s recorded four top 30 finishes in his last five starts. Graeme also happens to be just killing it on the greens this year. He’s ranked 8th overall in strokes gained putting.

Tony Finau @ odds of 127.740 – Tony Finau was once just a promising rookie, but now that he has a win under his belt as well as two full seasons of play on the PGA Tour, it’s time to start considering him a contender in the majors. He, unfortunately, didn’t qualify for the Masters earlier this year, but he’s shown success on a major stage previously, recording a tie for 14th at the 2015 US Open and a tie for 10th at the 2015 PGA Championship. More than anything we really like his length advantage at Erin Hills. The 7,800 yard layout won’t bother him a bit.

Webb Simpson @ odds of 126.380 – The best thing about Webb Simpson is that he’s always off of the sports book radar. His stats are strange as he’s short and crooked off the tee and one of the worst putters on tour, but somehow he manages to be one of the best players on the circuit. He won the US Open back in 2012 at Olympic Club and he’s recorded two top ten finishes in 2017 including a 5th at the Dean and Deluca and a 2nd at the Phoenix Waste Management Open.

Charley Hoffman @ odds of 157.910 – Charley Hoffman was in control for nearly three rounds at the Masters this year after opening with a seven under par 65 and he’s no stranger to the kind of quality ball striking needed to keep pace on a US Open style venue. Since his fast start at Augusta he’s recorded a number of solid finishes, the most impressive of which was a fifth place at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. The only problem for Hoffman is the putter, but if he manages to get that going in any way at all, he’ll be threatening the top of the leader board.