Recent off a FedEx Cup-clinching victory in the 2020 Tour Championship, Dustin Johnson was once utilizing his crimson-sizzling summer time factual into Winged Foot as the having a bet well-liked to elevate the 2020 U.S. Originate. Alternatively, after 18 holes, Johnson has fallen to 11th on the odds board at 33-1 with Justin Thomas (4-1) taking up the live space.The first of six majors to be performed over the direction of the 2020-21 season, the U.S. Originate taken aback many Thursday by having fun with far more uncomplicated than expected. That must no longer be the case over the last three days, that means the tournament and first main trophy of the year is level-headed (almost) somebody’s to elevate.Swish in the lend a hand of Thomas, who shot the lowest U.S. Originate spherical at the historical previous of Winged Foot, is Rory McIlroy (7-1), who sits two shots lend a hand of the chief coming into Friday. McIlroy has been struggling thru an prolonged main drought, despite the indisputable reality that combating on a difficult direction could possibly possibly be challenging the factual medication for him as he seeks his 2d U.S. Originate and fifth main championship.
He’s coming off a top-10 invent in the FedEx Cup Playoffs after having fun with properly in consecutive outings to whole his 2019-20 season on a excessive display. If Rory can initiate this season like his closing — with six consecutive top-5 finishes — he’ll be in enormous shape to once more be a ingredient this weekend. McIlroy hasn’t won a first-rate since 2015 but is painfully due for one other leap forward with top-10 U.S. Originate finishes in two of his closing five tries.Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are nowhere shut to the live of the odds board after going 3 over and 9 over, respectively, one day of the main spherical. Mickelson even making the cut could possibly possibly be a prayer, while Woods is attempting to invent challenging that one day of Friday’s 2d spherical.
As we enter Round 2, let’s hang a salvage at the updated odds for the 2020 U.S. Originate, by job of William Hill Sportsbook.2020 U.S. Originate oddsJustin Thomas 4-1Rory McIlroy 7-1Xander Schauffele 15/2Jon Rahm 9-1Patrick Reed 11-1Matthew Wolff 14-1Bryson DeChambeau 20-1Louis Oosthuizen 25-1Thomas Pieters 25-1Tony Finau 28-1Dustin Johnson 33-1Rickie Fowler 40-1Harris English 40-1Lee Westwood 40-1Brendon Todd 40-1Patrick Cantlay 40-1Joaquin Niemann 50-1Webb Simpson 50-1