The second major event of the golf calendar, the 2020 US Open could be one of the sporting highlights of the year. One of the four majors in golf, the US Open ranks highly on the list of popular golf tournaments for 2020.
The US Open has been rather one-sided in recent years, with two of the previous three champions winning by at least three strokes. It has been unpredictable at the best of times, with 15 different winners in the last 16 years.
Our Masters 2020 guide referenced the total prize money for golf’s major tournaments – the US Open is the largest in terms of earnings. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 2020 US Open and all the ‘need to know’ information ahead of this summer’s event.
When Is The 2020 US Open?
The 2020 tournament will get underway on Thursday 18th June, with a $12.5 million purse available in prize money. Defending champion Gary Woodland claimed victory by three shots in 2019 and he will hope to challenge for the $2.25 million winner’s prize this year.
Should the US Open 2020 finish in a tie, there will be a playoff to decide the winner. There hasn’t been a playoff in the US Open for 11 years so it would be a bit of a shock to see the 2020 tournament go that way.
US Open 2020: Location
The location for the US Open changes annually and Winged Foot Golf Club will play host to the tournament in 2020. Unlike the US Masters where it is held at Augusta National every year, the US Open location changes and the schedule is already available for future years.
With a number of golf courses in the rotation for the US Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship, golf can be a difficult sport to follow and the general outlook of each major event is ever-changing. That makes winning all four majors in a single year very difficult indeed.
Winged Foot has hosted the US Open on five occasions while the PGA Championship has been held at the venue just once back in 1997. The last major competition to take place at Winged Foot was back in 2006, with Australian Geoff Ogilvy taking the prize.
US Open Winners
Willie Anderson claimed four US Open successes in the space of five years between 1901 and 1905 – though three other players have gone on to emulate that feat.
Of the current crop of golfers, Tiger Woods leads the way with three US Open wins. His last victory at the event came back in 2008 and it would be some achievement if he can get back to the top of the sport at the US Open 2020.
Brooks Koepka could be the one to watch after his back-to-back victories in 2017 and 2018. If the American can perform at his brilliant best, there’s no reason why Koepka won’t be celebrating another US Open victory in the summer.
Betting On The US Open 2020:
As per usual, the golf betting odds on the 2020 US Open are wide open. As one of the most difficult major events of the year, winning the US Open is not straightforward by any means. Here are the latest golf odds ahead of the US Open 2020:
- Brooks Koepka – 8/1
- Rory McIlroy – 10/1
- Dustin Johnson – 10/1
- Tiger Woods – 14/1
- Justin Thomas – 20/1
- Patrick Cantlay – 22/1
- Justin Rose – 25/1
- Bar – 25/1
2020 US Open With 888sport
Keep an eye on the 888sport blog for the latest golf news, tips and online betting odds ahead of the US Open 2020. We’ve got the US Masters to get past first but the US Open 2020 will be here before we know it.
*Credit for the main photo belongs to Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo*