2020 U.S. Open odds, picks: Tiger Woods predictions from same model that nailed Gary Woodland's win

 cbssports.com  09/16/2020 13:54:00 
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Even though the winning score at five of the last six U.S. Opens has been under par, the USGA is expected to provide one of the stiffest tests in recent memory at the 2020 U.S. Open. Winged Foot Golf Club is hosting its sixth U.S. Open, and Fuzzy Zoeller and Greg Norman are the only two players in history to post a 72-hole total at this course that was under par back in 1984. With Winged Foot adding over 200 yards since the tournament was last here in 2006 and thick rough growing thanks to heavy rain, it'll be a war of attrition for the 2020 U.S. Open field.

Tiger Woods is a 50-1 long shot in the 2020 U.S. Open odds from William Hill, while Dustin Johnson is the 8-1 favorite atop the PGA Tour odds board. Before locking in your 2020 U.S. Open picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the latest golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

Our proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been RED-HOT since the PGA Tour resumed in June. In fact, it's up over $8,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament. McClure finished profitable to open the FedEx Cup Playoffs at the Northern Trust, nailing three of his best bets, including a +700 top-five bet on Daniel Berger.

He also hit a top-five bet (+1200) on Doc Redman at the Wyndham Championship, finishing up over $700 yet again on his best bets. The model was all over Dustin Johnson (8-5) finishing on top of the leaderboard at the Tour Championship and Justin Thomas winning the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at 12-1. And at the 3M Open, McClure's best bets returned a whopping $1,100 as he nailed a top-five pick on Max Homa (+1200) and a top-20 pick on Talor Gooch (+400). Those are just some of his recent big returns.

In all, the advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend, including two of the last four. Last year at the U.S. Open, the model nailed Gary Woodland's win entering the weekend even though he wasn't the favorite. Anyone who has followed itsgolf pickshas seen massive returns returns.

Now that the 2020 U.S. Open field is set, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the model's projected 2020 U.S. Open leaderboard.

The model's top 2020 U.S. Open predictions

One major surprise the model is calling for at the U.S. Open: Tiger Woods, a 15-time major champion who has won this tournament three times, stumbles this week and doesn't even crack the top 10. After climbing to sixth in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the Zozo Championship last fall, Woods has fallen back to 18th in the rankings due to a combination of inactivity and inconsistency.

Woods has made the cut in his last five events, but his best finish during that span was 37th at the PGA Championship, and his putter failed him throughout the process. Woods lost approximately 0.634 strokes per round on the greens, and Winged Foot could be a serious challenge for the 44-year-old after he failed to make the cut at the 2006 U.S. Open.

Another surprise: Collin Morikawa, an 18-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He's a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. After turning pro last May, Morikawa has made a mad dash up the world rankings and enters the weekend at No. 5 after winning the PGA Championship. He's already a three-time winner on tour, and his combination of accuracy off the tee and ball-striking could be a serious advantage at Winged Foot.

Morikawa ranked 19th in strokes gained off the tee during the 2019-20 PGA Tour season and was 31st by hitting 65.5 percent of fairways. He also ranked second on tour in strokes gained on approach and made a clutch eagle on the 71st hole at TPC Harding Park to help sew up his first major title.

How to make 2020 U.S. Open picks

Also, the model says four other golfers with odds of 18-1 or longer will make a strong run at the U.S. Open. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big.You can only see them here.

So who wins the 2020 U.S. Open? Where does Tiger Woods finish? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine now to see the projected 2020 U.S. Open leaderboard, all from the model that's nailed six golf majors and is up more than $9,000 since the restart, and find out.

2020 U.S. Open odds (via William Hill)

Dustin Johnson 17-2
Jon Rahm 10-1
Justin Thomas 14-1
Xander Schauffele 16-1
Rory McIlroy 16-1
Collin Morikawa 18-1
Bryson DeChambeau 22-1
Webb Simpson 28-1
Daniel Berger 30-1
Patrick Cantlay 30-1
Hideki Matsuyama 33-1
Tony Finau 35-1
Tommy Fleetwood 35-1
Jason Day 40-1
Adam Scott 40-1
Patrick Reed 40-1
Tyrrell Hatton 45-1
Tiger Woods 50-1
Rickie Fowler 55-1
Justin Rose 55-1
Viktor Hovland 55-1
Paul Casey 55-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 55-1
Gary Woodland 60-1
Matthew Wolff 60-1
Harris English 66-1
Sung-Jae Im 70-1
Shane Lowry 80-1
Abraham Ancer 80-1
Louis Oosthuizen 80-1
Phil Mickelson 80-1
Brendon Todd 80-1
Sergio Garcia 80-1
Marc Leishman 100-1
Martin Kaymer 100-1
Henrik Stenson 100-1
Joaquin Niemann 100-1
Cameron Champ 100-1
Billy Horschel 100-1
Si Woo Kim 100-1
Matt Kuchar 100-1
Bubba Watson 100-1
Kevin Kisner 100-1
Ian Poulter 125-1
Bernd Wiesberger 125-1
Cameron Smith 125-1
Rasmus Hojgaard 125-1
Danny Willett 125-1
Matt Wallace 125-1
Lee Westwood 125-1
Byeong-Hun An 150-1
Erik Van Rooyen 150-1
Kevin Na 150-1
Corey Conners 150-1
Alex Noren 150-1
Sam Horsfield 150-1
Will Zalatoris 150-1
Jason Kokrak 150-1
Brandt Snedeker 150-1
Thomas Pieters 150-1
Branden Grace 150-1
Mackenzie Hughes 150-1
Zach Johnson 150-1
Chez Reavie 150-1
Ryan Palmer 150-1
Joel Dahman 175-1
Matthias Schwab 200-1
Lanto Griffin 200-1
Andy Sullivan 200-1
Tom Lewis 200-1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 200-1
Kevin Streelman 200-1
Keegan Bradley 200-1
Graeme McDowell 200-1
Sebastian Munoz 200-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 200-1
Lucas Glover 200-1
Mark Hubbard 200-1
Brian Harman 200-1
Robert Macintyre 200-1
Brandon Wu 200-1
Thomas Detry 200-1
Sami Valimaki 250-1
Justin Harding 250-1
Max Homas 250-1
Ryan Fox 250-1
Eddie Pepperell 250-1
Michael Thompson 250-1
Victor Perez 250-1
Adam Hadwin 250-1
Tyler Duncan 250-1
Mike Lorenzo-Vera 250-1
Paul Waring 250-1
Chesson Hadley 300-1
Troy Merritt 300-1
J.T. Poston 300-1
Richy Werenski 300-1
Connor Syme 300-1
Danny Lee 300-1
Adam Long 300-1
Jimmy Walker 300-1
Renato Paratore 300-1
Romain Langasque 300-1
Sung-Hoon Kang 300-1
Kurt Kitayama 300-1
Takumi Kanaya 300-1
Ryo Ishikawa 400-1
Matt Jones 400-1
Shugo Imahira 400-1
Jazz Janewattanond 400-1
Jim Herman 400-1
Adrian Otaegui 400-1
Curtis Luck 400-1
Lee Hodges 400-1
Andrew Putman 400-1
Davis Riley 400-1
Lucas Herbert 400-`
J.C. Ritchie 500-1
Chan Kim 500-1
Stephan Jaeger 500-1
Davis Thompson 500-1
Ricky Castillo 500-1
Eduard Rousaud 500-1
Cole Hammer 500-1
Paul Barjon 500-1
Taylor Pendrith 500-1
Shaun Norris 500-1
Steve Stricker 500-1
Preston Summerhays 750-1
Lukas Michel 750-1
John Pak 750-1
Andy Ogletree 750-1
Greyson Sigg 750-1
John Augenstein 750-1
Chun-An Yu 750-1
Scott Hend 750-1
Danny Balin 1000-1
Sandy Scott 1000-1
Ryan Vermeer 1000-1
Dan McCarthy 1000-1
Marty Jefferson 1000-1
James Sugrue 1000-1

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