The 2020 United States Open Championship
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 – Sun, Sep 20, 2020. Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
Par 70, 7264 yards
Webb Simpson Has Jumped to a New Level
2012 US Open champion, Webb Simpson knows what it takes to win a US Open and that can only be a good thing this week as potentially the toughest test of the season awaits. An impressive winner of the Phoenix Open and Heritage Classic already in 2020, Simpson took the penultimate leg of the FedEx Play offs series off at the BMW Championship with the intention of recharging his batteries for the Tour Championship and this week’s national Open.
He was surprisingly below his best form at East Lake Golf Club in the Tour Championship but with a week off in between he could well have timed his preparation to perfection. There are a couple of slight worries with Simpson and that is some mediocre past form on Poa Annua greens, but I’m prepared to believe his short game has improved so much this year that will not be a problem.
The other is his lack of distance from the tee but if you look directly below Ogilvy and Mickelson in 2006 you will see the names of Jim Furyk and Colin Montgomerie, two of the most consistent grinders on Tour and cut from the same cloth. Webb Simpson has accumulated four top 20 finishes in nine years at US Open’s making him our US Open Banker play this week at BetOnline Sportsbook.
US Top Golf Banker: Webb Simpson – Top 20 +125 at Betonline.
Who Can We Rely Upon to Deliver?
2020 has seen a significant resurgence from Daniel Berger both pre-Covid-19 and post the pandemic. Pre the pandemic he posted a hat trick of top 10 finishes and would have been rightly perplexed to see his good form curtailed. If he was? It didn’t show on the resumption when he won the first PGA Tour event at the Charles Schwab Challenge, it didn’t stop there when the week after he was a brave 3rd in the Heritage Classic to a record winning score by Webb Simpson.
After taking a little break to refresh his batteries, he was back in action with a runner up finish at the FedEx St Jude Invitational, a tournament he has won twice, followed by 13th at the PGA Championship and a 3rd place at the Northern Trust.
At twenty-seven years old, Berger has the experience of several previous US Open’s to use, in fact, he was 6th at Shinnecock Hills in 2018 and looks a solid Golf Pick in place and side markets on the betting sites offering them.
Us Open Golf Plays to Chez Reavie’s Strengths
Over the years the US Open is the ultimate test for the professional golfer but there are a few that seem to revel in the brutal conditions. One such player is Chez Reavie who last year was an impressive 3rd to Gary Woodland and Brooks Koepka at Pebble Beach. Last week at the Safeway he produced his best effort of a below average 2020 and remember that last year he went on to win the Travelers Championship the week after the US Open.
This indicates Reavie plays in clusters of form so there is every reason to feel optimistic that he will play well in an event that plays to his strengths. I remember over twenty years ago Jeff Maggert seemed to play well perennially in the US Open no matter how he was playing before and Reavie reminds me of a similar tough sort who knows how to grind a result.
He looks a perfect golf pick in the Top 20 place and Top American market.
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The Flying Finn Sami Valimaki Makes His Us Open Debut
Twenty-two-year-old Sami Valimaki flies across the Atlantic to give Finland a representative in the US Open Golf Championship. He has been in impressive form during his rookie season on the European Tour winning the Oman Open at the start of March. Post Covid-19 hiatus he was slowly into his stride with three missed cuts but in recent weeks has proven an ability to handle Europe’s toughest tracks with a hat trick of top 10 finishes.
Firstly, at back to back weeks at Celtic Manor in Wales where the Ryder Cup of 2010 was played, he refound his form in the opening week and then backed it up in week two. Then at Valderama on a supreme test of skill and patience, he once again performed with credit with a top 10 finish despite a poor eight over par final round.
When we think back to the Oman Open, he won, that too was a tough test of golf and he looks perfectly prepared for his first US Open. Betonline have a Top European market at +12500 for Valimaki and that looks good for small stakes with a top 20 bet added at larger stake.
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