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Koepka Pays Out with Win at US Open

Koepka Pays Out with Win at US Open - Bovada Sportsbook

Brooks Koepka had finished in the Top 10 at a major tournament four times in his career heading into last week’s US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, but had never won one. Koepka, though, proved to be a lucrative futures wager after he surged to the win to capture his 1st-ever major championship.

Heading into the US Open, it was golf’s big guns set as the clear favorites on the tournament odds, with Dustin Johnson at +750, Rory McIlroy at +1200, and both Jason Day and Jordan Spieth at +1400. Jon Rahm then sat at +1800, with Rickie Fowler at +2000, each of Adam Scott, Justin Rose, and Sergio Garcia at +2500, and Henrik Stenson, Hideki Matsuyama, and Justin Thomas at +3000. Koepka then followed those golfers at +4000 odds to win the event.

Of all those players, however, only Fowler and Koepka were on the first page of the leaderboard after the opening round, with Fowler sitting in first place at 7-under, and Koepka two strokes back at 5-under. Paul Casey and Xander Schauffele were tied for second at 6-under, while Tommy Fleetwood and Brian Harman were tied with Koepka for fourth place.

That put Koepka at +1400 on the odds to win the US Open heading into the second round on Friday, a big improvement from his opening line. And by the end of the second round, Koepka had moved into a tie for first place in the tournament at 7-under with Casey, Fleetwood, and Harman, while Fowler had dropped one stroke back. The tournament’s opening favorites, though, missed the cut – each of Johnson, McIlroy, and Day all had to leave Wisconsin early.

 

Koepka Price Continued to Fall on Saturday

Heading into Saturday’s third round, Koepka’s price had dropped to +800, and he ended the day one stroke behind Harman in second place in a tie with Fleetwood and Thomas at 11-under. Fowler was two strokes back of the lead after Saturday at 10-under for the tournament.

And that put Koepka at just +400 odds to win the US Open heading into Sunday, tied with Fowler on those betting lines and just a step back of the +350 Thomas. Harman, the tournament leader heading into the final round, was at +500, with Fleetwood set at +700. The rest of the field entered the final round of action on Sunday with a line of +1400 or greater.

Sunday then belonged to Koepka, who shot a 67 to finish the tournament at 16-under and win by four strokes over Harman and a surging Matsuyama – who shot a 66 in his final round. Harman and Fleetwood both shot a 72 on Sunday, as did Fowler who finished six strokes off the pace. Thomas stumbled with a 75 on Sunday and ended up eight strokes back of Koepka.

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