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Jon Rahm enters U.S. Open week as betting favorite

by Will Gray
Updated On: June 14, 2021, 2:44 pm ET

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No longer stuck in isolation, Jon Rahm has a full week to prepare for the U.S. Open - and he'll do so as the betting favorite.

Rahm was already topping the boards before his dramatic performance at the Memorial Tournament two weeks ago, when he built a six-shot lead through 54 holes only to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19. The Spaniard appeared headed for a 10-day period of isolation, one that would have extended through Tuesday of this week, but he tweeted over the weekend that he was cleared to travel after multiple negative tests.

His odds at PointsBet Sportsbook have remained unchanged since the drama unfolded at Muirfield Village, as Rahm is still a +1000 favorite to win his first major title at Torrey Pines. Next on the list are a pair of U.S. Open winners in defending champ Bryson DeChambeau and 2016 victor Dustin Johnson, each at +1400. Brooks Koepka, entering off a missed cut at Congaree but reiterating that he saves his focus only for the majors, is next on the board alongside 2015 winner Jordan Spieth.

Others lurking further down the list include San Diego native Xander Schauffele (+1800), who has never finished worse than T-6 in any of his four U.S. Open appearances, while Phil Mickelson's odds (+6000) have been slashed from the price he had while winning the PGA at Kiawah.

Here's a look at the updated odds heading into tournament week, as players begin their prep for one of the most difficult tests of the year along the scenic Pacific coast:

Odds to win the U.S. Open (via PointsBet Sportsbook)

+1000: Jon Rahm

+1400: Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson

+1600: Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth

+1700: Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas

+1800: Xander Schauffele

+2200: Collin Morikawa

+2500: Patrick Cantlay

+3000: Viktor Hovland, Patrick Reed, Hideki Matsuyama

+3300: Tony Finau

+4000: Scottie Scheffler, Webb Simpson, Will Zalatoris

+5000: Justin Rose, Daniel Berger, Cameron Smith, Louis Oosthuizen, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton

+6000: Abraham Ancer, Joaquin Niemann, Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Sungjae Im

+6600: Corey Conners, Marc Leishman

+7000: Garrick Higgo, Gary Woodland, Jason Kokrak

+8000: Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia

+10000: Adam Scott, Billy Horschel, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Harris English, Max Homa, Sam Burns, Si Woo Kim

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+12500: Branden Grace, Brian Harman, Bubba Watson, Matthew Wolff, Stewart Cink

+15000: Cameron Champ, Francesco Molinari, Ian Poulter, Kevin Kisner, Kevin Na, Kevin Streelman, Mackenzie Hughes, Matt Kuchar, Matt Wallace, Sebastian Munoz

+20000: Bernd Wiesberger, Brendon Todd, Carlos Ortiz, Dylan Frittelli, Henrik Stenson, Martin Kaymer, Robert MacIntyre, Ryan Palmer, Victor Perez, Zach Johnson

+25000: Erik van Rooyen, Lanto Griffin, Thomas Detry, Tom Lewis

+30000: Brendan Steele, Chez Reavie, Charl Schwartzel, Matt Jones, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Richard Bland, Troy Merritt

+40000: Adam Hadwin, Adrian Meronk, Akshay Bhatia, Cameron Young, Edoardo Molinari, Guido Migliozzi, Jhonattan Vegas, Jimmy Walker, K.H. Lee, J.T. Poston, Marcus Armitage, Martin Laird, Matthew Southgate, Russell Henley, Sung Kang, Tom Hoge, Wilco Nienaber

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Will Gray

Will Gray is the Manager of College Sports & Golf Content for NBC Sports EDGE. He has covered the PGA Tour since 2013 and regularly contributes golf betting insight and analysis across multiple digital platforms. Gray has been with NBC Sports since 2007 and recently served as a writer, video analyst and podcast host for Golf Channel. You can follow him on Twitter @WillGrayGC