The toughest test in golf is set at The Country Club in Brookline for the 2022 U.S. Open. There are many storylines surrounding the event, and the biggest names top the odds to win the U.S. Open on FanDuel Sportsbook.
U.S. Open Championship Golf Picks 2022
But beyond Thomas, Scheffler and U.S. Open champions McIlroy and Rahm, there are plenty of capable contenders at longer odds who can win.
With longshots in mind, here are three dark horses that could make a run at the U.S. Open Championship leaderboard and win the America's golf championship.
2022 U.S. Open Dark Horse Picks
1. Tony Finau (+3400)
Tony Finau enters off a runner-up finish in the Canadian Open this past weekend and also 4th at the Charles Schwab in his previous event. Finau has finished top-10 in two of the last four U.S. Opens, but he also missed the cut in those other two. Still, top form along with top-20 rankings in Tee-to-Green, Off-the-Tee, Ball Striking, and Approach, along with solid Par 4 efficiency ranking from 450+ yards, make it easy to project a high finish for Finau.
2. Sungjae Im (+4100)
Sungjae Im is top 10 in Tee-to-Green and Off-the-Tee over his last 50 rounds, and also strong in Short Game play and No. 2 in Around-the-Green. His form has been solid, finishing top 15 in his recent two events and T8 at The Masters. Im has finished top 35 in his last two U.S. Opens and this tough course is a better fit for his accuracy and short game. He also ranks among the very best in bogey avoidance and Par 4 efficiency from 450-500 yards, of which there are eight holes. Im looks like a solid contender to finish higher this year.
3. Aaron Wise (+7500)
Aaron Wise has seen his odds to win come down, and he's solid across the board in stats in his last 50 rounds with top 25 in Tee-to-Green and Off-the-Tee, and top 15 in Ball Striking and Approach. His putting is getting better, and note he finished T35 in his last U.S. Open in 2019 at Pebble Beach, which also has very small greens like The Country Club. Wise is starting to realize his potential with a T6 finish last month and T2 at the Memorial Tournament this month. He's also one of 11 players in the field that competed at The Country Club in the U.S. Amateur in 2013.