PGA Leaderboard Heading into Friday Leaves Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy With Best Odds to Win U.S. Open

David Hayes
U.S. Open - Round One
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As we head into the second day of the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Peach, Justin Rose (+600) has stormed ahead of the initial pack of betting favorites, and is now favored to win it all, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Rose finished Thursday's first round leading the field at 6-under-par, with Louis Oosthuizen, Aaron Wise, Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele tied for second place behind Rose at 5-under-par.

However, Friday morning's leaderboard and the odds to win the U.S. Open tell a noticeably different story. While all four of these golfers are tied after Thursday, Schauffele (+850) and Fowler (+950) boast a commanding lead over Louis Oosthuizen (+2100) and Wise (+4100).

Scott Piercy is one notable dark horse that has jumped out to a hot start through the first round, finishing at 4-under-par, tying him with Nick Lashley for the third-best round on Thursday.

As of Thursday afternoon, Piercy had 38-to-1 odds of winning the U.S. Open, but he has since fallen to +5500 heading into Friday morning, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Rory McIlroy was listed at +1200 as of June 9, and after finishing the first round at 3-under-par, he now owns the second-best odds to win it all (+750).

Even though Rose is currently favored to win the U.S. Open, he'll likely face some stiff competition from McIlroy, Schauffele and Fowler the rest of the way.


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