The 2018 US Open is being hosted at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton on June 14-17. Is it too early to start talking about predictions? We don’t think so. The total length of this course will play at 7445 yards. The last time the US Open was hosted at this golf course was 2004 when Retief Goosen won.
This is our prediction for the top five guys who we think have the best chance at winning.
#1 Dustin Johnson
After losing his #1 spot in the World Golf Rankings, I think Dustin will have a chip on his shoulder as no one wants to lose the number one spot in the world. Dustin has had several top 20 finishes in the last couple months with his last win coming back in January, don’t be surprised if Dustin Johnson wins this event.
#2 Jason Day
With 2 wins already in 2018, Jason Day is playing really great golf as of lately. He is top ten in many stat categories this season. Jason also tied for 5th place at the Players Championship, and he won the Wells Fargo Championship. Perhaps no one is on as hot of streak of Jason Day lately.
#3 Phil Mickelson
Phil this season so far is 14th in scoring average and has one win on the season. He has never won a US Open but he has been runner-up at the event 6 times. Is this finally the year that Phil wins his US Open? Sure he didn’t play very well at the Players Championship a couple weeks ago, but we all have bad weeks. Phils was 5th at the Wells Fargo Championship.
#4 Tiger Woods
Yes, that is right. I said it Tiger Woods. He had a very respectable showing at the Players Championship on Saturday and Sunday when he shot a 65 and a 69. Some thought he was going to possibly make a charge to catch the leader. However, he gave a few shots back during the backstretch and shot a 69 for the round and finished 11th place for the weekend.
Tiger finished 32nd at the Masters and has two top 5’s on the year. Tiger is still one of the best players on tour. This might just be his first win on tour since 2013.
#5 Webb Simpson
Webb is 3rd in scoring average this season and is coming off a win at the Players Championship and a top 5 at the RBC Heritage. He has been playing some very smooth golf as of lately. He is a very solid ball striker with 5 wins on the PGA Tour, is it time he gets his 2nd of the season and his 2nd US Open victory?
Who do you think might have a strong showing at the US Open?