Best Bet for the 2023 U.S. Open: Take a Surging Patrick Reed

  • The best bet for the U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club is for Patrick Reed to finish inside the top 20.
  • Golf gambling sites have been slow to react to Reed as he has played well at majors this season and proven that his 2022 season was an outlier.

LOS ANGELES – Brooks Koepka is not the only LIV golfer that is experiencing a resurgence in 2023, with fellow league member Patrick Reed experiencing a slightly less publicized comeback that makes him an excellent bet for the 2023 U.S. Open at online gambling sites.

Reed finished T-4 at the Masters and T-18 at the PGA Championship, making him one of the eight golfers to finish top 20 through two majors this season.

Betting on Patrick Reed at the U.S. Open

At US golf gambling sites, players can get 50% higher payouts on Patrick Reed to finish top 20 than any of the other seven golfers.

Comparing the odds on each golfer to finish in the top 20 makes it clear that Patrick Reed to finish inside the top 20 is the best bet for the 2023 U.S. Open.

Top 20 Finishers in Both Majors and Their US Open Odds

Golfer: Winning Odds: Top 5: Top 10: Top 20:
Scottie Scheffler +650 +150 -150 -300
Brooks Koepka +1100 +200 -115 -250
Viktor Hovland +1600 +275 +120 -190
Patrick Cantlay +1800 +275 +120 -190
Xander Schauffele +1800 +350 +150 -160
Justin Rose +6000 +600 +325 +140
Shane Lowry +7000 +800 +350 +140
Patrick Reed +7000 +1200 +600 +210

Another angle that may be advantageous when betting on Patrick Reed is that the pressure surrounding LIV Golf has been dropped after the PGA Tour announced their merger with the start-up golf league two weeks ago.

Reed’s performance in 2022 was not up to par given his previous performance in majors. In fact, 2022 major results look like an outlier that has given bettors at USA online gambling sites a significant edge.

  • 2023 (2 Majors): Two Top 20s
  • 2022: Best finish 34th, all finishes between 34-47
  • 2021: Three top 20s, one missed cut
  • 2020 (3 Majors): Top 13 or better in each event

To take it to an extreme, if 2022 results were ignored Patrick Reed would have finished in the top 20 or better in eight out of his last nine majors. Reed has +210 odds to finish in the top 20 at the US Open.