US Open Preview : Dustin Johnson Looks To Defend His Title

2017 US Open Golf tournament Erin Hills Erin, Wisconsin, U.S.A 15-18 June 2017 The 2017 United States (U.S) Open championship is scheduled to take place at the Erin Hills in Wisconsin between 15-18 June. This will be the first time Wisconsin state hosts the U.S Open. However, the PGA championship was played in Wisconsin in 1933, 2004, 2010 and 2015. The prestigious tournament's pursue is $12 million and this will be the first major with a winner's share exceeding $2 million. American Dustin Johnson will be the defending champion having won the 2016 U.S Open when he shot a 69 and won his first major. The 32-year-old, who is also the world's No.1, leads the field entering Erin Hills ahead of his countryman Jordan Spieth and Northern Irishman Rory McIlory. Spieth and McIlory won the 2015 and 2011 U.S Open tournaments respectively, while world No.3 Jason Day from Australia is also among this year's favourites. Past 10 champions 2016 - Dustin Johnson (U.S.A) 2015 - Jordan Spieth (U.S.A) 2014 - Martin Kaymer (Germany) 2013 - Justin Rose (England) 2012 - Webb Simpson (U.S.A) 2011 - Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 2010 - Grame McDowell (Northern Ireland) 2009 - Lucas Glover (U.S.A) 2008 - Tiger Woods (U.S.A) 2007 - Angel Cabrera (Argentina) 2017 U.S Open odds for top five golfers Dustin Johnson: 29/4 Jordan Spieth: 9/1 Jason Day: 11/1 Rory McIlroy: 12/1 Jon Rahm (Spain): 18/1

Published: 06/15/2017