Brooks Koepka Doesn’t Care About Canadian Bacon, Only The Home Cookin’ Of The US Open

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Brooks Koepka traveled north for the RBC Canadian Open, but his eyes are set on defending his U.S Open title at Pebble Beach Golf Links next week. A win at Pebble would make Koepka the first golfer to win three straight U.S. Opens since Willie Anderson in 1905, and he’s the odds-on favorite to do it.

“It doesn’t really matter about the result. I couldn’t care less what happens,” Koepka, whose pre-tournament odds to win the Canadian Open were +750, told reporters on Wednesday at Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

Finishing with an even-par 70, the four-time major champion was on the outside looking in after Round 1

Koepka, who picked up a club this week for the first time since his PGA Championship victory, wasn’t as eager to get to the West Coast as some people believed. He fired back with a 4-under 66 in Round 2 and is primed to play through the weekend. As of 4pm ET Friday, Koepka was T32 and +4000 to win the RBC Championship via in-game wagering odds at BetStars.

Even before shooting 4-under Friday, Koepka was content with his first-round performance.

“I actually thought I played really well. I struck it beautifully.”

The comments bode well for those looking to back next week’s consensus favorite. Keopka is +700 to win his second major of the year, followed closely by Dustin Johnson +800 (DraftKings Sportsbook ), Tiger Woods +1200 (PointsBet ), Rory McIlroy +1300 (FanDuel Sportsbook), and Jordan Spieth +1800 (BetStars).

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While Koepka is currently the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, it’s difficult to find value backing him at that price.

His odds have fallen from +1000 to win the PGA Championship last month. Before that, Koepka won his first two U.S. Opens at +4000 and +2000, respectively.

That’s not to say he’s not more than deserving of being the odds-on favorite to win the 2019 U.S. Open, and no one ought to be shocked if he wins again, but at Pebble Beach, there might more value down the odds sheet.

Be sure to check out our 2019 U.S. Open preview Monday morning if you’re looking for PGA golf betting tips. We’ll breakdown the course and PGA odds across the field.

Once again, if you’re looking for general golf betting tips, please refer to our PGA golf betting guide.

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  • Matt Schmitto is a staff writer for RotoGrinders Sports Betting. He grew up in Texas, graduating from Texas Tech University. He has played high stakes DFS since 2013, and enjoys betting on golf, basketball and football – and whatever else is put in front of him. Schmitto is an advocate of The Bettor’s Oath.