The U.S. Open is one of four majors on the PGA TOUR, as well as a tournament that drives heavy betting traffic every year. It is the third major on the golf schedule following the the Masters and the PGA Championship, and will next be played at Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles, California, on June 15 to 18, 2023. Famous courses such as Pebble Beach Golf Links in California and Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey have hosted the event in years’ past.
Having been held annually since 1895, the U.S. Open is unlike the other majors, as it is open to both amateur and professional golfers. It is also open to other tours as well, as players from the European and Asian professional tours play in it. It is also the only major to have a two-hole playoff format. If players are still tied after two holes, they will then move to a sudden death format. These types of differences makes the U.S. Open an attractive tournament for bettors from all over the world.
A premium is placed on accurate driving, as the U.S. Open is one of the more difficult events to win with the way the course is set up. The winners are usually around even par, and there have been some over-par winners in its history. Similarly to the other golf majors, it awards a $17.5-million purse.