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Steve Palmer's US Open Golf Tips

The third Major of the season has arrived, the US Open at Los Angeles Country Club, and Racing Post golf guru Steve Palmer is on hand with his verdict.

Steve Palmer's US Open Tips

Max Homa To Win Outright @ 28/1
Viktor Hovland To Win Outright @ 16/1
Min Woo Lee To Win Outright @ 90/1
Justin Suh Top American @ 125/1
Si Woo Kim Top Asian @ 15/4

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WhatUS Open
WhereLos Angeles Country Club, California, USA
WhenThursday 15th June - Sunday 18th June
How to watchbet365 Live Golf Tracker, Sky Sports Golf & Main Event
Odds (American)Scottie Scheffler 6/1, Jon Rahm 9/1, Brooks Koepka 11/1, Rory McIlroy 12/1, Patrick Cantlay 14/1

The US Open heads to Los Angeles for the first time in 75 years and an amazing venue is awaits the world's finest golfers, even if the North Course at Los Angeles Country Club has not staged a professional event since 1940.

Scottie Scheffler is 6/1 to win a first US Open. He has been hitting his ball with huge authority this season, winning the Phoenix Open and the Players Championship, but his putter has been cold for large periods.

Scheffler has been seen using a new putter in practice at LACC this week, so his supporters will be hoping that a flat-stick switch results in a change of fortunes on the greens. The world number one is proving a popular choice with punters.

Jon Rahm comes next in the betting at 9/1. The Spaniard is a prolific winner in California, having won his maiden PGA Tour title in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, then the US Open at the same venue in 2021.

Rahm won again in the Golden State in the Genesis Invitational in February.

Brooks Koepka is seeking back-to-back Major success, having won the PGA Championship last month.

Koepka, on offer at 11/1 this week, won both the PGA and the US Open in 2018. The Floridian powerhouse is looking to win a sixth Major title on Sunday.

Rory McIlroy12/1 for a long overdue fifth Major success, has faded from the PGA Tour leaderboard in the two previous Sundays (Memorial and Canadian Open), so is teeing up short on success.

Each-way terms of a fifth the odds, the first eight places are available for the US Open, as well as alternative options, like a seventh the odds, the first ten places, in the Each Way Extra section.

US Open course details

The North Course at Los Angeles Country Club is a 7,423-yard, par-70, with three par-fives, ten par-fours and five par-threes.

The Los Angeles Open was at this venue many moons ago, then a couple of prestigious amateur events took place more recently - the 2013 Pac-12 Championship and the 2017 Walker Cup.

Max Homa, Rahm, Patrick Rodgers and Michael Kim finished in the top 11 of the Pac-12 event, while Collin Morikawa had a 100 per cent record for USA in the Walker Cup there. Scheffler won one point from two matches.

LACC is undulating, with a mixture of long and short holes - the 124-yard 15th is the shortest hole in US Open history. The track will play firm and fast, with sunny and calm weather expected throughout.

Homa can get his name up in lights

Max Homa is the course-record holder at LACC, having carded a 61 on his way to winning the 2013 Pac-12 Championship there, and the local lad can be fancied to thrive in his home state again.

Four of Homa's six PGA Tour triumphs have come in California and the 28/1 appeals.

Hovland to build on Memorial win

Viktor Hovland responded to his runner-up finish at the PGA with a gutsy victory in the Memorial at Muirfield Village and the Norwegian looks ready for Major glory.

Hovland has a strong record in California and 16/1 seems generous.

Min Woo Lee ready for Major glory

The 90/1 about Min Woo Lee could look huge on Sunday, as the Australian youngster relishes Major set-ups and has arrived in good heart. The firm, fast terrain is ideal for Lee, who grew up on such tracks.

Suh well suited to Los Angeles gig

The 125/1 for Justin Suh finishing as top American looks full of juice, given he was a college star in Los Angeles and has been regularly impressing on the PGA Tour this year.

Si Woo Kim pick of the Asian market

Si Woo Kim has won in California on both the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour, and the in-form Korean looks a bargain at 15/4 in the top Asian market.

Steve Palmer's US Open Tips

Max Homa To Win Outright @ 28/1
Viktor Hovland To Win Outright @ 16/1
Min Woo Lee To Win Outright @ 90/1
Justin Suh Top American @ 125/1
Si Woo Kim Top Asian @ 15/4

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Odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and subject to fluctuation.

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