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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 291
THE MOMENT Backing the Big Guns THE betting agencies are suggesting Dustin Johnson is the man to beat as the golfing world turns its attention to Shinnecock Hills for the 118th US Open. Johnson arrives in fantastic form, having reclaimed his position as World No.1 after winning the FedEx St Jude Classic last week. But no player has ever won on the PGA Tour and followed by winning the US Open, so history suggests we should be looking away from the 10/1 favourite. Rory McIlroy is the next best at 15/1. The Northern Irishman holds the 72-hole US Open scoring record – shooting 268 in 2011 – but he hasn’t made the cut since 2015. Another past champion in Justin Rose (2013) is at 17/1 alongside former World No.1s Jason Day and Justin Thomas. All three have won on the PGA Tour this year – but just like Johnson and McIlroy, arguments can be made against each player ... Rose and Day missed the cut last year, while Thomas remains relatively inexperienced at his national championship and is only making his fourth start. Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler are both 19/1, while defending champion Brooks Koepka represents value at 21/1 together with Jon Rahm and Tiger Woods. E
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