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Edge of Tomorrow - The Bearded Talisman's 2024 US Open picks



Rita:   What are we still doing here?  You are wasting time!

 

Cage:  Rita if you start that engine you die……this is as far as you ever make it, and if I go on and kill the Omega, you are dead.   Forever.

 

Rita:  Why does it matter what happens to me?

 

Cage:  I wish I didn’t know you, but I do.

 

BT is ready to destroy The Omega (Scottie Scheffler)….and he wants you around for the aftermath, counting your winnings.   Below are my 4 bets on this weekend’s US Open in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

 

Rory McIlroy to WIN (11-1) –  The last time Rory teed it up in North Carolina he won the Wells Fargo, his second win of the season.   He has (5) Top 5s this season in 14 starts, and has made every cut.   His pending divorce was a bit of a distraction at last month’s PGA Championship, but he still finished tied-12th.   We are past any divorce distractions now – if anything, Rory looks rejuvenated.   His iron play is next level, and he has put in a ton of work with Brad Faxon on the putting green.   Over the years, I have avoided betting Rory in majors, but I believe his 10 year major drought ends right here.   Gun to my head, he’s my top pick.

 

Collin Morikawa to WIN (14-1) – In his last six starts, he has finished in the Top 10 in five of them.   He is playing his best golf since 2021, when he won The Open Championship.    Morikawa plays well in majors, and while he isn’t the biggest hitter on tour, it seems like he hasn’t missed a fairway in weeks.    You can look yourself in the mirror with this pick – Morikawa is historically great.

 

Brooks Koepka to WIN (20-1) – At age 24, Koepka finished T-4th at the US Open at Pinehurst.   Now 34, he is seeking his 6th major.    Since late April, Koepka has shot only ONE round over par.   He carded a 65 on Sunday at LIV Houston for his 3rd straight LIV Top 10.   He seems under the radar at 20-1, and that has inspired him in the past.

 

Hideki Matsuyama to WIN (40-1) – In his last 7 starts, he has finished T-12th or better in five of them, including winning The Genesis Invitational.   He was a bit fatigued heading into The Masters and battled a few minor injuries in the aftermath, but watching him finish T-8th last week at The Memorial, he appears to be back on track.   Hideki has a great track record historically in North Carolina events, including finishing T-5th at the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow.   

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