2021 U.S. Open best bets and predictions

John Rathouz has spent 16 years as a Tour caddie. And now… he’s applying that insider knowledge to help you make proper picks each week with his best bets and predictions. This week, the PGA Tour is La Jolla, California, for the third men’s major of 2021 — the U.S. Open.

Bryson DeChambeau returns as the defending champion after winning at Winged Foot late last year.

Torrey Pines is a place that most players are familiar with, since the Tour makes a regular stop there each year for the Farmers Insurance Open.

What, if anything, does that mean for this week?

Watch the video above as Rathouz dives into the kinds of picks that could put some cash in your pockets.

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2021 U.S. Open Best Bets

These are the golfers we like this week when looking at their odds of winning, current form and fit at Torrey Pines.

  • Jon Rahm, 10-1
  • Xander Schauffele, 15-1
  • Louis Oosthuizen, 40-1
  • Will Zalatoris, 46-1
  • Justin Rose, 66-1
  • Charley Hoffman, 90-1

Don’t forget to also check out Rathouz’s course preview of Torrey Pines here. Check back at The Caddie Line homepage for all our fantasy and course previews, plus more expert picks each week on the PGA Tour.


  1. Gary woodland is my long shot. Koepka my fav. I am 1976u.s. Open caddie champ for Jerry Pate. 1st tour caddie to win a u.s. open.

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