Choose ‘Em Preview: US Open’

If you play the US Open even a fraction of how the PGA Championship turns out, you can’t give up no matter when you think you have no chance. Remember, this was the week he snatched PGA TOUR Pick ‘Em Live champ Justin Thomas at +30,000 to win the middle of the final round. Tournaments in which the top of the leaderboard is more likely to return to the field are essential to this type of picking.

Also, just like the last major, the PGA TOUR Pick ‘Em Live has expanded its prize money venues four times the base. All Top 20 Performers of The Country Club will receive cash. First place will receive $2000. See the top of the desktop interface and/or the mobile app for details.

On desktop, if it’s a virtual Valspar tournament, click on the profile page for it to load. (You’ll be taken through a series of new pop-ups until it does.) Then click LOG OUT. This should reset your interface to reflect the opening board of the US Open, and as strange as that may be, you won’t actually be logged out. Of course, just like we experienced earlier, if your page doesn’t reset, log out for real and then log back in.

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Competition

to win

glassXander Shaveli (+2200)

No time for funny work this week! We’ve learned that major companies keep shipping BIG BOY WINNERS so I’ll leave Daydream at +10000 and up for other events.

Shaveli’s record in this event is great because he’s in T7 or better in all five of his career starting over the past five years. You get there guys who are better, win stocks or whatever. He has performed on classic tracks, coastal tracks, and “new” tracks. The rules are covered.

I put it on based on five years of growth and scar tissue. He won’t be surprised, shocked, or shaken on a Sunday afternoon as his demeanor matches the depth of his bag. it’s ready.

robBrooks Koepka (+4000)

As much as I’d like it and as easy it has been over the years, I can’t argue with Glass, but Koepka’s trains have been to Win-Win-2nd-T4 at the US Open since 2017. But we don’t. He doesn’t need to pin his receipts to the bulletin board. This is a major and he is a master warrior. home throws we Most in this commission.

Top 10

glassMax Homa (+380)

My luck in the weekend window has been mixed so I’ll focus on guys who may not need to adjust (hopefully) as the weekend approaches.

I hate his record in majors in general (11 events, 4 cuts made). I’m playing Come Here he’s made money in his last three games and T13 at Southern Hills was the best of the bunch. His reputation on tough tracks lately is more than fantastic.

rob(+775) Patrick Reed

Results may vary, as I am able to get into this window regularly and Brendon Todd delivers at +1100 in Colonial, I will probably need to lower my expectations to enter the final round. For now, I can still open easily.

This is one of those happy accidents that we hope to encounter along the way. His form wasn’t inspiring for most of 2022, but he still made it to T7 in tough conditions at Colonial just three weeks ago. This is what patience can make and one of the best short games.

I also focused on his record in all disciplines. He’s proven time and time again that he wants light. The more difficult the test, the better it performed, the more we benefited. At the US Open alone, he finished fourth solo among five top 20s.

Top 20

robVictor Perez (+700)

The interface seems to open this window regularly and earlier than R2, so I open a bold move on the Frenchie. He’s one of my sleepers.

The play is for a man who has enough experience in the biggest events not to be overwhelmed by the experience. It also comes in hot, and even if there are fewer Tom Brady fans in the neighborhoods around The Country Club, Perez is still a believer in TB12. However, he’ll need to get off to a hot start to retain my loyalty. The inconsistency of having the option to adjust this bet during tournaments is more poignant than hoping that he will recover, say, from sitting on the T70 after one round.

glass(+425) Brian Harman

He earned in his last four US matches, including Monsters Erin Hills (T2), Shinnecock Hills, Winged Foot and Torrey Pines. He should be relieved that he got “only” 7,264 yards this week. Balanced by the bag, his excellent short game can make him hang out.

round 1

leader

glass(+2500) John Ram

I’ll hang my cart with one of the three early balls in the front knowing I can rearrange it most of the day.

He has clearly stated that he plays PGATOUR for competition and legacy, and will look to join Brooks Koepka and Curtis Strange in the recent record books if he wins again this week. An excellent start will not harm his chances and will put the field under observation.

rob(+1400) Rory McIlroy

This is where Glass can get every time. McIlroy runs 10th at 7:40 a.m. ET and is right to mark him with the shortest odds. However, by the time I get up on Thursday morning, he will have finished his run, so I need to leave my potential pivots entirely for the afternoon wave.

Among the longer shots, I looked at Denny McCarthy (+12500), Sebastián Muñoz (+8000), and Russell Henley (+6600). McCarthy has been doing his best lately in the opening rounds, Muñoz opened The RSM Classic and AT&T Byron Nelson with 60 seconds, and Henley was the FRL at the US Open in 2018 and 2021. It all kicks off before 8:00 a.m.

Note: While Glass and Rob typically adhere to their choices as detailed in Pick ‘Em Preview, they are allowed the right to make changes at any time.