Bettor Stakes $25k+ On Brooks Koepka To Not Win US Open

One individual has reportedly lumped $27,600 on Brooks Koepka to not win the 123rd US Open

Brooks Koepka in front of a US Open board
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As the US Open gets underway there will be golf fans around the world putting bets on players who could lift the trophy at the end of the week. Within the field, there are a number of the top players who might claim the third men's Major of the year, with Brooks Koepka just one of those individuals.

Certainly, going into the tournament it'll be hard not to bet against the American, with Koepka finishing second at the Masters in April before securing a third PGA Championship. However, that is exactly what one individual has done, with one punter putting a bet of $27,600 on Koepka to not win the US Open! 

At Los Angeles Country Club, Koepka has the chance to claim a sixth Major and third US Open but, according to Prophet Exchange co-founder, Jake Benzaquen: "Large bet we took just now: One user bet $27,600 on Brooks Koepka NOT to win the US Open. The bet would pay $1,705 if Brooks loses."

The odds of this are -1600 (1/16) and, for context, Koepka is +1100 (11/1) to actually win at LACC this week. He wasn't the favourite though before play got underway, with World No.1 Scottie Scheffler just +700 (7/1) to pick up yet another title in 2023.

It's not the first time that we have seen some large bets put on Major championships. Back in 2019, one unidentified punter bet $85,000 dollars, in Las Vegas, all on Tiger Woods to win the 2019 Masters. Famously, the American won a fifth Green Jacket, with the lucky punter securing a $1.2 million payday!

Brooks Koepka Wanamaker Trophy

Koepka celebrates his third PGA Championship back in May

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Another sizeable bet came the year prior to Tiger's, when one punter almost won £108,000 off £5. In the treble bet, the individual predicted Haotong Li to win the Dubai Desert Classic at odds of +10000 (100/1), with Jason Day then claiming the Farmers Insurance Open at odds of +2000 (20/1).

Unfortunately, Rory McIlroy, who was the third part of the bet, was unable to secure the Masters in 2018 as he finished in a tie for fifth, with Patrick Reed picking up his first Major title by a shot. McIlroy's odds at the time were +900 (9/1).

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

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