Each and every-way conditions: 1/5 odds, 8 areas
Temperature forecast for Torrey Pines: The early starters go off at 6:45am nearby by which time it can be presently in the mid-60s. It must be almost flat tranquil for a couple of several hours before the winds decide on up to about 8mph from 11am onwards. Temperatures rise a small in the afternoon, as does the wind but not significantly.
First-spherical leader background in US Opens:
2020 – Justin Thomas
2019 – Justin Rose
2018 – Russell Henley, Dustin Johnson, Scott Piercy, Ian Poulter (69)
2017 – Rickie Fowler (65)
2016 – Andrew Landry (66)
2015 – Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson (65)
2014 – Martin Kaymer (65)
2013 – Phil Mickelson (67)
2012 – Michael Thompson (66)
Tactic: Wanting at the record of previous US Open initially-spherical leaders and 9 of the final 12 have performed in a Ryder Cup or received a significant. That looks a decent starting issue somewhat than trying to obtain a needle in a haystack and identify an Andrew Landry or a Scott Piercy. I am going to aim on excellent. As for tee-situations, it appears to be the quite early starters could get a little bit calmer problems so I will decide two from the morning wave and one from the afternoon.
Glance to Lowry
Open champion Shane Lowry tees off at 7:29am with fellow Euros and significant winners Henrik Stenson and Francesco Molinari.
It is really a wonderful group to be in and I am hoping Lowry is the a person to glow. Latest form says he’s by far the most possible.
Lowry is in outstanding sort, with a fourth position in the US PGA at Kiawah Island and sixth at Memorial.
He is also been commencing properly, ending round 1 in the top rated 11 in 4 of his very last 7 begins. That run involves a 68 in a different big event, The Gamers Championship, which place him 3rd after 18 holes.
When Lowry received the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush, the Irishman was next after round just one though he is also begun strongly in US Opens, capturing a 69 at Chambers Bay and a 68 at Oakmont (fourth immediately after R1).
He is liked previous trips to Torrey Pines and has a T7 and a T13 in his 4 appearances in the Farmers Insurance coverage Open up.
Set it completely and he’s a truthful price tag at 50/1.
Woodland worth a wager out west
The final time Gary Woodland contested this function in California he started off with a 68 at Pebble Seashore and went on to score a outstanding win and claim his initially key.
It perhaps hasn’t gone as very well as he would have preferred since but the large-hitting American has overcome some setbacks to clearly show some strong kind once more in modern months.
He was sixth in April’s Texas Open up and then bagged a top 5 in May’s Wells Fargo Championship.
Woodland was fourth after day one in that occasion while he was eighth on the closing R1 leaderboard in the US PGA at Kiawah Island two weeks afterwards.
At Torrey Pines, he has one of the far better scoring averages at the South Course, 2 times capturing 66 there in the previous 4 yrs.
He tees off at 7:51am in an all US Open up winners team that includes Webb Simpson and Martin Kaymer.
Woodland appears to be like a good wager at 80/1, with eight each individual-way locations.
Get with Garcia
For an afternoon starter, I’ll go with Sergio Garcia at 75/1.
The Spaniard has been a to start with-round leader 2 times in his previous 6 PGA Tour gatherings. He opened with a 65 at Sawgrass to lead the way at The Players Championship and a 63 secured working day 1 honours in the Charles Schwab Obstacle on his most current look.
Sergio also handed in a Thursday 65 at the Byron Nelson Championship 3 starts in the past so he’s been traveling out of the blocks of late.
He is also throwing in some big figures also but for this market place you’d fairly have extremes in round scores fairly than an individual churning out solid 69s and 70s.
Garcia is 11th in Round 1 Scoring Ordinary on the PGA Tour this year so the only question is no matter if he can do it all over again on this study course.
You will find no modern evidence as he has not performed right here given that the 2008 US Open up but he did publish tied 18th in that function whilst the previous time Sergio teed it up in frequent PGA Tour motion at Torrey Pines he took tied eighth in the 2006 Buick Invitational.
He is experienced some good commences in US Opens (three moments in the prime four after 18) so let’s back Garcia, a 1:25pm starter, for FRL at 75/1.