2024 U.S. Open prediction: Back Rory McIlroy after surprise divorce reversal

2024 U.S. Open prediction: Back Rory McIlroy after surprise divorce reversal

The U.S. Open heads to Pinehurst this weekend with much fanfare.

There’s no shortage of storylines to attach yourself to as tee times near on Thursday.

Tiger Woods will be back in action as a ridiculous 400/1 underdog at the U.S. Open while Scottie Scheffler looks to continue his dominance on the PGA Tour.

Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy has scrapped his divorce plans with wife Erica Stoll ahead of a massive tournament in his career.

Between the dominance of Scheffler, the nostalgia of Woods and the intriguing prices of Mcllroy, there are three big-time golfers to back with plenty of entertainment value.

There could be some bets worth targeting further down the odds board as events that haven’t featured a Scheffler win oftentimes had a long shot take the victory.

2024 U.S. Open prediction

Rory Mcllroy (12/1, BetMGM)

Mcllroy is the third favorite to win the major this weekend, behind Schefflter (+333) and Xander Schauffele (10/1).

It could just be his weekend though, having shared the good news of reconciling with his wife instead of what could be a distracting divorce.

At his peak, Mcllroy was the No. 1 ball striker among all golfers in 2021 and will look to continue with strong iron play.

Rory Mcllroy will need to be sharp with his irons. Getty Images

Iron play and strong putting around the greens will be pivotal to any golfer who snags the win this weekend.

Mcllroy is best known for his impressive drives and power, but that’s never been the true issue surrounding the uber-talented golfer.

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In recent years, he seemed to lose his luster in the biggest major tournaments.

He should have a clear head this weekend and ahead of tee-time, he could be an intriguing wager at the 12/1 wager.

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