Here’s a US Open betting update after the second round last Friday. Qualifier Joel Dahmen is tied with Collin Morikawa on top of the leaderboard. However, the 130th golfer in the world was closed to finishing alone on top. However, Dahmen missed the birdie putt at the last hole.
The 34-year-old won his only PGA Tour event last March 2021 at the Corales Puntacana Championship. He finished with two-under 68 to add to his first-round score of 67.
According to sports betting software sources, Dahmen almost skipped the qualifying event. He described the first two rounds as a whirlwind. Also, he was surprised to become the favorite of the crowd at the Country Club.
US Open Betting Update
Morikawa is looking for his third major in three years after wins at the PGA Championship and the US Open. He finished with the second-round best of 66. According to sports news reports, the 7th ranked golfer made a good start with three straight birdies for three-under-par in the first half of the course.
However, his bogey on the fourth hole was the lone blemish on his scorecard. Thus, he ended the day with lots of confidence.
Reigning champ Jon Rahm and four-time major victor Rory McIlroy are part of the group pursuing co-leaders. They were one stroke off the lead in the wake of shooting 67 and 69 separately.
McIlroy came back strong after a double bogey on the third hole. He found himself in the long grass after a lousy approach shot. Also, the ball got stuck in the fescue twice. On a rare occasion, McIlroy pumped his fist to celebrate the double bogey after sinking a 22-yard putt to avoid a triple.
According to sportsbook pay per head sources, the other golfers with one stroke off the co-leaders are Aaron Wise, Beau Hossler, and Hayden Buckley.