2023 U.S. Open Power Rankings

Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka reacts as he and caddie Ricky Elliott look for his ball on the third hole during the first round of the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines South Course on June 17, 2021 in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Harry How via Getty Images)

The third major golf championship of the 2023 season gets underway this week on the west coast, as the world’s very best golfers meet up at historical Los Angeles Country Club for the 123rd edition of the U.S. Open.

A year ago, England’s Matt Fitzpatrick claimed his maiden major title in Boston, while the year prior, Jon Rahm also captured his maiden major trophy. In fact, the last four U.S. Open champions have been first-time major winners.

The 2023 golf season, though, has seen Rahm win his second major at the Masters, while Brooks Koepka claimed his fifth at the PGA.

Thus, will this year’s U.S. Open winner be a fifth straight to claim their first, or a third consecutive in 2023 to add another to his major trophy haul?

Our top 20 is below:

20. Joaquin Niemann

Joaquin Niemann Wins 2022 Genesis Invitational at Riviera
Joaquin Niemann lines up a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of The Genesis Invitational at Riviera CC on Feb 20, 2022 in Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

The 24-year-old Chilean opened the 2023 season with a pair of top-10 finishes on the Asian Tour. Since then, though, Niemann has posted mixed results, blending a top-20 at the Masters and two straight top-10 finishes on the LIV Golf circuit with a missed-cut at the PGA and T33 at LIV DC… The world No.36 has made three career starts at the U.S. Open, with a T23 his top result… Bonus: Niemann won the 2022 Genesis Open at Riviera (L.A.) so there could be a good vibe effect.

Odds: 125-1
Book Rank: T32
Last 6: 33, MC, 9, 10, 30, 15
Last 6 Majors: MC, 16, 53, 47, 23, 35
Best at U.S. Open: T23 (2020)

19. Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama 2022 Scottish Open Power Rankings
Hideki Matsuyama plays a shot on the 10th hole during a practice round prior to the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club on July 5, 2022 in North Berwick, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox via Getty Images)

The 2021 Masters champion has finished T26 or better in six straight U.S. Open starts, including a pair of top-5 finishes (T2, 4th)… Matsuyama is in solid form and enters Los Angeles off five top-25 finishes in his last seven starts, including a solo 5th-place result at the Players.

Odds: 50-1
Book Rank: T19
Last 6: 16, 29, 23, 16, 15, 31
Last 6 Majors: 29, 16, 68, 4, 60, 14
Best at U.S. Open: T2 (2017)

18. Max Homa

Max Homa Wins 2023 Farmers Insurance Open
Max Homa reacts after a putt on the 5th green during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open on the South Course of Torrey Pines on Jan 28, 2023 in La Jolla, Calif. (Photo by Orlando Ramirez via Getty Images)

The 32-year-old L.A. native, and world No.7, is enjoying another dream season with two more victories (Silverado, Torrey Pines) and six additional top-10 finishes. Yet, as phenomenal as Homa’s been over the past few years, he’s been a complete no-show in the majors, with just a single finish better than T40 in 15 career major starts.

Odds: 35-1
Book Rank: T13
Last 6: 9, 55, 8, MC, 43, 9
Last 6 Majors: 55, 43, MC, 47, 13, 48
Best at U.S. Open: T47 (2022)

17. Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas Wins Sony Open 2017
Justin Thomas reacts on the 18th fairway during the final round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae CC on Jan 15, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey via Getty Images)

The 15-time Tour winner has not landed in the winner’s circle since claiming his second PGA in May 2022, and does not look close to being his old self. The superstar who reeled off 13 wins in a 47-month span (averaging a W every 3.6 months), has won just twice in the last 34 months. The former top-10 machine enters amid a season with just two top-10 results in 13 starts. In the season’s four biggest tournaments, JT has been even worse (MC-Memorial, T65-PGA, MC-Masters, T60-Players). So why are we even ranking the Alabama alum? Because he’s one of the top-5 most talented golfers in the world. Thus, the due factor.

Odds: 35-1
Book Rank: T13
Last 6: MC, 65, 14, 25, MC, 10
Last 6 Majors: 65, MC, 53, 37, 1, 8
Best at U.S. Open: T8 (2020)

16. Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa U.S. Open 2022
Collin Morikawa chips to the 9th green as caddie Jonathan Jakovac looks on during the second round of the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club on June 17, 2022 in Brookline, Mass. (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)

The two-time major winner opened 2023 with three top-6 finishes in his first four starts. But since then, the Cal-Berkeley product has recorded just a single top-10 finish and enters off five consecutive poor results: WD (Memorial), T29 (Colonial), T26 (PGA), MC (Quail Hollow), T31 (Heritage)… On the major stage, though, the 26-year-old seems unflappable, with two wins, three other top-5s and two more top-10s in just 13 career starts.

Odds: 30-1
Book Rank: T10
Last 6: WD, 29, 26, MC, 31, 10
Last 6 Majors: 26, 10, MC, 5, 55, 5
Best at U.S. Open: T4 (2021)

15. Tyrrell Hatton

Tyrrell Hatton 2021 Masters Tournament Augusta National Golf Club
Tyrrell Hatton plays his shot from the third tee during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, GA. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hatton enters L.A. on a heater with six straight top-20 finishes, including three top-5s… The 31-year-old Brit fired a 64 on Sunday to record a T3 at last week’s Canadian Open… The world No.14 finished T15 (PGA) and T34 (Masters) in the opening two majors of the season.

Odds: 35-1
Book Rank: T13
Last 6: 3, 12, 15, 5, 3, 19
Last 6 Majors: 15, 34, 11, 56, 13, 52
Best at U.S. Open: T6 (2018)

14. Tony Finau

Tony Finau Wins 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic
Tony Finau celebrates on the 18th green after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit GC on July 31, 2022 in Detroit, Mich. (Photo by Mike Mulholland via Getty Images)

In his five most recent starts, the Utah native owns a win (Mexico) alongside four mediocre (at best) results: MC, T72, T23, 1, T31… From 2018 through 2021, Finau recorded an incredible nine top-10 finishes over a span of 13 major starts. Since, he’s gone eight straight majors without a single top-10 result.

Odds: 33-1
Book Rank: 12th
Last 6: MC, 72, 23, 1, 31, 26
Last 6 Majors: 72, 26, 28, MC, 30, 35
Best at U.S. Open: 5th (2018)

13. Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed of 4 Aces GC and caddie Kessler Karain on the 9th tee during day 2 of the LIV Golf Invitational – Bedminster at Trump National GC on July 30, 2022 in Bedminster, NJ. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey for LIV Golf via Getty Images)

The 2018 Masters champion struggled at Trump National DC but before that had posted seven consecutive top-20 finishes, highlighted by a T4 at Augusta National and T18 at the PGA… Reed sits in 12th place on the LIV Golf circuit’s season-long points standings… The Texan owns four top-20 finishes in his six most recent U.S. Open starts, including a solo 4th at the 2018 edition.

Odds: 100-1
Book Rank: T30
Last 6: 39, 18, 12, 14, 4, 3
Last 6 Majors: 18, 4, 47, 49, 34, 35
Best at U.S. Open: 4th (2018)

12. Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch
Jordan Spieth on the 5th tee during the third round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch on May 14, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)

Following a three-event span where Spieth missed two cuts and withdrew from the Byron Nelson, the 29-year-old Texan appears fully healthy and enters off an impressive top-5 finish at the Memorial… On the 2023 campaign, “Golf’s Golden Child” is enjoying a stellar season, featuring six top-10 finishes, highlighted by five top-5s… The 2015 winner of the U.S. Open seeks to join Brooks Koepka as the only two-time U.S. Open winner among active tour pros.

Odds: 25-1
Book Rank: 9th
Last 6: 5, MC, 29, MC, 2, 4
Last 6 Majors: 29, 4, 8, 37, 34, MC
Best at U.S. Open: Win (2015)

11. Matt Fitzpatrick

Matt Fitzpatrick U.S. Open 2022
Matt Fitzpatrick reacts after chipping in for birdie on the 12th hole during day one of the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club on June 16, 2022 in Brookline, Mass. (Photo by Patrick Smith via Getty Images)

The victory in Brookline last year highlighted Fitzpatrick’s breakout season, and he’s followed it up with another top-notch campaign, headlined by a win at Hilton Head… The 28-year-old Brit enters Los Angeles off two straight top-20 finishes… He missed the cut at last month’s PGA but posted a T10 at the Masters… He owns five top-25 finishes in his six most recent major starts.

Odds: 35-1
Book Rank: T13
Last 6: 20, 9, MC, 35, 1, 10
Last 6 Majors: MC, 10, 21, 1, 5, 14
Best at U.S. Open: Win (2022)

10. Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Rory McIlroy reacts on the 17th green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill GC on Mar 5, 2023 in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Michael Reaves via Getty Images)

The Northern Irishman won the CJ Cup back in the fall, but since the calendar flipped to 2023, the now 34-year-old has not played particularly well despite a string of top-10 finishes recently… He followed up a missed-cut at the Masters with a no-show at Hilton Head, costing himself $3 million, and then finished T47 at Quail Hollow, a course he usually owns… He does enter off three-straight top-10 results but two were Sunday collapses.

Odds: 12-1
Book Rank: 4th
Last 6: 9, 7, 7, 47, MC, 3
Last 6 Majors: 7, MC, 3, 5, 8, 2
Best at U.S. Open: Win (2011)

9. Bryson DeChambeau

2023 Masters Bryson DeChambeau Alex Noren
Bryson DeChambeau fist bumps Alex Noren on the 1t tee during a practice round prior to the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National GC on Apr 03, 2023 in Augusta, GA. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird via Getty Images)

LIV Golf’s big-bombing superstar enters the 123rd U.S. Open off three straight top-10 finishes including a T4 at last month’s PGA Championship… The 29-year-old California native is a two-time USGA champion (2015 US Amateur and 2020 US Open) and owns five top-35 finishes in seven career starts… DeChambeau’s distance off the tee will be a huge advantage at the relatively short L.A. Country Club’s North course.

Odds: 40-1
Book Rank: T16
Last 6: 10, 4, 7, 22, 28, MC
Last 6 Majors: 4, MC, 8, 56, MC, 33
Best at U.S. Open: Win (2020)

8. Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson Wins 2023 LIV Golf Tulsa
Dustin Johnson of Aces GC hits a tee shot on the 18th hole during Day 3 of the LIV Golf Tulsa tournament at Cedar Ridge CC on May 14, 2023 in Broken Arrow, OK. (Photo by Ian Maule via Getty Images)

Fully healed from an injury which hampered his game earlier in the season, the now (laughably) 90th ranked golfer in the world enters amid a batch of mixed results, including an overtime win in Tulsa on LIV, alongside a T55 at the PGA… With a win, the longtime world No.1 and two-time major winner seeks to join Jordan Spieth as a three-time major winner among active tour pros.

Odds: 40-1
Book Rank: T16
Last 6: 27, 55, 1, 25, 10, 48
Last 6 Majors: 55, 48, 6, 24, MC, 12
Best at U.S. Open: Win (2016)

7. Patrick Cantlay

2023 RBC Heritage Power Rankings Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay reacts to a putt on the 10th green during the final round of the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National GC on Apr 09, 2023 in Augusta, GA. (Photo by Andrew Redington via Getty Images)

The Long Beach, Cal native enters his hometown-hosted major as the world No.4 and in top form, highlighted by five top-10 finishes in his nine most recent starts… The one question mark with Cantlay is his major championship resume which includes just four top-10s in 22 starts, although he has posted four consecutive top-15 results (T9, T14, T8, T14).

Odds: 18-1
Book Rank: 6th
Last 6: 30, 9, 21, 3, 14, 9
Last 6 Majors: 9, 14, 8, 14, MC, 39
Best at U.S. Open: T14 (2022)

6. Cameron Smith

WITB Cameron Smith Wins Australian PGA
Cameron Smith on the 17th green during Day 4 of the 2022 Australian PGA Championship at the Royal Queensland GC on Nov 27, 2022 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung via Getty Images)

The 29-year-old Aussie, and greatest putter on the planet, enters L.A. in top form (11th DC, T9 PGA, T2 Tulsa, T6 Singapore and T3 Australia). The one question: since a T4 at the 2015 edition, the reigning British Open champ has failed to post a single top-10 result in the U.S. Open with missed cuts in his last two appearances… In his six most recent major starts, Smith owns four top-15 finishes, headlined by a win at St Andrews and T3 at the 2022 Masters.

Odds: 30-1
Book Rank: T10
Last 6: 11, 9, 2, 6, 3, 34
Last 6 Majors: 9, 34, 1, MC, 13, 3
Best at U.S. Open: T4 (2015)

5. Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland
Viktor Hovland plays a shot on the 4th hole during the first round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village GC on June 2, 2022 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)

The world No.5 enters L.A. on a heater, highlighted by a win at the Memorial and runner-up at the PGA Championship… Hovland owns top-10 finishes in five of the season’s top-tier events: 1st Memorial, T2 PGA, T7 Masters, T3 Players, T10 Arnold Palmer… The 2018 U.S. Amateur finished as the low amateur (T12) at the 2019 U.S. Open.
Odds: 16-1
Book Rank: 5th
Last 6: 1, 16, 2, 43, 59, 7
Last 6 Majors: 2, 7, 4, MC, 41, 27
Best at U.S. Open: T12 (2019)

4. Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele Wins 2022 Genesis Scottish Open
Xander Schauffele on the 16th green during Day 4 of the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club on July 10, 2022 in North Berwick, Scotland. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox via Getty Images)

The San Diego native and reigning Olympic gold medalist enters in really good form, highlighted by seven straight top-25s including three top-5s… While he has yet to win a major title, Schauffele has consistently performed well on golf’s biggest stages, including seventeen top-20s in 25 major starts – ten of those inside the top 10. In six career starts at the U.S. Open, Schauffele owns three top-5 finishes, and has never finished outside the top 15… Schauffele, Cantlay and Finau are considered the best players in the world without a major title.

Odds: 20-1
Book Rank: T7
Last 6: 24, 18, 2, 4, 10, 5
Last 6 Majors: 18, 10, 15, 14, 13, MC
Best at U.S. Open: T3 (2019)

3. Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm Wins 2022 Mexico Open
Jon Rahm talks to his caddie Adam Hayes on the 11th hole during the first round of the Mexico Open at Vidanta on Apr 28, 2022 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas via Getty Images)

The world No.2 has cooled off a bit since winning the Masters and finishing solo runner-up in Mexico. Still, the talented Spaniard will enter L.A. as one of the tip-top favorites… The 28-year-old has recorded four straight top-25 finishes at the U.S. Open, including a win (2021) and T3 (2019). A win would make Rahm a two-time U.S. Open champion and three-time major champ.

Odds: 11-1
Book Rank: 3rd
Last 6: 16, 50, 2, 15, 1, 31
Last 6 Majors: 50, 1, 34, 12, 48, 27
Best at U.S. Open: Win (2021)

2. Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler 2022 PGA Championship Southern Hills
Scottie Scheffler plays a shot on the 13th hole during a practice round at Southern Hills CC on May 16, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ahead of the 2022 PGA Championship. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins via Getty Images)

In terms of who’s playing the best among the very best, it’s hard to argue against Scheffler. The world No. 2 enters L.A. with – get this – sixteen-consecutive top-12 finishes, highlighted by two victories, eight other top-5s and three additional top-10s!… In his last nine major starts, the Texan owns seven top-10 finishes, including a maiden win at last season’s Masters.

Odds: 7-1
Book Rank: 1st
Last 6: 3, 3, 2, 5, 11, 10
Last 6 Majors: 2, 10, 21, 2, MC, 1
Best at U.S. Open: T2 (2022)

1. Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka Wins 2023 PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka trolls the media after winning the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill CC on May 21, 2023 in Rochester, NY. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox via Getty Images)

The Florida State product does not need help getting himself hyped for majors, as he’s consistently excelled on the biggest stages. In a three-season blitzkrieg (2017-2019), Koepka won four times while finishing runner-up twice more. Starting in 2020, though, the 33-year-old has battled through a multitude of injuries which limited his play and hampered his once-dominant style. Now injury free, and in top form, Koepka returned to the major stage in April and finished T2 at the Masters. He chased it with a win at the PGA – his fifth career major. No one is better on the major stage than big-game Brooks.

Odds: 9-1
Book Rank: 2nd
Last 6: 14, 1, 6, 3, 19, 2
Last 6 Majors: 1, 2, MC, 55, 55, MC
Best at U.S. Open: Win (2017, 2018)

Next Five: Tommy Fleetwood (50-1), Justin Rose (50-1), Cameron Young (50-1), Shane Lowry (60-1), Phil Mickelson (150-1).



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