U.S. Open Preview 2020 and Betting Strategies – The Sports Gambling Podcast
In the midst of the beginning of the NFL season, fans and bettors will have to make room for one of the most anticipated golf tournaments of the year. At long last, the best players in the world will face the toughest test in golf for the 120th U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY. Here’s our U.S. Open Preview with everything to know before placing a single wager on it.
U.S. Open Preview: The Field
Because of the COVID pandemic, the traditional play-in format to set the U.S. Open field had to be scrapped. Local and Sectional Qualifying, both here and abroad, were replaced with primarily automatic qualifying based on several metrics.
Some of the most notable changes to how this year’s field was set is as follows:
+ Reduction of the field from 156 to 144 players
+ Top two non-exempt players from the results of the Memorial, 3M Open, WGC-FedEx St. Jude, Barracuda Championship, and the Wyndham Championship
+ Top three non-exempt players from the results of the PGA Championship
+ Top 5 non-exempt players from final 2019-2020 FedEx Cup Standings
+ Top 10 aggregate point earners from the European Tour’s revised 2020 schedule, beginning from the British Masters