Two of those golfers present the biggest liability to oddsmakers at BetMGM: co-leader Will Zalatoris (4-under 206) and 2011 champion Rory McIlroy, who sits three shots back.
McIlroy, who entered the 122nd U.S. Open as the betting favorite at a majority of sportsbooks, remains responsible for the most tickets (7%) and most money wagered (9.6%), as revealed in a BetMGM release Sunday morning.
Justin Thomas, who entered Sunday seven shots back of the lead after a second consecutive round of 2-over par 72, presents the biggest liability for BetMGM. He’s responsible for 7.6% of the handle and 6% of tickets. The 2022 PGA Championship winner was the biggest liability entering the tournament, as well.
BetMGM indicated Zalatoris, who carded a 3-under 67 on Saturday, also is among the biggest liabilities. DraftKings Sportbook revealed that 7% of bets and handle are on Zalatoris, and it’s likely the Texan is the recipient of some large bets.
Also at DraftKings, McIlroy is responsible for 12% of the handle and 9% of bets. Scottie Scheffler, who took the outright lead Saturday before. shooting 4-over on the back nine, is another liability for oddsmakers. He’s responsible for the same 9% of bets as McIlroy (10% of money wagered).
Zalatoris and co-leader Matt Fitzpatrick will be in the final pairing which tees off at 2:45 p.m. ET.
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