US Open blog | Our picks

The last time the US open came to Pebble Beach Golf Links in 2010, Graeme McDowell came away with his only major win to end a 40 year long drought for Europeans at the tournament.

Since then, Europeans have won 3 out of the 9 tournaments played, with Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer all walking away with the spoils. However, the last 4 years it has been all Americans, with Spieth, Johnson and Koepka (twice) taking home the trophy.

In today's blog we ask our PGA professionals who they think is their pick for this years championship.

Firstly though, let's look at some US open stats.

Let's talk about Dustin Johnson. He has finished in the top 5 in the last 4 US opens including 1 win. He has also won twice at Pebble Beach and probably should have won the 2010 US Open.

Secondly, McIlory comes into the tournament off the back of a win in Canada and despite missing the cut at his last 3 US Opens he will go in with lots of confidence.

Another outside consideration with good form is Patrick Cantlay, who picked up his second career PGA Tour win at last week's Memorial Tournament. He also comes off the back of top 10 finishes in both this years majors and, missed only 2 cuts in the whole of 2018.

Our pro's picks

Our London pro Reeves always fancies an outside pick. This week he is going for Shane Lowery, who despite never having won a major, is in good form during 2019. In January, he won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and has scarcely looked back. There were missed cuts at The Masters and The Players, but Lowry is on a hot streak these past three months - third at the RBC Heritage, eighth at the US PGA and second at the Canadian Open.

Ascot pro Matt, fresh of the back of his correct prediction in our previous blog is sticking with his favoured Brookes Koepka. The 29-year-old who has the chance to become the first golfer in 104 years to win three American national championships in succession, despite finishing well down at the Canadian Open.

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