U.S. Open 2024 Round 2 Picks and Predictions: McIlroy, Cantlay Taking Charge

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  • Can McIlroy find a way to take sole possession of the lead at the U.S. Open?
  • Is Cantlay on his way to being the Round 2 leader?
  • Aberg is having a fantastic first time out at the U.S. Open

As Round 2 of the 2024 U.S. Open has begun, you’ll want to peek at our 2024 U.S. Open Round 2 picks and predictions from the best golf betting sites, especially with all the movement happening within the U.S. Open odds. Scottie Scheffler was the heavy favorite, but a tough Round 1 has him quite low on the leaderboard, though he’s not likely in any danger of missing the U.S. Open projected cut line.

When looking back at our U.S. Open Round 1 predictions, our picks struggled through Day 1, with Viktor Hovland sitting at a total of +7. There’s still time for Hideki Matsuyama and Xander Schauffele to turn things around, but they’ll have some stiff competition, as these U.S. Open Round 2 leader picks played great golf yesterday.

Top U.S. Open picks

Rory McIlroy Round 2 leader (+250 at FanDuel sportsbook)

McIlroy came into the U.S. Open with odds of +1200 to lift the trophy like he did in 2011. So far, he hasn’t disappointed. He’s currently tied with Patrick Cantlay at the top of the leaderboard at -5. With a par 65, McIlroy also grabbed a tie for the lowest score ever at the U.S. Open that’s been hosted by Pinehurst. If Rory continues to come through in the clutch, and avoid trouble, he’s got a fantastic shot to lead the U.S. Open after Round 2.

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Patrick Cantlay Round 2 leader (+300 at BetRivers sportsbook)

Fun fact, this is the first time in Cantlay’s PGA Tour career that he’s held a top-5 position after Round 1. With the way he carried himself through Day 1 of the U.S. Open, Cantlay should be able to carry that momentum into Round 2 and continue swinging with all the confidence in the world. Had it not been for a bogey on the 15th hole, Cantlay would’ve had the Round 1 lead all to himself.

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Ludvig Aberg Round 2 leader (+400 at BetRivers sportsbook)

Ludvig Aberg is sitting second on the U.S. Open leaderboard, but like Cantlay, he could’ve been the Round 1 leader had it not been for a couple of tricky holes. Finishing at 4 under after Round 1, Aberg easily could’ve been sitting at 6 under if it wasn’t for his two bogeys. Aberg bogeyed on the 6th and 14th holes, but his five birdies saved him, as he’s certainly one to consider as the U.S. Open Round 2 leader.

U.S. Open 2024 odds

Player Odds
Rory McIlroy
+240
Scottie Scheffler
+600
Ludvig Åberg
+700
Bryson DeChambeau
+750
Patrick Cantlay
+900
Xander Schauffele
+1600
Collin Morikawa
+2200
Brooks Koepka
+2500
Tony Finau
+3000
Tyrrell Hatton
+3300

Odds provided by FanDuel – accurate as of June 14

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