This will be the sixth U.S. Open held at Pebble Beach but the first since Graeme McDowell won his lone major in 2010. Other winners include Jack Nicklaus (1972), Tom Watson ('82), Tom Kite ('92) and Tiger Woods (2000). ... Koepka seeks to become just the second player to win three consecutive U.S. Opens. ... Woods won by 15 strokes in 2000, beating the field by an average of 29.2 shots. He needs one victory to tie Sam Snead's all-time PGA Tour record of 82. ... Phil Mickelson won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the fifth time in February. ... McIlroy (2014 St. Jude Invitational, PGA Championship) is the last player to win on Tour the week before claiming a major championship. ... Koepka is trying to become only the fourth player to win at least five majors before turning 30 (Woods/10, Nicklaus/7, Bobby Jones/7).
BEST BETS: Dustin Johnson (+700 by William Hill) is a two-time winner of the Pro-Am at Pebble Beach and finished second to Koepka at last month's PGA Championship. ... Koepka (+850) admitted he didn't care about his finish last week. The T50 was uninspiring but predictable, and Koepka clearly thrives on the major stage. ... Woods (-1000) returns to the scene of the most dominating performance in major golf history. He is coming off a solid performance at the RBC Canadian Open and Woods' short iron play will be a major asset in attacking some of the smallest greens on Tour. ... McIlroy (+10000) provides solid betting odds despite his dominant victory last week coupled with 10 T10s in 12 events this year. ... Tommy Fleetwood (+3500) is one of the world's elite ball strikers and a terrific putter. A great combination around Pebble Beach and despite Fleetwood's lack of a major, he has a resume chock full of first-page contention.
NEXT WEEK: Travelers Championship, Cromwell, Conn.
LAST TOURNAMENT: ShopRite LPGA Classic (Lexi Thompson)
THIS WEEK: Meijer LPGA Classic, June 13-16
Blythefield Country Club, Grand Rapids, Mich. (Par 72, 6,639 yards)
Brooke Henderson (21-under, 263, 2017) holds the tournament scoring record. ... South Koreans have won as many tournaments in 2019 (7) as the rest of the countries combined. The United States is the only other country with multiple tournaments won (Thompson, Nelly Korda). ... Ko is the only multiple winner on Tour in 2019 (Bank of Hope Founders Cup, ANA Inspiration. ... Henderson, Korda, Ko and Azahara Munoz lead the Tour with six top 10 finishes each. ... Thompson reclaimed the top spot from Korda in the USA Solheim Cup team standings. ... This is the fourth of 12 consecutive weekends with an LPGA Tour event, culminating in the Ladies Scottish Open in August.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Chaska, Minn.
LAST TOURNAMENT: Mastercard Japan Championship (Scott McCarron)
THIS WEEK: OFF.
Charles Schwab Cup leader: McCarron
NEXT TOURNAMENT: American Family Insurance Championship, Madison, Wisc., June 21-23