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U.S. Open Sleeper Picks

While the field for the 2017 U.S. Open is loaded with the best golfing talent the PGA Tour has to offer, sharp bettors can dig deeper down the odds list to find value in some lesser-known players who have a legitimate shot of hoisting the U.S. Open Trophy on Sunday.

Here's a look at three men who I figure will be in the mix in Wisconsin this weekend. For all of the best U.S. Open betting content, visit our golf page.

Kevin Kisner (+5000)

Kisner has quietly been one of the most dominant golfers on the Tour this season. He has a win, runner-up  finish and seven top 15s in his last 13 starts. Frankly, I’m stunned he’s available at +4000 but I’m betting it all day.

The American is also in excellent form right now but tends to get overlooked since he’s not especially long off the tee. While Erin Hills is shaping up to be an absolute monster of a course at 7,741 yards, accuracy is going to be more important than distance to avoid the 138 bunkers and nightmare-inducing fescue. Kisner can do that.

Shane Lowry (+6000)

Lowry was right there at the U.S. Open a year ago before finishing as a runner-up to Dustin Johnson, and he placed in a tie for ninth in 2015. Simply put, he’s one of the few men on the Tour who loves this tournament.

This is the time of the year the Irishman tends to shine as well. Lowry fared well at both at the BMW Championship and the Memorial Tournament, which should please bettors who are place pre-tournament wagers on players in solid form.

Lowry is used to links style courses with rough conditions, so the heavy breezes surrounding Erin Hills shouldn’t impact him much. If you’re not confident in picking him to win outright, a bet on him to place within the top 10 looks safe.

Byeong-Hun An (+10000)

An has four straight top 25s entering the second major of the year but is consistently overlooked in betting circles, evidenced by his +10000 price. Oddsmakers haven’t realized his potential yet, but it’s time sports bettors did.

An hasn’t missed a cut in 2017 and is a near lock to see the weekend in Wisconsin in my eyes. His putter has always been his Achilles’ Heel yet he’s finally coming around with the flat stick now and he’s transformed into a complete player as a result. Watch out for my boy Byeong-Hun.

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