BetSided Community Picks - Who Are You Picking to Win the U.S. Open?

Phil Mickelson can complete the career grand slam at the US Open.
Phil Mickelson can complete the career grand slam at the US Open. / Rob Carr/GettyImages

Here we are, back again, my friends. It's time for the third Major of the 2022 golf year.

That means it's time for the third edition of the BetSided Community Picks their Major winner. We already did it for the Masters and for the PGA Championship, now it's time to do it for the U.S. Open.

If you want my picks, check out my betting preview here or watch this week's episode of Green on the Greens below.

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I sent out a tweet this morning asking to hear everyone's best bet, so now we're going to take a look at a few of them and I'll give my thoughts.

The People's Best Bets to Win the 2022 U.S. Open

Will Zalatoris is one of my picks this week as well, but this also gives me a chance to bring up the time that him and I became best friends. We totally keep and touch and text all the time now (we don't). I'll be rooting for my bestie to win this week!

It's interesting to note that in the interview, Zalatoris mentioned that the longer and tougher courses are, the better he performs. Sounds like a U.S. Open track to me.

I had to include the reply in this one because it made me laugh. Backing Sergio, who has left the PGA Tour to compete for LIV Golf, is a bold call, but to be honest, I don't hate it. He is a fantastic driver of the golf ball, ranking in the top 10 in strokes gained: off-the-tee. His recent form doesn't give me much confidence, but I wouldn't be surprised if he finishes first amongst all LIV competitors.

I love Sam Burns, and I think he deserves more respect than what he gets. I bet him at 30/1 out of respect alone, but his driving numbers concern me this week. He ranks 64th in strokes gained: off-the-tee, which could come back to haunt him this week.

Can Mito compete in a second-straight Major, but this time close the deal? It's going to be tough. His only other top 5 finish this season was in the very first event of the season, the Fortinet Championship. It's certainly possible though!

Love Fitz. He's also another golfer that I'm backing this week. His numbers are too good to ignore, and he won the 2013 US Amateur at this course. Let's go Fitzy!!

Is this Cody Williams, my Green on the Greens co-host, burner account? He loves this pick as well, and I can't deny it too much if you're looking for a dark horse. He's been on fire in recent weeks. His worst finish in his last six starts is T13. He has three top 5 finishes in that span as well.

Can JT win two-straight Majors? Absolutely. Am I betting on him? No. The rough at this course is going to be absolutely treacherous, and JT's 147th ranking driving accuracy could prove costly this week. With that being said, I won't argue against it too much.

We talked about Mito, but what about the other Chilean? I like Niemann quite a bit. He showed flashes of greatness at the two Majors this year, and ranks 11th on Tour in total strokes gained including 13th in strokes gained: off-the-tee.

My answer: All of the units. (Not really, more like, 2 or 3 units. Maybe).

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.