Boy oh boy am I excited to write this article… Our prodigal son Matthew Fitzpatrick got it done down the stretch (hitting quite possibly one of the best sand shots in US Open history on 18), we finished the tournament +2.45 units and Side Hustle Bets has now predicted every single outright winner in majors this season (3 for 3… 100% accuracy). Did we speak Fitzpatrick’s first major into existence? Of course not. He’s an extremely talented player who was bound to win a major championship (or at the very least a PGA Tour event) at some point. Were we on the Fitzy train weeks prior to the US Open? Why yes… yes we most certainly were. Side Hustle Bets is on quite the heater this golf season and we’re licking our chops to start diving into St. Andrews for next month’s British Open (sorry.. “The Open”). Enjoy our victory lap below, let’s finish strong this season and always remember to bet smarter, not harder.
2022 Majors Season Stats (through 3 majors)
- We’ve posted 10 profitable rounds in majors out of 12 total rounds (~83.33%).
- We’ve finished profitable in 2 out of 3 majors and our only unprofitable major was only a 2.106 unit loss…
- We’ve predicted EVERY. SINGLE. OUTRIGHT. WINNER. THIS. SEASON… We’re 3 for 3 predicting major champions at a 100% clip this year. If that’s not an eye popping stat for you then you need to get your vision checked.
- We’re currently +21.275 units this season through 3 majors. Assuming an average unit of $100, that lands any Side Hustle Bets “ride or dies” around $2,127.50 in profit this season… SO FAR.
- We’re currently +11 units betting on outright winners in majors alone. That’s a solid $1,100 in profit assuming a $100 unit.
2022 US Open Stats
- 5 out of 6 of our outright winner bets this week landed in the top 14 (~83.33%). 3 of which finished inside the top 5 (50%)…
- Three of our initial sleeper picks this week finished 1st, T2 and T14 (out of 5 total).
- Two of our initial favorites picks this week finished T2 and T5 (out of 3 total).
The moral of the story is simple folks… WE PICK WINNERS.
Paul Azinger needs to chill out. I realize the guy has won 12 times on tour and has a major championship under his belt but I’ve never heard so many “Captain Hindsight” and/or simply terrible takes from an announcer all season (other than from Charles Barkley, but I’m not going to include him as a golf announcer). Hopefully Azinger’s not on the call at St. Andrews otherwise I might have to mute my TV.
Rory McIlroy’s performances in majors right now are like a tragic comedy. Anything that can go wrong does (lies, bounces, etc) yet his immense talent consistently keeps him in the conversation be it his advantage off the tee or his short game as of late. It’s hard to think he won’t break back through that majors door as long as he keeps knocking but he does seem to be plateauing a bit a few shots off the lead ultimately. That said, look for Rory to excel at St. Andrews next month.
It’s hard to win more than one major in the same season. Just look at JT and Scheffler this past week… JT looked all out of sorts and Scheffler couldn’t play a back nine to save his life despite playing the front nine of every round virtually to perfection. Just goes to show what it takes to win a major golf championship on the PGA Tour and major props to Tiger for making it look easy for so many years…
Will Zalatoris is a prime time player and he’s bound to win a major sooner rather than later. He might win a runner up grand slam on his way to finally hoisting the first place trophy (he’s finished 2nd in three majors in only 2 years), but it feels inevitable at this point that eventually he’ll become a major champion. In his own words, as long as he keeps knocking on the door then good things will happen.
We might have witnessed Patrick Cantlay’s majors slump buster this week. He played pretty solid this weekend (despite coming within a shot of missing the cut) so there could be good things for him on the horizon. We can’t forget that he is one of the best players in the world and he’s put together a solid season thus far outside of majors so who knows what he has in store for us at St. Andrews.
Collin Morikawa will win another major and possibly a grand slam at some point in his career. Enough said.
|Outright Winner: Matthew Fitzpatrick||+3000||0.25 units||7.5 units|
|Top 10: Rory McIlroy||+140||0.5 units||0.7 units|
|Top 10: Scottie Scheffler||+160||0.5 units||0.8 units|
|Top 10: Matthew Fitzpatrick||+300||0.5 units||1.5 units|
|Top 20: Rory McIlroy||-165||1 unit||0.61 units|
|Top 20: Scottie Scheffler||-140||1 unit||0.71 units|
|Top 20: Xander Schauffele||-115||1 unit||0.87 units|
|Top 20: Matthew Fitzpatrick||+130||1 unit||1.3 units|
|Top 20: Will Zalatoris||+130||1 unit||0.975 units|
|Top 40: Hideki Matsuyama||-160||1 unit||0.63 units|
|Top Asian: Hideki Matsuyama||+220||0.5 units||1.1 units|
|Top Canadian: Adam Hadwin||+380||0.2 units||0.76 units|
|To Make Cut: Scheffler/Rahm/Fitzpatrick||-115||1 unit||0.87 units|
|1st Round Top 20: Rory McIlroy||+170||0.5 units||0.85 units|
|1st Round Top 20: Will Zalatoris||+220||0.5 units||1.1 units|
|Tournament Matchup: Will Zalatoris vs Tony Finau||-110||1 unit||0.91 units|
|1st Round Matchup: Burns vs Ancer (late scratch from tournament) vs Pieters||Burns (+110)||0.6 units||0.66 units|
|1st Round Matchup: Im vs Pereira vs Van Rooyen||Pereira (+140)||0.5 units||0.7 units|
|1st Round Matchup: Smith vs Scheffler vs Koepka||Scheffler (+125)||0.5 units||0.625 units|
|2nd Round Matchup: Fitzpatrick vs Dustin Johnson||Fitzpatrick (-115)||1 unit||0.87 units|
|2nd Round Matchup: Morikawa vs Rahm||Morikawa (+125)||1 unit||1.25 units|
|3rd Round Parlay: Scheffler/McIlroy||+125||1 unit||1.25 units|
|4th Round Matchup: Scheffler vs Hadwin||Scheffler (-165)||1 unit||0.61 units|
|Outright Winner: Rory McIlroy||+1200||0.25 units||-0.25 units|
|Outright Winner: Justin Thomas||+1400||0.25 units||-0.25 units|
|Outright Winner: Scottie Scheffler||+1500||0.25 units||-0.25 units|
|Outright Winner: Jon Rahm||+1600||0.15 units||-0.15 units|
|Outright Winner: Xander Schauffele||+2200||0.1 units||-0.1 units|
|Top 10: Justin Thomas||+140||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|Top 20: Justin Thomas||-160||1 unit||-1 unit|
|Top 20: Sungjae Im||+150||0.75 units||-0.75 units|
|Top 20: Shane Lowry||+140||0.75 units||-0.75 units|
|Top 20: Mito Pereira||+170||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|Top 20: Cameron Smith||+110||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|Top 20: Joaquin Niemann||+150||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|Top 20: Corey Conners||+280||0.25 units||-0.25 units|
|Top 40: Mito Pereira||-125||1 unit||-1 unit|
|Top 40: Sungjae Im||-160||1 unit||-1 unit|
|Top 40: Joaquin Niemann||-145||1 unit||-1 unit|
|Top 40: Corey Conners||-130||1 unit||-1 unit|
|Top 40: Daniel Berger||-140||1 unit||-1 unit|
|Top South American: Joaquin Niemann||+110||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|Top South American: Mito Pereira||+165||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|Top Asian: Sungjae Im||+200||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|Top Canadian: Corey Conners||+120||0.8 units||-0.8 units|
|Lowest 18 Hole Round: Justin Rose||+6600||0.1 units||-0.1 units|
|Lowest 18 Hole Round: Justin Thomas||+1400||0.1 units||-0.1 units|
|Lowest 18 Hole Round: Rory McIlroy||+1200||0.1 units||-0.1 units|
|Lowest 18 Hole Round: Xander Schauffele||+2500||0.1 units||-0.1 units|
|Lowest 18 Hole Round: Scottie Scheffler||+1800||0.1 units||-0.1 units|
|To Make Cut: Phil Mickelson||+220||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|To Miss Cut: Patrick Cantlay||+320||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|1st Round Top 20: Scottie Scheffler||+185||0.25 units||-0.25 units|
|1st Round Top 20: Cameron Smith||+225||0.25 units||-0.25 units|
|1st Round Top 20: Cameron Young||+280||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|1st Round Top 20: Joaquin Niemann||+280||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|1st Round Top 10: Jon Rahm||+350||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|Tournament Matchup: Daniel Berger vs Dustin Johnson||Berger (+110)||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|1st Round Matchup: Im vs Pereira vs Van Rooyen||Im (+130)||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|1st Round Matchup: Smith vs Scheffler vs Koepka||Smith (+190)||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|2nd Round Matchup: Im vs Pereira vs Van Rooyen||Im (+120)/Pereira (+130)||1.5 units||-1.5 units|
|2nd Round Matchup: Thomas vs Hovland vs Finau||Hovland (+200)||0.4 units||-0.4 units|
|3rd Round Matchup: Morikawa vs Dahmen||Morikawa (-175)||1 unit||-1 unit|
|3rd Round Matchup: Thomas vs Rahm||Thomas (+300)||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|4th Round Matchup: Thomas vs Tringale||Thomas (-175)||1 unit||-1 unit|
|Top 5: Keegan Bradley||+150||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|Top 5: Sam Burns||+175||0.5 units||-0.5 units|
|Winning Score Worse Than -6||-110||1 unit||-1 unit|
|Playoff: Yes||+400||0.25 units||-0.25 units|
|1st Round Matchup: Burns vs Ancer (late scratch from tournament) vs Pieters||Ancer (+210)||0.4 units||0 units|
|2nd Round Matchup: Thomas vs Hovland vs Finau||Thomas (+115)||0.6 units||0 units|
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