DJ listed as heavy favorite after opening-round 69
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Dustin Johnson entered Thursday as the favorite to win the U.S. Open, and the 2016 Champion continues to hold that distinction after an opening-round 69 left him in a four-way tie for the lead.

Johnson's 1-under total left him standing alongside Ian Poulter, Scott Piercy, and Russell Henley for top spot, and the oddsmakers have listed him at 5-2 to win his second career major.

Despite their standing, the co-leaders don't follow Johnson on the betting board, as Justin Rose, who sits two strokes back at 1-over, is listed at 11-2, while Henrik Stenson is 12-1 at the same score.

Poulter is next at 16-1, and Rickie Fowler rounds out the top-5 at 18-1, sitting four shots off the pace at 3-over.

Player Score Place Odds
Dustin Johnson -1 T-1 5-2
Justin Rose +1 T-6 11-2
Henrik Stenson +1 T-6 12-1
Ian Poulter -1 T-1 16-1
Rickie Fowler +3 T-19 18-1
Justin Thomas +4 T-37 25-1
Russell Henley -1 T-1 28-1
Alex Noren +2 T-13 33-1
Jason Dufner E 5th 33-1
Scott Piercy -1 T-1 33-1
Byeong Hun An +1 T-6 33-1
Brandt Snedeker +2 T-13 40-1
Patrick Reed +3 T-19 40-1
Paul Casey +3 T-19 40-1

Weather conditions are set to improve Friday with the wind dying down, so players that aren't near the top of the betting board could vault back into contention with a strong round.

(Odds courtesy: Bovada)

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