Henley, Bland lead, but Rahm favored at Torrey

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The two names atop the U.S. Open leaderboard are unexpected, but the one topping the updated odds is quite familiar.

It's Russell Henley and Richard Bland sharing the 36-hole lead at Torrey Pines, with Henley looking for his first career top-10 finish in a major while Bland appears set to reprise the role of Rocco Mediate from 2008. The pair are tied at 5-under 137, one shot clear of Matthew Wolff and Louis Oosthuizen.

Bland went nearly 500 career starts before earning his first European Tour win last month, and he started the week as a +100000 (1,000/1) longshot at PointsBet Sportsbook. That price dropped to +25000 after an opening-round 70, but he's still sitting at a lofty +3300 as a co-leader through two rounds.

Henley has won three times on the PGA Tour, but none since 2017 and his only trip to Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open ended with a 79 on the South Course back in 2014. A runner-up at last year's U.S. Open, Wolff hasn't been seen in months, while Oosthuizen is in the mix less than a month after a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship.

But they're all chasing Jon Rahm in the betting markets, as Rahm remains the shortest number on the board as he heads into the weekend at 3 under and trailing by two shots. The Spaniard was a +1000 favorite entering the week, and those odds shortened to +550 after the opening round. Now he's down to +400 as he looks to win his first major on the course where he won his first Tour title back in 2017.

Next on the board is Xander Schauffele, who will begin the third round three shots back at 2 under. The San Diego product has finished T-6 or better in all four U.S. Open starts, and he's +650 to earn his maiden major in his home town.

Others still in the mix include major champions Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa, who all sit five shots back at Even, while Rory McIlroy trails by six at 1 over.

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Here's a look at the updated odds, with the co-leaders well down the list:

Updated odds to win U.S. Open (via PointsBet)

+400: Jon Rahm

+650: Xander Schauffele

+800: Louis Oosthuizen

+1200: Matthew Wolff, Russell Henley

+1800: Brooks Koepka

+2000: Bryson DeChambeau, Bubba Watson

+2200: Collin Morikawa

+2500: Justin Thomas

+3300: Richard Bland

+3500: Scottie Scheffler

+4000: Kevin Streelman

+4500: Rory McIlroy

+7000: Dustin Johnson

+8000: Daniel Berger, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

+10000: Patrick Rodgers, Mackenzie Hughes, Branden Grace, Guido Migliozzi

+12500: Harris English, Charley Hoffman

+15000: Brian Harman

+20000: Francesco Molinari, Joaquin Niemann, Lee Westwood, Marc Leishman, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Patrick Cantlay, Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson

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