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Rory McIlroy was favored over Xander Schauffele at St. Andrews

Odds for the 2022 Open Championship

Odds via BetMGM as of 10:00am ET on Monday.

golfer opportunities
Rory McIlroy +1000
Xander Schauffele +1400
Jordan Spieth +1600
Jon Rahm +1800
Matt Fitzpatrick +1800
Scottie Scheffler +1800
JustinThomas +2000
CameronSmith +2500
Collin Morikawa +2500
Patrick Cantley +2500
Shane Lowry +2500
Will Zalatoris +2500
DustinJohnson +3300
Tommy Fleetwood +3300
Tyrell Hatton +3300
Brooks Kopka +4000
Louis Osthuizen +4000
Sam Burns +4000
Hideki Matsuyama +4000
Victor Howland +4000
Joaquin Niemann +5000
Max Homa +5000
Tony Finau +5000
Bryson DeChambeau +6600
JustinRose +6600
Tiger Woods +6600
Sunjae Im +6600
Seamu’s power +8000
Adam Scott +8000
Corey Conners +8000
Gary Woodland +8000
Marc Leishman +8000
Patrick Reed +8000
Ryan Fox +8000
Cameron Young +8000
Abraham Ancer +10000
Billy Horschel +10000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +10000
Robert Macintyre +10000
Sergio Garcia +10000
Keegan Bradley +12500
Paul Casey +12500
Webb Simpson +12500
Mito Pereira +12500
Thomas Pieter +12500
Aaron Wise +12500
JT Poston +12500
Brian Harman +15000
Danny Willett +15000
Jason Kokrak +15000
Kevin Kisner +15000
Lee Westwood +15000
Luke Herbert +15000
Russell Henley +15000
Victor Perez +15000
Cameron Tringale +15000
Harold Varner III +15000
Talor Gooch +15000
Adrian Meronk +15000
Haotong Li +15000
Joo Hyung Kim +15000
JordanSmith +15000
Keith Mitchell +15000
Sebastian Munoz +15000
Sahith Teagala +15000
Kurt Kitayama +15000
Francesco Molinari +15000
Emiliano Grillo +20000
Harris English +20000
Ian Poulter +20000
Padraig Harrington +20000
Phil Mickelson +20000
Sam Horsfield +20000
KH Lee +20000
Tom Höge +20000
Kevin Well +20000
Chris Kirk +20000
Dean Burmester +20000
Luke List +20000
Si Woo Kim +20000
Bernd Wiesberger +20000
Eric van Rooyen +20000
Min Woo Lee +20000
Henrik Stenson +25000
Richard Bland +25000
Stewart Cink +25000
Thomas Detry +25000
Adrian Arnaus +25000
Mackenzie Hughes +25000
Nicolai Hojgaard +25000
Pablo Larrazabal +25000
Zach Johnson +25000
Jamie Donaldson +25000
Brandon Wu +25000
Dylan Frittelli +30000
Guido Migliozzi +30000
Alexander Bjork +30000
Jason Schreiber +30000
Justin Harding +30000
Laurie Canter +30000
Mark Armitage +30000
Matthew Jordan +30000
Richard Mansel +30000
Sepp Straka +30000
Thirston Lawrence +30000
Wyndham Clark +30000
Fabrizio Zanotti +30000
Trey Mullinax +35000
Garrick Higgo +35000
Shaun Norris +40000
Shugo Imahira +40000
John Catlin +40000
Ashley Chesters +50000
Brad Kennedy +50000
Ernie Els +50000
Kazuki Higa +50000
Keita Nakajima +50000
Marco Penge +50000
Minkyu Kim +50000
Scott Vincent +50000
Siwan Kim +50000
Takumi Kanaya +50000
Yuto Katsuragawa +50000
Walleye Lombard +50000
David law +50000
Anthony Quayle +75000
Ben Campell +75000
Chan Kim +75000
Min Gyu Cho +75000
Sadom Kaevkanjana +75000
Aaron Jarvis +100000
Aldrich Potgieter +100000
Alex Wrigley +100000
Barclay Brown +100000
Darren Clarke +100000
David Carey +100000
Dimitros Papadatos +100000
Filippo Celli +100000
Jack Floydd +100000
Jamie Rutherford +100000
Jedia Morgan +100000
John Daly +100000
John Parry +100000
Jorge Fernandez Valdes +100000
Justin De Los Santos +100000
Justin Leonard +100000
Lars von Meijel +100000
Matthew Griffin +100000
Olivier Farr +100000
Paul Lawrie +100000
Robert Dinwiddie +100000
Ronan Mullarney +100000
Sam Bairstow +100000
Matt Ford +150000
David Duval +200000
Mark Calcavecchia +200000
Stephen Dodd +200000

Amid what has been a pretty incredible heatwave, Rory McIlroy is the consensus betting favorite for the 150th edition of the Open Championship this week.

McIlroy missed the Scottish Open but it’s not as if he needed it to enter the Open in better form than he already was. In Northern Ireland’s last seven stroke play starts he has one win (the RBC Canadian Open) and five top 10 finishes and a worst finish of T19. Nobody in the world is playing better than McIlroy right now.

Just behind McIlroy is Travelers and Scottish Open winner Xander Schauffele, who has finished in the top 20 in each of his last six starts. Winning consecutive starts is incredible, but three seems unrealistic… right?

Following that pair is Jordan Spieth, who performed strongly at the Scottish Open, 16-1, followed by Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick and Scottie Scheffler, all 18-1.

Scheffler’s missed cut at the Scottish Open is certainly not encouraging, but his results this summer have been. After winning four tournaments in the first 3 1/2 months of 2022, Scheffler has five top 10 finishes in his last six starts, including a T2 at the US Open. This will be his second appearance at The Open, having finished T8 last year. His major championship record is pretty incredible, missing a cut in his last nine starts and finishing in the top 10 six times.

Next up is Justin Thomas at 20-1. It’s rare to see Thomas with such a large number next to his name, but he’s missed two of his last four cuts, including a stunning 10-over MC at the Scottish Open, while Spieth has four top-10s in his last eight Placements has started.

Will Zalatoris and reigning Claret Jug winner Collin Morikawa led the next group 25-1.

Zlatoris, like Thomas, has also missed two of his last four cuts, but his Major record this year is staggering. The 25-year-old was T6 at the Masters, runner-up at the PGA Championship and T2 at the US Open. This will be his first Open Championship appearance after being forced to retire last year.

Morikawa, the reigning champion, also missed the cut at the Scottish Open. Morikawa won his first-ever links golf tournament at Royal St. George’s last year, so imagine what he could do with some experience under his belt.

Past Winners

Four Open Championships have been held at St Andrews since the turn of the century.

The first two were won by Tiger Woods in 2000 and 2005, and he won them by a total of 13 strokes. Then it was Louis Oosthuizen who rode to a seven-stroke win in 2010. Five years later, Zach Johnson defeated Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff (the standard length at The Open) for victory.

Since Woods last won the Open in 2006, a British or Irish player has won this event five times, with Padraig Harrington making back-to-back appearances in 2007 and 2008, Darren Clarke winning 11 and McIlroy 14 at Royal Liverpool and then Shane Lowry 19 at Royal Portrush .

Last year Oosthuizen was in position for the rare Major win from wire to wire, but ultimately on Sunday he showed the form that has kept him as a Majors bridesmaid for so long. It’s not that he was bad with a 1-over-71, but Morikawa delivered a 5-under tag to finish four ahead of the South African and two ahead of Jordan Spieth, who won his Claret Jug in 2017.

Of course

The most famous Open Championship Course, St Andrews is iconic. There’s a reason Tiger did everything to ensure he would play this year.

St Andrews has had many refurbishments over the past 15 years, but it hasn’t really helped add large distances. The course is now exactly 7,300 yards as a par 72 and should look pretty much the same as it did in 2015.

This is a typical links course with pot bunkers that don’t seem to be having any fun at all and a rough that is, well, more like really tall grass.

The biggest challenge for players this week will come in the form of potentially inclement weather. Zach Johnson won here in 2015 by 15-under, with two of his rounds occurring in the 70’s.