The 2022 Open Championship (formerly known as the British Open) will tee off Thursday, July 14th from the “home of golf,” the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. Hosting the Open Championship for a record 30th time, St. Andrews’ Old Course is the perfect setting for the 150th edition of Europe’s most celebrated golf tournament. It’s also the fourth major of 2022, with notable names Scottie Scheffler (Masters), Justin Thomas (PGA Championship), and Matt Fitzpatrick (US Open) having won the first three.
Playing as a 7,313 yard, par 72 course, low scores are likely if the weather and winds are forgiving. In the previous four Opens at St. Andrews, the winning scores relative to par were -15 (Zach Johnson, 2015), -16 (Louis Oosthuizen, 2010), -14 (Tiger Woods, 2005), and -19 (Tiger Woods, 2000).
The weather looks to be breezy (west to southwesterly winds) on Thursday and Friday, with chances of rain on Thursday and Friday. The weekend is projected to be dry though the winds will remain consistent and southerly so the holes should play different than the first two days. Sunday should be sunny and warmer which should be the ideal finish for the 150th edition of this tournament.
The latest 2022 Open Championship odds at Caesars Sportsbook list Rory McIlroy, who has finished in the top 10 of all three majors thus far in 2022, at 9-1, followed by Jon Rahm (14-1), Xander Schauffele (14-1 ), Scheffler (16-1), Jordan Spieth (16-1), Thomas (18-1), and Fitzpatrick (18-1). Last year’s winner of this tournament, Collin Morikawa, comes in at 25-1.
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Jim Holliman is backing a +5000 shot among his top-10 favorites while also touting a MASSIVE +20000 longshot to keep an eye on in his top-15. Find out who they are here.
Mike McClure’s golf model is siding against a second major victory for Scottie Scheffler and offers three +2000 or longer long shots who will make a strong run at the title. See which long shots to back for huge paydays here.
Mike McClure’s DFS article is targeting an undervalued player who is primed to provide big returns. Find out all of his picks here.
Patrick McDonald is backing Dustin Johnson, who is winless thus far on the LIV Tour but whose game seems to be rounding into form. See which forgotten player he’s also targeting now.
Riley Gates is hyping Sam Burns at +4000 who is looking for his fourth win of 2022. He’s also fading one of the more popular Open Championship picks who he contends “doesn’t have it this year.” Find out who here.
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