2022 British Open odds: Surprising PGA picks, golf predictions by top model that nailed the Masters

Scotland is known as the birthplace of golf, and the sport will return home for the 2022 Open Championship. The tournament begins on Thursday, July 14 from the Old Course at St Andrews, which is considered the world’s oldest golf course and was established in 1552. This will mark the 30th time St Andrews will host the British Open, with past winners at the course including Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, who each won twice on these links. Golfers in the 2022 Open Championship field who have won this event at other courses include Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, and defending champion Collin Morikawa.

Rory McIlroy won this tournament in 2014 and is the 9-1 favorite according to Caesars Sportsbook. Jon Rahm is 11-1 in the latest 2022 Open Championship odds, while the year’s first three major winners are also high. Masters winner Scottie Scheffler is 12-1, PGA champion Justin Thomas comes in at 14-1, and US Open victor Matthew Fitzpatrick is 20-1. Before locking in your 2022 Open Championship picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the PGA Tour predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven golf model.

SportsLine’s proprietary model, built by DFS for Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June of 2020. In fact, it’s up over $9,500 on its best bets since that point, nailing tournament after tournament.

McClure’s model included Thomas in its best bets to win the 2022 PGA Championship. That bet hit at +1600, and for the entire tournament, McClure’s best bets returned almost $800. At the 2022 Masters, McClure’s model was all over Scheffler’s first career major championship victory heading into the weekend.

In addition, McClure’s best bets included Collin Morikawa winning outright at the 2021 Open Championship, even though he was a massive 40-1 long shot. The model was also all over Rahm’s (10-1) first career major championship victory at the 2021 US Open. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the weekend, but the model still projected him as the winner.

This same model has also nailed a whopping eight majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now that the 2022 British Open golf tournament is approaching, SportsLine simulated the tournament 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

Top 2022 Open Championship predictions

One huge shocker the model is calling for at the Open Championship 2022: Collin Morikawa (18-1), the defending British Open champion and one of the tournament favorites, stumbles and doesn’t even crack the top five. Morikawa had fifth-place finishes at the US Open and Masters, but he was nowhere to be found on the leaderboard at the PGA Championship, finishing outside the top 50.

Last year’s Open Championship remains Morikawa’s last victory, and while he started this tour season with five straight top-10s, success has been fleeting since then. Over his last 10 tournaments, he has more finishes outside the top 50 (four) than he has inside the top 10 (three). His biggest culprit has been his short game, which has gone from above average to among the tour’s worst. He ranks 180th out of 204 players on tour in strokes gained: around-the-green (-.307), and that weakness could be magnified on a course with over 100 bunkers.

Another surprise: Shane Lowry, a 22-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. The 2019 British Open winner didn’t get a chance to defend his title in 2020 due to the Open Championship being canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he notched a 12th-place finish last year. This season, he’s been consistent in events on the PGA Tour and European Tour, with 11 top-25s over his past 14 tournaments.

Lowry has no holes in his game, as he ranks in the top quartile in strokes gained off the tee, tee to green, approach to the green and putting. His strength is his long game, and his approach shots have an average proximity to the hole of 33 feet, 1 inch, which is the best on the PGA Tour. That sets him up for numerous birdie opportunities and he’s taking advantage of those, as he has the sixth-lowest scoring average (69.358) in the world. The Irishman has already lifted the Claret Jug once before and one shouldn’t rule him out in their 2022 Open Championship bets to do it again. See who else to pick here.

How to make 2022 Open Championship picks

The model is targeting two other golfers with odds of 22-1 or longer who will make surprising runs. Anyone who backs these long shots could hit it big. You can only see the model’s picks here.

So who will win the Open Championship 2022? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the 2022 Open Championship odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2022 Open Championship leaderboardall from the model that’s nailed eight golf majors, including this year’s Masters.

2022 Open Championship odds, field

See full Open Championship 2022 picks, best bets, and predictions here.
Rory McIlroy 9-1
Jon Rahm 11-1
Scottie Scheffler 12-1
Justin Thomas 14-1
Collin Morikawa 18-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 20-1
Will Zalatoris 20-1
Xander Schauffele 22-1
Jordan Spieth 22-1
Shane Lowry 22-1
Cameron Smith 25-1
Patrick Cantlay 25-1
Viktor Hovland 28-1
Hideki Matsuyama 28-1
Dustin Johnson 28-1
Louis Oosthuizen 35-1
Tyrrell Hatton 35-1
Brooks Koepka 35-1
Tommy Fleetwood 35-1
Tiger Woods 40-1
Sam Burns 40-1
Bryson DeChambeau 50-1
Joaquin Niemann 50-1
Paul Casey 50-1
Sungjae Im 50-1
Cameron Young 50-1
Justin Rose 50-1
Robert MacIntyre 50-1
Tony Finau 50-1
Adam Scott 60-1
Sergio Garcia 65-1
Jason Day 65-1
Mito Pereira 65-1
Corey Conners 65-1
Daniel Berger 65-1
Webb Simpson 65-1
Patrick Reed 65-1
Abraham Ancer 65-1
Marc Leishman 65-1
Rickie Fowler 80-1
Thomas Pieters 80-1
Billy Horschel 80-1
Seamus Power 80-1
Harold Varner 80-1
Lee Westwood 80-1
Jason Kokrak 100-1
Keith Mitchell 100-1
Branden Grace 100-1
Max Homa 100-1
Lucas Herbert 100-1
Alex Noren 100-1
Matt Wallace 100-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 100-1
Francesco Molinari 100-1
Keegan Bradley 100-1
Adrian Meronk 125-1
Thomas Detry 125-1
Nicolai Hojgaard 125-1
Ryan Fox 125-1
Russell Henley 125-1
Phil Mickelson 125-1
Garrick Higgo 125-1
Bernd Wiesberger 125-1
Brian Harman 125-1
Danny Willett 125-1
Padraig Harrington 125-1
Gary Woodland 125-1
Cameron Champ 125-1
Ian Poulter 125-1
Dylan Frittelli 125-1
Min Woo Lee 125-1
Victor Perez 125-1
Andy Sullivan 150-1
Jimmy Walker 150-1
Harris English 150-1
Stewart Zink 150-1
Kevin Na 150-1
Talor Gooch 150-1
Erik van Rooyen 150-1
Scott Vincent 150-1
Tom Hoge 150-1
Kevin Kisner 150-1
Ashley Chesters 200-1
Joohyung Kim 200-1
Mackenzie Hughes 200-1
Cameron Tringale 200-1
Guido Migliozzi 250-1
Anthony Quayle 250-1
Zach Johnson 250-1
Thriston Lawrence 300-1
Sadom Kaewkanjan 300-1
Zander Lombard 300-1
Ben Campbell 400-1
Yuto Katsuragawa 500-1
Sihwan Kim 500-1
David Duval 1000-1
John Daly 1000-1
Stephen Dodd 1000-1

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