Most of the best golfers in the world go to St. Andrews Old Course in Scotland for the 150th Open Championship, also known as the British Open. Royal & Ancient Golf Club will host elite golfers, with the first round on Thursday.
All eyes will be on Tiger Woods, who is eyeing his fourth Open title. If successful, Woods will be tied for the third most Open Championship titles in history.
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Here’s everything you need to know about betting on The Open Championship, at odds via FOX Bet. For more golf content, check out the PGA Tours page on FOX Sports.
Here are the pre-tournament odds for Open via FOX Bet: *
Rory McIlroy +1000 (bet $10 to win $110 total)
Xander Schauffele +1400 (bet $10 to win $150 total)
Jordan Spieth +1600 ($10 bet to win $170 total)
Jon Rahm +1800 (bet $10 to win $190 total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick +1800 (bet $10 to win $190 total)
Scottie Scheffler +1800 (bet $10 to win $190 total)
Justin Thomas +2000 ($10 bet to win $210 total)
Cameron Smith +2200 (bet $10 to win a total of $230)
Shane Lowry +2200 (10 bets to win a total of $230)
Patrick Cantlay +2500 (bet $10 to win a total of $260)
Collin Morikawa +2800 (bet $10 to win $290 total)
Will Zalatoris +2800 (bet $10 to win $290 total)
Dustin Johnson +3000 ($10 bet to win $310 total)
Tommy Fleetwood +3300 (bet $10 to win $340 total)
Hideki Matsuyama +4000 (bet $10 to win a total of $410)
Sam Burns +4000 (bet $10 to win a total of $410)
Tony Finau +4000 (bet $10 to win a total of $410)
Tyrrell Hatton +4000 (bet $10 to win a total of $410)
Brooks Koepka +4500 (bet $10 to win a total of $460)
Joaquin Niemann +4500 (10 bets to win a total of $460)
Louis Oosthuizen +4500 (bet $10 to win a total of $460)
Viktor Hovland +4500 (10 bets to win a total of $460)
Max Homa +5000 (bet $10 to win a total of $510)
Justin Rose +6600 (10 bets to win a total of $670)
Ryan Fox +7000 ($10 bet to win a total of $710)
Sungjae Im +7500 (bet $10 to win a total of $760)
Adam Scott +8000 ($10 bet to win a total of $810)
Corey Conners +8000 ($10 bet to win $810)
Marc Leishman +8000 ($10 bet to win a total of $810)
Seamus Power +8000 (bet $10 to win a total of $810)
Tiger Woods +8000 ($10 bet to win $810)
Cameron Young +8500 (10 bets to win a total of $860)
Bryson DeChambeau +9000 ($10 bet to win $910)
Patrick Reed +9500 (10 stake to win $960 total)
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Phil Mickelson +25000 (bet $10 to win $2,510)
John Daly +200000 (bet $10 to win a total of $20.010)
* = odds as of 13/7/2022
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Tiger is planning to tee at St Andrews, and none has produced more golf action by bettors than Tiger, as BetMGM data analyst John Ewing explained in a tweet. Every sportsbook will be in the same place, with Tiger being the heavy responsibility to win them all.
Tiger is looking for a 16th major win, which would put him two behind all-time leader Jack Nicklaus. He has won on the PGA Tour 82 times, the most draws in history with Sam Snead.
FOX Bet’s senior manager of trading operations Dylan Brossman said he expected Tiger to hit the weekend but would not face any serious challenges.
“I expect a similar, if not slightly better, performance from Tiger than we saw at the Masters this April,” said Brossman. “Two honorable rounds to take it into the weekend but an aging body that won’t be able to keep up come Sunday.”
If not the Tiger, then who? Brossman loved the chance of a local golfer to lift the Claret Jug.
Tommy Fleetwood, who was born in Southport, England, has won the European Tour five times and finished second in two majors, the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Open Championship.
“Fleetwood dropped out of T4 last week at the Scottish Open and has had previous success at The Open, finishing second in 2019,” said Brossman. “Fleetwood is yet to win on the PGA Tour – winning his 150th Open at St Andrews would be a storybook breakthrough for the Briton.”
For bettors looking for golfers with longer odds to be placed in the top 10 or 20, Brossman suggests Tony Finau (third at Open 2019) and Max Homa (four-time winner on the PGA Tour).
“Finau hit him far from the tee, which should have given him plenty of eagle chances if his condition had stayed strong,” said Brossman. “Find Finau to fight if he can put in a few putts.
“Homa was solid last week at the Scottish Open (in 16th place) and has jumped to 19th in the Official World Golf Rankings. score.”
VOTE: Tommy Fleetwood (+3300 on FOX Bet) to win the Open Championship (bet $10 to win a total of $340)
CHOOSE: Tiger Woods to cut (-149 on FOX Bet, bet $10 to win a total of $16.71)
VOTE: Tony Finau to place in the top 10 (+450 on FOX Bet, bet $10 to win a total of $55)
VOTE: Max Homa to place in the top 20 (+225 on FOX Bet, bet $10 to win a total of $32.50)
There are several interesting storylines in The Open Championship:
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy is the pre-tournament betting favorite at +1000. He won the Open in 2014, ending his three major titles in a span of more than three years.
Rising star Collin Morikawa, 25, won last year’s event for his second career major. Morikawa is currently sitting at +2500 to win the event.
Matthew Fitzpatrick, 27, returned to England as a hero (he was born in Sheffield), just picking up his first major win at the US Open in June. Fitzpatrick won the 2012 Boys Amateur Championship at Notts Golf Club in Nottinghamshire, England. He registered at +1800 to win.
World number 1 Scottie Scheffler had a noteworthy year. Scheffler won the Masters in April for her first major, then tied for fourth at the PGA Championship and tied for second at the US Open. If you think Scheffler can keep up his hot game, he probably deserves a sprinkling at +1800.
FOX Sports research shows the Open winner with the longest pre-tournament odds (since 1984) was Louis Oosthuizen in 2010 (+20,000).
Since 1984, there have been four unlisted Open winners at individual odds (registered as part of the pre-tournament “field”): John Daly in 1995 (+1000 as a course), Paul Lawrie in 1999 (+350 as a course), Ben Curtis in 2003 (+1500 as field) and Todd Hamilton in 2004 (+400 as field).
Since 2009, five Open winners had odds of +8000 or higher prior to the opening round: Shane Lowry in 2019 (+8000), Zach Johnson in 2015 (+8000), Darren Clarke in 2011 (+15,000), Oosthuizen in 2010 (+20,000 ) and Stewart Cink in 2009 (+12,500).
Would you like McIlroy to end a major eight-year drought? Will Fitzpatrick take another step towards legend status in England? Will Scheffler put an exclamation point on his dominant season? To place your bet on The Open Championship, visit FOX Bet.
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2022 Open Championship odds: British Open best bet, Tiger Woods
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