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The Open Championship golf betting tips, odds and predictions

By Tom Dutton

Published: 16:25, 13 July 2022

The 150th Open Championship begins at the ‘Home of Golf’ on Thursday as the world’s best players prepare to contest the fourth major of the year on the Old Course at St. Andrews Links.

Three-time Open winner Tiger Woods is back at the course he calls his favourite in the world — the scene of his first Open in 1995 and, five years later, the course where he first lifted the Claret Jug.

Woods will need another fairytale to triumph at St. Andrews this week, as he continues to feel the effects of a serious car accident 17 months into his rehabilitation.

Rory McIlroy goes in as favourite, with defending champion Collin Morikawa, world number one Scottie Scheffler, links specialist John Rahm and 2017 Open champion Jordan Spieth among a close pack of front-runners expected to challenge for the Jug.

US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is back in the UK after clinching his maiden major, but he believes the calm weather will dent his chances on a course that doesn’t necessarily suit his strengths.

The Open Championship betting tips from Squawka Bet

The Open Championship latest odds

Player Sky Bet odds
Rory McIlroy 10/1
Jon Rahm 16/1
Jordan Spieth 16/1
Xander Schauffele 16/1
Matt Fitzpatrick 18/1
Scottie Scheffler 18/1
You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (15:00, 13/07/2022). BeGambleAware.

The Open prediction: Scheffler the man to beat

World number one Scottie Scheffler is chasing his second major of a year to remember. Already a four-time winner in 2022, Scheffler won the Masters at Augusta National in April to end his wait for a maiden major. He then finished T2 at the US Open, one shot behind Fitzpatrick as he fell just shy on home soil.

Jon Rahm might not compete for the outright victory, but the big-driving links specialist is bound to benefit from the pleasant conditions at St. Andrews this weekend and could well be there or there abouts.

Paul Casey is another to look out for in the top 10 finish market — he managed a third-placed finish when the Old Course hosted The Open back in 2010. Casey’s odds are longer because he hasn’t played since finishing third at the Players Championship back in March due to a back injury, but it could happen for him if everything comes together.

Our outside selection for the weekend is rising star Joo-Hyung Kim, who has picked up five top 10s in the last eight events. He recently placed 23rd in the US Open and went on to finish third at last week’s Scottish Open, two shots behind winner Xander Schauffele. If he brings his A-game, the South Korean could spring a shock this weekend.

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