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2022 British Open Championship Odds: Rory McIlroy Favored at St. Andrews Following U.S. Open

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2022 British Open Odds

Odds via BetMGM as of Monday, June 20.

Golfer Odds
Rory McIlroy +900
Jon Rahm +1200
Scottie Scheffler +1200
Justin Thomas +1400
Collin Morikawa +1800
Matt Fitzpatrick +2000
Cameron Smith +2200
Jordan Spieth +2200
Will Zalatoris +2200
Xander Schauffele +2200
Patrick Cantlay +2500
Shane Lowry +2500
Dustin Johnson +2800
Hideki Matsuyama +2800
Brooks Koepka +3300
Bryson DeChambeau +3300
Sam Burns +3300
Tyrrell Hatton +3300
Viktor Hovland +3300
Joaquin Niemann +4000
Louis Oosthuizen +4000
Tiger Woods +4000
Tommy Fleetwood +4000
Sungjae Im +4000
Daniel Berger +5000
Justin Rose +5000
Tony Finau +5000
Cameron Young +5000
Paul Casey +6600
Robert Macintyre +6600
Sergio Garcia +6600
Séamus Power +6600
Abraham Ancer +8000
Adam Scott +8000
Corey Conners +8000
Jason Day +8000
Keegan Bradley +8000
Marc Leishman +8000
Max Homa +8000
Patrick Reed +8000
Webb Simpson +8000
Mito Pereira +8000
Billy Horschel +10000
Lee Westwood +10000
Rickie Fowler +10000
Victor Perez +10000
Harold Varner III +10000
Talor Gooch +10000
Alex Noren +12500
Brian Harman +12500
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +12500
Francesco Molinari +12500
Gary Woodland +12500
Jason Kokrak +12500
Russell Henley +12500
Ryan Fox +12500
Tom Hoge +12500
Bernd Wiesberger +15000
Branden Grace +15000
Danny Willett +15000
Erik van Rooyen +15000
Henrik Stenson +15000
Ian Poulter +15000
Lucas Herbert +15000
Matt Kuchar +15000
Phil Mickelson +15000
Sam Horsfield +15000
Cameron Tringale +15000
Kevin Na +15000
Harris English +20000
Kevin Kisner +20000
Min Woo Lee +20000
Richard Bland +20000
Ryan Palmer +20000
Thomas Detry +20000
K.H. Lee +20000
Dylan Frittelli +25000
Kevin Streelman +25000
Lucas Glover +25000
Martin Kaymer +25000
Matt Jones +25000
Matt Wallace +25000
Pádraig Harrington +25000
Stewart Cink +25000
Brandt Snedeker +30000
Charley Hoffman +30000
Emiliano Grillo +30000
Garrick Higgo +30000
Guido Migliozzi +30000
Rafa Cabrera-Bello +30000
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Given Rory McIlroy’s sensational run of results through the U.S. Open, it’s no surprise that the Northern Irishman ended the week of 2022’s third major championship as the betting favorite for the 2022 Open Championship.

After the U.S. Open, here’s how McIlroy’s last six results read: T5-1-T18-8-5-2. Five top 10s in six starts, including a win. Yeah, it makes sense that BetMGM has him atop the odds board.

It also helps that McIlroy has a strong track record at this event. He won the Open back in 2014 and had three top-5 finishes from 2016 to 2018. Notably, however, McIlroy’s last two results are T46-MC.

Following McIlroy are Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas.

Rahm has gone T3-T11 in his last two Open starts, while Scheffler went T8 last year in his first crack at it. Thomas’ track record in the UK is less impressive: He’s made five career Open Championship starts, going T40-T11-MC-MC-T53.

Right below them on the oddsboard is Matt Fitzpatrick and Collin Morikawa. No doubt Fitzpatrick will be a popular pick after his U.S. Open victory. He shot up the odds board past a lot of big names after claiming his first win in the United States in Brookline, Mass.

Fitzpatrick was no fluke winner — his victory was inevitable. In 2022, Fitzpatrick’s results have been stellar. He has made 13 starts on TOUR in 2013, he has finished in the top 20 in 10 of those starts and has finished in the top 10 on eight occasions. The three times when Fitzpatrick wasn’t in the top 20, he missed the cut.

Morikawa is the reigning champion at this event, which he turned into winning the Race to Dubai — the DP World Tour (the European Tour) equivalent of the FedEx Cup.

Unlike Fitzpatrick, Morikawa’s 2022 results have not been great outside of two top-five finishes at the Masters and U.S. Open. Since his T2 finish at the Genesis Invitational in mid-February, Morikawa’s best non-major result in a stroke-play event was T26 at the RBC Heritage.

Morikawa was in the final group on Saturday at the U.S. Open, but a 7-over day ruined any hopes he had of contending. A 4-under 66 got him back into the top five, though.

The other big name on the oddsboard that will stand out to bettors is Tiger Woods, who skipped the U.S. Open with his eyes on this tournament. Woods has called St. Andrews his favorite golf course on the planet, which is pretty clear given he won the Open there in 2000 and 2005.

Golf’s G.O.A.T. made the cut at both the Masters and PGA Championship, although he didn’t complete the final day at Southern Hills in Tulsa because of his leg.

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