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2022 British Open Odds, Picks: First-Clicks Outright Bets We Made on Sunday Afternoon

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  • Rory McIlroy is the consensus favorite for the 150th Open Championship, but there's value further down the board.
  • Before the betting market takes shape, two of our GolfBet writers have outright bets they like early in the week.
  • Check out their picks on who to bet ASAP below.
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2022 British Open Odds

Odds as of Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.

Golfer Odds
Rory McIlroy +900
Scottie Scheffler +900
Jon Rahm +1000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +1200
Xander Schauffele +1200
Collin Morikawa +1500
Jordan Spieth +1500
Justin Thomas +1500
Will Zalatoris +1500
Cameron Smith +1800
Patrick Cantlay +2000
Brooks Koepka +2500
Dustin Johnson +2500
Sam Burns +2500
Shane Lowry +2500
Tiger Woods +2500
Viktor Hovland +2500
Tommy Fleetwood +3000
Louis Oosthuizen +4000
Max Homa +4000
Sergio Garcia +4000
Tyrrell Hatton +4000
Bryson Dechambeau +5000
Joaquin Niemann +5000
Ryan Fox +5000
Sungjae Im +5000
Tony Finau +5000
Adam Scott +6000
Gary Woodland +6000
Justin Rose +6000
Paul Casey +6000
Robert MacIntyre +6000
Corey Conners +7500
Daniel Berger +7500
Jason Day +7500
Rafael Cabrera Bello +7500
Abraham Ancer +8000
Billy Horschel +8000
Harris English +8000
Lee Westwood +8000
Marc Leishman +8000
Patrick Reed +8000
Alex Noren +10000
Branden Grace +10000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +10000
Erik Van Rooyen +10000
Keegan Bradley +10000
Kevin Kisner +10000
Lucas Herbert +10000
Rickie Fowler +10000
Thomas Pieters +10000
Victor Perez +10000
Webb Simpson +10000
Danny Willett +12500
Dean Burmester +12500
Francesco Molinari +12500
Ian Poulter +12500
Jason Kokrak +12500
Russell Henley +12500
Bernd Wiesberger +15000
Brian Harman +15000
Henrik Stenson +15000
Kevin Na +15000
Matt Kuchar +15000
Matt Wallace +15000
Minwoo Lee +15000
Nicolai Hojgaard +15000
Padraig Harrington +15000
Phil Mickelson +15000
Sam Horsfield +15000
Thomas Detry +15000
Andy Sullivan +20000
Garrick Higgo +20000
Mackenzie Hughes +20000
Richard Bland +20000
Ryan Palmer +20000
Stewart Cink +20000
Dylan Frittelli +25000
Guido Migliozzi +25000
Justin Harding +25000
Kevin Streelman +25000
Martin Kaymer +25000
Matt Jones +25000
Zach Johnson +25000
Alexander Bjork +30000
Ashley Chesters +30000
Brandt Snedeker +30000
Charley Hoffman +30000
Emiliano Grillo +30000
Jason Scrivener +30000
Laurie Canter +30000
Lucas Glover +30000
Jimmy Walker +50000
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In past years, sportsbooks have not updated odds for major championships until the Monday morning before the tournament begins. That meant there was immense value to be found the Saturday and Sunday prior, since the odds will have been up for months.

Well, most have gotten smart and are now all over it. For example, BetMGM’s Open Championship market saw a significant change overnight into Sunday morning. Xander Schauffele, who had the 54-hole lead and subsequently won the Scottish Open, went from 22-1 to 16-1. Matt Fitzpatrick and Jordan Spieth also went down to 16-1, while Bryson DeChambeau (33-1 up to 50-1) and others saw significant movement.

There’s still value to be found, though. Sportsbooks might be on their numbers sooner, but the market hasn’t fully taken shape. The public’s favorites for the week are unknown at this point, as well as the players people will have no interest in.

For now, our staff of GolfBet writers has its eyes on some who still have value heading to St. Andrews — and may even gain more as the week progresses.

Check out the players we’re betting right away on Sunday following the Scottish Open below.

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2022 Open Championship Picks

Cameron Smith +2500 (BetRivers, BetMGM)

Matt Vincenzi: I do believe this number could get to +3000 by the time The Open rolls around, but the +2500 still offers some value.

Smith was solid at the Scottish Open, but a poor second round kept him from ever getting in contention. However, the fact that he only shot one over-par round shows me he is acclimating well to links golf, which is something he hasn’t done as often as I’d expect throughout his career.

The Old Course should suit this year’s PLAYERS Championship winner in a number of ways.

To succeed, golfers will need to scramble effectively. With massive greens, there will need to be a good deal of creativity involved. There are few on TOUR who check more of these boxes than Smith. In his past 36 rounds, the 28-year-old ranks fourth in Strokes Gained: Short Game which includes both around the green play and putting. Smith also ranks 10th in the field in three-putt avoidance, which will most definitely come into play.

Wind will also most likely be a factor at this year’s Open Championship. In his past 24 rounds, Smith is the second-best wind player in the field.

We’ve seen a good deal of crossover over the years with golfers who’ve excelled at St. Andrews and Augusta National. The Australian’s last three trips to the Masters have resulted in finishes of second, 10th and third.

Smith is the highest ranked player in the world without a major championship (sixth in OWGR, as of Sunday morning), and The Old Course at St. Andrews should be a perfect course for Smith to become the third Australian to win at this historic venue.

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Max Homa +8000 (WynnBet, BetMGM)

Chris Murphy: It’s always interesting to get a read on how some players, Americans in particular, will play on links-style courses. Max Homa was one I had my eye on this week at the Scottish Open, and he certainly hasn’t disappointed.

Homa started Sunday looking like he was going to potentially work his way into the top 10. His number is holding firm, though, with multiple books still at 80-1 as of Sunday morning. That presents great value for a player who’s striking it well and continues to be underpriced despite the immense winning upside he has shown this year, having won twice this season on the PGA TOUR.

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