2022 Irish Open Odds, Picks, Predictions: Min Woo Lee, 4 More Outright Bets
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2022 Irish Open Odds
|Min Woo Lee||+3500|
|Daniel van Tonder||+12500|
|Darius van Driel||+12500|
|Joachim B. Hansen||+12500|
|Niklas N. Moller||+12500|
|Nicolai Von Dellingshausen||+20000|
|Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez||+30000|
|Jack Singh Brar||+75000|
The week the DP World Tour heads to Ireland, which begins a few strong weeks of golf overseas culminating in the Open Championship.
It’s the strongest full-field event in the world this week at the top of the board, with five top 50 players from the Official World Golf Rankings, compared to just one at the John Deere Classic.
Mount Juliet is a Jack Nicklaus design measuring at 7,264 yards for a par-72.
Last year’s event, won by Lucas Herbert, was the first time in a while we’d seen this course. It held the Irish Open during a three-year stretch from 1993-95. Bernhard Langer and Nick Faldo were among the winners during that run.
It was also used for the WGC American Express in 2002 and ’04, won by Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.
So in a limited run, the course has produced victories from four major champions, including three Green Jacket recipients.
Unless weather gets involved, we can probably expect some low scoring this week. Tiger won at 25-under par, while Els was at 18-under. There’s a little rain and wind in the forecast, but overall it doesn’t look like enough to really keep this from becoming a birdie-fest. This held up last season when Herbert got to 19-under par in the win.
Shane Lowry headlines the field in his home country at around +900. He finished 23rd here last year and won the event as an amateur on a different course in 2009.
Another Irishman, Seamus Power, is next in line at +1600. The form has been solid on the PGA TOUR, on which he’s finished inside the top 25 in four of his last five starts.
Thomas Pieters and Tyrell Hatton show up next at +1800. Pieters lost in a playoff to Haotong Li in Germany on Sunday, so the game is in a good spot. He was also 12th here a year ago. Hatton’s form hasn’t been great on the PGA TOUR. In two DP World Tour starts this year, though, he’s finished fourth and sixth, so he may benefit from the drop in class here.
Ryan Fox and Jordan Smith close out this range at +2200 and +2500 respectively. Fox has been the hottest player on this tour. His last three starts have resulted in two runner ups and a third place finish last week. Smith has been fairly consistent with only one finish outside the top 25 since March.
I’ll start this range with Min Woo Lee at +4000 on BetRivers. Lee is coming back from a stint on the PGA TOUR where the results were up and down. He enters this week off the back of a solid 27th-place performance at the U.S. Open. He also placed 17th here a year ago and used that form to win that Scottish Open the next week.
We’ll also go with Pablo Larrazabal at +4000, also on BetRivers. Larrazabal is in the middle of the best season of his career. He’s picked up two wins already in 2022 and finished inside the top 10 in half his starts. Larrazabal is also fresh off a fifth-place finish last week in Germany after it looked like his run had slowed down with a couple missed cuts.
Next is Romain Langasque at +5000 on DraftKings. Langasque has been in good form this season on the World Tour. He’s finished inside the top 10 in five of his 14 starts, including a fifth place result last week in Munich. He finished the week third in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green, but the putter just hovered around field average. If that can get a little better, he can contend this week.
I’ll start this range with Sean Crocker at 120-1 on DraftKings. Crocker finished second in Strokes Gained: Ball Striking last week but was a disaster with the short game. At a triple-digit price, though, I’ll try him again this week on a course he appeared fairly comfortable at last season when he placed ninth. We’ll hope that ball striking continues and see if he can carry some of those good vibes from last season over to the greens this year.
We’ll go down to Maximilan Kieffer at 180-1 on DraftKings. He’s as low as 90-1 over at BetRivers, so be sure to get the best number.
Kieffer has been playing well, finishing 26th or better in three of his last four starts. He also finished third last week in strokes gained approach. That was boosted with an albatross, but even without that bit of luck, he’d have still been well inside the top 10 for the week in the category. He also made the cut here last season and entered with much worse form, coming in with missed cuts in four of five events prior.
The Irish Open Card
- Min Woo Lee +4000 (.83 units)
- Pablo Larrazabal +4000 (.83 units)
- Romain Langasque +5000 (.66 units)
- Sean Crocker +12000 (.27 units)
- Maximilian Kieffer +18000 (.17 units)
Total Stake: 2.76 units
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