2023 Genesis Scottish Open Odds, Field: Scottie Scheffler Favored Over Rory McIlroy & Xander Schauffele
Via Keyer Khamar/Getty Images. Pictured: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Scottie Scheffler walk on the 18th hole green during the final round of the 123rd U.S. Open Championship at The Los Angeles Country Club on June 18, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
2023 Genesis Scottish Open Odds
Odds via bet365
|Min Woo Lee||+3800|
|Rafa Cabrera Bello||+75000|
|Erik van Rooyen||+100000|
|Nicolai von Dellingshausen||+250000|
The PGA Tour heads to North Berwick, Scotland for the 2023 Genesis Scottish Open following Sepp Straka's win at the John Deere Classic. This week's tournament at The Renaissance Club is the first of two consecutive weeks across the Atlantic Ocean before next week's Open Championship in Liverpool.
This is the second consecutive year with the Scottish Open being a co-sanctioned event between the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, and as a result, this week's field is split between players from each tour for this test of links golf.
Defending 2022 Genesis Scottish Open winner Xander Schauffele opened at +1500 to defend his title on Monday morning at bet365. While he doesn't have a win on the PGA Tour this year, Schauffele has been very steady with 10 consecutive top-24 finishes. He is the only player on the PGA Tour who ranks among the top 10 in both Strokes Gained: Putting and SG: Approach this season as his game fits a variety of different layouts.
Scottie Scheffler opened as the betting favorite to win this week at +750 as he continues a run of incredible ball-striking. Scheffler leads the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained: Approach, SG: Off the Tee, SG: Tee to Green and SG: Total this season and has finished in the top five in six consecutive tournaments (although he doesn't have a win in that span). Scheffler is playing in his second Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club after missing the cut in his tournament debut in 2022.
Rory McIlroy opened with the second-shortest odds to win this week at +850 as he's also been in good form recently. McIlroy is coming off of five consecutive top-nine finishes, including a solo second at the U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club. The 23-time PGA Tour winner is making his third Scottish Open appearance at The Renaissance Club this week after a T34 in 2019 and a missed cut in 2021.
Patrick Cantlay is tied with his friend Schauffele for the third-shortest odds to win outright at The Renaissance Club this week at +1500. The UCLA Bruin has finished in the top 21 in 11 of his last 12 PGA Tour events but is also seeking his first win of the year. The fourth-ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking is making his second Scottish Open appearance at The Renaissance Club after finishing in a tie for fourth here in 2022.
Rickie Fowler opened with the fifth-shortest odds to win the Scottish Open at +1700. Fowler will make his first start since his thrilling playoff win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic as he's now finished in the top 17 in 10 of his last 11 starts. The Oklahoma State Cowboy is making his third Scottish Open start at The Renaissance Club after finishing T47 last year along with a missed cut in 2019. Fowler previously won the 2015 Scottish Open when the event was held at Gullane Golf Club.
Viktor Hovland at +1900 is the final player on the opening odds board at bet365 with odds shorter than 20-1. The Norwegian has brought his game to the biggest events this year with top-20 finishes at all three majors along with a win at Jack Nicklaus's the Memorial Tournament. He is making his second Scottish Open start after missing the cut at The Renaissance Club in his tournament debut in 2022.
The Renaissance Club is a 7,237-yard par-70 with three par-5s, five par-3s and 10 par-4s. The course features Fescue grass on the fairways, rough and greens (at a relatively slow 10 on the stimpmeter).
Tom Doak designed the course in North Berwick, Scotland in 2007 on a plot of land that was previously 300 acres of pine forest. This is the fifth consecutive year in which The Renaissance Club will host the Scottish Open.
Over 50% of approach shots at The Renaissance Club in the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open came from between 125 and 200 yards, so players will need to be dialed in with their short and mid irons this week. In 2022, SG: Approach, Putting and Around the Green were all more positively correlated with SG: Total than normal at The Renaissance Club while SG: Off the Tee had a smaller correlation with SG: Total than an average week on the PGA Tour.
Schauffele, Fowler, Min Woo Lee, Aaron Rai, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Alex Noren, Justin Rose and Luke Donald are among past Scottish Open winners in the field this week.
|2021||Min Woo Lee||-18|