British Open 2022 odds: Surprising PGA picks, golf predictions by the top-rated model that nailed the Masters

It’s been eight years since Rory McIlroy won a major championship, but that didn’t stop Caesars Sportsbook from making him the 9-1 favorite in their Open Championship 2022 odds. McIlroy has 21 career wins to his credit, including four majors. He won the RBC Canadian Open earlier this month before finishing in the top five at the US Open. McIlroy has now finished in the top 10 of all three majors this year, but should he be included in your betting on The Open Championship 2022 when the tournament begins on Thursday July 14?

Among the other top contenders for The Open Championship 2022 are Jon Rahm (11-1), Scottie Scheffler (12-1) and Justin Thomas (14-1). Scheffler won the Masters in April, while Thomas won the PGA Championship title. Before locking in your picks for the 2022 Open Championship or entering PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the PGA Tour predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s Proven Golf Model.

SportsLine’s exclusive model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been scorching since the PGA Tour resumed in June 2020. In fact, it’s risen more than $9,500 on its best bets since then, nailing tournament after tournament.

McClure’s model included Thomas in his best bets to win the 2022 PGA Championship. That bet reached +1600, and for the entire tournament, McClure’s best bets returned nearly $800. At the 2022 Masters, McClure’s pattern was all over Scheffler’s first major championship victory heading into the weekend.

Additionally, McClure’s best bets included winning Collin Morikawa at The Open Championship 2021, even though it was a whopping 40-1. The pattern was also all over Rahm’s first career major league win (10-1) at the 2021 US Open. Rahm was two shots off heading into the weekend, but the pattern still projected him as the winner.

This same model also managed eight major tournaments entering the weekend. Everyone who followed him saw massive returns.

Now that the 2022 British Open golf tournament is approaching, SportsLine has simulated the tournament 10,000 times, and the results have been amazing. Head over to SportsLine now to see the projected standings.

Best Open Championship 2022 Predictions

A huge shock the model is claiming at The Open Championship 2022: Collin Morikawa (18-1), the reigning British Open champion and one of the tournament favorites, stumbles and doesn’t even make the top five. Morikawa finished fifth at the US Open and Masters but was nowhere to be found in the PGA Championship standings, finishing outside the top 50.

Last year’s Open Championship remains Morikawa’s last victory, and although he started this season with five consecutive top-10 finishes, success has been fleeting since then. In his last 10 tournaments, he has more finishes outside the top 50 (four) than he has in the top 10 (three). His biggest culprit is his short game, which went from above average to one of the worst on the tour. He ranks 180th out of 204 players on tour in Strokes Gained: Around the Green (-.307), and that weakness could be amplified on a course with over 100 bunkers.

Another surprise: Dustin Johnson, a 28-1 long shot, is having a good run for the title. He is a target for anyone looking for a huge salary. Johnson resigned from the PGA Tour earlier this month, joining several other members who left for the LIV Golf Invitational Series. His 24 PGA Tour victories are fourth among active players, and they include wins at the US Open and Masters. He had the best performance among LIV Golf players at the US Open last week, finishing in the top 25.

Although his results may not be spectacular this season, Johnson has the ability to turn up and win any tournament he enters. Players Championship earlier this year. His experience in major championships gives him a lot of value as a long shot at St. Andrews. See who else to choose here.

How to make picks for The Open Championship 2022

The model targets two other golfers with odds of 22-1 or better who will make surprising runs. Anyone backing those long shots could hit big. You can only see the model choices here.

So who will win the Open Championship 2022? And what long shots stun the golf world? Check out the Open Championship 2022 odds below, then visit SportsLine to see the projected Open Championship 2022 standings, all from the model that nailed eight golf majors, including this year’s Masters.

2022 Open Championship Odds, Field

See the full Open Championship 2022 picks, best bets and predictions here.
Rory McIlroy 9-1
Jon Rahm 11-1
Scottie Scheffler 12-1
Justin Thomas 14-1
Colin Morikawa 18-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 20-1
Is Zalatoris 20-1
Xander Schauele 22-1
Jordan Spieth 22-1
Shane Lowry 22-1
Cameron Smith 25-1
Patrick Canlay 25-1
Victor Hovland 28-1
Hideki Matsuyama 28-1
Dustin Johnson 28-1
Louis Oosthuizen 35-1
Tyrell Hatton 35-1
Brooks Koepka 35-1
Tommy Fleetwood 35-1
Tiger Woods 40-1
Sam Burns 40-1
Bryson DeChambeau 50-1
Joaquin Niemann 50-1
Paul Casey 50-1
Sungjae Im 50-1
Cameron Young 50-1
Justin Rose 50-1
Robert MacIntyre 50-1
Tony Finau 50-1
Adam Scott 60-1
Sergio Garcia 65-1
Jason Day 65-1
Mito Pereira 65-1
Corey Conners 65-1
Daniel Berger 65-1
Webb Simpson 65-1
Patrick Roseau 65-1
Abraham Ancer 65-1
Marc Leishman 65-1
Ricky Fowler 80-1
Thomas Pieter 80-1
Billy Horschel 80-1
Seamus Power 80-1
Harold Varner 80-1
Lee Westwood 80-1
Jason Kokrak 100-1
Keith Mitchell 100-1
Branden Grace 100-1
Max Homa 100-1
Lucas Herbert 100-1
Alex Noren 100-1
Matt Wallace 100-1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 100-1
Francesco Molinari 100-1
Kegan Bradley 100-1
Adrian Meronk 125-1
Thomas Detry 125-1
Nicolai Hojgaard 125-1
Ryan Fox 125-1
Russell Henley 125-1
Phil Mickelson 125-1
Garrick Higgo 125-1
Bernd Wiesberger 125-1
Brian Harman 125-1
Danny Willet 125-1
Padraig Harrington 125-1
Gary Woodland 125-1
Cameron Field 125-1
Ian Poulter 125-1
Dylan Frittelli 125-1
Min Woo Lee 125-1
Victor Perez 125-1
Andy Sullivan 150-1
Jimmy Walker 150-1
Harris English 150-1
Stewart Cink 150-1
Kevin Na 150-1
Talor Gooch 150-1
Erik van Rooyen 150-1
Scott Vincent 150-1
Tom Hoge 150-1
Kevin Kisner 150-1
Ashley Chester 200-1
Joo Hyung Kim 200-1
Mackenzie Hughes 200-1
Cameron Tringale 200-1
Guido Migliozzi 250-1
Anthony Quayle 250-1
Zach Johnson 250-1
Thriston Laurent 300-1
Sadom Kaewkanjana 300-1
Zander Lombard 300-1
Ben Campbell 400-1
Yuto Katsuragawa 500-1
Sihwan Kim 500-1
David Duval 1000-1
John Daly 1000-1
Stephen Dodd 1000-1

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