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British Open 2022 odds: Surprising PGA picks, golf predictions by the supermodel who won the Masters

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Scotland is known as the birthplace of golf, and the sport will return home for The Open Championship 2022. The tournament begins on Thursday July 14 from the Old Course in St Andrews, considered the oldest golf course in the world and established in 1552. This will be the 30th time St Andrews has hosted the British Open, with past winners on the course. including Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, who have each won twice on these ties. Open 2022 championship golfers who have won this event at other courses include Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and defending champion Collin Morikawa.

Rory McIlroy won this tournament in 2014 and is the 9-1 favorite according to Caesars Sportsbook. Jon Rahm is 11-1 in the latest Open Championship 2022 odds, while the top three big winners of the year are also high. Masters winner Scottie Scheffler is 12-1, PGA champion Justin Thomas comes in at 14-1 and US Open winner Matthew Fitzpatrick is 20-1. 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.

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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: Shane Lowry, a 22-1 long shot, is making a good run for the title. He is a target for anyone looking for a huge salary. The 2019 British Open winner didn’t get a chance to defend his title in 2020 due to the cancellation of The Open Championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he picked up a 12th-place finish the year last. This season he has been consistent in both PGA Tour and European Tour events, with 11 top-25 finishes in his last 14 tournaments.

Lowry has no holes in his game, as he ranks in the top quartile for strokes gained off the tee, tee to green, approach to green and putting. His strength is his long game, as his approach shots have an average closeness to the hole of 33-foot-1, which is the best on the PGA Tour. This sets him up for plenty of birdie opportunities and he takes advantage of them, as he has the sixth-lowest scoring average (69.358) in the world. The Irishman has lifted the Claret Jug once before and shouldn’t be ruled out in their Open Championship 2022 bets to do it again. 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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