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Scottish Open 2022 Odds
|Min Woo Lee||+6600|
|List of Luke||+12500|
|If Woo Kim||+12500|
|Erik van Rooyen||+15000|
|Matthew Ne Smith||+15000|
|ryan palm tree||+15000|
|Joo Hyung Kim||+25000|
|Joachim B. Hansen||+40000|
|Rafa Cabrera Bello||+40000|
|Daniel van Tonder||+50000|
This week will be one of the few co-sanctioned tournaments between the PGA TOUR and the DP World Tour, as the field for the Genesis Scottish Open will be a good mix of the best players from both tours. It will be a similar split between the US tours for the alternative event to the Barbasol Championship.
I’ll focus here on my bets for the Scotsman as many of the best players in the world are set to pitch him, including five of the top six in the current OWGR. It will be set up to be a fairly competitive tune-up for the final major of the year next week and should allow everyone, including the fans, to get acclimated to the time change and the style of link game.
These weeks always offer a tough task to dig in and find players who may be lesser known in the United States but who can compete on these layouts. There is also always the big weather factor as this course takes place on the North Sea coast, which makes it a bit difficult to plan at the start of the week.
I’ll start my map below by buying good numbers on strong players and will adjust or add as more information on weather and tee times come together before the event.
Collin Morikawa +3000 (BetRivers)
I was shocked to see that number listed for defending Golfer of the Year, as he showed very solid form the last time we saw him at the US Open. If it hadn’t been for a horrible Saturday at the Country Club, we certainly could have been talking about Morikawa collecting another major championship and positioning himself to only win the Masters to complete his career grand slam.
Instead, he just didn’t have it in the third round and shot a 7 of 77 to put him out of action. It was supposed to be a daunting day for him, but he bounced back with one of the best runs on the course on Sunday with a 4-under 66 to finish in the top five.
This week he returns to the Scottish Open, an event where he made the cut but finished at the back of the pack last year. This was notably the event where he struggled with his irons and ended up making a switch with them to enter the open championship.
He won the Claret Jug that week, and I expect him to enter Renaissance Club this week well-prepared with what he needs to do to succeed. I like how this all plays out for Morikawa, and for me it’s an easy game at this number.
Jordan Spieth +3500 (BetRivers)
It seems like every year we cross the pond to play links-style golf, Jordan Spieth is in the running. Even when he had some of his down years, he still produced strong finishes. He did it again last year, finishing second behind Morikawa at Royal St. George’s, making it three top 10 finishes in his last four trips to the Open, with none outside the top 20.
We know Spieth is one of the most creative minds in the game, and these types of classes seem to bring that out in him. Although he did not play in this event, I give him a lot of credit purely for his overall linking ability, and when I combine that with the solid odds available, he will be my second addition to the card this week.
Aaron Rai +8000 (BetMGM)
If you want to shoot the board, there are several ways to do it. I’m going to play it a little more conservative and take the 2020 winner of this event from Aaron Rai. His victory came before the best players in the world really infiltrated this tournament, but he still beat Tommy Fleetwood in the playoffs to claim victory.
This year, Rai has done his best to qualify in the United States on the PGA Tour. He had mixed results with a few top-15 finishes, his best being a Farmers T6 in January. His form appears to be on the mend, as he has won shots in every category from tee to green in his last two tournaments.
Combine his solid form with his level of comfort at this course, where he won and finished T26 last year, and I’ll take a long shot at the Englishman for another excellent finish at the Renaissance Club.
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