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Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth among the 3 players to bet

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Scottish Open 2022 Odds

Golfer Odds
Jon Rahm +1200
Justin Thomas +1400
Scottie Scheffler +1400
Xander Schauele +1800
Matt Fitzpatrick +2200
Collin Morikawa +2500
Patrick Canlay +2500
Cameron Smith +2800
Sam Burns +2800
Hideki Matsuyama +3000
Jordan Spieth ‘+3000
Will Zalatoris ‘+3000
Victor Hovland +3300
Joaquin Niemann +4000
Sungjae Im +4000
Billy Horschel +4000
Max Homa +4000
Corey Conners +5000
Keegan Bradley +5000
Ryan Fox +5000
Tommy Fleetwood +5000
Cameron Young +5000
Justin Rose +5000
Lucas Herbert +5000
Tyrrell Hatton +6600
Adrian Meronk +6600
Keith Mitchell +6600
Brian Harman +6600
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +6600
Min Woo Lee +6600
Mito Pereira +6600
Aaron Rai +8000
Gary Woodland +8000
Harold Varner +8000
Marc Leishman +8000
Matt Kuchar +8000
Robert Macintyre +8000
Sahith Theegala +8000
Sebastien Munoz +8000
Alex Noren +10000
Chris Kirk +10000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +10000
Maverick McNealy +10000
Tom Hoge +10000
Cameron Tringale +12500
Haotong Li +12500
Jason Kokrak +12500
Jordan Smith +12500
List of Luke +12500
Mackenzie Hughes +12500
Rasmus Hojgaard +12500
Ricky Fowler +12500
If Woo Kim +12500
Thomas Detry +12500
Erik van Rooyen +15000
Francesco Molinari +15000
English Harris +15000
Henrik Stenson +15000
jhonattan vegas +15000
Joel Dahmen +15000
Matthew Ne Smith +15000
Patrick Rodgers +15000
Russell Knox +15000
ryan palm tree +15000
Troy Merrit +15000
Victor Perez +15000
Adri Arnaus +20000
Alex Smalley +20000
Alexander Bjork +20000
Andrew Putman +20000
Antoine Rozner +20000
David Lipsky +20000
Dean Burmester +20000
Edoardo Molinari +20000
Fabrice Zanotti +20000
Johannes Veermann +20000
John Catlin +20000
Kurt Kitayama +20000
Padraig Harrington +20000
Richie Ramsay +20000
Stewart Cink +20000
Wyndham Clark +20000
Anirban Lahiri +25000
Callum Tarren +25000
Charley Hoffman +25000
Danny Willette +25000
Dylan Fritelli +25000
Garrick Higo +25000
Hayden Buckley +25000
JJ Spaun +25000
Joo Hyung Kim +25000
Jorge Campillo +25000
Lucas Glover +25000
Marcus Armitage +25000
Matt Wallace +25000
Mikko Korhonen +25000
Nick Taylor +25000
Sepp Straka +25000
Thorbjorn Olesen +25000
Thriston Laurent +25000
Guillaume Besseling +25000
Bio Kim +30000
Brandon Stone +30000
Danny Lee +30000
Jason Scrivener +30000
Kalle Samooja +30000
Lee Hodges +30000
Nicolas Hojgaard +30000
Sean Crocker +30000
Taylor Moore +30000
Ewen Ferguson +40000
GrantForest +40000
Guido Migliozzi +40000
Jamie Donaldson +40000
Joachim B. Hansen +40000
Luke Donald +40000
Masahiro Kawamura +40000
Matthew Jordan +40000
Matthew Pavon +40000
Maximilien Kieffer +40000
Rafa Cabrera Bello +40000
Sebastien Soderberg +40000
Ashun Wu +50000
Brandon Wu +50000
Daniel Gavins +50000
Daniel van Tonder +50000
Francesco Laporta +50000
Jacques Senior +50000
James Morrison +50000
Jazz Janewattananond +50000
Joakim Lagergren +50000
Kristoff Broberg +50000
Sami Valimaki +50000
Tapio Pulkkanen +50000
Andy Sullivan +75000
David Chevaly +75000
Kiradech Aphibarnrat +75000
Marcus Kinhult +75000
Nacho Elvira +75000
Nino Bertasio +75000
Shubhankar Sharma +75000
Jeff Winther +100000
Nick Watney +100000
Andrea Pavan +150000
Chris Wood +150000
Jaekyeong Lee +150000
Jonathan Calwell +150000
Maverick Antcliff +150000
Scott Hend +150000
Stephen Gallacher +150000
Steven Brown +150000
Rikard Karlberg +200000
Thomas Bjorn ‘+200000

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.

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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.

Best Buys

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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