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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

Welcome to the first ever Best Bets for the Scottish Open.

This is the first year the tournament has been part of both the PGA TOUR and the DP World Tour, serving as the ultimate major tune-up. With the Open Championship fast approaching, this is the first time that many players have discovered links golf. It’s going to be extremely competitive.

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Fourteen of the world’s top 15 players will take to the pitch at the Renaissance Club, which sits just east of Edinburgh. This will be the fourth time the tournament has been held at this course, and the top three all finished in the playoffs.

Some of the biggest names in golf have had good results at the Scottish Open, with Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele all finishing in the top 10 last year. The last player to win this tournament and then win the Claret Jug the following week was Phil Mickelson in 2013, although this does not happen regularly.

Our team of golf betting analysts have determined who has the tools to succeed this week while providing good value for punters. Check out their favorite picks below.

Scottish Open 2022 best bets

Alexander Björk — Top 30 (+500)

Chris Murphy: There’s something about Alexander Bjork’s game that makes me turn to DFS and bet every time we go overseas.

Bjork is still in a range of values ​​that can allow me to play him in the lower levels and get good numbers. This week, it’s set at +28,000 to win on FanDuel, and that’s across all placement positions. I don’t really see a win on the line for the Swede as he only has one in his 13-year professional career, but it’s not crazy to think the other final position bets may be on the line. .

Bjork ranks sixth on the DP World Tour in scoring by 3 and there are five in play at Renaissance Club, so it’s easy to see why he made all three cuts in this event and posted top 30s in each of the last two. He’s posted top-25 finishes in four of his last five tournaments, showing he’s in good shape with his game.

It will definitely be a step up in competition, but I will buy into the history of the course and train many up and down for Alexander Bjork.

Cameron Smith +2800

matt vincent: Smith just missed a cut at this year’s US Open, giving us a bit of a discount for this week’s Scottish Open. The missed cut was disappointing, but there was nothing statistically to make me believe the Aussie can’t bounce back quickly.

On paper, Renaissance Club should be a perfect fit for Smith. I believe golfers can get away with being a little skittish off the tee this week, which is usually the part of his game that can get the 28-year-old into trouble. Smith ranks first in the field in his final 24 rounds in Birdie or Better: Gained. With scores likely approaching 20 under this week depending on the weather, his ability to rack up birdies will be a major asset.

Smith has seven career wins on the PGA TOUR and DP World TOUR combined. It carries a lot of winning equity at a discounted price. If he has a rebound week with the irons, he will be tough to beat on this golf course. You can get Smith at 28-1 at BetMGM, BetRivers or WynnBet.

Tommy Fleetwood +5000

Derek Farnsworth: Fleetwood – aka Fleetgod, aka Tommy Long Locks – is my pick to win this week.

I have long been a proponent of betting on him and using him in DFS whenever he is not playing on US soil. And to his credit, he’s played pretty well on the PGA TOUR this season. He’s always been known as a good total ball driver and a good iron player, but he’s quietly ninth on the circuit in Strokes Gained: Around the Green and 37th in Strokes Gained: Putting. It’s a more complete Fleetwood than we’ve seen in the past.

Much like Tony Finau and Xander Schauffele, Fleetwood is unfairly labeled as a competitor who can’t close the door. However, these narratives only exist until they no longer exist. Finau won the BMW Championship last fall and Schauffele is coming off the Travelers Championship. More importantly, Fleetwood has five career DP World Tour wins. He loves links golf and has finished T26 and second at Renaissance Club for the past two years.

Fleetwood’s best number this week is at BetMGM.

Will Zalatoris +2800

Joshua Perry: This has been a course where iron players have stood out, and his have been as good as anyone last year. He played well here last year, finishing 26th, and the form was not at all at the level he is riding this year. He’s finished sixth or better in six of his last eight starts.

The best number on Zalatoris this week is 28-1 at Caesars on Tuesday night.

Will Zalatoris +2800

Bryan Berryman: With the winds expected to be somewhat tame (at the time of writing) there is a good chance this event will turn into a bird party. I target elite iron players who can rack up birdies in this stacked field.

There’s no better fit than Zalatoris, who over the last 24 rounds ranks in the top 10 in this area in both shots won on approach and birdie percentage or better.

With three top-5 finishes in his last four starts, Zalatoris is undoubtedly ready for a win. The consistency of his ball-striking should allow him plenty of birdie opportunities to keep pace with what should be an exciting week in Scotland. My bet is on Zalatoris to win the Scottish Open.

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