Best Bets at the 2022 Open Championship

The last major of the 2022 season will be one of the most celebrated affairs in recent years. This will be the 150th edition of The Open Championship, and it is being played at the oldest golf course in the world. Greats like Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gary Player, and Lee Trevino will be in attendance for this year’s Open Championship at St. Andrews, so this tournament has a little more gravitas than usual. Everyone will be a bit more motivated to win the Claret Jug given the history.

Rory McIlroy is currently the favorite to win The Open Championship by the golf betting odds. He won The Open Championship in 2014, and he finished T5 in three straight years from 2016 to 2018. McIlroy hasn’t been competitive in the last two editions of this major, but he has finished T8 at every major this year and was runner-up at the Masters.

The 2022 Open Championship will be played at the Old Course at St. Andrews. It will be the 30th Open Championship played at St. Andrews, as this has been the most popular venue for the major. This event will run from July 14-17, 2022.

Event Details

Event: The Open Championship

Category: PGA Tour

Date: July 14-17, 2022

Location: St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Past Winners

2021: Collin Morikawa -15

2020: Cancelled

2019: Shane Lowry -15

2018: Francesco Molinari -8

2017: Jordan Spieth -12

The Course

If there is a course more famous than Augusta National, it’s the Old Course at St. Andrews. This golf course was established all the way back in 1552, and it’s so old that the ‘New Course’ was founded in the late 19th Century. It’s influence on the game of golf is deep and storied, and that’s the reason why a round of golf is 18 holes.

Best Bet to Win The Open Championship: Jordan Spieth +1800

We cashed last week with our pick of Xander Schauffele to win the Scottish Open, and it would be great to hit a winner for the second week in a row. Schauffele has tempting odds once more, but we are going to go with former champion Jordan Spieth. He finished T10 at the Scottish Open last week, and he has a recent win at the RBC Heritage and a runner-up finish at the Byron Nelson. Spieth finished T4 at St. Andrews in 2015, and he was the runner-up behind Collin Morikawa last year.

Value Play to Win The Open Championship: Louis Oosthuizen +5500

There’s no doubt that the best longshot to wager on this week is Louis Oosthuizen. The South African will turn 40 in October, and he has been superb at St. Andrews. Oosthuizen won The Open Championship by seven strokes here in 2010, and he lost a playoff to Zach Johnson at this course in 2015. The former champion finished T3 at The Open Championship last year, and he has long odds because he hasn’t finished better than T14 at a PGA Tour event this season. It would be strange for Oosthuizen to win this major, as he is currently part of the LIV Tour.

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