With the start of the 150th Open Championship, it will be celebrated at the home of golf, the Old Course at St. Andrew’s. There are plenty of good players in the field, which means there will be plenty of good betting matchups to look at in this week’s major. It is the fourth and final major of the year as the season starts to wind down.
Let’s look at some of the most interesting matchups this week between all the players so you can get ready to bet against The Open Championship Odds.
2022 The Open Championship Betting Analysis: Top Matchups to Keep An Eye On
Matthew Fitzpatrick vs Shane Lowry
This is a great first matchup between two players from across the pond. Natives of England and Ireland, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Shane Lowry are paired together in this first matchup. Fitzpatrick is coming off his first major win at the U.S. Open in June, while Lowry is just a few years removed from his Open Championship win.
Fitzpatrick has played in just one event since his big win, the Scottish Open where he finished tied for sixth. It has been a successful season for Fitzpatrick with nine top 10 finishes, including his win. Fitzpatrick is the favorite in this matchup according to the odds on MyBookie at -120.
Since his win in 2019 at the 148th Open Championship, Lowry has not won again. It has been a quiet season for the Irishman but he has only one missed cut. That is a big success for him and allows him to trend in the right direction.
In this matchup, we like Matthew Fitzpatrick because of his recent play. Coming off the win at the U.S. Open, Fitzpatrick had another great performance last week and is headed in the right direction. At -120, we like the favorite in this matchup.
Joaquin Niemann vs Max Homa
The matchup between Joaquin Niemann and Max Homa is very interesting because it would not be surprising to see the underdog win this matchup. Joaquin Niemann is the favorite at -120 over Homa.
Homa has become a household name in the last few years and more than just his active Twitter status. Homa has collected three wins in the last two season, including one this season. After his win at the Wells Fargo Championship, Homa has made five straight cuts including two majors.
Niemann has collected one win as well this season. The two players are evenly matched but this is one where we want to roll with the underdog. We like Homa at +102 in this matchup.
Dustin Johnson vs Brooks Koepka
Both of these players have been in the headlines for all sorts of reasons. Both players made the jump to the LIV and are ready to go in this week’s event. Johnson and Koepka are both looking for their first win this season.
Both players have won multiple majors but neither have claimed the Claret Jug. As long hitters, they both will have an advantage this week but will need to keep the ball low. The conditions could play a big role in how each player performs this week.
In this matchup, we like Dustin Johnson. Neither player has been consistent this season and since their jump to the LIV we have not heard much about each player. Koepke has not competed much this season and is a large part of the reason why we are choosing Johnson.
Johnson is the favorite at -120 odds.