PGA 2022 The Open Championship Odds Update Last Minute Analysis and Betting Picks

PGA 2022 The Open Championship Odds Update: Last Minute Analysis and Betting Picks

We are nearing the start of the 150th Open Championship when tee times start Thursday at 6:35 a.m. Scotland time. The first group includes Paul Lawrie, Webb Simpson and Min Woo Lee. The 150th Open Championship is set to be historic with the tournament returning to the home of golf, the Old Course at St. Andrew’s. 

Not only will the thought of playing for the Claret Jug bring excitement and anticipation, it will be interesting to see how the Scotland crowd handles the LIV players in the field. For the first time since the U.S. Open, we will get a good look at the players on the LIV. 

Let’s take a look at some of the top players in the field this week, the biggest names and who has the best odds to win The Open Championship on Sunday. 

The Open Championship Last Minute Field Updates and Odds

Best Odds: Rory McIlroy +1925

The 2014 Open Championship winner has the best odds coming into the week to win another Claret Jug. Rory McIlroy has received the praise of the golf world with a great season after his lone missed cut at the Valero Texas Open. McIlroy has collected one win this season, the RBC Canadian Open. 

The four-time major winner is looking for his second Open Championship victory with his first coming in 2014 at Royal Liverpool Golf Course. He is playing good golf this season but he is not the hottest player coming into the tournament. McIlroy’s best odds may be a narrative driven by the media but we will see how he can handle the pressure. 

Hottest Player Coming In: Xander Schauffele

Coming into the week, Xander Schauffele has won his last three events, even though only two of them count. Schauffele won the Travelers Championship and won the Genesis Scottish Open last week. He has the second best odds to win the 150th Open Championship at +2900. 

Schauffele has come close multiple times to winning a major but cannot seem to jump the hurdle. We have seen him finish tied for second multiple times in the different majors. At the 147th Open Championship, Schauffele finished tied for second on the week. 

Could this be the week he breaks through?

Headliners: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson

Two of the most decorated golfers currently playing the game, are set to tee it up this week in Scotland. Tiger Woods has not played since the PGA Championship at Southern Hills when he withdrew after the third round. Phil Mickelson has been quiet in the golf world for a while due to his relations in the LIV and his play has suffered from such. 

This week, Woods is looking for his fourth Open Championship victory and it would be his third alone at St. Andrew’s. Phil Mickelson is looking for his second Claret Jug after his first came in 2013 at Muirfield Golf Links. The odds for Woods this week have been placed at +6600 and +13000 for Mickelson. 

It would be exciting to see either player win this week because it would bring a lot to discuss at the table. If Woods wins, we are talking about his greatness and his comeback story. If Mickelson wins, he will receive praise and hate for his role in golf lately. Both have very large odds of winning this week. 

 
 

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