The 2022 Open Championship is just one sleep away, as golf fans around the world are scrambling to make their picks to win the fourth and final major of the year. Before your picks are finalized, though, you should probably check out the betting odds to see which golfers the oddsmakers believe have the best chances of bringing home the Claret Jug this week.
So, who are the five most likely winners of the 150th Open based on the Las Vegas betting odds?
Rory McIlroy 10/1
No surprise here.
Rory McIlroy has been playing brilliant golf all year long, and he deserves to be the Open Championship favorite at 10/1. Not only does he have two wins and 10 top-20 finishes in 13 PGA Tour starts this season, but he also ranks first on Tour in total strokes gained.
With a win and four top-five finishes in his last six Open Championship appearances, I would be shocked if McIlroy wasn’t in the mix come Sunday afternoon.
Xander Schauffele 14/1
The only other golfer in this stacked field playing arguably better than McIlroy right now is none other than Xander Schauffele. The 28-year-old is coming off wins in each of his last two starts, and that doesn’t even include the JP McManus Pro-Am earlier this month, which he also won.
That’s three straight wins for the talented American who seems to have finally found a killer instinct to pair with his exceptional, well-rounded golf game. At 13/1, he enters the Open Championship with the second-lowest odds of any player in the field.
Jordan Spieth 15/1
It’s hard to find anyone in this year’s field with a better Open Championship resume than Jordan Spieth. In his last six Open starts, Spieth has a win and four top-10 finishes to his name. He also finished runner-up to Collin Morikawa at Royal St. George’s last year and missed out on a playoff by one stroke in 2015, the last time this event was held at St. Andrews.
Combine his stellar Open Championship record with the fact that he’s one of the most popular players on Tour among fans, and Spieth’s 15/1 price makes plenty of sense here.
Scottie Scheffler 16/1
It may seem odd to see the prohibitive World No. 1 fourth on the odds board in a major championship, but that’s where we stand this week. It’s possible his missed cut at the Scottish Open last week is affecting these odds, but Scottie Scheffler still has four wins and two runner-up finishes in his last 14 starts.
Oh, and he finished tied for eighth in his only Open Championship start to this point (2021). Don’t sleep on Scheffler at 16/1 to lap this field like he did at Augusta National.
Jon Rahm 16/1
Here’s another player we normally don’t see this far down the odds board. Jon Rahm has been consistently priced as a top-two or -three favorite in nearly every start he’s made this season, but he’s tied with Scheffler at 16/1 to win the Open Championship.
Coming off a T3 at Royal St. George’s last year, Rahm could easily catch fire this week and bring home his second major title.
All betting odds courtesy of FanDuel as of 7/13.