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It doesn’t get any better than this in professional golf. This weekend, the very best in the world will congregate at the birthplace of golf — the Old Course at St. Andrews — for the 150th Open Championship, and the top of the odds board is littered with big names.

Xander Schauffele enters the year’s fourth and final major championship as the hottest player in the field with wins in two straight starts, but he isn’t the betting favorite at St. Andrews. So, who’s the favorite to win the 2022 Open Championship?

Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the 2022 Open Championship

Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele shake hands.
Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele shake hands during round one of the 2022 U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club | Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy hasn’t won a major championship since 2014, but the oddsmakers have pegged him as the man to beat at St. Andrews this weekend. The Northern Irishman currently stands as the sole betting favorite to win the 2022 Open Championship at 10/1 odds.

It’s hard to argue with the decision. McIlroy has been playing brilliant golf for three months now, and it seems the feud between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour has motivated him to impose his will every time he tees it up. Since The Masters in April, McIlroy has recorded a win and five top-10s in his last seven starts. He’s finished no worse than 19th over that span.

The No. 2 ranked player in the world has gained strokes off the tee and on approach in seven straight starts, and he’s having the best putting season of his professional career. McIlroy is more than a deserving favorite in his 14th Open Championship start.

Full 2022 Open Championship odds

Behind McIlroy, Schauffele is second on the odds board at 13/1 odds. It wouldn’t be the least bit surprising to see him win his third straight start and secure the first major of his career.

U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is a bit further down at 18/1, which is tied with World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler. Going even lower down the odds board, Tiger Woods comes in at 65/1 in his return to professional golf.

Check out the full 2022 Open Championship odds (down to 100/1) below:

Rory McIlroy+1000
Xander Schauffele+1300
Jordan Spieth+1500
Jon Rahm+1600
Matthew Fitzpatrick+1800
Scottie Scheffler+1800
Shane Lowry+2000
Justin Thomas+2100
Patrick Cantlay+2600
Cameron Smith+2600
Collin Morikawa+2700
Will Zalatoris+2700
Tommy Fleetwood+3200
Dustin Johnson+3400
Tyrrell Hatton+3400
Joaquin Niemann+3700
Tony Finau+4000
Louis Oosthuizen+4000
Brooks Koepka+4200
Sam Burns+4200
Hideki Matsuyama+4200
Viktor Hovland+4500
Max Homa+4500
Ryan Fox+5500
Robert MacIntyre+6000
Justin Rose+6000
Tiger Woods+6500
Bryson Dechambeau+6500
Sungjae Im+6500
Gary Woodland+8000
Padraig Harrington+9500
Adam Scott+9500
Cameron Young+9500
Thomas Pieters+9500
Corey Conners+10000
Patrick Reed+10000
Lucas Herbert+10000
Haotong Li+10000
Marc Leishman+10000
Sergio Garcia+10000
Seamus Power+10000
Phil Mickelson+21000

All betting odds courtesy of FanDuel as of 7/11.

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