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2022 Genesis Scottish Open odds, field notes, best bets and picks

·4 min read

A week before the final major of 2022, a major championship-type field has traveled to the Renaissance Club for the Genesis Scottish Open.

Fourteen of the world’s top 15 players are expected to tee it up Thursday, with the lone missing name being No. 3 Rory McIlroy (who played in this week’s JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor).

Last year’s champion Min Woo Lee, who made the Scottish Open his second DP World Tour win, tied for 27th in his last PGA Tour start (U.S. Open at The Country Club).

This event is co-sanctioned by the Tour and DP World Tour, so LIV Golf members have been denied entry into the event — for most, anyway. Ian Poulter, Adrian Otaegui, and Justin Harding had their DP World Tour suspensions temporarily stayed Monday, which could allow them to play in the event.

Golf course

Renaissance Club | Par 70 | 7,237

The par-3 17th hole is a welcome respite before the difficult 18th hole that plays at 485 yards and likely into the prevailing wind at Renaissance Club.

Key statistics

  • SG: Tee to green

  • Par 3 efficiency 200-225 yards

Data Golf Information

Course Fit (compares golf courses based on the degree to which different golfer attributes — such as driving distance — to predict who performs well at each course – DataGolf): 1. TPC Louisiana, 2. Olympia Fields CC, 3. Caves Valley Golf Club

Trending: 1. Xander Schauffele (last three starts: T-18, T-14, 1), 2. Will Zalatoris (MC, T-5, T-2), 3. Matthew Fitzpatrick (MC, T-10, 1)

Percent chance to win (based on course history, fit, trending, etc.): 1. Jon Rahm (7.7 percent), 2. Scottie Scheffler (7 percent), 3. Justin Thomas (5.8 percent)

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Betting preview

Odds

Player

Odds

Player

Odds

Scottie Scheffler

(+1200)

Viktor Hovland

(+3000)

Jon Rahm

(+1200)

Sam Burns

(+3000)

Justin Thomas

(+1300)

Collin Morikawa

(+3000)

Patrick Cantlay

(+2000)

Ryan Fox

(+4000)

Matthew Fitzpatrick

(+2000)

Tommy Fleetwood

(+4000)

Will Zalatoris

(+2000)

Sungjae Im

(+4000)

Xander Schauffele

(+2000)

Joaquin Niemann

(+4000)

Hideki Matsuyama

(+3000)

Billy Horschel

(+5000)

Jordan Spieth

(+3000)

Keegan Bradley

(+5000)

Cameron Smith

(+3000)

Tyrrell Hatton

(+5000)

 

Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas plays his shot from the 17th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas didn’t play in the 2020 edition of the Scottish Open, but in 2021 and 2019 finished T-8 and T-9, respectively.

JT has three top 5s in his last five PGA Tour starts, including his win at the PGA Championship.

Key stats rankings this season

  • SG: Tee to green: 3rd

  • Par 3s (200-215): T-67

Bets to consider: Outright (+1300), Top 10 (+175)

Tommy Fleetwood

Tommy Fleetwood, of England, hits off the third tee during the third round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament, Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Fleetwood has made the weekend in four of his last five worldwide starts. During that stretch, he finished T-5 at the PGA Championship and T-10 at the European Open.

The Englishman lost to Aaron Rai in a playoff two years ago at the Renaissance and tied for 26th last season.

Key stats rankings this season

  • SG: Tee to green: 41st

  • Par 3s (200-225): 8th

Bets to consider: Outright (+4000), Top 20 (+210)

Robert MacIntyre

Robert MacIntyre of Scotland plays his shot from the third tee during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana on April 21, 2022, in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Why not go with the Scottsman in his home country?

MacIntyre is coming off a T-13 performance at last week’s Irish Open and has finished T-18 and T-14 in the last two playings of the Scottish Open.

Bets to consider: Outright (+7000), Top 20 (+300)

Lucas Herbert

Lucas Herbert
Lucas Herbert

Lucas Herbert (Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Herbert has one top 40 in his last four PGA Tour starts (T-13, PGA Championship), but has made the weekend in three of those events.

Last week at the Irish Open, the Australian tied for ninth.

He has loved the Renaissance the last few seasons, tying for fourth in 2021 and 2020.

Key stats rankings this season

  • SG: Tee to green: 199th

  • Par 3s (200-215): T-135th

Bets to consider: Top 20 (+250)

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