British Open 2022: Betting Odds Plus Ranking the 156-Player Field

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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jul 15, 2022, 4:00 PM
  • 2022 British Open features 156 players.
  • Cameron Smith (+190) has the best odds to win the British Open after Round 2.
  • Get our complete golfer rankings with betting odds for each player.

It’s time for the 150th edition of the British Open.

The historic St. Andrews course is hosting the tournament for a record 30th time. It is a classic links-style course where the wind will likely play a factor, which most PGA Tour players aren’t accustomed to. This is what makes golf betting for this tournament so interesting.

Winners of this event have ranged from the best players in the world to somewhat unknowns such as Ben Curtis in 2003.

This shows that truly anything can happen at the Open Championship.

How Many Golfers are in the 2022 British Open?

The field for the British Open consists of 156 players, including defending champion Collin Morikawa.

Best Odds to Win the 2022 British Open

Cameron Smith has the best golf odds to win the British Open after the first round at +190.

2022 British Open Odds to Win

PlayerOdds
Cameron Smith+190
Rory McIlroy+400
Cameron Young+800
Viktor Hovland+900
Dustin Johnson+1000
Scottie Scheffler+1100
Tyrrell Hatton+2000
Patrick Cantlay+2500
Matt Fitzpatrick+4000
Adam Scott+5000
Sahith Theegala+6600
Xander Schauffele+6600
Talor Gooch+8000
Jon Rahm+10000
Jordan Spieth+10000
Lucas Herbert+12500

Ranking All 156 Golfers in 2022 British Open, Plus Betting Odds

*Going into the first round.

1. Rory McIlroy Odds to Win British Open: +1000

It’s hard to bet against McIlroy since his game is in prime form. In his last seven events, his worst finish is a T-19, and he has five top-10 finishes. This could very well be the week he wins his first major title since 2014.

2. Jon Rahm Odds to Win British Open: +1800

Rahm is a solid wind player, which will serve him well at St. Andrews. He’s had some success at the British Open of late, finishing T-3 and T-11 in his last two appearances, respectively.

3. Scottie Scheffler Odds to Win British Open: +2000

While this will only be Scheffler’s second appearance at the British Open (T-8 last year), he has the all-around game to contend. He’s cooled off from his torrid stretch this spring, but the 26-year-old has two runner-up finishes since he missed the PGA Championship cut. He may be due for another win, which would be his fifth of the season.

4. Justin Thomas Odds to Win British Open: +2000

Playing well at links courses requires a lot of shot-making, and there may be no better shotmaker on the PGA Tour right now than Thomas. He hasn’t had the greatest success at this tournament; his best career finish is a T-11 in 2019.

5. Xander Schauffele Odds to Win British Open: +1400

Schauffele enters the week in peak form with wins in the Travelers Championship, the Genesis Scottish Open, and the J.P. McManus Pro-Am the last few weeks. He’s made the cut in all five of his Open Championship appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2018.

6. Jordan Spieth Odds to Win British Open: +1800

Even when things aren’t going great for the three-time major champion, he always finds success across the pond. Spieth is a perfect 8-for-8 in cuts made at the British Open, including four top-5 finishes. He finished second to Collin Morikawa a year ago, so no matter what form he’s in, don’t ever count Spieth out at the British Open.

7. Matt Fitzpatrick Odds to Win British Open: +2000

Fresh off his U.S. Open win, Fitzpatrick is playing the best golf of his life. His added length will serve him well at St. Andrews, which rewards the longer hitters. With all that said, he’s never finished inside the top 20 at this event.

8. Cameron Smith Odds to Win British Open: +2500

Smith is one of the best players in the world who hasn’t won a major, although he won the Players Championship earlier this season. His top-notch ball-striking should serve him well, especially in windy conditions. But it’s worth noting his best finish at the British Open is a T-20 back in 2019.

9. Collin Morikawa Odds to Win British Open: +3300

The defending champion has to be in the top 10, right? The No. 4-ranked player in the world finished T-5 at the U.S. Open, which snapped a bit of a slump. After the Masters, he went five straight events without a top-25 finish.

10. Shane Lowry Odds to Win British Open: +2200

Lowry will be a fan favorite and a popular pick this week. He won the Claret Jug in 2019 and finished T-12 a year ago. He missed the cut in 2015, the last time the tournament was held at St. Andrews.

11. Tommy Fleetwood Odds to Win British Open: +3300

Fleetwood enters in solid form, coming off a T-4 finish at the Scottish Open last week. He finished second at the 2019 Open Championship.

12. Tyrrell Hatton Odds to Win British Open: +4000

It’s been an up-and-down year for Hatton who only has two top-10 finishes this year, but is coming off a T-24 at the Scottish Open last week. In 2019, he finished T-6, so he has had success at this event before.

13. Patrick Cantlay Odds to Win British Open: +2500

Cantlay hasn’t had tremendous success in majors relative to how good he is as a player, but there are some indications this week could be different. He finished in the top 5 at the Scottish Open last week, and T-14 at last month’s U.S. Open. 

14. Will Zalatoris Odds to win British Open: +2800

Zalatoris has finished second in every major except the British Open, which he’s never completed. He withdrew with an injury last year, his lone appearance.

15. Louis Oosthuizen Odds to win British Open: +4000

While it hasn’t been the best year for the 39-year-old, he has a Claret Jug and is coming off a T-2 at this tournament a year ago. This is an event he’ll always have a chance in. 

16. Dustin Johnson Odds to Win British Open: +3300

Johnson’s length could serve him well this week at St. Andrews; the course is expected to play firm and fast. The two-time major champion has four top-10 finishes at the Open Championship, including T-8 last year.

17. Brooks Koepka Odds to Win British Open: +4000

Given Koepka’s success in majors, he always has a chance to win.. His best finish at this event is a T-4 back in 2019.

18. Hideki Matsuyama Odds to Win British Open: +4000

Besides a T-6 finish in his first appearance back in 2013, the 33-year-old’s best finish is T-18. With that being said, his solid ball-striking is something that should serve him well and give him a chance.

19. Joaquín Niemann Odds to Win British Open: +5000

Niemann is an interesting case; he won at one of the best fields of the year – the Genesis Invitational – but hasn’t had great success in majors. His best career finish is a T-23 at the PGA Championship this year and the U.S. Open in 2022.

20. Sam Burns Odds to Win British Open: +4000

Burns certainly has the game to win a major championship one day, but it doesn’t feel like it will be this week. He finished T-66 at the Scottish Open last week and T-76 in his first Open Championship a year ago.

21. Max Homa Odds to Win British Open: +5000

The 31-year-old is still getting used to links golf, but his creativity should help him a great deal. He’s one of a few players to have made the cut in all three majors this year.

22. Viktor Hovland Odds to Win British Open: +5000

His short game is what holds him back, but with how St. Andrews is set up it might not play as big of a role this week. He finished T-12 last year in his first appearance at the tournament.

23. Justin Rose Odds to Win British Open: +6600

Rose obviously has the experience needed to win at the British Open and is coming in relatively good form. He’s made the cut in seven straight Open Championships.

24. Tony Finau Odds to Win British Open: +4000

Finau could be a sneaky player to watch this week. His length will certainly help him, and he has never missed a cut at the British Open, including three top-15 finishes.

25. Ryan Fox Odds to Win British Open: +6600

Fox is one of the best players on the DP World Tour, so this is a terrific price. He’s currently ranked fourth on Tour and has seven top-10 finishes in 13 tournaments. Fox finished T-16 at the 2015 edition of the Open Championship.

26. Sungjae Im Odds to Win British Open: +6600

Im missed the cut in his only Open Championship appearance (2019). But, his above-average ball-striking should help him a great deal if the wind were to pick up.

27. Seamus Power Odds to Win British Open: +8000

The Irishman has played very well in majors this year – T-27, T-9, and T-12. Links-style may suit his game best, so look for him to have another solid week.

28. Bryson DeChambeau Odds to Win British Open: +6600

It’s hard to know how healthy DeChambeau is, but if he’s close to 100% he has the game to play well at St. Andrews, a course that rewards length.

29. Marc Leishman Odds to Win British Open: +8000

Leishman isn’t playing his best golf this season, but if the weather gets poor and the wind kicks up, there aren’t many better bad-weather players in the field. He also has shown he can contend in majors before.

30. Tiger Woods Odds to Win British Open: +6600

Given his success at St. Andrews (wins in 2000 and 2005), no one has better vibes at this course than Woods. While he’s not even close to 100% from a health standpoint, he can give it everything he has with this being the last major of the season.

31. Gary Woodland Odds to Win British Open: +10000

32. Corey Conners Odds to Win British Open: +8000

33. Patrick Reed Odds to Win British Open: +8000

34. Adam Scott Odds to Win British Open: +8000

35. Christiaan Bezuidenhout Odds to Win British Open: +10000

36. Abraham Ancer Odds to Win British Open: +10000

37. Keegan Bradley Odds to Win British Open: +12500

38. Billy Horschel Odds to Win British Open: +10000

39. Mito Pereira Odds to Win British Open: +12500

40. Aaron Wise Odds to Win British Open: +12500

41. Sergio Garcia Odds to Win British Open: +10000

42. Robert MacIntyre Odds to Win British Open: +12500

43. Cameron Young Odds to Win British Open: +10000

44. Webb Simpson Odds to Win British Open: +12500

45. Keith Mitchell Odds to Win British Open: +12500

46. Thomas Pieters Odds to Win British Open: +12500

47. Paul Casey Odds to Win British Open: +12500

48. Victor Perez Odds to Win British Open: +15000

49. Danny Willett Odds to Win British Open: +15000

50. J.T. Poston Odds to Win British Open: +12500

51. Brian Harman Odds to Win British Open: +15000

52. Kevin Kisner Odds to Win British Open: +15000

53. Jason Kokrak Odds to Win British Open: +15000

54. Kurt Kitayama Odds to Win British Open: +15000

55. Adrian Meronk Odds to Win British Open: +15000

56. Cameron Tringale Odds to Win British Open: +15000

57. Sebastián Muñoz Odds to Win British Open: +15000

58. Russell Henley Odds to Win British Open: +15000

59. Talor Gooch Odds to Win British Open: +15000

60. Jordan Smith Odds to Win British Open: +15000

61. Harris English Odds to Win British Open: +20000

62. Harold Varner III Odds to Win British Open: +20000

63. Emiliano Grillo Odds to Win British Open: +20000

64. Haotong Li Odds to Win British Open: +15000

65. Joo-hyung Kim Odds to Win British Open: +15000

66. Adri Arnaus Odds to Win British Open: +15000

67. Dean Burmester Odds to Win British Open: +15000

68. Si Woo Kim Odds to Win British Open: +20000

69. Bernd Wiesberger Odds to Win British Open: +20000

70. Lucas Herbert Odds to Win British Open: +15000

71. Francesco Molinari Odds to Win British Open: +15000

72. Tom Hoge Odds to Win British Open: +20000

73. Sahith Theegala Odds to Win British Open: +15000

74. Luke List Odds to Win British Open: +15000

75. Lee Westwood Odds to Win British Open: +20000

76. Pádraig Harrington Odds to Win British Open: +20000

77. Henrik Stenson Odds to Win British Open: +25000

78. Erik van Rooyen Odds to Win British Open: +20000

79. Stewart Cink Odds to Win British Open: +25000

80. Phil Mickelson Odds to Win British Open: +20000

81. Zach Johnson Odds to Win British Open: +25000

82. Kevin Na Odds to Win British Open: +20000

83. Chris Kirk Odds to Win British Open: +20000

84. Brandon Wu Odds to Win British Open: +25000

85. Sam Horsfield Odds to Win British Open: +20000

86. Min Woo Lee Odds to Win British Open: +20000

87. Thomas Detry Odds to Win British Open: +25000

88. Mackenzie Hughes Odds to Win British Open: +25000

89. Nicolai Højgaard Odds to Win British Open: +25000

90. Pablo Larrazábal Odds to Win British Open: +25000

91. Jamie Donaldson Odds to Win British Open: +25000

92. Richard Bland Odds to Win British Open: +25000

93. Si Woo Kim Odds to Win British Open: +20000

94. Dylan Frittelli Odds to Win British Open: +30000

95. Ian Poulter Odds to Win British Open: +30000

96. Matthew Jordan Odds to Win British Open: +30000

97. Laurie Canter Odds to Win British Open: +30000

98. Justin Harding Odds to Win British Open: +30000

99. Marcus Armitage Odds to Win British Open: +30000

100. Sepp Straka Odds to Win British Open: +30000

101. Richard Mansell Odds to Win British Open: +30000

102. Thriston Lawrence Odds to Win British Open: +30000

103. Jason Scrivener Odds to Win British Open: +30000

104. Wyndham Clark Odds to Win British Open: +30000

105. Guido Migliozzi Odds to Win British Open: +30000

106. Fabrizio Zanotti Odds to Win British Open: +30000

107. Alexander Björk Odds to Win British Open: +30000

108. Garrick Higgo Odds to Win British Open: +35000

109. Trey Mullinax Odds to Win British Open: +35000

110. Shugo Imahira Odds to Win British Open: +40000

111. John Catlin Odds to Win British Open: +40000

112. Shaun Norris Odds to Win British Open: +40000

113. Marco Penge Odds to Win British Open: +50000

114. Scott Vincent Odds to Win British Open: +50000

115. Keita Nakajima Odds to Win British Open: +50000

116. Sihwan Kim Odds to Win British Open: +50000

117. Kazuki Higa Odds to Win British Open: +50000

118. Takumi Kanaya Odds to Win British Open: +50000

119. Ernie Els Odds to Win British Open: +50000

120. Yuto Katsuragawa Odds to Win British Open: +50000

121. Ashley Chesters Odds to Win British Open: +50000

122. Zander Lombard Odds to Win British Open: +50000

123. Brad Kennedy Odds to Win British Open: +50000

124. David Law Odds to Win British Open: +50000

125. Anthony Quayle Odds to Win British Open: +75000

126. Chan Kim Odds to Win British Open: +75000

127. Sadom Kaewkanjana Odds to Win British Open: +75000

128. Min-Gyo Cho Odds to Win British Open: +75000

129. Ben Campbell Odds to Win British Open: +75000

130. Aaron Jarvis Odds to Win British Open: +10000

The following players have +100000 odds or worse. They will be listed in alphabetical order by first name.

131. Aldrich Potgieter Odds to Win British Open: +100000

132. Alex Wrigley Odds to Win British Open: +100000

133. Barclay Brown Odds to Win British Open: +100000

134. Darren Clarke Odds to Win British Open: +100000

135. David Carey Odds to Win British Open: +100000

136. Dimitros Padadatos Odds to Win British Open: +100000

137. Filippolo Celli Odds to Win British Open: +100000

138. Jack Floydd Odds to Win British Open: +100000

139. Jamie Rutherford Odds to Win British Open: +100000

140. Jediah Morgan Odds to Win British Open: +100000

141. John Daly Odds to Win British Open: +100000

142. John Parry Odds to Win British Open: +100000

143. Jorge Fernandez Valdes Odds to Win British Open: +100000

144. Justin De Los Santos Odds to Win British Open: +100000

145. Justin Leonard Odds to Win British Open: +100000

146. Lars van Meijel Odds to Win British Open: +100000

147. Matthew Griffin Odds to Win British Open: +100000

148. Oliver Farr Odds to Win British Open: +100000

149. Paul Lawrie Odds to Win British Open: +100000

150. Robert Dinwiddie Odds to Win British Open: +100000

151. Ronan Mullarney Odds to Win British Open: +100000

152. Sam Bairstow Odds to Win British Open: +100000

153. Matt Ford Odds to Win British Open: +150000

154. David Duval Odds to Win British Open: +200000

155. Mark Calcavecchia Odds to Win British Open: +200000

156. Stephen Dodd Odds to Win British Open: +200000

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”