British Open Odds: Who Are the Favorites at St. Andrews?

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Spain's Jon Rahm plays his shot from the 1st tee during the first round British Open Golf Championship at Royal St George's golf course Sandwich, England, Thursday, July 15, 2021.
(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jul 11, 2022, 9:00 AM
  • The 150th Open Championship will be played at St. Andrews.
  • Rory McIlroy (+1000) has the best golf odds to win.
  • Tiger Woods has +6600 odds to win.

Golf has been played at St. Andrews in Scotland for close to 600 years, which is why it’s known as the Home of Golf.

The British Open (July 14-17) will return to the course for the first time since 2015 and make for a terrific week of golf betting.

Immediately following the Masters, Tiger Woods committed to playing in the tournament, given the history of St. Andrews.

“I am looking forward to St. Andrews,” Woods told Sky Sports. “That is something that’s near and dear to my heart, I’ve won two Opens there, it’s the Home of Golf, it’s my favorite golf course in the world. I will be there for that one.”

The Open Championship has been played on the Old Course 29 times, more than any other venue. Woods currently has British Open odds of +6600. 

But when it comes to the best odds to win the British Open, that currently belongs to Rory McIlory (+1000).

Xander Schauffele is climbing up the odds board following wins at the Travelers Championship and most recently at the Genesis Scottish Open. He’s currently +1400, the second-best in the field.

Known for rainy and windy conditions, the British Open is a difficult week for all players but is great to bet on.

British Open Odds

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

British Open Odds at the Sportsbook

Betting on British Open odds is a unique and exciting way to take your golf entertainment to the next level.

Available throughout the year the sportsbook, British Open odds are available as Rory McIlroy chases another Claret Jug, Scottie Scheffler lines up a par putt, and other players from around the world compete in England and Scotland.

And with live sports betting, there’s never a break in the action. Visit the live betting page during the tournament each year to place live bets on golfers to win!

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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.”