The Open Championship Odds

Open Championship betting is back as the world’s best players compete at Old Course at St. Andrews.

Following a one-year COVID-forced hiatus, The Open returned in 2021, where Collin Morikawa denied Shane Lowry a rare repeat championship.

After winning in 2019, becoming the second-ever Irishman to win The Open Championship – and the first since Padraig Harrington went back-to-back in 2007 and 2008 – Lowry was seeking to join Harrington and Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners in the last 35 years. Instead, Morikawa won his first Claret Jug, becoming the second American winner in the last four editions of the tournament.

In announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Open Championship, Martin Slumbers, chief executive of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, said in April of 2020 they had “heavy hearts” in making the “disappointing” decision to cancel the Open Championship for the first time since World War II forced the cancellation of six straight championships from 1940-45.

One year later, hearts were full as the buzz and excitement returned to England in advance of one of the most unique and anticipated annual sporting events in the world. With a loaded field of past winners, major champions, and rising stars, there were many opportunities to bet online, as there are for the 2022 Open Championship at St. Andrews. 

Here are some options for British Open betting this year.

Live Golf Betting

Live sports betting is available to all customers at BetMGM. It’s a different and thrilling opportunity to place live bets during sporting events, including The Open Championship.

While watching the major championship on TV or tracking scores online, you can place live bets on the tournament winner, round leader, lowest score on the next hole, and more. 

Live golf betting allows you to increase your pre-tournament position, hedge during the third round, or take advantage of favorable betting numbers for dozens of golfers.

How to Bet on The Open Championship 2022

At BetMGM, you can view golf betting odds for the British Open throughout the year and place your winning wager after nailing down a betting strategy or when odds move in your favor. 

And come July 14, 2022, when the best golfers in the world tee off in Scotland, you can increase your position, hedge your bet with a favorite, or pick a dark horse winner to follow in the steps of Louis Oosthuizen, Ben Curtis, and Todd Hamilton.

Whether you like Morikawa to become the 17th back-to-back-winner in tournament history, Tommy Fleetwood to avenge his final-round 74 in 2019 with his first major championship, or a betting favorite like Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, or Rory McIlroy to hoist the Claret Jug on July 17, the best odds for the Open Championship are at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

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Whether you’re looking for weekly golf odds with mobile sports betting (from the BetMGM Sportsbook app) or golf futures with online sports betting from your computer, there’s something for everyone!


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