2022 British Open Odds: Tiger set to hog all the attention?
Usually, Tiger Woods would be the center of attention at a major championship he’s won three times.
But he may have to share some of that attention as he tees it off at St.Andrews for the British Open. That’s because of all the controversy surrounding the battle between the LIV Golf group and the PGA Tour. When they start talking about antitrust investigations, it’s serious. And everyone’s got to be a little nervous.
As for Tiger himself, well, as BetOnline customers well know, he has been Lord and master of this course more than once. And there is a reason he calls it “my favorite course in the world.”
British Open Odds — Here are the numbers..
The odds are ever-changing, but this what BetOnline has as far as the top contenders are concerned:
2022 British Open Championship Updated Odds
|Min Woo Lee||+13000|
|Erik Van Rooyen||+15000|
|Rafael Cabrera Bello||+27000|
If you notice, Tiger is not in that group. He is, instead, listed at +5000 (50-1). That number has been climbing, we might add. And you can get a price of +375 on him to finish in the top ten.
British Open Odds — Ah, St. Andrews
As we mentioned a moment ago, this is Woods’ favorite course. Officially, it is the “Old Course at St. Andrews” and it is in fact hailed as the oldest in the world.
Tiger has tamed this circuit twice in his three Open wins. The first time was downright historic. In 2000, he registered 19 under par and managed to avoid landing it in the bunker for the entire tournament.
We’re not thinking he can duplicate that, of course. But we will say that this course was built with the objective of challenging players in bad conditions. It is not at all unusual for there to be lots of rain and wind. That’s the way it was in 2015 when Zach Johnson won it.
But this week, aside from some morning showers on Friday, good weather is expected to prevail. And on this course, good conditions promote great scoring, because the longer hitters can reach the green easily.
According to Rory McIlroy, BetOnline’s +1000 favorite, Tiger can contend. He says that unless conditions are different, they’ll be playing a “game of chess” out there. And that “no one plays it better” than Woods.
British Open Odds: Tiger’s history
Tiger Woods has made 18 British Open appearances. He has won it three times, and overall he has ten finishes in the top ten. He’s also missed the cut three times.
In 2018, he led the tournament all by himself in the final round. But he faded a little, and fell to Francesco Molinari (who’s 300-1 as we speak).
He is one of four players who has won the Open at St. Andrews. Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and John Daly are the other three.
Seriously though, the pertinent question has to be whether Woods can even get around the course without too much pain. His last two majors – the Masters and the PGA Championship – produced his two highest scores (to par) ever in a major. And he had to withdraw from the PGA after the third round. What followed was that he sat out the U.S.Open.
The good news for his fans is that he has walked the course a couple of times in the last week. On one of those days, he played a full practice round with his buddy Justin Thomas, the reigning PGA champ.
So perhaps he’ll find the strength.
And the magic. At +375, is it maybe worth a small play?
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