Rory McIlroy is the favorite

Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the 150th British Open.

McIlroy is looking for his second British Open title and first since 2014. He won the 2014 Open at Royal Liverpool by two strokes over Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia.

McIlroy, one of the few top golfers to skip the Scottish Open, enters the Open at +1000 to win ahead of Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm. The Scottish Open, won by Xander Schauffele on Sunday, featured nine of the top 10 golfers in the official world golf rankings. World No. 2 McIlroy was the only golfer not to play.

That might not be the worst thing in the world. Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland all missed the cut at the Scottish Open. World No. 4 Patrick Cantlay was fourth while No. 6 Cam Smith and No. 10 Matt Fitzpatrick finished 10th.

Schauffele is fifth in the world rankings and at +1600 is facing victory at the British Open to claim his first major title. He has the fourth best odds on the board with Jordan Spieth, Thomas and Fitzpatrick. Scheffler is at +1200 while Rahm is at +1400.

Morikawa is the defending British Open champion and sits at +2000 to win the tournament. Will Zlatoris has been so close to winning the last two Majors and sits at +2200 ahead of Smith and Cantlay at +2500. 2019 British Open winner Shane Lowry is also at +2500.

Limerick, Ireland – July 5, 2022;  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland approaches the 18th green during day two of the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor Golf Club in Adare, Limerick.  (Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Limerick, Ireland – July 5, 2022; Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland approaches the 18th green during day two of the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor Golf Club in Adare, Limerick. (Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Where LIV golfers go

Dustin Johnson is the top LIV Tour golfer on the board at +2800. Brooks Koepka is the #2 LIV golfer at +3300, while Louis Oosthuizen is ahead of Bryson DeChambeau at +5000 at +4000.

Oosthuizen has the same odds as Tiger Woods, Joaquin Niemann and Sungjae Im. Woods will be a favorite of bettors attending the tournament as he is chasing his third Open title at St Andrews and bettors are betting their money for sentimental reasons.

British Open favorites

  • Rory McIlroy (+1000)

  • Scottie Scheffler (+1200)

  • Jon Rahm (+1400)

  • Jordan Spieth (+1600)

  • Justin Thomas (+1600)

  • Matt Fitzpatrick (+1600)

  • Xander Shovel (+1600)

  • Collin Morikawa (+2000)

  • Will Zalatoris (+2200)

  • Cam Smith (+2500)

  • Patrick Cantlay (+2500)

  • Shane Lowry (+2500)

  • Dustin Johnson (+2800)

  • Hideki Matsuyama (+2800)

  • Brooks Koepka (+3300)

  • Sam Burns (+3300)

  • Tyrrell Hatton (+3300)

  • Viktor Hovland (+3300)

  • Tommy Fleetwood (+3500)

  • Joaquin Niegan (+4000)

  • Louis Oosthuizen (+4000)

  • Tiger Forest (+4000)

  • Sungjae Im (+4000)

  • Bryson DeChambeau (+5000)

  • Justin Rose (+5000)

  • Max Homa (+5000)

  • Tony Finau (+5000)

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