Nothing brings out the best in the world quite like the 2022 British Open Championship. It goes beyond paying homage to the birthplace of the sport, as many have made their names and big money by cashing in at St. Andrews. No longer looking at the top of the leaderboard for names like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the field at the Old Course is full of familiar faces and newcomers alike. The course is beatable; one just needs to strike their irons, putt and avoid the weather. Simple, right? Of course. The tournament is filled with great names and some better PGA odds to win, so finding some longshot golf bets and sleeper predictions can be extremely profitable. Let’s get to it.
2022 British Open Longshot Golf Bets, Picks & Predictions
Outright Winner Longshot Bet
Driving distance and avoiding three-putts might be the easiest pathway to victory at St. Andrews. The fairways are wide, but accuracy is still vital off the tee since pot bunkers lure throughout. The greens are massive, so any lag putting — including off the fringe — is also a key skill here. Scrambling alone might be enough reason to take a golfer like Shane Lowry, but in this case let’s target someone with longer odds that is able to combine driving distance and three-putt avoidance, with Gary Woodland ranking top 30 in each of those categories.
Best Longshot Outright Winner: Gary Woodland (+13000, DraftKings)
Honorable Mention Outright Winner Longshot Bet
Truly one of the more frustrating golfers to bet on each week stands one of the best chances to walk away a winner on Sunday. It’s surprising that Tony Finau is still at +5000 at one book, seeing how his odds are much lower elsewhere — and rightfully so. He’s made the cut at the Open Championship each of his last five tries, clearly establishing a working course knowledge at St. Andrews. Finau is also one of the better players on true links courses, ranking among the best in the field in strokes gained on similar layouts. Combine that with his ability to lag — one of the best in putting from 25-plus feet — and his ability to play through high winds, and Finau is a steal at +5000 odds.
Longshot Outright Winner Bet: Tony Finau (+5000, DraftKings)
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Top 20/40 Ladder Bet
It’s hard to ignore two realities right now with Tiger Woods, the first being how difficult it was for him to make the grueling walk at the Masters. The second would be the enormous amount of success Woods has at the Old Course, combined with the walk being a tad easier on the glutes. His game is still sharp enough to make the cut at a familiar place that rewards knowledge of previous rounds, as he won’t be as physically gassed as he was in Augusta. The top 40 is essentially betting on Woods to make the cut, while the risk comes in him finishing in the top-20 range. He skipped the U.S. Open to get his body physically ready for this tournament, as it may be the last time Woods makes a cut at St. Andrews.
Best Outright Winner: Tiger Woods Ladder (Top-40 -110/Top-20 +225, DraftKings)Thanks for reading to the end of this article! If you appreciate this free content and want to see more of it every day, you can help us out by sharing this article on social media! Check out the StokasticOdds home page for more sports betting content, including more picks and predictions.
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