The Caddie Network’s John Rathouz has spent 16 years as a PGA Tour caddie. Now, he’s applying that golf insider knowledge to help you make picks each week with his best bets and predictions. This week, he has picks for the 150th Open Championship at the home of golf, the Old Course at St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland.
The Open Championship is golf’s final major of the 2021-22 season. With the golf world at an important crossroads in the sport’s long history, it’s difficult to think of a more anticipated, more important major championship in the 21st century. Who does Rathouz like to win at St. Andrews? Complete Open Championship golf gambling analysis in quick two-minute video above and here are a few highlights:
Open Championship Golf Gambling: Need To Know
Weather is always a wild card at links courses. Temperatures are expected to be in the 50-70s with winds around 15-25 mph. The Old Course is playing firm and fast, and staying out of the bunkers will be imperative.
Rory McIlroy is going off at 10-1. He fits the bill, with plenty of links experience and 2014 Open champion on his résumé.
Perhaps the best player in the world right now is Xander Schauffele. Last week’s winner at the Scottish Open is a bargain at 16-1.
And the actual No. 1-ranked player is Scottie Scheffler (18-1). Two of the last three times a player has won the Masters and Open in the same year, it happened at St. Andrews (Tiger Woods, Nick Faldo).
Dustin Johnson (40-1) has all the tools to win and will be carrying the flag for LIV Golf.
Tony Finau (55-1) arrives in great form. He also is five-for-five in cuts made at the Open, with two Top-10 finishes.
Long-shot bomb? How about Kevin Kisner (250-1). St. Andrews is a good course fit for his game.
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