2022 Genesis Scottish Open odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions
While the PGA Tour will be holding its Barbasol Championship, the DP World Tour has its star-studded Genesis Scottish Open this week - a tuneup before next week's 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews. Many of the top players are opting to play in the Scottish Open to prepare for the Open, taking on the Renaissance Club.
Below, we look at the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions.
The field includes 14 of the top 15 players in the world, an impressive feat considering the number of players who have left for LIV Golf and will not be allowed to play in the tournament. The one exception in the top 15 is Rory McIlroy, who will not be teeing it up. Scottie Scheffler, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth are in the field in Scotland. Thomas, Scheffler and Rahm are the favorites, each at +1200.
The Renaissance Club is hosting this event for the 4th time and will play at 7,293 yards as a par 71. It's not as wide-open as some other links-style courses, requiring accuracy off the tee, but it will present many of the same challenges such as windy conditions and deep fescue as St. Andrews.
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Genesis Scottish Open - Expert picks
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Collin Morikawa (+2000)
Morikawa did not play well in this event last year, tying for 71st. But he then went on to win the Open Championship by 2 shots over Spieth. Morikawa admitted he had very little experience playing links golf, but he didn't look uncomfortable one bit at last year's Open - his debut in the tournament.
Having been afforded more time to work on his draw since the U.S. Open, Morikawa should be in good form this week.
Matt Fitzpatrick (+1500)
Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Open in spectacular fashion, playing smart golf from Thursday to Sunday and beating out Will Zalatoris by 1 shot. No longer a short hitter, Fitzpatrick has added speed to his swing and is hitting it longer than ever.
He's played this event every year since 2014 and tied for 2nd last year, to go along with T-14 finishes in 2018 and 2019.
Genesis Scottish Open picks - Contenders
Justin Rose (+6000)
Rose hasn't played in the Scottish Open since 2019, when he tied for 9th. He's won this event before, claiming the 2014 title. He's more than comfortable on links-style courses and in tough conditions, showing the ability to flight the ball as needed. He tied for 4th two starts ago and tied for 37th at the U.S. Open, displaying solid form coming in.
Tommy Fleetwood (+5000)
Fleetwood was a major disappointment at the U.S. Open, missing the cut with a 2nd-round 75. But he had been playing well, and I think he'll get back on track this week where he has 2 top 10s and a 2nd-place finish in 2020. He's great around the greens and has putted nicely, ranking in the top 40 in strokes gained in both areas.
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Genesis Scottish Open picks - Long shot
Luke List (+10000)
List started the year strong and then hit a rough patch, but he's coming off a T-19 at the Travelers Championship. He also tied for 26th at the Memorial Tournament, finding a groove lately. What has failed List is his putter, ranking 202nd on tour in Strokes Gained: Putting. Otherwise, he's 7th in SG: Off The Tee and 15th approaching the green. If the putter gets hot, he has a chance.
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