Tiger Woods played the first 2 majors of the year before skipping the U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. He’ll tee it up this week in the Open Championship, which is very likely to be his final official start of the season. Below, we break down Tiger Woods’ 2022 Open Championship odds and prop bets and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions.
The Old Course at St. Andrews is a course he’s won on, claiming the Open Championship in 2000 and 2005. So he knows how to make his way around this track, which is very flat and easy to walk. That gives him a chance to compete against all of the top players in the world, even if he is only playing a limited schedule.
Woods isn’t among the favorites to win, and understandably so. He withdrew in his last start at the PGA Championship and shot 78-78 on the weekend at the Masters, though he did make the cut in both tournaments. Woods has put a lot of time and effort into this championship, which could be his last time playing the Open at St. Andrews.
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Tiger Woods’ Open Championship odds and predictions
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. ET.
To win (+7000)
Woods probably has as good a chance to win this week as he did at Augusta. Take that as you will, but it’s a similar story. A course he’s won on multiple times, and one that requires course knowledge and smart shots instead of a bomb-and-gouge approach. I’ll sprinkle on Woods to win, just to have a rooting interest if he plays well. No one wants to miss out on that storyline.
Top-5 finish (+1500)
I’ll pass here after wagering a tiny bit on Woods to win. I just don’t see enough value to take him top-5 instead of to win.
Top-10 finish (+650)
He tied for 6th at the Open in 2018 before missing the cut a year later, and he didn’t play last year. It’s not a bad idea to sprinkle on this wager, too, because even though he might not win, a top-10 is fairly realistic.
Top-20 finish (+300)
A similar thought process as taking Woods for a top-10 finish. He’s probably not sharp enough to win, but a top-20? Why not? He won at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005, and then tied for 23rd in 2010.
More Tiger Woods’ odds and predictions
Will he make the cut? Yes -140 | No +110
This line has been moving quickly, going from -190 to -140 in a matter of hours. That’s good news because I think he will make the cut, just as he did in the first two majors of the year. And really, who’s going to bet against Tiger at St. Andrews?
Top former winner group (+1300)
The group of former winners is deep, from Rory McIlroy to Louis Oosthuizen, as well as Jordan Spieth, Shane Lowry and Collin Morikawa. All of them could win this week, and I think they all have sizable advantages over Woods this week.
Top American finisher (+3000)
I’ll pass here, knowing Morikawa, Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay and Scottie Scheffler could all be in contention. The same goes for Will Zalatoris and Justin Thomas. I’d rather just take Woods to win outright instead of being the top American.
Tiger Woods’ Open Championship first-round odds
- Leader +7000 (bet $100 to win $7,000)
- Top American +3000 (bet $100 to win $4,000)
- Top 5 +1500 (bet $100 to win $1,500)
- Top 10 +750 (bet $100 to win $750)
- Top 20 +380 (bet $100 to win $380)
Tiger shot 71 in the first round of the Masters and 74 at the PGA Championship, so he didn’t exactly come out firing in those starts. The benefit of taking Woods’ first-round lines is that fatigue won’t set in like it could on the weekend.
Top-20 is a decent value at +380, knowing it only takes one good round for that bet to cash.
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