Tiger Woods: 2022 Open Championship prop bet picks and predictions

Analyzing Tiger Woods’ odds and prop bets for the 2022 Open Championship with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

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.

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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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Tiger Woods: 2022 PGA Championship prop bet picks and predictions

Analyzing Tiger Woods’ odds and prop bets for the 2022 PGA Championship with PGA Tour picks and predictions.

Tiger Woods will be in the field for his second event — and second major — of the season this week, teeing it up at the 104th PGA Championship in Tulsa. It’s being held at Southern Hills, which is the same course Woods won the Wanamaker Trophy at in 2007.

Below, we break down Tiger Woods’ 2022 PGA Championship odds and prop bets and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions.

Woods finished tied for 47th at the Masters, which was his first tournament in more than a year. He was actually in contention after the first 2 rounds, but he shot 78 on Saturday and on Sunday to fall way down the leaderboard. Still recovering from a severe leg injury suffered in a car crash, Woods has limited his tour schedule to select events.

Despite not being 100% recovered, the 15-time major champion could have a good week on a course he knows relatively well.

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Tiger Woods’ PGA 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 Wednesday at 3:14 p.m. ET.

To win (+7000)

I’m not ready to bet on Tiger to win a tournament – yet. I think he has a decent chance to make the cut, but beating the likes of Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and the other top 100 players in the world probably isn’t going to happen right now.

Top-5 finish (+1500)

For all the same reasons I’m not betting on Woods to win, I’m also not willing to lay down a bet on him to come in the top 5. There are simply too many great players in this field and with only 1 event under his belt in the last 18 months, I’m going to wait until we see more from Tiger before taking him to come in the top 5.

Top-10 finish (+650)

We’re approaching a bettable range with Woods. The top 10 would still be a huge accomplishment for Tiger, and you can get a good return at +650, but it’ll take a near-perfect week for him to make that happen.

Top-20 finish (+300)

Now we’re talking. Woods was only +150 to come in the top 20 at the Masters, and now his odds have more than doubled after we saw him struggle to stay near the top of the leaderboard at Augusta. At +300, I’d be willing to make a small wager on him to finish in the top 20 on a course where he’s won.

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Will Tiger Woods make the cut? Yes -150 | No +110

Yes. The top 70 and ties will make the cut after two rounds, so all Woods has to do is finish slightly better than the top half in the first 2 rounds. That’s very doable for him, and his odds imply he will make the cut. Even at -150, which are shorter odds than his Masters line of -110, I’m willing to take Woods to play the weekend.

Top former winner finisher (+1000)

(Others: Justin Thomas +230, Rory McIlroy +280, Collin Morikawa +330, Brooks Koepka +550, Jason Day +1000, Keegan Bradley +1000)

After Bradley, the list drops off to Padraig Harrington at +3000, so there are really only 6 other legitimate threats to beat Woods in this former winner group. I still don’t expect it to happen because Thomas, McIlory, Morikawa and Koepka are all legitimate contenders, but there’s decent value here if those others struggle.

Top American finisher (+4000)

With this group, you don’t have to worry about Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Cameron Smith, Viktor Hovland or McIlroy. Any of those players could win this week. But with how much talent there is in this American group – Thomas, Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson, etc. … – I don’t see Woods beating them all.

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Tiger Woods’ PGA Championship first-round odds

  • Leader +6000 (bet $100 to win $6,000)
  • Top American +4000 (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 +350 (bet $100 to win $350)

At the Masters, we didn’t really know what to expect from Woods on Thursday. Was he going to be rusty? Would his leg hold up for 18 holes at Augusta?

It turns out, the best way to play Woods was to take 1 of his first-round lines because once we got to Saturday and Sunday, fatigue seemed to set in based on his final 2 rounds. There’s good value with his top-20 line at +350, and you could even take him to come in the top 10 after Round 1; he was tied for 10th after the first round at Augusta.

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