Bryson DeChambeau is featured in The Open prop bets.

2022 Open Championship Prop Bets: DeChambeau To Struggle

The final major championship of the season is finally upon us as players make the voyage across the pond and embark on their last chance at history. Playing host to the 150th Open Championship is the most historic venue in the game of golf, the Old Course at St. Andrews.

Seen four times since the turn of the century, it has crowned champions Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and Tiger Woods (twice). Woods will make his return to competition as he chose to forgo the U.S. Open after making the cut at both the Masters and the PGA Championship.

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The 15-time major champion is not featured in this week’s article as question marks swirl around his health, endurance and form. Woods can contend anywhere and very well could at the Open Championship, but I would much rather steer clear.

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The Open Championship Prop Bets

Robert MacIntyre As Top Scotsman (-185)

The Open Prop Bets: Top Finishing Scottish Player 
Robert MacIntyre-185
David Law+225
Paul Lawrie+550

Odds as of July 12 at Sportsbook

The 25-year-old has been terrific in his major championship career, but especially in the Open Championship. In two trips to the oldest championship in golf, MacIntyre has finishes of T-8 at Royal Portrush and T-6 at Royal St. George’s.

Despite missing the cut at the Scottish Open, he looked sharp with his irons as he posted +0.43 strokes gained approach in only two rounds. Before the short trip to the Renaissance Club, he finished T-13 at the Irish Open.

The reason MacIntyre is such an attractive option is because of his high floor as he has never missed a cut in a major championship. Paul Lawrie is way past his prime and in the field only due to past champion status and Law is simply not in the same league as MacIntyre.

Viktor Hovland As Top Scandinavian (+105)

The Open Prop Bets: Top Finishing Scandinavian Player 
Viktor Hovland+105
Alexander Bjork+350
Henrik Stenson+350
Nicolai Hojgaard+375

Odds as of July 12 at Sportsbook

Hovland has struggled in the latter stages of 2022, but St. Andrews could be a nice landing spot for him to rebound. Finding fairways with consistency and having struck his irons well at the Scottish Open, Hovland should be able to be a factor in this tournament over the weekend.

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He finished T-12 in his Open debut last year at Royal St. George’s and was plodding along in the United States before a rare missed cut at the Country Club. Before that misstep, he had made every cut since the WM Phoenix Open.

That may be all he needs in this market as his closest competitor is Henrik Stenson. The Swede has consistently missed cuts this season and given the rumors of his departure to LIV Golf, he may have his mind elsewhere.

Bryson DeChambeau To Miss The Cut (+125)

The 2020 U.S. Open Sportsbook has been unable to find his footing on the PGA Tour or LIV Golf Series ever since undergoing wrist surgery. In his return, DeChambeau has missed the cut at the Memorial Tournament, finished outside the top 50 at the U.S. Open and finished in solo 10th in the LIV Golf event in Portland.

The reason DeChambeau may be in for a short week is his statistical fit for St. Andrews. He is extremely long off the tee but at the same time extremely inaccurate. With pot bunkers, long grass and trouble around every turn, DeChambeau may in fact struggle.

He has shied away from clubbing down because his iron play is not good enough to do so. His short game has been suspect at best since his return and if it continues to let him down, he will miss the cut as he has done in two of his four Open appearances.

Marc Leishman To Miss The Cut (+160)

The Australian was nearly an Open champion in 2015, but fell short to Zach Johnson in a playoff at the Old Course at St. Andrews. Nearly a decade removed from this moment, Leishman is in the midst of one of his worst seasons on the PGA Tour.

He has missed three of his last four cuts and has posted dreadful iron performances in the process. He posted -1.29 strokes gained approach per round at the Memorial Tournament and -1.11 strokes gained approach per round at the Travelers Championship.

Not only has Leishman’s iron play fallen off, but he has struggled as well off the tee. If this continues this week at St. Andrews, he will be an omission from the weekend action just as he has been in the last two Open Championships.

Louis Oosthuizen Top-20 Finish (+210)

The Open Prop Bets: Top-20 Finish Odds
Rory McIlroy-275
Xander Schauffele-195
Jon Rahm-170
Jordan Spieth-170
Scottie Scheffler-170
Matthew Fitzpatrick-160
Justin Thomas-140
Shane Lowry-130
Cameron Smith-120
Patrick Cantlay-120
Collin Morikawa-105
Will Zalatoris-105
Tommy Fleetwood+100
Dustin Johnson+115
Hideki Matsuyama+115
Tyrrell Hatton+115
Joaquin Niemann+130

Odds as of July 12 at Sportsbook

In his two Open Championship appearances at St. Andrews, Oosthuizen has not lost in regulation to any other competitors. Winning here in 2010 and losing in a playoff to Johnson in 2015, the South African has been terrific around this venue and arrives in stellar form.

Oosthuizen finished in a tie for 10th in the LIV Golf London event and then added a solo fifth-place finish in Portland. In between those two starts was a T-8 result at the BMW International Open on the DP World Tour where he posted +1.06 strokes gained approach per round and +1.45 strokes gained putting per round.

He is extremely accurate off the tee and given the firm nature of the Old Course, that will be crucial to success this week. Players must utilize angles and Oosthuizen is well equipped to do this as he proved in 2010 and 2015.

Yes, he’s a completely different player than he was in his prime, but to say he’s over the hill is a stretch too long. The Open Championship has an uncanny ability to bring oldtimers back to life and Stenson is the man to fill that role at Royal St. George’s.

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