Who will win the British Open? Final round odds, picks, pairings & tee times
Sat Jul 16 2022
We are set for an exciting Sunday at St. Andrews, as there is a tie atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the 2022 British Open.
Given that it is the 150th edition of The Open, it is perhaps only fitting that we could have a drama-filled final round. And with 2014 Open champion Rory McIlroy and potential first-time major champion Viktor Hovland sitting at 16-under after 54 holes, we could see some Open and major championship records broken tomorrow.
2022 British Open Leaderboard (After 54 Holes)
- t-1st. Rory McIlroy -16
- t-1st. Viktor Hovland -16
- t-3rd. Cameron Smith -12
- t-3rd. Cameron Young -12
- t-5th. Si Woo Kim -11
- t-5th. Scottie Scheffler -11
- 7. Dustin Johnson -10
- t-8th. Matthew Fitzpatrick -9
- t-8th. Tommy Fleetwood -9
- t-8th. Adam Scott -9
- t-11th. Patrick Cantlay -8
- t-11th. Jordan Spieth -8
With McIlroy and Hovland four shots in front of Smith and Young, the odds unsurprisingly reflect how likely it is that one of the two co-leaders will lift the Claret Jug tomorrow at St. Andrews.
2022 British Open Odds (Entering the Final Round)
Odds are via FanDuel.
- Rory McIlroy -120
- Viktor Hovland +175
- Cameron Smith +1000
- Scottie Scheffler +18000
- Cameron Young +2200
- Dustin Johnson +5000
- Si Woo Kim +5000
- Matthew Fitzpatrick +10000
- Tommy Fleetwood +12000
- Adam Scott +12000
- Jordan Spieth +21000
- Patrick Cantlay +27000
For those who will be up on Sunday morning to catch the action on NBC–which starts at 7 a.m. ET–here are the tee times for the most important British Open final-round pairings:
Notable Final Round Pairings & Tee Times
Listed times are in ET.
- 9:50 a.m. ET: Rory McIlroy & Viktor Hovland
- 9:40 a.m. ET: Cameron Smith & Cameron Young
- 9:30 a.m. ET: Scottie Scheffler & Si Woo Kim
- 9:20 a.m. ET: Dustin Johnson & Tommy Fleetwood
- 9:10 a.m. ET: Adam Scott & Matthew Fitzpatrick
- 9:00 a.m. ET: Jordan Spieth & Patrick Cantlay
Who Will Win the Tournament?
It has been almost eight years since Rory McIlroy won a major championship, but that drought should finally come to an end on Sunday.
McIlroy finished second at The Masters, eighth at the PGA Championship, and tied for fifth at the U.S. Open, but he wasn’t in position to win either of those tournaments at any point like he is to win the British Open.
Since winning his fourth major title at the 2014 PGA Championship, McIlroy has finished in the top ten in a major 16 times, including seven top-five finishes.
But this year has marked quite the resurgence for Rory, who made the cut in all four majors in a year for the first time since his two-title year in 2014 and is in line to finish in the top ten in all four majors in one year for the first time.
With his confidence back–and perhaps a little extra hunger brought on by the launch of the LIV Tour and the defections that have occurred–it’s hard not to like McIlroy to break his major title drought at St. Andrews.
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Eddie Griffin has been writing about and betting on sports for over a decade. He joined the ranks of Betting News as a content manager. For more of his thoughts on sports and sports betting, you can follow him on Twitter.
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