Tiger Woods putts on the final practice day for the 150th Open Championship golf tournament at St. Andrews Old Course. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports.
Tiger Woods putts on the final practice day for the 150th Open Championship golf tournament at St. Andrews Old Course. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports.

2022 Open Championship Betting Insights: Tiger Woods is WynnBET’s Biggest Liability

The final major of the 2022 golf season is slated to begin on Thursday, July 14. Unless you live on the West Coast, because technically action will begin late Wednesday night due to the Open Championship taking place in Scotland. 

So with the 2022 Open Championship just hours away, now is a good time to see where WynnBET stands ahead of this week's major golf tournament. The outright market tends to produce big winners for bettors, meaning our trading team will be rooting against certain tickets this weekend.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top liabilities for the 2022 Open Championship at WynnBET’s online sportsbook:

Tiger Woods is WynnBET’s Biggest Liability

It should come as no surprise, but Tiger Woods is WynnBET’s biggest liability for this year’s Open Championship at St Andrews Links Old Course.

That was also the case at the Masters in April, which was the last time Woods competed in a golf tourney. In that event, Woods ended up finishing 47th in what was his first official event in 17 months after a car accident sidelined him for that long.

Regardless of what kind of shape Woods is in, he will attract public money as much of golf's recent rise in popularity can be attributed to his dominance. Woods, who is 50/1 to win this year’s Open, has received 3.2% of the bets and 5.8% of the handle. 

Woods has not won a golf tournament since the Zozo in October of 2019, but he has won twice at this very course. His first and second Open victories came at the Old Course in 2000 and 2005, respectively.

Rory McIlroy Has Received Most Bets

Despite being the favorite in the field, Rory McIlroy has received the most bets at his +900 price to win the 2022 Open Championship. Rory has received 6.8% of the outright bets as of Wednesday afternoon at WynnBET.

This will end up being an interesting year for McIlroy, especially if he isn’t able to prevail this weekend. He is one of the best golfers on the planet when he’s on, and he’s been in great form heading into each major golf tournament this year.

Despite that, Rory has come up short in all three majors. He finished runner-up at the Masters, placed eighth at the PGA Championship, and claimed fifth at the U.S. Open last month. Entering this week, Rory has finished in the top-20 in each of his last seven events and has come inside the top-10 in five of those outings.

I am rooting for Rory this week, which is always the case, but I won’t be betting on him. Good luck to those who decided to place those bets.

Top-3 Liabilities To Win The Open Championship

  1. Tiger Woods (+5000)

  2. Ryan Fox (+5000)

  3. Gary Woodland (+6000)

Most-Bet Players To Win The Open Championship 

  1. Rory McIlroy (+900)

  2. Xander Schauffele (+1200)

  3. Scottie Scheffler (+1200)

Betting Splits for Notable Golfers

  • Jon Rahm | 3.3% of bets and 10.4% of money

  • Xander Schauffele | 5.9% of bets and 8% of money

  • Will Zalatoris | 4.9% of bets and 5.6% of money

  • Jordan Spieth | 3.8% of bets and 5.6% of money

  • Patrick Cantlay | 2.3% of bets and 4.9% of money

  • Cameron Smith | 3.5% of bets and 4.8% of money

  • Scottie Scheffler | 5.2% of bets and 4% of money

  • Tony Finau | 3.1% of bets and 3.4% of money

  • Justin Thomas | 3.9% of bets and 2.4% of money

  • Collin Morikawa | 2.6% of bets and 1.6% of money

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