A loaded field is on hand for the 2022 Scottish Open, which is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour and DP World Tour this year for the first time. Top-ranked Scottie Scheffler and newly minted U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick are among the many stars who will tee off Thursday at The Renaissance Club. Nine of the top 10 players in the world are scheduled to compete. Rory McIlroy, who has risen to No. 2 in the world and is focused on next week's British Open at St. Andrews, is the only highly-ranked player absent.
According to the latest 2022 Scottish Open golf odds at Caesars Sportsbook, Jon Rahm is going off as the 11-1 favorite. PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas and Masters champ Scheffler are both priced at 12-1, followed by Fitzpatrick, who lost in a three-man playoff last year and is priced at 18-1. Before locking in your 2022 Scottish Open picks, be sure to see the predictions and best bets from golf insider Patrick McDonald.
After spending time at FanSided and NBC Sports EDGE, McDonald joined CBS Sports as a golf writer in the spring of 2022. Now covering the sport from a broader perspective, McDonald still likes to dip his toes into the betting pools on a weekly basis on the PGA Tour.
He takes a measured approach to his outright selections and is up more than 64 units on those plays in 2022, having hit Cameron Smith (22-1) at the Tournament of Champions, Hudson Swafford (250-1) at The American Express, Joaquin Niemann (70-1) at the Genesis Invitational and Justin Thomas (66-1) live at the PGA Championship.
Now, McDonald has studied the 2022 Scottish Open field and locked in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid.
We can tell you that McDonald is fading Viktor Hovland, who comes in with pretty short odds compared to his performance this season. The 24-year-old has a ton of talent, but that hasn't translated into results too often yet. He has four top-10 finishes in 16 tournaments, and none in the top 20 since March.
McDonald also has locked in a slew of other prop bets for the 2022 Scottish Open, including an EPIC triple-digit long shot who just might win it all! He says the time to buy in on this sleeper could be now, so you ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before locking in any picks of your own.
So what 2022 Scottish Open prop picks should you target? Which HUGE long shot can make a serious run at the title? And where does all the betting value lie? ... Join SportsLine right now to see Patrick McDonald's top prop picks for Scottish Open 2022, all from the expert who's up more than 64 units on outright plays in 2022, and find out!