The Open Championship Odds: Rahm Early Favorite to Win at St. Andrews

See what golfers have the best odds at winning the 2022 Open Championship at The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2022 5:33 PM ET Read Time: 4 min
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The 2022 Open Championship returns to St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf.

As with other early-season golf futures, the world's No. 1-ranked golfer, Jon Rahm, sits atop the odds board at +1,100 to win the British Open, with familiar faces trailing him, including the 2021 winner, Collin Morikawa.

Odds to win the 2022 Open Championship

This odds widget represents the best odds available for each betting market from regulated sportsbooks in your region. 

The Open Championship lookahead favorites

Jon Rahm (+1,100)

Death, taxes, and Jon Rahm being favored in every event he plays in. He tops this year's Open Championship odds board at +1,100.

He finished at T3 at Royal St. George's in last year's Open behind Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth and finished no worse than T8 in 2021's four majors.

You can expect Rahm to be in contention once again in St. Andrews.

Rory McIlroy (+1,400)

Second on the board at +1,400 is four-time major winner, Rory McIlroy.

Rory won the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool but has been in the midst of a near eight-year major championship drought. 

Jordan Spieth (+1,400)

There are three others running alongside Rory at +1,400, including the 2017 Open Champion and last year's runner-up, Jordan Spieth. 

Spieth spent 2021 getting his game back in shape and ended a winning drought with a win at the Valero Texas Open. 

His runner-up finish at Royal St. George's was his best major championship finish in 2021 but consistent major championship contention (maybe even a win) is the next step forward for the Golden Child.

Scottie Scheffler (+1,400)

Scottie Scheffler dominated the 2022 Masters, winning his first Major on the grandest stage of them all.

Scheffler came into the Masters as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world and backed it up. Clearly, pressure isn't an issue for the 25-year-old Jersey native. 

Now even more eyes will be on him after successfully dawning the green jacket.

Justin Thomas (+1,400)

Lastly at +1,400 is Justin Thomas.

Although Thomas hasn't played his best in Scotland, the 28-year-old has crept up in the odds board over the past two months and is still a force to be reckoned with. 

Thomas' last and only Major victory came in 2017 when he won PGA Championship.

The Open Championship lookahead longshots

Tiger Woods (+4,000)

We have to talk about Tiger Woods, who's on the board at +4,000.

Woods returned to the course at The Masters after his serious car accident, and while he came up short, playing in a major was a win for himself, golf fans, and TV networks. 

The Open Championship is furthest away of the majors on the 2022 schedule, it's on the friendlier side of major championship walks, and it's a tournament he's won already won twice at this course.

This should be circled on everyone's calendars, including Mr. Woods.

Robert MacIntyre (+6,600)

A name you might not have heard much of but should start paying attention to is Robert MacIntyre. 

The 25-year-old Scotland native is as good on the greens as anyone in the world and has played superbly at the Open Championship in recent years, with finishes of T6 and T8 in two of his last three Open Championship starts. 

He plays much of his season on the DP World Tour but has become a much more consistent player week-to-week. Don't be shocked if he's lingering near the top of the leaderboard come the weekend.

Open Championship golf betting history

Keep in mind that when The Open Championship last got underway in 2019, Lowry was a massive long shot at +8,000. We take a look at some recent Open Champions their closing odds to win according to

Year Open Championship winner Closing odds
2021 Collin Morikawa +3,000
2020 Event canceled due to COVID-19 N/A
2019 Shane Lowry +8,000
2018 Francesco Molinari +2,500
2017 Jordan Spieth +1,200
2016 Henrik Stenson +2,500
2015 Zach Johnson +8,000
2014 Rory McIlroy +1,200
2013 Phil Mickelson +1,500
2012 Ernie Els +4,000
2011 Darren Clarke +15,000
2010 Louis Oosthuizen +20,000

How to bet on golf

The most popular way to bet on golf is by simply picking the winner, which is also referred to as an outright. There are plenty of other ways to wager, however. Some of the more popular markets including props and head-to-head betting, where sportsbooks pair up two golfers and you simply choose who you think will have the lower score over the course of the weekend or for one round only. Learn about more golf betting types and get expert tips and strategies in our how to bet on golf guide.

More golf majors betting

Event Favorite Odds
PGA Championship Scottie Scheffler / Jon Rahm +1100
US Open Scottie Scheffler +1100

Odds courtesy of Bet365 as of April 15, 2022

Which states have legal Open Championship betting?

The 30 states below have legalized single-event wagering to some degree, whether that be at retail locations or online mobile betting on betting sites. In addition, nine other states are in the process of considering legal sports betting.

If you're in a state that allows mobile, online betting, make sure you know which sites are the best golf betting sites. The best betting sites offer sharp odds, quick payouts and are safe and secure when it comes to depositing and withdrawing your money. 

Legal State Retail Mobile
Arizona Yes Yes
Arkansas Yes No
Colorado Yes Yes
Connecticut Yes Yes
Delaware Yes No
DC Yes Yes
Illinois Yes Yes
Indiana Yes Yes
Iowa Yes Yes
Louisiana  Yes Yes
Maryland Yes No
Michigan Yes Yes
Mississippi Yes No
Montana Yes No
Nevada Yes Yes
New Hampshire Yes Yes
New Jersey Yes Yes
New Mexico Yes No
New York Yes Yes
North Carolina Yes No
Oregon Yes Yes
Pennsylvania Yes Yes
Rhode Island Yes Yes
South Dakota Yes No
Tennessee No Yes
Virginia No Yes
Washington Yes Yes
West Virginia Yes Yes
Wisconsin Yes No
Wyoming No Yes

Legal states as of April 15, 2022.

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