The 150th Open Championship begins Thursday with first-round play at the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. That means you should dust off your thesaurus and look up “sesquicentennial,” if you can spit that word out of the corner of your mouth.
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It’s been a controversial season for the PGA, with the upstart LIV Golf Tour poaching some of the biggest names from the PGA Tour. But a major championship like the British Open can set aside some of those ill feelings, as most of the top players converge on this tiny island nation to play what was originally simply known as “gowfe.”
Pre-tourney odds from BetMGM Sportsbook show Rory McIlroy as a +1000 favorite. That shouldn’t be surprising: McIlroy has top-10 finishes in each of the three prior major tournaments in 2022. He finished second at The Masters in April. The Irish golfer has four major wins in his career, and in 2014 he won The Open Championship, though that victory came at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
The first two rounds of The Open Championship can be streamed live on Peacock, with some play also broadcast on USA Network. Saturday and Sunday rounds will be seen on NBC, as well as the Peacock streaming service.
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Multiple Ways to Bet The Open Championship
BetMGM and other sports betting apps offer numerous ways to wager on The Open Championship, including:
- Tournament winner
- Top 10 finisher
- Top 40 finisher
- Top American finisher
- Top Asian finisher
- Top Brit finisher
- Top Continental European finisher
- Top Australian finisher
- Top Australasian finisher
Check tournament odds after each completed round for new opportunities to place winning wagers. Following Friday’s round any competitor within 10 shots of the lead, regardless of where they stand on the leaderboard, makes the cut.
Tiger Woods Odds for The Open Championship
You could argue that Tiger Woods is the most famous athlete in the world. The three-time Open Championship winner will be on the links Thursday for the opening round. BetMGM has several prop bets related to Eldrick Woods:
- To make 5 or more birdies/eagles: +100
- To shoot a round of 68 or under: +175
- To birdie the first hole: +350
- To make an eagle: +800
- Bogey-free round: +1000
Woods is +6600 from BetMGM Tennessee to win The Open Championship, in pre-tournament odds.
Woods finished 47th at the Masters earlier this year and withdrew from the PGA Championship due to injury. His last tour victory came in 2019 at the Zozo Championship in Japan. His last major win was at the 2019 Masters, which was his fifth at Augusta and 15th career major. Woods has won 82 PGA events all time.