Genesis Scottish Open Matchup Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

This week’s Genesis Scottish Open will feature the strongest field in the event’s history, as 14 of the top 15 players in the latest World Golf Rankings are expected to play. The Scottish Open will be part of the PGA Tour schedule for the first time and that is a big reason why the field is so strong and the tournament takes place a week before the Open Championship, so many players are using this event as a tune-up for next week. This will be a co-sanctioned event with the DP World Tour, so there will be a lot of DP World Tour regulars in the field. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are the three top contenders in golf betting odds to win this event. Let’s look at Genesis Scottish Open matchup picks.


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Genesis Scottish Open Matchups

Jon Rahm -120 vs. Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler -110 vs. Justin Thomas

Jon Rahm -130 vs. Matt Fitzpatrick

Collin Morikawa -130 vs. Hideki Matsuyama

Xander Schauffele -120 vs. Patrick Cantlay

Will Zalatoris -140 vs. Sam Burns

Justin Thomas -137 vs. Xander Schauffele

Matthew Fitzpatrick -125 vs. Will Zalatoris

Jordan Spieth -115 vs. Collin Morikawa

Hideki Matsuyama -125 vs. Sungjae Im

Christiaan Bezuidenhout -110 vs. Billy Horschel

Corey Conners -120 vs. Mito Pereira

Tommy Fleetwood -120 vs. Tyrrell Hatton

Max Homa -120 vs. Keegan Bradley

Sungjae Im -120 vs. Viktor Hovland

K.H. Lee -110 vs. Chris Kirk

Aaron Rai -120 vs. Matt Kuchar

Joaquin Niemann -120 vs. Keith Mitchell

Cameron Smith -120 vs. Jordan Spieth

Cameron Tringale -110 vs. Brian Harman

Cameron Young -120 vs. Harold Varner

Cameron Smith -120 vs. Sam Burns

Joaquin Niemann -120 vs. Corey Conners

Viktor Hovland -125 vs. Cameron Young

Ryan Fox -125 vs. Adrian Meronk

Keegan Bradley -125 vs. Keith Mitchell

Aaron Rai -120 vs. Lucas Herbert

Billy Horschel -115 vs. Justin Rose

Alexander Noren -125 vs. Marc Leishman

Max Homa -120 vs. Guillermo Pereira


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Jon Rahm -130 vs. Matt Fitzpatrick

The Renaissance Club was actually designed with Jon Rahm in mind. It is a course where distance off the tee is important and Rahm is the best driver on the PGA Tour. He also ranks second on the PGA Tour in greens in regulation. Fitzpatrick is coming off his win at the U.S. Open and hasn’t played since. One thing that has worked well through the years is going against a player coming off a win, and in this case, we get one of the top players in the world in Rahm. I will confidently take Rahm in this matchup.


Will Zalatoris -140 vs. Sam Burns

Zalatoris was one of my picks this week to win in the odds article. He is still looking for his first PGA Tour win but he is proving that he can contend on a weekly basis. Burns has already won three times on the PGA Tour this season, and although I will oftentimes take him in matchups, that is not the case this week. He is coming off a missed cut at the Travelers and I don’t know that he bounces right back. I will take Zalatoris in this matchup.


Collin Morikawa -115 vs. Jordan Spieth

Another player who I like this week is Morikawa and I think he has a chance to win this week. He didn’t play that well in this event a year ago, but he learned from his mistakes and then won at Royal St. George’s the following week. I think Morikawa is simply the better player than Spieth and we get him at virtually a pick in golf betting odds in this matchup.


Ryan Fox -125 vs. Adrian Meronk

Fox is on a nice run this year with a win and three second place finishes on the DP World Tour. As noted earlier in the matchup going against Fitzpatrick, I am going against Meronk here. He is coming off a win on the DP World Tour and I just think it will be hard for him to be at his best in two straight weeks. I will take Fox in this matchup.


Justin Rose -115 vs. Billy Horschel

We know that Rose likes to play links courses and he has a lot more experience and success on these courses than does Horschel. Rose also has been playing better of late and I don’t know that you can trust Horschel tee-to-green. I will take Rose in this matchup.

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