Open Championship Matchup Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

Golf’s final major of the season is The Open Championship and this year it takes place at the iconic Old Course at St. Andrews. All of the world’s best golfers will be in the field and we will also get to see Tiger Woods in action and since this is a major, the LIV Tour players will also be participating. You can make a case for a number of golfers winning this week including all of this year’s previous major winners, Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas and Matthew Fitzpatrick, but the overall favorite is Rory McIlroy. Let’s look at Open Championship matchup picks.


Defending Champion: Collin Morikawa


Open Championship Matchups

Rory McIlroy -140 vs. Xander Schauffele

Scottie Scheffler -120 vs. Jon Rahm

Justin Thomas -112 vs. Xander Schauffele

Scottie Scheffler -136 vs. Patrick Cantlay

Jordan Spieth -116 vs. Will Zalatoris

Jon Rahm -142 vs. Jordan Spieth

Scottie Scheffler -126 vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick

Justin Thomas -112 vs. Shane Lowry

Patrick Cantlay -156 vs. Collin Morikawa

Sungjae Im -126 vs. Sam Burns

Dustin Johnson -152 vs. Brooks Koepka

Tony Finau -118 vs. Joaquinn Niemann

Tyrrell Hatton -126 vs. Max Homa

Cameron Smith -126 vs. Collin Morikawa

Tommy Fleetwood -126 vs. Hideki Matsuyama

Will Zalatoris -118 vs. Cameron Smith

Tommy Fleetwood -112 vs. Dustin Johnson

Tyrrell Hatton -112 vs. Joaquin Niemann

Tony Finau -142 vs. Brooks Koepka

Louis Oosthuizen -118 vs. Sam Burns

Hideki Matsuyama -128 vs. Max Homa

Viktor Hovland -152 vs. Robert MacIntyre

Ryan Fox -215 vs. Tiger Woods

Thomas Pieters -120 vs. Justin Rose

Keith Mitchell -110 vs. Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Corey Conners -120 vs. Talor Gooch

Dustin Johnson -140 vs. Tyrrell Hatton

Tommy Fleetwood -120 vs. Tony Finau

Matt Fitzpatrick -110 vs. Jordan Spieth

Sergio Garcia -120 vs. Mito Pereira

Luke List -120 vs. Emiliano Grillo

Max Homa -130 vs. Sam Burns

K.H. Lee -120 vs. Kevin Kisner

Shane Lowry -130 vs. Cameron Smith

Seamus Power -110 vs. Adam Scott

Patrick Reed -120 vs. Webb Simpson

Justin Rose -110 vs. Keegan Bradley

Jason Kokrak -130 vs. Si Woo Kim

Cameron Tringale -130 vs. Marc Leishman

Aaron Wise -140 vs. Abraham Ancer

Gary Woodland -110 vs. Thomas Pieters

Cameron Young -120 vs. Sebastian Munoz


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Scottie Scheffler -136 vs. Patrick Cantlay

I’ll start with the PGA Tour’s GIR leader and go with Scheffler. He tied for 8th in his Open Championship debut a year ago. He is the No. 1 player in the world and there is no reason he can’t win this week. Cantlay still isn’t comfortable playing links golf and I don’t see him contending this week.


Marc Leishman +110 vs. Cameron Tringale

I know that some people are all-in on Tringale this week, but I am not one of them. I know he has played better of late but I am still not sold. In this matchup I get a player I know can handle the situation at St. Andrews against what I consider a journeyman player. I’ll take Leishman at plus money.


Jason Kokrak -130 vs. Si Woo Kim

Here is another matchup where I am going with the player I trust. I have no clue as to why Kim is even in the Open, but somehow, he made it. I know that Kokrak will be solid tee-to-green and not make many mistakes, while Kim is likely to miss the cut. I’ll take Kokrak here.


Dustin Johnson -152 vs. Brooks Koepka

One player from the LIV Tour who could contend this week is Johnson. He has length off the tee and he has good touch around the greens. I am not sold at all on Koepka, as it seems he moved to the LIV Tour as much to get weaker competition as for the money. I will take DJ in this matchup.


Cameron Young -120 vs. Sebastian Munoz

Is there any reason why Young won’t handle the pressure and play well this week? He has already shown he can compete against the world’s best. I don’t know that we’ll get a great week out of Munoz. I will take Young in this matchup.


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