Only a select number of the world’s best golfers are invited to participate in the highly-anticipated running of The Open Championship this year. And even though some of the PGA TOUR’s former standouts have shifted over to the TOUR’s new and rather controversial competitor over in LIV Golf, they are more than welcome to do battle with their past rivals at the St. Andrews Links this week.
Nitrobetting is here to give the best tips from the betting greens and fairways. This time, find out more about the LIV Golf players who are taking part in the 2022 Open Championship, as well as their respective golf odds to win the 2022 British Open when after the dust has settled in the Old Course at St. Andrews.
Are There LIV Golf Players in the 2022 Open Championship?
LIV-ing Large in the UK
There have been two LIV Golf events held in the Saudi Arabia-backed golf tour already, with the next one scheduled for July 31st at Bedminister, New Jersey. That means several of the tour’s standouts are free to join this week’s British Open with a proper invite. And while the first two winners of LIV Golf tournaments won’t be found in St. Andrews (Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace), there are still some notable LIV Golf figures from the PGA TOUR’s recent past ready to tee off in Scotland.
Seven Americans currently on the LIV Golf Tour will participate in the 2022 Open Championship, namely (in alphabetical order) Bryson DeChambeau, Talor Gooch, Dustin Johnson, Sihwan Kim, Brooks Koepka, Kevin Na, and Patrick Reed. There are also several golfers from the international scene ready to take on St. Andrews, particularly Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Abraham Ancer, and Justin Harding, as well as UK locals Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, and Sam Horsfield.
Open Championship Odds for LIV Golf Members
Amongst all the LIV Golf members stated above, there’s no bigger standout than Dustin Johnson, who’s currently a sleeper candidate to win the 2022 Open Championship at +3,500, which puts him in the top 15 golfers with the best odds to win this week’s tournament. Johnson has yet to win the Claret Jug, but the two-time major winner did finish as the runner-up in 2011 The Open Championship.
Brooks Koepka at +5,780 is another dark horse pick to consider. Similar to Johnson, Koepka has seen success at a major tournament and four times over at that. However, he has yet to win The Open Championship, with his T4 finish from his stellar run in 2019 being his best result at the event.
Louis Oosthuizen, meanwhile, spearheads LIV Golf’s international standouts as a +5,000 sleeper candidate to win his second-ever British Open title, as the South African sensation won it all back in 2010. Mexico’s Abraham Ancer and Spain’s Sergio Garcia are the next best sleeper options with both currently priced at (+12,500). The latter, Garcia, is a two-time runner-up at The Open himself from his runs back in 2007 and 2014.
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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.