Scottish Open Predictions, Betting Odds & Picks
- The 39th edition of the tournament takes place at The Renaissance Club
- The course staged the event in both 2019 and 2020
- Some big-name Americans will hone their links skills ahead of next week’s Open
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Scottish Open Odds
|Jon Rahm||+750 |
|Xander Schauffele||+1200 |
|Collin Morikawa||+1400 |
|Rory McIlroy||+1800 |
|Justin Thomas||+1800 |
|Tyrrell Hatton||+1800 |
|Scottie Scheffler||+2800 |
|Matthew Fitzpatrick||+3000 |
|Tommy Fleetwood||+3500 |
|Bernd Wiesberger||+3300 |
|Branden Grace||+4000 |
Scottish Open Predictions and Picks
Tyrrell Hatton was runner-up at the Palmetto two starts ago and has a brilliant record in tournaments played in Scotland. Back the Englishman to win at +1800 with bet365.
Tommy Fleetwood was runner-up at this course last year and has a stellar record in Scotland. He can beat Scottie Scheffler over 72 holes at +100 with bet365.
Eddie Pepperell has made the top 10 in six of his last eight starts in Scotland. That 75% strike rate makes him a big value bet for another at +450 with DraftKings Sportsbook.
Tyrrell Hatton for the win at +1800 with bet365
Tommy Fleetwood to beat Scottie Scheffler in a 72-hole match at +100 with bet365
Eddie Pepperell to finish in the top 20 at +450 with DraftKings Sportsbook
How to Watch Scottish Open
|Scottish Open Information|
|Location||The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland|
|Time||Thursday, July 08 – Sunday, July 11|
|How to Watch||Thursday 7.30 am-7.45 am (Golf Channel), Friday 7.30 am-7.45 am (Golf Channel), Saturday 7 am-7.45 am (Golf Channel), Sunday 7 am-7.45 am (Golf Channel). All 4 days on Sky Sports|
Scottish Open Profile
Last week’s Irish Open was played at Mount Juliet Estate in County Kilkenny – a parkland course designed by Jack Nicklaus. In other words, it wasn’t exactly ideal prep for the Open Championship which tees off at Royal St George’s next Thursday.
However, this week’s Scottish Open will be played on a links-like track as the tournament is staged at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick for the third straight year.
East Lothian is known as ‘Scotland’s golf coast’ and boasts 18 golf clubs along 30 miles of stunning coastline. That stretch includes Muirfield where Phil Mickelson won the 2013 Open Championship.
The Renaissance Club is a new layout that only opened in April 2008. But it’s been built with nods to some of its more historic neighbors and proven links skills will certainly come in handy.
Given the type of course and the tournament’s proximity to the Open Championship, the event has attracted a list of star names.
Newly-crowned US Open champion and World No.1 Jon Rahm takes part while Nos. 3, 4, and 5 – Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, and Xander Schauffele – also head to Scotland. Add in Rory McIlroy and some big-name Brits and this is very much the focus of the golfing world this week.
As with so many courses in this part of the world, weather dictates the winning score.
That’s been highlighted in the last two years when The Renaissance Club staged the 2019 and 2020 editions. In the first, Bernd Wiesberger went on a birdie blitz and won with 22-under but 11-under was the play-off number last year when Aaron Rai edged out Tommy Fleetwood.
Americans have two fairly recent wins in the event: Rickie Fowler won in 2015 while Mickelson hoisted the silverware in 2013 before going on to claim the Claret Jug seven days later.
Hatton Can Continue Love Affair With Scotland
As well as Rahm, Thomas, Morikawa and Schauffele, there’s another member of the world’s top 10 pegging it up this week. That man is 10th-ranked Tyrrell Hatton and he’ll be itching to test his skills on this sort of track again.
The Englishman has a superb record in Scotland. In this event, he was fourth on his Scottish Open debut at Royal Aberdeen in 2014 before finishing runner-up at Castle Stuart in 2016. He added ninth at Gullane in 2018 and shot middle rounds of 66-64 at this week’s venue when 14th in 2019.
And then there’s his sensational record in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – the event played over three famous Scottish courses: St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.
Hatton won that in 2016, made a successful defense in 2017, and also finished runner-up when going for a three-peat in 2018. Overall in Scotland, he has two wins, two seconds, a fifth, a ninth, and two other top 15s in his last 10 starts in the country.
Although the Ryder Cup star missed the cut at the US Open, the week before he’d finished runner-up at the Palmetto Championship so we don’t need to worry about form.
With some Scottish air in his nostrils, Hatton will be in his element so we’ll back him at +1800 for the win at bet365.
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Lean on Fleetwood’s Experience Against Scheffler
We landed another 72-hole match bet winner last week as Jason Scrivener (tied ninth) easily took care of Joost Luiten (missed cut).
This time I’m going to go with a proven performer in Scotland against an American playing there for the first time.
The bet is Tommy Fleetwood to beat Scottie Scheffler and the good news is that the Englishman is the dog at +100.
Like his compatriot Hatton, Fleetwood has a stellar record in Scotland.
His first European Tour win – the 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship – came there and his last three starts north of the English border show second and fifth in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and runner-up at this event last year.
The latter came on this week’s course where he shot 69-68-69-67 before losing in a play-off.
Fleetwood’s form has been somewhat patchy this season but the aim has been to peak for next week’s Open Championship and there were some good signs last time when he took tied 17th in the Irish Open.
His rival is a fine golfer but this is very much a pro-Fleetwood bet rather than an anti-Scheffler one.
The Texan was seventh in the US Open but had to settle for tied 47th in the Travelers Championship last time and, as stated, this is his debut in Scotland.
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Pepperell Can Land Top 20
I’ll go for a trio of Englishmen in the staking plan and make Eddie Pepperell the subject of this week’s top 20 bet.
The mercurial 30-year-old has missed his last two cuts but he shot a second-round 70 in the Irish Open and an opening 69 in the BMW International Open in Germany so he’s hardly too far away.
And wind back to May and you’ll find Pepperell finishing tied 12th in the Canary Islands Championship before adding tied 11th in the British Masters.
As with Hatton and Fleetwood, I’m very much dialing into his record in Scotland.
Bearing in mind that we need a top 20 from him this week, Pepperell’s form in Scotland since 2017 reads 7-2-6-44-43-15-9-16.
That’s six top 20s in his last eight Scottish starts (a 75% strike rate) and the tied ninth came at this week’s course.
There’s plenty to like about a punt on Pepperell making the top 20 at +450 with DraftKings Sportsbook.
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Dave Tindall is former golf editor at SkySports.com and Golf365.com and has been writing betting previews for the PGA Tour and European Tour since 1997. He has also written for a range of betting companies, including William Hill and Betfair, as well as being a regular columnist for Rotoworld, The Guardian, Sporting Life and Planet Sport. His other area of speciality is football while he's also covered cricket and tennis.
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