British Open Props: A Pair of Aces and a Playoff? You Bet

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Cameron Tringale figures into our prop bets for the British Open. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

This week, you’ve got one of the biggest tournaments anywhere–the Open Championship–and that means professional golf at its finest.

It also means, for gamblers, prop bets at their finest as well. The tournament, more well known as the British Open, offers good odds when you’re looking to pick a winner as all the big names are teeing it up.

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But we all know how tough it is to pick a winner out of a field of 156 golfers. Tough? Yes. Impossible? Nearly.

Which brings us to the prop bets that are available. The odds do drop down considerably when you’re talking about the prop bets but bettors get the advantage of their player–or players–only having to beat a few other players to cash.

As this is the last major of 2022, we’re going to splurge a little and hit a few extra bets. So set the alarm clock a little earlier (at least for West Coast fans) and get ready for the 150th Open Championship which is being held at the home of golf, St. Andrews.

Does it get any better than this? Well, yes, if bettors can cash a few tickets.

Let’s tee up a few winning bets using odds from DraftKings.

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Target Tringale in This Five-Man Matchup

This bet is one of our favorites as it pits five golfers against each other. The payoff is better (obviously) than if it’s a three-man, head-to-head-to-head matchup. But adding in those other two golfers does add to the challenge.

With all of that said, we’re going to look at Cameron Tringale at +330 to come out on top in the matchup with Sergio Garcia (+300), Ryan Fox (+300), Talor Gooch (+330) and Billy Horschel (+330).

The reasoning is twofold. One, Tringale is coming in off a T-6 at last week’s Scottish Open after a blistering opening-round 61. And two, he finished T-26 at last year’s Open Championship after opening up with two impressive rounds.

He’s also 25 th in the FedEx Cup rankings and a good finish here will help him keep climbing that ladder as the playoffs approach.

As always, shop around the sports betting industry for the best odds on your plays.

A Playoff? We’re Betting Yes

When it comes to majors, players tend to play it a little closer to the vest. With that type of play comes the chance of the Open Championship going to a playoff.

We’ll take the price at +300. We’re banking on the fact that 21 Open Championships have gone to a playoff with the most recent being in 2015…the last time the Open Championship was held at St. Andrews.

Coincidence? We hope not.

One more bit of information to consider as well as a secondary playoff bet. Since 1995, seven of the Open Championships have gone into a playoff and three of those have featured three or more players. So, the bet of a playoff featuring three players at +1100 just might be one to consider.

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An Ace or Two?

At +380 we can’t pass up the wager that there will be not one, but two or more hole-in-ones this week. Two things are going in our favor here: There was a hole-in-one at the 2015 Open Championship the last time it was held at St. Andrews (Daniel Brooks) and there was also an ace last year (by arguably the tallest professional golfer, 6-9 Jon Thomson).

Now that may be only two total but we’re feeling a little lucky this week that more than one player will find the bottom of the cup from the tee.

Now if you really want to push the bet a little more, take +450 odds there will be a hole-in-one in the first round.

One for Tiger Fans

One thing just about every bettor (at least the good ones) can agree on is there’s no such thing as a lock. Well, we’ve got the closest thing to a lock as we’ve ever seen. And we mean ever. But the bad news is it comes at a very high cost.

The bet is Tiger Woods will have a birdie sometime during the 2022 Open Championship.

Now at -2500 it’s certainly not for the $10 or $20 bettors. But if you’re looking for an investment and you’ve got a million or so to wager, this is one to look at.

A $1,000,000 bet would pay out $40,000…if you can find any sportsbook with those odds that will take that big of a bet. The way Tiger Woods plays, the only way he doesn’t make a birdie this week is if he tees off Thursday, pulls muscles in his back and WDs.

That scenario would make the bet active and is likely the only way that one doesn’t pay off this week.

Also read: British Open Sportsbook Report | Schauffele & Morikawa: Two to Target for Outright Win BetsOpen Championship Betting Guide 

About the Author
Bill Bowman

Bill Bowman

Bill Bowman is a Las Vegas-based writer who has more than 40 years in the sports-writing business. He's spent the past 18-plus years covering the golf scene in Vegas including 10 years as a writer/editor with VegasGolfer Magazine. He also contributes to the GolfNow Network of websites and Las Vegas Golf Insider.

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