This year’s Genesis Scottish Open will take place Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16 at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland. Genesis Scottish Open odds will soon be made available to bet on by sportsbooks. Xander Schauffele continued his mid-season heater last year in this tournament, drafting off the momentum of his Travelers Championship win to overcome Tom Kim and Kurt Kitayama at this event weeks later. He is expected to return to defend his title again in 2023.
Below we will provide a betting guide for the 2023 contest, which will include Genesis Scottish Open odds as soon as they are posted by top sportsbooks.
Genesis Scottish Open odds
Here are the Genesis Scottish Open odds. Scottie Scheffler (+700), Rory McIlroy (+800), Xander Schauffele (+1400) and Patrick Cantlay (+1400) are the favorites to win.
The 2023 Genesis Scottish Open field will be officially announced on Friday, July 7. Until then, here are the odds for John Haslbauer’s projected favorites a month out from the event.
- Scottie Scheffler +1000
- Rory McIlroy +1200
- Xander Schauffele +1200
- Patrick Cantlay +1400
- Viktor Hovland +1600
The Renaissance Club
The Renaissance Club is a modern, Tom Doak links course, that loosely embodies the “proper” links characteristics we’ve grown accustomed to seeing at The British Open each year. As such, it serves as a great opportunity for PGA TOUR players to cross the pond and prepare their games for The Open one week prior, so the strength of this field has continued to improve year over year. Links golf in Scotland is known to feature high sustained winds and firm and fast conditions, which encourage players to flight approach shots beneath the winds and lean on a crafty short game for scoring.
In terms of course history, Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Min Woo Lee highlight the list of players who have repeatedly played well here, suggesting strong all-around skillsets from tee to green are important to contend in the Scottish Open.
THE RENAISSANCE CLUB COURSE SPECS
- Yards: 7,293
- Par: 71 (5x 3s / 9x 4s / 4x 5s)
- Greens: Fescue
- Architect: Tom Doak
- Historic Cut Line: -2 (’21), -1 (’20), -5 (’19)
- Median Four-Round Score: -9 (’21), -3 (’20), -13 (’18)
- Comp Courses: Royal St. George’s, Royal Portrush, Royal Birkdale, Carnoustie, The Old Course, Chambers Bay, Memorial Park GC, Trinity Forest, Liberty National, Los Angeles Country Club, Southern Hills
- Hole-by-hole Breakdown:
Genesis Scottish Open betting history
When looking through the Genesis Scottish Open winners and their golf betting odds over the last ten years, the mid-range of the odds board has tended to be the sweet spot, with seven of the last ten winners posting between 20-1 to 50-1 pre-tournament odds.
Exposed, windy tracks like The Renaissance Club are susceptible to more randomness, so the Genesis Scottish Open presents bettors with a good opportunity to fade the favorites and build a longer outright card in the mid-range of the odds board.
The below table tracks consensus pre-tournament outright odds for the last ten winners of the Genesis Scottish Open.
|Year||Winner||Pre-Tournament Odds||Winning Score|
|2021||Min Woo Lee||+20000||-18|
How to bet on the Scottish Open
Outright winner odds are the most common market to bet on for the Genesis Scottish Open, but that only scratches the surface of the variety of betting options you have at your disposal. In the days leading up to the start of the tournament at the Renaissance Club, sportsbooks will post Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 30 and Top 40 odds.
The books will also have betting options for Round Finishing Position and Scottish Open props. This will include options to bet on a golfer to be the leader after the first round and win, to make a hole-in-one, a player’s winning margin, and much more.