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2022 Genesis Scottish Open odds, field: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from model that's called 8 majors

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The 2022 Genesis Scottish Open will provide golf fans with some star-studded groupings through the first two days of action. Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, will play alongside Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland when the Genesis Scottish Open 2022 gets underway from the Renaissance Club on Thursday, July 7. Elsewhere in the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open field, Matt Fitzpatrick, the reigning U.S. Open champion, will be paired with Collin Morikawa and Will Zalatoris. 

Rahm is the 11-1 favorite according to the latest 2022 Genesis Scottish Open odds, with Scheffler (12-1) and Justin Thomas (12-1) next in line on the PGA odds board. Other top contenders include Fitzpatrick (18-1), Xander Schauffele (18-1) and Patrick Cantlay (22-1). With such a strong 2022 Genesis Scottish Open field, be sure to check out the predictions and projected leaderboard from SportsLine's advanced computer model before locking in your 2022 Scottish Open picks.

Our proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June of 2020. In fact, the model is up over $10,600 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

McClure's model included J.T. Poston in its best bets to win the 2022 John Deere Classic. That bet hit at +5500, and for the entire tournament, McClure's best bets returned almost $1,100. At the 2022 Masters, McClure's model was all over Scottie Scheffler's first career major championship victory heading into the weekend. 

In addition, McClure's best bets included Collin Morikawa winning outright at the 2021 Open Championship, even though he was listed as a massive 40-1 long shot. The model was also all over Jon Rahm's (10-1) first career major championship victory at the 2021 U.S. Open. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the weekend, but the model still projected him as the winner.

This same model has also nailed a whopping eight majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now that the Scottish Open 2022 field is locked, SportsLine simulated the tournament 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

Top 2022 Genesis Scottish Open predictions 

One major surprise the model is calling for at the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open: Scheffler, the No. 1 ranked player in the world and one of the top favorites, stumbles and barely cracks the top five. Scheffler has been the hottest player on tour this season, securing four victories and three runner-up finishes. He's recorded a total of nine top-10 finishes this season, which includes a T-2 finish at the U.S. Open in June. 

However, Scheffler has failed to crack the top-10 in five of his last seven starts on the PGA Tour.  In addition, Scheffler currently ranks 121st in driving accuracy percentage (59.35%), 135th in one-putt percentage (38.48%) and 96th in total putting (211.8), which could cause major trouble this week. He's not a strong pick to win it all and there are far better values in the Genesis Scottish Open 2022 field.

Another surprise: Collin Morikawa, a 25-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. Morikawa has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he's a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.

Morikawa has had an up-and-down season, but he's coming off a strong T-5 showing at the U.S Open in June. He's one of the best pure ball strikers on tour, ranking fifth in strokes gained: approach the green (.894). He also ranks inside the top-25 in scoring average (69.710), strokes gained: tee-to-green (1.102) and strokes gained: total (1.178). Those impressive stats, plus his long odds, make Morikawa a strong value pick for your 2022 Genesis Scottish Open bets this week. 

How to make 2022 Scottish Open picks

The model is also targeting three other golfers with odds of 25-1 or longer who will make a strong run at the title, and it has identified a massive long shot higher than 50-1 to back in outright bets. Anyone who backs these long shots could hit it big. You can only see the model's 2022 Scottish Open picks here.

So who will win the Scottish Open 2022? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2022 Scottish Open leaderboard, all from the model that's nailed eight golf majors, including this year's Masters.

2022 Genesis Scottish Open odds, field

See full Scottish Open picks, best bets, and predictions here.

Jon Rahm +1100

Justin Thomas +1200

Scottie Scheffler +1200

Xander Schauffele +1800

Matt Fitzpatrick +1800

Patrick Cantlay +2200

Cameron Smith +2500

Collin Morikawa +2500

Sam Burns +2800

Will Zalatoris +2800

Jordan Spieth +3000

Hideki Matsuyama +3000

Viktor Hovland +3500

Sungjae Im +3500

Joaquin Niemann +4000

Billy Horschel +4000

Ryan Fox +4500

Tommy Fleetwood +4500

Max Homa +4500

Corey Conners +5000

Justin Rose +5000

Cameron Young +5000

Keegan Bradley +5000

Tyrrell Hatton +6000

Mito Pereira +6500

Lucas Herbert +6500

Aaron Rai +6500

Christiaan Bezuidenhout +6500

Brian Harman +6500

Keith Mitchell +6500

Harold Varner +6500

Adrian Meronk +6500

Sebastian Munoz +7000

Robert Macintyre +8000

Matt Kuchar +8000

Maverick McNealy +8000

Alex Noren +8000

Marc Leishman +8000

Gary Woodland +8000

Chris Kirk +8000

Kyoung-Hoon Lee +10000

Haotong Li +10000

Mackenzie Hughes +10000

Jason Kokrak +10000

Jordan Smith +10000

Cameron Tringale +10000

Erik Van Rooyen +12500

Luke List +12500

Min Woo Lee +12500

Si-Woo Kim +12500

Jhonattan Vegas +12500

Henrik Stenson +12500

Joel Dahmen +12500

Rickie Fowler +12500

Tom Hoge +12500

Patrick Rodgers +12500

Thomas Detry +12500

Harris English +12500

Matt Wallace +15000

Troy Merritt +15000

Ryan Palmer +15000

Rasmus Hojgaard +15000

Dean Burmester +15000

Johannes Veerman +15000

Francesco Molinari +15000

Matthew Nesmith +15000

Victor Perez +15000

Russell Knox +17500

Edoardo Molinari +17500

Richie Ramsay +17500

Adri Arnaus +20000

Danny Willett +20000

John Catlin +20000

Dylan Frittelli +20000

Padraig Harrington +20000

Sepp Straka +20000

Antoine Rozner +20000

Thorbjorn Olesen +20000

David Lipsky +20000

Alex Smalley +20000

Fabrizio Zanotti +20000

Nick Taylor +25000

Mikko Korhonen +25000

Kurt Kitayama +25000

Stewart Cink +25000

Anirban Lahiri +25000

Jason Scrivener +25000

Joohyung Kim +25000

J.J. Spaun +25000

Thriston Lawrence +25000

Jorge Campillo +25000

Marcus Armitage +25000

Nicolai Hojgaard +25000

Wil Besseling +25000

Alexander Bjork +25000

Wyndham Clark +25000

Lucas Glover +25000

Guido Migliozzi +30000

Sean Crocker +30000

Maximilian Kieffer +30000

Bio Kim +30000

Nino Bertasio +30000

Brandon Stone +30000

Kalle Samooja +30000

Callum Tarren +30000

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