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It’s The Open 2022 and St Andrews is hosting the 150th edition on the historic Old Course. Tiger Woods is back, Rory McIlroy enters the week as a favorite and defending champion Collin Morikawa is part of a star-studded field looking to make more history at the Home of Golf.

Jack Nicklaus once said ‘your career isn’t complete unless you’ve won an open championship at the home of golf’ and Woods admitted he agreed as he tried to spark the final leg of an incredible comeback after missing the US Open due to the lingering effects of that serious car accident in 2021.

It was a memorable Open last time out at St Andrews in 2015, with Zach Johnson picking up a second major title when he beat Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole shoot-off, which left Spieth dying one shot away from them. join in pursuit. of a calendar grand slam.

“It will be a special week of golf and having many great champions and future stars of the sport in attendance at this event is a great way to mark this historic championship,” Woods said. “St. Andrews has such a unique atmosphere, and I can’t wait to play in front of the fans again and on a course that will hold fantastic memories for me.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Open at St Andrews:



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When and where is the Open 2022 taking place?

The 150th edition of The Open begins on July 14 with the fourth and final round on July 17 at the Old Course, St Andrews.

What time will it start?

Tee times will be spread throughout Thursday and Friday, but early starters will depart around 6:00 a.m. BST (1:00 a.m. ET) for the first round.

What TV channel is it on?

You can watch the 150th Open live on Sky Sports, while Independent Sport will bring you a daily live blog, reactions and analysis throughout the week.

Coverage begins on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf from 6.30am BST on Thursday and Friday. You can stream online through the Sky Go app.

There will be highlights on BBC Two from 9pm BST on Thursday and Friday.



Zach Johnson celebrates winning the 2015 St Andrews Open (PA)


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Zach Johnson celebrates winning the 2015 St Andrews Open (PA)

Who are the contenders and what are the odds?

Rory McIlroy 10/1

The favorite and perhaps the best player in the world at his best. Expect the rejuvenated Irishman to go down here, having posted an under-63 score in the first round of the 2010 Open at St Andrews. McIlroy will have to adapt his high ball flight if the wind blows, but this could be the year to end an eight-year dry run since the last of his four majors.

Jon Rahm11/1

Having broken into major tournaments last year at the US Open, Rahm is a ball-striking machine and has a nice streak in links golf after finishing T-11 and T-3 in the past two years.

Rahm could be inspired by three-time Open champion Seve Ballesteros after the Spaniard’s magic won him the Claret Jug at St Andrews in 1984.

Justin Thomas12/1

Two-time major champion, finally, “JT” has been sensational throughout 2022, including eight top-10 finishes, including his play-off victory at Southern Hills in the PGA Championship. On the record as someone who has worked on the ball flight and confident to shape it both ways, Thomas is another player very happy to mix it up in all conditions.

Scottie Scheffler 14/1

The world No. 1, Masters champion and four-time winner in 2022. The American should perhaps be the favorite, despite having a lack of experience with Links, although he was T-8 in his debut at the Open last year at Royal St George’s.

Colin Morikawa 18/1

The defending champion after last year’s majestic display in Sandwich, but the American has struggled in recent weeks. He passed out at Brookline at the US Open, but led after two rounds before finishing T-5. If he can rediscover his signature iron game, he’ll be there.

Matt Fitzpatrick 20/1

The last big winner in British golf after winning the US Open and now with a revamped game that includes distance to go with its exquisite chipping and putting. He joked that he was a “bomber” after Brookline and had mastered the Old Course.

Jordan Spieth 18/1

The 2017 Open champion at Royal Birkdale, Spieth finished T-4 seven years ago here and was one shot away from the three-way shoot-off between champion Zach Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman. Tempted fate by claiming the Old Course might be ‘too easy’ if the weather is calm.

Tiger wood 50/1

It would be another fairy tale story, but St Andrews, like Augusta, is perfectly suited to Woods’ eye. It’s his ‘favorite course’ and as a three-time Open champion, who won here in 2000 and 2005, Woods hopes his unrivaled knowledge can put him in contention if the body barely holds up 18 months after his crash car threatening his career.

  • Rory McIlroy 9/1
  • Jon Rahm11/1
  • Scottie Scheffler12/1
  • Justin Thomas 14/1
  • Matt Fitzpatrick 16/1
  • Jordan Spieth 18/1
  • Colin Morikawa 20/1
  • Dustin Johnson 22/1
  • Xander Schauele 22/1
  • Brooks Koepka 25/1
  • Cameron Smith 25/1
  • Shane Lowry 25/1
  • Is Zalatoris 25/1
  • Louis Oosthuizen 28/1
  • Patrick Canlay 28/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton 28/1
  • Victor Hovland 28/1
  • Hideki Matsuyama 33/1
  • Sam Burns 33/1
  • Justin Rose 40/1
  • Tommy Fleetwood 40/1
  • Tony Finau 40/1
  • Bryson Dechambeau 50/1
  • Joaquin Niemann 50/1
  • Paul Casey 50/1
  • Sung Jae Im 50/1
  • Tiger wood 50/1
  • Abraham Ancer 66/1
  • Adam Scott 66/1
  • Billy Horschel 66/1
  • Cameron Young 66/1
  • Lee Westwood 66/1
  • Marc Leishmann 66/1
  • Max Homa 66/1
  • Robert MacIntyre 66/1
  • Sergio Garcia 66/1
  • Corey Conners 80/1
  • Patrick Roseau 80/1
  • Ryan Fox 80/1
  • Seamus power 80/1
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout 100/1
  • Gary Woodland 100/1
  • Ian Poulter 100/1
  • Mito Pereira 100/1
  • Thomas Pieter 100/1
  • Webb Simpson 100/1
  • Adrian Meronk 125/1
  • Francesco Molinari 125/1
  • Jason Kokrak 125/1
  • Keegan Bradley 125/1
  • Keith Mitchell 125/1
  • Lucas Herbert 125/1
  • Padraig Harrington 125/1
  • Phil Mickelson 125/1
  • Russell Henley 125/1
  • If Woo Kim 125/1
  • Victor Perez 125/1
  • Bernd Wiesberger 150/1
  • Brian Harman 150/1
  • Danny Willet 150/1
  • Garrick Higo 150/1
  • Hao Tong Li 150/1
  • Henrik Stenson 150/1
  • Minwoo Lee 150/1
  • Sam Horsfield 150/1
  • Thomas Detry 150/1
  • Dylan Frittelli 200/1
  • Emiliano Grillo 200/1
  • Erik Van Rooyen 200/1
  • Harris English 200/1
  • JT Poston 200/1
  • Joo Hyung Kim 200/1
  • Matthew Jordan 200/1
  • Richard Bland 200/1
  • Stewart Cink 200/1
  • Guido Migliozzi 250/1
  • Zach Johnson 250/1
  • Marcus Armitage 300/1
  • Richard Mansell 300/1
  • Sadom Kaewkanjana 300/1
  • John Parry 500/1
  • Marco Penge 500/1
  • Sihwan Kim 500/1
  • Yuto Katsuragawa 750/1
  • Jamie Rutherford 1000/1
  • Lars Van Meijel 1000/1
  • Olivier Farr 1000/1
  • Robert Dinwiddie 1000/1
  • Sam Bairstow 1000/1
  • Barclay Brown 1500/1
  • David Carey 1500/1
  • Jack Floyd 1500/1
  • Matt Ford 1500/1
  • Ronan Mullarney 1500/1
  • Alex Wrigley 2000/1

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