British Open 2022 best prop bets from golf expert Diane Knox Balas
In addition to my main picks for the 150th Open Championship at St Andrews, there are a couple more golfers I expect to have a strong week in Scotland who are worth backing in the props markets for a high finish. Let’s take a look at why I expect a bold show from Will Zalatoris and Louis Oosthuizen.
Knox’s 2022 Open Championship top prop picks
Will Zalatoris top-5 finish (+500) DraftKings
I can’t leave Will Zalatoris off my card for the final major of the year with his major record. He’s finished runner-up in the other three (2021 Masters and the PGA Championship and U.S. Open this year) and he really seems to rise to the occasion on the grandest stages in golf. I’m not betting him to win, but I have little doubt he’ll be in contention at some point this week.
Louis Oosthuizen top-10 finish (+350) DK Sportsbook
When you have a win and a 2nd-place finish in The Open when it has been at St Andrews, you step onto that hallowed ground with an air of confidence. I like Louis’ track record in majors generally, but it’s tough to gauge his game of late since he joined LIV. His first two tournaments on the rebel tour resulted in a T10 and a 5th place finish, but it’s hard to compare that to his prior PGA Tour performances as the format is so different. However, I’m taking that as evidence of some form and putting Louis on my card this week for a top-10 finish.
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