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Scottish Open Betting Tips
There are others who are on debut here, notably Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele who both look extremely short considering they have just one combined appearance in Scotland between them, even if that was a second placed finish at the Open for Schauffele in 2018. Rory McIlroy has spoken of his distaste for this course, and won’t be confident going in here after finishing outside the top-30 in 2019, leaving some of the chasing pack looking like better value, notably Tyrrell Hatton (18/1).
Tyrrell Hatton 18/1
Hatton remains the top ranked English player in the world and after a difficult start to the season is showing signs of coming back into some form.
He shared second place at the Palmetto Championship in the build up to the US Open which was his best finish on the PGA Tour this year, but he’s a different animal on the European Tour.
Indeed, he’s made nine consecutive cuts on this tour, winning three of those events and managing a further two top-10s in that run. More specifically, his record in Scotland is outstanding, making nine of his last 10 cuts, including eight top-15s, five top-5s, two runners up and two wins so it would be surprising not to see him in the mix this week.
Hatton is one of the best short game players in the world and while that was the area that let him down at Palmetto the other week, that is largely a one off and it’s more important that his long game was massively improved there, and if he can find some rhythm, he’ll no doubt be competing on Sunday afternoon.
Guido Migliozzi 50/1
Another European Tour specialist gets our second vote and that is Guido Migliozzi (50/1). The Italian has burst onto the scene recently with a fourth placed finish on his PGA Tour debut at the US Open, and he proved that wasn’t a one off with a tie for 13th a week later at the Travelers.
He regularly plies his trade on the European Tour though and is coming into this off back-to-back runner up finishes on this tour, including a play-off defeat at the Belfry at the British Open.
He’s played this track before despite only being a professional for five years and he impressed with a tie for 28th in 2019, and he was even in a tie for sixth before moving day despite being far more inexperienced than he is now.
He’s one of the most exciting players on tour at the moment and should take great confidence into this weekend, so his price is well worth getting behind.
Andrew Johnson 66/1
The final pick for this Open warm-up is Andrew Johnston (66/1). With Englishmen finishing either first or second in five of the last seven Scottish Opens, it’s worth getting a couple on board here and Johnston is starting to show the kind of form that saw him break onto the seen a couple of years ago.
Affectionately nicknamed ‘Beef’, the charismatic 32-year-old comes into this off the back of a top-10 finish at the Irish Open, and a 14th at the BMW International Open just the week prior, so he’s certainly carrying some momentum coming into this.
While Migliozzi has been impressive on tour by being sixth for scoring average, Beef has been even better and ranks fourth on the European Tour this season.
Four top-20s in his last five events gives us belief here, and his game is well suited to this course should the conditions not tamper with the ball too much.
Indeed, Beef isn’t the longest off the tee, but at just 7,293 yards and a par 71, distance isn’t too much of a factor here and it’s Johnston’s work around the greens that gives us confidence in him, with him ranking seventh for scrambling on tour and third for those having played 30 or more rounds.