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Genesis Scottish Open 2024 odds, course history and picks to win

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Genesis Scottish Open 2024 odds, course history and picks to win

Before the world of golf heads to Royal Troon for the 152nd Open, a loaded field of PGA Tour stars has made its way to The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland, for the 2024 Genesis Scottish Open. Defending champion and world No. 2 Rory McIlroy is back for the first time since his devastating loss to Bryson DeChambeau at the U.S. Open.

The Northern Irishman, who is also the betting favorite at +800 (8/1), is joined in the field by 2022 champion Xander Schauffele, Ludvig Aberg, Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland, Tom Kim, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Max Homa, just to name a few.

This week’s winner will walk away with $1.62 million of the $9 million purse and 500 FedEx Cup points.

With Scottie Scheffler missing from the field, it feels like we can finally open up the board a little bit. Let’s jump into our preview.

Golf course

The Renaissance Club | Par 70 | 7,237 yards | Tom Doak design

2023 Genesis Scottish Open
Scottie Scheffler tees off on the 6th hole during Day Four of the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club on July 16, 2023, in the United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Course history

Betting odds

Player Odds Player Odds
Rory McIlroy +800 Wyndham Clark +4000
Xander Schauffele +900 Robert MacIntyre +4000
Ludvig Aberg +1600 Justin Thomas +4000
Collin Morikawa +1600 Sungjae Im +4500
Tommy Fleetwood +2000 Aaron Rai +4500
Viktor Hovland +2200 Corey Conners +5000
Tom Kim +2500 Jordan Spieth +5500
Min Woo Lee +2800 Davis Thompson +5500
Matt Fitzpatrick +3500 Christiaan Bezuidenhout +5500
Hideki Matsuyama +3500 Brian Harman +5500
Odds from DraftKings as of 9:30 a.m. ET Tuesday. Odds subject to change.

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Picks to win

English golfer Tommy Fleetwood watches his drive from the 11th tee Sunday at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club May 19, 2024

Fleetwood hasn’t been able to get over the hump of winning on U.S. soil yet, so it seems fitting his first PGA Tour win would come across the pond.

In two previous appearances at the Scottish Open, the Englishman has finished T-4 (2022) and T-6 (2023).

Over his last six Tour starts, Fleetwood has finished T-26 or better and is in the middle of a three-event stretch of finishing inside the top 20 (15th at the Travelers Championship in his last start).

Tom Kim tees off on the third hole during the third round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Young Tom Kim, fresh off a playoff loss to Scottie Scheffler at the Travelers Championship, couldn’t make enough birdies during the first two rounds of the Rocket Mortgage Classic and missed the cut. However, I like his chances at The Renaissance Club.

Firm and fast conditions play right into Kim’s game and he’s shown he can perform well at this Tom Doak design.

In 2022, Kim finished third. A year later, he tied for sixth.

Min Woo Lee on the 12th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Pinehurst No. 2. Mandatory Credit: Katie Goodale-USA TODAY Sports

Min Woo Lee won at The Renaissance Club in 2021, the final year the event was a DP World Tour event and not a co-sanctioned event between the two tours. Since then, he’s missed the cut (2022) and tied for 35th (2023).

Over his last six Tour starts, Lee has six top-30 finishes and is coming off a T-2 performance at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

His ability to flight the golf ball is exactly what you look for in links golf.

2024 Charles Schwab Challenge

Brian Harman plays his shot from the 11th tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

Harman shot a 62 in the final round of the Travelers Championship in his last start to finish off his T-9 performance. A week earlier, he tied for 21st at the U.S. Open.

Firm conditions at The Renaissance Club will help his lack of distance off the tee and after missing the cut in this event in 2022, Harman tied for 12th last season.

Tom McKibbin plays his shot from the second tee box during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Who?

That’s right, folks, we’re digging deep.

McKibbin is a one-time winner on the DP World Tour and played some fantastic golf in June. He finished T-8 at the European Open, T-41 at the U.S. Open, sixth at the KLM Open and 2nd at the Italian Open.

At last year’s Scottish Open, McKibbin grabbed a share of 35th.

Let’s put some respect on his name.

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