2022 British Open odds, favorites: Why you should root for these nine golfers to raise the Claret Jug

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The Home of Golf is set to crown the fourth major champion of the year as The Open Championship returns to the Old Course at St. Andrews for the 150th edition of the tournament. There is something romantic about this week with the oldest championship in the game coming to the most historic venue in the sport, even more so on a milestone such as this year.

St. Andrews has crowned well-deserving champions in its past. It was the site of Tiger Woods’ first Open title in 2000, a victory that marked the completion of the career grand slam for a then 24-year-old Woods and was an integral part of the “Tiger Slam.” He would go onto to raise the Claret Jug at St. Andrews just five years later for the second of his three Open triumphs.

Louis Oosthuizen and Zach Johnson are the two other men of the 2000s to have raised the Claret Jug on the 18th green of St. Andrews. While Oosthuizen’s win was one of the blowout variety, Johnson’s victory saw him narrowly escape from a playoff featuring Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman.

Jordan Spieth and Jason Day, two of the top names in the game in 2015, fell one stroke shy of extra holes and were surely among the fan favorites heading into the week. Just as there were seven years ago, there are a number of players who spectators will be cheering for especially hard.

Below is an all-inclusive rooting guide for the 150th Open Championship. Here’s a look at the nine that stand out the most with their odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook.

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