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The European Tour makes the short hop over from the Irish Open last week to East Lothian in Scotland for the Scottish Open on Thursday and with four of the world’s top five players in attendance it’s bound to be a high class affair.
Jon Rahm leads the betting at 15/2 but Xander Schauffele and Collin Morikawa are hot on his heels at 12/1 and 14/1 respectively as the top players warm up for the Open next week.
Steve Palmer is back to provide all his in-depth knowledge and wisdom for the Scottish Open.
Scottish Open predictions & betting tips
Scottish Open course guide & where to watch
Course: The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland
Where to watch: Sky Sports Main Event from 8am on Thursday
Scottish Open winner prediction: Tyrrell Hatton at 18/1
Four of the world’s top five players are at the Renaissance Club, North Berwick, this week, using the Scottish Open as a final warm-up for the Open Championship, which starts at Royal St George’s, Kent, next Thursday.
Jon Rahm, making his first start since becoming a Major champion in the US Open, is making his Renaissance debut, along with Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele. Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy have played the course before, but failed to get into contention.
Just below the market leaders in the Scottish Open betting is Tyrrell Hatton, who seems the best value option given his fantastic record of success in this region. Hatton has twice won the Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews by wide margins.
He has also got a second and a fourth to his name in the Scottish Open, and he was fifth in the Open Championship at Royal Troon in 2016. An opening round of 70 left the Buckinghamshire boy tailed off after round one in his only previous Renaissance start, but he fought back well once he had adjusted to the course, finishing in 14th place.
A missed cut in the US Open may put many punters off Hatton this week, but prior to that Torrey Pines failure he struck his ball superbly en route to second place in the Palmetto Championship. When Hatton missed the cut in the US Open last year, he followed up with victory in the BMW PGA Championship next time out.
Scottish Open outsider prediction: Bernd Wiesberger at 33/1
Bernd Wiesberger may throw down the strongest challenge to Hatton. Wiesberger won at the Renaissance in 2019 – one of eight European Tour triumphs.
The latest success came in the Made In Himmerland at the end of May by a five-shot margin. After fifth place in the BMW International last time out, the Austrian seems dangerous.
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