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Genesis Scottish Open: Best Bets, Course Info, and Key Stats

Brandon Gdula
Brandon Gdula@gdula13
Genesis Scottish Open: Best Bets, Course Info, and Key Stats

Just one week remains before the year's final major.

This week, the PGA Tour heads to Scotland for the Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club.

How should you bet this week's event?

Here's all you need to know.

All golf odds come from FanDuel Sportsbook and may change after this article is published.

Genesis Scottish Open Info

All course data from GCSAA unless otherwise noted.

  • Par: 70
  • Distance: 7,237 yards (long for a par 70)
  • Average Fairway Width: 32.3 yards (38th of 91 courses)
  • Recent Winning Scores: -15, -7
  • Recent Cut Lines: E, +3

The Renaissance Club Course Key Stats

Genesis Scottish Open Betting Picks

These picks stand out relative to their FanDuel Sportsbook golf betting odds at FanDuel Sportsbook. All stats cited below originate at datagolf and reference ranks relative to the field over the past 50 rounds unless otherwise noted.

Xander Schauffele

Of the Big Four favorites this week -- Rory McIlroy (+750), Schauffele (+850), Ludvig Aberg (+1400), and Collin Morikawa (+1600) -- it's Xander who stands out most as a value.

He's my model's most likely winner and clocks in with 10.6% win odds.

Xander won here two years ago in windy conditions, and that was after a T10 the year prior on the DP World Tour.

He's also a phenomenal Open Championship player: T20, T2, T41, T26, T15, and T17 in his career.

Tommy Fleetwood

  • To Win (+2200)
  • To Finish Top 10 (+220)

Tommy Fleetwood has played The Renaissance Club well in the past, including when it was a DP World Tour event. His results here are solo second in 2020 and T26 in 2021 on the DP World Tour and then T4 and T6 as a PGA Tour event in the last two years, respectively.

Fleetwood also has four top-12 finishes in his last five Open Championships.

The recent stats are solid for Fleetwood, who has more of an all-around game than anything dominant in one area, and he enters with six straight top-26 results -- plus a great major season: T3 at the Masters, T26 at the PGA Championship, and T16 at the U.S. Open.

Hideki Matsuyama

  • To Win (+3500)
  • To Finish Top 10 (+330)
  • To Finish Top 20 (+150)

Hideki has played some great golf of late and has a win at The Genesis Invitational back in February.

His irons went cold last time out at the Travelers Championship, an uncharacteristic result for the golfer ranked 14th in approach over the last 50 rounds.

Hideki did miss the cut here in 2022 but putted well on these tricky greens. He also has had some mixed results at Open Championships but also owns four top-18 results in them -- plus a T13 last year.

He's the field leader in strokes gained: around the green over the last 50 rounds, so he can be creative -- an artist, if you will -- at The Renaissance Club.

Sahith Theegala

  • To Win (+6000)
  • To Finish Top 20 (+230)

Theegala's not quite an artist (88th in around the green over the last 50 rounds) but excels elsewhere: 18th off the tee, 22nd in approach, and 26th in putting.

And he's gaining around the greens lately, which might be a red flag -- or it could signal a new trend for the 26-year-old standout.

His lack of accuracy shouldn't penalize him too much here, and he is in play for some spike-week potential as a result.

The Open Championship results for him include a T34 and a missed cut the last two years, and he did miss the cut at this course a year ago, too.

With that said, Theegala's baseline is up 1.02 shots per round from 2022 and 0.40 from 2023, so I don't want that to bog things down too much for a golfer who can clearly play well in various setups.

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

  • To Win (+7000)
  • To Finish Top 20 (+230)

Bezuidenhout has finished T32 or better in 10 of his last 11 starts across majors, the PGA Tour, and the DP World Tour, and he does it by having a sound short game (actually fourth in this field over the last 50 in putting and around-the-green play combined).

He doesn't check the box for plus driving distance but is a neutral iron player, and that can work here -- a course where he has played five times in his career.

He's a partial-unit target for an outright and a nice top-20 option.


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