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3 Dark Horse Picks to Win the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open at FanDuel Sportsbook

Adam Taylor McKillop
Dark Horse picks to win Scottish Open include Max Homa.
Dark Horse picks to win Scottish Open include Max Homa. / Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
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PGA Tour pros are preparing for one of the best non-major fields on the golf calendar this week. Thursday marks the start of the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland.

Scottish Open Golf Picks 2022

Beyond the favorites are a number of dark horses who offer more value as capable contenders.

With longshots in mind, here are three dark horses that could make a run at The Scottish Open leaderboard and come away with the trophy on Sunday.

2022 Scottish Open Dark Horse Picks

1. Max Homa (+5000)

Max Homa continues to fly under the radar in the golf world. In 18 tournaments this season, Homa owns 11 top-25 finishes and four top-10s. He's made the cut in all but two of his performances. Homa is No. 20 on tour in strokes gained: approach the green, and ranks eighth in that category over the past five events. Ride the momentum on this strong iron player.

2. Corey Conners (+5000)

Corey Conners tends to perform best after a tournament where he missed the cut. He last played at the US Open, and missed the cut. But, in his two previous missed cuts, Conners followed up with top-15 finishes. That trend will continue for a golfer that ranks 96th percentile in ball striking.

3. Brian Harman (+8500)

Brian Harman may not be the best ball striker on tour, but he makes up for that with great accuracy off the tee and his ability to make eagles. Harman ranks 12th on tour in driving accuracy percentage, and his 9 eagles falls in the top 30. Harman also notched one of his best performances of the season in his last outing, No. 8 at the Travelers Championship. A true dark horse, Harman's odds are worth the the payout if he's in good form this weekend.

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Adam Taylor McKillop is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Adam Taylor also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username atmckillop. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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