The wait for golf fans is nearly over as the final major tournament of the season, the 2022 Open Championship, is days away from beginning. This year's festivities will take place at the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland, beginning on Thursday, July 14.
The Open Championship is one of the biggest golf events of the year, especially for United Kingdom residents. When it comes to England, there hasn't been an English British Open winner since Nick Faldo won his third title at Muirfield in 1992.
Needless to see, fans are wondering which golfer has the best shot at being the top English player this year. Fortunately, the latest odds help shed light on who that could be.
Top English Player at the British Open
FanDuel Sportsbook is favoring Matthew Fitzpatrick at +310 to be the top Englishman at the British Open. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise considering that the 27-year-old won the 2022 U.S. Open just last month and has placed T-20 and T-26 in his last two Open Championship appearances.
Tyrrell Hatton comes in second, not too far back from Fitzpatrick at +500. He failed to make the tournament's cut last year, but he's hoping that a T-24 finish at last weekend's Scottish Open will give him some momentum. Tommy Fleetwood (+950), Justin Rose (+950) and Jordan Smith (+1000) round out the top five.
Here's a look at how the rest of the odds regarding the top English player at the Open Championship are shaping up.
British Open Top English Player Odds
1. Matthew Fitzpatrick (+310)
2. Tyrrell Hatton (+500)
3. Tommy Fleetwood (+550)
4. Justin Rose (+950)
5. Jordan Smith (+1000)
6. Sam Horsfield (+1200)
7. Paul Casey (+1400)
8. Danny Willett (+1600)
9. Laurie Canter (+2000)
10. Richard Mansell (+2200)
11. Matthew Jordan (+2500)
12. Marcus Armitage (+2600)
13. Lee Westwood (+3300)
14. Ian Poulter (+3400)
15. Richard Bland (+3500)
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