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Our fantasy golf power rankings for the 2022 Open Championship looks at the golfers at the top of the odds to help you determine who to back in pools this week.

The final major of the year is ahead with The Open Championship taking place at The Old Course at St Andrews Golf Links in Scotland.

Not only is it the 150th Open Championship, it’s also the 30th time the event has been held at The Old Course - The Birthplace of Golf.

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The Open Championship Power Rankings

(odds via FanDuel Sportsbook as of July 11)

20. Tony Finau (+4000)

Outside of the majors, Finau has been solid of late with three top-five finishes and the missed cut at the U.S. Open the only time he's failed to play the weekend in his past 10 events. He's also played well in The Open with T-15, third and T-9 finishes the past three events.

19. Joaquin Niemann (+3700)

A safe bet to play the weekend, Niemann has nine top-25 finishes in 20 events this season while also making the cut in all three majors. However, he wasn't a factor on Sunday at The Masters (T-35), PGA Championship (T-23), or the U.S. Open (T-47). Still, his T-16 finish at the Genesis Scottish Open last week is encouraging.

18. Max Homa (+4500)

The 31-year-old American hasn't missed a cut since the Farmers Insurance Open in January, and he's collected two wins and another 10 top-25 finishes this season. Homa's T-13 result at the PGA Championship is his best major showing of the year, so he's likely best viewed as a solid bet to play all four rounds than hoist the Claret Jug.

17. Dustin Johnson (+3400)

It's tough to measure where Johnson is at. He played well in the most recent LIV Golf event tying for third place, and his T-24 showing at the U.S. Open was solid. However, dating back to The Masters in April, he's only played seven competitive events. Johnson should probably be filed in the high-risk, high-reward folder.

16. Hideki Matsuyama (+4200)

Another tough golfer to peg, Matsuyama's fourth-place finish at the U.S. Open reaffirmed his upside, but it's also been bookended by a disqualification at the Memorial Tournament and a missed cut last week at the Genesis Scottish Open.

15. Tyrrell Hatton (+3400)

While it’s likely Hatton has already peaked this season, he's a near lock to play all four rounds at The Old Course. He's made 13 of 15 cuts this season, but interestingly has also missed the cut in both Open Championships held at St Andrews. Still, Hatton's an elite putter with a sixth-best .671 strokes gained: putting this year, which should ensure a paycheck on Sunday.

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14. Jordan Spieth (+1500)

Simply put, Spieth hasn't shown up for the first three major championships of the year. His odds are short, and the potential is there, but putting together four solid rounds in potentially daunting conditions is probably a longshot.

13. Sam Burns (+3700)

Three wins and another five additional top-10 finishes this year positions Burns among the best young golfers in the world. The 25-year-old American also bounced back from missing the cut at The Masters in April to post a T-20 at the PGA Championship and T-27 at the U.S. Open. Burns ranks ninth in scoring average, 13th in strokes gained: putting and ninth in strokes gained: total. He's legit.

12. Tommy Fleetwood (+3200)

A pair of weekend 67s propelled Fleetwood to a T-4 finish at the Genesis Scottish Open, and he projects to be a popular target for poolies and punters this week. He finished T-14 at The Masters and tied for fifth at the PGA Championship, and he ranks 10th in both scoring average and strokes gained: around-the-green this season. Just note, he missed the cut in the U.S. Open.

11. Collin Morikawa (+2700)

It's been a season full of peaks and valleys for Morikawa. He finished fifth at The Masters and tied for fifth at the U.S. Open, but he also missed the cut at the Memorial Tournament and The Players Championship. His work on the greens has been a little bit of a drag on his performance, and Morikawa ranks 85th in strokes gained: putting. Still, the reigning Open Champion has made 12 of 15 cuts and has seven top-10 finishes this year, so the bar remains high.

10. Xander Schauffele (+1300)

Winning consecutive events has Schauffele's odds way down this week, and he's been incredibly consistent all season with just two missed cuts in 17 events. Additionally, Schauffele has only finished outside the top-25 five times all season. A third straight win is probably asking too much, but another solid showing seems inevitable given his current form.

9. Shane Lowry (+2000)

Lowry has been knocking on the victory door all season and ranks sixth in scoring average and eighth in strokes gained: total. While he missed the cut in the U.S. Open, Lowry finished T-9 at the Horizon Irish Open two weeks ago, so there are no concerns about his form. Expect the 2019 Open Champion to be in the conversation Sunday.

8. Will Zalatoris (+2700)

The maiden victory is coming for Zalatoris, and he's been automatic in majors this season. The 25-year-old American paces the PGA Tour in strokes gained: approach the green and strokes gained: tee-to-green, so all it will probably take is field-average putting for him to be in contention again this week.

7. Justin Thomas (+2100)

It’s tough to find a better statistical profile on tour this season, and Thomas has already taken down a major championship with his PGA Championship victory. Don't fret the missed cut at the Genesis Scottish Open.

6. Cameron Smith (+2600)

Despite ranking fourth in scoring average, 10th in strokes gained: total and 16th in stroke gained: putting, expect Smith to fly slightly under the radar this week. His T-10 result at the Genesis Scottish Open is also a little deceiving considering he mixed in a second-round 75. His first major championship is coming soon.

5. Scottie Scheffler (+1800)

The current FedEx Cup points leader also ranks third in scoring average and fourth in strokes gained: total. Scheffler already has four wins this season, including donning the green jacket in April. Add another 11 top-25 finishes, and it's easy to see why he's atop the Official World Golf Rankings. Is winning a second major and for the fifth time in five months asking too much, though?

4. Matt Fitzpatrick (+1800)

Statistically, there have been zero holes in Fitzpatrick's game this season, and he's been equally brilliant in majors with a T-14 at The Masters and T-5 at the PGA Championship before winning the U.S. Open last month. The 27-year-old Englishman is also coming off a tidy T-6 finish at the Genesis Scottish Open.

3. Rory McIlroy (+1000)

Dating back to The Masters in April, McIlroy has made seven consecutive cuts with a T-19 at the Travelers Championship his worst finish. He paces the PGA Tour in scoring average and strokes gained: total and has seven top-10 finishes and two wins through just 12 events this year. Just note, the betting favorite hasn't won a major since his 2014 Open Championship victory.

2. Jon Rahm (+1600)

Imagine winning, posting another five top-10 finishes, and missing only a single cut in 15 events being considered a "down year." Alas, Rahm hasn’t quite looked like his dominant self this season. Winning the second major of his career this week would probably quiet the "down year" talk.

1. Patrick Cantlay (+2600)

With four consecutive top-15 finishes, Cantlay is in the right form to take down his first major championship. The reigning FedEx Cup champion has a well-rounded statistical profile and ranks eighth in scoring average and 12th in strokes gained: total. His Sunday 67 to finish T-4 in the Genesis Scottish Open is also encouraging for his trek around The Old Course this week.

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