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US golfer Tiger Woods walks through the crowd on the second day of the JP McManus Pro-Am golf tournament at the The Golf Course at Adare Manor in Limerick, south-west Ireland July 5, 2022. (Photo by Paul Faith / AFP)

Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf this week at the 150th Open Championship and we look at the best betting opportunities as he chases his fourth Claret Jug.

Tiger hasn't played a competitive round of golf on the PGA Tour, or elsewhere, since withdrawing from the PGA Championship due to lingering injuries. He intentionally sat out the U.S. Open in preparation of playing The Open at St Andrews. He participated in the JP McManus Pro-Am last week and was seen playing several practice rounds at the Old Course and nearby courses in Scotland with the likes of Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas.

Now, Tiger prepares for the 150th Open Championship, where he'll try to win at St Andrews for the third time and claim a fourth career Claret Jug. He'll tee off Thursday morning at 9:59 a.m. ET alongside Max Homa and U.S. Open winner Matt Fitzpatrick.

Here are our best bets for Tiger Woods at the 2022 Open Championship based on the odds at our top-rated sportsbooks.

Open Championship Picks for Tiger Woods

Best Bets for Tiger at The Open

To win: +8000

True golf fans need to at least have a taste of the +8000 available on Tiger to win The Open via PointsBet. None of our other top books are offering odds higher than +6600 as the 15-time major winner is the greatest liability in the outright market at most of those books.

His experience as a two-time winner at the Old Course with an average of 1.85 strokes gained on the field across his last three appearances can't go overlooked despite all his injuries.

Top-20 finish: +300

A much safer bet for Woods this week is a top-20 finish, and our best price again comes from PointsBet. The Old Course is a unique venue that can neutralize many of the regular advantages for the top contenders. Tiger's experience and added incentive to play it safe while working his way back from injuries makes him a perfect fit for the top-20 market.

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To make the cut: -135

As our Jon Metler noted in his props piece for The Open, Tiger wouldn't be here if he thought missing the cut was a real option. He'll be sure to play it safe early in the week and get through to Saturday before attempting higher-risk shots.

The cut line for the 2010 and 2015 Open Championships at St Andrews were +3 and +1, respectively. That's a very safe bar for a cautious Tiger to reach.

Top 10 after Round 1: +850

All that said, it's still the likeliest outcome that we see the best Tiger has to offer on Thursday. Though his mid-afternoon (local) tee time may not come with the best weather conditions of the week, Woods' experience will again prove advantageous with many of this week's top young contenders getting their first competitive look at the Old Course.

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Where to Bet on the 2022 Open Championship

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