Top golfers in the upcoming Open Championship 2022

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick July 7, 2022 10:20

With the Open Championship 2022 nearing this July 14 at St Andrews, Scotland, many fans across the globe have their favourite golfers to win the tournament. With their exceptional talents, skills and past achievements, they have qualified to be a top-rated golfer globally, allowing them to compete on the big stage and determine which of them are the best.

With such talented golfers gathered for this championship, it can be anyone’s game as the level of competitiveness is essentially high. But, before the tournament starts, let’s have a look at the top golfers competing in the Open Championship 2022.

Rory McIlroy

Rory is a professional golfer coming from Northern Ireland. He is the current number two golfer in the world, ranking second in Official World Golf Ranking. In addition, in 2012, he became number one in the world rankings holding it for 106 weeks. It solidified his name as one of the best golfers globally.

He placed first in the PGA championship, U.S Open, and The Open Championship in the four majors in his career and second in this year’s event, the Master’s tournament. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Rory is one of the favourites to win the upcoming Open Championship 2022. With his skills and previous performances, his odds of winning are remarkable.

Jon Rahm

Rahm is a professional golfer in Spain; he is one of the best golfers that held a record for about 60 weeks in his career. He was also the number one player in World Amateur Golf Rankings. After that, he became number one in Official World Golf Ranking after winning the memorial tournament in July 2020, followed by winning the U.S open.

 Jon Rahm can play with the top players well because of his experience during his career, where he held his title for 60 weeks. Jon Rahm has a lot of achievements holding the title of the best PGA player of the year (2020-2021), the Vardon Trophy (2020-2021), and the Byron Nelson Award (2020-2021), giving him the second spot to be the favourite to win in the upcoming open championship.

Scottie Scheffler

The next golfer is Scottie Scheffler, who came from the land of New Jersey. He was considered one of the top golf players at an early age. When he was three years of age, in 2016, Scottie qualified for the US open, allowing him to play in pro leagues. In addition, Scottie is one of the two amateurs qualifying for the 2017 US Open.

Scottie Scheffler showed a vast possibility of the skills he can offer in golf. That’s why he climbed his way up to the pro scene in no time, placing 4th in the PGA Championship in 2020 and 2nd in the US open. Lastly, He won the Masters Tournament in 2022, allowing him to gather some professional’s attention, placing him 3rd in the favourite golf player to win in the upcoming Open.

Justin Thomas

Justin is one of the best golfers from the United States and the former 2017 number 1 golfer. Thomas started his career at the University of Alabama, where he placed first in all six events in a crimson tide. He also won the Haskins Award as the most outstanding collegiate golfer in his first year. After continuing his golf journey, Justin joined the national championship team in 2013.

 Justin Thomas never played the least of expectations from the viewers because not only did he join his National championship team at an early age, but also throughout his career, he won 2 major victories, including the FedEx Cup Championship and Players Championship.

 In addition, he also acquired the PGA Tour Player of the year award. With Justin Thomas’s exceptional skills, he is the current 4th favourite golfer in the upcoming Open Championship 2022.

Collin Morikawa

Last but never the least is Collin Moriwaka, an American professional golfer that started his career playing his collegiate time, winning five times, including the 2019 PAC-12 conference championship in May 2018. Collin became top-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for three weeks, and as he continued his golf career, collin achieved 22 consecutive cuts on his PGA Tour Career.

 Collin Morikawa does not fail the people’s expectations since he achieved many major tournament placements. Like Winning the PGA championship and Open championship both in 2020 and 2021. But during the 2022 Genesis Invitational, Collin finished in a tie for second place against Joaquin Nieman. With his fantastic skillset and notable swings on the field, he’s one of the top golfers expected to perform and win in the tournament.

Final thoughts

You’ll expect an exciting tournament with these players’ unique skill sets and achievements. In addition, considering that these golfers have proven themselves in different ways in their careers, the level of competitiveness has just increased. So, ready your snacks and TVs for a cutthroat Open Championship.

 

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick July 7, 2022 10:20
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