Scottish Open prop bets (Who will finish as the top Scot?)

Robert MacIntyre enters the tournament as the top ranked Scottish golfer, but he isn't who you should be betting on this week.
Jul 15, 2022; St. Andrews, SCT; Robert MacIntyre tees off on the third hole during the second round
Jul 15, 2022; St. Andrews, SCT; Robert MacIntyre tees off on the third hole during the second round / Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most unique and exciting golf events of the year takes place this week, the Scottish Open.

For the second time, this event is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, so we get a fun mix of both PGA Tour and European Tour golfers. It will serve as the perfect warm up for next week's Open Championship.

If you want my best bets for the event, you can find my betting preview here.

In this article, let's talk prop bets.

Prop Bets for the Scottish Open

  • Calum Hill Top Scot +550
  • Lucas Herbert -105 vs. Corey Conners
  • Justin Thomas to Miss the Cut +160

Calum Hill Top Scot +550

With this being the Scottish Open, there's plenty of Scots in the field so of course I'm going to place a bet on who I think will finish with the best score amongst those who are competing in their home countries open.

I'll back Calum Hill to be the top Scot at +550. He has a fourth place and a 10th place finish in two of his last three starts, so he's in fantastic form heading into this week. He also finished a respectable 26th at this event in 2019, so he should feel comfortable at the Renaissance Club.

Lucas Herbert -105 vs. Corey Conners

This might be my favorite bet of the entire week.

Lucas Herbert finished fourth at the Scottish Open in back-to-back years in 2020 and 2021, and it makes sense why he'd do well here. He's usually a fantastic scrambler and he deals well with wind and other troublesome weather.

The same can't be said for Conners, who has always struggled in Europe. He has finished 61st and missed the cut in his two times playing the Scottish Open, and I expect another similar result this week.

I'll take Herbert as a slight underdog to finish further up the leaderboard than the Canadian.

Justin Thomas to Miss the Cut +160

As a Justin Thomas fan, it pains me to do this but we have to keep betting on him to miss the cut until he fixes whatever is going on with his game. He has missed the cut in three of his last four starts, while also missing the cut at this tournament last year.

At +160, this bet is an absolute no-brainer.

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