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The Genesis Scottish Open Betting Preview

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The Genesis Scottish Open Betting PreviewKeith Stewart

My name is Keith Stewart and I'm the founder of Read The Line, a golf betting handicap service that covers the PGA Tour and LPGA every single week.

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This week we are handicapping the Co sanctioned Genesis Scottish Open.

The Renaissance Club is the venue for the sixth straight year. Set alongside the Firth of Forth in North Berwick, Scotland and neighbourhood Muirfield, this modern Lynx layout is set to test the best players in the world. To contend, players will need some serious acumen with their putter.

Tom Doaks design has a very high 3 putt frequency. Players from the 156-man field will also be using the flat stick from off the putting surface. Approach putting is a skill and one needed to separate from this elite field.

Another attribute contenders will need is long iron accuracy. The Renaissance Club has 3 par threes over 200 yards, 3 par fives to attack in two, and 5 long par fours.

Recent winners have been blessed with ball speed. It has helped them on approach and especially off the tee. The Renaissance club presents little penalty for errant tea shots.

There's a reason why Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele and Min Woo Lee are the last three Scottish Open champions. Each has elite length and has used it to their advantage.

Our defending champion and betting favourite for the week is Rory. Will McIlroy bounce back from the pain he felt at Pinehurst? My guess is yes. And that he'll be a big part of the winter conversation come Sunday.

His odds are too short for my betting card, but here's two others I plan to back.


Ludvig Åberg has the perfect complement of skills to win. He's an elite driver like Rory and possesses a very opportunistic putter. He won a driver putter fest in November on the PGA Tour and coming off 6 top 10s already this year is poised to capture another crown.

My second early outright pick is Aaron Rai. Rai is gaining over 8 strokes per start against the field in his last five starts. He has four straight top 20s and has one here before. Aaron is the 2020 Scottish Open winner.


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