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The 2024 Open Championship is quickly approaching as Royal Troon Golf Club gets set to host the world's top golfers beginning on Thursday, July 18. It's been a 2024 PGA Tour season marked by Scottie Scheffler asserting his dominance. The No. 1 ranked player in the world secured his second career major victory at the Masters and he's finished on top of the leaderboard six times in 2024. He enters the 2024 British Open with a ton of momentum, but he'll be challenged by a loaded 2024 Open Championship field that is stacked with fellow major champions, including Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau. 

The latest 2024 Open Championship odds list Scheffler as the 5-1 favorite. He's followed by McIlroy (13-2), DeChambeau (11-1), Schauffele (14-1) and Ludvig Aberg (14-1) on the PGA odds board. Tiger Woods, a 15-time major champion, is one of the 2024 Open Championship longshots at 100-1. Before locking in your 2024 Open Championship picks, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

Our proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June 2020. In fact, the model is up nearly $9,500 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

This same model has also nailed a whopping 13 majors entering the weekend, including the 2024 Masters, its third Masters in a row, and this year's PGA Championship and U.S. Open. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns. 

Now with the Open Championship 2024 field locked in, SportsLine simulated the tournament 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

Top 2024 Open Championship predictions 

One major surprise the model is calling for at the 2024 Open Championship: McIlroy (13-2), the 2014 Open Championship winner and one of the top favorites, stumbles and doesn't even crack the top five. McIlroy's 10-year major championship drought is well documented, which made his mishaps down the stretch of the U.S. Open even more painful. He missed multiple putts within four feet in the final three holes, leading to a brutal runner-up finish. 

It is going to be difficult for McIlroy to overcome those lingering emotions in the final major of the year, especially since the Open Championship brings its own unique pressure for the Northern Irishman. He has finished outside the top 40 in two of his last four appearances at this tournament, and he did not crack the top 10 at the Masters or PGA Championship earlier this season. McIlroy ranks outside the top 50 on the PGA Tour in GIR percentage, which is another reason why the model is fading him in this year's final major. See who else to fade here.

Another surprise: Tommy Fleetwood, a 21-1 longshot, makes a strong run at the title. He has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he's a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.

Fleetwood certainly has the game to finish near the top of the leaderboard at Royal Troon. The 33-year-old Englishman has fared well in major championships in 2024. He finished T-3 at the Masters in April and secured a 16th-place showing at the U.S. Open in June despite shooting a 75 in the second round. Fleetwood has racked up eight international victories in his career and he enters the Open Championship ranked third in driving accuracy (76.38%), ninth in scrambling (66.46%) and 16th in total driving (102). He ranks 114th in putting average (1.768), but if he's putting well at Royal Troon, he'll have a great shot at winning his first major championship. See who else to back here

How to make 2024 Open Championship picks

The model is also targeting two other golfers with odds of 20-1 or longer to make a strong run at the title. Anyone who backs these longshots could hit it big. You can only see the model's picks here.

Who will win the 2024 Open Championship, and which longshots will stun the golfing world? Check out the Open Championship 2024 odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected Open Championship leaderboard, all from the model that's nailed 13 golf majors, including the last three Masters and all three majors this year.

2024 Open Championship odds, field

Get full 2024 Open Championship picks, best bets and predictions here.

Scottie Scheffler 5-1
Rory McIlroy 13-2
Bryson DeChambeau 11-1
Xander Schauffele 14-1
Ludvig Aberg 14-1
Viktor Hovland 16-1
Collin Morikawa 16-1
Tommy Fleetwood 21-1
Jon Rahm 24-1
Shane Lowry 29-1
Brooks Koepka 30-1
Patrick Cantlay 31-1
Cameron Smith 31-1
Joaquin Niemann 33-1
Matt Fitzpatrick 34-1
Tony Finau 34-1
Max Homa 38-1
Tom Kim 40-1
Tyrrell Hatton 40-1
Justin Thomas 41-1
Will Zalatoris 41-1
Hideki Matsuyama 42-1
Robert Macintyre 45-1
Jordan Spieth 47-1
Cameron Young 50-1
Jason Day 50-1
Brian Harman 50-1
Dustin Johnson 50-1
Wyndham Clark 50-1
Min Woo Lee 55-1
Sam Burns 65-1
Louis Oosthuizen 65-1
Sahith Theegala 65-1
Patrick Reed 65-1
Sung-Jae Im 65-1
Corey Conners 65-1
Si Woo Kim 80-1
Adam Scott 80-1
Rickie Fowler 80-1
Justin Rose 100-1
Thomas Detry 100-1
Adrian Meronk 100-1
Tiger Woods 100-1
Padraig Harrington 110-1
Ryan Fox 110-1
Seamus Power 120-1
Kurt Kitayama 120-1
Russell Henley 120-1
Jordan Smith 120-1
Talor Gooch 120-1
Sergio Garcia 120-1
Matthew Jordan 120-1
Tom Hoge 140-1
Billy Horschel 140-1
Alex Noren 140-1
Phil Mickelson 150-1
Gary Woodland 150-1
Mito Pereira 160-1
J.T. Poston 170-1
Keegan Bradley 170-1
Thomas Pieters 170-1
Abraham Ancer 170-1
Matt Wallace 170-1
Sam Bennett 210-1
Keith Mitchell 210-1
Harris English 210-1
Danny Willett 210-1
Alex Fitzpatrick 210-1
Chris Kirk 210-1
Taylor Moore 280-1
Stewart Kink 300-1
Charl Schwartzel 300-1