After hosting the Genesis Scottish Open and then the Open Championship, a busy month of golf in Scotland continues with the DP World Tour’s 2022 Hero Open this week, taking place in the town of St. Andrews but not at the historic Old Course.
This event was created in 2020 as part of the then-European Tour’s revised schedule due to COVID-19 restrictions, but it has remained on the schedule since then. This is the third edition of the event. Sam Horsfield won the inaugural edition, and the defending champion is Scotland native Grant Forrest.
This is the second year the event will take place at Fairmont St. Andrews, where Forrest won last year with a 24-under 264. The course is part of a resort that’s a few miles away from the historic Old Course and was part of the Open Qualifying Series this year. The traditional links-style course is a par 72 with a yardage of 7,230.
Is a heavy favorite for this event. A missed cut at the Open Championship was a rare bump in the road in what has a been a great season for Fox, seeing him go from outside the top 200 of the Official World Golf Rankings to inside the top 50.
Fox won the Raz al Khaimah Classic in February and has a run of seven-straight top-10 finishes in standalone DP World Tour events. He, however, struggled at the three majors he played in and was 47th at the Genesis Scottish Open, a joint event between his home tour and the PGA Tour. Prior to the Scottish Open, he was runner-up at the Horizon Irish Open and third at the BMW International Open in Germany.
Is only behind Fox on the odds board. The Scot won the Cazoo Classic last week in England and was 28th here with a -12 last year. The victory last week was his first in seven years, but he has a total of four top-15 finishes since May, including the win and a third place at the British Masters where he was leading after 71 holes but carded a double bogey on 18.
Has had success on the links, winning the Scottish Open in 2020. Defending champion Grant Forrest (+2500) was third at the Cazoo Classic on a links course, so he, like Ramsay, comes into this event with good momentum.
Was the favorite here last year but got a tough draw with a Thursday afternoon tee time when the weather was rough. He shot a +1 in that opening round but was under par in two of the other three rounds to post a 48th-place finish. He also rebounded from an opening-round 73 last week to end up tied for eighth at the Cazoo Classic.
Fox has low odds and struggled in his last two turns on links courses, so we’re going to instead back Ramsay , Otaegui, and Forrest has great value for a repeat bid.
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