Sportsbooks Favor Lydia Ko In Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open Betting Markets

Written By Alec Cunningham on August 10, 2021

The LPGA Tour heads to Scotland this week for the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open at Dumbarnie Links beginning Thursday, Aug. 12. Regulated US sportsbooks posting Scottish Open odds predict New Zealand native Lydia Ko will walk away with the title this week.

Coverage of Round 1 starts at 10 a.m. ET on the Golf Channel and NBC Sports, with broadcasts continuing between those two networks for the rest of the weekend. Ko recently put her skills on display for the world and aims to do the same thing again this week.

Scottish Open winner odds and predictions

Previously known as the Ladies Scottish Open, the tournament takes on a new sponsorship deal this year with Thai-based technology brand Trust Golf. This four-day event takes place on Scotland’s newest course, designed by celebrated course creator Clive Clark, which opened only in May of 2020.

Out of this field of 144 female golfers, 24 of them rank in the top 50 according to the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking.

DraftKings situates No. 9 Rolex-ranked Lydia Ko at the top with +1200 odds of a win. She won the LOTTE Championship back in April and placed in the top 10 six other times this year. Ko also won bronze in the Tokyo Olympics last week.

DraftKings and FanDuel are the only two major sportsbooks to offer wagering on this event right now. FanDuel currently only allows for wagering on the tournament winner. DraftKings is more diverse, offering odds on a victory, top 5, and top 10 finish for players as well as End of Round Leader and Matchups betting.

Currently ranked 56th on the Rolex Ranking, Atthaya Thitikul, is predicted to give Ko a run for her money for the top spot. This 18-year-old came in second at the Honda LPGA Thailand in May. She then placed fifth during the Evian Championship and fourth at the ISPS Handa World Invitational – both in July. Odds of her logging another top 5 finish here are +320.

Top 5 and top 10 contenders

Patty Tavatanakit is currently positioned in 13th place on the World Rolex Ranking and second in the LPGA Race to CME Globe. The 21-year-old Thai golfer is coming off the best season of her career. She logged her first victory this year as well as six other top 10 finishes. DraftKings gives her the fifth-best odds of winning at +1800  and +150 odds of placing in the top 10.

Pajaree Anannarukarn is coming off a fresh victory at the ISPS Handa World Invitational at the end of July – the first LPGA Tour win of her career. She holds +5000 odds of another victory in this event.

As one of the most accomplished Thai female golfers, Ariya Jutanugarn has 12 LPGA Tour titles under her belt, including a title from the 2021 Honda LPGA Thailand in May. Jutanugarn won the Scottish Open back in 2018 and finished 5th in 2019. She’ll be facing an entirely new course this year, though. DraftKings gives her the seventh-best odds of winning this week, positioning her at +2000.

Her older sister, Moriya Jutanugarn, will also be competing in the Scottish Open, though she is given ninth-best odds at +2200. Moriya finished as the runner-up in 2019, and the two won the Dow Great Lakes Bay team event earlier this year. Odds of her finishing in the top 5 are +450.

Defending Women’s Scottish Open champion Stacy Lewis currently ranks 54th in the Rolex Rankings. She has placed in the top 10 during 3 of 13 events this season, holding +300 odds of finishing in the top 10 this year and +4000 odds of an outright win.

Odds for this field of female golfers is as follows at DraftKings:

PlayerWinnerTop 5Top 10
Lydia Ko+1200+225+110
Atthaya Thitikul+1600+320+140
Yuka Saso+1800+350+150
In Gee Chun+1800+350+150
Patty Tavatanakit+1800+350+150
Minjee Lee+1800+350+150
Ariya Jutanugarn+2000+400+175
Hannah Green+2000+400+175
Moriya Jutanugarn+2200+450+200
Jeongeun Lee6+2200+450+200
Georgia Hall+2500+500+225
Amy Yang+2500+500+225
Leona Maguire+2500+500+225
Charley Hull+2800+550+250
Yealimi Noh+3000+550+275

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