The Italian Open golf tournament is an annual event usually played in Rome. It draws in thousands of viewers and is preceded by other significant events, including the Barcelona Open and the Madrid Masters. Read on to find out the latest Italian Open betting tips, odds, picks, and predictions.

The Italian Open is a typical stroke play event, meaning that it begins on a Thursday and culminates in a Sunday finish. After play concludes on day two, a cut is introduced to chop the field down in size, leaving the remaining players to progress on to two more rounds. The latter are then played over the weekend, with struggling players removed from that year’s captain. By the end of 72 holes of play, the golfer with the lowest below-par score will be crowned the tournament champion.

It is, however, possible for players to come home on tied scores, in which case a playoff will take place – usually over three holes – in order to find a winner.

The event has a prize pool of €3 million that is split between the top performers.

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The tournament itself will begin on Thursday September 15th coming to a finish on Sunday September 18th 2022. This year, it will take place at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, which hosts a a par 72 golf course in Guidonia, located around 10 miles from the city centre of Rome.

Golf Italian Open Outright Winner Odds 2022

PlayerOddsBookmaker
Rory McIlroy47/20Unibet
Matt Fitzpatrick8/1Unibet
Viktor Hovland12/1Betway
Adri Arnaus25/1bet365
Nicolai Hojgaard28/1William Hill
Tyrrell Hatton35/1William Hill
Gavin Green35/110bet
Richard Mansell45/110bet

As one can see above, Rory McIlroy is the absolute favourite to take the trophy home! With other players being a step (or more) behind McIlroy, we don't suggest putting anyone else's name on your betting slip.

  • It is one of the climatic events on the DP World Tour.
  • Europe′s top golfers will be there.
  • There are Race To Dubai points on offer.
  • The tourney holds a €3 million prize pool.
  • This course will host the Ryder Cup in 2023.

Golf betting is not as well known as other sports betting options such as football or horse racing; however, there is no question about its surge in popularity in recent years. The sport offers many betting options that, if you're lucky, will allow you to enjoy some handsome winnings throughout the year. This undoubtedly makes the Italian Open all the more entertaining for punters.

Here are a few popular bets that you should consider – not only for the Italian Open, but also for other golf tournaments.

Futures Betting

When you bet on futures, you are betting on a golfer to win a tournament. Generally, this offers excellent payouts. A typical futures line will have the name of the golfer followed by the odds.

Matchup Betting

Matchup betting is when you place a stake on a player to score lower than another player. Usually, this will be one golfer against another, or a trio of players – a standard golf matchup betting line. The line starts from the left containing the golfer's name, followed by the spread line with a hyphen for the totals, and last of all, the moneyline. The spread includes the number at which the line will be set, followed by odds, while the moneyline contains only the betting odds.

Moneyline Bets

Moneyline betting is straightforward, as you are merely betting on a golfer to score lower than his chosen counterpart. It is vital to understand the payout structure here.

Betting Spread

Golf betting spread is when you aren't betting on a player to win or lose; however, you are covering the spread, which is set at 1/2.

The Italian Open is a national open golf championship for men. Although it has been a European Tour Rolex event since 2017, it has been around long before that. Founded in 1925, it has formed part of the European Tour schedule since the tour's inception in 1972.

The first edition of the Italian Open was held at The Golf Club Alpino di Stresa, in 1925. Since then, the event has visited various golf courses throughout Italy. The Circolo Golf Villa d’Este has hosted the tournament a record 12 times, albeit most recently in 1972, on the Montorfano course.

Other venues have included the Golf Club Milano, the Golf Club Monticello, and the Golf Club Castello Tolcinasco, among others. Several notable golfers have won the Italian Open over the years, including Bernhard Langer, Sam Torrance, and Italian Francesco Molinari.

Recent Italian Open Winners

YearWinner
2021Nicolai Højgaard
2020 Ross McGowan
2019Bernd Wiesberger
2018Thorbjorn Olesen
2017Tyrrell Hatton
2016Francesco Molinari
2015Rikard Karlberg
2014Hennie Otto
2013Julien Quesne
2012Gonzalez Fernandez-Castano
2011Robert Rock

Key Stats and Facts

  • Total Italian Open prize money for 2022 is €3 million.
  • Percy Alliss set the Italian Open aggregate record of 262 in 1935
  • This has since been equalled in successive seasons by Francesco Molinari and Thorbjørn Olesen in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
  • Hennie Otto was one stroke away from breaking the aggregate record in 2008.
  • Auguste Boyer and Flory Van Donck managed 4 wins each.
  • 8th – 11th September 2022 – BMW PGA Championship: This is a European Tour event formerly held in May, but now takes place in September at the Wentworth Club in Surrey, England.
  • 29th September – 2nd October 2022 – Alfred Dunhill Links: A unique pro-am European Tour tourney that is part team, part individual, and takes place each September.
  • 6th – 9th April 2023 – US Masters: The first of golf′s majors to take place each year, at the famous Augusta Club in Georgia, USA.
  • 18th – 21st May 2023 – US PGA Championship: Golf′s second major of the season which has no fixed venue.
  • 15th – 18th June 2023 – US Open: The third out of four golfing majors to take place, and the final one to be held in the USA.
  • 20th – 23rd July 2023 – The Open Championship: The oldest major of them all and the last one of the season, held annually within the UK.
  • 29th September – 1st October 2023 – The Ryder Cup: Biannual team event contested between Europe and the USA, who take it in turn to host.

Betfred and Unibet are some of the best betting sites for the Italian Open.

Like all European Tour events, you can watch it on Sky Sports.

This year’s tourney will be held at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club.

The latest renewal of the Italian Open will take place on September 15th, finishing on September 18th 2022.

There are several popular bets for golf. The most common are futures and matchup betting, along with moneyline and spreads.

Nicolai Højgaard won the tournament in 2021.

Auguste Boyer and Flory Van Donck have won the tournament four times each.

The Italian Open usually sees top players in attendance, challenging each other for the lion’s share of the hefty prize pool. Eagerly awaited by punters and golf fans alike, the tournament prompts the best bookmakers out there to offer attractive odds and a variety of betting markets. Be sure to make a note in your calendar!

WRITTEN BY David Camilleri
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