Rory McIlroy is nearly a decade removed from his last Open Championship victory, but his form suggests he could snap a nine-year drought at the 2023 Open Championship starting on Thursday. McIlroy has posted runner-up and top-seven finishes in the last two majors and won last week's Scottish Open. He is the 21-4 favorite in the 2023 Open Championship odds at Caesars Sportsbook. However, he will have to get past other 2023 Open Championship contenders like Scottie Scheffler (15-2), Jon Rahm (12-1) and Rickie Fowler (12-1). Scheffler is seeking his second major championship and has not finished outside the top 12 on the PGA Tour since October, but should you back him with your 2023 Open Championship bets at Royal Liverpool Golf Club?

Before locking in any 2023 Open Championship picks or enter any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the 2023 Open Championship 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 of 2020. In fact, the model is up almost $10,000 on its best bets since that point, nailing tournament after tournament.

McClure's model predicted Jon Rahm would finish on top of the leaderboard at the 2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions and The American Express. And at the 2023 Masters, the model was all over Rahm's second career major victory heading into the weekend. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the third round, but the model still projected him as the winner. It was the second straight Masters win for the model, which also nailed Scottie Scheffler winning in 2022.

In addition, the model included Nick Taylor in its best bets to win the 2023 RBC Canadian Open. That bet hit at +7000, and for the entire tournament, McClure's best bets returned nearly $1,900. McClure's best bets also included Jason Day (17-1) winning outright at the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson, even though he hadn't won a PGA Tour event since 2018.

This same model has also nailed a whopping nine majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now that the 2023 Open Championship field is taking shape, SportsLine simulated the tournament 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected 2023 Open Championship leaderboard.

Top 2023 Open Championship predictions 

One major surprise the model is calling for at the Open Championship 2023: Jordan Spieth, a three-time major champion and one of the top favorites, stumbles at Royal Liverpool and doesn't even crack the top 10. Spieth hasn't won a tournament since April of 2022, and while he has been close to winning a handful of times this season, he has frequently missed cuts when he hasn't been in contention. Since he finished fourth at the Masters, he has two top-five finishes and three missed cuts. He was 29th at the PGA Championship.

Open Championships are notoriously unforgiving for golfers who put themselves in unfavorable situations, which Spieth does all too often. Only twice this season has Spieth hit ahead of the average driving accuracy of the field. He has particularly struggled with pulling the ball, as he ranks 154th in left rough tendency (16.14%) and doesn't look positioned to recover this week if he continues to miss fairways. See which golfers to fade here.

Another surprise: Tyrell Hatton, a 25-1 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. Hatton has quietly been one of the hottest golfers on the PGA Tour, posting seven consecutive top-30 finishes, four of those being top-10s.

He finished sixth at the Scottish Open last week, shooting 9-under-par. The 31-year-old ranks third on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained and fourth in total putting, setting him up for success at Royal Liverpool. Hatton already has a pair of top-six finishes in the Open Championship during his career, giving him confidence heading into Thursday's opening round. See who else to pick here

How to make 2023 Open Championship picks

The model is also targeting three other golfers with Open Championship odds 2023 of 25-1 or longer who will make surprising runs. Anyone who backs these longshots could hit it big. You can only see the model's 2023 Open Championship picks here

So, who will win the Open Championship 2023, and which longshots will stun the golfing world? Check out the 2023 Open Championship odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2023 Open Championship leaderboard, all from the model that's nailed nine golf majors, including this year's Masters.

2023 Open Championship odds, field

See full the Open Championship 2023 picks, best bets, and predictions here.

Rory McIlroy +525
Scottie Scheffler +750
Jon Rahm +1200
Rickie Fowler +1200
Tommy Fleetwood +1500
Viktor Hovland +1500
Cameron Smith +1500
Brooks Koepka +1800
Xander Schauffele +2500
Tyrrell Hatton +2500
Collin Morikawa +2800
Shane Lowry +3000
Dustin Johnson +3000
Jordan Spieth +3000
Patrick Cantlay +3000
Matt Fitzpatrick +3500
Tom Kim +4000
Justin Rose +4500
Cameron Young +4500
Tony Finau +5000
Adam Scott +5000
Bryson DeChambeau +5000
Max Homa +5000
Wyndham Clark +5000
Justin Thomas +5500
Min Woo Lee +5500
Hideki Matsuyama +6500
Jason Day +6500
Robert ManIntyre +6600
Taylor Gooch +7000
Sam Burns +7000
Sungjae Im +8000
Patrick Reed +8500
Denny McCarthy +8500
Keegan Bradley +8500
Corey Conners +8500
Ryan Fox +9000
Louis Oosthuizen +9000
Padraig Harrington +10000
Sepp Straka +10000
Branden Grace +10000
Russell Henley +10000
Sahith Theegala +125000
Joaquin Niemann +12500
Phil Mickelson +12500
Victor Perez +15000
Paul Casey +15000
Antoine Rozner +1500
Harris English +1500
Si-woo Kim +1500
Rasmus Højgaard +15000
Thomas Detry +15000
Yannik Paul +15000
Taylor Moore +15000
Brian Harman +17500
Adrian Meronk +17500
Adam Schenk +17500
Lucas Herbert +17500
Nicolai Hojgaard +17500
Jordan Smith +20000
Christian Bezuidenhout +20000
Richie Ramsay +20000
Sergio Garcia +20000
Marc Leishman +20000
Davis Riley +20000
Thobjorn Olesen +20000
Thomas Pieters +20000
Kurt Kitayama +20000
Gary Woodland +20000
Brendon Todd +20000
Byeong Hun An +20000
Alex Noren +20000
Aaron Wise +20000
Abraham Ancer +22500
Keith Mitchell +22500
Adrian Otaegui +25000
Lee Westwood +25000
Ewen Ferguson +25000
Danny Willett +25000
Seamus Power +25000
Tom Hoge +25000
KH Lee +25000
Richard Bland +25000
Harold Varner +25000
Rikuya Hoshino +30000
JJ Spaun +30000
Guido Migliozzi +30000
Connor Syme +30000
Takumi Kanaya +30000
Billy Horschel +30000
J.T. Poston +30000
Francesco Molinari +30000
Jazz Janewattanond +30000
Charl Schwartzel +30000
Hurly Long +30000
Christen Lawrence +30000
Cameron Tringale +30000
Pablo Larrazabal +30000
Emiliano Grillo +30000
Callum Shrinkwin +30000
Mackenzie Hughes +30000
Matthew Southgate +30000
Matt Wallace +35000
Henrik Stenson +35000
David Lingmerth +35000
Ari Arnaus +35000
Luke List +35000
Matthew Jordan +35000
Dan Bradbury +35000
Laurie Canter +35000
Andrew Putnam +40000
Sami Valimaki +40000
Zach Johnson +40000
Lee Hodges +40000
Shubhankar Sharma +50000
Scott Stallings +50000
Paul Lawrie +50000
Michael Kim +50000
Stewart Cink +50000
Ben Griffin +50000
Trey Mullinax +50000
Nacho Elvira +50000
Todd Hamilton +50000
David Micheluzzi +50000
Kalle Samooja +50000
Alejandro Canizares +50000
Ernie Els +50000
Kazuki Higa +50000
Ockie Strydom +50000
Marc Warren +75000
Ben Curtis +75000
Oliver Farr +75000
Alex Fitzpatrick +75000
Bio Kim +75000
Darren Clarke +100000
Justin Leonard +100000
John Daly +150000
David Duval +150000