PGA Tour 2022 BMW Championship Betting Favorites, Odds to Win, and Analysis

PGA Tour 2022 BMW Championship Betting Favorites, Odds to Win, and Analysis

The penultimate event of the PGA Tour season takes place this week with the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware. The BMW Championship is the final tournament before the TOUR Championship takes place next week in Atlanta, Georgia. This week’s event is the first time the PGA Tour has made a stop in the state of Delaware. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming 2022 BMW Championship so you can bet against the PGA Tour Odds.

Golf Betting Preview for the 2022 PGA Tour BMW Championship Tournament

Tournament play begins on Thursday, August 18th with the top 70 eligible players in the FedEx Cup Standings earning a spot in the field. The four-day individual stroke play event will feature no cut after the first two rounds. Sunday, August 21st wraps up play with the top 30 players moving on to next week’s playoff finale.

Defending FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay looks to defend his BMW Championship title. The 30-year-old defeated Bryson DeChambeau in a playoff last year after finishing the tournament with a record 27-under par. 

This year the prize pool is $15 million with the winner earning $2.7 million of that total. Additionally, the winner earns 2,000 FedEx Cup points.

The Field

With Cameron Smith and Tommy Fleetwood not teeing it up this week, the field will be at 68 players when the first wave of tee times begin on Thursday. Nine of the top 10 players in the official world golf rankings will be in action.

World no. 1 and current FedEx Cup leader Scottie Scheffler tries for his fifth victory of the season. Scheffler missed just his fourth cut in 23 events this season.

Two-time FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy also aims to bounce back after a missed cut in Memphis. The 21-time PGA Tour winner currently sits in ninth in the FedEx Cup standings.

Patrick Cantlay hopes to become the first back-to-back winner of the BMW Championship. Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods are the only pros to win this tournament multiple times. A victory for Cantlay would vault him up the standings from his sixth position.

Wilmington Country Club (South Course)

The Robert Trent Jones Sr. design welcomes the PGA Tour for the first time. The course opened in 1959 and has undergone various alterations and renovations since. A par-71, the course is a lengthy one at over 7,500 yards from the back tees.

A pair of par 5s, the 12th and 14th holes, stretch over 600 yards and the par 3 15th gives no relief at approximately 230 yards. The greens are large, so proximity to the hole on approaches will be important. Miss the fairway and you will be penalized with thick fescue in both the primary and secondary rough.

With a new course on the docket there is no historical data to turn to, so elite iron play and strong putting usually rises to the top.

Betting Favorites

The first page of the odds board is packed with the world’s best golfers and expect the cream to rise to the top in Wilmington. The oddsmakers favor Rory McIlroy as the pre-tournament favorite with a host of names including last week’s winner Will Zalatoris, defending champion Cantlay, and Justin Thomas sitting just behind McIlroy.

 
 

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