2022 Presidents Cup prop bet picks and predictions

Analyzing the odds for the 2022 Presidents Cup with picks and predictions for the top prop bets.

After kicking off the new season last week at the Fortinet Championship, the PGA Tour will take a 1-week break from individual competition in favor of the 2022 Presidents Cup. The team event pits the Americans against the International team for 4 days of golf, with Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., hosting this year’s tournament.

Below, we search for the best value prop bets among the 2022 Presidents Cup odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions.

Many of the top players in the world will be part of the fun at Quail Hollow, including World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Sungjae Im and Hideki Matsuyama. because the International team is limited to countries outside of Europe, Rory McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrick and Jon Rahm are not eligible to play.

Players who have joined LIV Golf are also ineligible, which includes Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Cameron Smith and Joaquin Niemann. Those defections have hurt the International team more than the Americans, leading to Team USA being a big favorite to win the Cup for the 9th straight time. It was last played in 2019 and pushed back from 2021 because of COVID.

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Presidents Cup – Winner

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Team USA: -847
Tie: +1300
International: +600

There admittedly isn’t a lot of value in betting on any of these lines. For starters, the Americans are heavily, heavily favored to beat the International team. It’s easy to see why, too. Of the top 10 players in the world, 5 of them are on the American team. Team USA is also playing on home soil.

They have the benefit of a loaded roster and the friendly confines of Charlotte, N.C., working in their favor. Even if you’re 98% confident the Americans will win, it’s really not worth betting on them to win at -847. That means an $84.70 bet would net a profit of just $10. Is it really worth the risk?

On the other side, the International team simply lacks top-end talent after several players left to join LIV Golf. They don’t have a single player in the top 10 in the world, with Matsuyama (17th) being their highest-ranked player. Comparatively, 10 American players rank higher than Matsuyama.

Historically, the U.S. has owned this event, going 11-1-1 in its 14 editions.  This doesn’t seem like the year the Americans will give up the cup, either. I would PASS on all of these lines.

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Presidents Cup – Top USA points scorer

Justin Thomas (+700)

Thomas will presumably be paired with Spieth often this week, a tandem that has a lot of experience and history together, being friends since they were junior golfers. Thomas has played in 2 previous Presidents Cups and went 6-2-2 in his 10 matches, though he still has yet to win a singles match (0-2).

He’ll play most matches and should win more than half of them, so long as his partner steps up, too. The biggest hurdle in his way is Scheffler (+600) as far as being the top points scorer.

Jordan Spieth (+1000)

Spieth comes into this week after tying for 13th at the Tour Championship in August. What’s working in his favor is likely being paired with Thomas a bunch.

The biggest concern with Spieth is that he’s 0-3 in singles matches in his 3  Presidents Cup appearances, so he has not fared well in that format. Still, his 8-5-1 overall record is reason for confidence.

Xander Schauffele (+650)

Schauffele is one of the hottest players in the world, winning 2 of his last 6 starts and also notching top-4 finishes at the BMW Championship and Tour Championship to close out last season.

He’s 3-2-0 in Presidents Cup matches in his career, but he’s probably playing the best golf of his career. Likely paired with Patrick Cantlay, Schauffele should be in position to earn a lot of points.

Presidents Cup – Top International points scorer

Joohyung Kim (+750)

It’s tough to predict who will be the top points earner on the International side because there isn’t a clear-cut favorite on the team. So I’ll go outside the box and take Kim, whose stock has been strapped to a rocket ship over the last few months.

As a Presidents Cup rookie he could take a little time to get over the anxiety of playing in an event like this. But he should play well at Quail Hollow.

Cameron Davis (+1000)

Davis tied for 26th at the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship, which was played at Quail Hollow. Not that it means he’s going to dominate in this team-based event, but he has played well here in the past.

More of a long shot to lead the International squad in points, he’s worth a small wager.

Hideki Matsuyama (+600)

He’s the second favorite behind Sungjae Im (+550), but Matsyama has more experience than Im in this event. He’s 2-1-1 in singles matches and 6-7-4 overall, which is a decent record considering the International team hasn’t won the Cup or earned more than 15 1/2 points since 2003.

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2022 Fortinet Championship prop bet picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the odds for the 2022 Fortinet Championship with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the top prop bets.

The PGA Tour begins the 2022-23 season in Napa, Calif., at the 2022 Fortinet Championship. Silverado Resort and Spa will host this event for the 7th time, with players teeing it up on the North Course.

Below, we search for the best value prop bets among the 2022 Fortinet Championship odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions.

Last year’s champion, Max Homa, will be teeing it up again this week in an attempt to defend his title. Hideki Matsuyama and Sahith Theegala are also in the field, with Theegala seeking his 1st career PGA Tour title.

Silverado is a shorter course for a par 72, playing at 7,123 yards, which gives players who aren’t very long off the tee a fighting chance to contend. These greens require accurate reads, however, because there’s a lot of slope on them.

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Fortinet Championship – Top-5 picks

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Sahith Theegala (+700)

Theegala is due for a win. He’s come close before, including at this very tournament, tying for 14th in 2020. This could be the perfect time for him to capture that elusive victory, using his ball-striking to attack pins, even if he doesn’t always find the fairway.

Max Homa (+350)

Homa won the Fortinet Championship last year, which kicked off a terrific 2021-22 season for him. There’s no real weakness in his game, which is what makes him a good fit for this course. I like his chances to notch another top 5 in a weaker field.

Trey Mullinax (+1200)

Mullinax bombs it off the tee and while he can be sporadic with his accuracy, it won’t hurt him as much this week. He finished last season strong with 4 top-25 finishes in his last 5 starts, and in a field absent of the biggest names, he could be in contention on Sunday.

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Fortinet Championship – Top-10 picks

Maverick McNealy (+300)

McNealy finished alone in 2nd here last year and has made the cut in 4 of 5 tries in the Fortinet Championship. He finished in the top 35 in his last 2 starts and while he does struggle around the greens, he should have shorter irons for the approach shots, helping him find the putting surface more often.

Chez Reavie (+700)

Reavie won the Barracuda Championship in July and while he didn’t crack the top 40 in any of his last 4 starts after that, he also didn’t miss a cut. His record in this event is excellent, with 11 cuts made in 12 starts, including 7 straight top-35 finishes with 1 top-10 and 3 top-20s.

Patrick Rodgers (+900)

Rodgers tied for 6th last year and has made the cut in each of his last 5 appearances at this event. I’ll take his experience at this tournament as a reason to bet him this week.

Fortinet Championship – Top-20 picks

Cameron Davis (+190)

Like Mullinax, Davis kills the ball off the tee. That will allow him to take more aggressive angles this week and while he’ll need to manage his approaches out of the rough, he should have wedges and short irons into many greens.

C.T. Pan (+425)

Pan tied with Rodgers for 6th place here last year. He finished the 2021-22 season poorly with 2 missed cuts and a W/D, but he also had 6 top-25s in 24 starts.

Fortinet Championship – Matchups

Suggested play is golfer in bold.

Emiliano Grillo (+105) vs. Tom Hoge (-120)

Grillo finished last season strong with a pair of T-2 finishes and another air of top-35s. Hoge ended the year strong with a top-10 at the Tour Championship, but he also had a stretch with 6 straight missed cuts.

Max Homa (-110) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (-110)

Matsuyama withdrew from the 3M Open, but bounced back with T-35 and T-11 finishes in his last 2 starts. However, Homa has a better track record here and is the more consistent player.

Cameron Davis (+105) vs. Taylor Pendrith (-120)

For all the same reasons listed above, I like Davis in this matchup at plus-money. He’s bound to win at some point and I think this could be the week he gets it done.

Fortinet Championship – Top American

Sahith Theegala (+2000)

Theegala is a good value at this number, even in a field that’s American-heavy. I think this could be the week he finally breaks through with a win.

Fortinet Championship – First-round leader

Cameron Davis (+4000)

Again, going back to Davis here. He was 40th in 1st-round scoring average and has the power to go low on Thursday.

Jason Day (+6000)

Day surprisingly ranked 15th in 1st-round scoring average. He’s gone low in the opening round before fading down the stretch, like when he fired a 63 at the Wells Fargo in the 1st round.

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2022 Fortinet Championship odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2022 Fortinet Championship, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

The new PGA Tour season gets underway this week at the 2022 Fortinet Championship, which is being played at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif. Below, we look at the 2022 Fortinet Championship odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions.

Although many of the top players in the world won’t be teeing it up this week, there are still some big names in the field – including last year’s champion, Max Homa. Also in the group of contenders in this event are  Hideki Matsuyama, Cameron Davis and Sahith Theegala.

The North Course at Silverado Resort and Spa is a par 72 and plays to 7,123 yards. This is the 7th time the course has hosted the Fortinet Championship, and it features some difficult green complexes – a necessity for a course this short. There are 4 fairly easy par-5s, but the par-3s are incredibly long and challenging.

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Fortinet Championship – Expert pick(s)

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Max Homa (+1300)

Homa hadn’t had much success at this event before winning it last year, but he looked very comfortable here in 2021. He’s been in great form recently, too, tying for 5th at the Tour Championship last month to cap off a fantastic season.

He’s a great ball-striker and while he isn’t the longest off the tee, his approach shots will have him in contention again this week.

Cameron Davis (+3000)

Davis is a bomber off the tee, so he should have plenty of wedges into these greens. The rough won’t punish him too badly when he does miss the fairway, either. He tied for 36th in 2020 and 17th in 2018, so he has played well in this event before.

I’ll take his length and iron play at a course like this.

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Fortinet Championship picks – Contender

Trey Mullinax (+6000)

Mullinax is one of the longest drivers on tour, ranking 9th in that category. He can be wild off the tee, but that length will be an advantage this week. He comes into the event with 4 top-25 finishes in his last 5 starts, including a win at the Barbasol Championship and a T-12 in his last start at the BMW Championship.

He’s missed the cut here 3 straight times, but he did tie for 22nd in 2016.

Fortinet Championship picks – Long shots

Brendon Todd (+10000)

Todd has 3 top-30 finishes in this event, including a T-22 last year. His lack of length won’t be much of an issue this week, being a shorter course, and he’s incredibly accurate (7th in fairways hit), so he should get plenty of irons from the fairway into these greens.

Patrick Rodgers (+9000)

Rodgers has played this event every year since 2014 and has made the cut in each of the last 5 years with 2 top-25 finishes. He tied for 6th at 13-under par last year and though he didn’t finish the 2021-22 season on the best note with a missed cut at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, it was an overall decent year for him.

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2022 Tour Championship final-round odds, golfers to watch

Analyzing Sunday’s golf odds entering the final round to win the 2022 Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Expect the 2022 Tour Championship to have a thrilling race to the finish for the FedEx Cup title and the $18 million prize. With 10 players still to finish their 3rd round because of storms, 7 players are within 5 strokes of the lead. Below, we look at the 2022 Tour Championship entering Sunday’s final round of the tournament being played in Atlanta. Check back again next season for our PGA Tour picks, predictions and bets.

Scottie Scheffler, who opened as the favorite at +230 to win, is at 19-under-par through 12 holes and has a 1-stroke lead at East Lake Golf Club (7,346 yards, par 70). Scheffler is the No. 4 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

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2022 Tour Championship – Where we stand

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Scottie Scheffler (+110)

It’s been quite a season for the 26-year-old pro. Already a 4-time winner and a lock to be voted PGA Tour player of the year, he opened with rounds of 65-66 but slowed down on Saturday and was at even par for his 3rd round when the horn stopped play for the day.
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2022 Tour Championship – In the hunt

Here are the 7 players to watch as they try to chase down the leader.

Xander Schauffele (+200): Starts in 2nd place at 18-under through 12 holes after rounds of 66-63. The 6th-ranked player in Sagarin’s rankings opened at +700 to win.

Sungae Im (+900): Starts 3rd at 16-under through 14 holes with rounds of 67-65. The 12th-ranked player opened at +3000.

Rory McIlroy (+1200): Starts 4 back at 15-under through 16 with rounds of 67-67. The No. 1 player opened at +1200.

Justin Thomas (+4000): Starts 5 backs at 14-under through 17 (6-under for the day) with rounds of 67-68. The 7th-ranked Thomas opened at +2000.

Sepp Straka (+10000): Is at 14-under through 17 (6-under on the day) with rounds 68-68. The 181st-ranked player opened at +10000.

Jon Rahm (+3000): Is at 14-under through 13 with rounds of 67-63. The 3rd-ranked Rahm opened at +1500.

Patrick Cantlay (+3000): The defending FedEx Cup champ and last week’s BMW Championship winner starts 5 back at 14-under through 13. The No. 2 player opened at +380.

2022 Tour Championship – Props update

Before the tournament started, we mentioned a few prop bets worth considering a play on. Let’s take a look at 2 of them.

Sungae Im (+300 to make top 5): He’s sitting 3rd, with 4 holes left in his 3rd round.

Aaron Wise (+480 to make top 10): The 22nd-ranked Wise is tied for 13th place at 11-under through 17 holes with rounds of 65-67.

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2022 Tour Championship prop bet picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the odds for the 2022 Tour Championship with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the top prop bets.

The best of the best have qualified for the 2022 Tour Championship this week, with the field being limited to the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings. East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta will host the final event of the season once again, which should make for a thrilling finish.

Below, we search for the best value prop bets among the 2022 Tour Championship odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions.

Keeping with the new format of the Tour Championship, every player in the field will be assigned a starting position based on where they sit in the season-long standings. Scottie Scheffler, who’s No. 1 in the FedExCup standings, will begin the week at 10-under par. Second-ranked Patrick Cantlay will start at 8-under.

Before withdrawing with a back injury, Will Zalatoris was slotted in at No. 3 with a starting position of 7-under. His spot will not be filled, nor will the staggered start be changed, so no one will begin the week at 7-under. The 26th-30th-ranked players will start the week 10 shots back at even par.

East Lake (7,346, par 70) doesn’t offer a lot of scoring opportunities for players with only 2 par-5s and several par-4s that are longer than 450 yards. There’s water throughout the course, too, so players will need to be accurate off the tee and sharp with their irons.

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Tour Championship – Top-5 picks

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Rory McIlroy (+135)

McIlroy is essentially starting the week tied for 5th at 4-under par, 6 shots back of Scheffler. That’s why his odds to finish in the top 5 are so short. However, they’re still worth betting because A) he’s played well lately, outside of that missed cut at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, and B) he’s won this event twice and tied for 2nd another time. He’s a great fit at East Lake.

Sungjae Im (+300)

Im has only played the Tour Championship once, finishing T-18 last year. He’s starting the week at 3-under par, so he’ll need to make a climb in order to crack the top 10. He’s more than capable of doing that, posting a pair T-2 finishes in the last month.

Jon Rahm (+185)

Like McIlroy, Rahm is starting at 4-under par, tied for 5th. He’s begun heating up in the playoffs, particularly with his putter — he was 3rd in strokes gained: putting last week at the BMW Championship. He’s in a perfect spot to make a run at the title.

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Tour Championship – Top-10 picks

Adam Scott (+425)

With only 29 players in the field, top-10 lines are juiced. There are 10 players with odds of -110 or better to finish in the top 10, which I’m not going to touch. Instead, I’ll bet that someone like Scott, who’s starting at even par and tied for 25th, will rise up the board and make a push for the top 10. He’s putting very well right now and has 6 top-10s in the Tour Championship during his career.

Aaron Wise (+480)

This is Wise’s first Tour Championship appearance since 2018 when he tied for 15th. His putter cooled off on Sunday at the BMW but he’s been steady in the last month with no finish worse than T-34. At even par, he has a long way to go up the leaderboard but I’ll take that bet.

Cameron Young (+135)

Young’s putter didn’t show up again in Wilmington, leading to a disappointing BMW Championship after shooting 72 in the final 2 rounds to finish T-23. Young has cooled off since his back-to-back 2nd-place finishes, but he seems to thrive in star-studded fields like this one.

Tour Championship – Matchups

Suggested play is golfer in bold.

Cameron Young (+115) vs. Matt Fitzpatrick (-135)

This is the 1st Tour Championship appearance for both players, so there will be no experience advantage. I like Young at plus-money this week against Fitzpatrick, who tied for 48th last week.

Billy Horschel (-110) vs. Brian Harman (-110)

Horschel has won at East Lake before and also has a 2nd-place finish to go with 2 other top-10s – including a T-9 last year. Harman has only played this event once, shooting 3-over and tying for 24th.

Tour Championship – Winner without starting strokes

Xander Schauffele (+1200)

If you want to bet on who will have the lowest score this week without their starting position, Schauffele is a great pick. He’s never finished worse than T-7 and won this event back in 2017. He’s coming off a 3rd-place finish last week, so he’s got some momentum, too.

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Group B winner: Jon Rahm (+162)

In Group B, Rahm is up against Justin Thomas (+280), Fitzpatrick (+380), Young (+500) and Scott Stallings (+750). It’s a tough group, but Rahm and Thomas start with a 1-shot advantage at 4-under par. This week sets up well for Rahm.

Will there be a hole in one? Yes (+425)

There are 4 par-3s on the card, but none of them are bargains yardage-wise. At +425, however, it’s hard not to like the chances of someone to make an ace – even with a limited 29-player field.

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2022 Tour Championship odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2022 Tour Championship, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

The PGA Tour will wrap up its 2021-22 season this week with the 2022 Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga. It’s the final leg of the FedExCup Playoffs with just 30 players vying to win the year-long chase for the title — and the $18 million 1st-place check.

Below, we look at the 2022 Tour Championship odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions.

The field is limited to only the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings, led by Scottie Scheffler at No. 1. Patrick Cantlay and Will Zalatoris, the winners of the first 2 legs of the playoffs, round out the top 3, with Xander Schauffele at 4 and Sam Burns at 5. Aaron Wise is the last player in the field, coming in at No. 30 in the standings.

This event features staggered scoring based on where players stand in the FedExCup standings. Scheffler will begin the week at 10-under par, followed by Cantlay (-8), Zalatoris (-7), Schauffele (-6) and Burns (-5). The next 5 players begin at 4-under, followed by 5 at 3-under and so on until the final 5 players start at even par.

East Lake is hosting the season finale once again, doing so every year since 2005. It’s a challenging course that’s just a par-70, but it’ll play at 7,346 yards. It features bermuda grass greens with likely shorter rough than the players saw at Wilmington CC last week. There are only 2 par-5s on the course, which players will need to take advantage of considering there are several par-4s that play over 450 yards.

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Tour Championship – Expert picks

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Xander Schauffele (+700)

Schauffele is playing some great golf right now and he was in position to win last week at the BMW Championship. He came up just 2 shots shy of his buddy Cantlay, but he still has 3 wins in his last 10 starts – including the 2-man Zurich Classic. When considering betting value and positioning entering this week, Schauffele is a nice mix of both. Plus, he’s never finished worse than T-7 at the Tour Championship, winning in 2017.

Rory McIlroy (+1200)

McIlroy has a terrific track record at East Lake, winning twice and finishing in the top 10 another 4 times since 2012. What makes him an especially intriguing play this week is the aggressiveness he can play with. We saw him struggle at The Open Championship when he was playing with a lead, but now that he’s going to start the week trailing by 6 shots, he can attack pins and put the pedal to the floor.

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Tour Championship picks – Contenders

Sungjae Im (+3000)

Im has been on a tear, tying for 2nd in back-to-back starts at the 3M Open and Wyndham Championship before finishing solo 12th in the first round of the playoffs and T-15 last week. He’s a guy who can go really low when playing from behind and his ball-striking has been impressive all year, but specifically in the last month or so. He doesn’t have the best history here, never finishing better than 11th in 3 tries.

Cameron Smith (+2000)

Smith withdrew from the BMW Championship with hip discomfort, so it remains to be seen if he’ll tee it up this week – especially with LIV rumors looming. But assuming he does play, he’s a perfect play this week. Despite his poor course history, Smith knows how to chase down leaders, just as he did at the Open against McIlroy. His putter is red hot and there’s no reason to think it will cool off in Atlanta.

Tour Championship picks – Long shot

Hideki Matsuyama (+9000)

This isn’t really the week to bet on long shots, given the staggered start. It’s hard to imagine a player like K.H. Lee erasing a 10-shot deficit to Scheffler, especially with 4 other players already having at least a 5-shot lead on him, too. But Matsuyama will start 8 shots back and he could make things interesting with a strong start on Thursday. Of course, he’s +9000 to win, so bet accordingly, but there’s some value here.

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2022 BMW Championship final-round odds, golfers to watch

Analyzing the golf odds entering the final round to win the 2022 BMW Championship in Wilington, Del.

Three rounds are in the book at the 2022 BMW Championship and 12 players are within 5 strokes of the lead in the 2nd of 3 FedEx Cup playoff events.  Below, we look at the 2022 BMW Championship odds entering Sunday’s final round in Wilmington, Del. Check back throughout the season for our PGA Tour picks, predictions and bets.

Patrick Cantlay, who opened at +1500 to win, is at 12-under-par 201 and will take a 1-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round at Wilmington Country Club (7,534 yards, par 71). Cantlay is the No. 2 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

Pre-tournament favorite Rory McIlroy (+1000 before the opening round) is tied for 10th place at 7-under after rounds of 68-68-70. The No. 1 player in Golfweek’s ratings starts 5 strokes back and is now at +4000 to win.

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2022 Wyndham Championship – Final pairing

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Patrick Cantlay (+230)

The 30-year-old pro, who won the BMW Championship last year on his way to winning the FedEx Cup title, shot a 6-under 65 Saturday to go with a pair of 68s in the first 2 rounds. He’ll try for his 8th career title and 2nd win this season. Cantlay holed out from 106 yards in the fairway on the par-5 14th and shot 65 despite twice missing 3-foot par putts.

Xander Schauffele (+380)

The 28-year-old pro, who opened at +2000 to win, shot a 5-under 66 to go with a 67-69 and is 1 stroke back. The No. 7 player in Golfweek’s rankings will try for his 8th career title and 3rd this season. Sunday will be the 6th time in 8 FedEx Cup playoff events Schauffele and Cantlay have played together. They were in the final group at the Travelers Championship (won by Schauffele) and they won the Zurich Classic as partners.

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2022 BMW Championship – In the hunt

Before the final group tees off at 1:45p.m. ET, here are 3 other players to watch as they try to chase down the leader. The top 30 players qualify for next week’s Tour Championship.

Scottie Scheffler (+480): The Masters champ starts tied for 4th place 2 shots back at 10-under after rounds of 68-67-68. Golfweek’s No. 3 player opened at +2000.

Adam Scott (+900): He starts tied for 4th place 2 shots back at 10-under 203 after rounds of 65-69-69. Golfweek’s No. 22 player opened at +6000.

Scott Stallings (+1000): He starts tied for 2nd place 1 shot back at 11-under after rounds of 68-68-66. Golfweek’s No. 103rd-ranked player opened at +10000.

2022 BMW Championship – Props update

Before the tournament started, we mentioned a few prop bets worth considering a play on. Let’s take a look at 2 of them.

Cameron Young (+480 to make top 5): Starts final round tied for 14th at 6-under with rounds of 67-68-72.

Denny McCarthy (+250 to make top 20): Starts final round in 10th place at 7-under with rounds of 68-72-66.

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2022 BMW Championship prop bet picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the odds for the 2022 BMW Championship with PGA Tour picks and predictions for the top prop bets.

The FedExCup playoffs continue this week in Delaware with the 2022 BMW Championship, the 2nd round of the PGA Tour’s postseason. Wilmington Country Club is hosting a tour event for the 1st time, so this is a relatively new course for just about everyone in the field.

Below, we search for the best value prop bets among the 2022 BMW Championship odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions.

It’s a star-studded 70-player field as the game’s top players push to make the Tour Championship’s final 30-man field and attempt to win the FedExCup and its $18 million payout. Will Zalatoris, who won the FedEx St. Jude Championship last week, is now No. 1 in the season-long standings, topping world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler. The field includes Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas, but the No. 2 player in the world, Cameron Smith, withdrew because of a hip injury.

Wilmington CC is a longer course at 7,534 yards but it’s still only a par-71 with 3 par-5s, two of which are more than 630 yards long. Wilmington doesn’t have the amount of water that TPC Southwind does, but this could be a challenging new course for players.

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BMW Championship – Top-5 picks

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Jon Rahm (+280)

Rahm gained 2.08 strokes from tee-to-green last week, which ranked 3rd in the field, according to Data Golf. However, he seemed to struggle reading the breaks on the greens all week, ranking in the bottom half in strokes gained: putting (-0.09). I’ll back Rahm in Wilmington where it seems good drivers of the ball will have an advantage.

Rory McIlroy (+230)

McIlroy shockingly missed the cut last week in his 1st start since the Open Championship, which may have been attributed to some rust. He just didn’t look sharp with any club in his bag. Assuming he’s knocked off some of the cobwebs from his time off, he should be back to his regular form at Wilmington CC this week.

Cameron Young (+480)

Young didn’t miss the cut like McIlroy, but he did only finish T-31 – which, to be honest, is a disappointing result for the young bomber. Wilmington should fit his game even better, given his strength off the tee and approaches into greens.

Other T5 contenders (in order from longest odds to shortest):

  • Justin Thomas (+330)

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BMW Championship – Top-10 picks

Will Zalatoris (+190)

Zalatoris’ odds to finish in the top 10 are short this week, but that’s usually the case with him. He’s a top-10 machine, posting 9 top-10 finishes in 23 starts this season – including last week’s win in Memphis. He’s an excellent driver of the golf ball and he won at TPC Southwind despite only hitting 5 of 14 fairways. He’ll turn that around at Wilmington CC and continue his hot streak.

Viktor Hovland (+270)

You can get pretty good odds on Hovland because it’s been a shaky year for him, even though he’s turned it around with a T-4 and T-20 in his last 2 starts. He’s trending in the right direction and his performance in Memphis proves that, showing his T-4 at the Open wasn’t a fluke.

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Cameron Davis (+450)

If you want to get a little bit riskier, make a top-10 bet on Davis. When you look at his last 5 starts, however, it doesn’t seem all that risky. He hasn’t finished worse than T-16 in that stretch and has 2 top-10s, plus a T-13 last week in Memphis. He’s playing better than ever right now and with his length off the tee, he’ll have an advantage.

Other T10 contenders (in order from longest odds to shortest):

  • Collin Morikawa (+240)
  • Tony Finau (+190)

BMW Championship – Top-20 picks

Joohyung Kim (+105)

Week in and week out, Kim shows he can hang with the big guns. In his last 3 starts, he went 7th, 1st and T-13. Now with an even smaller field and no cut, I love his chances to come in the top-20 for the 4th straight time.

Denny McCarthy (+250)

McCarthy bounced back from back-to-back missed cuts by coming in 20th at the FedEx St. Jude Championship – and that was despite not breaking par on Saturday or Sunday. He had 3 top-10s in a span of 4 starts from the Memorial Tournament to the John Deere Classic, so he’s been playing well for a few months.

Other T20 contenders (in order from longest odds to shortest):

  • Sahith Theegala (+185)
  • Adam Scott (+155)
  • Aaron Wise (+135)

BMW Championship – Matchups

Suggested play is golfer in bold.

Aaron Wise (-120) vs. Russell Henley (+100)

Wise and Henley are on a similar tier entering the BMW Championship as good players who may not be ready to fully break through yet. Wise has struggled with his putter all year and did so again at the FedEx St. Jude Championship – even though he still notched a 3rd straight top-35 finish.

Rory McIlroy (-135) vs. Patrick Cantlay (+115)

How often does McIlroy struggle for 2 weeks in a row? It’s rare, which is why I’m going to him in this matchup with Cantlay. It’s not that I don’t like Cantlay in Wilmington, I just think McIlroy’s advantage off the tee will prove pivotal.

Cameron Davis (-110) vs. Davis Riley (-110)

As I mentioned earlier with Davis, he’s playing some of his best golf ever. Riley is a great ball-striker too, but Davis is red hot and I’m riding that momentum on a course that could favor long hitters.

BMW Championship – Top South American

Mito Pereira (+280)

I took Pereira to be the top South American last week and while he didn’t deliver, he looked more comfortable than he has after missing four straight cuts. Joaquin Niemann (+130) is once again the favorite in this bet, but I’ll take Pereira at longer odds.

BMW Championship – First-round leader

Tony Finau (+2000)

Finau only ranks 30th in 1st-round scoring average this year but he’s gone sub-70 in 13 straight rounds dating back to the final round of the Open Championship. He’s the hottest player in the world right now with 2 wins and a T-5 in his last 5 starts. Ride that wave and hope he stays hot on Thursday.

Sungjae Im (+3000)

Im ranks 12th in 1st-round scoring average, and although he only shot even par in Round 1 last Thursday, his 2 first-round scores before that were 65 and 63. He’s very capable of going low to start a tournament.

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Group D winner: Adam Scott (+350)

For this bet, Scott is up against Tyrrell Hatton (+300), Corey Conners (+300), Brian Harman (+350) and Billy Horschel (+350). It’s a closely contested group with no clear-cut favorite, in my opinion, but Scott is coming into this week in great form after tying for 5th in Memphis. If his putter stays hot, he should emerge as the top finisher in this group.

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2022 BMW Championship odds, picks and PGA Tour predictions

Analyzing the golf odds to win the 2022 BMW Championship, with PGA Tour picks, predictions and best bets.

Will Zalatoris claimed his 1st PGA Tour victory Sunday in the opening leg of the playoffs at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, claiming the top spot in the FedExCup standings heading into 2nd week of the postseason. He and the remaining top 70 players will take on Wilmington Country Club for the 2022 BMW Championship.

Below, we look at the 2022 BMW Championship odds and make our PGA Tour picks and predictions.

Zalatoris unseated Scottie Scheffler as the No. 1 player in the FedExCup standings. Rory McIlroy (9th), Justin Thomas (10th) and Jon Rahm (14th) are all in the field, of course, fighting for position as the Tour Championship approaches. Only the top 30 players in the standings after this week advance to the final leg of the playoffs. With only 70 players in the BMW field, there is no 36-hole cut.

Wilmington Country Club is hosting its 1st PGA Tour event. It’s a par-71 and is expected to play 7,534 yards, making it a longer course than last week’s host, TPC Southwind. The greens are large and the fairways are relatively narrow, so it may not be a bomber’s course – unless the rough turns out to be manageable.

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BMW Championship – Expert picks

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Jon Rahm (+1300)

Rahm has the second-best odds (behind McIlroy +1000), and I’m willing to lay some money on the former No. 1 player in the world. He was rock solid last week in Memphis despite looking lost on the greens at times, firing rounds of 67, 69, 66 and 67 at TPC Southwind. If a few more of his putts fell, he very well could have been crowned the champion instead of finishing tied for 5th, 4 shots back.

Collin Morikawa (+2000)

Morikawa shot the exact same scores as Rahm and played equally well. It was good to see him back on track after struggling the last time we saw him at St. Andrews, looking like the excellent ball-striker that he’s always been. Morikawa isn’t a bomber off the tee, but he’s accurate and hitting greens from the fairway will be essential. That’s an area he excels in.

Cameron Young (+3000)

Young didn’t have a good week in Memphis despite finishing T-31 thanks to a final-round 66. He struggled mightily on the greens like Rahm, but Wilmington suits him even better. I’m going back to Young this week in a loaded field where no one really has an experience advantage because it’s a new course on the schedule. His driver will be a weapon off the tee and he’ll hit a bunch of greens if he can keep it in the fairway.

It sure would be fitting for him to win his 1st PGA Tour event the week after his college roommate Zalatoris did after both were so close all year.

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BMW Championship picks – Contenders

Adam Scott (+6000)

Oddsmakers had no choice but to improve Scott’s odds this week after he showed everyone wrong in Memphis with a T-5 finish. At +6000, he still comes with great value for a guy who’s made 6 straight cuts and has 3 top-15 finishes in half of those starts. His putter was red hot, gaining 1.79 shots on the greens to lead the entire field, according to Data Golf.

Aaron Wise (+6000)

Wise hit the ball really well in Memphis, ranking 18th in strokes gained: tee to green. He just didn’t do anything with his putter, which has been his Achilles’ heel. Still, Wise is catching fire right now with 3 straight top-35 finishes, including a T-13 at the Wyndham Championship 2 weeks ago. His irons have been strong lately and should continue to keep him in contention this week.

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BMW Championship picks – Long shots

Denny McCarthy (+10000)

McCarthy faded on the weekend after ending Friday’s round at 9-under par through 2 days. He was 1-over on Saturday and Sunday which led to a disappointing T-20 finish. But I love the way he’s trending, bouncing back from 2 straight missed cuts. In his last 7 starts, he has 3 top-10s and 4 total top-20s.

Sepp Straka (+20000)

How does the runner-up on Sunday have some of the worst odds in the field this week? That’s a great question, but I’m willing to take a chance on him. He ranked 9th in strokes gained: tee to green and fourth in strokes gained: putting last week, according to Data Golf, so he was impressive both on the greens and from tee to green. If he can keep this momentum, he has a chance to win in Delaware.

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2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship final-round odds, golfers to watch

Analyzing the golf odds entering the final round to win the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis.

Three rounds are in the book at the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship and 23 golfers are within 5 strokes of the lead in the 1st FedExCup playoff event. Below, we look at the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship odds entering Sunday’s final round in Memphis (NBC/ESPN+). Check back throughout the year for our PGA Tour picks, predictions and bets.

J.J. Spaun, who opened at +30000 to win, is at 13-under-par 197 and will take a 1-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round at TPC Southwind (7,243 yards, par 70). Spaun is the No. 105 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

Pre-tournament favorite Rory McIlroy (+900 before the opening round) missed the cut after rounds of 70-69. Tony Finau, who won last season’s FedExCup playoffs opener in New Jersey and recently won back-to-back tour events, is tied for 8th place, 4 strokes back.

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2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship – Final pairing

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Only the top 70 move on to the BMW Championship next week in Delaware.

J.J. Spaun (+500)

After shooting an 8-under 62 in the opening round, the 31-year-old pro from Los Angeles followed it up with a 67 and 68. He’ll take a 1-shot lead into the final round as he tries for his 2nd tour title and 2nd of the season (he won the Valero Texas Open in April). Spaun started the tournament in 26th place in the FedExCup standings.

Sepp Straka (+1000)

The 29-year-old native of Vienna, Austria, opened the tournament tied for the longest odds to win at +50000. He enters Sunday’s final round a stroke back at 12-under 198 after rounds of 64-66-68 as he tries for his 2nd career win and 2nd this season (he won the Honda Classic in February). The 225th player in Golfweek’s rankings started 36th in the FedExCup standings.

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2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship – In the hunt

Before the final group tees off at 1:50 p.m. ET, here are 3 other players to watch as they try to chase down the leader.

Cameron Smith (+400): He starts tied for 3rd place 2 shots back at 11-under after rounds of 67-65-67. The No. 6 player opened at +1500.

Will Zalatoris (+450): He also starts tied for 3rd at 11-under after rounds of 71-63-65. The 15th-ranked player opened at +2000.

Tony Finau (+2000): He starts tied for 8th place 4 shots back at 9-under after rounds of 64-68-69. Golfweek’s No. 18 player opened at +2000.

2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship – Props update

Before the tournament started, we mentioned a few prop bets worth considering a play on. Let’s take a look at 3 of them.

Will Zalatoris (+500 to make top 5): If you bet it, you’re feeling good going into Sunday as he starts tied for 3rd.

Collin Morikawa (+330 to make top 10): Starts final round in 17th place at 8-under 202 with rounds of 67-69-66.

Adam Scott (+320 to make top 20): Starts final round in 25th place at 7-under with rounds of 66-67-70.

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