We are on to the second postseason event of the FedExCup playoffs after a thrilling finish at the St. Jude Championship last weekend, and we have a new leader at the top of the FedExCup standings as a result.
Following his first win of the season, Will Zalatoris now finds himself in the lead in the FedExCup with a slight edge over Scottie Scheffler.
Zalatoris will try to hold on to that lead this week at Wilmington Country Club’s first-ever PGA Tour event.
The 2022 BMW Championship odds have been posted at Sportsbook with world No. 9 Rory McIlroy leading the way at +1100 to win, representing an implied win probability of 8.33 percent. If successful, a $100 bet on him would net you $1,100 profit.
Looking to maintain his lead going into the Tour Championship, Zalatoris is listed at +1400 and will hope to remain No. 1 in the FedExCup standings as a staggered start and two-stroke lead is up for grabs ahead of East Lake.
2022 BMW Championship Odds To Win
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Course And Analysis:
A truly historic site among U.S. golf courses, there is recorded golf at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware, as far back as 1901.
And though it has played host to many high-profile events, this is the first PGA Tour event at WCC.
As such, Justin Thomas is the only golfer in the 68-man field who has played a competitive round on this course. He was part of the United States team that won the USGA’s Palmer Cup in 2013 at Wilmington.
The course features some interesting short par 4s, monster par 5s, tricky dog legs and some beautiful par 3s on a scorecard that looks similar to the host of this event last year, Caves Valley in Maryland.
Much like at Caves Valley, the strategy at Wilmington is pretty clear: Hit it straight, hit it long and putt well. There aren’t a lot of surprises lurking around the corners, and the course will reward golfers who can simply hit their shots. This stacked field should be able to score well on this golf course.
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2022 BMW Championship Picks:
Collin Morikawa +2000
This is a course well suited for a player like Morikawa, one of the best ball strikers on the planet.
It hasn’t been a fantastic year for Morikawa, ranked 20th in the FedExCup standings, but he has finished T-5 in two of his last four tournaments, including last week’s St. Jude Championship.
He has also shown an ability to play well on courses that aren’t usually part of the tour’s rotation, with his last three wins coming at TPC Harding Park, The Concession Golf Club and Royal St. George’s.
I like Morikawa’s odds at +2000 on a course that should let his strong iron play shine.
Cameron Young +2800
Young is pretty much a lock for PGA Tour rookie of the year honors and I like him at +2800 considering how he has played in recent weeks.
Though he finished T-31 last week, he was second in the field in strokes gained: tee to green behind only Sportsbook Will Zalatoris. That particular skill set will be very useful on this course.
Young also finished T-2 in his previous two tournaments prior to last week, so don’t let the finishing position last week scare you.
Joaquin Niemann +3300
Another great ball striker, Niemann’s game is suited perfectly for this course. Wilmington’s large greens will reward great iron play that can stick golf balls close to the flag sticks that will likely be tucked into difficult places. I think Niemann can do that as well as anyone, and he’s ranked 11th on the tour this season in strokes gained: tee to green.
The 23-year-old Chilean finished T-13 last week and has finished T-25 or better in five of his last eight starts.
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