BMW Championship 2022 Betting: Odds, Favorites and Dark Horses

Devon Platana

After Will Zalatoris won the FedEx St. Jude Championship over the weekend, FedEx Cup Playoffs continue later this week with the 2022 BMW Championship. The annual PGA Tour event will begin on Thursday, Aug. 18 before concluding on Sunday, Aug. 21.

This year is a first for the BMW Championship as it’s slated to take over the Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware for the first time in tournament history. Designed in 1926 by Donald Ross, the course is 7,334 yards in length while par is set at 71.

The event has also resulted in a playoff in three of the previous four years, including in 2021 when Patrick Cantlay defeated Bryson DeChambeau after finishing 27-under-par.

On Monday, U.S. Open champion Cameron Smith, who would have been one of the BMW Championship favorites, withdrew from the tournament, with hip discomfort cited as the reason.

Smith, who finished tied for 13th at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, will remain in a strong position in the FedEx Cup standings even after not playing this week. So, while his withdrawal might be a disappointment for bettors this, it won’t affect his hopes of winning the FedEx Cup Playoffs at next week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Here’s a look at FanDuel Sportsbook’s latest 2022 BMW Championship odds, as well as some betting picks to consider this week.

2022 BMW Championship Betting Odds and Tournament Information

  • Date: Aug. 18 – Aug. 21, 2022
  • Course: Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Purse: $15,000,000
  • 2021 BMW Championship: Patrick Cantlay

Odds to Win the BMW Championship

  • Rory McIlroy +1000
  • Jon Rahm +1200
  • Patrick Cantlay +1400
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +1400
  • Justin Thomas +1400
  • Tony Finau +1400
  • Scottie Scheffler +1400
  • Will Zalatoris +1600
  • Xander Schauffele +2000
  • Collin Morikawa +2000
  • Cameron Young +2200
  • Sam Burns +2200
  • Sungjae Im +2200
  • Viktor Hovland +2700
  • Joaquin Niemann +3100
  • Joohyung Kim +3300
  • Jordan Spieth +3400
  • Shane Lowry +4100
  • Corey Connors +4500
  • Tyrrell Hatton +5000
  • Hideki Matsuyama +5000
  • Max Homa +5000

Odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Wednesday, August 17.

Best Bets for the 2022 BMW Championship

Patrick Cantlay to win (was +1500, now +1400)

After winning the tournament last year, you can’t out Cantlay just yet — especially at these odds. If he’s able to win this week, the 30-year-old would become the first golfer in event history to win the BMW Championship back-to-back since it stopped being named the Western Open in 2007.

Fortunately, there’s a lot to like about how Cantlay is performing this season. In addition to winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, he’s also placed well in his last several outings, finishing T-14 or better in six of the last seven events he’s entered.

Patrick Cantlay is one of the favorites to watch this week after winning the 2021 BMW Championship.

While that’s impressive on its own, four of those performances saw him finish in the top five. Of those showings, Cantlay’s best include T-4, T-3 and T-2 finishes. Needless to say, few golfers are as hot as him at the moment.

Aside from last year’s BMW Championship victory, Cantlay placed T-12 in 2020 and was even the runner-up in 2019. He’s clearly been stepping up at the event in recent years. Combining that history with his recent performances, it isn't difficult to like his odds this week.

Will Zalatoris (was +1600 – no change)

If momentum is something you’re looking for, search no further than Zalatoris. As previously mentioned, the 25-year-old San Francisco native is heading to Wilmington fresh off of his FedEx St. Jude Championship victory.

Having said that, Zalatoris has made it a trend to finish near the top of the leaderboard on the 2022 PGA TOUR. Ahead of the BMW Championship, the former 2017 ACC Player of the Year has placed T-21 or better in nine of his last 13 events.

During that span, Zalatoris has found himself cracking the top six on seven occasions. That’s the kind of streak that few golfers rarely see, hence why it’s important to capitalize on his odds.

Even though this is his BMW Championship debut, Zalatoris is still a solid pick to win it all at the Wilmington Country Club.

Sungjae Im (was +2700, now +2200)

Sungjae Im is another intriguing pick to win the 2022 BMW Championship. Though his last victory came in just his second event of the tour, there’s still some reason to like him this week.

For starters, Im saw back-to-back T-2 finishes at the 3M Open and Wyndham Championship before placing 12th at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. Considering how he failed to make the cut in two of three tournaments before that run, it’s safe to say he’s turned things around

Furthermore, Im has also been relatively consistent at the BMW Championship, placing T-12 and third in two of the last three years. While that’s a small sample size, it shows that he’s still someone that you can trust for a solid performance.

Joohyung Kim (was +3100, now +3300)

If you’re hoping to get more value out of your BMW Championship pick, look to Joohyung Kim. Though the 20-year-old isn’t a household name just yet, he’s been on his way to changing that over the last month or so.

Kim started to get on a roll when he placed third at the Genesis Scottish Open in July. Including that performance, he’s finished T-13 or better in four of his last six events, including his Wyndham Championship victory back on Aug. 7.

Considering that Kim had only entered six PGA events before this season, it’s understandable why you might want someone more experienced. However, sometimes it’s better to ride the hot hand.

Even if you don’t think Kim can go all the way, he’s worth a look at FanDuel’s top five and top ten markets.

Devon Platana
Devon Platana