The penultimate PGA Tour event of the FedEx Cup playoffs takes place this weekend, as the BMW Championship is staged at Wilmington Country Club, Delaware. It is one of the most historic events on the PGA Tour, as it is the longest running event outside of the majors.
BMW Championship Event Information
The BMW Championship was established in 2007, and is a stroke play event worth $15 million. Players will compete on the par 71 course, while the record aggregate scores are held by Keegan Bradley and Justin Rose, who both finished with scores of 260. Meanwhile, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay hold the record par scores, as both finished at -27 in 2021.
Latest Betting Odds
With many of the world’s best players in action this weekend, the BetXchange betting market is heating up. However, at present, Rory McIlroy is the clear favourite at the top of the betting, as the Northern Irish star is currently an 11/1 chance. He is closely followed by Jon Rahm, who is available at 12/1, while Scottie Scheffler is a 16/1 chance this weekend. Justin Thomas is 17/1, while Patrick Cantlay and Matthew Fitzpatrick are the next bests at 18/1.
Who Are The Leading Contenders?
Rory McIlroy is the favourite in the betting for the event this weekend, as he looks for a third victory of the 2021-22 season. He is just two wins from his best-ever win tally for a season, which was the four he set in 2012. This weekend, he will be looking for a 22nd career victory. McIlroy has been in fine form throughout the season, finishing in the top ten on eight occasions, and he has already won both the Canadian Open and The CJ Cup.
Jon Rahm is also a short price to win the event this weekend, as he looks for a second tour victory this year, and an eighth overall. His only victory came at the Mexico Open, while he also finished second in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, and third in the Farmers Insurance Open. Overall, Rahm is currently ranked 14th in the FedEx Cup standings, and has finished in the top ten on seven occasions.
It has been an excellent season for Scottie Scheffler throughout 2021-22, as he has won a career-best four championships. All four of his career wins have come this season, with the biggest of those coming at The Masters. Other victories that he has recorded have come in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. He has been one of the most consistent players on the tour this season, finishing in the top ten on nine occasions, while he also sits second in the rankings for the FedExc Cup.
BMW Championship Prediction
Scottie Scheffler may have been disappointing with his performance at the FedEx St. Jude Championship last weekend, as he failed to make the cut. However, we can see him bouncing back this weekend, and that is only furthered by his performances in events after failing to make the weekend event. Another play that we like at a bigger price is Adam Scott.
Pick: Scottie Scheffler at 16/1 with BetXchange.