Betting On The BMW Championship At Wilmington Country Club

  • Justin Thomas(+1600) may be the best bet at the BWM Championship because there is no cut and he has the best scoring average over four rounds.
  • Despite the larger payouts available on underdogs, it is smart to avoid them this week and next as the top players will be going all out for $18 million.

WILMINGTON, Del. – The second round of the FedEx Cup Playoffs begins on Thursday when the BMW Championship tees off at the Wilmington Country Club.

Will Zalatoris won the first event in a playoff over Sepp Straka but does not head to Wilmington as the favorite, that distinction belongs to Rory McIlroy who missed the cut this past weekend.

Betting Odds For The BMW Championship

  • Rory McIlroy +1200
  • Jon Rahm +1400
  • Cameron Smith +1600
  • Justin Thomas +1600
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +1600
  • Patrick Cantlay +1600
  • Tony Finau +1600
  • Will Zalatoris +1600
  • Scottie Scheffler +1800
  • Xander Schauffele +1800

Betting On The BMW Championship Based On The Unique Rules

The BMW Championship offers golf bettors a unique opportunity to take advantage of the no-cut rule that will be in play.

Since every player that tees off on Thursday will be teeing off on Sunday as well, it makes sense to bet on the golfers who are consistently the best when performing over four rounds.

Average Combined Strokes Through Four Rounds

Golfer Average Score FedEx Cup Standings BMW Odds
Justin Thomas 275.33 10 +1600
Cameron Smith 275.63 3 +1600
Scottie Scheffler 276.01 2 +1800
Xander Schauffele 276.31 6 +1800
Tony Finau 276.48 5 +1600

Justin Thomas rates as the best bet at +1600 odds when going off of average score over four rounds, very similar to how well he rated prior to the PGA Championship that he would go on to win.

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Given the financial implications of the BMW Championship, it may be best to focus on those players that have proven performance over four rounds, despite the fact that they all have betting odds of +1800 or shorter.

Avoiding Longshots In The Coming Weeks

The BMW Championship is the first of the final two PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoffs finale events. Understanding the FedEx Cup can be somewhat confusing, but put simply there is more financial pressure than ever before this season for every golfer on the tour.

The golfer that wins this tournament is awarded 2,000 FedEx Cup points, four times the amount for a normal PGA Tour event. With this the second to last event, it is vital for golfers to perform their best because the winner takes home $18 million.

Betting on golf’s biggest names, who also happen to be atop the FedEx Cup Leaderboard, may then be a wise strategy for not only this week, but next week at the TOUR Championship.