2021 BMW Championship
August 27, 2021 9:40 am EDT
This Friday, the PGA Tour presents the second round of the 2021 BMW Championship!
Before I discuss my favorite matchup bets for the second round of the 2021 BMW Championship let’s take a look at the current leaders in second round scoring average on the PGA Tour.
Here is a list of the top ten ranked golfers in second round scoring average on the PGA Tour that are in this week’s 2021 BMW Championship field with that player’s average second round score this season.
- Collin Morikawa 68.42
- Tony Finau 68.52
- Sam Burns 68.64
- Harris English 68.74
- Bryson DeChambeau 68.84
- Daniel Berger 68.95
- Viktor Hovland 69.00
- Justin Thomas 69.03
- Louis Oosthuizen 69.05
- Kevin Na 69.10
Now that we have identified who the top ten golfers with regard to second round scoring average are on the PGA Tour (in this week’s field) let’s shift our focus to my favorite second round matchup bets for this week’s 2021 BMW Championship!
Keegan Bradley -115 over Cameron Tringale
Bradley has two top 14 finishes in his last four events played on the PGA Tour, including an 11th place result at the 2021 Northern Trust last week.
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Bradley also checks the box for me when it comes to key player statistics. In relation to this week’s current listed 2021 BMW Championship field, in the last 12 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Keegan Bradley ranks ninth in strokes gained ball striking, 11th in GIR (greens in regulation), second in strokes gained tee to green, and 11th in strokes gained around the green.
Earlier today, Bradley posted a score of 67 in the first round of the 2021 BMW Championship. Keegan will start tomorrow’s second round in a tie for seventh place.
Bryson DeChambeau -125 over Jordan Spieth
When I place bets on golf tournaments that are ongoing, I like to look at key player statistics for the event as it is being played. Upon completion of the first round of the 2021 BMW Championship, in relation to the field, Bryson DeChambeau ranks first in strokes gained off the tee, first in driving distance, and sixth in birdie or better percentage.
Yes, I know that Jordan Spieth has had a career resurgence this season. Having stated that, I don’t like Spieth’s chances of defeating Bryson in this second round matchup. Why? First of all, the golf course that the field is playing this week is perfectly suited for Bryson DeChambeau’s bomb and gouge style of play. Bryson has multiple par fours that are reachable for him in two and a few par fives that he can take apart. Secondly, Jordan did not pass my eye test today. Spieth was missing makeable putts and looked out of sorts. For those reasons alone, I like Bryson Dechambeau to win this second round matchup.