BMW Championship: First Round Matchup Bets, Odds 8/18/22

2022 BMW Championship
August 18, 2022 9:10 am EDT

This week, the PGA Tour presents the golf betting community with the 2022 BMW Championship.

Before I discuss my favorite matchup bet for the first round of the 2022 BMW Championship let’s take a look at the current leaders in first round scoring average on the PGA Tour that are in this week’s field.

Top Five Golfers in First Round Scoring Average

  1. Rory McIlroy 68.07
  2. Russell Henley 68.45
  3. Matt Kuchar 68.47
  4. Joaquin Niemann 68.55
  5. Aaron Wise 68.89

Now let’s shift our focus to my favorite first round matchup bet for the 2022 Barbasol Championship.

Trey Mullinax +100 over Mito Pereira

Last month, Trey Mullinax fired a final round 66 at the 2022 Barbasol Championship en route to his first win on the PGA Tour. Mullinax followed up his impressive win at the the Barbasol Championship with a fifth place result at last week’s 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship.

In relation to this week’s current listed 2022 BMW Championship field, in the last 12 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Trey Mullinax ranks sixth in strokes gained ball striking, fourth in strokes gained approach, 12th in GIR (greens in regulation), and 11th in birdie or better percentage.

In direct contrast to Trey Mullinax, his opponent in this matchup (Pereira) has NOT been playing well. Since the beginning of June, Mito Pereira has played five tournaments (DP World and PGA Tours combined). Pereira missed the cut in four of the five tournaments just noted.

In summary, I am backing Trey Mullinax to defeat Mito Pereira in this first round matchup.

Hans Geevers's Free Pick:
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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of golf since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on golf for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 19 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.
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