2022 BMW Championship: Tournament Matchup Bets, Odds 8/18/22

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

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

Top Five Golfers in Scoring Average

  1. Rory McIlroy 68.66
  2. Matt Fitzpatrick 68.99
  3. Cameron Smith 69.09
  4. Scottie Scheffler 69.29
  5. Justin Thomas 69.39

Now that we have established who the top five golfers with regard to scoring average are on the PGA Tour (in this week’s field) let’s shift our attention to my favorite tournament tournament matchup bet for this week’s 2022 BMW Championship.

Tony Finau +180 over Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy

Tony Finau arrives at this week's FedEx Cup playoff event on the heels of three consecutive top five finishes on the PGA Tour, including two wins (2022 3M Open: 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic).

In relation to this week’s current listed 2022 BMW Championship field, in the last 24 rounds played on the PGA Tour, Tony Finau ranks first in strokes gained tee to green, second in strokes gained approach, fifth in strokes gained putting, and first in GIR (greens in regulation).

Full transparency, I backed Tony Finau to top five at last week's 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship. Finau rewarded me with a fifth place finish at odds of +400.

You maybe asking yourself why I would back Finau for a second consecutive week. The answer is simple. Over the course of the last month, Tony Finau has clearly illustrated through his results on the golf course that he is the hottest golfer on the PGA Tour.

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