Pat Mayo and Geoff Fienberg preview the course and run through the odds while making their 2022 BMW Championship Picks. The guys give their fantasy golf picks and provide their one-and-done strategy for the event from Wilmington Country Club.
2022 BMW Championship: Field
Field: 70 Players | No Cut
First Tee: Thursday, August 18
Defending Champion: Patrick Cantlay
2022 BMW Championship: Course
Course: Wilmington Country Club
2022 BMW Championship: Key Stats
- Strokes Gained: Approach
- Three Putt Avoidance
- Strokes Gained: Off the Tee
- Sand Saves Gained
Mayo’s Key Stats powered by FantasyNational.com
2022 BMW Championship: Past Winners
NOTE: First Time at Wilmington Country Club
2021: Patrick Cantlay -27
2020: Jon Rahm -4
2019: Justin Thomas -25
2018: Keegan Bradley -20
2017: Marc Leishman -23
2022 BMW Championship: Picks
Collin Morikawa ($9,400)
Wilmington Country Club is a great unknown to a lot of us. The bentgrass greens are gigantic, the fairways look thin, and there are bunkers everywhere. So, either the bombers are going to gauge the place to death or the more accuracy-based drivers with fire irons are going to win, much like we saw in years gone by at Firestone. Morikawa is the hedge on all types. He flipped the switch last week and the driver and irons returned. If he can build off that, we know he’s always been at his best on bentgrass greens, and the price is right for an elite talent.
Cameron Young ($8,900)
It’s strange when a less than great can be encouraging for a player. That’s what happened to Cam Young in Memphis, though. Near the tops in the field in driving and irons, the putter went frigid. That happens to him from time to time, but he’s usually solid on either side of the pendulum: Extremely good or hilariously bad. And it never seems to be sticky. At a course with massive greens, ala St. Andrews, if Young can recapture his lag putting strokes, he can go full Will Zalatoris and notch that long-awaited win.
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