BMW PGA Championship Betting Preview for 2020

| October 6, 2020 12:41 am PDT

Given the stellar field descending in Surrey, don’t expect a longshot to come out of nowhere and emerge. When it’s time to lock in a BMW PGA Championship pick, you’re better off targeting one of the heavy hitters.

Household names plaster the betting sheet, one of which is likely to hoist the trophy on Sunday.

Let’s dip into the odds and try and predict a winner.

2020 BMW PGA Championship Odds

Patrick Reed was a late addition to the field at Wentworth – but a welcoming one at that. The arrival of the world’s 9th-ranked player means five of the top-25 are in Virginia Water this week.

“Captain America” is joined at the top with Tommy Fleetwood. Tommy is fresh off his playoff loss to Aaron Rai at the Renaissance Club and appears to be angling for his next victory. Speaking of Rai (+4000), head to MyBookie to back the 25-year-old who wears two gloves when he plays. Last week’s winner was installed at +3300 to win at most of the top online bookmakers.

What Happened at the BMW PGA Championship Last Year?

Danny Willett and Jon Rahm began the final round tied for the lead. Americans Billy Horschel and Patrick Reed charged up the leaderboard, although Willet’s 67 on Sunday was enough to pull away by three.

Among Willet’s notable accomplishments for the week, the Englishman recorded six birdies in each of the four rounds. Throw in an eagle on Friday and minimal mistakes throughout the week and you see how he landed at 20-under-par.

Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose each placed inside the top-10. Paul Casey, Viktor Hovland, and Shane Lowry each tied for 11th.

  • Last year’s Winning Score: -20, 268
  • Last Year’s Cut Line: +1, 145

2020 BMW PGA Championship Pick

Despite the low scores we’ve seen at this tournament, the West Course at Wentworth is far from a walk in the park. Sub-air systems added in 2019 make the putting surfaces tricky, and the tree-lined fairways place ball-striking at a premium.

Sounds like the perfect setup for Matthew Fitzpatrick to shine.

Nothing stands out on the surface of Matthew’s 42nd-place finish at last week’s Scottish Open. However, when you lift up the hood, you find out that erratic driving over the first two days was cleaned up by the weekend.

Case in point – Fitzpatrick hit the second-most fairways of anyone in the field on Sunday.

As for Matthew’s short game, the dude is as rock-solid as they come. That’s not just hearsay – the numbers back up that claim. This past season Fitzpatrick ranked 2nd on the PGA Tour in SG: Putting and 4th on the European Tour in putts per GIR.

This five-time winner on the European circuit posted a trio of top-six finishes during his summer stretch in the states. My gut tells me he’s ready to tack a sixth win onto his resume.

  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

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