Sleeper Picks for the 2020 BMW PGA Championship
There are lots of prestigious golf tournaments on the European Tour. Arguably the marquee one of them all takes place this week at Wentworth.
The star-studded field is music to Keith Pelley’s ears, but it’s also good news for prospective bettors.
More top-tier players = more value on the betting sheet.
Take a look at these BMW PGA Championship sleepers, and you’ll see what I mean.
Robert MacIntyre +5000
Last year’s winner of the Sir Henry Cotton ROY award hasn’t been playing up to snuff. With that being said, Robert MacIntyre has played the weekend in eight straight events and is fresh off of a top-15 at the Scottish Open.
Apparently, the caddie change is working right from the get-go.
This powerful hitting lefty finished 28th in at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship and will eventually pick off a victory on the European circuit. Perhaps his time comes Sunday in Surrey.
George Coetzee +6000
I’m not here to proclaim that George Coetzee is a lock to contend for the trophy over the weekend. Nonetheless, a +5000 price tag at the top golf betting sites is fairly appetizing for a guy who won twice in September.
Seeing Coetzee chilling at +6000 at MyBookie – that put the South African stud in “must-bet” territory.
Four straight top-10s preceded the hiatus, and all George has done since play resumed is rack up two wins, a 2nd, and a 3rd. So yeah, I’ll happily roll the dice at +6000.
Jordan Smith +6600
Here’s a Chippenham resident who will make the short 90-minute trek east to Wentworth knowing he’s one of the premier ball-strikers in the field. Case in point – Jordan ranked 2nd on the tour in GIR last season and sits 3rd in GIR in 2020.
The 2017 Porsche European Open winner registered a top-25 here in 2019 and is coming off 7th at the Irish Open and 36th at the Scottish Open. Like Coetzee, you may not be intrigued by Smith’s +5000 number at BetOnline. Once again, head to MyBookie, and you’ll be able to latch on at +6600.
Victor Dubuisson +11000
A no-show across all professional golf platforms since early March, this 30-year-old Frenchman won’t be on the radar of most golf bettors this week. However, Dubuisson quickly asserted himself with a top-10 showing at the Scottish Open.
With four tournament rounds under his belt, look for Victor to parlay his solid finish at the Renaissance Club with another good showing in Virginia Water. This BMW PGA Championship sleeper finished 24th in his last appearance at Wentworth (2017).
Picking a Winner at the 2020 BMW PGA Championship
Once you take a stab on these BMW PGA Championship sleepers, have a look at the favorites. Surely Tommy Fleetwood and Patrick Reed are primed for a big week, while Erik van Rooyen is quietly arriving after a sizzling 65 Sunday in North Berwick.
Tyrell Hatton also caught my eye, and I know many touts are high on Shane Lowry.
With that being said, none of these men is my pick to win.