Famous golfers to look for in the upcoming BMW PGA Championship

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick July 18, 2022 17:44

The BMW PGA Championship decides everything. Padraig Harrington will announce the golfers who will make up Europe’s Ryder Cup team following the end of the European Tour’s premier competition. Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter will receive two of the Irishman’s wild cards in this year’s tournament.

The Spaniard has had a respectable year until now and came out as a winner on the PGA Tour during the most recent campaign, which has just come to a close. It is more challenging to argue for Poulter, but it is evident that Harrington is counting on the Englishman to rise to the occasion once more.

However, before that can happen, there is some significant business that needs to be taken care of in Wentworth, where Tyrrell Hatton will be defending his title.

Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, and Ian Poulter will join Hatton at Wentworth.

ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – JULY 11: HSBC Golf Roots ‘Surprise & Delight’ with Tommy Fleetwood during a practice round prior to The 150th Open at St Andrews Old Course on July 11, 2022 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images for HSBC)

The best golfers to look out for at the BMW PGA Championship

Since the BMW PGA Championship is such a renowned event, it also appeals to some of the best bookies around the UK and the world. In the sports betting industry, the event is considered to be a major asset as it brings around a lot of profit for bookies.

Rory McIlroy

Rory Mcllroy nearly won The Open Championship. Rory has also performed well in 2022, and the course will benefit from his ball striking and top-10 SG: OTT rankings. His only worry is that he hasn’t avoided three-putts as well as the rest of the field. It is possible that any of his chances of being successful off the tee may be ruined if he misses with the putter.

Xander Schauffele

Schauffele has been the hottest PGA Tour golfer in recent weeks. His past two stars have all been in victories, including one at the Scottish Open, where he had a 7-under total. As a result of his performance at the Scottish Open, Schauffele should have an advantage at Wentworth. Along with his skill at striking the ball and ability to prevent three-putts.

The only thing left to wonder about Schaffele is whether or not he would play it safe down the stretch as he did in both of his most recent victories. During each event in Round 4, he was able to recover the lead. If the same thing occurs at Wentworth, will he be as fortunate?

ROLEX TESTIMONEE JON RAHM PLAYING A SHOT DURING THE FINAL ROUND OF THE 150TH OPEN. Image by Rolex / Thomas Lovelock

Jon Rahm

Rahm is this field’s top ball-striker. With his skill off the tee, he will be able to narrow his approach shots, and he is a master at landing those forehands to offer himself lots of opportunities for birdies. Jon Rahm’s poor scrambling abilities are the only thing that causes golf fans a concern. He might have a difficult week at the event if he hits the ball poorly off the tee. Nevertheless, due to his ball-striking skills, he has a good chance of placing in the top 10 and even winning the event.

Matt Fitzpatrick

In June, Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Open. Can he win two tournaments? It is certainly doable for Matt.

Although Fitzpatrick’s approach game isn’t spectacular, on the green, he is among the best. He is in a better position to bounce back than most players if Wentworth is completely dry and difficult to land balls on the green because he is third on the PGA Tour in both SG: ARG and scrambling. The freshly ranked golfer in the top 10 in the world should put forth another impressive performance.

Shane Lowry

In his quest to win the championship, Lowry ticks many boxes. A decent scrambler? He is the best in his profession, thus that is true. Reliable putter? Yes, he is quite good at avoiding three-putts. And how does he play from tee to green? His powerful approach game, which is ranked eighth on the PGA Tour in SG: APP, and above-average tee-to-green performance could serve him well at Wentworth.

Another plus is that Lowry’s scoring average of 69.358 is the sixth-best on the PGA Tour. He should be a reliable contributor, which makes him an excellent mid-tier value and a potential option for your DFS squad.

 

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick July 18, 2022 17:44
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