The 2022 PGA TOUR is coming to a finish as we near the end of August. But first, the top 30 money leaders from the season must participate in this week’s Tour Championship.
This year’s event will be held at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning on Thursday, August 25. The 7,346-yard course was built in 1987 and has a par of 70.
Patrick Cantlay won the 2021 Tour Championship by a single stroke over Jon Rahm in last year’s tournament. Only time will tell who is the lucky winner this week.
The most recent 2022 Tour Championship odds from OKBet Sportsbook give some insight on how the event may play out. So, let’s take a look at those odds, as well as some of the week’s greatest betting choices.
Tour Championship Betting Odds and Information for 2022
- Date: Aug. 25 – Aug. 28, 2022
- Course: East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia
- First-Place Prize: $18,000,000
- 2021 Tour Championship: Patrick Cantlay
Tour Championship Odds for 2022
- Scottie Scheffler (+250)
- Patrick Cantlay (+430)
- Xander Schauffele (+800)
- Will Zalatoris (+1000)
- Rory McIlroy (+1000)
- Tony Finau (+1600)
- Jon Rahm (+1600)
- Sam Burns (+2000)
- Cameron Smith (+2200)
- Justin Thomas (+2600)
- Sungjae Im (+2600)
- Matt Fitzpatrick (+3300)
- Cameron Young (+3300)
- Collin Morikawa (+5000)
- Viktor Hovland (+5000)
- Joaquin Niemann (+5000)
- Jordan Spieth (+6500)
- Corey Conners (+8000)
- Hideki Matsuyama (+8000)
- Scott Stallings (+8000)
- Sepp Straka (+10000)
- Max Homa (+10000)
- Adam Scott (+12000)
- Billy Horschel (+15000)
- Aaron Wise (+16000)
- Brian Harman (+21000)
- Sahith Theegala (+21000)
- J.T. Poston (+28000)
- Tom Hoge (+28000)
- K.H. Lee (+28000)
Odds are from OKbet Sportsbook as of Monday, August 22.
Best Bets for the Tour Championship in 2022
Patrick Cantlay to Win (+430)
Patrick Cantlay was selected by Betting News as the favorite to win the BMW Championship this past weekend, and he succeeded. It wouldn’t be surprising if he came close to winning the Tour Championship in back-to-back years with that momentum on his side.
To begin with, Cantlay has finished T-14 or higher in 10 of his last 11 competitions. While that’s impressive enough on its own, he placed in the top four in six of those appearances.
In addition to the victory last weekend, he also won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans during that time and placed second at the RBC Heritage and Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Cantlay had only played at East Lake Golf Club four times in his career, although he had finished T-20, T-21, and T-21 in his three prior appearances before his triumph. It remains to be seen if last year was a fluke or not.
Nonetheless, momentum is on Cantlay’s side, making him dangerous. This week, he’s a top betting choice in Atlanta.
Xander Schauffele to Win (+800)
Prior to the 2022 Tour Championship, Xander Schauffele has seen his fair share of highs and lows. He is one of the few contestants this week who has won more than one championship this season, so fortunately the good times have outnumbered the bad.
With Cantlay, Schauffele won the Scottish Open, Travelers Championship, and Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He also comes into this week’s competition hot off a T-3 showing in the BMW Championship, giving him a chance to expand on that performance.
Schauffele’s tournament consistency makes him a solid Tour Championship choice as well. The 28-year-old has competed in the competition five times during the course of his career, never placing worse than eighth. He finished fifth or better four times, came in second place in 2019 and 2020, and took home the title in 2017.
At the East Lake Golf Club, it’s difficult not to favor Schauffele given his recent performance and tournament history.
Rory McIlroy to Win (+1000)
Three players have won a particular Tour Championship accomplishment throughout the years, and Rory McIlroy is one of them. He joined Tiger Woods (3) and Phil Mickelson (2) as the only other players to have won the competition more than once by winning it in both 2016 and 2019.
The great news is that in six of his eight Tour Championship outings, McIlroy has been in the top ten. But he did finish 14th the previous year, so he’ll need to work harder this time.
But in his previous 10 starts this year, he has seven top-10 results, providing him some much-needed momentum. In addition, he finished in the top three three times throughout that time period, showing that he is capable of winning it all.
Justin Thomas to Win (+2600)
Justin Thomas may not seem like a promising choice at first. He had, after all, placed T-37 or below in five of his past seven competitions.
Thankfully, he has often come near to winning the Tour Championship in recent years. While he has yet to claim the event’s inaugural victory, each of his six entries has resulted in a seventh-place finish or better, with his best performances coming from a pair of second-place results in 2017 and 2020.
Thomas is still a strong contender for a top-5 or top-10 finish if OKbet reveals those markets later this week, even if you don’t think he’ll win it all. In any case, you shouldn’t dismiss him just yet.
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