Patrick Cantlay Favored to Win a Golf Major in 2022 After BMW Championship Victory

Patrick Cantlay BMW Championship Golf

  • Patrick Cantlay is a +550 betting favorite at BetMGM to win a golf major in 2022
  • Cantlay won the BMW Championship on Sunday after closing with a pre-tournament odds of +2800.
  • He also clinched the sixth automatic spot for the Ryder Cup where the United States is a -190 odds-on-favorite.

Patrick Cantlay’s win on Sunday at the BMW Championship was his sixth win in the pros, and 5th in the PGA Tour. However, none of his wins have come at a major golf tournament, with his T3 finish at the 2019 PGA Championship the closest he has been to winning one.

This year, he missed the cut in the Masters and The Open Championship while finishing T23 at the PGA Championship and T15 at the U.S. Open. But after beating big bad Bryson DeChambeau in a toe-to-toe battle that seemed tailor-made for the latter’s big shots, the 29-year old Cantlay is now a +550 betting favorite at BetMGM to win a golf major in 2022.

Cantlay Wins BMW Championship in 6th Playoff Hole

The current world no. 4 in the OWGR closed the pre-tournament oddsboards at +2500 at BetMGM. Before round 2, his odds significantly shortened to +1200. Prior to round 3, those odds further improved to +400.

Cantlay entered Sunday tied with DeChambeau for the lead at -21. However, DeChambeau was the slight +135 favorite and Cantlay a slim underdog at +185 via PointsBet. At Betonline, the prices were closer with DeChambeau at +125 and Cantlay at +145.

When Cantlay hit the water in the 17th hole, his odds plummeted to +1000 while DeChambeau’s soared to -1200. But with DeChambeau unable to put him away, Cantlay’s live odds improved to +275 heading to the 18th hole. And after Chantlay nailed this put for a chance to force sudden death, he momentarily took over as odds on favorite:

The two went back and forth in the playoff which needed six holes to decide the outcome. DeChambeau missed four decent opportunities to win his first title since the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Mach, while Cantlay delivered one of the best putting performances to win the tournament.

Automatic Ryder Cup Spot

The win was Cantlay’s third of the season after storming past Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm at the Zozo Championship last fall, and edging out Colin Morikawa in a playoff at The Memorial last June. It also put him on top of the FedEx Cup standings which will enable him to start next week’s Tour Championship at 10-under par, two shots better than Tony Finau.

Cantlay also secured a berth for the Ryder Cup, his first ever, by claiming the sixth and final automatic qualifying berth for Team USA in next month’s competition against defending champions Europe at Whistling Straits. Despite winning just twice in the last nine editions of the Ryder Cup, the Americans are the -190 betting favorite to win the competition this year, with Team Europe a +200 betting underdog.

Currently, Cantlay is a +2800 across the betting boards in the early betting markets for the 2022 Masters, PGA, U.S. Open, The Open Championships. His odds are in the Top in all four majors but if BetMGM is correct, he will be adding Golf major winner to his credentials in 2022.

Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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