One of the biggest events on the DP World Tour schedule is here as an absolutely stacked field has made its way to Surrey, England, for the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club.
Last year, Shane Lowry barely escaped Rory McIlroy — his final putt rested on the lip of the 72nd hole to force a playoff — for his sixth European circuit win. After failing to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Lowry missed the cut at the D+D Real Czech Masters. However, he tied for third at last week’s Irish Open at The K Club.
All 12 members of the European Ryder Cup team are in the field this week along with Tom Kim, Adam Scott, Billy Horschel and Min Woo Lee.
Wentworth Club | Par 72 | 7,267 yards
A general view as competitors play on the 18th hole during Round Two on Day Three of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club on September 10, 2022 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Min Woo Lee
Rory McIlroy (7/1)
Obviously don’t love the number, but outside of Viktor Hovland, it’d be tough to find someone playing better golf than Rory McIlroy.
He had a tough Sunday at the Irish Open and eventually tied for 16th, but his course history at Wentworth speaks for itself. McIlroy tied for second in 2022, for ninth in 2019, finished solo second in 2018 and won the event in 2014.
Min Woo Lee (28/1)
Min Woo Lee is coming off a T-7 performance at the Irish Open and rebounded nicely after a tough opening round at Wentworth last year. He eventually tied for 42nd, but after beginning the week with a 4-over 76, Lee shot 62-70 (12 under) over the final two days.
Adrian Meronk (40/1)
Like my Justin Thomas pick for the Fortinet Championship on the PGA Tour, this is a storyline pick.
Meronk was arguably the biggest snub for the European Ryder Cup team and what better way to show captain Luke Donald he made a mistake than by winning the event that all 12 team members are playing in? Donald himself is also in the field.
The 30-year-old tied for 32nd at Wentworth last year and is coming off back-to-back top-25 finishes (T-23 at the Irish Open, T-13 at the European Masters).