The BMW PGA Championship is one of the premier European Tour tournaments, which has attracted a quality field.
Heading the field of PGA Tour and European Tour pros is Viktor Hovland, who has matured into one of the better players in the world.
He looks to add his name to past champions, including Tyrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy and Paul Casey.
Golf odds are available for every player, and there is excellent value available for the tournament that tees off on Thursday.
Norwegian Continues Stellar Form
Hovland finished T-5 at the Tour Championship, which earned him a sizable pay day.
The 23-year-old Norwegian won the 2020 Puerto Rico Open before winning the 2021 BMW International Open, so that form takes him close this week.
He is one of the more consistent golfers on tour. He finished T-17 at the BMW Championship two weeks ago and he recorded a T-12 finish at The Open Championship in July.
Among the crowd. Over a tree .. and IN?!
Magic from Viktor Hovland. 😮 pic.twitter.com/OyA3LAw77E
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 2, 2021
We think his game is better suited to playing on the European Tour, which was evident when he won in Germany earlier this year. He shot 19-under when beating Martin Kaymer by two shots.
“I’m kind of glad it’s over,” Hovland told Sky Sports following the win. “It was a long day, it was very stressful, but it feels great and it will be nice to relax for a couple of weeks.”
Hovland faces a similar field at Wentworth, which is a club that should suit him.
Bettors get +1000 odds for Hovland to score another tour win on Sunday. It’s a fair price given his form, and we expect his odds to shorten considerably if he gets off to a good start on Thursday.
Pick: Viktor Hovland +1000
Fleetwood is Overdue
Following Tommy Fleetwood can be an arduous task, but the Brit has the ability to win the BMW PGA Championship.
Fleetwood was knocked out of the FedEx Cup race after finishing T-65 at the Wyndham Championship. It forced him to return to the European Tour, where he quickly turned his form around.
The 30-year-old is built for European conditions, as the pitch-and-putt style courses in America aren’t right for him. He showed that when finishing second at the Italian Open last week, which should give him a much-needed confidence boost.
Losing your PGA Tour card can have an adverse effect on your mental state, but Fleetwood got right back on the horse.
“Let’s face it, I haven’t played great this year and I haven’t had the year that I want to and every week is the chance to start again in golf, that is the beauty of it,” Fleetwood said. “I am trying to work hard, I’m trying to get better, and you never know what can turn things around.
“I’ll just keep turning up, keep trying to do the right things and play.”
We’re keeping the faith with Fleetwood and if he stays on the European Tour, he should be winning tournaments on a consistent basis.
Pick: Tommy Fleetwood +2500
Hojgaard Brothers Doing Work
We can’t remember the last time – or whether it has been done before – that two brothers have won back-to-back tournaments on the European Tour.
Danish brothers Nicolai and Rasmus Hojgaard won the Omega European Masters (Rasmus) and the Italian Open (Nicolai) in consecutive weeks, which is an amazing feat.
They’re not exactly household names in the world of golf, so the wins were even more surprising. Nicolai gripped on for the win last week after shooting even par in the final round. He saw off a late challenge from Fleetwood to score his maiden European Tour win.
Winning runs in the family. Twins Rasmus and Nicolai Hojgaard pulled off an incredible feat, winning on the European Tour in back-to-back weeks. Read more about their meteoric rise and see what’s in their bags here: https://t.co/WHmoe0PZke pic.twitter.com/6oQAdmKVBc
— TaylorMade Golf (@TaylorMadeGolf) September 7, 2021
Rasmus shot 7-under in his final round to snatch victory in the Omega Masters. It was his third European Tour win, which is why he’s shorter at the sportsbook for the BMW PGA Championship.
Rasmus Hojgaard is +5000 to win while his brother is +11000. We think they both have a chance to win, but our money is on Rasmus to go close.
Pick: Rasmus Hojgaard +5000
Put Higgo on Your Ticket
Garrick Higgo is in the running to win PGA Tour Rookie of the Year following his win in the Palmetto Championship.
The South African is also a three-time winner in Europe, and although they came at lower levels, his PGA Tour win stands out.
He made a late run in the fourth round to beat the likes of Chesson Hadley, Tyrell Hatton and Jhonattan Vegas by one stroke. It holds him in good stead for the future, and he has the power to beat the field at Wentworth.
Betting online markets have Higgo at +7000 to win, which is an incredible price for a confident golfer.