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Every PGA Tour player in the 2022 BMW Championship field will be pulling out all the stops at Wilmington Country Club. The event tees off Thursday on the unfamiliar course, which has never hosted a PGA Tour event. A victory nets 2,000 FedEx Cup points, which could mean a leg up in the chase for the Tour Championship title and its $18 million payday. The top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings will advance to next week's finale at East Lake. Will Zalatoris sits atop the FedEx Cup standings after his win at the St. Jude Championship. World No. 1 and Masters champion Scottie Scheffler missed the cut and enters this week's event in Delaware 124 points behind Zalatoris. Third-place Cameron Smith, the British Open winner who ranks second in the world, pulled out of the 2022 BMW Championship citing a hip injury. 

Rory McIlroy is the 10-1 favorite in Caesars Sportsbook's latest 2022 BMW Championship odds, with Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay right behind at 12-1. Scheffler, Justin Thomas and Zalatoris are all priced at 14-1, and Tony Finau and U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick are at 16-1. Xander Schauffele (18-1), Collin Morikawa (18-1) and Sam Burns (20-1) also are among the favorites in the BMW Championship 2022 field. Before locking in any 2022 BMW Championship picks, you need to check out the BMW Championship 2022 predictions and best bets from golf insider Patrick McDonald.

After spending time at FanSided and NBC Sports EDGE, McDonald joined CBS Sports as a golf writer in the spring of 2022. Now covering the sport from a broader perspective, McDonald still likes to dip his toes into the betting pools on a weekly basis on the PGA Tour.

He takes a measured approach to his outright selections and is up 47 units on those plays in 2022, having hit Cameron Smith (22-1) at the Tournament of Champions, Hudson Swafford (250-1) at The American Express, Joaquin Niemann (70-1) at the Genesis Invitational and Justin Thomas (66-1) live at the PGA Championship.

At last week's FedEx St. Jude Championship, McDonald picked Zalatoris over Finau in a head-to-head matchup. And while Finau continued his stellar play, Zalatoris was better, winning the tournament while Finau tied for fifth. The expert also touted Joaquin Niemann, who was priced at 60-1 and tied for 13th. 

Now, McDonald has studied the 2022 BMW Championship field and is locking in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of his 2022 BMW Championship picks and predictions.

Top 2022 BMW Championship expert picks

Shockingly, McDonald is fading Tom Kim in Wilmington this week, despite his stellar play over the past month. The 20-year-old is priced at 25-1 on the strength of his victory two weeks ago and a T-13 last week. "He beat a half-decent field at the Wyndham Championship," McDonald says, "but the BMW Championship is a completely different level of competition." Kim finished no higher than 23rd in his three majors, missing one cut, so he needs more seasoning.

On the other hand, McDonald expects the unfamiliar course – and huge greens – to benefit Morikawa this week, so he is backing him. The 25-year-old's past three wins have come on courses that aren't annual stops. That's because his experience – or lack thereof – can take a back seat to his talent and mental toughness. The large greens mean many will be facing long putts, while Morikawa's ability to get it close from long range should give him a huge edge. See who else to pick at the BMW Championship here.

How to make 2022 BMW Championship golf picks

Before this week's PGA Tour event in Delaware, McDonald has locked in his best bets for the 2022 BMW Championship. They include a longshot who comes in at massive odds of more than 40-1. You can find out who it is, and see the rest of McDonald's FedEx Cup Playoff picks, over at SportsLine.

So which 2022 BMW Championship picks should you target? And which longshot do you need to be all over? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Patrick McDonald's top prop picks for the BMW Championship 2022, all from the expert who's up 47 units on outright plays in 2022, and find out.

2022 BMW Championship odds, field

See full BMW Championship 2022 picks, best bets and predictions here

Rory McIlroy +1000
Jon Rahm +1200
Patrick Cantlay +1200
Will Zalatoris +1400
Scottie Scheffler +1400
Justin Thomas +1400
Matt Fitzpatrick +1600
Tony Finau +1600
Collin Morikawa +1800
Xander Schauffele +1800
Sam Burns +2000
Viktor Hovland +2500
Sungjae Im +2500
Joohyung Kim +2800
Cameron Young +3000
Shane Lowry +3500
Joaquin Niemann +3500
Jordan Spieth +3500
Max Homa +4500
Hideki Matsuyama +4500
Adam Scott +5000
Corey Conners +5000
Tyrrell Hatton +5000
Aaron Wise +5500
Billy Horschel +5500
Russell Henley +6000
Cam Davis +6000
Davis Riley +6500
Keith Mitchell +6500
Brian Harman +6600
J.T. Poston +8000
Sahith Theegala +8000
Taylor Pendrith +9000
Seamus Power +9000
Maverick McNealy +9000
Si Woo Kim +9000
Denny McCarthy +10000
Mito Pereira +10000
Keegan Bradley +10000
Harold Varner III +10000
Alex Noren +10000
Brendan Steele +12500
Kevin Kisner +12500
Sepp Straka +12500
Troy Merritt +12500
Trey Mullinax +12500
Taylor Moore +12500
K.H. Lee +12500
Scott Stallings +12500
Emiliano Grillo +12500
Chris Kirk +12500
Wyndham Clark +15000
Sebastian Munoz +15000
Tom Hoge +15000
Andrew Putnam +15000
Chez Reavie +15000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +15000
Marc Leishman +15000
Lucas Glover +15000
Adam Hadwin +15000
Alex Smalley +17500
Lucas Herbert +17500
Matt Kuchar +20000
J.J. Spaun +20000
Kurt Kitayama +20000
Cameron Tringale +20000
Luke List +20000
Mackenzie Hughes +27500