2022: Month in Sport


ATP 1000
ATP 1000

Cincinnati Western and Southern Open
7 – 14 August


BetVictor European Masters
16 – 21 August

PGA Tour

BMW Championship
18 – 21 August

UFC 278

20 August


Season Starts
5 August

US Open

29 August – 11 September


Title Matches Key Match Date
MLS 67 Columbus vs Montreal 4 August
Eredivisie 36 Utrecht vs Ajax 28 August
Scottish Premiership 24 Celtic vs Hearts 20 August

There will be no shortage of action on the football pitch to keep fans engaged this month. With the summer football hiatus now over, both the Dutch Eredivisie and the Scottish Premiership make their return to the football calendar for the start of their new seasons. In MLS, Philadelphia are narrowly taking the top spot in the Eastern Conference, with LAFC and Austin FC leading the way in the Western Conference. Recently the New York Red Bulls stunned with their 4-3 victory against Austin, with the four goals scored by players with an average age of just 21.5, bringing the team of youngsters up towards the top of the standings.


League Tournaments Date
Grand Slam US Open 29 Aug – 11 Sept
ATP 1000 2 inc. Western & Southern Open 7 – 14 August
ATP 500 Citi Open 1 – 7 August
ATP 250 6 inc. Winston-Salem Open 21 – 27 August
UTR 31 tournaments Ongoing

Tennis fans have plenty of exciting moments to look forward to throughout August. The Western and Southern Cincinnati Open takes place at the beginning of the month, with a range of the world’s top men and women players taking to the court. Having never won a match at his 6 previous appearances, Alexander Zverev came out dominant in last years tournament to walk away with the trophy. This year he will once again face tough competition as across the men and women’s, there are 11 former tournament winners and 19 Grand Slam major champions scheduled to compete at the tournament. With a number of other ATP tournaments also scheduled throughout August, the month then ends with the return of the final Grand Slam of the year, as the US Open kicks off at Flushing Meadows on August 29th.


Tour Events Date
PGA Tour 4 events inc. BMW Championship 18 – 21 August
DP World Tour 4 events inc. Omega European Masters 25 – 28 August
LPGA Tour 2 events inc. CP Women’s Open 25 – 28 August

The golf course is bustling with action this month with notable highlights including the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship and both the Czech and European Masters on the DP World Tour. The BMW Championship is the penultimate event of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs and sees the world’s best 70 players take to the course at Wilmington Country Club. The Omega European Masters are one of Europe’s most prestigious tournaments, with the Crans Montana location known as one of the most spectacular courses on the DP World Tour Schedule. The event has been held at this same location for the last 75 years and will once again feature an array of golf greats, including reigning champion Rasmus Hojgaard, and previous champion Sebastian Soderberg.


Event Key Fight Date
UFC Fight Night Santos vs Hill 6 August
UFC Fight Night Vera vs Cruz 13 August
UFC 278 Usman vs Edwards 2 – 20 August

UFC brings two Fight Nights and one numbered fight to fans throughout August. UFC 278 takes place in Salt Lake City at the end of the month and is headlined by the Welterweight title bout rematch between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards. The pair previously met in 2015, where Usman was crowned champion by unanimous decision in what was his debut fight as a UFC athlete. He has since taken the Welterweight title after his unanimous decision win against previous champion, Tyron Woodley, and has successfully defended his title on five occasions since. Despite a series of successful bouts at previous UFC Fight Night’s, Edwards is going to have a tough fight to steal the title from his opponent.


Event Key Match Date
Bangladesh Home Series Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe IT20 4 – 8 August
Zimbabwe Series Zimbabwe vs India 18 – 22 August
ICC Pathway Events ICC Men’s CWC League 2 8 – 16 August

Fans are treated to more entertainment across our cricket portfolio this month, including India’s tour of Zimbabwe for the forthcoming ODI series. This is the first time in six years that India will travel to Zimbabwe for a series, with three ODI’s being played between 18 – 22 August. The teams have currently faced each other in 63 matches in ODI, with India coming out victorious on 51 of these occasions. India are coming off the back of a series of victories from their tour of England and despite a team of youngsters, they look set to continue their series of wins.


League Date
Cazoo British Open Qualifiers 9 – 14 August
BetVictor European Masters 16 – 21 August
BetVictor Northern Ireland Open Qualifiers 23 – 28 August

The new snooker season continues throughout August and gets off to a brilliant start with the BetVictor European Masters. The 24th edition of the tournament is the second ranking event of the new season and features some of snookers best, including Judd Trump and Mark Selby. Following one of snooker’s biggest upsets in last season’s tournament, when Chinese youngster Fan Zhengyi beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 9-8 in the final, this year’s European Masters has a lot of excitement to live up to. 21-year-old Zhengyi is looking to defend his title, beginning with his first game against Michael Judge at the start of the tournament in Germany.


Race Date
FireKeepers Casino 400 7 August
Federated Auto Parts 400 14 August
Go Bowling at The Glen 21 August
Coke Zero Sugar 400 27 August

NASCAR brings fans another four races across the month, the last of the regular season for the NASCAR Cup Series. As the drivers head closer towards the final 16, the intensity of the last four races will be hotting up as the stars go all out to keep their Championship hopes alive. The last race of the month, the Coke Zero Sugar 400, heads to the iconic Daytona International Speedway and has recently been known for its series of close finishes; the last 21 races have seen an average 0.154 second margin of victory. It will no doubt be similarly close this year as drivers battle it out for the final chance to be in with a running of taking home the Bill France Cup.