BMW Championship betting tips: Rahm tops Baltimore line-up
Odds and preview for Thursday’s four-day tournament
The second leg of the FedEx Cup play-offs tees off at the Caves Valley GC, Baltimore, as we look at the odds to find some BMW Championship betting tips.
With 55 players eliminated after the hurricane-interrupted Northern Trust, only 70 players are now eligible to win the FedEx Cup and the $15-million prize as the run to the Tour Championship continues.
This FedEx Cup play-off event at Owings Mills was previously known as the Western Open until 2007 when it became the BMW Championship.
There is no cut at this tournament, won last year at Olympia Fields by Jon Rahm. Previous recent winners include Justin Thomas, Keegan Bradley and Marc Leishman.
Caves Valley, designed by Tom Fazio, was built in 1991 and after an extension over the last 18 months, is a par-72, 7,542-yard course.
The routine of the golfing elite has been completely interrupted.
The Northern Trust final round was postponed to Monday after Liberty National GC was placed under a tropical storm warning on Sunday.
The event was eventually completed and won by Tony Finau in a one-hole play-off over Cameron Smith after shooting a final-round 65.
The good news is that New Jersey to Baltimore, Maryland, is not a long haul and it is the final opportunity to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup play-offs finale – the 30-man Tour Championship at East Lake next week.
Rahm is the favourite at 6/1 after finishing third in New Jersey, two shots behind Finau at 18-under. He led the field from tee to green for all four days but his putter let him down on the final day.
Olympic champion Xander Schauffele was a fine T16 in New Jersey, having gone 11-under for his first three rounds and breaking even in the final round. He is playing consistently well and is a 16/1 shot.
Jordan Spieth went into last weekend second behind Collin Morikawa in the FedEx standings after a season which has seen him win the Texas Open and gain a further nine top-10 finishes.
The Open Championship runner-up is a 20/1 chance after a typical roller-coaster ride of 72-62-72-79.
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Two-time Major champion Morikawa will go into the BMW Championship rested after he missed the cut for only the fifth time in an individual stroke-play event and sixth overall as a pro. He looked to be favouring his back and is a 20/1 shot this weekend.
Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama (pictured above), runner-up at the St Jude Invitational and just outside of the medals at the Olympic Games, has been striking the ball consistently well and is 33/1 to win here after a commendable T43 at the Northern Trust.
He is in better form than Dustin Johnson, who missed the cut in New Jersey – his second in three starts.
His cause was not helped by starting his first round without a driver in his bag after noticing a crack in it minutes before teeing off.
The winner of the 2020 FedEx Cup is a 20/1 chance in the BMW Championship tips.
Im Sung-jae has been putting together some useful scores.
He was 15-under in the Rocket Mortgage Classic, 10-under at the Olympics, 11-under in the Wyndham Championship and the same score again for a T16 in New Jersey last weekend.
Im comes under consideration this week at odds of 60/1.
Keegan Bradley, winner of this event in 2018, also had a good weekend, finishing at 12-under and T11, which was a good to see after a couple of indifferent showings following his runner-up effort in the Valspar Championship and a T4 in New Orleans. He is 75/1 to win this week.
All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication