The BMW Championship is the second PGA Tour event in the $60 million FedExCup playoffs. These picks will help you make the right choices for both the odds to win the BMW Championship, and matchups odds for the event. There’s even a couple of daily fantasy golf picks in here for you.
The Northern Trust had the top 125 players in FedExCup standings, and the field was whittled to 70 for the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club located outside of Chicago. This golf course hasn’t been a mainstay on the PGA Tour for years, but the 2015 U.S. Amateur match play event was played there with Bryson DeChambeau the victor. It measures 7,366 yards and has a par of 70 with two par-5s.
The top 30 in the FedExCup standings after the BMW, which runs from Aug. 27-30, will advance to the finale, Tour Championship at East Lake will decide the FedExCup Playoffs champion from Sept. 4-7. The ultimate victor will earn $15 million.
Keep in mind the stakes involved while wagering on these pressure-packed events. Golfers that have been here before tend to do the best because these final events offer similar pressure to the four majors. This may not have the traditional feel of the NBA Playoffs or the Super Bowl, but that is exactly what it is like for these guys.
BMW Championship Picks
Dustin Johnson +700
He has 22 PGA Tour victories with one major at the US Open, and is coming off an amazing performance at the Northern Trust, where he was dominant. After the third round, he had a five-stroke lead and was -500 in Live Betting at BetUS.com going into the final round. He crushed the field, winning by 11 shots and finishing 30-under-par, which is out of this world. He is an easy choice.
Johnson also reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR). He is putting so good, hitting approach shots so well and oozing such confidence that if he can keep that up, nobody can catch him. The problem is that, in this funky game of golf, one week to the next can be quite different. He tied for second place two weeks ago in the first major, The PGA Championship, and won The Travelers Championship at the end of June. So this win did not just pop out of nowhere.
Daniel Berger +1800
Berger has been consistent throughout this year, and It is bizarre how close he seems to end up to the leaders every week. He did win the Charles Schwab Challenge on the restart of this COVID 19th hole swing. He has been on fire and in the mix to win every week. Here is an intriguing statistic: in the six PGA Tour events he has entered since the restart, he has one win, one runner-up, two thirds, a tie for 13th, and one missed cut. Going back before the Coronavirus pause, he has top-five finishes in 75% of tournaments entered (six out of eight). If you are looking for consistency, Berger is your picture. Play him to win, to finish top-five and top 10 in golf matchups. And in absolutely every daily fantasy golf lineup.
Russell Henley +7000
Henley is improving every week and has gotten his game together. Currently, he is ranked third on the PGA Tour in greens in regulation (GIR). He is giving himself chances at birdies and eagles regularly. Henley has finished in the top 10 in his last two PGA Golf events. He a great bet to finish in the top 10 here, and in matchups.
Henley is 70-1 to win here. If you put $25 to win on him, and he does, that is a smooth $1750 profit. He would be a great play to finish in the top 5 or top 10, also.
Ryan Palmer +8000
You might’ve thought 70-1 was a long shot but Palmer has a little higher odds here. Palmer is 80-1 and has been consistently playing well. Take advantage of his skills in your daily fantasy golf lineups at FanDuel and Draft Kings with not many people using him. He finished in a tie for eighth place at the Northern Trust and he’s got a great chance to be in the top 10 here. Palmer is going to win one of these weeks and if it happens to be this week, you have an 80-1 payout.
That’s more bragging rights for you to mention the bump in your bank account if one of these guys wins. You’ve got some really solid golf plays. Now all you have to do is bet on it at BetUS! Get your game on!