BMW Championship Betting Tips & Predictions
The FedEx Cup race reaches its latter stages here, and while 70 players will take to the peg this week, only 30 will advance to the Tour Championship next week. It will be interesting to see how the players react to a little break with their feet up as there was no PGA Tour event on last week.
Onto this week then and the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club, Illinois. We are reaching the nitty gritty stage of the golfing season now and next week one golfer will win the FedEx Cup and will get a bonus cheque for $10 Million. This week is make or break as far as positioning and points come into play so it is going to be a very interesting week!
Conway Farms is a very picturesque course and is nestled on 209 acres just outside of Chicago in Illinois. Opened in August 1991, Conway Farms has been host to two BMW Championships in the past, 10 amateur tournaments, and a 59 was shot here in the second round of the 2013 BMW Championship. Conway Farms is the shortest course on the FedExCup Playoffs schedule coming in at 7,208 yards and birdies can be expected.
Jordan Spieth is arguably one of the hottest players on the planet right now, finishing no worse than T-28 in his last 6 events worldwide with two wins and two second place finishes in the process. He struggled with his form for a while but he is certainly finding his game at the right time and currently leads the FedExCup Playoffs. He now heads to a very familiar course in Conway Farms which he has played twice as a professional, finishing T-13 and T-16, which is pretty solid. He is the deserved favourite this week and the short nature of the course will be ideal for his immense wedge and putting game.
There’s a lot to like about Daniel Berger’s chances this week. He needs a good week and he has a good record in this tournament, 10th and 2nd from his two starts, albeit they weren’t here in Illinois. The course will set up nicely for his power fade, which is an added bonus. He hasn’t been in the best form during his last few outings but he is still young and raw and certainly has the game to be a consistent Top 20 player in the future. All things taken into consideration, he looks too big a price this week.
Si Woo Kim
Asian player who finished a respectable 20th in this last year and I can’t believe he is this big a price in what is a star-studded but smaller than normal field on the PGA Tour. He is ranked 45th in the FedEx Cup Standings so a good week could put him right into contention and he needs a good week to get into the Top 30 for the Tour Championship! He won the Players Championship earlier this season and although he is inconsistent, when he is on song, he can mix it with the very best.