The PGA Tour pitches up in Maryland for the 2021 BMW Championship, marking the second of three FedEx Cup Play-off events. The high-profile golf tournament will take place on August 26-29 at Caves Valley Golf Club, making its debut at the PGA Tour level.
The competition will also feature one of the most stacked fields of the year, with 69 of the leading 70 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings competing for the coveted points and the lion’s share of the $9,500,000 prize pool in the penultimate event of this season’s PGA Tour calendar.
MyBookie brings you a free golf tournament betting preview, where we take a look at the main contenders for the title and provide you with all the information you’ll ever need to place bets on the PGA Tour odds.
BMW Championship Golf Preview | PGA Tour Betting
2021 BMW Championship
- When: August 26-28
- Where: Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, US
- Jon Rahm +650
- Xander Schauffele +1600
- Justin Thomas +2000
- Jordan Spieth +2000
- Colin Morikawa +2000
- Dustin Johnson +2000
Players to Watch Out For
Dustin Johnson (+2000)
Dustin Johnson has won the BMW Championship twice in his career, most recently in 2016, when he finished three strokes ahead of Casey at Crooked Stick Golf Club. The current no.2 in the world now travels to Caves Valley Golf Club in chase of his third BMW Championship title, albeit priced as one of the underdogs.
Regardless, we can’t complain about the generous odds since they make Johnson a far more appealing pick for this weekend’s action.
Admittedly, Johnson has not been in very good form of late, having missed out two of his last three cuts and has not won a single tournament since November. Still, he usually does well in the FedEx playoffs, seeing how he has already recorded six victories and is definitely a good bet at +2000 to add his seventh.
Louis Oosthuizen (+2800)
Louis Oosthuizen is priced as high as +2800 to win the 2021 BMW Championship, which might seem fair. He hasn’t won a single tournament on the PGA Tour this season, so it is fair to doubt him; however, we still have faith in the current no.7.
If we look at his performances over the last two months, it’s hard not to be impressed. Oosthuizen finished second at the US Open in June, struggled a bit at the BMW International (T42), but quickly bounced back with a T3 at Royal St. George’s Golf Course. At the end of June, he also finished T2 at the 3M Open.
Even though Oosthuizen has yet to win a tournament, he came close to achieving that feat on several occasions, and it’s only a matter of time before he gets there. A +2800 is a very good price on one of the most consistent performers of the year.
Marc Leishman (+14000)
If you’re looking for a longshot bet, look no further than Marc Leishman. The 37-year-old had already won the BMW Championship in 2017 and placed T2 in 2009 when Tiger Woods crushed the competition and claimed the title with eight strokes to spare.
Besides the fact that Leishman has already won this tournament, he has also finished top-10 four times on the season and is a very consistent performer in the FedEx playoffs.
Even though Leishman’s recent results aren’t that inspiring, he has managed a third-place finish at the Travellers Championship in June, as well as T2 at the Masters in April. The Aussie is far from one of the main candidates to go all the way, but he is hard to look past at +14000.