The last stop before the TOUR Championship begins this week when the top 50 golfers remaining tee it up at the BMW Championship. The penultimate FedEx Cup event takes place at Olympia Fields Country Club just outside of Chicago in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Tournament play begins on Thursday, August 17th, and ends on August 20th.
Patrick Cantlay is a back-to-back winner of the event, the last two tournaments taking place at Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland in 2021 and Wilmington Country Club in Delaware last season. Last year’s victory was a one-shot triumph over Scott Stallings.
Like last week’s FedEx St. Jude Championship, the tournament purse has increased to $20 million, with the winner taking home $3.6 million of the total prize money. The top 30 players following the conclusion of this week’s event will advance to East Lake for the TOUR Championship.
That said, let’s take a closer look at the upcoming BMW Championship tournament so you can bet against the PGA betting lines.
PGA Betting Preview for the 2023 BMW Championship | MyBookie PGA Tour Betting Preview
BMW Championship | 125th edition of the BMW Championship: Penultimate FedEx Cup playoff event on the PGA Tour schedule
Thursday, August 17th – Sunday August 20th, 2023
Olympia Fields Country Club, Olympia Fields, Illinois
Olympia Fields Country Club
Olympia Fields Country Club hosts the BMW Championship for the first the second time in four seasons. Tournament play will take place on the venue’s North Course, which plays as a par-70 and measures over 7,300 yards. Designed by two-time Open Champion Willie Park Jr., the course is consistently ranked as one of the top tracks in the United States.
Showcasing significant elevation changes and numerous native trees, the course presents a considerable challenge for Tour pros. Water comes into play on eight of the 18 holes on the property as well as featuring 90+ strategically placed bunkers.
TThe BMW Championship Field
The field is tightening up with the field down to the top 50 players on the PGA Tour. The top three players in the FedEx Cup standings remain the same as they did heading into last week’s first playoff event, with Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, and Rory McIlroy holding the top spots.
Two players used a solid week in Memphis to jump inside the top 50 and are in the field this week. Cam Davis (45) and Hideki Matsuyama (47) ascended into the top 50 thanks to a T6 for Davis and T16 for Matasuyama.
Eric Cole is the only PGA Tour rookie to advance to the BMW Championship, sitting 42nd heading into this week.
BMW Championship Notable Pairings & Tee Times
|9:26 AM ET
|Brendon Todd, JT Poston
|1:38 PM ET
|Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler
|1:27 PM ET
|Wyndham Clark, Viktor Hovland
|1:16 PM ET
|Tony Finau, Taylor Moore
|1:05 PM ET
|Si Woo Kim, Joohyung Kim
|12:54 PM ET
|Collin Morikawa, Jason Day
|12:43 PM ET
|Tyrrell Hatton, Corey Conners
|12:27 PM ET
|Sam Burns, Chris Kirk
|12:16 PM ET
|Kurt Kitayama, Denny McCarthy
|12:05 PM ET
|Lee Hodges, Seamus Power
BMW Championship Betting Favorites
McIlroy (+710) is the betting favorite heading into Thursday’s first round as the 24-time PGA Tour winner aims for his fourth and second-consecutive FedEx Cup title. McIlroy has finished inside the top 10 in eight-straight events dating back to late May.
Scheffler (+760) sits just behind Rory as The PLAYERS champion looks to capture his first FedEx Cup Playoff victory of his career. Rahm (+920) is third in line, hoping to get back into the winner’s circle for the first time since slipping on the green jacket in April.
Cantlay (+1025) can win the BMW Championship for the third year and third different course. The 31-year-old lost to Lucas Glover last week in a playoff at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
The final two betting favorites are Viktor Hovland and Xander Schauffele (+1650). Hovland finished T13 in Memphis, while Schauffele settled for a T24.
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