BMW Championship betting tips & predictions – the BMW Championship is the third of four events in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and determines the final field of 30 for the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Formally known as the Western Open, the BMW Championship is the second oldest tournament in the United States. The Western Golf Association, which founded and ran the Western Open, runs the BMW Championship.
The BMW Championship is contested by the Top 70 PGA Tour golfers following the Dell Technologies Championship. Fedex Cup points amassed during the regular PGA Tour season and then during the two preceding playoff events determine the participants.
As it is a small field that qualifies for the BMW Championship there is no cut after two days.
The Tom Fazio designed Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois will host this year’s tournament. The course sits on 209 acres and is “designed around the traditions of Scottish links golf”.
Conway Farms is a private club which opened for play in August 1991 and has hosted numerous amateur championship tournaments as well as the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship in 2013 and 2015 which were won by Zach Johnson and Jason Day respectively.
The course is 7,149 yards and plays to a Par 71 (35-36). Its primary defence is the wind and with greens averaging a relatively small 5,000 square feet precision off the tee is required. The layout offers a good balance of scoring opportunities with a fair amount of challenge.
Jason Day’s victory at Conway Farms in 2015 propelled him to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. His opening-round 61 gained an impressive 8.6 strokes on the field average score of 69.6. He followed with a second-round 63 and coasted to victory over the weekend. Day won with nearly equal gains on the field in driving, approach shots, short game and putting. He ended the week 1st in Driving Distance and T50 for Driving Accuracy. He finished in the Top 10 for Scrambling, GIR and Strokes Gained Putting.
On his way to victory here in 2013, Zach Johnson as you would expect featured high in Driving Accuracy finishing T6 for the tournament. More notably he finished T3 in GIR, 2nd in Strokes Gained Putting and headed the field in both Proximity to Hole and Scrambling.
The Top 30 FedEx Cup points leaders following the BMW Championship advance to The Tour Championship, where the Fedex Cup Champion will be determined.
With such a high-class field and no halfway cut, the competition will be unrelenting in this week’s penultimate FedEx Cup playoff event.
BMW Championship Betting Tips 2017