2019 BMW Championship Odds, Preview & Expert Prediction.

2019 BMW Championship Odds, Preview & Expert Prediction

Written by on August 14, 2019

What better place to host the second leg of the FedEx playoffs than at Medinah Country Club? The course that has hosted five major tournaments and a Ryder Cup will welcome the 2019 BMW Championship this weekend. After the first leg of the FedEx playoffs last weekend, the field of golfers eligible to play this weekend was whittled down to 70. Whoever wins this weekend’s BMW Championship will take home 2,000 FedEx Cup points. A normal tour event is usually worth 500 points, so this weekend’s winner can vault himself up in the standings. After this weekend’s event, the FedEx playoffs will only have 30 golfers remaining, so everyone will be vying for one of the 30 spots. Let’s preview some of the golf betting favorites to take home the 2,000 points this weekend, and gain a place in the top 30 for next weekend’s Tour Championship event.

2019 BMW Championship Odds, Preview & Expert Prediction

Tiger Woods

Tiger loves to play at Medinah. His 1996 & 2006 PGA Championships were both won at Medinah. Tiger’s health could be one of his stumbling blocks, as he withdrew from the Northern Trust last weekend. Tiger is currently sitting in 36th in the FedEx point standings, so he needs to have a good showing to be able to defend his Tour Championship next weekend. If Tiger is healthy, look for big things from him this weekend.

Brooks Koepka

What a 2019 Koepka has had. Currently sitting in 1st place in the FedEx Cup standings with over a 200 point lead, Koepka has played out of his mind this year. Last weekend wasn’t what he had hoped for, as he finished in a tie for 30th at the Northern Trust. Koepka usually rebounds well after a tough tournament, and the BMW Championship would be a great time to do it. In the 19 events that he’s played this season, he has 3 wins and eight top 10 finishes. He’d love to get win number four this weekend.

Rory McIlroy

Rory was in the position to win last weekend’s Northern Trust event, but then he struggled on Sunday. He ended up in a tie for 6th, but had he played better on Sunday, the tournament could have been his. In his last five starts, he has finished in the top 10 in four of them. With a good showing at Medinah, he’ll be in a position to take the FedEx Cup title.

Justin Thomas

In tying for 12th at the Northern Trust, Thomas has now finished in the top 12 in four straight tournaments. No one is hitting the ball from tee to green better than Thomas. Now that has wrist has healed, he is striking the ball exceptionally well. Unfortunately, his putter has let him down. If his putter can wake up at Medinah, look for big things from Thomas.

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth was lights out on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at the Northern Trust. Unfortunately, he struggled on Saturday. With his good showing at the Northern Trust, he jumped from 196th to 44th in the FedEx Cup standings. He hasn’t won since the 2017 British Open, so he would love nothing more than to be victorious at the BMW Championship this weekend.