The BMW Championship 2018, Outright Preview

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The Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania is the venue for this week’s BMW Championship which sees the top 70 in the FedEx Cup Playoff Race compete for the 30 places in the Tour Championship.

Bryson DeChambeau has been in excellent form and has won the first two legs of the playoffs and last week we were on him at 35/1 and having also backed Wallace in the European Tour at the same price it was an excellent week for followers of this blog.

The Aronimink course is a par 70 layout which has hosted a few PGA Tour events over the years.  There have been major changes to the course though and the last form we have to go on is back in 2011 at the AT&T National.  Given this course hasn’t been used in such time it is difficult to single any one characteristic out but an ability to find the Greens in Regulation will be useful as will the ability to chip and putt for pars when greens are missed.

Dustin Johnson once again tops the betting boards at 8/1 ahead of Justin Rose and Justin Thomas at 14/1 and you can get 16/1 and better the field.

 

Past Winners (different courses)

2017 – Marc Leishman – 23

2016 – Dustin Johnson -23

2015 – Jason Day -22

2014 – Billy Horschel -14

2013 – Zach Johnson -16

 

Betting

Dustin Johnson 8/1

Justin Rose 14/1

Justin Thomas 14/1

Brooks Koepka 16/1

Bryson DeChambeau 16/1

Rory Mcilroy 16/1

 

20/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change.

 

Selections:

Brooks Koepka each way at 16/1

Koepka hasn’t quite hit the heights that he showed when winning the PGA Championship but he has been incredibly consistent and his T12 last week was his first finish outside the top 10 in his last 4 starts.  He scrambled well last week and that could be his key stat at this course.

 

Tiger Woods each way at 22/1

I ended up watching a lot of Woods last week while waiting for DeChambeau to deliver the goods and I have to say he was hitting his iron shots as well as I have seen him in recent times. The putter still tends to go cold at key moments but he really has been knocking hard on the door of late and I think he can finally break it down with a victory.

 

Cameron Smith each way at 45/1

Smith has finished 3rd in both playoff starts to date and as the playoffs tend to throw up fairly consistent results, I am quite happy to be getting 45/1 about his chances this week.

 

Tyrrell Hatton each way at 50/1

Hatton has been very consistent of late and was T12 last week at the TPC Boston.  He has only finished outside the top 50 once in his last 8 starts which has included six top 20’s.  His game is certainly coming to hand and in this limited field I am more than happy with the 50/1.

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