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2020 BMW Championship Odds: Dustin Johnson the Betting Favorite at Olympia Fields

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  • Dustin Johnson is favored at the 2020 BMW Championship after a dominating performance in the first FedEx Cup Playoffs event last week.
  • This is a no-cut event thanks to the smaller field, so many guys in the mid-tier have less favorable odds than usual.
  • Get complete opening BMW Championship odds below.

Turns out shooting 30-under par will cause your odds to plummet.

Fresh off his dominant victory at the 2020 Northern Trust, Dustin Johnson has opened at +850 ($100 bet wins $850) for the 2020 BMW Championship. He’s the only golfer with single-digit odds at DraftKings.

DJ’s return to form during the Return to Golf has been remarkable. The 36-year-old has two wins, a runner-up at the PGA Championship and five top-20 finishes in eight events since the hiatus.

It wasn’t too long ago that DJ was hanging out in the 40-1 range, so to see him as the outright favorite in a FedEx Cup Playoff event is impressive.

Jon Rahm, the man that Johnson has replaced as the World No. 1, is the second choice at Olympia Fields this week at +1000. Rahm finished T6 at TPC Boston last week and has finished inside the top-20 in three of his last four starts, including his win at Memorial five weeks ago.

Justin Thomas (+1200), Webb Simpson (+1400) and Bryson DeChambeau (+1500) round out the top five on the oddsboard. Simpson’s game seems to be in the best shape of the three as he’s coming off back-to-back top-six finishes. Thomas finished T49 last week while DeChambeau missed the cut at TPC Boston.

Xander Schauffele is the next player in line at +1700. Schauffele hasn’t won since January of 2019, but he doesn’t seem too far off. Schauffele has made the cut in every event he’s played in since the pause and has six top-20 finishes, including a third-place showing at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

The last two players under 20-1 are trending in opposite directions. Very few golfers have seen their stock rise as much as Daniel Berger (+1800) has over the past three months. Berger is seemingly in contention every week and is now being priced with the game’s elites.

Just behind Berger is Rory McIlroy at +1900. McIlroy hasn’t threatened to contend in any of his seven starts since the hiatus and has just the lone top-30 finish at the Travelers in that span.

Considering that McIlroy was regularly priced between +800 and +1200 for most of the 2019-20 season, it is a bit jarring to see him drift toward 20-1.

Collin Morikawa (+2600) missed the cut at TPC Boston but he’s two weeks removed from his win at the PGA Championship, so there’s very little reason to be concerned about Morikawa’s game. The last time Morikawa missed a cut he rebounded with a win at the Workday Charity Open his next time out.


The range between +3000 and +5000 is quite interesting as it’s an amalgamation of household names, young up-and-comers and in-form players who are normally offered at double the odds.

If Johnson didn’t go nuclear at TPC Boston we’d be talking a lot more about Scottie Scheffler’s performance at the Northern Trust. The 24-year-old carded a 59 on Friday before finishing T4 in the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Scheffler has now finished T4 two starts in a row and both events, the PGA Championship being the other, featured deep fields.

Everybody and their mother seemed to think Jason Day (+3100) was going to win last week but golf is a funny game and the Aussie missed the cut at TPC Boston. Bettors don’t really like to go back to someone who burned them so you can expect Day’s popularity to take a hit this week.

If you told me three months ago that Harris English would be sitting at +4500 in a FedEx Cup Playoff event I would have fainted, but that’s how good English has been since the restart. The 31-year-old has finished inside the top 20 in five of his last six starts, including a second-place finish at TPC Boston last week as a 90-1 longshot.

And finally, there’s that Tiger Woods fella. The Big Cat hasn’t been in contention in any of his three starts since the hiatus but he’s made the weekend each time out. Woods is currently priced at +3500 for the BMW Championship.

2020 BMW Championship Odds

Odds as of Monday at 12 p.m. ET and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Golfer Odds
Dustin Johnson +850
Jon Rahm +1000
Justin Thomas +1200
Webb Simpson +1400
Bryson Dechambeau +1500
Xander Schauffele +1700
Daniel Berger +1800
Rory McIlroy +1900
Collin Morikawa +2600
Patrick Cantlay +3000
Scottie Scheffler +3000
Jason Day +3100
Tyrrell Hatton +3500
Patrick Reed +3500
Tiger Woods +3500
Harris English +4500
Tony Finau +4500
Viktor Hovland +4500
Hideki Matsuyama +4500
Paul Casey +5000
Billy Horschel +5000
Kevin Kisner +5000
Adam Scott +5000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +5500
Matthew Wolff +5500
Matt Kuchar +7000
Alexander Noren +7000
Ryan Palmer +7000
Gary Woodland +7000
Russell Henley +7500
Abraham Ancer +9000
Kevin Na +9000
Louis Oosthuizen +9000
Sungjae Im +9000
Corey Conners +10000
Brian Harman +10000
Jason Kokrak +10000
Bubba Watson +10000
Cameron Champ +11000
Dylan Frittelli +11000
Charles Howell III +11000
Mark Hubbard +11000
Brendan Steele +11000
Brendon Todd +14000
Talor Gooch +15000
Adam Long +15000
Kevin Streelman +15000
Byeong Hun An +17500
Joel Dahmen +17500
Tyler Duncan +17500
Lanto Griffin +17500
Adam Hadwin +17500
Mackenzie Hughes +17500
Marc Leishman +17500
Sebastian Munoz +17500
Joaquin Niemann +17500
J.T. Poston +17500
Cameron Smith +17500
Max Homa +20000
Danny Lee +22500
Maverick McNealy +22500
Richy Werenski +22500
Harry Higgs +30000
Carlos Ortiz +30000
Robby Shelton +30000
Nick Taylor +30000
Michael Thompson +30000
Jim Herman +40000
Tom Hoge +40000
Andrew Landry +40000

First-Round Leader Odds

Golfer Odds
Dustin Johnson +1400
Bryson Dechambeau +2000
Rory McIlroy +2000
Jon Rahm +2000
Webb Simpson +2000
Justin Thomas +2000
Daniel Berger +2800
Collin Morikawa +2800
Xander Schauffele +2800
Scottie Scheffler +2800
Patrick Cantlay +3300
Jason Day +3300
Harris English +3300
Tony Finau +3300
Patrick Reed +3300
Tiger Woods +3300
Paul Casey +4000
Tyrrell Hatton +4000
Viktor Hovland +4000
Kevin Kisner +4000
Hideki Matsuyama +4000
Matthew Wolff +4000
Billy Horschel +4500
Matt Kuchar +4500
Ryan Palmer +4500
Adam Scott +4500
Matthew Fitzpatrick +5000
Russell Henley +5000
Alexander Noren +5000
Cameron Champ +5500
Sungjae Im +5500
Gary Woodland +5500
Abraham Ancer +6000
Kevin Na +6000
Louis Oosthuizen +6000
Bubba Watson +6000
Corey Conners +6600
Dylan Frittelli +6600
Brian Harman +6600
Charles Howell III +6600
Jason Kokrak +6600
Brendon Todd +6600
Joel Dahmen +7000
Byeong Hun An +8000
Tyler Duncan +8000
Talor Gooch +8000
Adam Hadwin +8000
Max Homa +8000
Mark Hubbard +8000
Mackenzie Hughes +8000
Marc Leishman +8000
Adam Long +8000
Joaquin Niemann +8000
Robby Shelton +8000
Cameron Smith +8000
Brendan Steele +8000
Kevin Streelman +8000
Lanto Griffin +9000
Sebastian Munoz +9000
J.T. Poston +9000
Richy Werenski +9000
Harry Higgs +10000
Tom Hoge +10000
Andrew Landry +10000
Danny Lee +10000
Maverick McNealy +10000
Carlos Ortiz +10000
Nick Taylor +10000
Michael Thompson +10000
Jim Herman +15000

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