BMW Championship betting review: Leishman goes wire to wire
Marc Leishman put together the best tournament of his PGA Tour career and controlled the BMW Championship from start to finish.
His victory at 40/1 was the first time since the 2014 BMW Championship that a playoff winner went off at higher than 33/1.
We were in the running with Justin Rose at 30/1 late on Sunday. He got within a couple shots with about four holes left, but Leishman never really slipped up and was able to close it out in strong fashion.
The Rose top 5 at +600 limited a little of the damage. Overall, the futures lost 3.4 units, while the matchup plays went 3-4 but gained a quarter of a unit thanks to Streb at +225.
Sunday’s plays went 2-2 for a push. Zach Johnson beat Rory McIlroy at +140 and Cam Smith won over Stewart Cink at -115. Pat Perez and Charley Hoffman lost their matchups to Webb Simpson and Ryan Moore.
Next week closes the 2016-2017 PGA Tour season at the Tour Championship. The top 30 players in the FedEx Cup will be back to make a run at $10 million. I’ll have a breakdown of that tournament beginning on Monday.
Joshua has spent the last five years writing about sports and the last 10 years betting them, mostly on golf. He’s one of approximately five people who will watch the PGA over the NFL in November. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaPerry22
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