BMW Championship: Playoff race heats up after a week off

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The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings return from a rare break in the PGA Tour schedule.

This week, the tour heads to the Chicago area for the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club. The course is on the shorter side at just under 7,200 yards for a par 71.

It will be the third time Conway Farms has hosted the third event of the FedEx Cup. In 2013, Zach Johnson came out on top, and then in 2015, Jason Day ran away from the field with a six stroke win.

In the previous two tournaments, the course has allowed some pretty low scoring. Day won two years ago at 22-under, while Johnson took down the tournament at 16-under in 2013.

Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson again enter the week at the top of the betting board at +650 and +750 respectively.


Justin Thomas has separated himself a little from that next tier at 10/1, with Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Jon Rahm and Jason Day all checking in at less than 20/1.

I’ll be starting my card a little further down with Henrik Stenson at 25/1 and Justin Rose at 30/1.

My full card is listed below.

I’ll be back later in the week to break down the plays and see if we can find any props or matchups.

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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