BMW Championship: PGA Golf Pick, Odds, Preview, Predictions, Dark Horses - 9/6/18
The 2018 BMW Championship
BMW Championship: Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Aronimink Golf Club) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, NBC
We make our first and only trip to Pennsylvania for the BMW Championship, which will take place this year at the Aronimink Golf Club. This course is over 7,200 yards and is considered by many to be one of the top courses in the United States. With the playoffs heating up and a wide open field, there’s chances yet again to make some decent money.
Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.
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Rickie Fowler - Rickie Fowler has finished five or more strokes under par in three of his last four events and has top-25 finishes in six of his last seven events. Yes, Fowler does have a history of not being able to win a big tournament and has gone a while without a victory, period. However, there’s no denying few golfers are in better form than Fowler at the moment, and he does have top-five finishes in three of his last four appearances at this event. I’ll play Fowler and +2200 odds.
Dustin Johnson - Dustin Johnson is the favorite yet again this week, but he still has value at +900. Johnson has finished no less than six strokes under par in his last five events and has top-10 finishes in six of his last eight times he’s made the cut. Johnson also won this event in 2016 and had top-10 finishes in 2015 and 2012. As long as you can make some nice coin and aren’t chasing a cheap price, Johnson being on our card every week makes sense given that he gives you a chance at a return every week.
Jordan Spieth - Jordan Spieth is showing flashes of returning to the player he was a couple of years ago and has finished seven or more strokes under par in each of his last three events. Spieth’s performance at the Dell Technologies Championship was the first time he finished double-digit strokes under par since the AT&T Byron Nelson. Spieth has also finished no worse than 13th in his last four appearances at the BMW Championship. It might be time to get back on the bandwagon. I’ll play Spieth and the +2200 odds.
Tiger Woods - I’ve made sure not to include Tiger Woods much this year, as the public bets him down so much that there’s not much value considering he hasn’t won a tournament in ages. At some point you stop betting Tiger until he actually wins something. But for this event, Tiger has won it twice and finished no worse than 15th in his last three appearances. Tiger has also finished five or more strokes under par in four of his last six events, showing a larger sample size that he’s quickly returning to a player capable of winning a tournament. There might be value with Tiger again, especially when you can get him at +2800.
Gary Woodland - There was a time when Gary Woodland couldn’t make a cut to save his life, but now he’s produced top-25 finishes in four of his last five events and is coming off a -7 at the Dell Technologies Championship. Woodland is quietly putting together some impressive golf and with a break here and there, he’ll be in the running for his second victory of the year. Woodland also has top-30 finishes in five of his last six appearances at the BMW Championship. If you’re looking for a real dark horse, Woodland could be your guy at +7000 odds.