The FedExCup Playoffs enter their second week for the Professional Golf Association, with Medinah Country Club set to host the 2019 BMW Championship. Brooks Koepka leads the FedExCup standings, but Patrick Reed has jumped into second place thanks to his win in the opening playoff tournament, last week’s event at Liberty National. That was Reed’s first victory on the tour since the 2018 Masters. The top 70 players in the FedExCup standings will compete this week, but only 30 players will advance to the Tour Championship next week.
Only those currently in the top 10 are guaranteed to move on to the final event. Defending champion Keegan Bradley came out of nowhere in 2018 to win this event, which was held at Aronomink Golf Club in Pennsylvania, his first time to qualify for the Tour Championship since 2013. This year, he is a real long shot with a +15000 moneyline.
You can catch the first two days of action on the Golf Channel, as well as the first three hours of coverage on Saturday. After that, coverage moves to NBC from 3-6pm Eastern. On Sunday, the Golf Channel will carry the first two hours, with NBC picking up the feed from 2-6pm Eastern. We have the golf odds for the contenders as well as suggestions for your wagering card.
PGA 2019 BMW Championship Odds & Betting Preview
- When: Aug 1 – Aug 4
- Where: Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC
- TV: Golf Channel
- Radio: PGA Tour Radio
- Live Stream: Golf.tv
Contender Odds to Win the 2019 BMW Championship (up to +10000 moneyline)
- Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy +800
- Jon Rahm +1000
- Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas +1400
- Justin Rose +1600
- Patrick Cantlay, Webb Simpson +2000
- Patrick Reed +2200
- Adam Scott +2500
- Rickie Fowler, Tommy Fleetwood +2800
- Jordan Spieth, Louis Oosthuizen, Xander Schauffele +3300
- Bryson DeChambeau, Tiger Woods, Tony Finau +4000
- Billy Horschel, Collin Morikawa, Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day,
Marc Leishman, Matt Kuchar, Paul Casey +5000
- Brandt Snedeker, Francesco Molinari, Gary Woodland, Ian Poulter,
Jason Kokrak, Kevin Kisner, Ryan Moore, Shane Lowry +6600
- Abraham Ancer, Andrew Putnam, Byeong Hun An, Joaquin Niemann,
Rafael Cabrera Bello, Rory Sabbatini +8000
- Chez Reavie, Sungjae Im +10000
Rahm has put together a nice run lately, with eight straight finishes in the top 15 in events where he made the cut. He had a nifty -14 score last week at the Northern Trust. He ranks 18th on the tour in driving distance, which will come in handy at Medinah. Given his aggressiveness off the tee and some added value, especially with respect to his recent form when compared with the top two favorites, he is someone to add.
Molinari has been dreadful in most of his tournaments since his victory at the Arnold Palmer. Last week, he posted an unsightly +6 at the Northern Trust Invitational. With that said, he has a way of hitting his stride at the most significant events, such as that win at the British Open in 2018, his fifth-place result at this 2019 Masters, and a top-10 result in this tournament back in 2018. He offers a ton of value, and if he can turn on the switch, he could deliver big money.
Casey sat out the Northern Trust Invitational, so he should be rested and ready to play here. He ranks third on the Tour in total driving and 27th in driving accuracy percentage, and he can get length on his drives, which will pay off here. He put together a top-five result at the Travelers Championship and scored -15 at the Wyndham Championship. He’s another sleeper offering a ton of value with solid form lately.
Simpson doesn’t drive with enough length to dominate Medinah, but his accuracy on second shots is terrific. He has three second-place finishes in his last six tournaments and posted a nice -9 at the Northern Trust Invitational. He will have more work to do from the fairways, but his form suggests that he is ready to contend here.
McIlroy ranks second on the Tour in driving distance, 14th in total driving and 40th in greens in regulation percentage. He has six top-10 finishes in his last seven tournaments in which he has made the cut, and in his last two tournaments he has an aggregate score of -23. So even though he is a co-favorite, he offers more value than favorites do in some tournaments, so he’s worth consideration.