BMW ChampionshipTees Off: Thursday, September 12
Conway Farms Golf Club – Lake Forest, IL
Odds to Win Tournament(For the latest Odds, connect to Sportsbook.ag)
|FIELD (Any other golfer)||12-to-1|
After a week off, the FedEx Cup Playoffs resume Thursday as the BMW Championship returns to Illinois. This is the first time the par-70 Conway Farms course has ever hosted a PGA event. Here’s a look at the Best Bets…
Jim Furyk (30/1): Despite a 73 on Labor Day that led to a T27 finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Furyk remains one of the hottest players on Tour. Prior to Boston, he had a string of four straight top-10 finishes.
Steve Stricker (15/1): He’s still winless in 2013 and has been dealing with some hamstring issues, but the semi-retired Stricker has managed to post six top-10's and eight top-15's in his 11 starts this year, including a solo runner-up at the Deutsche Bank Championship two weeks ago. He’s finished 12th or better in each of his past six starts.
Tiger Woods (5/1): Woods went out with a whimper at the Deutsche Bank Championship, failing to crack par on Saturday or Sunday en route to a T65 finish. But he did finish sixth or better in three of his previous four starts, including a win at the Bridgestone Invitational. He’s also won this tournament in Illinois (at Cog Hill) twice. He remains the favorite every time he tees off.
Jordan Spieth (30/1): The 20-year-old remains red-hot. He finished T4 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, making it top-6 finishes in four of his past eight starts (including a win at the John Deere Classic). He’s 11th on the Tour in scoring average (69.798).
Zach Johnson (40/1): After a two-week absence to attend his brother’s wedding, Johnson returned in Boston and posted a T27, rebounding from a poor second round to shoot 67-66 on the weekend. Prior to that, he had five consecutive top-8 finishes, and seems to be on the verge of a first victory in 2013.