August 27th – 30th, 2020
Olympia Fields C.C. (North), Olympia Fields, Ilinois
Par: 70 / Yardage: 7,366
Purse: $9.5 million with $1,710,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Justin Thomas
Always a curve ball tournament to bet on given it moves around every year. Last year it was JT at Medinah, before that Keegan at Aronimink and this year Olympia Fields near Chicago plays host. It’s a long Par 70, one of the longest non Major courses on the schedule with four inch thick juicy rough lining the fairways. The last big men’s event it hosted was the 2015 US Amateur where Bryson DeChambeau cruised to victory in the matchplay final.
Johnson and Jon Rahm start inside the “don’t be daft betting on them pre-tournament” 10/1 bubble with DeChambeau a more interesting 14/1 after a missed cut at the Northern Trust.
Doc’s Top Five Best Each Way Bets
Webb Simpson 20/1
If the course plays as billed, power and accuracy tee to green will be key to contending and Webb has to be on your shortlist. Driving and GIR stats were on point in a T3 at Wyndham in T6 in the Northern Trust for the Carolinian who looks to be peaking again just at the right time.
Daniel Berger 22/1
Since winning the Charles Schwab post lockdown, Berger’s form has been sensational. He’s been T3 at Hilton Head, T2 at Southwind, T13 at Harding Park and solo 3rd last week at TPC Boston. Truly a horse for pretty much any course at present and will be keen to score big on his first visit back to the BMW Championship since 2017.
Harris English 35/1
Working hard with his Northern Irish coach Justin Parson’s coach at the Butch Harmon school (check out JP’s instagram page) Harris finally cashed in big in Boston after five straight top-25’s leading in. That solo second at the Northern Trust included a T5 clip in Greens hit and T15 in the putting stats and he’ll be bursting to get going on Thursday.
Kevin Kisner 40/1
“When he’s on, I just step to the side and try to add on to my bank account!” was Kisner’s excellent quote about Dustin Johnson after the Northern Trust but with two third place finishes himself in his last five starts, he’s pretty much “on” himself. Only two par-5’s this week will help his cause and we all know Kisner isn’t afraid to mix it with the big guns when his dander is up.
Scottie Scheffler 35/1
The debutant cannot be ignored any longer. T22 at the Memorial was followed by a T15 at the WGC St Jude and then two T4 finishes at the PGA and the Northern Trust where he shot a 59 on Friday. Knows the course having also played in the 2015 US Amateur.
Long Odds Glory Shot
Matt Kuchar 90/1
Maybe his star is fading a little but on tight courses Kuchar is still a danger and after a T18 on Boston last week don’t see surprised to see him contend. At least there’ll be no cries of “Kuuuch” to sicken our holes.
Harry Higgs 250/1
Tonnes of talent and started the PGA season great only fall into a slew of missed cuts as so many newcomers to the big league do. T11 last week sees a bonus Playoffs spot and might be worth a quid at great odds in the to finish in the top-10 odds.
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Title: 2020 BMW Championship Betting Preview And Expert Tips
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Published Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 10:40:00 +0000