BMW Championship Odds Preview
The BMW Championship is the second last stop on the FedExCup schedule. The event will trim down the Top 70 players in the FedEx points to 30 heading into the The Tour Championship at the end of the month.
Here's a look at the sportsbooks' favorites to win at Cog Hill Golf & CC in Lemont, Illinois this weekend: Tiger Woods (+500 at Bovada) Tiger showed he still has claws with some solid golf at the Deutsche Bank last weekend. Woods, who was the favorite in Boston, shot a 65 in the second round and finished the tournament tied for 11th. That was good enough to boost him to 51st in the FedExCup points. He'll need a big showing in Illinois to make the cut of 30. Woods got a boost of confidence this week, being named to the U.S. Ryder Cup squad. He is also the defending BMW champ, having won in 2009 and 2007. Steve Stricker (+900 at Bovada) Stricker is third in the FedEx points after placing ninth at the Deutsche Bank last weekend. It was his fourth Top-10 performance in his past six events, including a win at the John Deere Classic in early July. Stricker fell behind in the final round at TPC Boston, shooting a 71 to finish 13-under.
Phil Mickelson (+1,000 at Bovada) Lefty comes into the BMW Championship ranked 14th in the FedEx points. He opened strong at TPC Boston last weekend, but a final-round 76 dropped him back to a T-25 finish. Mickelson has been off his game in recent events. He missed the cut at The Barclays and posted a T-46 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational back in early August. Last year he finished tied for 30th at the BMW but followed that with a win at The Tour Championship the next week. Other notables at Bovada: Matt Kuchar +1,500 Adam Scott +1,800 Jim Furyk +1,800