2016 BMW Championship Betting Preview

The top-70 players from the Fed Ex Cup rankings head to Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indiana for the BMW Championship this week and there is plenty to play for as Davis Love III will announce his wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup after this event, while only the top-30 players in the FedEx Cup rankings at the close will get to play in the season-ending Tour Championship...

  • Rory McIlroy won the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick in 2012
  • 2010 BMW Championship winner Dustin Johnson finished tied 6th at Crooked Stick in 2012

8th September - 11th September Odds Won/Lost Bet

BMW Championship
Adam Scott (each way)  
Best Bet
@ 18 / 1 P
Ryan Moore (each way) @ 50 / 1  

The Big Three

Rory McIlroy is the bookmakers' favourite this week (6/1 with Paddy Power) as the Northern Irishman heads to Indiana off the back of his stunning victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday. McIlroy is difficult to oppose as he won the BMW Championship when it was last held at Crooked Stick in 2012 and he will hope to carry his Boston momentum into Indiana, although back-to-back victories on the PGA Tour are notoriously difficult to attain.

McIlroy has usurped Jason Day at the head of the betting market and the Australian can be backed at 8/1 (Betfair). Day is the defending champion after winning at Conway Farm in Illinois twelve months ago and he is looking to pick up a fourth win of a stellar campaign.

Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson (10/1) won the BMW Championship in 2010 prior to his tie for 6th at Crooked Stick in 2012 and he picked up his 13th top-ten of the season with a strong finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The Selections

Like Johnson, Adam Scott ended proceedings in Boston with a superb round as he made it back-to-back top-four finishes in the Fed Ex Cup play-offs. The Australian closed with a 65 on Monday and we are backing him to maintain his momentum in Indiana as he hasn't missed a cut in more than a year, with the world number six racking up eleven top-eighteens in sixteen outings.

It bodes well that Scott tied 6th at Crooked Stick in 2012 and there is no doubt that his powerful game is a very decent fit for this lengthy 7,516 yard course. 
Tip #1: Adam Scott (each way) @ 18/1 with Paddy Power.

Ryan Moore isn't perhaps the biggest off the tee but he managed to defy trends by tying for 10th at Crooked Stick four years ago. He opened with back-to-back rounds of 66 in Indiana before losing steam when he last visited  but this season's John Deere Classic winner is in a better place this time around and could even play his way into Ryder Cup contention.

Moore is thought of as a possible wildcard chance at this stage as he followed his tie for 7th at The Barclays with a tie for 8th at the Deutsche Bank. Another big performance at a course he clearly enjoys would give Davis Love III plenty to think about.
Tip #2: Ryan Moore (each way) @ 50/1 with Bet Victor.

2016 BMW Championship Odds