Rory McIlroy
September 5th, 2018

BMW Championship – Watchlist

The third leg of the FedEx Cup Tees off in Pennsylvania this week for the BMW Championship.

The BMW Championship is the third event of the lucrative FedEx Cup Playoffs. Last year’s winner Marc Leishman returns, but a strong field all with aspirations for the championship, means he may not be able to get into contention this time.

Bryson DeChambeau after Winning the Dell Technologies

PGA Tour website on Bryson DeChambeau

Sixth in Playoffs history to win in consecutive starts. No one has won as many as three in the same Playoffs.

Bryson DeChambeau @ 16/1

Bryson has had an unbelievable couple of weeks. He has the FedEx No.1 ranking and if he continues the form he’s shown recently, will be World Number 1 before long.

The American has won the last two tournaments playing with/against strong fields. If he plays as well this week, is there anyone that can stop him?

Justin Rose @ 12/1

Justin Rose is the only golfer in the field who has played on the pga tours two previous stints at Aronimink GC. Winning in 2010 and with a top 20 finish the next year. This may not prove as big a help as the Golf Course has undergone a recent restoration. How this affects the way the course plays is a bit of an unknown at this stage.

With 5 top 3 finishes in 16 events this year Rose has a consistency that alot of players cannot match. He may not be the most flamboyant around the course or hit the extremes of say a McIlroy but is that a bad thing when your consistency enables you to compete at the top end more often than not?

He is sure to be a Key player for Europe in the upcoming Ryder Cup. His performance in missing the cut at the Northern Trust was a blip but as said he doesnt have too many.

Rory McIlroy @ 16/1

It’s hard to leave Rory off these types of lists simply because of what he can do on any Golf Course on any given day. He showed glimpes again last week of why hes simply the most natural golfer playing currently. Finishing Twelfth isnt good enough for Rory and thats where his issues lie. Everyone knows what he can do and people still expect him to win tournaments even when out of form. The level of competition on the TOUR these days means he cant afford too many of his “bogey rounds”. At TPC Boston he led the field in putting inside 10 feet, which is a good stat for Rory as we all know this has let him down too many times in the recent past.

Dustin Johnson @ 17/2

Dusty has been slightly off the boil since winning the RBC Canadian Open. He struggled at the PGA Championship and seems to be firing in 1 bad round out of four. Having said that his bad rounds are enough to take him out of contention they still are ok for him to place highly on the leaderboards. Has hit three third round 72’s in a row.

The American will always be among the Top players. His scoring average, GIR (Greens in Regulation) and proximity to the hole stats mean he will be there again. Perhaps the main point we should make is, his final round last week of 64 matches his lowest round of the season!

Kyle Stanley @ 70/1

Kyle Stanley is a hard one to pin down. He has the game and his driving means he should be in contention more often than not. He has shot over 30 rounds on the Tour this season in the 60’s. The problem is he has plenty of rounds in the high 70’s also. Last week his scorecard read 70-67-66-71 in a tied twelfth place finish.

BMW Championship

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