Even the penultimate stop on the FedExCup playoffs gets underway this week at Medinah, Illinois at the BMW Championship. If it comes to odds lists, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy would be the +800 co-favorites to move all the way.
Koepka and McIlroy would be the +800 favorites in BetOnline, with Jon Rahm (+1000), Dustin Johnson (+1400), Justin Rose (+1600), Justin Thomas (+1600), Patrick Cantlay (+2000), Webb Simpson (+2000), Patrick Reed (+2200) and Adam Scott (+2500) rounding out the top 10.
Just 30 places are online for the Tour Championship at East Lake, thus a solid performance in Medinah is crucial. The last time reigning FedExCup winner Rose and 2016 winner McIlroy played with the course was in the 2012 Ryder Cup — a victory for Europe. The winner of the BMW Championship will receive 2,000 FedExCup points. No guy has successfully defended his FedExCup title.
Last year in the championship Keegan Bradley pulled off an unlikely hit to win for the first time in over five years once the occasion has been held at Aronimink Golf Club in Newton Square, Pennsylvania. It was the first time Bradley advanced to the Tour Championship because 2013. The American is a shot.
The course, a 7,657-yard level 72, has become a staple among American golfing dating all of the way back into the 1920s. The track has hosted the Ryder Cup (2012), three U.S. Opens (1949, 1975 and 1990), two PGA Championships (1999, 2006) and also lots of different events at the pre-PGA Tour era.
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