2015 BMW Championship Betting Preview And Tips
September 17th – 20th, 2015
Conway Farms G.C., Lake Forest, Ill.
Par: 71 / Yardage.
Purse: $8.25 million, with $1,485,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Billy Horschel

The Course

It’s back to Conway Farms for the BMW Championship this week and at just under 7200 yards with a par 71 it is a course where the shorter hitters will feel they can contend.  The Illinois venue saw a 59 from Jim Furyk in 2013 but that’s not to say this Fazio design is an easy course.  There’s no cut and no excuses.

Favourite’s Discussion

Jason Day is still the talk of the town at 13/2 coming off wins at The PGA Championship and Barclays.  He also tied fourth the last time Conway Farms hosted in 2013.  But I think Rory McIlroy at 8/1 might just come good this week. I saw more in his T29 at The Deutsche Bank than his critics, namely a T6 in fairways hit and fifth in greens in regulation.  Yes he didn’t putt well, but what happens Rors after a poor week on the greens?  You know it, he gets a lesson and holes everything!!

Doc’s Top Five Players To Watch

Henrik Stenson 12/1

I keep saying a win is coming soon for Henrik. He has ranked fourth or better in greens in regulation in six of his last seven starts, meaning he’s giving himself loads of birdie chances.  The problem is he hasn’t ranked inside the top 20 in putting since the Arnold Palmer Invitational and to win on Tour you need to be able to go on crazy putting streaks.  One good week with the flatstick however and The Swede will go one better than solo seconds at The Barclays and Deutsche Bank.  Tee to green he is head and shoulders above everyone just now.

Jim Furyk 20/1

I’ll never forget Jim’s 59 in the second round at Conway Farms in 2013.  It was spectacular to witness and even more so given the very windy conditions.  The course that day actually averaged over par for the field and the next best score was 65.  He settled for solo third back then but remains evergreen and in fine form.  Jim’s current run stretches back to a solo fourth in Canada, then was third at Firestone, T11 at The Barclays and T4 at the Deutsche Bank.  The course has been lengthened a little and greens changed to Bentgrass since but I’m betting Jim will be right up there this week regardless.

Zach Johnson 25/1

There are six new bunkers in the landing areas off the tees since Zach won here in 2013 but that will only help his chances of a repeat.  This par 71 of 7198 yards is one of the few courses where Zach can compete as an equal in distance and with a T3 at the John Deere and T4 at The Barclays do not write off the Open Champion.

Patrick Reed 40/1

Starting to come good again despite what the stats say.  Bit of a blip at The Barclays but overall Reed has six top 30 finishes in his last seven without ever really  troubling the leaders.  That changed at The Deutsche Bank with a T4 finish.  A simply magical putting stroke and sheer determination is covering deficiencies in his driving and iron play, but sometimes that gets the job done.  All about confidence for Pat, and he has it back.

Daniel Summerhays 100/1

Those looking for a value bet could do worse than Daniel Summerhays.  Every year the playoffs have guys who go on a run of form and with three top-10’s in his last four starts including a T6 at The Barclays and T9 at The Deutsche Bank, Daniel could be this year’s man. Certainly hasn’t done the bank balance any harm!

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