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Spieth, Johnson and Thomas in likely shootout for BMW Championship

| 14.09.2017

The BMW Championship tees off on Thursday morning with a high-class field looking to secure a spot in the final FedExCup Playoffs event.

Practically all the big hitters are involved here as the Conway Farms Golf Course in Illinois hosts this tournament for the third time.

Thankfully the weather forecast seems to be reasonably decent so we’re expecting some pretty low scores over the four days.

Here’s how the main contenders shape up…

Jordan Spieth – 6/1

Currently leading the FedExCup standings, Jordan Spieth will be looking to win a fourth tournament of the season.

Second at the Dell Technologies Championship, the American leads the odds in Illinois.

T2 in the two previous FedEx Cup Playoff events, we reckon he’s primed to go well here.

Considering he tends to putt incredibly well on bent grass greens, he should be at the sharp end of the leaderboard come Sunday.

Dustin Johnson – 7/1

2016 US Open champion, Dustin Johnson will be looking to win this tournament for the third time, having been victorious in 2010 and 2016.

Having already won the first Playoff event of the FedEx Cup series – The Northern Trust – Johnson will be confident arriving at Conway Farms.

However, his previous finishes of 62nd and 7th at this course means we’re not too sure what Johnson will turn up this weekend.

Justin Thomas – 10/1

USPGA winner Justin Thomas has arguably been the player of the season.

Having won his first major at Quail Hollow, the 24-year-old edged his close friend Spieth last time out at the Dell Technologies Championship.

In superb form all season long, it’s hard to look beyond the Kentucky native this weekend.

Jon Rahm – 12/1

T3 at The Northern Trust, and T4 at the Dell Technologies, Jon Rahm will be in confident mood this weekend.

However with just one PGA Tour victory to his name so far, the 22-year-old Spaniard will probably just be happy to be among the leading pack.

Rickie Fowler – 12/1

With just one win all season, Rickie Fowler arrives here in relatively poor form.

A win in the Honda Classic back in February was followed up by a number of poor showings before a T2 in the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

T20 and T13 in the two previous FedExCup Playoff events, the 28-year-old is probably one to avoid here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.