3rd round of the playoffs this week as theFedex cup hits Cog Hill for the BMW Championships. The field has been cut down to 70 with some big names like Harrington, Glover and the woeful Anthony Kim set to miss out this week....
Woods looks to be getting back on track in a tournament he will defend this week but this fact, it seems, has priced Stricker and Mickelson IMO a little bit higher than they should be in only a 70 man field, half of which IMO has little or no chance of victory in this year's BMW Championships. Luke Donald was another looking great last week but he went off track a bit towards the end and at only 30/1 and the fact that the Cog Hill course is a long 1, I'll have to over look him this week.
Cog Hill Course
Recently renovated by Rees Jones, host to this Championship in most years since the early 90's and playing to a par of 71 at almost 7,400 yards long, it's mainly the longer hitters I'll be looking at here this week. Course is host to 6 water hazards and greens are large so good accurate Iron play is a premium
BMW Championship Picks
Pick 1: Steve stricker E/W @ 14/1 (general) Stricker looks on the edge of victory right now and loves playoff time. Looking for that no. 1 spot in the world rankings
Pick 2: Phil Mickelson E/W @ 18/1 (Sportingbet)Desperate to be able to call himself no.1 in the world and game in decent shape.
Pick 3: Zach Johnson @ 35/1 (general) Pressure off after he just received a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup and started last week on fire only to fade a little. Maybe his mind was on other things but not anymore!
Pick 4: Stewart Cink @ 50/1 (general) Same boat as Johnson, Cink also received a pick and one that will benefit from playing alot of tournaments in a row
Sleeper Pick: John Senden @ 110/1 (Boylesports) Looking strong the last few weeks in strong fields and has course form