Golf Betting: Examining The Board For The 2015 BMW Championship



While there is no doubt that the torch has been passed to Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy at the top of the golf world in 2015 it was Rickie Fowler that once again stole the show with a one-stroke win at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Fowler hasn’t been the most consistent golfer overall this season but he has proven he can step up when the pressure is at its highest and deliver some big wins. Fowler is once again listed just below the big three in terms of the betting odds for this week’s BMW Championship but as we learned in his last start he can never be counted out. Here is a look at the best bets on the board for the 2015 BMW Championship.

The Favorite
Jason Day +705

No golfer was hotter than Day when he strung together wins at the RBC Canadian Open, PGA Championship and The Barclays but he was destined to eventually cool off a bit and we saw that at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Day admitted that he was fatigued when he finished tied for 12th and while some think he should bounce back with a better performance this weekend there is no doubt he has pushed himself hard over the last couple of months and could still be dealing with that same fatigue this weekend. Day tied for a fourth-place finish at Conway Farms in 2013 and can never be counted out as the favorite but we will look elsewhere for our best bet.

Next In Line
Rory McIlroy +905

McIlroy has steadily worked his way back in to top form since he suffered a freak ankle injury playing soccer and he will want to carry over the momentum of a strong final round at the Deutsche Bank Championship. The craziest part about his rollercoaster season is that he actually enters this week with something to prove and will be eager to silence his critics with a strong performance. There is no denying his overall talent level and after working his way back in to form don’t be surprised if McIlroy plays his way in to contention for the win this weekend.

Jordan Spieth +1050

Nobody in the world was better than Spieth at the beginning of the season but he is coming off consecutive missed cuts for the first time in his career and his best finish at Conway Farms is a T-16TH he recorded back in 2013. Spieth appears to be confident enough to bounce back from his recent struggles with a strong performance this weekend but until he breaks out of this current funk it is difficult to trust him even despite his considerable potential.

Henrik Stenson +1215

Stenson was in line to win the Deutsche Bank Championship until a costly error on the 16th hole kept him from getting the job done but he is arguably the hottest golfer on the Tour right now and there is every reason to expect him to produce another strong performance at this event. Stenson has recorded four runner-up finishes over the course of his last 13 starts and it’s only a matter of time before he finally breaks through.

Rickie Fowler +1550

Fowler moved up to third on the points list with his latest win and while he has a tendency to run hot and cold there is plenty to like about his chances this weekend at decent odds. Fowler’s mental strength was on full display when he came from behind to win the Deutsche Bank Championship the same way it was at The Players as well and he deserves at least a small play this week at long odds to win this event outright.

Sleeper Pick
Matt Kuchar +3300

Kuchar struggled for most of the year but he has looked very good over the course of the last few tournaments including a T-7th at the RBC Canadian Open and a T-9th at The Barclays. Everybody knows that the talent is there and Kuchar did register a career-low 61 in the third round of a T-24th at Conway Farms in 2013 so he might be worth making a small play on as a sleeper pick to win the 2015 BMW Championship.

Consensus Best Bet: Rickie Fowler +1550

Player To Win
Jason Day +705
Rory McIlroy +905
Jordan Spieth +1050
Henrik Stenson +1215
Rickie Fowler +1550
Dustin Johnson +1815
Jim Furyk +1815
Bubba Watson +2050
Justin Rose +2250
Zach Johnson +2050
Matt Kuchar +3250
Hideki Matsuyama +3250
Sergio Garcia +3550
Patrick Reed +4050
Louis Oosthuizen +4050
Kevin Kisner +4550
Brooks Koepka +5050
Hunter Mahan +5050
Robert Streb +5500
Brandt Snedeker +5500
Charley Hoffman +6550
Paul Casey +6550
Phil Mickelson +6550
Danny Lee +6550
Keegan Bradley +6550
Matt Jones +6550
Justin Thomas +7050
Webb Simpson +7550
Tony Finau +8550
Billy Horschel +8550