BMW Championship Round 1 Recap & Round 2 Odds

BMW Championship Round 1 Recap & Round 2 Odds

After eighteen holes of the BMW Championship, Open Champion Brian Harman and three-time FedEx Champion Rory McIlroy share the lead on -5. Here the BMW Championship Round 1 Recap

With the fifty strong field trying to secure their spot in next week’s Tour Championship, a host of big names are bang in contention with Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Rickie Fowler and Matt Fitzpatrick all starting today within one stroke of the lead. 

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McIlroy remains on course for fourth FedEx title whilst the big guns gather in behind. 

Speaking in the aftermath of yet another year without a major, Rory McIlroy was defiant suggesting he could still win both the FedEx and Race to Dubai titles.

McIlroy’s dream for a fourth FedEx title took a huge boost yesterday after he climbed to the top of the BMW leaderboard following a solid -5, 65.

McIlroy was able to keep his card blemish free which was made even more remarkable due to the fact he only hit three fairways in regulation. If McIlroy can keep his ball on the short grass today, he will harbor serious hopes of growing his lead. 

Joining McIlroy at the top of the leaderboard is recent Open winner Brian Harman. Despite not being the biggest of hitters, Harman’s iron play and putting is amongst the very best and it was seen to full effect yesterday. 

As he showed in the Open, Harman won’t fall away and looks set to be in contention all weekend. 

In recent weeks Scottie Scheffler has been hampered by slow starts but he put that right yesterday with an opening round 66. A streak of four birdies in five holes helped the Texan vault up the leaderboard and he will have high hopes of making further moves today. 

Patrick Cantlay has won this tournament in each of the last two seasons and his bidding for a third straight win. Cantlay has got off to a steady start, shooting a 68 to sit three behind the leaders. 

Cantlay is joined on -2 with Jon Rahm. Rahm’s season has slightly petered out since his Masters victory earlier in the year. Yet to really compete in the FedEx, Rahm will hope for a better round today. 

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Due to his position at the top of the leaderboard it isn’t a surprise to see that Rory McIroy is the favorite for victory. This time of year usually see’s the Northern Irishman come alive. As deadly a front runner as you would wish to see, McIlroy could be a hard man to peg back. 

It’s usually over the last 36 holes where Scottie Scheffler golf comes to life, but the world number one has got off to a hot start this week. 

Having shown remarkable consistency all year it’s surprising that he hasn’t won since his Players Championship victory back in March. The runner up in last year’s FedEx standings, he will hope to put that right this year and finds himself in a strong position to do so. 

Jon Rahm finds himself third in the betting despite the fact he is three shots off the lead. Rahm has had an erratic second half to 2023 with some decent efforts in the majors being supplemented with some poorer efforts in regular PGA events. 

The Spaniard has yet to really feature in the business end of the FedEx playoffs but will hope to rewrite that script this weekend. 

The undisputed value angle looks to be with Brian Harman. The diminutive American finds himself at the top of the leaderboard and isn’t likely to fall away. As he showed at The Open, he is a gritty competitor, and his current price looks vastly overpriced considering his current tournament position. 

2023 BMW Championship Odds by Jazzsports

PlayerGolf Betting Odds from Jazzsports
Rory McIlroy+300
Scottie Scheffler+400
Jon Rahm+1200
Patrick Cantlay+1400
Brian Harman+1600
Rickie Fowler+1600
Wyndham Clark+1600
Collin Morikawa+2000
Cameron Young+2500
Matt Fitzpatrick+2800
Chris Kirk+3300
Max Homa+3300
Viktor Hovland+3300
Jordan Spieth+3500
Sahith Theegala+3500
Corey Connors+3500
Sungjae Im+6600
Tommy Fleetwood+6600
Tyrell Hatton+6600
Harris English+6600
Jason Day+6600
Field (Any other)+260

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