On Friday afternoon, a storm system rolled through Caves Valley Golf Club, leaving a handful of players on the golf course when the second round was suspended due to darkness later in the evening. Those players will wrap up their second round Saturday morning. The BMW Championship 2021 has no cut, so those players will turn around and attempt to get their third round in on Saturday as well.
Bryson DeChambeau (-16) has a one-shot lead over Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay after posting a second-round score of 60. DeChambeau missed an uphill putt on the final hole for a coveted round of 59. The round of 60 was a career-best for DeChambeau, who carded a pair of eagles on the round.
Rahm has three holes to play to wrap up his second round and could easily overtake the top spot before the third round begins. Rahm, Sam Burns, and Abraham Ancer are three players inside the top-10 that have to wrap up their second round on Saturday morning.
The course should continue to play soft after the storm system rolled through Friday, so expect the scores to continue to average well under par as we enter the weekend.
Players will be grouped into threesomes following the completion of the second round teeing off from the front and back nines.
Even after the second round of 60, DeChambeau (+250) is behind Rahm (+150) as the betting favorite to take home the BMW Championship. Rahm is the defending BMW champion after defeating Dustin Johnson in a playoff at Olympia Fields Country Club outside of Chicago, IL.
Cantlay (+400) is another favorite heading into the weekend, one shot outside of DeChambeau for the top spot. Cantlay was able to wrap up his second round of Friday, shooting a 9-under 63 on Friday.
Sungjae Im (+2500) and Sergio Garcia (+2800) are both four shots back of DeChambeau after 36 holes of play. Im posted a second-round 7-under while Garcia finished Friday’s 18 with a 5-under.
Just outside the top-5 are Hudson Swafford and Burns (+3300), with currently scores at 11-under. Burns has the 18th hole left to play to wrap up his second round. Both Swafford and Burns have won PGA Tour victories this season.
Rounding out those players in double-digits under par are Rory McIlroy (+3300) and Ancer (+4500). McIlroy shot a 2-under 70 in his Friday round, while Ancer has two holes left to play to try and improve his 4-under round before heading into his final 36 holes of play.
With DeChambeau tearing up a soft, wide-open course on Friday, it is hard to believe that someone outside the top-10 has a chance to make noise this weekend. Luckily, this is golf, and crazier things have happened over the final two rounds of play. With that being said, here are a golfer target heading into the weekend.
Dustin Johnson (+6600) is nine strokes off the lead, but the defending Tour champion has shown the ability to attack Northeastern golf courses in the past. Johnson will need to get aggressive both Saturday and Sunday, but the 2020 FedEx Cup champ is a good flyer if you have some lunch money laying around.
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