The BMW Championship is the next tournament up in the race for the FedEx Cup and it should be an exciting contest.
BMW Championship odds have Rory McIlroy again favorite to win despite a poor showing last week. However, the best value is with Jon Rahm, who is quietly going about his business and is ready to strike.
Rahm Ready to Win
Rahm recently welcomed a second child into his family, which should increase his drive to perform well at the BMW Championship.
The 27-year-old was a strong chance to win the St Jude Championship and his T5 finish should give bettors plenty of confidence heading into the next tournament.
It was a commendable performance as he moved up the FedEx Cup rankings and he could bridge the gap between himself and Scottie Scheffler with another strong showing at the BMW.
PGA Tour betting odds have Rahm at +1200, which is a reasonable price for the former top player in the world. Although there is still a lot of support for McIlroy, we expect Rahm to play better in this situation.
It makes sense to back Rahm at the better odds and we could see betting support for him closer to the opening round.
Money for Morikawa
After slipping under the radar for a while, Collin Morikawa returned to the fray last week with a strong performance.
The fact that the two-time major champion tied for fifth place with Rahm is encouraging for the 25-year-old, who is still searching for his first victory since taking home the DP World Tour Championship in November.
Morikawa is paying +2200 to win the BMW Championship and that’s excellent golf betting odds.
Stick with Scheffler
We have been disappointed in Scheffler’s attitude ever since he rose to the position of the world’s best golfer.
The American is under increasing pressure to perform and he isn’t doing well with it. It was evident last week with his missed cut at the St Jude Classic and we’re seeing more anger out of it.
That happens when you’re failing to live up to expectations. He also created controversy when walking across Cam Smith’s line.
“I think he was off to a bad start there early in the day, and etiquette-wise, it’s probably not the kindest thing to do, but there was nothing wrong, and Steve, they were pretty much joking about it after and before the round today,” golf analyst Justin Leonard said.
Given how important the tournament was last week, we’re surprised he didn’t make the cut. He had been playing well enough to compete for the win, so he needs to refocus and attack the BMW Championship.
His BMW Championship odds of +1800 are generous. The sportsbook isn’t giving him much respect and bettors could catch on.
Dealing with Davis
Cameron Davis made headlines for calling out fellow Australian Smith about his LIV Tour deal. Despite the distraction, he played well last week.
He finished T13 and that’s a good finish for a one-time PGA Tour winner, who also played well at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
Bettors get +7500 BMW Championship odds and they’re worth taking. He’s not the name on everyone’s lips but Davis goes under the radar and he’s good enough to beat a world-quality field.
With Smith not playing due to hip pain, another Australian could step up to the mark.Follow us on Twitter