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BMW Championship: Expert Picks

Justin Rose is my tried and true at Aroniminck

Dell Technologies Championship - Round Two Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Just a refresher for anyone who needs it. The first round of the playoffs, The Northern Trust will work to whittle the field from the top 125 in Fedex Points down to the top 100 who will advance to the Dell Technologies Championship. The top 70 advance from that to the BMW Championship. From there, the top 30 have their points reset with the top player getting 2,000 points, 2nd place getting 1,800 working its way down to 30th place who gets 168 points. The Tour Championship will determine who is crowned the FedEx Cup winner.

Tournament Information

BMW Championship

Date: September 6th – 9th

Course: Aroniminck Golf Club

Purse: $9MM ($1.6MM to winner)

FedEx points: 2000 to the winner

2017 Winner: Marc Leishman (-23)

Course: Aronimink Golf Club. Established in 1896 and designed by Donald Ross, this 7,237 yard par 70 course has a course rating of 74.4 and a slope rating of 130. The course was redesigned in 2003 to bring back to the uniquely shaped bunkers that are placed throughout the course. The fairways are more generous and there are a handful of rolling hills in each hole with minimal trees on either side of the fairways. Success at this course is largely contingent on avoiding the hilly bunkers.

AT&T National - Final Round Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Starting 4

Justin Rose (3rd selection this year). He won at Aronimink during the AT&T National back in 2010, he has top 25 finishes at the BMW Championship each of the last 3 years and he has seven top 20 finishes in his last nine tournaments.

Jordan Spieth (5th selection this year). He has arguably the best recent record at the BMW Championship with top 15 finishes each of the last 3 years. He has top 25 finishes in four of his last five tournaments.

Rickie Fowler (6th selection this year). Top 20 finishes in five of the last six tournaments. Add to that, he is currently 15th best total strokes gained and has top four finishes two of the last four years at the BMW Championship.

Jason Day (5th selection this year). Top 20 finishes in five of his last six tournaments, Jason has one of the best playoff aggregate scores over the last three years. This is when he plays his best and he comes to the BMW Championship at Aroniminck Golf Club where he finished 9th at the AT&T National in 2010.

Bench 2

Franceso Molinari (3rd selection this year). He finished 25th in the immediate tournament following his last two missed cuts. He has four top 10 finishes in his last six tournaments, he finished 12thlast year at the BMW Championships.

Bryson DeChambeau (2nd selection this year). He had a weak track record at the BMW Championship (no top 25 finish in the last 3 years) but I’d be moronic not to at least pick him based on his recent track record.

Poll

Which top golfer not mentioned will do best at BMW?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Dustin Johnson
    (35 votes)
  • 16%
    Justin Thomas
    (16 votes)
  • 32%
    Brooks Koepka
    (31 votes)
  • 14%
    Rory Mcilroy
    (14 votes)
96 votes total Vote Now

2018 Stats

Starting 4: Avg Finish 42nd (31st percentile)

Bench 2: Avg Finish 52nd (39th percentile)