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Rickie Fowler has momentum at BMW Championship

15 Sep | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Rickie Fowler has momentum at BMW Championship

The American is in contention to win the FedExCup after last week's victory at TPC Boston, but faces competition from golf's usual suspects

Following a welcome rest week, the penultimate event of the PGA Tour’s lucrative season-ending series takes place at the BMW Championship.

The tournament is played over the par-71, 7,251-yard course at Conway Farms GC in Illinois.

The following players are likely to challenge.

16/1 – Rickie Fowler

Fowler’s response to being voted as golf’s most overrated player by his peers in May has been emphatic.

The American has won two of the PGA Tour’s most prestigious titles since then: the Players Championship just days after the controversial magazine poll was announced and the Deutsche Bank Championship last week.

That victory propelled the 26-year-old from 22nd in the rankings to third and guaranteed his position in the top-five at next week’s season-ending Tour Championship.

Fowler finished fourth at this event last year at Cherry Hills Village in Colorado – and is 16/1 to enter the winner’s circle for the second successive time.

7/1 – Jason DayundefinedThe rest week came at the perfect time for Day, who admitted to feeling “a little flat” at the Deutsche Bank Championship after an emotionally-draining run of three victories in his previous four starts.

That the Australian, who is first in the rankings, was still able to tie for 12th at TPC Boston is a testament to his mental fortitude.

The 27-year-old tied for fourth at Conway Farms in 2013 – the last time the tournament was held at this venue – and can overtake Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth as the No. 1 golfer in the world with a strong result this week.

Day is 7/1 to claim his fifth victory of a career-defining season.

9/1 – Rory McIlroyundefinedMcIlroy is 17th in the rankings after tying for 29th at the Deutsche Bank Championship last time out – a respectable showing in his first start since the US PGA Championship.

The Northern Irishman did close with a five-under-par 66, however, suggesting his sharpness – especially with the putter – is returning.

The 26-year-old won this tournament in 2012 and finished inside the top-10 last year – albeit when both were at different venues.

Despite neither player teeing up last week, McIlroy displaced Spieth at the summit of the sport on Monday and is 9/1 to triumph here.

20/1 – Jim FurykundefinedThe last time the BMW Championship was held at Conway Farms, Furyk shot the course’s 18-hole record – a sensational 12-under-par 59.

The American eventually finished third – three shots back – before tying for fourth the following year.

The 45-year-old is in excellent form this year, too, recording three top-five finishes in his last five starts to climb to ninth in the rankings.

That run included a share of fourth at TPC Boston last time out and Furyk is 20/1 to claim his second win of the season.

25/1 – Zach JohnsonundefinedJohnson is seventh in the rankings after following his tied-fourth finish at The Barclays with a share of 22nd at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The Open champion will be confident of improving his position having won this event on this course two years ago.

The 39-year-old claimed a two-shot victory on 16 under par then and was one of only five players to finish every round in the red numbers.

Johnson, who in addition to winning the claret jug has also recorded nine top-10 finishes this season, is 25/1 to triumph again.

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