BMW Championship Course Preview
The PGA Tour heads to Olympia fields for the BMW championship where only the top. 70 in the FedEx Cup standings will be present and only the top 30 we’ll be moving on to the tour championship. There are a few extra wrinkles this week, in addition to being a no-cut event, meaning your golfers are going to get a guaranteed four rounds, barring some DQ or a withdraw.
There are also the added factor of guys who need to move up the FedEx cup standing. So if you’re currently ranked outside the top 30, you’re going to need to have a good week. For example, the way that Tiger Woods can punch his ticket to East Lake next week is with a sixth-place finish or better. So some of these guys might be taking on more risk as the week goes on to try to improve their standings in a big way in Olympia fields.
It might be a staple on the collegiate or the amateur circuit, but we have not seen this course on the PGA tour since the 2003 US Open, which was eventually won by Jim Furyk. So throw all that course history out the window. We’re looking at tournament history, event history for the BMW Championship because it’s always played at the same time of year. You always get the top players in the world. It’s always a no-cut event. There are things to be garnered from event history as compared to tournament history or course history.
Yeah, so this week, top 70, no cut meeting guys. We’re going to be flying all over the place each day. And every round the standings are going to change drastically. It means the top fives, the top tens in the top 20 sweats will last all week long this week at the BMW championship.