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Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite for the second week in a row.
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This week’s BMW Championship is the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and according to the BMW Championship betting odds via BetMGM, Rory McIlroy once again is installed as the betting favorite, despite a poor performance last week. Here’s what you need to know.
McIlroy entered last week’s playoff-opening FedEx St. Jude Championship as the betting favorite, then put together rounds of 70 and 69 to miss the cut in the low-scoring event. No matter, the oddsmakers are still choosing Rory as the favorite for the BMW, to the tune of +1100 odds to win.
He’s followed in close pursuit by Jon Rahm (+1200) and some star players tied at +1400, including U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick, last week’s winner Will Zalatoris and a red-hot Tony Finau. Cameron Smith also had those same odds, but he withdrew from the event on Monday.
Surprisingly, World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler has fallen all the way to No. 9 in odds to win at +1800 thanks to his own missed cut at the FedEx St. Jude.
With the BMW field limited to the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings, a true long shot is harder to come by than a normal week. But we think we have identified a quality choice despite that fact: Kurt Kitayama.
For a player with zero PGA Tour wins in his career, Kitayama has had something of a banner year. Among his 11 made cuts this season are three top-3 finishes: 2nd at the Genesis Scottish Open in July, T2 at the Mexico Open in May and 3rd at the Honda Classic in February.
Kitayama missed the cut last week, but he comes in tied for the longest odds to win of the whole field at +25000. Should he pull off his first-career Tour victory at the BMW, he would turn a small $10 bet into $2,500.
You can see the top 15 in BMW Championship betting odds as of Monday morning below, or head over to BetMGM to see the full list of odds and bets for this week.
Rory McIlroy (+1100)
Jon Rahm (+1200)
Matt Fitzpatrick (+1400)
Tony Finau (+1400)
Will Zalatoris (+1400)
Justin Thomas (+1600)
Patrick Cantlay (+1600)
Scottie Scheffler (+1800)
Collin Morikawa (+2000)
Xander Schauffele (+2000)
Sam Burns (+2500)
Sungjae Im (+2500)
Joohyung Kim (+2800)
Viktor Hovland (+2800)
Cameron Young (+2800)
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