Aug 26th, 2020
GolfPunt: tips for the BMW
The Spiv casts an eye over the BMW Championship
Olympia Fields is a par 70 course is a long one at some 7,300 plus yards and a slope rating of 150 and so is no stroll in the park.
After his crushing victory at the Northern Trust last week Dustin Johnson is the bookies favourite with odds of only 7/1 on offer. The Spiv is not fancying the man from South Carolina to do the double and so our man in the trilby has looked elsewhere for the betting value.
The Spiv has come up with his tips for the win
To Win - Bryson DeChambeau, USA (12/1)
Bryson DeChambeau had a bad week at the Northern Trust missing the cut after failing to break par in either of his rounds. However, Olympia Fields should be a course where Muscles DeChambeau can put that newfound length to greater use. It is up there in the league of Bethpage Black as a hugely challenging par 70 course. The American has form at Olympia Fields which was the scene of his 2015 U.S. Amateur triumph.
Each-way – Alex Noren, Sweden (45/1)
Alex Noren is a man in good form of late and we think this course should suit his game. The Swede will need a good week if he is to force his way into the final 30 for the Tour Championship but he has three top ten finishes in his last four tournaments. Noren has had success in Europe but is yet to win on the PGA Tour but the Spiv believes he could come close this week
Outsider – Danny Lee, New Zealand (150/1)
A dark horse could be the man from New Zealand, Danny Lee. Lee crumbled on the back nine last week at the Northern Trust when he was in with a real chance of a top five finish and we think he can put that behind this week. The New Zealander has put a lot of work into his golf game and in particular, increased his length off the tee. Everyone likes a punt and so, for all those Kiwis who love to bet on golf the odds of 150/1 look an attractive each-way option.