2019 BMW Championship

Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 5,407 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

Round two of the FedEx Cup Playoffs happens this week in Chicago.

Course: Medinah #3 a par 72 of 7657 yards that seems to be changed every time they host a big event. I think the course will play about the same as it did for the 2012 Ryder Cup.

Purse: $9,250,000

FedEX Cup points: 2000

Field: The entire top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings are currently expected to start at press time. The first place points for the OWGR are expected to be about 72, keeping this event as one of the strongest of the year despite a field of just 70 payers.

The field will be battling it out for one of the thirty spots in the Tour Championship next week in Atlanta. Additionally, the higher your position in the rankings, the better starting position you will have at East Lake.

Making the final thirty is of MAJOR importance. Everyone in that thirty is exempt into all four major championships next year. No matter how bad a year you are having (looking at you Patton Kizzire), you still get in the majors.

This is the final year of the BMW sponsorship and this tournament will have a new name next year. As for the old name, Western Open, the Western Golf Association still participates in this tournament. The tournament still raises money for the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship Fund. Since 2007, the tournament has raised over $30,000,000 for this fund.

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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,802 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    BMW Championship
    Medinah Country Club (No.3) - Medinah, Illinois
    August 15 - 18, 2019

    ODDS to Win:
    Brooks Koepka 8/1
    Rory McIlroy 8/1
    Jon Rahm 10/1
    Dustin Johnson 14/1
    Justin Thomas 16/1
    Justin Rose 16/1
    Patrick Cantlay 18/1
    Webb Simpson 20/1
    Patrick Reed 25/1
    Adam Scott 25/1
    Rickie Fowler 25/1
    Tommy Fleetwood 25/1
    Jordan Spieth 30/1
    Xander Schauffele 30/1
    Louis Oosthuizen 30/1
    Paul Casey 40/1
    Tony Finau 40/1
    Bryson DeChambeau 40/1
    Tiger Woods 50/1
    Hideki Matsuyama 50/1
    Jason Day 50/1
    Matt Kuchar 50/1
    Billy Horschel 50/1
    Collin Morikawa 50/1
    Francesco Molinari 60/1
    Marc Leishman 60/1
    Gary Woodland 60/1
    Shane Lowry 60/1
    Ian Poulter 60/1
    Brandt Snedeker 60/1
    Kevin Kisner 60/1
    Jason Kokrak 60/1
    Abraham Ancer 80/1
    Ryan Moore 80/1
    Byeong Hun An 80/1
    Chez Reavie 80/1
    Andrew Putnam 80/1
    Rory Sabbatini 80/1
    Sungjae Im 80/1
    Joaquin Niemann 80/1
    Rafael Cabrera Bello 80/1

    Still undecided.

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  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 31,008 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonder is TW will play this week?

  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 10,096 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    haven't made my picks, I'm still gun shy from the last tournament

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  • PZeroPZero Members Posts: 11,531 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll go with Spieth. He's got to win sometime.

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    Featured Groups
    Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy (FedExCup Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
    Matt Kuchar, Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay (FedExCup Nos. 4, 5 and 6)
    Xander Schauffele, Abraham Ancer, Gary Woodland (FedExCup Nos. 7, 8 and 9)
    Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson, Justin Rose (FedExCup Nos. 10, 11 and 12)

    Other: CT Pan, Tiger Woods, Billy Horschel

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  • stanger37stanger37 Members Posts: 445 ✭✭✭✭

    @TheMoneyShot said:
    Wonder is TW will play this week?

    Radio said he should be getting here today and still scheduled for the pro-am tomorrow teeing off at 6:50am. I wonder if he picked that time or if it was previously scheduled?

    A few weeks ago, mornings were in the brisk 60s. Last week it has been pretty muggy out, real heavy humid air. I am already going Sunday for the finish, but thinking about also going Thursday just in case there is another WD.

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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 27,192 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I think this is as close as we are going to get to seeing TW this week

  • ShrinerShriner Members Posts: 103 ✭✭✭

    As of right now, it is gorgeous out and should be perfect all day. Possible rain tomorrow.

  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 5,277 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Chances of Tiger playing this week are about on par with his making it to East Lake to defend his Tour Championship.

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  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,802 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I dont like him but Rahmbo.

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  • SymphonizeSymphonize Members Posts: 94 ✭✭✭

    Gorgeous morning out on the course today. As expected course is in pristine condition. Followed Jason Day for a few holes this morning he went out early solo.

  • 755755 Members Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Just saw a video of TW walking across the parking lot, something not right :(, and as a fan, I want him to play well, but not optimistic about this.

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  • stanger37stanger37 Members Posts: 445 ✭✭✭✭

    @755 said:
    Just saw a video of TW walking across the parking lot, something not right :(, and as a fan, I want him to play well, but not optimistic about this.

    jesus christ. can the guy hit a shot during at least a pro am before we start doing this? I hope this is said with sarcasm.

    "Guy with broken back gets out of car after sitting in Chicago traffic, straight from getting off a plane. Looks uncomfortable removing himself from car"

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  • 755755 Members Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @stanger37 said:

    @755 said:
    Just saw a video of TW walking across the parking lot, something not right :(, and as a fan, I want him to play well, but not optimistic about this.

    jesus christ. can the guy hit a shot during at least a pro am before we start doing this? I hope this is said with sarcasm.

    "Guy with broken back gets out of car after sitting in Chicago traffic, straight from getting off a plane. Looks uncomfortable removing himself from car"

    Jesus Christ I am entitled to an opinion!. Just sharing my thoughts, could care less if you agree. I am as big of a TW fan as there is and no one wants him to contend more than I do. Sorry I offended you

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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers Posts: 7,403 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @755 said:
    Just saw a video of TW walking across the parking lot, something not right :(, and as a fan, I want him to play well, but not optimistic about this.

    His walk in general is different. It's like hes walking on egg shells at all times

  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,349 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 13, 2019 9:58pm #19

    I’m thinking Tigers got some physiological hesitation regarding his back, happens a lot when recovering from injury. It’s like you get scared to use it subconsciously and move differently to protect but he’s got really good physical therapists so I’m sure they would get him past that

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    @Krt22 said:

    @755 said:
    Just saw a video of TW walking across the parking lot, something not right :(, and as a fan, I want him to play well, but not optimistic about this.

    His walk in general is different. It's like hes walking on egg shells at all times

    That was my point, he just does not look comfortable.

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  • tideridertiderider Members Posts: 2,197 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @stanger37 said:

    @755 said:
    Just saw a video of TW walking across the parking lot, something not right :(, and as a fan, I want him to play well, but not optimistic about this.

    jesus christ. can the guy hit a shot during at least a pro am before we start doing this? I hope this is said with sarcasm.

    "Guy with broken back gets out of car after sitting in Chicago traffic, straight from getting off a plane. Looks uncomfortable removing himself from car"

    he doesn't have a broken back ... guy's just reporting what he saw ...

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  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 6,459 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Krt22 said:

    @755 said:
    Just saw a video of TW walking across the parking lot, something not right :(, and as a fan, I want him to play well, but not optimistic about this.

    His walk in general is different. It's like hes walking on egg shells at all times

    Which is very normal for people with back issues. any misstep or change in your gait could send you to bed for a few weeks. Walking on hills on the course etc is handled with the same care. Hes being careful, thats a very good thing

  • BlackDiamondPar5BlackDiamondPar5 Members Posts: 5,480 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Heck Tiger should just limp around just to mess with fanboys and the press. :)

  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 5,277 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I am at the point of not wanting to watch Tiger now. The rug has been pulled out from under out feet with regard to him being back and healthy enough to compete over a series of events. It’s like watching an old boxer who has had one fight too many but keeps on going. The senses and feels re there, the body just won’t let him do it anymore.

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  • pmadden86pmadden86 Members Posts: 388 ✭✭✭✭

    Tiger should just play the 4 majors every year and nothing else.

  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,931 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @pmadden86 said:
    Tiger should just play the 4 majors every year and nothing else.

    I doubt he'd be willing to accept being a ceremonial golfer because if he did what you suggest that's what he'd be. He'd soon not be exempt for the US Open too as his OWGR would tumble.

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  • Cincy_KenCincy_Ken Members Posts: 167 ✭✭✭

    @OldTomMorris said:

    @pmadden86 said:
    Tiger should just play the 4 majors every year and nothing else.

    I doubt he'd be willing to accept being a ceremonial golfer because if he did what you suggest that's what he'd be. He'd soon not be exempt for the US Open too as his OWGR would tumble.

    He's got 5 year exemption for winning the Master's, correct? USGA has also shown willingness to give past champs a couple special exemptions after their exemptions run out. Given his history with USGA championships Tiger probably can count on playing every US Open until he's 50.

  • OldTomMorrisOldTomMorris Edinburgh, ScotlandMembers Posts: 2,931 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 14, 2019 1:37pm #30

    @Cincy_Ken said:

    @OldTomMorris said:

    @pmadden86 said:
    Tiger should just play the 4 majors every year and nothing else.

    I doubt he'd be willing to accept being a ceremonial golfer because if he did what you suggest that's what he'd be. He'd soon not be exempt for the US Open too as his OWGR would tumble.

    He's got 5 year exemption for winning the Master's, correct? USGA has also shown willingness to give past champs a couple special exemptions after their exemptions run out. Given his history with USGA championships Tiger probably can count on playing every US Open until he's 50.

    He can play as long as he wants at the Masters & PGA and up until 60 years old at The Open. It's a 10 year exemption for the US Open. He's guaranteed in all four for 5 years after his Master win but I can't see that scenario were he only plays those 4 events in season and thats it.

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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,349 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I was at practice round yesterday, heard tiger showed up in parking lot around 2. Thought he might head to range but never did, got worked on and went to some green behind clubhouse that I don’t even know if spectators can get to, I couldn’t find it. Was late in day anyway and most people left, like 4:30pm. This course is much better than Conway farms that they have had bmw at in recent years

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