BMW Championship Power Rankings: The Top 70 Square Off at Conway Farms
BMW Championship: Who Will Take Home the Title?
Every one of the top 70 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings will be in attendance as the BMW Championship kicks off outside of Chicago. The entire field is competing to earn a spot in the top 30 and move on to the TOUR Championship next week. Obviously some players have a better shot than others at advancing to the playoff finale but that doesn’t mean that those that currently only have a glimmer of hope will pack it in early. Even those that are still on the outside of the top 30 can play their way into next week’s event, though.
This is the first time that Conway Farms has hosted a PGA Tour event, so the majority of the field is somewhat unfamiliar with the track. Luke Donald is one pro that is a member – a fact that should give him a slight advantage. I don’t see it benefiting him enough to contend for the title this week, however. Jordan Spieth is another sexy pick this week, but I think that he will let off the gas just a bit after an emotional week in which he was chosen to join the Presidents Cup team.
Some of this week’s field is coming in on fire – Henrik Stenson and Graham DeLaet are probably the two hottest golfers in the world right now – which certainly bodes well for their chances. There are others who have made it to this point that are still struggling to find their form. Some of them will likely do just that this week and become surprise contenders as the week progresses.
Following are the top five golfers in this week’s Power Rankings. Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.
#5 Graham DeLaet
Outside of Henrik Stenson, DeLaet is the hottest golfer on Tour right now. He has seven top-10 finishes this season and hasn’t finished outside of the top three in the playoffs. Not many people are giving him a shot this week – probably because he has yet to record a victory – but I’m banking on DeLaet to pick up a top-15 result.
#4 Adam Scott
The Masters champion isn’t fourth in scoring, seventh in total driving and 12th in greens in regulation by accident. He should bounce back nicely after a disappointing outing at TPC Boston. It would come as no surprise if he adds another solid finish to his resume this year.
#3 Justin Rose
Many people are high on Rose this week. He hasn’t played a round over par in two events and has yet to finish outside of the top 16 since the playoffs began. Based on how he has been playing as of late, the U.S. Open champion should extend that streak another week.
#2 Matt Kuchar
Mr. Consistency has finished inside of the top 30 in nine straight events. He is currently fourth in the FedEx Cup standings thanks to two wins this year and a tie for fourth place in Boston. All signs point to him making a run at the top of the leaderboard this week.
#1 Henrik Stenson
It’s hard to dislike what he’s done over the last two months – four top-3 finishes, including a win at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He has put himself in prime position to contend for the FedEx Cup title. Expect another top 10 showing from the Swede.