PGA Tour: DJ to double up…

The FedEx Cup playoffs continue this week, with the BMW Championship being played at Olympia Fields just outside Chicago.

The field has been whittled down to 70 players this week, and only the top 30 will qualify for the Tour Championship next week.

We liked the top of the market last week, but missed out on a dominant performance from Dustin Johnson as he sauntered to an 11-shot victory.

We like Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau, who won the U.S. Amateur here in 2015, but we were so impressed with DJ that we’re going to side with him to follow up. Usually we’re reluctant to back players to win back to back, but DJ won with such ease that we think it would have taken very little out of him.

Our second selection is Bubba Watson. The former Masters champion is on the verge of playing really well again, finishing tied 18th last week after a closing one over par final round. He’s still a hefty 90/1, and we think that offers each way value.

Over in Europe, it’s the U.K. Championship from the Belfry, as the European Tour completes its U.K. swing.

This is a course which hasn’t seen top flight European competition for some time, so we’re guessing that experienced U.K. players could have an advantage.

Andy Sullivan is a classy golfer when on form, a former Ryder Cup player to boot. He has already won during the swing, and we think he has a good chance this week.


Johnson to win, 1 pt, at 8/1, William Hill

Watson 0.5 pts each way at 90/1, 1/5 the odds for the first six places, Unibet

Sullivan to win, 1 pt, at 18/1, widely available


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