BMW Championship: Betting Tips, TV Times

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The BMW Championship heads to Chigaco this week for the second event of the FedEx Playoffs: Here's how to watch, and who to back

Medinah is the host this week, the course infamous for Europe’s Ryder Cup ‘Miracle at Medinah’ triumph. Of that victorious team, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter are all competing this week, and are sure to be inspired by the memories of that fateful Sunday.

It’s the last event players outside of the Top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings can use to get themselves in to the Tour Championship next week at East Lake, meaning it's a big week for the likes of Jordan Spieth - who needs a top 10 finish to get in to the final event of the season. 

Below, find out how to watch all the action this week, and who to back. 

Course: Medinah GC
Defending Champion: Keegan Bradley 
Prize Fund: $9,250,000 
FedEx Cup Points: 2000

BMW Championship: TV Times

Wednesday
On the range: Live PGA Tour, Sky Sports Golf (19:00)

Thursday
Featured Groups: Live PGA Tour, Sky Sports Cricket - Red Button (14:45), Sky Sports Cricket (17:00)
Main Coverage: Sky Sports Golf (20:00)

Friday
Featured Groups: Live PGA Tour, Sky Sports Cricket - Red Button (14:45), Sky Sports Cricket (17:00)
Main Coverage: Sky Sports Golf (20:00), Sky Sports Main Event (22:00)

Saturday
Sky Sports Golf (19:00), Sky Sports Main Event (20:30)

Sunday
Sky Sports Golf (19:00), Sky Sports Main Event (19:30)

BMW Championship: Betting Tips

Brooks Koepka: 8/1
The current FedEx Cup leader finished T30 last week after a torrid finish to his front nine at Liberty National on Sunday, but it followed a win at the WGC FedEx St Jude and T4 at The Open. Ranks 4th scoring average, 8th birdie average, 9th SG: Tee to green, 10th GIR, 13th SG: Approach and 15th SG: Off the tee.

Rory McIlroy: 8/1
McIlroy just recorded his second consecutive top 10 – and 13th of the year – at The Northern Trust, and returns to Medinah searching for his third win of the year . He won the 2012 version of this event. Sits third in FedEx Cup. Ranks 1st for scoring average, SG: Off the tee and SG: Tee to green, 2nd for birdie average, 11th SG: Approach, 20th SG: Around the green and 22nd for SG: Putting. 

Jon Rahm: 10/1
Arugbaly the most in form player of the moment, Rahm hasn’t finished worse than T11 in his last six starts, which includes a victory, a runner-up finish and a T3 last week – a tournament which he briefly led during the back nine. Sits 5th in the FedEx standings. Ranks 2nd SG: Off the tee, 6th birdie average, 7th scoring average and 9th SG: Tee to green.

Justin Thomas: 14/1
Since an initially underwhelming return from a wrist injury, Thomas has been incredibly consistent, going T9-T11-T12-T12 in his last four starts – the latest T12 at last week’s Northern Trust. 15th in the FedEx standings. Ranks 1st birdie average, 2nd for both SG: Approach and SG: Tee to green, 5th for GIR and 8th for scoring average. 

Justin Rose: 16/1
The reigning FedEx Cup champion has been the runner-up in this event in both of the last two years, and heads to Medinah after a T10 last week. Hasn’t finished worse than T220 in his last five starts anywhere. Ranks 2nd SG: Putting and 6th for scoring average.

Patrick Cantlay: 18/1
Cantlay recorded his second T12 in a row last week, his third top 15 in his last four starts. He also has five top 10s and a win this year, and currently is 6th in the FedEx Cup. Ranks 2nd Scoring average, 5th birdie average and SG: Tee to green, 7th SG: Around the green, 15th for both SG: off the tee and SG: Around the green, and 18th for SG: Putting.

Webb Simpson: 20/1
Simpson followed up back to back runner-up finishes with a T18 last week, and hasn’t finished worse than a T30 at The Open since the Valspar at the end of March, which includes four top 10s. 11th in the FedEx standings. Ranks 3rd scoring average, 10th SG: Approach, 11th SG: Around the green, 13th SG: Putting and 14th SG: Tee to green.

Adam Scott: 25/1
A brilliant final round left Adam Scott with a top-five finish at Liberty National, displaying the same form that saw him record two top 20s followed by three top 10s before a MC at The Open and T40 at the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational. Currently 14 in the FedEx Standings. Ranks 4th for both SG: Approach the green and SG: Tee to green, 6th for SG: Around the green, 9th for birdie average and 11th for scoring average.

Patrick Reed: 25/1
Fresh off his seventh PGA Tour win and in-form, Reed has had three top 10s, a T12 and two top-25s in his last six starts and will be hoping to push on with his momentum. Second in FedEx Standings. Ranks 9th SG: Around the green and 23rd for Scoring average.

Jordan Spieth: 33/1
Spieth needs a top 10 at Medinah if he wants to make sure he doesn’t miss out on the Tour Championship for a second year in a row, but put some Sunday demons to rest at Liberty National with a final round 67. He ranks 2nd for SG: Putting, 12th birdie average, 21st SG: Around the green and 29th for Scoring average on PGA Tour so just needs to have a good week off the tee. Sits 44th in FedEx standings. 

Ian Poulter: 55/1
If there’s any player whose going to be inspired by a return to Medinah it’s Europe’s Ryder Cup postman, and he comes to the BMW Championship on the back of top 10s at both the Wyndham Championship and The Northern Trust. Hoping to make it to East Lake for the first time. Ranks 23rd SG: Putting and inside the top 35 for both Scoring average and birdie average. 

Jason Kokrak: 60/1
With a T12 at the Northern Trust and T6 at the Wyndham, Kokrak is a good outside bet this week. Ranks 6th SG: Approach, 13th SG: Off the tee, 15th for SG: Tee to green and 32nd for scoring average.