Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- BMW Championship

Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) August 12, 2019 14:56

Fantasy Golf Tournament Preview- BMW Championship

OVERVIEW

Week 2 of the playoffs and we’re already in no-cut territory. This year the BMW Championship will be played at a venue that has hosted majors in the past, so keep that in the back of your mind when building lineups this week. The course is LONG, undulating and tree-lined fairways. This course defines the “country club layout” of yester-year as there are around 4,700 trees lining the fairways. The rough shouldn’t be much of an issue as it wasn’t even when hosting the past two PGA Championships (both won by Tiger Woods) or when hosting the Ryder Cup. Accuracy off the tee should be very important this week, and in doing so, players should be able to reach the Par 5’s in two shots and there’s even a Par 4 that could produce some fireworks during the week. Tiger shot finishing scores of -18 & -11 in his two PGA Championship titles, and at that time the course played around 7,400 yards. I’d expect to see a similar range of scores this week even with the addition of the extra ~250 yards.

  TOURNAMENT BACKGROUND

  • The Course
  • Medinah Country Club
  • Par 72
  • 7,650 yards
  • Bentgrass greens
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Corollary Courses/Performances: Baltusrol GC (PGA Championship), Congressional (US Open/Quicken Loans), Valhalla (PGA Championship)
  • Past Champions:
  • 2018: Keegan Bradley -20 in a playoff over Justin Rose [Aronimink]
  • 2017: Marc Leishman -23 over Rickie Fowler & Justin Rose [Conway Farms]
  • 2016: Dustin Johnson -23 over Paul Casey [Crooked Stick]
  • 2015: Jason Day -22 over Daniel Berger [Conway Farms]
  • 2014: Billy Horschel -14 over Bubba Watson [Cherry Hills]

 KEY STATS TO TARGET

  • Strong Emphasis – SG: T2G, Birdie or Better %, Par 5 Scoring, Fairways Gained / Driving Accuracy
  • Important – Scrambling, Par 4 Scoring 400-450 yards, APP 175-200+ 
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Pari (HitTheHighDraw)
By Pari (HitTheHighDraw) August 12, 2019 14:56

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