OAD — BMW Championship

This time of  year some guys have two stellar picks left.

Some don’t.

I’m in Column B.


2018 Thermometer:

Event Golfer Place $$
Safeway Open Tony Finau 2nd 669,600
CIMB Classic Paul Casey T7 218,166
CJ CUP @ 9 BRIDGES Keegan Bradley T47 23,759
WGC-HSBC Champions Hideki Matsuyama T50 51,875
Sanderson Farms Chesson Hadley T2 464,400
Shriners Patrick Cantlay WIN 1,224,000
OHL Classic Kevin Chappell MC 0
The RSM Classic Charles Howell III MC 0
Sentry TOC Kevin Kisner T17 99,333
Sony Open Brian Harman T4 256,266
CareerBuilder Challenge Jason Dufner T36 27,189
Farmers Insurance Jon Rahm T29 43,872
WMPO Alex Noren T21 80,040
-AT&T Pebble Beach Phil Mickelson T2 488,400
Genesis Open Dustin Johnson T16 111,600
Honda Classic Graeme McDowell MC 0
WGC-Mexico Tommy Fleetwood T14 126,500
Valspar Championship Ryan Moore MC 0
Arnold Palmer Tyrell Hatton T69 18,067
WGC-Match Play Patrick Reed T9 163,000
Corales Puntacana Patrick Rodgers T22 27,850
Houston Open Luke List T24 54,162
Masters Jordan Spieth 3rd 748,000
RBC Heritage Cameron Smith T32 35,510
Valero Texas Open Billy Horschel T11 136,400
Zurich Classic Bud Cauley MC 0
Wells Fargo Championship Bryson DeChambeau 4th 369,600


THE PLAYERS Francesco Molinari MC 0
AT&T Byron Nelson Jimmy Walker T6 257,950
Fort Worth Invitational Adam Scott T52 16,472
Memorial Tiger Woods T23 76,985
FESJC Henrik Stenson T26 50,820
US Open Justin Rose T10 270,151
FESJC Xander Schauffele MC 0
Quicken Loans National Kyle Stanley T32 36,841
A Military Tribute Bubba Watson T13 121,632
John Deere Classic Zach Johnson T16 81,366
British Open Rory McIlroy T2 694,250
RBC Canadian Open Charley Hoffman T29 37,743
Barracuda Martin Laird T15 51,000
WGC-Bridgestone Invite Rickie Fowler T17 104,250
PGA Championship Brooks Koepka WIN 1,980,000
Wyndham Brandt Snedeker WIN 1,080,000
THE NORTHERN TRUST Jason Day T20 101,160
Dell Technologies Marc Leishman T21 100,800
Total Events: 46


Top 10s: 14 MC: 7 $10,499,009

Last week:

He was hovering around the 36-hole lead but never fired on the weekend. Thankfully the event didn’t include more than 72 holes or T21 would have been a pipe dream. The best news is that I didn’t move down and I have two chances left to move up.

My Choice: Marc Leishman. He knows he should have closed this out last year and he showed his class by winning the next week at the BMW. He’s playing with Tiger Woods again so that should be familiar and hopefully he can build on his 67 to close last week at Ridgewood. — T21.

If he can’t make it to the first tee Plan B is Louis Oosthuizen — T31.

Anytime that Oosty is Plan B, I’ll need a Plan C so that’s Kevin Na — MC.

I hope I don’t regret leaving RCB off this week but I’m going with the guy making his 10th start here coming off his best result — T7.


It cost my 150k so I can live with that.


This week:

Make sure to read The Confidence Factor and last week’s preview if you’re curious on guys you don’t see.

With NO CUT this week my decision becomes easier but is yet difficult.

Do I play the SNUBBED angle this week with Rafa Cabrera Bello or do I run like hell hoping his dreams and ego aren’t crushed like Rioja grapes?

Can Cam Continue to Cram Crazy Cash? With podiums in his first two why not his third??

Gary Woodland is driving me crazy.

Beau Hossler would be my pick if this was a 54-hole event.

Emiliano Grillo has perked back up but I can’t mortgage it on one round of 64.


Next Time Out:

Thomas — East Lake


My Life

I don’t believe any of the weapons I have left are going to cross the finish line first.

Guys who have been harboring the big names for the final two events will be looking to Rose, Koepka and DJ to do this business this week.

I am openly rooting for another DeChambeau victory and Finau solo second as those are the only two “winners” that will not make guys jump up the leaderboard because there’s no way ANYONE has them left, right??


No, no he’s not. This is ONE and done and already burned him at the RBC Heritage.

What could possibly go wrong!

(This whole column just did. Gary Woodland is the pick)

If there is no column next week you’ll know that Woodland has won and I have entered a treatment facility.

Next Week

The TOUR Championship (Donald Ross course): There has never been a repeat champion or anyone who has won multiple FedExCup titles so whoever is left! A rookie won for the first time last year (Schauffele) so it’s not impossible!

Good luck!

History Channeled:

2015-16 Season total: $5,978,929; 47 events

  • Wins: 2 (Matsuyama, Hoffman)
  • Seconds: 0
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 9
  • Top 25s: 18
  • MC: 8 (Mickelson, FIO; Oosthuizen, SHO; Chappell, Colonial; Casey, Memorial; Woodland, FESJC; Hearn, RBC Canadian; McGirt, Wyndham; Justin Thomas, DBC)

2016-17 Season total: $6,533,509 45 events

  • Wins: 1
  • Seconds: 1
  • Thirds: 1
  • Top 10s: 12
  • Top 25s: 20
  • MCs (10): Grayson Murray (Safeway Open); Patton Kizzire (SFC); Jamie Lovemark (CB Challenge); Jimmy Walker (FIO); Charl Schwartzel (Genesis); Russell Knox (Honda); Henrik Stenson (API); Thomas Pieters (Zurich); Kevin Kisner (WFC).


Thanks for reading!



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