Power Rankings: Top Picks to Win the BMW Championship 2021

Published 08/24/2021, 12:07 PM EDT
Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 16, 2021 Jordan Spieth of the U.S. holds up his ball to the speactators during the second round REUTERS/Lee Smith


After an unscheduled Monday finish at the Northern Trust 2021, the FedExCup playoffs move to the BMW Championship. This Championship is the second FedExCup playoff event which is all set to begin on August 26th. Moreover, the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, will host the event. 

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Meanwhile, only the top 70 players from the FedExCup will be playing at this event. And then, out of these 70, only the top 30 will make it to the final Tour Championship. Moreover, this is a no-cut event, so all 70 players will have a chance to go into the weekend. BMW Championship is said to be one of the toughest events on the PGA Tour. So players will have a hard time out there. 

Meanwhile, the defending champion Jon Rahm is looking all set to retain the trophy with him. Last year he had a win in a playoff against Dustin Johnson as both these players shared the lead after 72 holes with a score of -4. 

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Top 5 picks to win the BMW Championship 2021

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 10, 2021 Justin Thomas of the U.S. acknowledges the crowd after holing his birdie putt on the 3rd green during the third round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

5. Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith is one of the most in-form players currently on the tour. He narrowly missed out on a win at the Northern Trust 2021 against Tony Finau in the playoffs. However, he will be determined to continue his form and get a good finish before Tour Championship. He currently ranks third in the FedExCup rankings.

4. Patrick Cantlay

 Patrick Cantlay is one of the most underrated golfers on the PGA Tour. He has already secured a win this season at the Memorial and is hopeful of getting a good advantage before teeing up at the Tour Championship. He currently ranks 4th on the FedExCup points table. 

3. Jordan Spieth

Even though he had a disappointing finish at the Northern Trust, Jordan was very competitive for three rounds. And usually, in the BMW Championship, the greens are trickier, so attacking the pin locations is crucial, and that’s where Jordan Spieth has an edge. Moreover, he is also one of the best when it comes to putting. He currently ranks 7th on the FedExCup rankings. 

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2. Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas, even though, failed to win the Northern Trust 2021, finished T4 and looked like he has got his form back with his wedges and putter. His game, especially on the greens, was phenomenal, and he would require the same at the BMW Championship as well. Moreover, Justin currently ranks 5th on the FedExCup points table. 

1. Jon Rahm 

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Even though Jon Rahm failed to convert his lead for three rounds to a victory, he is playing unbelievably well this season. Moreover, he is also a defending champion and loves to play in tough conditions. So once again, it is Jon Rahm who is the favorite to win the BMW Championship 2021. He currently ranks 2nd on the FedExCup rankings. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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