BMW Championship Preview & Groups To Watch
The PGA TOUR is down to its final 70 players as they head to Cog Hill for the BMW Championship. Webb Simpson is in control of the FedEx Cup playoffs after his win in Boston but defending BMW champion Dustin Johnson sits just behind him in second place.
(Dustin Johnson won the 2010 BMW Championship. Photo: My Philly Golf)
Webb Simpson may lead the FedEx Cup going into the third event and the top ranked golfer in the world, Luke Donald, sits in 4th but all eyes this week will be on Dustin Johnson. Johnson, who won here last year, earned his first victory of the season at The Barclays just a few weeks ago. The win gave him a lead in the FedEx Cup standings but Simpson claimed the top spot with a win two weeks ago.
Seven of the top ten players in the world have made it this far and all but one (Adam Scott) are in the top 10 of the FedEx Cup Standings. Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker, Jason Day and Phil Mickelson join Donald and Johnson in the chase for $10 Million. A win by any one of them could propel them into the top spot heading into the TOUR Championship in Atlanta next week.
BMW Championship Groups To Watch
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3. Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson & Gary Woodland: These guys rank 10-12 in the FedEx Cup standings which means a good showing this week could put them in a place to win it all. If nothing else, you can watch two lefties play play their high risk/high reward style. Bubba and Phil are about as entertaining as golfers get on the course.