2020 BMW Championship Golf Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

The 2020 BMW Championship is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour and is the second of three FedEx Cup playoff events. The tournament is limited to the top 70 players on the PGA Tour’s points list following The Northern Trust - the first FedEx Cup event, which takes place the previous week.

The FedEx Cup trophy is awarded to the player at the top of the PGA Tour’s points list at the end of the season, with the winner pocketing $15 million. Following the 2020 BMW Championship, the field is reduced to the top 30 players for the final playoff event at the Tour Championship, after which the FedEx Cup champion is confirmed.

Latest 2020 BMW Championship Golf News


Where is the 2020 BMW Championship Golf?


The 2020 BMW Championship will take place at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is the first time Medinah will host the tournament after hosting four major championships - two U.S. Opens (1928, 2003) & two PGA Championships (1925, 1961).

Olympia Fields Country Club Course Layout


The Olympia Fields Country Club North Course was designed by two-time British Open champion Willie Park Jnr. The course was founded in 1915 and lengthened before the 2003 US Open, playing to a par-70/71 over 7,273 yards.

HoleYardsParHoleYardsPar
1 626 5 10 444 4
2 471 4 11 402 4
3 461 4 12 389 4
4 400 4 13 168 3
5417 4 144444
6 187 3 15 576 5
7 430 4 16 215 3
8 247 3 17 455 4
9 445 4 18 496 4/5
Out 3,684 35 In 3,589 35/36



Total 7,273 70/71

When is the 2020 BMW Championship Golf?


The 2020 BMW Championship will be held from 20-23 August, 2020.

BMW Championship Golf History


The BMW Championship started in 2007 in the first year of the FedEx Cup playoffs. It has always been the penultimate tournament of the FedEx Cup, which in 2019 was reduced from four to three events.

Tiger Woods won the inaugural BMW Championship at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Illinois and won his second title at the same venue two years later in 2009.

Prior to the launch of the FedEx Cup and the BMW Championship, it was the Western Open, which was first played in 1899 at Glen View Golf Club in Illinois and run by the Western Golf Association – at the time a rival of the United States Golf Association. 

From the first tournament up to 1961, the Western Open was played in various locations across the Midwest, before settling in the Chicago metropolitan area from 1962.

One of the most remarkable incidents in the tournament’s history occurred in 1975 when Lee Trevino and Jerry Heard were struck by lightning on the 13th green.  

BMW Championship Golf Results


Take some time research past results from the BMW Championship and the Western Open to gain an insight as to which players have performed well at the tournament. Even though the BMW Championship is played at a new venue, the course setup and conditions will be similar to previous tournaments, so past success could transfer to this year’s event. 

By evaluating past performances, it can help you with your pre-tournament betting decisions and can give you an advantage when choosing players to back in the outright winner market, as well as other markets like Top 10 or Top 20 finishes. 

BMW Championship Golf Winners, Score & Course


Past winners, country, score, margin, course and winners purse for the BMW Championship.

YearPlayerCountryScoreParMarginCoursePurse ($)
2021






2020






2019 Justin Thomas United States 263 -25 3 strokes Medinah Country Club 9,250,000
2018 Keegan Bradley United States 260 -20 Playoff Aronimink Golf Club 9,000,000
2017 Marc Leishman Australia 261 -23 5 strokes Conway Farms Golf Club 8,750,000
2016 Dustin Johnson (2) United States 265 -23 3 strokes Crooked Stick Golf Club 8,500,000
2015 Jason Day Australia 262 -22 6 strokes Conway Farms Golf Club 8,250,000
2014 Billy Horschel United States 266 -14 2 strokes Cherry Hills Country Club 8,000,000
2013 Zach Johnson United States 268 -16 2 strokes Conway Farms Golf Club 8,000,000
2012 Rory McIlroy Northern Ireland 268 -20 2 strokes Crooked Stick Golf Club 8,000,000
2011 Justin Rose England 271 -13 2 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club 8,000,000
2010 Dustin Johnson United States 275 -9 1 stroke Cog Hill Golf & Country Club 7,500,000
2009 Tiger Woods (2) United States 265 -19 8 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club 7,500,000
2008 Camilo Villegas  Colombia 265 -15 2 strokes Bellerive Country Club 7,000,000
2007 Tiger Woods  United States 262 -22 2 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club 7,000,000

Past winners of the Western Open, dating back to 1962 when the tournament permanently moved to the Chicago metropolitan area.

YearPlayerCountryScoreParMarginVenue
2006 Trevor Immelman South Africa 271 -13 2 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
2005 Jim Furyk United States 270 -14 2 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
2004 Stephen Ames Trinidad and Tobago 274 -10 2 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
2003 Tiger Woods (3) United States 267 -21 5 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
2002 Jerry Kelly United States 269 -19 2 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
2001 Scott Hoch United States 267 -21 1 stroke Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
2000 Robert Allenby Australia 274 -14 Playoff Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
1999 Tiger Woods (2) United States 273 -15 3 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
1998 Joe Durant United States 271 -17 2 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
1997 Tiger Woods United States 275 -13 3 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
1996 Steve Stricker United States 270 -18 8 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
1995 Billy Mayfair United States 279 -9 1 stroke Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
1994 Nick Price (2) Zimbabwe 277 -11 1 stroke Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
1993 Nick Price Zimbabwe 269 -19 5 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
1992 Ben Crenshaw United States 276 -12 1 stroke Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
1991 Russ Cochran United States 275 -13 2 strokes Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
1990 Wayne Levi United States 275 -13 4 strokes Butler National Golf Club
1989 Mark McCumber (2) United States 275 -13 Playoff Butler National Golf Club
1988 Jim Benepe United States 278 -10 1 stroke Butler National Golf Club
1987 D. A. Weibring United States 207 -9 1 stroke Butler National Golf Club
1986 Tom Kite United States 286 -2 Playoff Butler National Golf Club
1985 Scott Verplank (a) United States 279 -9 Playoff Butler National Golf Club
1984 Tom Watson (3) United States 280 -8 Playoff Butler National Golf Club
1983 Mark McCumber United States 284 -4 1 stroke Butler National Golf Club
1982 Tom Weiskopf United States 276 -12 1 stroke Butler National Golf Club
1981 Ed Fiori United States 277 -11 4 strokes Butler National Golf Club
1980 Scott Simpson United States 281 -7 5 strokes Butler National Golf Club
1979 Larry Nelson United States 286 -2 Playoff Butler National Golf Club
1978 Andy Bean United States 282 -6 Playoff Butler National Golf Club
1977 Tom Watson (2) United States 283 -5 1 stroke Butler National Golf Club
1976 Al Geiberger United States 288 4 1 stroke Butler National Golf Club
1975 Hale Irwin United States 283 -1 1 stroke Butler National Golf Club
1974 Tom Watson United States 287 3 2 strokes Butler National Golf Club
1973 Billy Casper (4) United States 272 -12 1 stroke Midlothian Country Club
1972 Jim Jamieson United States 271 -13 6 strokes Sunset Ridge Country Club
1971 Bruce Crampton Australia 279 -5 2 strokes Olympia Fields Country Club
1970 Hugh Royer, Jr. United States 273 -11 1 stroke Beverly Country Club
1969 Billy Casper (3) United States 276 -8 4 strokes Midlothian Country Club
1968 Jack Nicklaus (2) United States 273 -11 3 strokes Olympia Fields Country Club
1967 Jack Nicklaus United States 274 -10 2 strokes Beverly Country Club
1966 Billy Casper (2) United States 283 -1 3 strokes Medinah Country Club
1965 Billy Casper United States 270 -14 2 strokes Tam O'Shanter Country Club
1964 Chi-Chi Rodríguez United States 268 -16 1 stroke Tam O'Shanter Country Club
1963 Arnold Palmer (2) United States 280 -4 Playoff Beverly Country Club
1962 Jacky Cupit United States 281 -3 2 strokes Medinah Country Club

BMW Championship Golf Multiple Winners


Only two players have won the BMW Championship more than once since it began in 2007. Tiger Woods (2007 and 2009) was the first to achieve the feat, before Dustin Johnson (2010 and 2016) followed suit.

Who won the 2019 BMW Championship?


The 2019 BMW Championship was won by Justin Thomas with a 25-under par score of 263. Thomas won the title by 3 strokes from Patrick Cantlay at Medinah Country Club in Illinois and earned $1,665,000 prize money.

BMW Championship Golf Qualification


The BMW Championship is only open to the top 70 players on the PGA Tour points list. The final chance for players to make it into the top 20 takes place the previous week at The Northern Trust – the first of the three FedEx Cup playoff tournaments – where the top 125 players take part.

After the BMW Championship, only the top 30 players continue on to the Tour Championship, after which the FedEx Cup champion is crowned. 

2020 BMW Championship Golf Field & Players


There will be a confirmed field of 70 players set to participate in the 2020 BMW Championship. The 2019 tournament featured the following players:

  • An, Byeong Hun
  • Ancer, Abraham
  • Bradley, Keegan
  • Cabrera Bello, Rafa
  • Cantlay, Patrick
  • Casey, Paul
  • Champ, Cameron
  • Conners, Corey
  • Dahmen, Joel
  • Day, Jason
  • Dechambeau, Bryson
  • Finau, Tony
  • Fleetwood, Tommy
  • Fowler, Rickie
  • Frittelli, Dylan
  • Furyk, Jim
  • Garcia, Sergio
  • Glover, Lucas
  • Grillo, Emiliano
  • Hadwin, Adam
  • Holmes, JB
  • Homa, Max
  • Horschel, Billy
  • Howell III, Charles
  • Im, Sungjae
  • Johnson, Dustin
  • Kang, Sung
  • Kim, Si Woo
  • Kisner, Kevin
  • Koepka, Brooks
  • Kokrak, Jason
  • Kuchar, Matt
  • Lashley, Nate
  • Lee, Danny
  • Leishman, Marc
  • Long, Adam
  • Lowry, Shane
  • McDowell, Graeme
  • McIlroy, Rory
  • Mickelson, Phil
  • Mitchell, Keith
  • Molinari, Francesco
  • Moore, Ryan
  • Morikawa, Colin
  • Na, Kevin
  • Oosthuizen, Louis
  • Palmer, Ryan
  • Pan, CT
  • Piercy, Scott
  • Poston, JT
  • Poulter, Ian
  • Putnam, Andrew
  • Rahm, Jon
  • Reavie, Chez
  • Reed, Patrick
  • Rose, Justin
  • Sabbatini, Rory
  • Schauffele, Xander
  • Scott, Adam
  • Simpson, Webb
  • Snedeker, Brandt
  • Spieth, Jordan
  • Streelman, Kevin
  • Taylor, Vaughn
  • Thomas, Justin
  • Tway, Kevin
  • Wolf, Matthew
  • Woodland, Gary
  • Woods, Tiger

BMW Championship Golf Leaderboard


The BMW Championship leaderboard will be regularly updated during the four days of the tournament, so make you keep updated with the changes in the standings to allow you to bet on in-play winners, each-way places and head-to-head match-ups.

2019 BMW Championship Leaderboard:

PositionPlayerPar1234Total
1 Thomas J. -25 65 69 61 68 263
2 Cantlay P. -22 66 67 68 65 266
3 Matsuyama H. -20 69 63 73 63 268
4 Finau T. -18 67 66 68 69 270
T5 Rahm J. -16 68 69 66 69 272
T5 Snedeker B. -16 66 71 67 68 272
T7 Conners C. -15 69 66 69 69 273
T7 Glover L. -15 66 69 69 69 273
T9 Kisner K. -14 68 68 69 69 274
T9 Scott A. -14 67 71 69 67 274
T11 Fleetwood T. -13 70 66 70 69 275
T11 Fowler R. -13 67 70 68 70 275
T11 Im S. -13 70 72 66 67 275
T11 Oosthuizen L. -13 70 69 68 68 275
T11 Tway K. -13 69 67 70 69 275
T16 Poston J. -12 68 74 66 68 276
T16 Sabbatini R. -12 67 68 67 74 276
T16 Taylor V. -12 73 70 67 66 276
T19 Kokrak J. -11 65 73 70 69 277
T19 Leishman M. -11 72 71 67 67 277
T19 McIlroy R. -11 69 67 70 71 277
T19 Reed P. -11 68 71 68 70 277
T19 Schauffele X. -11 67 68 70 72 277
T24 Casey P. -10 70 70 67 71 278
T24 Dahmen J. -10 66 71 69 72 278
T24 Koepka B. -10 68 71 72 67 278
T24 Simpson W. -10 70 72 67 69 278
T28 An B-H. -9 71 70 69 69 279
T28 Ancer A. -9 68 72 69 70 279
T28 Kim S. W. -9 70 67 71 71 279
T31 Clark W. -8 69 73 65 73 280
T31 Grillo E. -8 72 70 68 70 280
T31 Niemann J. -8 74 65 69 72 280
T31 Pan C. -8 71 67 70 72 280
T31 Poulter I. -8 70 70 71 69 280
T31 Woodland G. -8 70 73 64 73 280
T37 Horschel B. -7 71 73 69 68 281
T37 Howell C. -7 70 69 73 69 281
T37 Moore R. -7 71 69 69 72 281
T37 Piercy S. -7 67 73 70 71 281
T37 Spieth J. -7 70 71 70 70 281
T37 Woods T. -7 71 71 67 72 281
T43 Bradley K. -6 69 74 68 71 282
T43 Hadwin A. -6 67 68 71 76 282
T43 Merritt T. -6 69 76 71 66 282
T43 Palmer R. -6 68 72 70 72 282
T43 Putnam A. -6 71 69 73 69 282
T48 DeChambeau B. -5 71 71 71 70 283
T48 Lowry S. -5 72 74 68 69 283
T48 Mickelson P. -5 70 73 69 71 283
T48 Morikawa C. -5 67 73 72 71 283
T52 Day J. -4 70 71 69 74 284
T52 Frittelli D. -4 72 69 71 72 284
T52 Kuchar M. -4 71 70 73 70 284
T52 Mitchell K. -4 72 74 67 71 284
T52 Rose J. -4 68 73 73 70 284
T57 Furyk J. -3 66 72 75 72 285
T57 Johnson D. -3 70 72 72 71 285
T57 McDowell G. -3 69 72 73 71 285
T57 Reavie C. -3 67 68 74 76 285
T61 Homa M. -2 70 67 71 78 286
T61 Molinari F. -2 72 73 68 73 286
T63 Cabrera-Bello R. -1 69 72 74 72 287
T63 Kang S. -1 69 73 73 72 287
T65 Champ C. 0 71 68 78 71 288
T65 Holmes J. B. 0 69 71 76 72 288
T65 Long A. 0 72 70 71 75 288
68 Varner H. III 1 72 74 71 72 289
69 Lashley N. 3 72 73 70 76 291

BMW Championship Golf Bet of the Day


Visit our BMW Championship section before each round of the tournament to see our bet of the day. These will be the best value tips of each day and could include, 2-ball, 3-ball or head-to-head bets.

BMW Championship Golf Live Streaming


The BMW Championship and many other leading golf tournaments are available to watch online on streaming platforms, allowing you to watch the tournament on the go. 

Online bookmaker bet365 has one of the most popular live streaming services with various sports and events available to watch live, including golf, tennis, football and horse racing. 

Bet365’s live streams are available with a funded Sports account or if you placed a bet in the previous 24 hours. You can use any smartphone, tablet or computer, 18+ & geo-restrictions apply, check the bet365 FAQs, terms and conditions.

BMW Championship Golf Betting Odds


Bookmakers will release betting odds and markets for the BMW Championship Golf closer to the start of the tournament on 20 August, 2020.

BMW Championship Golf Free Bets


Sign up to a new Sports betting account and take advantage of the various promotions, including free bets, enhanced odds, extended each way options and bonus bets, which can be used during the BMW Championship. To determine the best online bookmaker for you, check out our bookmaker reviews.

BMW Championship Golf Highlights


All of the official highlights from the 2019 BMW Championship can be viewed on the PGA Tour YouTube channel. You can also watch player interviews and press conferences from each day of the tournament. 

BMW Championship Golf News


Stay on top of all the BMW Championship news to increase your chances of betting success during the tournament. Keep an eye on tee times, player form, weather changes and other variables that could influence the outcome of the tournament. 

You will find all of this news and much more by regularly visiting the official website and the BMW Championship section on the PGA Tour website:


BMW Championship Golf Social Media


The BMW Championship will be covered extensively by the PGA Tour’s social media channels. Like and follow these accounts to stay up-to-date with all the news, stats, results, highlights and behind-the-scenes access.