BMW Championship Prediction
The BMW Championship golf tournament is set for Sept. 6-9 at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa. That means it’s time to pick your optimal FanPicks fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here’s what our best BMW 2018 golf lineup looks like:
We’ve been on the Bryson bandwagon for a while now, and we’re not about to disembark now, even though no player has ever won three playoff events in the same season. DeChambeau is dominating the FedExCup proceedings by striping every shot (1st in SG: Tee-to-Green the last two weeks) and making every putt of any consequence (2nd in SG: Putting in the playoffs). He also smacked his head with his putter after missing a meaningless birdie putt on 18 at the Dell and then shared his thoughts on gravity at the post-tourney press conference. DeChambeau may well be crazy, but he’s our kind of crazy.
He hasn’t won, but in every other way, Finau’s had a monster season. He has 10 top-10 finishes (second only to Dustin Johnson’s 11), including a solo second and a T4 at the two playoff events. He’s in the top 20 in SG: Off the Tee, SG: Tee-to-Green and SG: Total; he’s riding a Tour-leading streak of 171 holes without a 3-putt; and he has an active streak of 11 straight rounds in the 60s.
Casey was a top-25 machine earlier this year — he has 12 in his 18 outings this season — and he recaptured some of that mojo with four rounds under par at the Dell Technologies. He’s 7th in SG: Approach the Green, 20th in SG: Total and 15th in scoring average. Slow and steady could win the race this week.
We’re feeding the hot hands this week, and Smith certainly qualifies. His playoff ledger reads T3-3, with eight rounds in the 60s and only 11 bogeys. It could all go away at any time — he missed five straight cuts earlier this year — but he’s on fire at the moment, and we’re gonna grab the marshmallows.
Stanley’s coming off a T12 at the Dell Technologies, which could have been even better but for an indifferent final round. Has limited history at Aronimink, but we’re treating him as a course horse this week: He’s 5th on Tour in driving accuracy and 4th in GIR, just how course architect Donald Ross would draw up his ideal champion.
The strength of this week’s 70-player field puts ZJ down in bargain basement territory. He’s played poorly in the FedExCup playoffs, but between the U.S. Open and PGA, he had a streak of six straight top-20 finishes. Aronimink is an old-fashioned ball-striker’s course, which should put it in Zach’s wheelhouse.