Given the smaller field at this week’s BMW, and the fact that players will start off two tees, tee times for the second round only span two hours, beginning at 12:30 p.m. with Joel Dahmen, Danny Lee and Tom Hoge, and finishing up with the final grouping of Robby Shelton, Jim Herman, Paul Casey at 2:31 p.m. (All times are Eastern Time)
Some big names will tee off at 1:58 p.m. with the trio of Dustin Johnson, Daniel Berger, and Justin Thomas. While at 2;09 p.m. Tiger Woods will tee off playing alongside Carlos Ortiz and Bubba Watson. There is going to be some exciting golf on display even without spectators attending the event in Olympia Fields.
Collin Morikawa, Harris English will play with Bryson DeChambeau at 1.03 p.m. Jon Rahm, Sungjae Im and Patrick Reed will play together at 1:47 p.m. Brendon Todd and Xander Schauffele play with Rory McIlroy will tee off at 12.52 p.m.
BMW Championship Day 2 Preview
To support healthcare regulations some players had to start on hole 10 playing the back 9 first. Matsuyama is leading going into day 2 finishing the first round at 3 under. Matsuyama is now the favorite to win at (+600). Tyler Duncan is second in the leader board with 2 under but is an outside shot to win the tournament at (+3300). Mackenzie Hughes is third with 1 under and is (+5000) to finish on the top at the end of the tournament.
Some big names coming in with decent odds to win with Dustin Johnson being (+800) to win even though he is currently tied 14th. He is only 1 over and four birdies off the leader so far. McIlroy is also (+800) here at Canplay. McIlroy is currently even after day one and has the ability to shoot birdie after birdie in a round.
This is an elite course; the Olympia Fields in Illinois has hosted and U.S Open and PGA Championship. This is less of a point and shoot course. It is more technical around the greens and will require players to be efficient with their approach play and putting.
Rory McIlroy has struggled in the last couple of months but is more than capable to turn it on for a couple of rounds. He is also liable to shoot 6 over on a bad day. Tony Finau is (+1400) to win the tournament. As it currently stands, he is tied fourth and is even after day one. After the first day results, it looks like players who can make it round the course safely picking up a birdie here and there will be rewarded.
Get all the latest odds on the BMW Championship here at Canplay.