2016 BMW Championship Picks and Tournament Preview

BMW Championship LogoA strong field of 70 hits the BMW Championship this week and by this time you should almost know automatically who you will slot into your fantasy golf lineup. Course history is tough since the tournament moves around each year but as we have seen in past FedEx Cup playoffs…playing the hot hand is usually the best strategy to use in picking winners. An exciting PGA Tour season ends with this week’s BMW Championship and next week’s Tour Championship.

Because this is the last big weekend for golf with a decent sized field, DraftKings is having many HUGE Fantasy Golf Contests for the BMW Championship - Most notably a PGA Birdie Contest.

Click the Graphic below to learn about all the other BIG Contests this week

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2016 BMW Championship Tourney Preview

The 2016 BMW Championship drops down to 70 golfers and becomes a no cut tournament which means that you better have all 6 of your fantasy golfers finish high if you are going to cash in big at the PGA Birdie Contest. If you aren’t a player yet at DraftKings.com for fantasy golf…you’ve missed out a lot in 2016 but you have time to get in on the action when the new fantasy golf season starts with the Safeway Open. Join DraftKings now to get a FREE entry into the PGA Birdie Contest when you make a 1st deposit of $5 or more. We are affiliate partners with DraftKings, read further down the page for more details.

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Dates - Sept 8th – Sept. 11th, 2016

Prize Pool - $8,500,000

First Place - $1,530,000

FedEx Cup Points - 2000

Here is a 2016 BMW Championship FedEx Cup Preview Video

BMW Championship Golf Course

Name of Course – Crooked Stick Golf Club

Where is the Crooked Stick GC - Carmel, IL

Conway Farms GCPar – 72

Yards – 7516

Slope Rating - 148

Year Built – 1964

Designed by - Pete and Alice Dye

 

Past BMW Champions

Jason Day Defending ChampionJason Day2015 – Jason Day

 

Billy Horschel2014 – Billy Horschel

 

Zach Johnson 2013 - Zach Johnson

 

Rory McIlroy2012 - Rory McIlroy

 

Other BMW Championship info - Trends, Tidbits

  • Was known as the Western Open until 2007 when it became the BMW Championship
  • Until its change from the Western Open to the BMW Championship the Western Open was the third oldest PGA Tour tournament
  • The top 30 FedEx Cup points leaders at the end of the BMW Championship move on to The Tour Championship, where the FedEx Cup Champion is crowned
  • Tiger Woods has won the BMW Championship 2 times…the only multiple winner

2016 BMW Championship Fantasy Golf Picks Info

As mentioned, this is a HUGE fantasy golf week. The Tour Championship by Coca Cola will only have a field of 30 players so this is the last big week of contests at DraftKings.This is also a great time to try out PlayON.co Fantasy Golf which has both PGA Tour fantasy golf games and European Tour games. In fact, PlayON is an official partner of the European Tour.

Why you need expert picks for The BMW Championship

Only 70 players are in the BMW Championship and all of them make the cut. To win a fantasy golf contest like the Drive the Green Contest you will need to pick the winner and have your other 5 guys finish high up the leaderboard. If you are already an expert golf picker…then you’re all set! If you aren’t, check out Golfbanker.com and take advantage of their reduced rates for the remainder of the year.