BMW Championship 2020 odds: Will Dustin Johnson sweep the FedEx Cup?

August 24, 2020

Ben Jared

Unlike most tournaments on the PGA Tour, this week’s BMW Championship will be contested at a course tour fans haven’t seen in quite some time. The 2015 U.S. Amateur, won by Bryson DeChambeau, was held here, but other than that, Olympia Fields Country Club’s North course, ranked No. 75 in Golf Digest’s most recent 100 Greatest, has hosted a PGA Tour event since the 2003 U.S. Open, won by Jim Furyk. Danielle Kang edged Brooke Henderson at the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for her first tour victory, but other than that, this week’s venue is an unknown of sorts to the best players of today’s game.

The top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings will take on Olympia Fields’ North Course, which will play as a par 70 and right around 7,200 yards in a no-cut, four-round event, with the top 30 in the standings making the Tour Championship. After blitzing a world-class field by 11 strokes last week, Dustin Johnson opens as a 7-1 favorite at the 2020 BMW Championship, the shortest outright favorite we’ve seen since Bryson DeChambeau was 13-2 for the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Not far behind DJ sit many of the usual suspects, as Jon Rahm (19-2) sees a return to single-digit odds after a 67-65 weekend vaulted him to a sneaky T-6 in Boston. Bryson DeChambeau won the 2015 U.S. Amateur here, a fact you’re likely to hear hundreds of times this week if you pay attention to Golf Twitter, and he sits at 11-1, just in front of Justin Thomas (12-1), who won last year’s BMW Championship held at Medinah Country Club. Despite zero finishes inside the top 10 since the PGA Tour’s restart, oddsmakers remain bullish on Rory McIlroy, who is not far behind at 16-1.

Oddsmakers also seem to have taken notice of Tiger Woods birdieing five of his first seven holes on Sunday morning en route to a final-round 66, as he is priced at 31-1 this week after closing as high 45-1 at many books for the Northern Trust.

But bookmakers are highest on DJ, even in regards to him winning the entire FedEx Cup. DJ is listed as a +280 favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook to take down the playoffs, which will culminate next week at East Lake Golf Club. JT is right behind DJ at +380, which is how the FedEx Cup standings currently stand, with DJ holding a narrow lead on JT.

Here’s the full list of odds for the 2020 BMW Championship:

BMW Championship Odds 2020 (Courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook):

Dustin Johnson: 7-1

Jon Rahm: 19-2

Bryson DeChambeau: 11-1

Justin Thomas: 12-1

Rory McIlroy: 16-1

Webb Simpson: 18-1

Xander Schauffele: 18-1

Collin Morikawa: 20-1

Daniel Berger: 20-1

Jason Day: 29-1

Patrick Reed: 29-1

Tony Finau: 29-1

Scottie Scheffler: 31-1

Tiger Woods: 31-1

Harris English: 33-1

Matthew Wolff: 33-1

Patrick Cantlay: 33-1

Viktor Hovland: 33-1

Adam Scott: 34-1

Hideki Matsuyama: 34-1

Tyrrell Hatton: 37-1

Kevin Kisner: 42-1

Louis Oosthuizen: 50-1

Matthew Fitzpatrick: 50-1

Paul Casey: 50-1

Sungjae Im: 50-1

Billy Horschel: 55-1

Abraham Ancer: 65-1

Cameron Champ: 65-1

Alex Noren: 70-1

Russell Henley: 70-1

Gary Woodland: 80-1

Jason Kokrak: 80-1

Ryan Palmer: 80-1

Bubba Watson: 90-1

Cameron Smith: 90-1

Corey Conners: 90-1

Marc Leishman: 90-1

Brendon Todd: 100-1

Brian Harman: 100-1

Matt Kuchar: 100-1

Kevin Na: 120-1

Talor Gooch: 120-1

Byeong Hun An: 130-1

Joaquin Niemann: 130-1

Mackenzie Hughes: 130-1

Joel Dahmen: 150-1

Mark Hubbard: 150-1

Max Homa: 160-1

Adam Hadwin: 170-1

Brendan Steele: 170-1

Charles Howell III: 170-1

Danny Lee: 210-1

Dylan Frittelli: 210-1

Harry Higgs: 210-1

J.T. Poston: 210-1

Kevin Streelman: 210-1

Lanto Griffin: 210-1

Richy Werenski: 210-1

Robby Shelton: 210-1

Sebastian Munoz: 210-1

Tyler Duncan: 210-1

Adam Long: 270-1

Maverick McNealy: 270-1

Tom Hoge: 270-1

Andrew Landry: 320-1

Carlos Ortiz: 320-1

Michael Thompson: 320-1

Nick Taylor: 320-1

Jim Herman: 420-1