BMW Championship: Golf Predictions and Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Monday, August 12, 2019 1:17 PM UTC

Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 1:17 PM UTC

Two Englishman fancied as “The Miracle of Medinah” lives on!

<div><h2>BMW CHAMPIONSHIP</h2><p><strong>August 15-18, Medinah Country Club, Course 3<br />Par 71<br />6713 yards</strong></p><p>The penultimate event of the FedEx play off series and PGA Tour relocates to one of Golf's most iconic venues the Medinah Course 3. There is plenty to play for this week with next week’s Tour Championship only taking the top 30 players. Medinah was the 2012 venue for the Ryder Cup and an unexpected final day comeback from the European Team to disappoint the home nation in what has become known as “The Miracle of Medinah”. Three times it has hosted America's biggest golf championship the US Open while also hosting the PGA Championship twice. The PGA Championship were the most recent one’s here with Tiger Woods winning on both occasions in 1999 and 2006.</p><p>A W Tillinghast a renowned American golf course architect had a major role in design changes to Course 3 in 1930. Rees Jones also extended the course prior to the 2006 PGA Championship to cope with the modern-day equipment that the players have at their disposal. Well known as a tough test of a skill if not the most inspiring, with many holes having repetitive characteristics. The par 4 12th is known as the best par 4 in golf without a bunker using mounding and superb green surrounds.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2> </h2><h2>Tips and Betting Predictions</h2><p>Tiger Woods would be a popular entrant this week after back to back US PGA Championship at the course. His victories enhanced the club's reputation and they made him an honorary member in recognition of his achievements. The 1999 Championship is memorable for his famous battle with a teenage Sergio Garcia when Tiger Woods held on for a one stroke victory in an electric atmosphere. Since winning the Masters in April he has barely been able to complete four rounds of a golf tournament. Almost impossible to be sure of his fitness makes having a punt on him difficult these days.</p><p>It is another European and legendary Ryder Cupper who takes me eye this week. England’s Ian Poulter made his reputation at the 2012 Ryder Cup with his perfect 4-0 record that inspired his teammates. The ebullient Englishman had a top 10 finish in the St. Jude Invitational, top 10 at last weeks Northern Trust and a top 10 finish at Medinah in the 2006 PGA Championship. Both positive course experience's will be an advantage this week but also the fact he needs a “Big Week” to qualify for next week's Tour Championship is in our favour. He will have no alternative but to be aggressive and attack which have often been the required ingredients for his best performances over the years.</p><p>Ian Poulter’s good friend and Ryder Cup partner Justin Rose, winner of last year’s FedEx series is a player making a late run for glory again. He was in the middle of a purple patch of form last year that made him world number one by the end of 2018. He has positive memories of this series and course from the Ryder Cup when his record was a close second to Poulter’s to encourage him.</p><p>Australian Adam Scott came 3rd in the 2006 PGA Championship and if you ignore his dismal performance at the Open Championship he has been a model of consistency all season long without winning. At the St. Jude Invitational and last week’s Northern Trust he appears to be trending into form with an outside chance of winning the play off series.</p><p>American Patrick Cantlay looks the talisman of the home nation challenge. An under the radar 10th at Liberty National last week was a good effort after a lacklustre opening round. His more illustrious compatriots Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson look ready for the long season to end while have to respect last week’s winner Patrick Reed who has finally found form and a tough season long schedule suits him more than most.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></p><ul> <li>Adam Scott - each way @ 23.00 (22/1) <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">William Hill</a></li> <li>Ian Poulter - each way @ 51.00 (50/1) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Paddy Power">Paddy Power</a></li> <li>Justin Rose – each way @ 17.00 (16/1) Paddy Power</li> <li>Patrick Cantlay – each way @ 23.00 (22/1) Paddy Power</li></ul></div>
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