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PGA Tour Power Rankings for BMW Championship (Golfers to Target at Wilmington Country Club)

Iain MacMillan
Jon Rahm's game is trending in the right direction ahead of the BMW Championship.
Jon Rahm's game is trending in the right direction ahead of the BMW Championship. / David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports
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The top 70 golfers in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings will advance to this week's BMW Championship.

A spot in next week's Tour Championship is on the line. Only the top 30 golfers will have a chance to compete for the FedEx Cup at East Lake in Atlanta.

I've already given you my betting preview and top picks to win this weekend, but here, I'll power rank who I think are the top 10 golfers competing in the field.

All odds listed below are via WynnBET Sportsbook.

BMW Championship Power Rankings

1. Will Zalatoris +1400

Will Zalatoris finally has the monkey off his back after capturing his first win on the PGA Tour last week. He has a new caddie, a shiny new trophy, and now the confidence to win to go along with his world class ball striking. There's no reason why he can't go back-to-back.

Will Zalatoris kisses his trophy after winning his first PGA tournament on the last day of the FedEx
Will Zalatoris kisses his trophy after winning his first PGA tournament on the last day of the FedEx / Nicole Hester / The Tennessean / USA

2. Justin Thomas +1400

Justin Thomas was pretty solid from tee-to-green this past weekend, which resulted in a T13 finish. Unfortunately, his putting was off, losing -0.37 strokes to the field with his flat stick. If he gets that straightened out, he'll be in contention this week.

3. Tony Finau +1400

After winning back-to-back weeks, Tony Finau finished T5 in what was an extremely strong field. Don't forget that he won an event in last year's FedEx Cup Playoffs, and he's been playing well enough to do it again.

4. Matt Fitzpatrick +1400

He enters the week ranking first on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained, and first in strokes gained: tee-to-green. If you want to rely solely on stats, he's a no-brainer. He finished T5 last week.

5. Jon Rahm +1200

Jon Rahm was one of six golfers who finished tied for fifth place last week. After struggling at times this season, his game seems to be trending in the right direction.

6. Rory McIlroy +900

Rory McIlroy was all over the place with his driver last week. He lost -1.03 strokes off-the-tee to the field last week, which resulted in him missing the cut. Good news is that it shouldn't hurt him as much this week.

7. Sungjae Im +2500

Sungjae Im's last three starts finished T2, T2, 12. To be honest, 25/1 odds are pretty disrespectful for someone who has been playing some fantastic golf as of late. Don't discount him this week.

8. Collin Morikawa +1800

Much like Jon Rahm, we haven't seen the Collin Morikawa that we're used to seeing this season. On the bright side, he finished T5 last week and gained strokes in all four areas. It could be a sign of good things to come.

9. Xander Schauffele +1800

His ball striking was off last week, which resulted in a T57 finish. But three wins in his last nine starts can't be ignored. Let's chalk up last week to a bump in the road. He's in a much better spot than Patrick Cantlay, who is somehow listed at +1200.

10. Scottie Scheffler +1400

Scottie Scheffler is still the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, and that deserves credit and respect. But, last week he lost -1.85 strokes putting, and he's now lost strokes with his flat stick in seven of his last nine stroke play starts since winning the Masters. Not good.


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