The 2023 FedEx Cup Playoffs continue on Thursday, Aug. 17, when the BMW Championship tees off from Olympia Fields Country Club near Chicago, Ill. There are just two events remaining in the PGA playoffs and the top three players in the world sit atop the FedEx Cup standings with Jon Rahm at No. 1, Scottie Scheffler at No. 2 and Rory McIlroy at No. 3.
According to the latest 2023 BMW Championship odds, McIlroy is the 6-1 favorite, with Scheffler (7-1), Rahm (9-1), and Patrick Cantlay (10-1) next in line. Lucas Glover, the surprise winner at last week's FedEx St. Jude Championship, is a 35-1 longshot on the PGA odds board.
Jon Rahm's Recent Form
Rahm started the 2022-23 PGA season on a blistering pace. He finished no worse than T8 through his first seven events of the season, a span that that included wins at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The American Express and the Genesis Open.
After cooling off a bit in early March, he put together a memorable May, winning the Masters and then followed that up with a T15 at the RBC Heritage and a runnner-up at the Mexico Open. That run gave him a massive edge in the FedEx Cup standings, a lead he's been able to hold into the penultimate event of the playoffs.
He didn't play quite as busy of a summer schedule and he found mixed results in his last six events. He finished outside the top 35 at the PGA Championship and last week's FedEx St. Jude Championship and also missed the cut at the Travelers Championship. That stretch however, included strong finishes at the U.S. Open (T10), the Open Championship (T2) and the Memorial (T16).
He ranks near the top of the PGA in most strokes gained categories, including No. 3 in total, No. 3 in approaching the green and 24th in putting.
About Olympia Fields Country Club
Rahm will be part of a strong contingent playing the 2023 BMW Championship. Olympia Fields (North Course) will host the star-studded tournament, which features the top 50 players in the FedEx Cup standings. The club has hosted four men's majors as well as the Women's PGA Championship in 2017.
The North Course features a plethora of hazards the players will have to avoid. In total, the layout features eight holes with water and 91 bunkers. Olympia Fields' North Course remains just one of 22 courses to be featured in every edition of Golf Digest's America's 100 Greatest rankings. The par-70 course will play at approximately 7,366 yards this week.
Rahm finished on top of the leaderboard the last time Olympia Fields hosted the BMW Championship (2020), but it's Cantlay who enters this week's event as the back-to-back champion. With his victory in 2022, Cantlay became the first player to win the BMW Championship back-to-back since the FedEx Cup began in 2007.
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