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BMW Championship: 7 probables to win the tournament

The 3rd Leg of FedEx cup, the BMW Championship, began on Thursday and we at Golfoy have picked 7 players who could likely win the tournament.

  1. Rory McIlroy:

A new putting coach, a new putter (Scotty Cameron Newport M1 prototype) has certainly helped McIlroy revamp his golfing as he won the 2nd leg of FedEx cup, the Deutsche Bank Championship. He made a significant rise in both the World rankings and the FedEx cup rankings. He jumped to the 4th position from 34th in the FedEx cup rankings.

Can Rory McIlroy win two in a row?

  2. Patrick Reed:

With a win at the Barclays and a tie for fifth last week in the Deutsche Bank Championship, Reed increased his lead in the FedEx Cup standings. With his 11 finishes in the top 10 and 16 in the top 25 this season on the PGA Tour, he has risen to No. 8 in the world.

He surely can win the BMW Championship.

3. Dustin Johnson:

BMW Championship - Final Round

With his tie for eighth in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday, Johnson has registered seven top-10 finishes since June, including the Win at the U.S. Open. Johnson won the BMW championship in 2010 by one stroke over Paul Casey.

He currently stands at No.3 in the FedEx cup rankings and is one of the strong contenders for the BMW Championship.

 4. Jason Day:

The World No.1 from Australia has set his stakes high after opening the FedEx Cup playoffs with a tie for fourth in The Barclays. He will be defending his title in the BMW Championship. He remains at the 2nd spot in the FedEx cup rankings and can possibly win the BMW Championship.

The Jason Day story.

 5. Adam Scott:

One of only four players to finish in the top 10 in each of the first two events of the FedEx Cup playoffs, Scott enters the BMW Championship at fifth in the point standings and also is No. 6 in the world. He is making his ninth appearance in the BMW Championship and has placed in the top 10 three times.

Adam Scott enters the BMW Championship as the strongest contender to win it.

6. Jason Kokrak:

Out of the blue Jason Kokrak from United States tied for seventh in The Barclays and tied for eighth in the Deutsche Bank Championship, one of only four players to finish in the top 10 in both tournaments. Still, that puts him only 34th in the point standings and he needs another strong finish this week in the BMW Championship to qualify for the Tour Championship.

7. Phil Mickelson:

The #Letzgolefty golfer has not yet played his best in the FedEx cup playoffs. Phil tied for 13th in The Barclays and missed the cut in the Deutsche Bank Championship. He’s a virtual lock to reach the Tour Championship and a big result this week would give him a chance to win the whole thing at East Lake in Atlanta.

Mickelson is making his 14th start in the BMW Championship and his best result was a tie for second in 2012.

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Adam Scott: The Queenslander set to play in the Australian Open

Adam Scott, the only Australian to have ever won masters, is coming home for the Australian open.

Golf Australia today confirmed Scott, 36, would tee it up in the nation’s most prestigious tournament from November 17-20 at Royal Sydney Golf Club.

The former world No.1, Scott has won 29 professional tournaments so far has had no fewer than 15 top-10 finishes in major championships.

“The Australian Open has always been a tournament I value highly, Sydney is a great city and I have fond memories of Royal Sydney as a great venue for championship golf,” Scott said.

The Queenslander won the Open at New South Wales Golf Club in 2009.

“I am really looking forward to competing to win my second Stonehaven Cup in November.”

The last time Australian open took place at the Royal Sydney golf club, Scott lost to Rory Mcilroy by a single stroke margin.

 

British Open 2016: Nine strong contenders for the Claret Jug.

The British Open is here and boy do we have some story-lines.

This year, both Majors and US open have been won by first-time major winners and the golfing world is keen to see the winner of the British open scheduled next week.

The Royal Troon has often delivered strange winners, the list of golfers below are the ones to look upon if you are a neutral party and just want to enjoy some good golf. These nine represent the best stories with the most real chances of holding the Claret Jug.

Get set go.

1. Rickie Fowler:

Rickie Fowler.
Rickie Fowler.

This world no. 4  could reasonably be called the best player in the world without a major championship. He has two top-fives in his last five Opens to prove it. If you’re lusting for an American dream to come true, this is the one to root for.

2. Lee Westwood:

Lee Westwood.
Lee Westwood.

Speaking of top-30 finishes, this 43-year-old guy for whom a major championship would mean so much. Especially at this stage of his career. Noted for his consistency, Westwood is one of the few golfers who has won tournaments on five continents – Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australia, the golfer definitely deserves a no. two place on this list.

3. Sergio Garcia:

Sergio Garcia.
Sergio Garcia.

It seems completely unfair that the man has 21 top-10 finishes at major championships and no wins. Garcia has spent much of his career in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking (over 300 weeks between 2000 and 2009). British open could finally end his long wait.

4. Henrik Stenson:

Henrik Stenson.
Henrik Stenson.

Yet another no-time major championship winner. This player from Sweden doesn’t have the heartbreak of the others, but he does have three top-threes in British open since 2008. It would be a delight to see him take home the Claret Jug.

5. Dustin Johnson:

Dustin Johnson.
Dustin Johnson.

After winning the US open Johnson fancies his chances of winning the British open to make it three straight tournament wins including two major championships.

6. Jordan Spieth:

Jordan Speith.
Jordan Spieth.

This 22-year-old American golfer is former world number one and is a two-time major winner. Spieth tied the 72-hole record set by Tiger Woods in 1997 and became the second youngest to win the Masters, behind Woods. He then won the 2015 US open making him the youngest US open champion. The British open is the next Speith would be looking at.

7. Rory Mcilroy:

Rory Mcilory after winning the 2014 British open.
Rory Mcilroy after winning 2014 British open.

This Irish golfer is a 4-time major winner and is now ranked no.4 in the official world golf rankings. A win at the Open championship could make him top the world rankings.

8. Adam Scott:

Adam Scott.
Adam Scott.

His biggest win to date was the 2013 Masters Tournament, his first major championship and the first Masters won by an Australian in its history, also a 2012 runner-up of the Open championship Adam Scott is the no.8 on our list of strong contenders for the Claret Jug.

9. Shane Lowry:

Shane lowry.
Shane lowry.

This golfer has set his stakes high after his successful run at the US Open. The Irish beauty is no. 9 on our list of contenders for the Claret Jug.

These are our 9 favourites who should possibly win the third major of 2016.