Alright kids, the FedEx Cup continues it's march to crown a $10 million victor at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Illinois this weekend.  With a leaderboard that was tailor-made to drive excitement, this is one tournament that we are looking forward to in a big way.  Conway Farms is a more intimate venue than some of the other courses, so it will be interesting to see how the golfers respond.  Here's what you need to watch for at the 2015 BMW Championship this weekend:

 

1. Look for Jason Day to continue his hot streak

Jason Day 2015

Day has been on a tear for the past few tournaments and we fully anticipate his stellar play to continue.  Our bet is that he'll be in the top 5 easily and head into the final week of the FedEx Cup on top of the standings.

 

2. Rory will bounce back

Rory Mcilroy 2015

2015 has been a bit of a mixed bag for Rory McIlroy with injuries (pick-up soccer game anyone?) and some very un-Rory-like play in recent weeks.  We're betting that this will be a nice comeback week for McIlroy and he'll finish near the top of the leaderboard.

 

 

3. Spieth Will Make the Cut 

With two major victories under his belt this year, 2015 will undoubtedly go on the books as one of the best for Jordan Spieth.  That being said, he's now missed two cuts in a row, which means that 2015 is a year of firsts for the young Texan.  Like Rory, we feel strongly that Jordan will bounce back this week.  I don't think we'll be putting money on him to win the BMW, but he'll put up a strong showing.

 

4. A Lesser-Known Name Will Make a Charge

Kevin Kisner 2015

One of the cool things about the Fedex Cup is that it provides golfers with ample opportunities to make a charge up the leaderboard.  We've got our eyes on some golfers who aren't yet household names that we think could make a charge at the BMW.  Keven Kisner (17), Matt Jones (33) and Tony Finau (41) are three golfers who you could very well see in contention come Sunday.

 

5. Stenson Will Win

Henrik Stenson 2015

This is definitely a bit of a bold prediction, but we think that Stenson, coming off an almost-win at the Deustche Bank Classic is in prime position to take the victory at the BMW Championship this weekend.  

 

Want to make sure you don't miss any of the action?  Here's the breakdown of the pairings and tee times for Thursday and Friday at the BMW:

 

 

Thursday

11:20 a.m.: Pat Perez, Scott Piercy, Shawn Stefani
11:31 a.m.: Ben Martin, Daniel Summerhays, Bill Haas
11:42 a.m.: J.B. Holmes, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka
11:53 a.m.: Justin Rose, Danny Lee, Kevin Kisner
12:04 p.m.: Cameron Tringale, Rory Sabbatini, Kevin Chappell
12:15 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Fabian Gomez, Keegan Bradley
12:26 p.m.: Chris Kirk, Sean O’Hair, Ryan Moore
12:37 p.m.: David Lingmerth, Harris English, Matt Jones
12:48 p.m.: Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, Robert Streb
12:59 p.m.: Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman
1:10 p.m.: Brendon de Jonge, Brian Harman, Zac Blair
1:21 p.m.: Billy Horschel, William McGirt
11:20 a.m.: Daniel Berger, Troy Merritt, Brendon Todd
11:31 a.m.: Jason Bohn, Russell Knox, Louis Oosthuizen
11:42 a.m.: Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk
11:53 a.m.: Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler
12:04 p.m.: Russell Henley, David Hearn, Brendan Steele
12:15 p.m.: Nick Watney, Jerry Kelly, Ian Poulter
12:26 p.m.: Ryan Palmer, Tony Finau, Webb Simpson
12:37 p.m.: Kevin Na, Justin Thomas, Gary Woodland
12:48 p.m.: Steven Bowditch, Sangmoon Bae, Paul Casey
12:59 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama, Rory McIlroy, Brandt Snedeker
1:10 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, James Hahn, Sergio Garcia
1:21 p.m.: Bryce Molder, George McNeill

Friday

11:20 a.m.: Ryan Palmer, Tony Finau, Webb Simpson
11:31 a.m.: Kevin Na, Justin Thomas, Gary Woodland
11:42 a.m.: Steven Bowditch, Sangmoon Bae, Paul Casey
11:53 a.m.: Hideki Matsuyama, Rory McIlroy, Brandt Snedeker
12:04 p.m.: Hunter Mahan, James Hahn, Sergio Garcia
12:15 p.m.: Bryce Molder, George McNeill
12:26 p.m.: Daniel Berger, Troy Merritt, Brendon Todd
12:37 p.m.: Jason Bohn, Russell Knox, Louis Oosthuizen
12:48 p.m.: Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk
12:59 p.m.: Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler
1:10 p.m.: Russell Henley, David Hearn, Brendan Steele
1:21 p.m.: Nick Watney, Jerry Kelly, Ian Poulter
11:20 a.m.: Chris Kirk, Sean O’Hair, Ryan Moore
11:31 a.m.: David Lingmerth, Harris English, Matt Jones
11:42 a.m.: Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, Robert Streb
11:53 a.m.: Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman
12:04 p.m.: Brendon de Jonge, Brian Harman, Zac Blair
12:15 p.m.: Billy Horschel, William McGirt
12:26 p.m.: Pat Perez, Scott Piercy, Shawn Stefani
12:37 p.m.: Ben Martin, Daniel Summerhays, Bill Haas
12:48 p.m.: J.B. Holmes, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka
12:59 p.m.: Justin Rose, Danny Lee, Kevin Kisner
1:10 p.m.: Cameron Tringale, Rory Sabbatini, Kevin Chappell
1:21 p.m.: Phil Mickelson, Fabian Gomez, Keegan Bradley

 


 

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