2023 BMW Championship: Expert Picks, Best Bets for Olympia Fields

Sungjae Im, BMW Championship,(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Sungjae Im, BMW Championship,(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The PGA TOUR heads to Illinois for the second of three playoff events. Olympia Fields Country Club hosts the BMW Championship, featuring the top 50 players in the FedEx Cup standings.

The penultimate weekend of the 2023 season will decide the fates of many golfers seeking a trip to Atlanta for the Tour Championship next weekend (The top 30 players qualify).

After crunching the numbers, studying film, recent form, course history, and simulating the tournament 100x on EA Sports PGA TOUR, we’re locking in 4 golfers to excel this week in Illinois.

2023 BMW Championship: Picks and Best Bets for Olympia Fields

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(Tournament Winner/Top Finish)

Collin Morikawa (Win +2200/Top 10 +200)

(22nd in FedEx Cup Standings)

His last win on TOUR came at the 2021 British Open, so Collin’s clearly due. His game is sharp, ranking 2nd in “Strokes Gained – Approach to Green” and 2nd in “Driving Accuracy”.

With the Maui wildfires on his mind, let’s see if the California kid can light up Olympia Fields with birdies.

Hideki Matsuyama (Win +3000/Top 10 +250)

(47th in FedEx Cup Standings)

The Japanese ace is showing immense signs of life in the back-9 of the season and just went on a blitz to make it to Illinois, going 5 under in his final 6 holes in Memphis to penetrate the top 50.

The ball striking is elite right now and it all comes down to sinking a few more putts for Matsuyama.

Sungjae Im (Win +4000/Top 10 +300)

(28th in FedEx Cup Standings)

After a rare mini-slump from the South Korean sensation, Sungjae looks to have rediscovered his top game. T6 in Memphis last week, Olympia Fields is a course that sets up well for Im, who is eager to improve his position going back to his hometown and East Lake; a property he torches.

Tom Kim (Win +4000/Top 10 +300)

(18th in FedEx Cup Standings)

A misprice here, I had Tom Kim closer to around the +2800 range.

Kim is 10th on TOUR in “Strokes Gained – Approach to Green”, a category that’s paramount for success at Olympia Fields.

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Tom Kim is flying under the radar this weekend and could be a danger man at the BMW Championship.