The top-70 golfers in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings have moved on to Olympia Fields Country Club just outside of Chicago for this week’s BMW Championship, the second of three events in the Tour’s season-ending FedEx Cup Playoffs.
The top 30 in the standings after this week will advance to the Tour Championship at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf club for the finale of the 2019-20 season.
Below, we take a look at the fantasy golf power rankings for the top 30 competitors in the 2020 BMW Championship at Olympia Fields.
Fantasy golf power rankings
30. Matt Kuchar (+6000)
Tied for 18th last week following his missed cut at the PGA Championship. He has been quiet this season since winning the SMBC Singapore Open with no other top 10s but for a T-2 at the Genesis Invitational. He needs a big week to crack the top 30 and get to East Lake.
29. Corey Conners (+10000)
Fourth among those who made the cut last week with 0.75 Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee per round, according to Data Golf. His approach game wasn’t as sharp as usual, preventing a top finish.
28. Matthew Wolff (+5000)
Has now made five straight cuts, including his T-4 at the PGA Championship to move up to 33rd in the FedEx Cup standings. He has been especially sharp off-the-tee of late and ranks 13th on Tour for the 2019-20 season.
27. Tiger Woods (+4000)
A disappointing showing last week but closed it off with a Sunday round of 66 to move into a tie for 58th. He dropped to 57th in the FedEx Cup standings and needs to finish in the top eight this week to have a chance of moving on.
26. Louis Oosthuizen (+5000)
Enters the week 70th in the FedEx Cup standings and qualified for this event with his strong T-13 finish last week. Tied for sixth in the no-cut WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational earlier this month.
25. Abraham Ancer (+6000)
Missed the cut last week at plus-1 while uncharacteristically losing 1.57 strokes per round from tee-to-green. He’s averaging 0.95 strokes per round in that category in 2020 and should rebound.
24. Tony Finau (+3500)
Snapped a streak of five straight made cuts last week. He had previously rung up three top 10s and two top 5s in those five events. Ranks 29th in the FedEx Cup standings and is just inside the line for the Tour Championship.
23. Ryan Palmer (+8000)
His T-8 showing last week was his third top 10 in eight events since the restart. His short game has been exceptionally strong, but he’ll need to be better off-the-tee this week.
22. Patrick Cantlay (+3300)
Lost 1.73 strokes per round putting last week in an abysmal performance on the greens resulting in a missed cut. Sits 37th in the FEC standings while looking for his first top 10 since a T-7 at the Workday Charity Open.
21. Hideki Matsuyama (+3300)
Three straight top-30 placings and four in his last five events. Typically shows well in the no-cut WGC events with two career wins and a T-6 at the WGC-Mexico Championship earlier this year.
20. Sungjae Im (+6600)
Out of form with four missed cuts since the restart. The winner of The Honda Classic still ranks eighth in the season-long standings and is competing for starting strokes at the Tour Championship.
19. Gary Woodland (+6600)
The 2019 US Open champion has no wins but six top-10 finishes this year to sit 39th in the FEC standings. He has a great approach game and is typically much better on the greens than his 1.28 strokes lost putting per round last week.
18. Paul Casey (+5000)
Has disappointed since his T-2 finish at the PGA Championship with a T-31 at the Wyndham Championship and T-49 last week. He’s one of few in the field with course history at Olympia Fields CC from the 2003 US Open, even though he missed the cut that week.
17. Harris English (+4000)
The only golfer in the top 10 of the FedEx Cup standings without a win this season. English has six top 10s including last week’s distant runner-up finish to Dustin Johnson.
16. Jason Day (+3000)
Missed the cut at The Northern Trust to snap a resurgent stretch of four consecutive top 10s. Injuries finally no longer appear to be an issue and his expert ball-striking has returned.
15. Adam Scott (+4500)
Tied for 58th last week to slip from 36th to 38th in the FedEx Cup standings. Will be playing just his third event since the restart and needs a big move to play next week.
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14. Patrick Reed (+3300)
Couldn’t defend his Northern Trust title with the move from Liberty National Golf Club to TPC Boston. Lost a rare 0.27 strokes per round putting to finish T-49 at minus-7.
13. Viktor Hovland (+3500)
Awful around-the-green last week but excellent with the putter; gaining 1.30 strokes per round. Averaging 1.19 SG: Tee-to-Green in 2020.
12. Xander Schauffele (+1800)
Ranks third on Tour in 2020 with 2.11 total strokes gained per round. Has no wins but six top 10s on the season.
11. Kevin Kisner (+3300)
Followed up a T-3 at the Wyndham Championship with a T-4 last week. His putter gets a large share of the credit with just 0.17 SG: Off-the-Tee at TPC Boston.
10. Tyrrell Hatton (+4500)
Seventeenth in the FedEx Cup standings and his nine events played are the fewest of anyone currently in the top 30. Gaining 1.42 strokes per round from tee-to-green.
9. Rory McIlroy (+1800)
It’s easy to forget Rory’s play earlier this season due to his results since the restart. He’s still 12th in the FedEx Cup standings with a win and six top 10s on the season but has nothing better than a T-11 at the Travelers Championship since mid-June.
8. Webb Simpson (+1800)
Simpson has strung together a T-3 and T-6 the last two weeks and enters the BMW Championship third in the FedEx Cup standings. He has two wins and eight top 10s on the season.
7. Justin Thomas (+1200)
The only three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season and his nine top 10s are tied for the Tour lead. Has disappointed in his last two events since winning the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
6. Scottie Scheffler (+2800)
Back-to-back T-4s at the PGA Championship and Northern Trust. Ranked second to Johnson with 2.39 SG: Tee-to-Green per round last week.
5. Bryson DeChambeau (+1400)
Surprisingly missed the cut last week at a course he was seemingly well-suited for. Still leads the Tour with 1.174 SG: Off-the-Tee per round and ranked second in last week’s field with 1.15 per round despite missing the weekend. Won the 2015 US Amateur at Olympia Fields but under the match-play format.
4. Daniel Berger (+2000)
In the best form of anyone with 2.77 strokes gained per round on the average Tour pro over his last 20 rounds. Gaining 1.96 total strokes per round in 2020.
3. Collin Morikawa (+2000)
The winner of the 2020 PGA Championship and Workday Charity Open is just eighth by the betting odds to win this week. He slipped to fifth in the FedEx Cup standings with a missed cut last week and will be jostling for starting strokes at the Tour Championship.
2. Dustin Johnson (+800)
Last week’s winner by 11 strokes, there should only be a minor concern if Johnson takes his foot off the gas a little bit while seeking his first FedExCup win next week.
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1. Jon Rahm (+900)
The No. 1 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings led the field in SG: Off-the-Tee last week for his best result (T-6) since winning the Memorial Tournament.
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