2013 BMW Championship Betting Odds + Event Info, Times, Coverage

The 2013 BMW Championship will be the third of the four events that make up the race for the FedEx Cup. First round action is slated to get underway on Thursday, September 12th with a tournament champion being crowned on Sunday, September 15th. The top-70 players in the FedEx Cup standings will show up at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Il.; all of whom are looking to make it under the top-30 cut-line and make it to the TOUR Championship the following week.

The Golf Channel and NBC will bring fans the televised coverage. GC will be on it for the opening two rounds on Thursday and Friday in the early afternoon going to the conclusion of play. For Saturday and Sunday, NBC will have coverage with Johnny Miller, Dan Hicks, and the rest of the NBC broadcast team.

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The BMW Championship

The BMW Championship is contested at various venues each year. In 2013, Conway Farms will be the host course. Conway Farms was established in 1991. This is the first PGA Tour event that Conway Farms has hosted in its history and a good showing means it could be a continued venue in the future rotation in the run to the FedEx Cup.

The top-70 players from the FedEx Cup points standings from the previous week (Deutsche Bank Championship) will advance to play in the BMW Championship. But the field will be cut by more than half going into the final week of the playoffs at the TOUR Championship. Only 30 players will move on, so this is a critical week for many on the edge.

The winner of the BMW Championship will receive 2,500 FedEx Cup points.

What Happened In 2012?

Continuing his assault on the 2012 FedEx Cup Playoffs, Rory McIlroy came to the third event of the four, the BMW Championship, and won for the second-straight week to move to No.1 in the rankings with only the TOUR Championship remaining. McIlroy won by two shots over lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson, as well as by three shots over Tiger Woods. The leaderboard at the top doesn't get much better than that does it? McIlroy continued his solid play during final rounds, shooting a 5-under par round of 67 on Sunday to win by two.

2013 BMW Championship - What To Look For...

Henrik Stenson leads the field coming into the BMW Championship this year coming off of a strong performance last week at the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship. Winning by two strokes over Steve Stricker, Stenson shot 22 under-par for the tournament and figures to be a contender now that he holds a slim, albeit outright lead in the 2013 FedEx Cup Standings.

Still, there are several strong players in the field which made the top-70 and this week promises to be as exciting as any as only the top-30 will survive to play for the Tour Championship at East Lake GC. Names like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, and last year's BMW Championship winner, Rory McIlroy, will all be in the field + all figure to play a factor.

This will be the first time a professional event has been played at Conway Farms so here is a little bit of info about about the course: Par 71 - 7,216 Yards - 75.8 Rating - 149 Slope - Tom Fazio Designed

Vegas Lines For 2013 BMW Championship

Tiger Woods (5/1) +500 - Woods fell down one spot this week to Stenson, but remains a big favorite to win the BMW Championship at 5/1 at Bovada Sportsbook. He is more than twice the favorite as the player closest to him on the betting line. Woods just needs a solid performance to secure a top-five spot heading into the Tour Championship. A win would get him back to No.1, and a much easier time to capture the FedEx Cup championship.

Adam Scott (12/1) +1200 - After winning the first playoff event, Scott could only muster a T53 finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship this past weekend. Scott is third on the FedEx Cup standings, and at 12/1 is the favorite behind Woods. A win this week would give Scott two of three FedEx playoff event wins so far and put him to No.1 in the rankings for the Tour Championship.

Henrik Stenson (12/1) +1200 - It seemed like only a matter of time until Stenson was able to break through with that first win in 2013. He did so at a great time as well, with the victory vaulting him to No.1 in the standings. Stenson is one of the best ball strikers on the PGA Tour, and the setup at the BMW Championship looks like it could be a good one for him.

Phil Mickelson 12/1 (+1200) - Mickelson started off at the Deutsche Bank Championship with the 18-hole lead, but finished 72 holes with that same mark in relation to par at 8-under. The T41 performance hasn't deterred oddsmakers from picking Mickelson among the favorites this week. Lefty could use a win or a nice performance to get him into the top-five, as he sits in sixth place on the FedEx Cup standings.

Justin Rose 18/1 (+1800) - Rose almost won The Barclays a couple of weeks ago, and then finished T16 at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday. He is playing consistent golf right now and is definitely a player to look at for the BMW Championship when it gets going. Rose would love nothing more then to add a FedEX Cup championship to his U.S. Open win this season.

BMW Championship Betting Odds - lines found at Bovada on 9/4/2013

Free Picks To Win The BMW Championship

Our Winner Pick - With many of the game's top players in the world playing well, it makes picking a winner tough. There will be lots of pressure on guys to make the top-30 this week so that is another added element. We are going to go a bit outside the box and reach a little with Rory McIlroy. He won it last year and is getting back to playing consistent golf. We have faith in Rory, and think he just might break through. At 20/1, he is right there in the top-10 favorites.

Darkhorse / Value Pick - Brandt Snedeker has fallen off a bit, but PGABettingOdds.com thinks he can turn it arond with a win at the BMW Championship. He is the defending FedEx Cup Champion and knows what it takes to play well. Expect Snedeker to play very well this week and contend. At 45 to 1 odds, you are going to love us on Monday if that one comes through!

Notable Pairings

The pairings will continue to be done by rankings this week for the opening two rounds of the BMW Championship. That means Henrik Stenson, Tiger Woods, and Adam Scott will all be grouped together. They start off No.10 on Thursday morning at 11:53am ET. 3-ball betting odds for the first round are already out, with Woods set as the favorite in this grouping at +150. Scott is second at +180 with Stenson sitting at +200, which is a 2 to 1 payout.

Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, and Graham DeLaet will tee off No.1 at 12:59pm ET on Thursday afternoon. Mickelson just edged Kuchar at +150 on the payout, with Kuchar sitting at +160. DaLaet is back at +220.

A couple of golfers on the outside of the top-30 trying to play their way in will be paired together as Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson look to make the Tour Championship. McIlroy is the defending champion this week. They go out at 12:26pm ET on Thursday off No.10. McIlroy leads the way here at +130, with Watson at +175 and their other playing partner Daniel Summerhays at +275.

A complete listing of tee times and 3-ball odds can be found below for the BMW Championship, and will automatically update each day.