Reed trails Koepka, McIlroy on BMW Championship odds

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Patrick Reed hits a drive at the 11th hole at the Masters. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Despite winning the opening event of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs last week, Patrick Reed doesn’t find himself among the top favourites on the BMW Championship odds for this week at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Reed held off Abraham Ancer by one stroke and topped Jon Rahm by two strokes last week to claim the title at The Northern Trust, which vaulted him from 50th place to second place in the updated FedEx Cup standings heading into this week’s tournament in Medinah, Illinois.

Still, Reed is set back at +2200 on the golf odds for this week at sportsbooks, with Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy listed as +800 co-favourites to win the BMW Championship.

Koepka is the current leader in the FedExCup standings, holding on to that position despite finishing in a tie for 30th place at The Northern Trust last week. Koepka finished in the top four in all four major tournaments this past season, including a victory at the PGA Championship. He was fourth at the British Open, second at the U.S. Open and second at the Masters.

McIlroy tied for sixth place at The Northern Trust last week, four strokes back of Reed, and sits third in the updated FedEx Cup standings. McIlroy disappointingly missed the cut at the British Open, but managed to turn in a pair of top-10 performances in major events this season by finishing ninth at the U.S. Open and eighth at the PGA Championship.

Rahm is third at betting sites at +1000 on the BMW Championship odds for this week, and he moved from 10th place to fifth in the FedEx Cup standings with his performance last week. Dustin Johnson is then listed at +1400, and he has won the BMW Championship twice in his career (2016 and 2010). Johnson is 10th in the FedEx Cup standings, dropping three spots in those rankings after finishing in a tie for 24th place at The Northern Trust last week.

Justin Thomas (+1400), Justin Rose (+1600), Patrick Cantlay (+2000), and Webb Simpson (+2000) round out the top of the board at Medinah for this week, with Adam Scott (+2500), Rickie Fowler (+2800), and Tommy Fleetwood (+2800) following them on those betting lines. Jordan Spieth, who finished sixth at The Northern Trust, is set at +3300 odds for the tournament.

And Tiger Woods holds down +4000 odds to win the BMW Championship, as he sits 38th in the FedExCup standings with only the top 30 golfers after the event advancing to play in next week’s Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. Woods withdrew after the first round of The Northern Trust, citing a strained oblique; he shot a plus-four 75 through those 18 holes.

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