BMW Championship :: FedExCup heats up

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The BMW Championship, Cherry Hills, Colorado, is the last chance for the game’s top players to seal their spot in the FedExCup’s finale. This week's event sees all the world's top ten in action, it promises to be a stern contest.


The favourite

World No.1 Rory McIlroy bounced back after failing to challenge at The Barclays by finishing fifth in the Deutsche Bank Championship. If the Northern Irishman were to win it would be his fifth title of the season, equaling his 2012 tally, and sending him top of the FedExCup standings. Rory McIlroy heading into the final event of the FedExCup top of the pile would be ominous sight for the rest of the field.

The defending champion

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Zach Johnson has been consistent in the 'Playoffs' thus far, finishing 22nd at The Barclays and 16th at Deutsche Bank. The world No.15 will compete in his fourth Ryder Cup later this month. A serious defence of his title would be perfect preparation. However, with only two top tens in his last 15 events, Johnson will need to up his game.

One to watch

Jason Day is the only man in the field with consecutive FedExCup top tens. In his last three outings he’s a combined 31-under-par. At the Deutsche Bank he topped the field in putts from inside ten-feet. Without a win since the WGC-Matchplay Championship in February, the 26-year-old may translate his good form into victory at the BMW Championship.

The outsider

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Australia’s John Senden has played well as the FedExCup reaches its halfway stage. Fifth at the Deutsche Bank, the Valspar Championship winner was joint first in greens in the regulation rankings last time out. His form dipped in the summer months, missing three cuts in five weeks prior to the Playoffs. 22nd and fifth the last two weeks, Senden appears to have found his form again.

Must do better

Bubba Watson hasn’t came close to winning a tournament since Memorial in June earlier this year. Since then he’s fallen six places in the world rankings to ninth. Thanks to his form at the beginning of the year, the Masters champ is still in the running for the FedExCup title in sixth place. No top 20 in his previous five events, the lefthander will be desperate for a good performance at the BMW Championship.

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