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The 2020 BMW Championship at Olympia Fields begins Thursday, and it should be a great one given the complexity of the course and the breadth of players involved. Dustin Johnson comes in leading the FedEx Cup standings with just eight rounds remaining in the playoffs, but Justin Thomas — the defending champion at this tournament — is right on his heels. There are plenty of players just beyond them — Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy and Sungjae Im among them — looking to jump up to the No. 1 slot in the standings heading into the Tour Championship next week (whoever is No. 1 will start the Tour Championship at 10 under).
Tiger Woods is a lot farther back and needs a top-six finish on Sunday to make it to the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club. With the way he hit it last week at The Northern Trust, I wouldn’t put that past him this week as everyone tees it up just outside of Chicago. There’s a lot at stake at this no-cut event, and I can promise the winning score at this tough track will not be 30 under like it was last week. But still, just like how it went down at TPC Boston a few days ago, the best of the best will undoubtedly emerge with just two events left in the 2019-20 PGA Tour season.
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Justin Thomas birdied his first starting on the par-4 10th but has gone par-par-par-par since. Hanging around. If you can play close to par golf today you might be in good shape. Course is playing tough. Leader through 18 might be at only 5 under or so.
Rory with a bogey right out of the gate on No. 1. Tiger with a bogey on his second (and another potentially on the way). Some not-great starts for the stars today.
Tiger makes an early bogey and is working on another. There is a zero percent chance we see another 30-under performance this week, and Olympia Fields has really played pretty fast and firm thus far on Thursday (which is definitely something you love to see).
Clothing statement on the PGA Tour today: Cameron Champ wearing one black shoe and one white shoe on the course. pic.twitter.com/SgmTl1ESLi
Alex Noren and Harry Higgs, who are through six holes today, are both T1 (with Sebastian Munoz) at 2 under on the day. Noren just birdied the par-5 15th; Higgs has birdied 10, 12 and 14.
Brian Harman holes out for eagle at the 624-yard par-5 first hole (didn’t see that coming). He’s 2 under thru 1 hole and leads the BMW Championship.
Maverick McNealy may be a #FedExCup rookie this week @BMWchamps, but he’s no stranger to success at host course Olympia Fields. The @StanfordMGolf alum claimed medalist honors at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational in both 2014 and 2015. pic.twitter.com/xjky32HcRQ
We are underway at Olympia Fields with the bigger names set to tee off over the next 90 minutes.
Live on the range with @TigerWoods and other stars ahead of Round 1 @BMWChamps. ?️♂️ https://t.co/XAucW6E4lN
Walking in putts. Smashing tee shots. And dishing out some healthy trash talk.The best mic’d up moments from the @BMWChamps Match Play Challenge. ?️ pic.twitter.com/HjoelWxZu3
Shot shaping at its finest. @TigerWoods and @BubbaWatson always put on a show off the tee. pic.twitter.com/WLf91f2KPk
« This is the first time I’ve been speechless. »@B_DeChambeau surprised Erin Cronin and presented her the honor of Evans Scholar of the Year @BMWChamps. pic.twitter.com/S52UhOGSsX
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