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LAST TOURNAMENT: The Northern Trust (Patrick Reed)
THIS WEEK: BMW Championship, Aug. 15-18
Medinah CC No. 3, Medinah, Ill. (Par 72, 7,657 yards)
Purse: $9.25 million (Winner: $1.665 million)
Defending champion: Keegan Bradley
FedEx Cup leader: Brooks Koepka
Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday, 12-3 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 12-2 p.m. (GC), 2-6 p.m. (NBC)
NOTES: The is the second of the three FedEx Cup Playoff tournaments and is a no-cut event. The top 30 players in the rankings after the BMW Championship will advance to next week's Tour Championship in Atlanta, where the top-ranked player will begin the tournament with a two-shot lead over the No. 2 player. ... Tiger Woods is No. 38 in the standings after withdrawing from The Northern Trust with an oblique injury. The defending Tour Championship winner is projected to need an 11th-place finish or higher to advance to Atlanta. Woods won the PGA Championship at Medinah in 1999 and 2006. ... Kevin Na withdrew on Monday to be with his wife, who is expecting the couple's second child. ... Paul Casey returns after sitting out The Northern Trust to spend time with family. ... Course No. 3 has held the Ryder Cup (2012), three U.S. Opens (1949, 1975 and 1990), two PGA Championships (1999, 2006) and three Western Opens (1946, 1962 and 1966).
BEST BETS: Koepka (8/1 by PointsBet) is a three-time winner this season and wants to secure the No. 1 spot for the coveted two-shot cushion entering Atlanta. ... Despite missing two cuts in his last eight PGA Tour starts, Jon Rahm (10/1) is on a hot streak with a win, a pair of T-3s and two top-10 finishes in the other six events. He was leading on the back nine at The Northern Trust on Sunday but suffered another string of late errors to fall short. ... England's Justin Rose (16/1) is trying to become the first player to successfully defend as a FedEx Cup champion. He is coming off a T-10 at The Northern Trust and has not finished worse than T-20 in his past five events. ... Byeon-Hun (Ben) An is a gut shot play at 80/1. He has finished T-13, T-32, 3rd and T-38 in his past four events while rising into the world top 50. An has three career international victories, with the most recent coming in 2015.
NEXT WEEK: Tour Championship, East Lake, Atlanta
LAST TOURNAMENT: Ladies Scottish Open (Mi Jung Hur)
THIS WEEK: OFF
NEXT TOURNAMENT: CP Women's Open, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 22-25
LAST TOURNAMENT: The Senior Open Championship (Bernhard Langer)
THIS WEEK: DICK'S Sporting Goods Open, Aug. 16-18
En-Joi Golf Course, Endicott, N.Y.
Purse: $2.05 million (Winner: $307,500)
Defending champion: Bart Bryant
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Scott McCarron
Television: Friday, 4-6 p.m. ET; Saturday, 2-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-4 p.m. (All times Golf Channel)
NOTES: Bryant is a two-time winner of the event. His first Champions Tour victory came during his rookie season in Endicott in 2013. ... Fred Couples, who won the 1991 B.C. Open at En-Joie, returns to compete at the course for the first time in 24 years. ... Langer is fifth in Cup standings following his victory at The Senior Open. ... Retief Goosen won the Senior Players and finished T-3 at the Senior Open in his past two events. He was also fourth at the Senior PGA Championship ... Kevin Sutherland shot a 59 in the second round in 2014 at En-Joie.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Boeing Classic, Snoqualmie, Wash.
--Field Level Media