The FedEx Cups Playoffs heads to the Windy City of Chicago for the BMW Championship.  Medinah Country Club was last seen at the 2012 Ryder Cup when the United States blew a four-point lead heading into singles.  13 of the 24 participants from that Ryder Cup  are in this week's field and I know the Americans still feel the sting of that loss.  The number three course is a stock par 72 with a ton of length, 7,613 yards to be exact.  The par 5 seventh and 14th hole are longer than 600 yards each and the nine longest of the 10 par 4s average 456.8 yards but still the course will play about 50 yards shorter than it was setup for the 2012 Ryder Cup.  There are only two water hazards in play this weekend, but there are still a lot of risk reward opporutnities on this course.

The greens are known for their undulation, but overall they are average in size.  The Stimpmeter will run around 12 and a half feet as long as the weather is cooprating.  It looks like it should, althrough it might take a day for the bentgrass surfaces to touch the max length.  There is rain scheduled for early this week which should soften things up but then the cooler and drier air will be there when the players tee off on Thursday.  The daytime highs look to be in the upper 80s on the weekend.  The winds should be calm to start the week but increase as we get deeper into the tournament.  

All but one of the 70 qualified players will be attendence this weekend.  The top 30 in points after this weekend's event will participate in next week's Tour Championship.  Since the PGA Tour started this new points structure back in 2015, only 14 golfers outside the Top 30 heading into the BMW Championship have played their way into the Tour Championship.  If you are outside the Top 45 heading into this weekend, you'll need a Top 3, likely a win to play your way in next weekend.  So once again I'll be looking at guys with their back's against the wall to target in my lineups.  Remember, there is no cut this week, so you can take more risks with your lineups.