FGR: BMW Championship

It's a big week on the PGA Tour, with a limited field of just 70 teeing it up in Chicago which means a no-cut event.

No-cut events typically result in greater quality fields, and that is certainly the case this week. There is so much class in the 70-man event that it would be easy to make a strong case for well over half the players involved, but ignoring the ultra-expensive plays, I'm kicking things off with a leading duo under 10k.

Don't ask me why, but no-cut events are Xander Schauffele's expertise - who is well know at thriving in limited-field tournaments.

The Californian has openly admitted that he prefers golf courses which will offer up a sterner test, and Olympia Fields CC will do that this week.

Schauffele is in incredibly consistent form, notching top 25 finishes in 11 of his last 12 events, and all that is missing from the resume in 2020 is a W.

At less than 10k at a track which plays into his hands, Xander is the optimal play for me this week.

Second up is Daniel Berger. The Bergermeister has been on fire since the resume, and over his past 24 rounds, he sits number one in this week's field for Strokes Gained: Total.

That's about as impressive as it gets considering he's a player that every time I look at his swing I'm sure he's going to miss the ball.

The 27-year-old has finished in the top 15 at eight of his last nine events, and with form like that in a limited-field, his price of $9,700 is excellent value.

Adam Scott is outside the top-30 bubble and needs at a minimum a top-7 finish to secure a place at East Lake. I love that he knows he needs a high finish, and I also like where his game is at coming to Chicago.

The Aussie has made back-to-back cuts since he returned to action and all he needs is a good putting week to get himself into contention. The 40-year-old is hitting it well, and when he dials in his irons, he's tough to beat - as we saw at the Genesis earlier this year.

Needing a big week, bank on Scotty to produce the goods and book his ticket to Atlanta.

One man I feel will be right at home at Olympia Fields this week is Abe Ancer.

The Mexican may have finally missed a cut last week, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. As he showed at Harbor Town, Ancer LOVES a tough test on a ball-strikers course, and this, for me, will require the same precision iron play - something which Ancer possesses in spades.

As a fourth play, Ancer ticks all the boxes, and after missing his first cut of the year, I'm expecting a big response from Honest Abe in Chicago.

Kevin Na is not a man I'd like to play a 2-ball with...

...but the 36-year-old is always a threat on tight courses where length isn't the be-all and end-all.

After winning at Colonial last year, Na mentioned that there are only a certain amount of courses he can win on - Olympia Fields is one of those (fellow shortie Furyk won here in 2003).

Form-wise, Na comes to Chicago having made the weekend in four of his last five starts, and in two of those, he was able to finish inside the top-10. At $7,300, the Las Vegas resident should be looking to hit the jackpot this week.

Filling our final spot will be Joaquin Niemann, after all, he has to hole a putt one of these days right?

Fantasy National

(70/70 in putting is not where you want to be)

After losing strokes on the green in his last five events, you have to wonder if the Chilean would be better off aiming to miss, but regardless, his ball-striking should be enough to allow him to perform well this week.

Niemann has gained strokes with his irons in all but one event this year, and on a ball-strikers paradise, the youngster ranks 6th in his week's field for ball-striking over his last 24 round. Sign me up.

One and Done Pick:

Daniel Berger

Alternative Pick:

Xander Schauffele

GolfHound's Draftkings lineup:

Xander Schauffele $9.9k

Daniel Berger $9.7k

Adam Scott $8.2k

Abraham Ancer $7.7k

Kevin Na $7.3k

Joaquin Niemann $7.1k

Total Team Value: $49.9 million

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