BMW Championship - Day 2
We opted to let the first day of the BMW play out before looking for some value this week and although a lot of the players we had earmarked prior to tee-off performed annoyingly well on Day 1 (Justin Thomas, Adam Scott, Tony Finau, Brandt Snedeker) there is one who did not have a fast start who now represents excellent value heading into Day 2.
Tommy Fleetwood carded a bogey free total of 70 (-2) on Day 1 leaving him five shots adrift of the leaders, Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak with three rounds remaining.
Scoring was unusually low at Medinah yesterday, it was not a surprise that someone went low but that so many went low, with sixteen players carding 67 (-5) or better!
Fleetwood has been the most consistent performer on the Tour over the last year with an incredible 26 consecutive cuts made. To put that into perspective - number two on the list is the current World Number 1, Brooks Koepka, with 13.
Few players strike the ball better than Fleetwood and if the putter starts working today, he should make inroads into his current 5 shot deficit, especially given his morning draw (10:10am) is set to get the best of the day’s conditions.
At the 2018 BMW Championship (Aronimink GC) Tommy followed an opening day 71 with a pair of 62’s on his way to a Top 10 finish and will be hoping to produce similar fireworks to secure a lie-in and a place among the final groups heading into Sunday.
Finishing 2nd to Shane Lowry at The Open (Royal Portrush) mid-July and 4th the following week at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Classic (TPC Southwind) we are confident that Tommy can turn it on over the next couple of days to be in contention come Sunday and are backing him Outright e/w (5 places) @ 101.0 (1u e/w).