2021 BMW Championship: Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay tied at top


Aug 27, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Bryson Dechambeau plays his shot from the second tee during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Round 3 at the BMW Championship was filled with low scores and players trading birdies. By the end, Bryson DeChambeacu and Patrick Cantlay stood above the rest, tied for the lead at 21-under.

Sungjae Im is three strokes back, followed by four players at 17-under: Sergio Garcia, Sam Burns, Rory McIlroy and Abraham Ancer. 

Jon Rahm had one of the most disappointing rounds of the day. The defending champion had three bogeys on the back nine (four overall) to finish at 16-under

The field is playing to finish in the top 30 of the FedEx Cup playoffs in order to advance to next weekend’s Tour Championship, where they will compete for the FedExCup title and $15 million. 

When is the 2021 BMW Championship?

The BMW Championship will take place over a span of four days, starting on Thursday, Aug. 26, until Sunday, Aug. 29. The competition takes place at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md.

How can I watch the 2021 BMW Championship?

On Sunday, the Golf Channel will have coverage from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, followed by coverage on NBC from 2 to 6 p.m. ET.

You can also stream the event on the Golf Channel.

What are the 2021 FedEx Cup standings?

Only 70 golfers remain now, after the field was cut down from 125 from the results of The Northern Trust, in the hunt for the 2021 FedEx Cup title. 

With his win that earned him 2,000 FedEx Cup points, Finau sits atop the standings with 3,348 points. He jumped up 22 spots in the standings with his first PGA win since 2016.

Jon Rahm sits in second after his third-place finish in Jersey City, behind Finau by 585 points. However, just 24 points behind him is Smith, who shot up from 16th to third thanks to his second-place finish.

The previous top four golfers heading into the FedEx Cup playoffs all dropped in the standings. Collin Morikawa, who led the field a week ago, was cut after the second round of The Northern Trust after shooting 2-over, earning no points and dropping to sixth in the standings. Jordan Spieth went down from second to seventh, Patrick Cantlay dropped from third to fourth and Harris English moved from fourth to eighth. 

Reigning FedEx Cup winner Dustin Johnson is ranked 22nd. The other previous winners in the field are No. 5 Justin Thomas (2017 champ), No. 27 Billy Horschel (2014) and No. 28 Rory McIlroy (2016 and 2019). 

Some big names that failed to qualify for this weekend are Matthew Wolf, Tyrell Hatton, Bubba Watson and 2012 champion Brandt Snedeker. 2018 champion Justin Rose had failed to qualify for The Northern Trust, finishing one spot outside the Top 125. 

Here are the top 25 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings. 

  1. Tony Finau
  2. Jon Rahm
  3. Cameron Smith
  4. Patrick Cantlay
  5. Justin Thomas
  6. Collin Morikawa
  7. Jordan Spieth
  8. Harris English
  9. Bryson DeChambeau
  10. Abraham Ancer
  11. Louis Oosthuizen
  12. Sam Burns
  13. Xander Schauffele
  14. Viktor Hovland
  15. Brooks Koepka
  16. Hideki Matsuyama
  17. Jason Kokrak
  18. Kevin Na
  19. Stewart Cink
  20. Corey Conners
  21. Joaquin Niemann
  22. Dustin Johnson
  23. Daniel Berger
  24. Scottie Scheffler
  25. Sungjae Im

You can check out the rest of the top 70 playoff standings here.

What are the 2021 BMW Championship tee times?

Here are the tee times for some featured groups on Sunday:

11:11 a.m. ET: Hideki Matsuyama and Brian Harman

12:22 p.m. ET: Brooks Koepka and Harold Varner III

1:11 p.m. ET: Dustin Johnson and Hudson Swafford

1:22 p.m. ET: Sergio Garcia and Jon Rahm

1:33 p.m. ET: Sam Burns and Rory McIlroy

1:44 p.m. ET: Sungjae Im and Abraham Ancer

1:55 p.m. ET: Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay

The full list of tee times for Sunday is available here.

What are the 2021 BMW Championship betting odds?

The co-leaders, DeChambeau and Cantlay, are heavily favored, with no one else having odds better than +1400, according to our partner, PointsBet. Rahm had been the favorite before each round, but after falling five strokes back, he is at +2000.

Here’s a look at the golfers with the best betting odds at the BMW Championship going into Sunday:

  • Bryson DeChambeau, +135
  • Patrick Cantlay, +185
  • Sungjae Im, +1400
  • Rory McIlroy, +1600
  • Jon Rahm, +2000
  • Abraham Ancer, +2800
  • Sam Burns, +2800
  • Sergio Garcia, +3300

You can find the full list of odds here

Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.

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