Tiger Woods is the favorite for the BMW Championship

Tiger Woods is the 11-2 favorite in Illinois this weekend. (USATSI)
Tiger Woods is the 11-2 favorite in Illinois this weekend. (USATSI)

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The playoffs are half over and only 70 golfers remain in the hunt for the Tour Championship. Those 70 will tee it up outside of Chicago on Thursday and you're not going to believe who the favorite is.

That's right, the same guy who's been the favorite in every tournament in which he's entered this season: Tiger Woods at 11-2 odds.

That seems pretty fair given that he's coming off a subpar performance (for him) at the Deutsche Bank Championship. 

Here's a look at the rest of the favorites:


Tiger Woods: 11-2

Other favorites

Adam Scott: 12-1
Henrik Stenson: 12-1
Phil Mickelson: 14-1

Fringe favorites

Justin Rose: 20-1
Rory McIlroy: 20-1
Steve Stricker: 20-1
Jordan Spieth: 22-1
Matt Kuchar: 22-1

Named "Jason" and still in the mix

Jason Dufner: 25-1
Jason Day: 28-1 

Outside shot

Dustin Johnson: 33-1
Hunter Mahan: 33-1
Keegan Bradley: 33-1
Luke Donald: 33-1
Sergio Garcia: 33-1
Webb Simpson: 33-1

Also playing

Brandt Snedeker: 40-1
Charl Schwartzel: 40-1
Graham DeLaet: 40-1
Lee Westwood: 40-1
Zach Johnson: 40-1

Jordan Spieth continues to rise (or fall, I guess) in these odds posts I do every week. At the beginning of the year he was somewhere around 150-1 and now he's 22-1 against the other 69 best golfers on Tour. Just an incredible feat.

I think I said this two weeks ago but I like Keegan Bradley in these last two tournaments. It's hard to see that guy going a full year without winning a tournament and 33-1 is a good line.

I also kind of like Dustin Johnson at 33-1 and Graham DeLaet at 40-1.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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