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Non-favourite Woods to claim sixth win at BMW Championship

| 06.09.2012

Tiger Woods broke 70 in all four rounds of a PGA Tour event for the first time since 2009 at the Deutsche Bank Championship and this return to form makes him a good bet for the BMW Championship at 7/1.

The last time Woods had four rounds in the 60s was in this tournament in 2009, when routing the field by eight shots for a fifth career tournament win.

A sixth looks on the cards given his positive comments heading into Crooked Stick, most notably an improvement in the putting that has been a hindrance for much of the season.

Woods suffered only four bogeys throughout the Deutsche Bank Championship, while he was second in the tournament statistics for both birdies and finding greens in regulation.

Meanwhile, he leads the standings for the whole of the PGA Tour season in total driving and if putting these three compartments together in Indiana, he will be nigh on impossible to beat.

Driving will be especially critical as the course is considered a bit of a bomber’s paradise, with low scores likely to be needed to take victory based on past results.

This will also suit McIlroy as he bids to build on moving to the top of the FedEx Cup points list with a second straight success following the Deutsche Bank.

He is the 6/1 favourite to win the BMW Championship, but the fact he will tee off alongside Woods and Nick Watney for the opening two rounds may be a negative.

In the six rounds that the Northern Irishman and Woods have previously played together, Woods has shot the lower score on five occasions, including both at The Barclays recently.

This may make Woods a big price at 1/1 in a straight tournament match bet with McIlroy.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.