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Rory McIlroy was on our radar last week at the Deutsche Bank, but his putting woes kept us from elevating him into our top 10. Then he had his best putting week of the last two seasons and won the second playoff event for the second time in his career. Now, the top 70 players head to Crooked Stick for the first BMW Championship there since 2012.
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2016 BMW Championship top 10 picks
1. Jason Day -- Day struggled with his driver at the Deutsche Bank, so that's something to keep in mind for the BMW, but he's still been very consistent through the season.
2. Dustin Johnson -- Crooked Stick seems like a course that tends to reward power. That would be up D.J.'s alley. Two finishes outside the top 10 since the start of June.
3. Rory McIlroy -- If Rory McIlroy is going to putt like he did at TPC Boston (or even close to it), then he can be a threat. He's streaky, but he's returning to a place where he won in 2012.
4. Patrick Reed -- Reed is remarkably consistent this year, and he's been on firm footing dating back to the final two majors of the year. Worth a look again this week.
5. Jordan Spieth -- Spieth is just a little off each week. There's just a little something that's wrong. However, he's good enough to pop top 20s out of an off week.
6. Ryan Moore -- Moore has been on a tear of late, with top-eight finishes in both playoff events. He's doing well.
7. Adam Scott -- Somewhat quietly, Adam Scott has been playing well in the first two playoff events. At the right price, he's worth a look.
8. Zach Johnson -- Yeah, yeah, Zach Johnson has played blah golf in the playoffs. However, he's got three top-15 finishes in this event in the last five years. He likes this particular part of the schedule.
9. Gary Woodland -- Typically, we're averse to Gary Woodland. Just too many variables with his short game. However, he's playing well in the playoffs and has the length for Crooked Stick.
10. Jason Kokrak -- Kokrak may well be a long-shot to win this week at Crooked Stick, but he's stepped up his game in the playoffs and he might be at the right price.
My DraftKings team for this week:
We await DraftKings salaries.
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