BMW Championship 2013 odds: Tiger Woods, Adam Scott favored in Chicago

Jim Rogash

The PGA Tour playoffs resume after a week away, and Tiger Woods starts the week right where he always is -- as the favorite.

Tiger Woods, coming off an ugly 65th place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship, is back as the favorite for the third leg of the 2013 FedExCup in Chicago this week. Woods will almost always be the favorite in any tournament he enters, regardless of his recent form or the competition.

Tiger's had a strong season, adding five more wins to his chase of record holder Sam Snead (Tiger's now three back at 79), but the second half of the year has certainly been a bit more inconsistent. Aside from his win at Firestone, he's put together several average, at best, rounds in the last two majors and the FedExCup.

But there's Tiger again, an 11/2 favorite ahead of recent FedExCup winners Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson. Scott and Stenson will be paired with the No. 1 player in the world through the first two days at Conway Farms, with the Tour continuing the tradition of putting the top three in the FedExCup standings together.

Stenson finally dethroned Woods from the top spot in FedExCup points with his win in Boston, although Woods is a slim (by FEC standards) 14 points back. Both Stenson and Scott are 12/1, while Phil Mickelson rounds out the first group of favorites at 14/1. All four of those players will make it through to Atlanta as part of the final 30 in the TOUR Championship, but there are some other big names on the bubble.

The most notable player fighting to get in the final 30 is Rory McIlroy, last year's back-to-back winner in the FedExCup. It was at the BMW where he completed his remarkable run, winning three times (one major, two FEC events) in just over a month. Now Rory is No. 41 in the standings and will need to make a significant push to get inside the top 30 to show up at East Lake. Despite his winless season and tenuous position in the postseason, Rory is still 20/1 alongside Justin Rose and Steve Stricker.

Here are the odds for the full field, courtesy of Bovada:

Player Odds
Tiger Woods 11/2
Adam Scott 12/1
Henrik Stenson 12/1
Phil Mickelson 14/1
Justin Rose 20/1
Rory McIlroy 20/1
Steve Stricker 20/1
Jordan Spieth 22/1
Matt Kuchar 22/1
Jason Dufner 25/1
Jason Day 28/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Hunter Mahan 33/1
Jim Furyk 33/1
Keegan Bradley 33/1
Luke Donald 33/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Webb Simpson 33/1
Brandt Snedeker 40/1
Charl Schwartzel 40/1
Graham Delaet 40/1
Lee Westwood 40/1
Zach Johnson 40/1
Ian Poulter 50/1
Bubba Watson 55/1
Bill Haas 66/1
Rickie Fowler 66/1
Ernie Els 75/1
Chris Kirk 80/1
Gary Woodland 80/1
Graeme McDowell 80/1
Roberto Castro 80/1
John Huh 90/1
Brendon De Jonge 100/1
Charley Hoffman 100/1
Harris English 100/1
Kevin Stadler 100/1
Marc Leishman 100/1
Nick Watney 100/1
Ryan Moore 100/1
Scott Piercy 100/1
Boo Weekley 125/1
Charles Howell III 125/1
Jonas Blixt 125/1
Kevin Chappell 125/1
Kevin Streelman 125/1
Matt Jones 125/1
Angel Cabrera 150/1
Billy Horschel 150/1
Brendan Steele 150/1
Brian Davis 150/1
Chris Stroud 150/1
Daniel Summerhays 150/1
John Merrick 150/1
Matt Every 150/1
Patrick Reed 150/1
Rory Sabbatini 150/1
Brian Gay 200/1
Bryce Molder 200/1
D-A Points 200/1
David Hearn 200/1
David Lynn 200/1
Jason Kokrak 200/1
Jimmy Walker 200/1
Nicholas Thompson 200/1
Russell Henley 200/1
Scott Stallings 200/1
Michael Thompson 250/1
Ken Duke 300/1
Sang Moon Bae 300/1

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