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Jon Rahm drops 66-foot putt on first playoff hole for the win; Results, recaps, highlights from the BMW Championship

DraftKings Live recaps PGA TOUR golf results from the BMW Championship.

Jon Rahm of Spain reacts after an eagle on the 16th hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 3, 2017 in Akron, Ohio. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

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Round 4 Recap — Sunday

Jon Rahm drops 66-foot putt to win the BMW Championship

After a slow start to the tournament, Rahm ($11,000; 94 DKFP) caught fire on the weekend shooting a 66 on Saturday and a blistering 64 on Sunday, which was the best round by any player in the entire tournament. He made six birdies and no bogeys in his final round on Sunday and finished tied with Dustin Johnson ($11,500; 79 DKFP). On the first playoff hole, Rahm found the rough off the tee but then dropped a massive, 66-foot-five-inch putt for birdie. Joaquin Niemann ($7,100; 76 DKFP) and Hideki Matsuyama ($8,500; 78.5 DKFP) finished tied for third, which was enough to move Niemann into the top-30 in the FedEx Cup standings and qualify him for next week’s tournament.


Tony Finau goes low, finishes fifth at BMW Championship

Finau ($8,700) began the day at 15th on the leaderboard before jetting into contention with a five-under 65 on Sunday. He capped off his impressive round with a dart on 18 to give him a two-foot putt for his fifth birdie in eight holes. Collin Morikawa ($9,500; 54.5 DKFP) managed to bring himself into the top 20 with a two-under 68, the same score which helped Justin Thomas ($10,800; 54 DKFP) move up 18 spots into a tie for 25th. On the disappointing side of things, Rory McIlroy ($10,300) fell out of contention, finishing in a tie for 12th after a 71 in the final round.


Round 3 Recap — Saturday

Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead after third round of BMW Championship

Johnson ($11,500) and Matsuyama ($8,500) are tied for the lead following the third round of the BMW Championship. Both players shot one-under-par on Saturday and they also sit at one-under-par for the tournament. Scoring conditions have been tough at the BMW Championship, thus Johnson and Matsuyama are the only players at better than one-over-par for the tournament. Johnson is currently listed as the betting favorite at +175 on DraftKings Sportsbook, while Matsuyama is slightly behind at +350. Those are the only two players who are listed at better than +1000, so it is basically considered a two-man race heading into the final round. - Matt LaMarca


Jon Rahm positions himself to make Sunday run at BMW Championship

After drawing ire on social media for his poor play to open the tournament, Rahm ($11,000; 49 DKFP) put himself back in the mix by shooting the best score in the field on Saturday. He shot a four-under-par 66 to move within three strokes of the lead. Playing on a tough course, this was a pretty remarkable feat. Only a handful of golfers shot under par today. DK Sportsbook clearly took notice and Rahm is now +1000 to win the tournament. This gives him the third best odds of anybody in the field. - Greg Ehrenberg


Round 2 Recap — Friday

Patrick Cantlay tied for lead after second round of BMW Championship

Cantlay ($8,900) shot a two-under-par 68 on Friday, which was enough to vault him into a tie for first place at the BMW Championship. He shares the lead with Rory McIlroy ($10,300), who shot one-under-par on Friday. Brendon Todd ($7,400) was the only other golfer to shoot 68 on Friday, and both guys tied for the lowest score on the course during the second round. Scoring conditions have been tough to begin the tournament, and Cantlay and McIlory are the only golfers who are currently sitting at better than even par. McIlory is the betting favorite at +350 on DraftKings sportsbook, but Dustin Johnson ($11,500; +400) and Cantlay (+450) aren’t far behind. — Matt LaMarca


Rory McIroy holds a share of the lead at the BMW Championship

It looked like much of the golf community had given up on McIlroy ($10,300; 62.5 DKFP) after a few bad outings. In recent weeks, he struggled to make cuts and certainly wasn’t in contention to win tournaments on Sunday. This week, it looks like things will be different. Rory heads into the weekend tied for the lead and is the betting favorite to win the tournament. On DK Sportsbook, McIlroy has +350 odds to win the tournament with Dustin Johnson ($11,500; 46.5 DKFP) just behind him at +400. — Greg Ehrenberg



Round 1 Recap — Thursday

Hideki Matsuyama leads after first round of BMW Championship

Matsuyama ($8,500) currently sits in sole possession of first place after the first round of the BMW Championship. He shot a three-under-par 67 on what was a pretty tough day for scoring. Only two other players besides Matsuyama shot better than even par on Thursday: Tyler Duncan ($6,400) finished at two-under-par and Mackenzie Hughes ($7,000) finished at one-under-par. Tony Finau ($8,700) and Rory McIlroy ($10,300) headline a group of 10 golfers at even par, while last week’s winner Dustin Johnson ($11,500) is just four strokes back at one-over-par. Matsuyama is now the betting favorite heading into Friday’s round at +600 on DraftKings Sportsbook, but Johnson (+750) and McIlroy (+900) are not far behind. - Matt LaMarca


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