Apparently I was so excited for the BMW Championship, that I tweeted last week to see if anybody was going to the tournament. That’s good for the tournament because I had it on my mind and was looking forward to it. Lucky for me, the bosses aren’t sending me to cover it because I would have shown up at Cog HIll last Saturday with my note pad, camera and recorder to simply be turned away. Now that we’re all on the same schedule for the tournament, let’s get to it.

Current FedEx Cup Standings (2010 finish in BMW Championship)

1. Webb Simpson, 4,711 (DNP)
2. Dustin Johnson, -897 (1)
3. Matt Kuchar, -1,587 (2)
4. Luke Donald, -1,836 (T37)
5. Brandt Snedeker, -1,842 (T37)
6. Jason Day, -2,354 (T54)
7. Nick Watney, -2,420 (T15)
8. Steve Stricker, -2,506 (T8)
9. Chez Reavie, -2,623 (DNP)
10. Phil Mickelson, -2,671 (T8)

Full Standings:

If last year is any indication, we can expect the current FedEx Cup Top 10 to make some noise this weekend. Four players finished in the top 10 last year (Johnson, Kuchar, Stricker, Mickelson) and only two haven’t played in the tournament at Cog HIll (Simpson, Reavie). It just so happens, the two that haven’t played the playoff tournament are the hottest golfer’s on Tour right now. Simpson defeated Reavie on the second playoff hole at the Deutsche Bank two weeks ago and judging by the way each was playing, I don’t think a week off has cooled them down at all.

I expect Dustin Johnson to win his second FedEx Cup Playoff tournament this weekend and move into the top spot of the standings before the points are reset for the TOUR Championship. If Johnson can pull it off, he will be extremely tough to beat overall. However, nothing would surprise me at this point, especially after what Simpson and Reavie were able to do at the Deutsche Bank.

With Mickelson, Donald, Kuchar, and Watney still well in contention, putting all of these golfers into a randomizer and hitting start could very well be the most efficient way of picking a winner, which is a good thing. The PGA Tour has wanted this situation to play out ever since the FedEx Cup was born in 2007. The first three years were blowouts at the hands of Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and Woods again, respectively. Last year, Jim Furyk wasn’t the odds on favorite to win heading into the TOUR Championship and it was pretty wide open, but this year just feels a little different.

BMW Championship Top 5
1. Johnson
2. Mickelson
3. Stricker
4. Day
5. Watney

Overall Picks (made before the FedEx Cup started)
1. Stricker (8th)
2. Mickelson (10th)
3. Donald (4th)
4. Watney (7th)
5. Choi (15th)

Still looking pretty good with two tournaments to play. Will be very interested to see how the points reset after this weekend.