BMW Championship 2021: Your form guide for week two of the FedEx Cup Play-Offs

Caves Valley in Maryland makes its PGA Tour debut this week
Caves Valley: A gently undulating parkland course 12 miles north-west of Baltimore

The PGA Tour pitches up in Maryland for the second of three FedEx Cup play-off events. Andy Swales supplies the stats for this week's BMW Championship...

"Those who were not in contention at Liberty National on Monday should be mentally a little more alert and less tired than those who were. These include Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Cantlay who are all in decent nick and ready to go again less than three days after holing out in New Jersey."

The FedEx Cup Play-Offs has moved onto Maryland where Caves Valley Golf Club makes its debut at PGA Tour level.

This week's BMW Championship will feature 69 of the leading 70 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings, and is the penultimate event on this season's PGA Tour schedule.

Designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 1991, Caves Valley is situated around a dozen miles north-west of Baltimore city centre and is a lush parkland course that has developed a reputation for fast greens, a rolling landscape and tree-lined fairways.

There is also plenty of sand and dense vegetation, while water comes into play on five holes.

Caves Valley has twice hosted senior majors: The US Senior Open of 2002, and Senior Players Championship 15 years later. It also staged an international women's event in 2014.

Quick turnaround

With the Northern Trust over-running by 24 hours, those who played all 72 holes at Liberty National will have had less time than normal between events.

Thankfully, by American standards, the 200-mile journey south is shorter than most on the PGA Tour.

The only absentee this week is Patrick Reed who was also forced to withdraw from the last two events in North Carolina and New Jersey.

Reed, who has been suffering from fatigue as well as an ankle injury, has now been diagnosed with bilateral interstitial pneumonia.

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With the Ryder Cup just around the corner, his place in the American team may well be in doubt.

As for this week, those who were not in contention at Liberty National on Monday should be mentally a little more alert and less tired than those who were.

These include Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Cantlay who are all in decent nick and ready to go again less than three days after holing out in New Jersey.

Louis Oosthuizen should be completely refreshed having sat out the last two events, while Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa went home last Friday after missing the cut at the Northern Trust.

One other guy, who has already secured his spot at next week's Tour finale in Atlanta, is Abraham Ancer.

The Mexican will not be looking over his shoulder this weekend and after having a quiet few days at the Northern Trust should be ready to go again on Thursday.

Ancer's solid tee-to-green game should come in handy on a course that few of this week's competitors will have ever played before.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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