Dell Technologies Championship betting preview
With the end of the PGA Tour season in sight, all eyes are on the FedExCup.
The second of four FedExCup play-offs takes place at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston. Who do the bookies fancy?
Dustin Johnson is the 9/1 favourite with Betfair. Three titles this season, a world number one ranking and second place in the FedExCup standings explain why.
Johnson has been slightly outshone by Justin Thomas of late, however. He won here last year and is 11/1 to defend his title with Betfair.
Thomas finished a shot above Johnson in last week’s Northern Trust – as did Brooks Koepka. Koepka is this year’s man for the big occasion, winning two majors, and is 12/1 with Bet365 to claim victory this weekend.
Next in line at 16/1 with Ladbrokes are Jason Day and Rory McIlroy. Both have seen better seasons but have still won tournaments, while McIlroy has two past victories in the tournament to boost his case.
Completing the favourites are Jason Spieth, 20/1 with Ladbrokes, and Tiger Woods, 22/1 with Unibet. Woods’ recent momentum was slightly stunted after a 40th-place finish at the Northern Trust.
Ryder Cup hopefuls
Outside the bookmakers’ top choices, the impact of the upcoming Ryder Cup cannot be underestimated.
Ryder Cup hopeful Brandt Snedeker won the recent Wyndham Championship and, as injury ruled him out of the Northern Trust, he is 66/1 with SkyBet to win what would be his second consecutive tournament.
It was Bryson DeChambeau who conquered the Northern Trust, leaping to first in the FedExCup standings. The 24-year-old is 35/1 with Betfred to claim his second tournament in a row.
Elsewhere, Tony Finau is hitting form at just the right time, having finished second to DeChambeau last weekend. Interestingly, he is a shorter price at 30/1 with Betfair.
By Tim Poole