Thursday sees the start of the season-ending Tour Championship from East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia.
The FedEx Cup has been rejigged this year so there can no longer be two players celebrating on Sunday, the winner of the individual Tour Championship and the overall winner of the FedEx Cup. Now the leader of the series, Justin Thomas in this case, heads a handicapping system, starting the event two shots clear of the player in second, Patrick Cantlay, and by more as the qualifying list continues downwards.
We already have a bet on Rory McIlroy to win the overall tournament, although that’s not looking too special at the moment. So we’re going to concentrate on picking the player that posts the lowest 72 hole score, i.e. the traditional method of judging a tournament winner.
One of the players we’ve had our eye on for some time is Tony Finau. The big hitting American is currently ranked 12th in the world yet has only won once on the PGA Tour, the Puerto Rico Open in 2016 when most of the game’s highly ranked players were missing. He seems to play well most weeks but finds it hard to cross the winning line. This format could suit, as he’s seven shots behind Thomas in the handicap so could freewheel around the course without feeling the pressure of leading the overall event.
Recommendation: Finau 1 pt each way at 20/1, 1/4 the odds for the first five places, BetVictor
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