The Tour Championship starts on Friday, a day later than usual given the Monday holiday in the U.S., with East Lake hosting.
This is the second year of the new system, where the person leading the FedEx Cup series going into the event—Dustin Johnson—starts on 10 under par, with the scoring sliding down to level par for the 30th player.
We’re not particular fans of system in terms of betting, thinking that only DJ, Jon Rahm and possibly Justin Thomas in third have a realistic chance of winning theTour Championship and the $10 million jackpot.
Instead we’re going to concentrate on betting on the players that we feel can shoot the lowest score (i.e. without the handicap).
Our first selection is Tony Finau. The big hitter has enjoyed playing at this course in the past, not finishing below 15th in the three occasions he has competed. He has been playing well for some time, but has struggled to turn this form into wins. This time he doesn’t have to!
Next up is Hideki Matsuyama. The Japanese star played very well last week, finishing tied third on a difficult course. He starts this tournament with an only score of -4, close enough to the lead for him to concentrate but also far enough that the pressure is off.
Finau to shoot lowest 72-hole score, 1 pt, at 18/1, widely available
Matsuyama to shoot lowest 72-hole score, 1 pt, at 20/1, bet365