The FedEx Cup playoffs roll on to Boston this week and the Dell Technologies Championship. Last week’s Northern Trust saw a number of the world’s top players struggle to contend and it was Bryson DeChambeau who romped home to win the title and jump from ninth to first place in the FedEx standings and ensuring he’s in contention for the $10 million bonus on offer at the end of the Tour Championship in September.
For the rest of the field last week, it was about jockeying for position in the rankings. One of the most notable moves came from Tony Finau as he sprung from twelfth to fourth place after finishing outright second.
Looking ahead then, there’s plenty of value on offer once again with FansBet paying five places at ¼ of the odds on the shortened 100-man field.
Adam Scott is proving to be one of the form players to keep an eye on. The Australian was having a very average season to put it mildly, with just one top ten finish up to The Open at Carnoustie where he finally found some form with a credible tie for 17th. This was followed little over a fortnight later as Scott chased home Brooks Koepka at the USPGA, eventually claiming outright third. Last week, whilst never fully contending, the former Masters champion tied for fifth meaning he’d gone from 119thand almost missing out on the playoffs altogether, to 40th. He starts at 24/1 this week, which I think is an exceptional price given his recent form.
There’s much more than just form to consider when it comes to these playoffs, only the top 70 players in the standings move on to the penultimate event, the BMW Championship. With that in mind, it’s worth a good look at the players who are around that bubble. Ranked 71st, Tyrrell Hatton needs a strong event to ensure his card for the BMW. His magnificent seven-under par final round last week, catapulted him up the standings and further proved he’s up there with the best on the PGA Tour. Hatton is a massive 58/1 to win this week. With the incentive of carrying on in the playoffs, this is excellent value for the Englishman.
Tony Finau, as previously mentioned, is one of the main contenders for the FedEx Cup himself. He’s been one of the most consistent performers on tour this season and has performed well in all four majors. 28/1 is a fantastic price for the American and well worth your attention.
The action gets underway at 1.15pm UK time on Thursday.
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