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The FedEx Cup: Sport’s most lucrative playoffs return, but who is your money on?

Dave Downie looks at the riches on offer as the PGA Tour heads to a conclusion.

Dave Downie

America loves a good playoff system and one of the most lucrative across all sports Stateside is the prestigious FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour.

It comprises of four events: The Northern Trust, which begins today, The Dell Technologies Championship. The BWM Championship and the season ending Tour Championship. The money on offer for just competing in all four events is life-changing for us mere mortals, but should a golfer win the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup itself, the financial rewards are astronomical, even by the PGA Tour standards.

The usual million dollar plus minimum prize money applies to each of the event winners, but the winner of the Cup itself pockets a cool $10 million bonus. To put that in perspective, the only man to win the FedEx trophy twice, Tiger Woods, has earned more than $25 million in bonus payments alone since 2007 – bear in mind he’s missed the last three!

So The Northern Trust kicks it all off with the top 125 players whittled down to 100 who will compete at the Dell Technologies Championship.

FansBet are offering some great value in their match betting this week, with accumulator boosts on offer from 4-folds upwards.

Recommendations including UK tee times:

17:35 Alex Noren to beat Billy Horschel                     5/7

17:55 Patrick Reed to beat Tony Finau                      10/13

18:10 Pat Perez to beat Chesson Hadley                   5/6

18:20 Jon Rahm to beat Patrick Cantlay                     20/33

18:30 Charl Schwartzel to beat Rory Sabbatini          20/31   

5-fold pays 13/1

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