2018 TOUR Championship Odds, Preview & Pick

2018 TOUR Championship Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on September 19, 2018

It has been another exciting year on the PGA Tour, but it will all come to a close at the East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta this weekend. There are just 30 players set to hit the course over the weekend, with no cut in place for this one. While winning the tournament is the goal of all 30 players, it is the FedEx Cup that is the ultimate prize, especially since the trophy comes with a $10 million bonus attached to it. Bryson DeChambeau is the front-runner after winning the opening two events, but anyone can catch him, although many of the 30 would need some help to make that happen. FedEx Cup aside, let’s take a look at the odds to win the 2018 TOUR Championship in Atlanta this weekend.

2018 TOUR Championship Odds, Preview & Pick

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Established: 1987, 31 years ago
  • Course: East Lake Golf Club
  • Par: 70
  • Tour: PGA
  • Format: Stroke play
  • Prize fund: $8.75 million

Justin Rose

  • 2018 PGA Tour Championship Odds: +800
I actually believe that Rose is the man who is going to eventually take the FedEx Cup by winning this event. His playoff run did not get off to an ideal start, as he missed the cur in the opening event at the Northern Trust. Since then, though, he has finished 2nd in each of the last two tournaments and is now knocking on the door. This has been a great season for Rose, with 2 wins, which matches his career best, as well as 10 top 10 finishes to his name. He is the favorite to win here for a very good reason.

Dustin Johnson

  • 2018 PGA Tour Championship: +900
You cannot have a conversation about crowning the champion of gold without including the #1 player in the world. Johnson has once again been one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour in 2018, but he has not really translated that into wins. The RBC Canadian Open was the last time that he ended an event on top of the leaderboard, with that win coming back in early July. He has landed in the top 10 in 2 of the 5 tournaments that he has played since then, but his inability to break through and win may hurt him here.

Rory McIlroy

  • 2018 PGA Tour Championship: +750
McIlroy knows what it takes to come from behind and win the FedEx Cup, as that is exactly what he did a couple of years ago. The Irishman decided to sit out the Northern Trust, which served as the opening round of the playoffs, but he has been good in the two tournaments that followed. 2018 PGA Tour Championship. He finished 12th in his first tournament back, and then followed that up with a top 5 finish at the BMW Championship. McIlroy has been a consistent top 10 finisher this season, but with just 1 win on the season, you have to feel that he is likely to have a similar top 10 fate here.

Justin Thomas

  • 2018 PGA Tour Championship: +1100
The defending FedEx Cup Champion is in with a shot at retaining his crown if he can get the win on Sunday. Thomas would become only the second player, with Tiger Woods being the other, to have won the FedEx Cup twice if he can pull this off. While it has been a solid year for Thomas with 3 wins on the tour, he has not been particularly great in the three playoff tournaments thus far. He has just one top 10 finish in those three tournaments, so I just don’t see him getting the repeat with a win.

Last 10 PGA Tour Championship Winners

  • 2017: Xander Schauffele
  • 2016: Rory McIlroy
  • 2015: Jordan Spieth
  • 2014: Billy Horschel
  • 2013: Henrik Stenson
  • 2012: Brandt Snedeker
  • 2011: Bill Haas
  • 2010: Jim Furyk
  • 2009: Phil Mickelson
  • 2008: Camilo Villegas
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