Golf Betting Picks & Preview for The Tour Championship

Golf Betting Picks & Preview for The Tour Championship

Written by on September 19, 2017

The PGA Tour Championship is the final tournament of the season, and it’s one that is a good deal different than the events played through all the season. Instead of having a large field of pros, the PGA Championship only features 30 players, as they all go after the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus that comes with winning it. As always, the PGA Tour will be heading south for this one, with the tournament once again being held at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, it’s time to pick out the golf betting picks for this one

Mathematically speaking, all 30 players taking part have a shot at winning the FedEx Cup, but the smart money for the whole thing is on the betting favorites for this tournament. Let’s take a closer look at who those players are, and I will also make my prediction as to who I believe will win and walk off with all that money (so can you).

Golf Betting Picks & Preview for The Tour Championship

Jordan Spieth (Golf Betting Odds at +400)

Spieth has had an amazing season, and it’s no real surprise that he comes into this weekend as the clear favorite to win it all. He won the FedEx Cup back in 2015, and will be looking to get it back from Rory McIlroy, who won it last year. Spieth has 3 wins on the tour this year, including a major at the Open Championship. He also has a handful of second place finishes, and has only missed the cut twice all season long. This is a young man who always seems to be hanging around at the top of the leaderboard every event that he takes part in, and there is no reason to believe we won’t see more of the same this weekend. It’s a chalky pick, but I think Spieth wins and gets the FedEx Cup back into his possession.

Number of wins by Tour

PGA Tour: 11PGA Tour of Australasia: 2Other: 1Top Achievement/Award: 2015 PGA Tour Player of the Year

Dustin Johnson (Golf Betting Odds at +600)

There are some who will look at the world #1 as having a disappointing season, likely because he does not have a major to his name. This is actually not very fair, though, as he has 4 wins on the tour this season, which is a career best for Johnson. He also has 8 top 10 finishes this season, as well as over $8.5 million in earnings. For Johnson, this weekend is almost certainly not about the money, but more about maintaining his number 1 rank and finishing the season with a signature win. He is going to be there or thereabouts on Sunday afternoon.

Number of wins by Tour

PGA Tour: 16Other: 1Top Achievement/Award: 2016 PGA Tour Player of the Year

Rickie Fowler (Golf Betting Odds at +600)

Rickie Fowler is one of those guys who never really gets the acclaim that he deserves, mostly because he is playing at a time when Spieth and Johnson are dominating the game and making all the headlines. Fowler has a single win on the tour this season, landing on top at the Honda Classic, but he has also come close on several different occasions. Fowler has 10 top 10 finishes this season, which landed him the 6th spot in the FedEx Cup standings. Yes, he does have a chance, but I think he is going to come up short this time around.

Number of wins by Tour

PGA Tour: 4European Tour: 2Other: 1Top Achievement/Award: 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the YearRickie Fowler has a single win on the tour this season.

Jon Rahm (Golf Betting Odds at +750)

Rahm has been one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour this season, although that has not really translated to wins. The Spaniard’s lone win came at the Farmers Insurance Open, but he has also been in the top 10 on 10 different occasions. The fact that he has been so consistent and in the hunt at just about every event makes him a legitimate threat here, but I just don’t think he has what it takes to make the big breakthrough this season.

PGA Tour: 1European Tour: 1Top Achievement/Award: 2015/2016 Ben Hogan Award

Justin Thomas (Golf Betting Odds  at +800)

Thomas has been arguably the best player on the tour this season, coming into this one with 5 wins, including landing on top at the PGA Championship. Thomas is ending the season on fire, and I think he may well be that player that is ready to give Spieth a run for his money over the weekend. I was basically down to a coin flip between Spieth and Thomas, and I think taking Thomas to finish in the top 5 is a very solid bet.

PGA Tour: Tour: 1Top Achievement/Award: 2012 Haskins Award