The Tour Championship 2018, Outright Preview

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The FedEx Race Cup concludes this week with the Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia and we take a look at the event from a betting angle.

East Lake is a par 70 course which has been toughened up a bit over recent years but plays very fair and winning scores of in the range of -10 to -13 are generally the norm.  While length is always an advantage it is not the be-all and end-all at this course where accuracy is more important and a hot putter is also crucial.

Justin Rose and Rory Mcilroy dispute favouritism at 9/1 and you can get 10/1 and better about the balance.

 

Past Winners

2017 – Xander Schauffele -12

2016 – Rory McIlroy -12*

2015 – Jordan Spieth -9

2014 – Billy Horschel -11

2013 – Henrik Stenson -13

*Playoff

 

Betting

Justin Rose 9/1

Rory Mcilroy 9/1

Dustin Johnson 10/1

Justin Thomas 12/1

Tiger Woods 12/1

Brooks Koepka 14/1

Bryson Dechambeau 20/1

Hideki Matsuyama 20/1

 

22/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

 

Selections

Brooks Koepka each way at 14/1

Koepka hasn’t been quite at his best in recent weeks but he still strung together 3 top 20 finishes with last week being his worst finishing 19th.  He has proven in the majors that he rises to the big occasion and I think he will have benefitted from the week off and can improve on his 6th place finish last year.

 

Billy Horschel each way at 30/1

The last time Horschel played at East Lake was 2014 and he won the event and in his only previous finish he also made the top 10.  He has been in excellent form in the playoffs with a couple of 3rd place finishes sandwiched around a withdrawal.

 

Keegan Bradley each way at 50/1

Bradley has been showing signs of coming back to form and he delivered on that when winning the BMW Championship beating Justin Rose down the stretch.  Bradley hasn’t qualified for this event since 2013 where he finished 12th.

 

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