Northern Trust: USA’s Best Bets For FedEx Cup Playoffs

  • The PGA Tour begins the FedEx Cup Playoffs Thursday at the Northern Trust where Bryson DeChambeau leads the outright winner’s odds at +1100.
  • Other top competitors like Jon Rahm (+1400), Justin Thomas (+1400), and Rory McIlory (+1400) fill out the top of the betting board.
  • Prop bets are also available for the tournament with lines like Jason Day as the top Australasian player at +140.
  • Tiger Woods will also be in the field at this event and will certainly carry his per-usual inflated value in with him.

NORTON, Mass. – The world’s best golfers head into their unique post-season this week with the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at the Northern Trust.

The 2020 PGA season has flown by since the Tour returned to play back in June. Since then, golf fans have bared witness to the growth of Bryson DeChambeau, the rise of Collin Morikawa, the continued success of Justin Thomas, and so much more.

Now, the attention turns to TPC Boston where players will need to finish in the top 70 in points after the tournament to move on to the next event.

Betting odds and lines are ready and available for the tournament, with great value across the board.

The Northern Trust - Winner:

  • Bryson DeChambeau +1100
  • Jon Rahm +1400
  • Justin Thomas +1400
  • Rory McIlroy +1400
  • Xander Schauffele +2000
  • Collin Morikawa +2200
  • Dustin Johnson +2200
  • Jason Day +2200
  • Patrick Reed +2500
  • Patrick Cantlay +2800
  • Webb Simpson +2800
  • Brooks Koepka +3300
  • Tony Finau +3300
  • Adam Scott +4000
  • Daniel Berger +4000
  • Hideki Matsuyama +4000
  • Tiger Woods +4000
  • Billy Horschel +5000
  • Matthew Wolff +5000
  • Paul Casey +5000
  • Rickie Fowler +5000
  • Scottie Scheffler +5000
  • Tommy Fleetwood +5000
  • Tyrrell Hatton +5000
  • Viktor Hovland +5000

Such a huge field presents tons of opportunity for golf bettors looking to back a winner not only at the top of the board but behind some longshots as well.

The Favorites

Bryson DeChambeau gets the nod as the Northern Trust favorite due to his length off the tee and still holds value as a chalk pick at +1100.

Both Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas come in right behind Bryson as strong choices at +1400. Both Rahm and JT have picked up wins in recent weeks and are playing the best golf of anyone in the field.

Rory McIlroy will be a popular fade choice this week, and at +1400, will likely have fans second-guessing the Northern Irishman. Rory has made the cut in every event this season but has only one T-20 finish since the hiatus.

His inability to finish out events during the weekend rounds as of late has many losing faith in the former World No. 1.

The Mid Tier

Collin Morikawa at +2200 is the top choice of any golfer behind the leaders this week. Wise men once foretold the prophecy “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and that applies to Morikawa bettors this season.

Morikawa enjoyed a tremendous run to his first major championship earlier this month and gives his supporters no semblance of doubt heading into the Playoffs.

Morikawa is also keen on the challenge of becoming a top name in golf. In an interview with CNN’s Don Riddell, Morikawa said "I got a little taste of what it's like to win a major championship, to what those other players have won before, and I definitely want it again."

While Collin did have the advantage of previous experience at TPC Harding Park, he is still a great choice for this tournament due to his accuracy and putting.

Other top choices in the middle of the board include Patrick Reed at +2500 and Webb Simpson at +2800.

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Longshots in this tournament will have inflated odds due to the talent at the top of the board, meaning more money for golf bettors. The only problem is choosing the right one.

Matthew Wolff is a great option at +5000 this week after almost winning the whole thing at the PGA Championship. Wolff scored a fourth-place finish at his first career major and will look to continue his success into the Playoffs.

After a strong tenth place finish at the PGA Championship, Joel Dahmen comes in at +20000 this week. Dahmen has had some flashes of brilliance throughout this season that culminated in a great finish in San Francisco and holds crazy value at that price.

Other great picks include Doc Redman at +12500 and Corey Connors at +20000.

Looking at some of the prop bets for the tournament also leads to some unexpected plays, like Jason Day as the top Australasian player.

Top Australian Player:

  • Jason Day +140
  • Adam Scott +250
  • Marc Leishman +500
  • Cameron Davis +900
  • Cameron Smith +900
  • Danny Lee +2200
  • Matt Jones +2500

Day has four consecutive Top-10 finishes in a row heading into this week and appears to be playing back at his highest potential. Day also has five previous Top-10 finishes at the first leg of the playoffs, including a win in 2015.

His top competition in this bet is Marc Leishman, who missed the cut at the PGA Championship in his last outing.

The final prop of this preview features none other than the Big Cat himself Tiger Woods.

Despite Tiger’s pedestrian play, online sportsbooks continue to boost Tiger’s odds as long as people still bet on him. For this week, he is featured in an appetizing tournament matchup against Tommy Fleetwood.

Tournament Match Up – 7:00 a.m. ET:

  • Tiger Woods -120
  • Tommy Fleetwood -110

Woods’ has the potential to make the cut as he did at the Memorial and PGA Championship, but appears too bothered by injuries in the weekend rounds to compete. While Fleetwood hasn’t been playing his best golf since the hiatus, he is a great pick for this pairing.

Regardless of which golfer earns the most betting support at the sportsbooks, this week at the Northern Trust looks like it will be another terrific addition to this already great golf season.