Sep 02, 2020
Tour Championship Picks and Predictions
- September 2, 2020
- By Matt Blunt
Tour Championship Video Picks
FedEx Cup Playoff
Picks & Predictions
After another PGA Tour season – one that could never have been predicted – we've arrived at the Tour Championship. The final 30 golfers in the Fed Ex Cup standings are here in Atlanta, and while the race for that $15 million prize tends to be more exciting from a fan standpoint then a betting one.
This tournament is a hard one to bet the outright Fed Ex Cup winner because the staggered starting scores skews things so far the one way that it's simply better to wait until the weekend to see how many guys, if any have made a move close enough.
The good news is there are still outright odds as if this was a normal tournament – four rounds, all starting at even par – and that's the betting approach that will be addressed more often here. It allows bettors to keep the weekly routine rather consistent, tut tracking the scores that way throughout the week is far from the most headache-free way of doing things.
Taking it light on outright wagers isn't the worst option on this year's Tour Championship given that in two week's we've got the US Open to consider as well.
In terms of guys to win the Fed Ex Cup, I am still sitting on these three names from before the first playoff event.
All three are still 'live' for this title which is all you can ask for at this stage, and while adding the outright names I am putting down for this week's 72-hole winner (without starting strokes) to win the Tour Championship/Fed Ex Cup is always an option, it's always about personal risk assessment at this point as well.
FedEx Cup Betting Resources
2020 Tour Championship
- Tour: PGA
- Date: Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 to Monday, Sept. 7, 2020
- Venue: East Lake Golf Club
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Par-Yardage: 70, 7,320 yards
- TV: Golf Channel, NBC
- Vegas Expert Picks
- Betting Odds
For the guys that have made a tee time at the Tour Championship a regular thing these past few years, what East Lake throws at them this week will be nothing new. You should see a bit better scores then what they put up in Chicago a week ago, as the past winners here tend to finish in the -10 to -11 range.
Accuracy everywhere on the golf course is going to be critical, as is scrambling and putting, the usual short game tests you would expect to give the game's best at an end-of-season event. Guys miss their spots left or right and it really puts some big scores in play, with the recent basement dwellers here being no strangers to finishing in the +10 or +11 range.
It's four rounds of no-cut golf though where 29 other guys know just how big of a chase they've got to put on from the outset.
Tour Championship - Final 30
This event will be a a staggered start leaderboard when the first round begins on Friday for all 30 golfers. Dustin Johnson will start at 10-under and two strokes behind him will be Jon Rahm.