The FedEx Cup Playoff’s continue on Friday at TPC Boston as the Dell Technologies Championship gets underway. The FedEx Cup got off to a thrilling start last week at the Northern Trust as Dustin Johnson edged out Jordan Spieth in a gripping contest and that victory means that Johnson will start as the favourite on Friday at odds of 7/1 (Ladbrokes), just shorter than Spieth at 8/1 (Ladbrokes).
The event at TPC Boston is hugely popular with both players and fans and usually throws up a few surprises with a course that is much kinder than the Northern Trust. Rory McIlroy has won here twice in the past, including at last years’ event and he is available at 14/1 (Ladbrokes) to win back to back titles this weekend.
We don’t need to focus too heavily on the big players though, everyone knows what they’re about and you would expect them to be there or thereabouts come Monday, so instead I’ll take a look at some of the players with longer odds. This is a massive week for Kevin Chappell; the big American finished tied 6th last week and is currently hunting down Charley Hoffman for that all important final spot on the American Presidents Cup team.
Chappell has done well at TPC Boston in recent years, finishing 8th last year and 12th the year before that. He is available at a price of 40/1 and that looks very long for a man who is both in form and who needs to perform.
Another man available at a price of 40/1 (Ladbrokes) is Sergio Garcia; the Spaniard won his first major at Augusta this year and has struggled a little since then, but TPC Boston is a course that should suit his style and he could do well this weekend. Garcia has never missed the cut at TPC Boston and has never finished lower than 31st, showing his class on the course. Taking all things into consideration, the price of 40/1 looks very long for a golfer who is ranked 7th in the world and I’ll certainly be taking a look at him.
A lot of people have been tipping Jhonattan Vegas to do well this weekend as an outsider and even though his price has fallen to 80/1 (Ladbrokes), he does still look like a good value bet. The man from Venezuela picked up his third PGA Tour title last month in Canada and he could certainly be worth a look for an outside bet.
Whatever happens, there will be low scores this weekend on a very friendly course, so your best bet is to choose quality ball strikers who will find plenty of fairways. Sergio Garcia is one of the best ball strikers on the tour and he could thrive this weekend and he is my pick to do well.