2020 PGA Tour Championship Odds: Johnson, Thomas or Rahm?

  • Dustin Johnson has posted consistently good results and he is priced at the top by oddsmakers for the upcoming FedEx Cup Playoffs in the 2020 PGA Tour Championship
  • John Rahm has secured an important victory at the BMW Championship last week and he is looking strong for the upcoming PGA Tour Championship
  • At least five golfers post a very strong claim for the title on Friday and they all seem to have very similar odds

This is it. The culmination of the FedEx Cup Playoffs will feature one final showdown between the best 30 golfers in the world. With a prize purse worth $15 million it’s easy to see why the past months saw intense golf competitions.

The FedEx Cup Playoffs will tee off on Friday, September 4 at the Tour Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta. This time around, the event will wrap up on Labor Day Monday, which deviates from the usual Sunday finish schedule.

Well, this minor detail aside, we will see Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson vie for the title. Johnson is two strokes ahead of Rahm, but then again, it’s Rahm who won last week’s BMW Championship. The oddsmakers are going to have an interesting time trying to pinpoint the winner of this one.

2020 PGA Tour Championship Odds to Win

GolferOdds
Dustin Johnson+188
John Rahm+300
Justin Thomas+500
Webb Simpson+900
Rory McIlroy+2200
Xander Schauffele+2200
Bryson DeChambeau+2200
Collin Morikawa+2500
Daniel Berger+2800
Hideki Matsuyama+3300
Tony Finau+5000
Parick Reed+6600
Harris English+6600
Scottie Scheffler+8000
Tyrrell Hatton+10000
*Golf odds in real time.

The field of contestants is quite impressive as well. From Johnson to Reed, there are some strong golfers coming into this year’s competition.

It’s only the second year that the FedEx Cup run in the format it does today, and players are definitely tempted at the prospect of securing the $15 million prize purse.

John Rahm (+300) is priced second in the odds, but he has a lot of momentum, securing a win at Olympia Fields. If he keeps his play intact, we have a very good reason to believe that he may win at East Lake Golf Club as well.

Dustin Johnson (+188) is still given top odds to land the title, but will this be the case? He lost to two golfers in his last three starts, yet he’s at the top of the food chain for the upcoming FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Where and When to Watch 2020 PGA Tour Championship

With live attendance out of the question, golf fans will have an opportunity to watch the 2020 PGA Tour Championship on the official PGA TV.

  • Date: Friday, September 4
  • Time: 5:30 pm EEST
  • Watch: PGA Tour Live
  • Listen: PGA Tour Radio

For a detail breakdown of the time, we recommend looking up the official schedule at the PGA Tour website.

Justin Thomas and Webb Simpson Are Worthwhile Picks

Two other golfers that should most certainly be on your radar are Justin Thomas (+500) and Webb Simpson (+900). The pair has had a string of successful events and they seem to be quite prepared for the upcoming golf bout.

Thomas has mostly stayed in the shadows since he secured the WGC-St. Jude, but there is a lot of potential in this man. He has been improving his performance at East Lake year in and year out, so much that last year he posted T3 as the top seed in 2019.

Meanwhile, Simpson came second in last week’s BMW Championship. He was just a stroke away from catching up to Rahm, but he missed. Well, that’s not an issue as he is well-rested now and definitely looking to make an impression.

2020 PGTA Tour Championship – Starting Positions

GolferStarting Position
Dustin Johnson-10
Jon Rahm-8
Justin Thomas-7
Webb Simpson-6
Collin Morikawa-5
D. Berger/ H. English/ B. DeChambeau/ S. Im/ H. Matsuyama-4
B. Todd/ R. McIlroy/ P. Reed/ X. Schauffele/ S. Munoz-3
L. Griffin/ S. Scheffler/ J. Niemann/ T. Hatton/ T. Finau-2
K. Kisner/ A. Ancer/ R. Palmer/ K. Na/ M. Leishman-1
C. Smith/ V. Hovland/ M. Hughes/ C. Champ/ B. HorschelEven

Some golfer will clearly have better starting positions, but to any golf fan, this isn’t too important. Johnson is starting at -10 and he’s still better priced than any of the players who are in the (-4) onward, as it should be.

Other Worthwhile Picks Who Make Sense

With the PGA Tour Championship only focusing on the best golfers in business, it’s easy to see why you may be a little hesitant with your picks at first. We would recommend giving Bryson DeChambeau (+2200) a shot, though.

He’s done well with 4-under 276 last year, he ended up T2 in GIR, notching up some 13 per round, according to official PGA Tour data.

Another great player to watch out for is Hideki Matsuyama (+3300). Starting at 4-under, he also has a great chance of securing the title on September 4. True, he is a rather long shot all things considered, but still quite the worthwhile golfer to back.

He finished 3rd in the BMW Championship and definitely has the momentum to make it all the way back to the top. He also placed three top 10s in the past three installments of the Tour Championship.