Ryan Knuppel  |  Tue 21st Aug   | Golf

Another week has gone by, which means we’ve got another golf tournament to preview for you. Today, we go through the Northern Trust tournament, and the players with the best odds. This is a field with the Top 125 players in the world. A few have pulled out of the tournament, but the field is loaded.

Dustin Johnson (9-1)

The #1 ranked player according to the FedExCup rankings this year, Dustin Johnson has been living the life. He’s finished inside of the top ten on seven occasions, been a regular winner, and has already earned more than $7 million this year. He came in second place at the Northern Trust in both 2014 and 2015.

As long as he continues to play his game and start tournaments strong, he will be very hard to beat. Everything has been well with Johnson, who is ready for more. He’s been an absolute stud.

Justin Thomas (12-1)

The #2 ranked player per the #FedExCup rankings, Justin Thomas has been on a tear this year. He’s been winning title after title, and is closing in on $8 million in earnings for the year. His rise to the top has been rather quick over the past three years, and now here he is among the best.

Thomas hasn’t had past success at Northern Trust, but every year is different. He’s going to take Johnson to the final hole, and then, anything could happen. That’s our prediction. Thomas will not go down without a fight.

Brooks Koepka (12-1)

Koepka won the PGA Championship last Sunday, and now is looking to follow up that performance. The #3 player in the FedExCup rankings, he’s got two titles in 2018, with ten finishes inside of the top five. His other win came at the US Open, as he only seems to earn the wins at the highest stakes courses.

His earnings are close to $6.5 million this year, as he has been phenomenal. This is the first year of his career where he has won more than one PGA event already, and he’s still looking for more.

Koepka is playing a new style of golf, where he hits the golf ball really hard, and is not as concerned about fairways as other golfers:

“Being in the fairway, I think the fairways are a little bit more overrated. You can bomb it, and it doesn’t really matter where it goes. I’m going to have wedge when guys are going have a 6-iron, plain and simple. I can still stop [the ball on the green] out of the rough with a 9-iron before people can stop it out of the fairway with a 6-iron.”

Jason Day (12-1)

Tied for the second-best odds with Koepka and Thomas, Day has got to be feeling good about his chances. He’s won two titles in 2018, with three other finishes inside of the top ten. He is ranked at #6 on the FedExCup ranking board, and has had a very good year. He finished 2016 as the #6 rated player, before slipping back to #18 and not earning any wins in 2017.

Tiger Woods (16-1)

Oh yes, Tiger Woods is relevant in golf again. Tiger was fantastic at Bellerive, and finished runner-up to Brooks Koepka. Now, Tiger is looking to grab a title and finish the comeback that has started months ago. Look for Tiger to be in the mix once again this weekend.

He is going to have his work cut out for him, looking at those ranked ahead of him and their 2018 success. But Day can very well find himself in the thick of things when we’re on the final day at the course.

Full Northern Trust Betting Odds

The full Northern Trust Betting Odds are as of August 21, 2018 and from SportsBetting.ag.

  • Dustin Johnson +900
  • Justin Thomas +1200
  • Brooks Koepka +1200
  • Jason Day +1200
  • Tiger Woods +1600
  • Justin Rose +2000
  • Jon Rahm +2000
  • Jordan Spieth +2000
  • Francesco Molinari +2200
  • Tommy Fleetwood +2800
  • Webb Simpson +3500
  • Adam Scott +4000
  • Brandt Snedeker +4000
  • Hideki Matsuyama +4000
  • Patrick Cantlay +4000
  • Matt Kuchar +5000
  • Henrik Stenson +5000
  • Patrick Reed +5000
  • Paul Casey +5000
  • Tony Finau +5000
  • Zach Johnson +6600
  • Marc Leishman +6600
  • Xander Schauffele +6600
  • Alex Noren +6600
  • Billy Horschel +6600
  • Bubba Watson +6600
  • Gary Woodland +6600
  • Ian Poulter +6600
  • Kevin Na +6600
  • Louis Oosthuizen +6600
  • Rafael Cabrera Bello +6600
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