Golf Picks: Tour Championship Preview, Odds & Pick (Sept 2)

  • Final event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs takes place over the coming weekend
  • Jon Rahm & Patrick Cantlay are currently the two joint-favorites in the betting

The final event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs takes place this weekend, as it promises to be a thrilling weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Following on from the excitement of the BMW Championship last weekend, there is set to be drama, but which player will claim victory in the prestigious event?

Tour Championship Schedule

  • When: Thursday, 2nd September- Sunday, 5th September
  • Where: East Lake Golf Course, Georgia
  • How To Watch: Golf Channel

Tournament Winner Vegas Odds

PlayerOdds to win
Jon Rahm+400
Patrick Cantlay+400
Bryson DeChambeau+450
Tony Finau+700
Justin Thomas+1600
Dustin Johnson+2000
Rory McIlroy+2500
Cameron Smith+2500

Event Preview

Event Details & Past Winners

For a long time, the Tour Championship had been the final event on the PGA Tour to be contested. However, it remains one of the events that all fans of the sport will tune into every season. The 30 best players in the world will be in direct competition. It is the event where the FedEx Cup will be awarded, and many of the biggest players have claimed success in the past. It has been a regular event on the PGA Tour since 1987 and has a par 70. Players will play across 7,346 yards in the stroke play event. Tiger Woods remains the record holder of the best score in this event, as he finished -23 when winning in 2007.

Dustin Johnson is the reigning champion here, as he won this, as well as the FedEx Cup last year. Rory McIlroy has also performed well in this event in recent years, as he has won two times in the past five years. Tiger Woods also won for a third time in 2018, while Xander Schauffele also claimed victory in the event in the past five years.

Leading Contenders

The betting odds for the Tour Championship don’t lie. It looks to be a three-way battle for the title between Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, and Bryson DeChambeau. Cantlay rose up the rankings with his thrilling victory in the BMW Championship, and he now sits top of the standings with 4,302 points.

It was a thrilling finish at the Caves Valley Golf Club, as a playoff was needed to separate Cantlay and DeChambeau. That playoff defeat also saw DeChambeau rise up the standings as he moved up from ninth to third. World number one Jon Rahm is also hard to ignore despite dropping from second to fourth in the standings last weekend. However, all is still to play for at the Tour Championship this weekend.

Pick & Prediction

Who will win the Tour Championship this weekend:

It is incredibly difficult to predict the winner, but we would be taking a shot at a value selection. Tony Finau needs to make up just two shots over the four rounds at the Tour Championship and shouldn’t be written off. He is currently the ninth-highest ranked player in the world and finished in the top 15 last weekend and won the Northern Trust prior to that.

Free Pick:

  • Tony Finau

Alex has covered huge sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. Alex is dedicated to giving the most insightful tips for VegasOdds readers and specialises in horse racing, soccer, golf and basketball.

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