The FedEx Cup juggernaut rolls onto another bank rolled event this week: it’s the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston in, yep, you guessed it: Boston. It’s played here every year.
I’ll be looking to bounce back from a poor show last week. I’m not the only one. Jordan Spieth, my #1 pick, who didn’t make the weekend, has brought his old irons to town – the same set he’s dominated all year with. He was trialing a new set of Titleist AP2’s last week.
Without further ado, then…
- Jordan Spieth – 8/1
The bookies have got the 22 year old at third favourite for this week. Couple of dodgy rounds with a new set last week but you can expect him to contend with the set he won 2 major titles with..
2. Jason Day – 11/2
Ok, I’m just backing favourites here, but how can I not back Day? After strolling to a 5 or something shot victory over a field of the best 125 golfers in the world at The Barclays, to add to his recent maiden major win, it’s a no brainer. The Aussie was 7th here last year so there need not be any concerns about his suitability for the track.
3. Bubba Watson – 20/1
Should rip it around here The Tour’s most unpopular player has barely been outside of the top 20 this season. Third last week, and a bunch of impressive results before that, Bubba has the game to take this course to pieces.
4. Henrik Stenson – 14/1
The big icy Swede has been quietly trudging along this season but a second place finish last week could be the confidence booster he needs to steal the Boston show. His good tournaments seem to come in bunches – what a time it would be to string a few good weeks together.
5. Tony Finau – 66/1
OK, so there are better players than Finau in the field but 66/1 caught my eye for a player who performs so consistently. He currently sits 32nd in the FedEx standings so he’s under no pressure to be one of the 80 who make it to the next event. Could this be his break through?
- Sangmoon-Bae – 125/1
Played in the final group last Sunday alongside Day so the guy must be doing something right. Another Asian prospect who wrapped up this first tour victory this year – number two is surely just around the corner.
2. Chesson Hadley – 300/1
Performed well here last year – sometimes see his name popping up on leaderboards (albeit in various places) but 300/1 looks like good odds to me.
3. Marc Leishman – 125/1
A hit and miss player, Leishman is probably best known for being the guy that lead the Masters for a few days back in 2013. He’s kicked on a bit since then, with some decent results including a T2 at The Open this year.