Not everybody is a fan of the FedEx Cup playoffs. There is a feeling that they’re a little contrived but there is no arguing that the playoffs provide some world class drama. Just look at the finish to last week’s Northern Trust. Dustin Johnson spent the entire final round chasing down Jordan Spieth at the top of the leaderboard and he finally got the better of the Open champion in a playoff hole.
That win has thrust Johnson to the top of the FedEx Cup rankings but things change very quickly in these tournaments and we’ve got the top 100 players on the PGA Tour competing in this week’s Dell Technologies Championship. The action moves from New York to Massachusetts and TPC Boston, a par 71 layout that measures around 7,300 yards.
As is the norm for TPC Boston, the players competing this week have some changes to get used to. There is a new tee on the par four 12th hole and a new green on the 13th but in general this is a course where low scores are very gettable. The record winning score is -22 while each of the last three winners reached -15. With so many world class players in the field and so much money to play for, expect another ultra competitive four days of golf.
Day Can Seal Recent Improvement with a Win
Although TPC Boston is a course at which birdies are plentiful, it is a challenging course at which hitting greens in regulation is anything but a given. Therefore, being able to scramble well is a big plus and that’s one reason why Jason Day’s chances must be respected at 16/1 with Coral.
The Australian was on top of the world of golf not too long ago but a combination of injuries, family problems and a supposed lack of practice have seen his levels drop considerably. By all accounts, Day has redoubled his efforts in an attempt to get back to the top of the game and the recent signs have been good. He’s placed inside the top 10 in his last two starts and at a course which suits his game, Day can put his name in the FedEx Cup shakeup by winning this week.
Koepka Can Join FedEx Cup Party
Brooks Koepka has made it very clear this season that he sees his future competing exclusively in the very biggest golfing events. The US Open winner has admitted that he gets a little bored playing golf and his recent starts have been at majors, WGCs or high ranking PGA Tour events.
After making his major breakthrough, Koepka is in with a good chance of winning the FedEx Cup but he’ll surely have to win one of the three remaining playoff tournaments. That win could come as soon as this week. Koepka has a surprisingly poor record at TPC Boston but he has a quality short game to go with his prodigious power and he’s also an underrated putter. At 30/1 with Betfred, Koepka should be there or thereabouts this week so make sure to back him each way.