The PGA Tour regular season is over and everyone can agree that this year was far from regular! Now, the final chapter of the 2019-20 season begins…the FedEx Cup Playoffs and the first tournament to kick things off is the 2020 NORTHERN TRUST in Boston.
After the Covid break, golf came back with no fans, but the quality of the golf was really good, with many big names trying to play their way up the FedEx Cup standings – all for the chance to play these next 3 weeks to win the big money prize at the end of the PGA Tour Championship.
A field of 125 golfers will start the week. These 125 players are the golfers that accumulated the most FedEx Cup points during the year and will now compete for the $15 Million bonus if they win the “Playoffs”. There is a “cut line” this week so, if you are betting, you need to keep that in mind.
The NORTHERN TRUST is played at TPC Boston which has hosted a PGA Tour event yearly since it was built in 2003, so course history is worth glancing at this week when making your golf betting picks. We’ve seen over the last several weeks that the world’s best golfers are playing the best right now, so focussing on some favorites is not a bad idea. They won’t pay out as well as picking a longshot or a sleeper pick, but not many of those have won lately anyways.
We came close last week to having a 33-1 pick payoff, but Billy Horschel coughed up the lead and missed some birdie putts that would have cash in for us nicely! Let’s see if our PGA betting picks this week can pan out.
Favorite Picks To Win The Northern Trust
Odds are provided by our top golf betting site partner Intertops.com
ODDS TO WIN – 40 to 1
Casey came close to winning the PGA Championship and now walks onto a golf course that he’s had good success at during other tournaments at TPC Boston. Casey needs to play well to move up the FedEx Cup standings to get into the top 30 and play for the Tour Championship, so I expect him to bring his “A” game and contend.
ODDS TO WIN – 12 to 1
DeChambeau has been cruising his way to “top golfer status” and a favorite in every tournament he enters because of how he’s been smashing the golf ball with his trusty “Kraken”. He finished 4th at the PGA Championship two weeks ago and is the last person to have won at TPC Boston in 2018 – winning the Dell Technologies Championship. He is almost a lock to make it to the top 30 of the FedEx Cup final tournament in 3 weeks, so he has less incentive to win, but given how he can dominate a course right now, he’s still a great pick to win and top favorite to bet on.
Northern Trust Sleeper Picks To Win
ODDS TO WIN – 50 to 1
Fitzpatrick disappointed me at the PGA Championship missing the cut, but he’s still too good not to get a look to win the NORTHERN TRUST outright. He’s not a typical sleeper pick as his odds are middle of the road, but nobody will mention him as a favorite to win, which makes him a nice payout if he does.
ODDS TO WIN – 50 to 1
Wolff wasn’t even in the top 100 of the FedEx Cup Standings until a 2nd place finish at the Travelers Championship. Since then, he’s moved up to a respectable 34th spot heading into the NORTHERN TRUST. He played well two weeks ago at the PGA Championship finishing in a tie for 4th and would be an interesting sleeper pick this week to keep an eye on and even make a bet on if you get odds that you think are worth jumping at.
Other Northern Trust Betting Picks to Consider
Patrick Cantlay (28 to 1) – Cantlay has been pretty quiet the last few weeks in tournaments, but that just means that you can bet on him and get better odds. He has a good history at the TPC Boston course and he is too good of a golfer to continue to be mediocre. He could thrive this week with no pressure being on him with the spotlight shining on other golfers.
Louis Oosthuizen (66 to 1) – Oosthuizen enters this week looking to move up the standings to make it into next week’s BMW Championship and the 70 man cut line. Oosthuizen enters the NORTHERN TRUST in 99th spot and this would be the week that he needs to play his best or go home for the rest of the golf season. Oosthuizen is 5 for 5 in cuts made at TPC Boston including a 2nd place finish. As a bet to win outright, he will pay off nicely, but he could be a sneaky bet to make in twosome or threesome plays depending on whom he’s matched up against.
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