Betting Preview: PGA Tour

Jake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016

PGA TourThe climax of the 2014 PGA Tour season begins tomorrow in Georgia as the world’s top golfers compete for the FedEx Cup trophy and $10 million prize. If you’re thinking of betting on the Championship, make sure you read my tips below.

PGA Betting: Who Has a Shot at Winning?

Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy and Hunter Mahan are all guaranteed to win the Cup should they top the points this weekend at the East lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Sixth-ranked Jimmy Walker is also in the running, although a win at East Lake would not definitely secure the prize if Chris Kirk came in second place.

At the other end of the rankings, Gary Woodland has an outside chance of winning the Cup but to do so he’d need to win with Kirk finishing 27th or below and any of the other top-ranking players to finish outside the top six.

Factors to Consider Before Betting

There have been a lot of big events over the past few months and several players have commented that the lack of a break can have a detrimental effect on their game. Will fatigue be a major issue at the Championship this year?

Players such as Hunter Mahan, Rory McIlroy and Chris Kirk have all teed up more times this season than the likes of Jim Furyk and Adam Scott and the extra time out on the course could be telling.

Adam Scott should be fairly fresh approaching the tournament, but he’s also done well on the course before, winning both the 2013 Masters in Georgia and this very tournament in 2006. He offers superb value coming into the tournament and could be a dark horse.

What’s My Best Bet?

If you’re looking to wager on the winner then check out these odds from Betway:

  • Rory McIlroy – 7/2 – £10 bet returns £45
  • Adam Scott – 10/1 – £10 bet returns £110
  • Jim Furyk – 12/1 – £10 bet returns £130
  • Rickie Fowler – 12/1– £10 bet returns £130
  • Sergio Garcia – 12/1 – £10 bet returns £130

Carl Calls It: Rory McIlroy might be favourite to take home the trophy but I’ll be betting on Adam Scott for the win.