Betting tips: Who to back at the Dell Technologies ChampionshipAugust 29, 2017 Golf News
The FedEX Cup got off to a bang last week at the Northern Trust. Now the playoffs move on to TPC Boston and our expert has been taken with this trio of players...
Dell Technologies Championship: Steve’s top tip
You may have missed him in all the hype of the duel between Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson but Patrick Reed had quite a nice week at the Northern Trust.
Until, that is, a final round 75 saw him plummet down the leaderboard to tied 20th. I’m prepared to forgive anyone a bad outing, though, and I do like the look of the American at 35/1.
The claims of the leading protagonists are obvious and you don’t need me to point them out.
Reed sits intriguingly down the list and I’ll be putting a little bit of my hard earned his way alongside some of the more favoured runners.
Tied second at the PGA Championship, he’s been in much more consistent shape over the last couple of months – ever since finishing tied fifth at the Travelers in June.
He has performed admirably at TPC Boston in recent outings, finishing fourth and fifth the last two years. There are signs another challenge could be on the cards.
Dell Technologies Championship: Steve’s each way tip
I want to be all over Paul Casey again this week, after he landed us each-way cash last time out and is such a consistent presence in the upper echelons of the leaderboard.
I won’t put anyone off but with his pregnant wife Pollyanna due to give birth during the week of the Tour Championship, punters should just be aware that the Englishman may not only get more distracted but may also pull out of tournaments quickly if the situation at home changes.
It’s a big week for Kevin Chappell. It’s the last chance players have to lock up a place on the American Presidents Cup team and, having finished tied sixth last week, the 31-year-old is hunting down Charley Hoffman for the final spot.
40/1 looks very much like my kind of price. He looks like he is getting back to form after some indifferent stuff following his Texas Open victory in April.
Importantly, he appears to be enjoying the challenge of TPC Boston more with every passing year. After a 50th place showing in 2014, he has subsequently gone 12th and 8th.
I’d like to think he can rise to the occasion and book his place in Steve Stricker’s USA team – while also making us a few quid at the same time.
Dell Technologies Championship: Steve’s outsider tip
I’m very surprised to see a general 100/1 on Jhonatton Vegas. He can be inconsistent – he missed five straight cuts before winning the Canadian Open – but I liked his performance at the Northern Trust, where he finished tied third.
With figures of 1-T17-CUT-T3 in his last four outings, I see no reason not to have a peek at him at these odds.