Fedex Cup: The Final Showdown
The end-of-season Tour Championship is the fourth and final leg of this year’s Fedex Cup, and if any of the top-5 in the standings win this week they’ll will also win the $10 Million bonus. As the top-5 are also 5 of the top 6 in the World Rankings, I expect one of them will win the prize, and I’m going all in each-way this week on one player who I think has outstanding claims of winning this tournament.
Skip straight to the bottom of the page if you want to see this week’s golf betting tip, but here is my lowdown on all top-5 contenders.
Jason Day 7/2
I confess I’m one of the young Australian’s biggest fans, and my only regret is I haven’t tipped him three more times after he did us a big favour in the USPGA. His all-round statistics are phenomenal as he ranks 3rd in driving distance, 6th in greens in regulation, 5th in strokes gained putting, 1st in birdie average, and second in scoring average – and it’s easy to see why he’s the new world number 1. Negatives are he’s never won on consecutive weeks, and his form in this event is only fair: 17/6/14/4.
Jordan Spieth 9/1
Shot to world number 1 after a winning the season’s first two majors, but has looked to be running out of steam in recent weeks with form figures of 4-10-2-MC-MC-13. May just have been conserving his energy for one final assault on the big bonus, and his 2nd here on his debut in 2013 shows he handles the course.
Rickie Fowler 12/1
His coach, the legendary Butch Harmon, says he’s the nicest golfer on the planet – but Fowler has managed to add a killer instinct to his likeable personality in recent months with 3 worldwide victories. 1st and 4th on his last 2 starts, but only 23rd and 8th on his two appearances so far in this tournament.
Henrik Stenson 10/1
Stenson has made a habit of winning the end-of-season big-money pots, and his record in them is extraordinary. Won this tournament in 2013, which is the only time he’s played in it, and has also won the last two DP World Tour Championships (the final event on the European Tour’s race To Dubai). He currently tops the greens in regulation stats, whilst 4th in stroke average also suggest he won’t be far away, as does his current form of 2-2-10.
Bubba Watson 22/1
Not quite hit the headlines this year with the likes of Spieth, Day and Fowler hogging the limelight, but still in the top-4 for driving distance, greens in regulation, birdie average and scoring average. His course form is poor though 30-17-23-5-14.
This Week’s Tip
Spieth on current form and Watson on course form look the easiest two to dismiss and, whilst Fowler would be a popular winner, I expect this to be a showdown between Jason Day and Henrik Stenson. If Day wins I’ll just have to take my hat off to him, however, I’m all-in each-way on Henrik Stenson this week at 10/1 – as he just seems to have the knack of bringing his “A Game” to these big-money finales – and his “A Game” is as good as anyone’s.
Henrik Stenson 5 points each-way @ 10/1 (365, Ladbrokes, Hills, Betfred) ¼ odds 4 places