Fedex Cup Tips Week 2: The Deutsche Bank
The Deutsche Bank unusually runs Friday-Monday, so you’ve got an extra day to get your golf bets on this week, but that’s the only unusual thing about the now traditional second week of the Fedex Cup.
The roll of honour is littered with high-quality winners including Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickleson, Tiger Woods, and Vijay Singh (twice), and it’s only being going since 2003.
Talking of high-quality winners, the immediate future of golf was billed as the McIlroy and Spieth Showdown, but in winning 3 of his last 4 events in spectacular fashion – the pair have, in Jason Day, someone with the skill-set to usurp them both to become world number one very shortly in his current form. However, with his place in the top-5 in the Fedex standings now guaranteed, this week’s favourite may take his foot off the gas before trying to rekindle his “A game” for the final Tour Championship (though he could probably win on cruise control such is the quality of his game currently).
However, it is the fresh and now fit Rory McIlroy who is fancied to throw his hat into the Fedex Cup ring this week in a bid to gatecrash the top-5 from his current spot of 15, whilst I’ve also 3 each-way fancies in this week’s portfolio and 1 top-10 bet.
Rory McIlroy 3 points win @ 8/1 (Ladbrokes, Coral)
Rory won here in 2012 and finished 5th here in 2014, his two best years on the PGA Tour, and he’s expected to make a bold bid for another victory as he looks to put himself in line for the $10 million bonus knowing that his two biggest rivals Spieth and Day have already cemented their spots in the top-5
Henrik Stenson 1.5 points each-way @ 16/1 (Paddy Power) ¼ odds 5 places
The Swede just loves these big-money events (probably because he was robbed of all his once by a Ponzi scheme), and he also bids to add to his win in 2013 when he was playing excellently. Was striking the ball imperiously last week, but just found a rampant Jason Day too good.
Robert Streb 0.75 points each-way @ 66/1 (Paddy Power)
The American finished 9th here on last year’s debut, and has continued to progress this season including 2 top-5’s in his last 6 events.
Russell Henley 0.5 point each-way @ 80/1 (Boylesports) ¼ odds 5 places
Got a good all-round game and can get very hot with the putter, which he did when finishing tied 2nd here last year. Four top-20s in his last five events suggests he’ll hit the places soon.
Danny Lee 2 points top-10 @ 6/1 (Bet365)
Took a while to find his confidence on the PGA Tour, but has been one of the players of the season so far. Four top-10s in his last 7 events show just how well he’s playing, and he looks value to improve on his debut 35th in last year’s event.