Golf Betting Tips: Bank On Furyk In The Barclays
After Thomas Pieters 60/1 KLM Open victory netted us a tasty 67 points profit last week, we’re back off to the States this week for the Barclays, and the third-leg of the Fedex Cup.
We’re down to 70 players, but the pressure is really on those ranked 31-70 as they won’t qualify for the final Tour Championship unless they have a good week. Equally, those ranked 25-30 will be looking over their shoulders knowing they too must have a good week if they want to maintain or improve their chances of winning the $10 million Fedex Bonus.
The tournament returns to the Conway Farms Golf Club. which hosted the event for the first time in 2013, and therefore gives us just one year’s form to study. However it’s an interesting read with Spieth 16th, McIlroy 59th, and Stenson 33rd hardly setting the world alight. The only market leader who played well there last-time was Jason Day (4th), though he may well choose to save his maximum efforts for next week’s final-leg.
However, there are 4 players in my punting portfolio this week:
Jim Furyk 2 points each-way @ 20/1 (Various) ¼ odds 5 places
Furyk shot an amazing 59 on his way to 3rd here in 2013 and, having got his confidence back by getting back in the winner’s enclosure again this year, I expect him to go well on a course that demands accuracy above all other attributes. At 9th in the Fedex Standings he can play with the confidence of knowing he’s already safe for next week, but also with the motivation that a good week would see him break into an all important top-5 spot.
Hunter Mahan 1 point each-way @ 60/1 (Coral) ¼ odds 5 places
Mahan is the only player to have qualified for the Tour Championship in every year of the Fedex Cup, but will have to have a good week here to retain that record as he currently sits in 32nd Spot. He signalled his intentions last week by finishing 4th, and also finished 4th here in 2013.
Matt Jones 1 point each-way @ 70/1 (Bet365) ¼ odds 5 places
The Australian finished 8th here in 2013, and has played some good golf recently without quite finishing the job off. However he tied 4th last week – and needs another similar performance to guarantee a spot in the Tour Championship, as he currently sits 33rd in the standings.
Daniel Summerhays 1 point each-way @ 100/1 (Various) ¼ odds 5 places
Summerhays was only 28th here in 2013, but he returns in much better form having finished 6th and 9th in the first two-legs. This test of accuracy should also be right up his street.