TOUR ChampionshipTees Off: Thursday, September 19
East Lake Golf Club – Atlanta, GA
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|Brendon de Jonge||60-to-1|
The FedEx Cup Playoffs wrap up once again in Atlanta for the TOUR Championship. Tiger Woods is heavily favored as he looks to wrap up a FedEx Cup title at East Lake, consistently one of the tougher par 70's on the schedule. Here’s a look at the best bets for this week…
Tiger Woods (9/2): He’s won here only once, when Woods destroyed a rain-soaked East Lake with a tournament-record 23-under 257 in 2007. He is also a four-time runner-up at this course, and after a two-year layoff he returned to Atlanta and finished T8 a year ago. After a hiccup in Boston on Labor Day weekend, Woods seemed to be back on track during a T11 finish at the BMW Championship last week.
Jim Furyk (20/1): He couldn’t quite pull it out last week in Illinois, letting the BMW Championship slip away on Monday despite a second-round 59. He enters this week as hot as anyone on Tour though, with five top-10's in his past six starts. Furyk won here in 2010, and finished seventh last year.
Zach Johnson (15/1): He’s coming off a comeback win in Illinois on Monday, his sixth top-8 in his past seven starts. While Johnson has never won on East Lake, he has a history of success on Atlanta courses and holds the course record here (10-under 60 in 2007).
Phil Mickelson (12/1): While Lefty hasn’t played well in September, his track record at East Lake can’t be ignored. He’s the only two-time winner here. And his two victories this season came after a T51 (at the Famer’s Insurance Open, preceding his win in Phoenix) and two starts after a missed cut (at the Greenbrier Classic, before his British Open win).
Adam Scott (12/1): After a couple shaky rounds at the BMW Championship, Scott rebounded for a final-round 67. He’s been one of the best on Tour all season, with two wins and six top-10's. At East Lake, he won here in 2006 and led after 36 holes en route to a T6 two years ago.