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The Northern Trust (Playoffs) - Aug. 24
By: Staff Writer - StatFox
Published: 8/20/2017  at  7:06:00 AM
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The Northern Trust

Tees Off: Thursday, Aug. 24
Glen Oaks Club – Old Westbury, New York

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The top golfers in the world battle in the playoffs this weekend, as Glen Oaks Club hosts The Northern Trust beginning on Thursday. Last week, Henrik Stenson was one of the few elite players to take part in the Wyndham Championship. It proved to be a good decision, as Stenson came away with the victory in that one. Some might say that he put himself at risk of an injury by playing in that event, but he also gave himself some much-needed momentum. Two guys that will be looking forward to getting out there for this one are Dustin Johnson and Jason Day. Both players have tied records in this tournament, as there are four players that have shot a 19-under in The Northern Trust and Day and Johnson are two of them. Day’s aggregate score of 261 was actually tied with just Bob Gilder’s tournament in 1982. The field is, however, stacked this weekend, so it wouldn’t be surprising if anybody really came away with a ridiculous score come Sunday evening. With that being said, here’s a look at some of the best value plays of the weekend:

Jordan Spieth (11-to-1) - Spieth might not have performed at a very high level at the PGA Championship, but he is still far too good of a player to be going off at 11-to-1. Spieth is very much in the thick of things right now, so a win here would give him a good shot of coming away as this season’s TOUR champion. He should also be fueled by the fact that he has never won this event in his career. Expect all of that extra motivation to help Spieth contend come Sunday night.

Rickie Fowler (12-to-1) - Fowler has been one of the more consistently excellent players as of late, as he has now finished inside the top-10 in four of the past five tournaments. Fowler might have trouble winning majors, but he has won some big non-majors in his career. Fowler won the PLAYERS last year and it’d be pretty surprising if he were to not be a factor on Sunday. Also, his 12-to-1 odds are extremely favorable, especially considering the fact that Fowler is the fifth ranked player on the TOUR.

Brooks Koepka (20-to-1) - Koepka is going off at a very favorable 20-to-1 this week, and that is very surprising with the way that he has played this season. Koepka has finished inside the top-five four times this season and he has also won a major this year. Koepka won the U.S. Open earlier this summer, as he shot a 16-under to win early in June. He is currently ranked seventh on the TOUR and his style of play is a very good fit for this course. Taking a shot on him would be a wise move.

J.B. Holmes (80-to-1) - J.B. Holmes has had a rather lousy season, but the 35-year-old is a very good golfer. He has finished inside the top-10 only twice this year, and that is something he’ll be hoping to change this weekend. He can still finish off the year with a string of nice performances, and Holmes is actually a rather solid fit for this golf course. His 80-to-1 odds are surely enticing as well.

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