TOUR Championship Tees Off: Thursday, Sep. 21
East Lake Golf Club Ė Atlanta, GA
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The PGA season comes to an end this weekend, when the worldís top golfers compete in the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club. There are tons of scenarios that come into play this weekend, but the most important thing to know is that Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman, and Jon Rahm would all win the FedExCup with a victory on Sunday. Last year, Rory McIlroy was the guy that came away with the win in this tournament. He shot a 12-under to defeat both Kevin Chappell and Ryan Moore in a playoff. McIlory will not, however, be playing this weekend, which makes Jordan Spieth the most recent winner in this field. Spieth shot a nine-under to beat Danny Lee, Justin Rose, and Henrik Stenson by four strokes apiece in 2015. To say heíll be hoping for yet another performance like that one would be an understatement. With that out of the way, letís now take a look at some of the best value plays to win the seasonís final event on Sunday:
Jordan Spieth (19-to-4) - Jordan Spieth is currently in the top spot in the FedExCup rankings, and Spieth is going to be eager to get out there and try to earn a victory this weekend. Spieth has seen some of the media attention shift to guys like Thomas, Johnson and Rahm this year, and he definitely takes that personally. Spieth is the best golfer in the world and he wants everybody to know it, and a victory on Sunday would cement him as this seasonís champion. With him playing extra motivated, heís worth a shot at 19-to-4. It also helps that he has won this event before.
Justin Thomas (10-to-1) - While Spieth has some motivation in this tournament, Thomas has it as well. He has grown up with Jordan Spieth and has heard all about how his best friend is the best in the world. Well now itís Thomasí time, and he has absolutely shined this season. Thomas has five TOUR victories this year, and he also won a major. He must be taken seriously and his odds are pretty favorable at 10-to-1. That is worth a shot for a talent like him.
Marc Leishman (18-to-1) - Marc Leishman just might be the hottest golfer in the world heading into this tournament, as he just won the BMW Championship and that victory came after a third-place finish at the Dell Technologies Championships two weeks before. Leishman now finds himself in a situation where he can be the FedExCup champion with a victory, so look for him to play with a sense of urgency in this one. He has a lot more to play for than a lot of his competitors, which is a good reason to take a chance on him at 18-to-1.
Daniel Berger (60-to-1) - Daniel Berger is ranked 14th in the FedExCup rankings and 24th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He is a very good golfer and that is exactly why he stands out as a tremendous value at 60-to-1. Berger has already won a tournament this season, as he won the FedEx St. Jude Classic. He also has two second-place finishes on the year. Bergerís success this year should not be ignored, and neither should the fact that his game is a good fit for this course. Putting a quarter-unit or so on him would be a wise move.