PGA Tour Championship Top Expert Picks

Posted by Henry Watkins on September 20, 2016 in

This coming weekend at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, the PGA golf season will officially come to an end, and the FedEx Cup champion will be crowned. It’s always a great way to end the season, and the $10 million bonus for the winner of the FedEx Cup makes things even more thrilling for the 30 players who have made it to this stage of the playoffs. Realistically, there are only a few players who have a legitimate shot at that rather healthy bonus, but for the others, there are other things besides the money to consider. Spots in the Masters and the Ryder Cup could very well hinge on how well players play at this event. Let’s take a little bit of a closer look at the online betting odds favorites and potential winners.

A Closer Look At The PGA Tour Championship Top Expert Picks



Dustin Johnson

The current leader in the FedEx Cup standings is most likely the favorite to win the $10 million bonus. Dustin Johnson has finished in the top 5 at the event the last two times he has played in it, and you have to believe that a similar sort of finish this weekend would have him as the champion this time around. It would certainly be a deserving award, as Johnson is arguably the best player in the world at the moment. He is a solid bet to win this tournament and the FedEx Cup.

Patrick Reed

Being in second place in the FedEx Cup standings at the final stage of the playoffs is historically a good place to be. The last 3 winners were in the second spot coming into the final week of the season, but I think Reed is going to be the man to break that trend. Still worth a look, but I think the winner will come from elsewhere.

Rory McIlroy

If anyone is going to come from off the pace and win the big bonus, it may very well be the Irishman. Currently sitting in 6th place in the standings, Rory McIlroy has stated his desire to add his name to the list of golfers on this trophy, and he certainly has the game to pull it off. He doesn’t need much in the way of help to win the FedEx Cup, as all he needs with a win is for Jonson to finish tied o second or worse to become champion.

Jason Day

While Day may be sitting 4th in the standings and in prime position to win, I have him a little lower down the pecking order. Day has had a wonderful season, but back issues have put something of a question mark on his ability to get the job done here. It may well be that he can put the pain aside and summon up the intestinal fortitude to win, but I just don’t see it happening, especially with so many other great golfers going after the same prize.

It may be a safe pick, but I like Dustin Johnson to win this thing outright. It would be a fitting finale to what has been a truly wonderful season.