Expert Picks For PGA Deutsche Bank Championship

Posted by Henry Watkins on August 31, 2016 in

We are coming down to the wire in the PGA season, as this weekend (Sept 1-4) sees the second round of the FedEx Cup take place at the TPC Boston course. The field for this event was meant to be 100 players, but Danny Willett has chosen to sit this one out, taking it down to 99. We actually saw a change at the top of the FedEx Cup standings after Patrick Reed won the Barclays last weekend, and he is sure to be among the betting odds favorites for this tournament, although it has to be said that he is in very good company. This is a course that is very forgiving, but which will also reward the players who have a solid approach play performance. I have my selection to win already made, but let’s take a look at some of the top picks for the PGA Deutsche Bank Championship before I reveal who I think will win.

Expert Picks For PGA Deutsche Bank Championship



Patrick Reed (+2000)

Reed is the new FedEx Cup points leader after a win at The Barclays last weekend, and he has to be considered one of the favorites given that he finished in 4th place at this event last year. He doesn’t necessarily have to win to stay atop the standings, but he will likely need to place ahead of Jason Day in order to maintain that top spot as the playoffs move on. I like him to be among the leaders, but not to win.

Jason Day (+600)

Day has not picked up a win on the PGA tour since back in May, but he continues to tack up FedEx points due to the fact that he always seems to land in the top 10 in every tournament he plays. Last week at The Barclays he finished tied for 4th, so he certainly can never be counted out of any tournament that he enters. He will be near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday, but I think he will come up a little short once again.

Henrik Stenson (+1400)

This may seem like a little bit of a dodgy pick given that the Swede has to call it a day after the opening round at The Barclays, as knee issues once again forced him out. The interesting thing here is that he was also forced to retire at the US Open because of the knee issue, but came back the following weekend to win the BMW International Open.


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Adam Scott (+2000)

This is a course that the Aussie seems to love, having won this tournament in the past, and always seeming to show up whenever he plays at the TPC Boston. Scott had an impressive showing at The Barclays last weekend, tying for 4th alongside Jason Day, and he seems to be finding the form that had him winning tournaments on a regular basis earlier in the season. I love the betting odds that he has for this tournament, and he is my pick to walk away with the top prize.