PGA Betting – 2012 Deutsche Bank Predictions
The next installment of the FedEx Cup Playoffs kicks off this Thursday from TPC Boston with plenty on the line for the remaining golfers still alive. This week’s course is viewed as a relatively simple one – there should be a lot of low scores.
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2012 Deutsche Bank U.S. Championship
Location: Norton, Massachusetts, United States
Course: Tournament Players Club of Boston
Date: Aug 31 – Sep 3, 2012
Total Purse: US $ 8,000,000
Winner’s Share: US $ 1,440,000 (18% of total purse)
Defending Champion: Webb Simpson ($1,440,000)
Everybody that tees it up on Thursday has a chance – that’s the beauty of the second event in the Playoffs. Fairways hit and greens as always is the key. So who’s hot and who’s not heading into this most important 2012 Deutsche Bank U.S. Championship?
Tiger Woods 10/1
Tiger just doesn’t quite look like Tiger at the moment – he leads the PGA TOUR in adjusted scoring but just can’t get it going on the weekends lately. He has a great track record on this track however – seven appearances and seven top 11 finishes.
Rory McIlroy 10/1
The world’s #1 player finished T24 last week but was T4 in greens hit at Bethpage. His putter let him down – I can’t see that happening two weeks in a row. He is 50th on the PGA TOUR in GIR and second in birdie average and should bounce back this week. He skipped last year’s Deutsch Bank and was T37 here in 2010.
Luke Donald 15/1
Has a good history at this course – he was top three the last two years at TPC Boston at an aggregate 30-under par, averaging 67.25 strokes per round. He was T10 last week – his seventh top 10 on TOUR this year. The world’s #2 has been somewhat quiet but comes into this week playing very well on American soil.
Dustin Johnson 15/1
Finished T3 last week and is ramping up late in the season. He hit a lot of greens last week which is a good sign for this week and is 42nd on the PGA TOUR in birdie average. Although his track record in Boston is average, he can’t be counted out based on his play last week.
Jason Dufner 20/1
Took last week off but does have six top 10s in nine starts this year. He is fourth on the PGA TOUR in greens hit and third in birdie average and he did record a T2 finish in this event in 2009. Are you doubting Mr. Dufner? I’m not!
Bubba Watson 20/1
Finished T10 last week despite not playing his best golf – scary! He leads the PGA TOUR in GIR and ranks sixth in birdie average and now heads to a course that better suits him. Last year he shot a 64 on this course to prove that he loves this track.
Louis Oosthuizen 25/1
This will be the first time he has played in this event. He was T5 last week and led the field in GIR – perfect for this course. Louis appears due for a win here and is 20th on the PGA TOUR in GIR and 24th in birdie average.
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Finished second last week after going under par in every round. We all know that Snedeker is a streaky guy and at the moment he is on a good streak! He was T3 last year in this event and T5 the year before so we know he loves this track. Sneds is second in the FedEx Cup standings at the moment and is in the hunt for the $10 million prize – look for him to come out firing!
Steve Stricker 25/1
Won this event in 2009 but is coming off a T54 last week. Stricker does have seven top 10s this year but I would love to have seen him play better last week in order to give him the nod this week.
Adam Scott 25/1
Has finished Top 10 here in the last two years and won here way back in 2003. Scott is playing the best golf of his season so far with four Top 15s in his last six starts – he should be in the hunt Sunday.
Lee Westwood 25/1
Finished T5 last week thanks to a reborn short game. Westy will play this event for the first time but has to be considered based on his rock solid consistency against very tough fields.
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Has eight top 10s this season and has finished Top 25 in the last three Deutsch Bank Championships. Kuchar at 40/1 may be the best value on the board.
Nick Watney 40/1
Has shaken a slow start to this year culminating in a win at the Barclays bur has an unflattering history ion this course – eight starts here with ZERO Top 30s!
Phil Mickelson 40/1
Phil has to be mentioned even though he is not playing his best at the moment. He finished Top 10 here last year and did show glimpses of his old self last week. I am staying away this week until he figures it all out!
Tim Clark 50/1
Is certainly re-emerging with a tenth last week serving as further proof of this. He has four consecutive Top 15 finishes and is a tasty 50/1 shot this week.
Geoff Ogilvy 50/1
He has been quite this year but has shown flashes with a Top 10 in the British. He has fared well at this course in the past – T7 three years ago, second in 2010 and Top 25 last year. Ogilvy is certainly in `sleeper` territory but has shown that he can play very well in Boston.
The pick this week is Dustin Johnson at 15/1. He is playing very well, is motivated to get on the Ryder Cup team and he looked good last week.
My sleeper is Tim Clark at 50/1 whose game has really come around. He is due for a win and will be looking to break through after a string of good results.
2012 PGA The Barclays Championship Betting Lines & Future Odds
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|Bo Van Pelt||40/1|
|Brendon De Jonge||150/1|
|Charles Howell III||150/1|