2016 Deutsche Bank Championship Golf Prediction
Ready to bet this week on the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship Odds? The second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs – 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship comes our way this week from TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts – a par 71, 7, 297 track that will test every aspect of the pro’s game. TPC Boston was the third toughest par 71 the pros played last year.
So who should we keep an extra eye on this week? Let’s take a look.
2016 PGA Playoffs
2016 Deutsche Bank Championship
When: Sept. 2 – 5, 2016 on Golf Channel/NBC
Where: TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.
Purse: $8,500,000 / Winner Share: 1,485,000
Defending Champion: Rickie Fowler
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2016 Deutsche Bank Championship Handicapping
The top 100 players in the FedEx Cup Rankings will try to navigate this track with only 70 advancing to the BMW Championship – some with Ryder Cup berths still on the line.
2016 Deutsche Bank Championship Favorites:
Jason Day +650
Played well last week en route to a T4 at Bethpage Black. He’s been good in the past on this track which makes him the frontrunner this week – he’s never missed a cut at TPC Boston and has been inside the top 20 in six of the last seven years.
Day has done nothing to dispel the notion that he is the best player on the planet – he should contend this week!
Dustin Johnson +900
Has definitely cooled off but he gets a crack at a course he’s definitely had some success on – two fourth place finishes in six starts – in 2009 and 2012. He currently leads the PGA TOUR in birdies-or-better percentage and has proven that he is a weekly threat indeed.
Jordan Spieth +1200
Is coming off a decent T10 at Bethpage Black – reason for some optimism ahead of this week. He looked more like the Jordan Spieth we have come to know in that tournament.
Keep in mind he still has two wins on TOUR this year and has three top 15s in his last five starts – still very good despite all the negativity.
He missed the cut on this track last year however but did have a T4 here in 2013. He’s a tad inconsistent for me to back but nobody would be surprised to see him emerge!
Rory McIlroy +1200
Won this event in 2012 and had a T5 in 2014. He shockingly looks for his first win this year in so-so form. He is third on TOUR in birdies-or-better percentage and second in par-5 scoring which should help.
Rory can erase a largely disappointing year with a win here and will be motivated to do so.
2016 Deutsche Bank Championship Contenders:
Henrik Stenson +1600
My pick last week Withdrew thanks to a knee injury – he did the same at the US Open. He is the hottest player on the planet but his “issues” have me a little gun-shy on pulling the trigger on him this week.
Rickie Fowler +2000
There is no player in the field that will be more motivated for a big performance this week – he let one slip away last week at Bethpage and ultimately failed to secure his Ryder Cup spot.
He led after Round 3 and melted down on the back nine en route to a T7. Fowler is the defending champ here and enters seventh on TOUR in strokes gained: tee-to-green. There is a ton on the line for Fowler this week – pressure is on!
Adam Scott +2200
2003 winner here has six top 20 finishes on this track since. He enters off a T4 at The Barclays last week and has made the cut in every event he’s entered the last year.
He was masterful tee-to-green last week – if his suspect putter heats up he will be a factor in what is a very good event for him.
Patrick Reed +2200
Was definitely impressive last week winning at Bethpage – that win combined with two seconds and seven other top 10s this year(six top 15s in his last seven starts) have Reed as one of the more consistent guys on TOUR.
He tied for fourth here last year and is almost guaranteed another solid week.
Jim Furyk +4000
Has been good since he returned from surgery – a T41 at Bethpage last week was the lone exception. He has made 10 straight cuts with five top 10s and a round of 58 in there.
He has five top 15s at TPC Boston with a T4 last year. Furyk has been a force on short-to-medium tracks and TPC Boston is one of those. Furyk is overdue for a win – it could come this week!
2016 Deutsche Bank Championship Sleepers (+5000 or higher):
Brandt Snedeker +5000
Sneds at +5000? Gotta love his all-around game to at least contend here. He had top 5s at Sedgefield and at the Canadian Open recently which speaks to his current form.
Matt Kuchar +5000
Kuchar at +5000? The Olympic bronze medalist wasn’t great last week until a final-round 69 “propelled him to a T64.
He has two top 10s in his last three starts overall, five top 20s in his last seven start on this track and should be a factor yet again.
Kuch, despite struggling last week is still a premier ball striker which is essential at TPC Boston.
Charley Hoffman +7000
How about Hoffman? He won this here in 2010, was terrific earlier this season and has been decent again ahead of this week – a T25 and a T13 in his last two starts overall.
He has proven already this year that he is a force looks as though he’s heating up yet again.
Sean O’Hair +8000
Is coming off a very good T2 at Bethpage and has a terrific record on this track – three top 10s including a T4 last year. Track history and current form both have the arrow on O’Hair pointing way up!
2016 Deutsche Bank Championship Picks:
The pick this week is no shock – at all! Jason Day at +650 is the obvious choice. He looked like the Day of a couple of months ago last week and he has been very good on this track in the past.
Day is THE MAN and my pick to win this week.
My sleeper is Matt Kuchar at +5000. How is he so undervalued?
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