Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tour Championship 2011

The Fedex Cup concludes this week at East Lake where any number of players can still win the Fedex Cup. The leading 5 though can clinch the win and $11M over the 4 days and that could bring some added pressure to the 5 involved. Jim Furyk won the Cup last year entering this event lying in 11th place so its possible again this year that someone could come through. And this is a scenario that I think could unfold in the shape of Nick Watney! Well in contention at the Deutsche Bank until a horror 11 on the 2nd hole in his final round, he bounced back last week with a 22nd placing. He loves playing Atlanta courses and can shine here this week and take another title for the season. With just 30 players in the field this week the best odds of 16/1 with Paddypower is a super price.

Justin Rose hit form last week and seemed to be hanging on in the final round but that said once he hits a bit of form he seems to hold it for a few weeks and the bookies have acted on this theory also. However, he can win the Fedex if he wins here and the 20/1 with Boylesports on offer to win this event is really good value. He does represent really good each way value and is taken to follow up on last weeks excellent return to form and challenge again.

My third selection is yet another golfer who seems to play his best in Atlanta and almost took the PGA Championship this year. Jason Dufner is a player to watch out for in 2012 and a good bet for the Ryder Cup team and he can produce the goods this week to cap a really good 2011 campaign. Best odds of 50/1 with Bet365 are taken for each way.

TIP 1: 2 pts WIN N.Watney @ 16/1

TIP 2: 1 pt e/w J.Rose @ 20/1

TIP 3: 1 pt e/w J.Dufner @ 50/1