For the final time, the FedExCup playoffs will return to TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts for a Labor Day showdown this week. The second leg of the playoffs is once again loaded with talent, and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson is the man to beat at sportsbooks.
Due to major scheduling changes, this is the last time the Dell Technologies Championship will be held.
At Sportsbook, Johnson is the lone +850 favorite, with Justin Thomas (+1000), Brooks Koepka (+1200), Rory McIlroy (+1600), Jason Day (+1600), Tiger Woods (+1800), Jordan Spieth (+2000), Jon Rahm (+2500), Justin Rose (+2500) and Adam Scott (+2500) making up the rest of the top 10 at the shop. To find out which three golfers I’m picking to win, check out my Expert Picks piece.
Just how tough is the field going to be? Ninety-nine of the top 100 players eligible are set to tee it up in Norton, with Open Championship Sportsbook Francesco Molinari the only name missing. Fresh off winning the first tournament of the playoffs, the Northern Trust, Bryson DeChambeau has a +3300 shot to go back to back this week.
DeChambeau aims for two straight playoff wins
DeChambeau recorded a decisive 18-under showing to post a four-stroke victory over runner-up Tony Finau. With the triumph, the 24-year-old moved to No. 1 in the FedExCup, jumped into the top 20 in the Official World Golf Rankings and likely locked up a spot on the American Ryder Cup team. Three of the past five Sportsbooks at TPC Boston have gone on to win the FedExCup, and the champion of the tournament receives 2,000 points.
Thomas has great memories of TPC Boston
Thomas was one of the men who parlayed his Dell Technologies Championship into a FedExCup title here a year ago when he racked up his fifth victory of the season at the event. The Kentucky native was in a three-way tie with Spieth and Marc Leishman with seven holes to play on the final day before sinking a six-foot birdie at No. 13 and one from even closer range two holes later to end the day with a 5-under-par 66.
The course, a 7,342-yard par 71, was named one of Golf Digest’s 10 best new private clubs when it opened in 2002. The FedExCup playoffs came calling five years later and the rest is history. Despite the healthy track record, this is the last time the tournament will be held due to scheduling changes on the PGA Tour in the 2018-19 season. Vijay Singh (2008), Charley Hoffman (2010) and Henrik Stenson (2013) own the 72-hole record at 262 strokes, while Singh (2006) and Mike Weir (2008) share the 18-hole record of 61.