The FedExCup postseason finale is finally upon us as the regular season and postseason has come to an end. East Lake Golf Club will take center stage this week as it welcomes 30 of the best players on the PGA Tour to its grounds.

East Lake has played host to the season finale in each edition of the FedExCup playoffs dating back to 2007 when Tiger Woods raised the inaugural FedExCup trophy. Fifteen years later, while the Tour Championship may still reside in Georgia, much has changed regarding the course, format and dollar figures.

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Despite the modifications to the format and prize money, the players who perform well at East Lake remain the same. We will get into those names momentarily, but first we must begin with world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, who begins the week at 10 under and in command of a two-stroke lead over his nearest competitor, Patrick Cantlay.

Scheffler has been the star of the show in 2022 as he broke through for his first victory at the WM Phoenix Open before rattling off titles at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and WGC Match Play and ultimately putting on the green jacket at Augusta National.

The four-time winner this season is listed at -135 at Bovada to win the FedExCup playoffs and the season-long crown. He is followed closely by Cantlay, Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele.

According to our odds calculator, the Texan has a 28.6 percent chance to claim the FedExCup and win the Tour Championship. Scheffler has been a model of consistency this season and is coming off a strong T-3 finish at the BMW Championship where he almost caught Cantlay down the stretch at Wilmington Country Club.

2022 Tour Championship Odds

Who will win the 2022 tour championship?
GolferOddsStarting Strokes
Scottie Scheffler-135-10
Xander Schauffele+150-8
Jon Rahm+1200-6
Patrick Cantlay+2500-4
Jon Rahm+1200-3
Sungjae Im+4000-4
Rory McIlroy+5000-4
Joaquin Niemann+6600-3
Cameron Young+25000-5
Justin Thomas+25000-4
Max Homa+30000-3
Matthew Fitzpatrick+40000-3
Aaron Wise+75000-1
Tom Hoge+75000-2
Sepp Straka+100000-2

Odds as of August 27 at Bovada

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Course And Tournament Information

This will be the fourth year that the Tour Championship will use a staggered start format. Since it began in 2019, the man who began the week with the lead has ultimately gone on to raise the FedExCup trophy two of three times. Both Dustin Johnson and Patrick Cantlay have been able to successfully fend off their chasers the last two years after Rory McIlroy was able to chase down Justin Thomas in the first year.

FedExCup Leaderboard

  • -10: Scottie Scheffler
  • -8: Patrick Cantlay
  • -6: Xander Schauffele
  • -5: Sam Burns
  • -4: Cameron Smith, Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau, Sepp Straka, Sungjae Im
  • -3: Jon Rahm, Scott Stallings, Justin Thomas, Cameron Young, Matt Fitzpatrick
  • -2: Max Homa, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth, Joaquin Niemann, Viktor Hovland
  • -1: Collin Morikawa, Billy Horschel, Tom Hoge, Corey Conners, Brian Harman
  • E: K.H. Lee, J.T. Poston, Sahith Theegala, Adam Scott, Aaron Wise

This year Scottie Scheffler commands the top spot after a great regular season. Close behind is last week’s winner Patrick Cantlay and St. Jude Championship winner Will Zalatoris, who has since withdrawn. When attempting to identify a potential FedExCup champion, -4 tends to be the cutoff point as six strokes over the course of four rounds is the maximum we have seen comebacks from.

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They will take to East Lake Golf Club, a par 70 that measures roughly 7,300 yards. The name of the game on the original Donald Ross design is finding fairways and taking advantage of the two par 5s. Both of those holes are extremely scorable while the four par 3s all measure more than 200 yards and are extremely difficult as are the par 4s.

2022 Tour Championship Picks

Scottie Scheffler +200 To Win FedExCup:

The world No. 1 begins the week with a two-stroke lead and there is still ample value in this number. Scheffler arrives off a podium finish at the BMW Championship where he finally found something on the greens after struggling with the putter in hand.

In his last 10 starts, Scheffler has gained strokes on the greens only three times. However, he has competed for the title in each of those three tournaments, with top-three finishes at the Charles Schwab Challenge, U.S. Open and BMW Championship.

This will be Scheffler’s third appearance at East Lake Golf Club, where he impressed in his rookie season. He carded the second-lowest 72-hole total in his first stroll around the property and is inside the top 10 of this field in scoring at East Lake. He has been the best player in 2022 and should continue this trend, especially with the margin he already has in hand.

Matt Fitzpatrick +3300 To Win FedExCup:

The U.S. Open winner will be making his debut appearance at the Tour Championship. While he may not possess the experience of his competitors, Fitzpatrick’s statistical output is tailor-made for the test at hand. Last cracking the top five on the leaderboard at TPC Southwind, what propelled him to success at the first FedExCup playoffs should do the same this time around.

Fitzpatrick has the perfect blend of distance and accuracy off the tee that is required for the tight tree-lined fairways of East Lake. Combine this skill with his ability to effectively navigate more difficult golf courses on the PGA Tour and Fitzpatrick’s stock rises.

East Lake tends to reward both strong drivers of the golf ball and exquisite putters. Fitzpatrick is surely both of those and holds an outside – albeit realistic – chance to raise the FedExCup trophy in his first trip to East Lake.

Scottie Scheffler / Patrick Cantlay 2 Chances -125:

Between the two of them, they hold a substantial edge over the rest of the field. Scheffler begins at 10 under and Cantlay at 8 under, which means with Zalatoris’ withdrawal that the closest challenger will be at 6 under. This is a massive edge over the course of four days and these two are currently the best players on the PGA Tour.

Because of this, I am inclined to believe there is still value in this number. Cantlay was able to raise the FedExCup trophy last season and Scheffler has thrived at East Lake in his eight tournament rounds. The entirety of the situation is advantageous for these two Americans from the start and they should be able to put their edge to good use.

Scottie Scheffler / Xander Schauffele / Rory McIlroy 3 Chances -125:

If I had to select one player of the two leaders to fall off the pace, it would be Cantlay as he sometimes struggles with Bermuda grass. Because of this, the best challengers to Scheffler would inevitably be Schauffele and McIlroy, both of whom have fallen in love with East Lake.

McIlroy won the first FedExCup to feature a staggered start as he entered the week at 5 under and ultimately won by four strokes. He is attempting to become the first man to win the FedExCup three times in his career and has a fantastic opportunity to do so given the fact that he has one less man to hurdle.

As for Schauffele, he has dominated East Lake throughout his career. He captured the Tour Championship in 2017 and has never finished outside the top 10. In five appearances here, he has a victory and a pair of runner-up finishes. To add to this illustrious string of results, Schauffele is coming off a strong finish at the BMW Championship where he was featured in the final group on Sunday alongside Cantlay.

Quinella: Scottie Scheffler / Jon Rahm +1400

Our love for Scheffler is apparent as I truly believe he will be your FedExCup champion. However, there is still room for someone else to finish in second place. Rahm is my selection to card the low 72-hole total and ultimately finish second in this year’s FedExCup.

He did so last year when he started at 6 under and signed for the lowest four rounds at East Lake. This time around he starts at 3 under, so the task is that much more difficult, but he is finding his form at the perfect time.

The former world No. 1 collected yet another top-10 finish in the FedExCup playoffs as he finished T-8 at the BMW Championship. Over the weekend, he carded 10 birdies and zero bogeys and over the final 54 holes he gained nearly seven strokes on the greens. If he putts like this at East Lake, he has a chance to seriously threaten Scheffler for the FedExCup crown.

What Happened In Last Year’s Tour Championship?

Patrick Cantlay sprinted to his FedExCup title as he began the Tour Championship at 10 under after winning the BMW Championship over Bryson DeChambeau. DeChambeau and Tony Finau were Cantlay’s closet challengers to begin the week, but ultimately Jon Rahm proved to be the biggest threat to him.

The world No. 1 at the time began the week four strokes behind Cantlay and despite carding a lower 72-hole total, he was not able to surpass Cantlay and ultimately fell by one stroke. Rahm shared the low honors with Kevin Na, with Xander Schauffele and Cantlay not too far behind.

On the week, Cantlay ranked second in strokes gained tee to green, third in strokes gained off the tee, fifth in strokes gained approach, 14th in strokes gained around the green and 17th in strokes gained putting.

Past Five Tour Championship Winners

Tour Championship Winners
YearGolfer
2021Patrick Cantlay
2020Dustin Johnson
2019Rory McIlroy
2018Tiger Woods
2017Xander Schauffele

Here’s a helpful outline of some of the different betting options for the Tour Championship to help you decide which wager(s) would be best for you.

Pre-Tournament Bets

This is the most common and simplest type of golf wager. Since the Tour Championship starts on Friday, getting your bets in before action tees off is the best way to find value.

All you have to do is pick one or more golfers, and you’re locked in for the duration of the event.

Considering Scheffler is the favorite at +210, a $100 bet on him will win you a profit of $210 plus your initial $100 back if he emerges triumphant. If you wanted to make a long-shot bet – say Jordan Spieth at +6600 – you’d garner a payout of $6,700.

Obviously Spieth’s chances of winning outright are slim, but bettors would be wise to mix in one or two long shots. 

Live Betting

Live betting is a fascinating way to watch golf. If the player you placed a pre-tournament bet on is out of the running at any point during the event, you can easily get back in the game by wagering on another golfer as the days go by.

If there are only a few golfers in the hunt on the final day, the odds likely won’t be significantly high, but your chances of winning are because of the limited number of players in contention.

Most sportsbooks have live betting options during PGA Tour tournaments.

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