The Money List: Golf tips for the Northern Trust
Make the most of the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs with these golf betting tips, including a 6/1 Betway Boost.
Back to win: Francesco Molinari –
With three wins, two runner-up finishes and a T6 in his last eight starts, Molinari is the world’s most in-form golfer.
The Open champion won in the US for the first time at July’s Quicken Loans National, and looks poised to add to that tally this week at a course that should really suit his game.
It’s all about driving at Ridgewood, which certainly bodes well for Molinari’s chances given that he ranks eighth in shots gained off the tee and third from tee to green on the PGA Tour this year.
The Italian quietly picked up a T6 at the PGA Championship a fortnight ago and is a great price to extend his spectacular run of form.
Each-way shouts: Webb Simpson –
Simpson was the favourite to win last week’s Wyndham Championship and went really close, closing with a round of 62 to finish joint-second behind Brandt Snedeker.
The world No. 16 now has five top fives this season, including a win at the Players Championship in May.
That victory at Sawgrass, along with his 2012 US Open triumph, proves that Simpson can compete in big events against strong fields.
The 33-year-old has been so consistent this season, ranking eighth in total shots gained on the PGA Tour, so is a decent price for an each-way bet.
Outside shot: Xander Schauffele –
Like Simpson, Schauffele is a big-game player, having finished T2 at this season’s Open and Players Championship and T6 at the US Open.
The 26-year-old already has a FedEx Cup playoff win to his name, beating Justin Thomas by one shot to triumph at last year’s Tour Championship.
Schauffele’s excellent form has seen him climb to a career-high of 17th in the world, and he could enter the USA’s automatic Ryder Cup places with a decent result this week.
At , he’s a generous price for a consistent performer who steps it up against the world’s best.
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