The 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament on the PGA Tour, which is the second playoff tournament in the FedEx Cup playoffs, is being played this week from September 4-7, 2015, at the private TPC Boston golf club located in Norton, Massachusetts. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA golfers to win the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.
As mentioned above, the Deutsche Bank Championship is the second of the four tournaments that make up the FedEx Cup playoffs in 2015. The top 100 players in the FedEx Cup standings after last week’s The Barclays tournament are eligible to play in the Deutsche Bank Championship, which has a cut after the second round. The Deutsche Bank Championship is run or managed by the Tiger Woods Foundation and this tournament concludes on Labor Day so it starts on Friday, September 4 and ends on Monday, September 7, 2015.
First played in 2003, Vijay Singh holds the record for most wins in the Deutsche Bank Championship with two (2004, 2008). The other winners are Adam Scott (2003), Olin Browne (2005), Tiger Woods (2006), Phil Mickelson (2007), Steve Stricker (2009), Charley Hoffman (2010), Webb Simpson (2011), Rory McIlroy (2012), Henrik Stenson (2013), and Chris Kirk (2014).
I’ve listed all the golfers who have odds of less than 90 to 1 each this week with comments. I’ve also then listed some notable players who have won this tournament in the past but are at odds of higher than 100 to 1 this week. Good luck to all the PGA players and bettors this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston!
1. Jason Day – 13/2 odds
After a very dominant performance last week in winning The Barclays by six strokes, Jason Day is the favorite this week to win the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship at odds of 13/2. The way Jason Day is playing it’s hard to bet against him this week but since the FedEx Cup playoffs started in 2007, only Vijay Singh in 2008 won both The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank Championship in the same year.
2. Rory McIlroy – 15/2 odds
At odds of 15/2 to 1, Rory McIlroy is the second betting choice to win the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship. McIlroy sat out last week at The Barclays. The reason he gave is because he just needed a break after working hard to get himself ready to play in the 2015 PGA Championship. Due to the wacky playoff system used for the FedEx Cup, all points are reset before the season-ending Tour Championship, so as long as players have enough points to qualify for the Tour Championship they really don’t need to play any of the first three tournaments in the playoffs.
3. Jordan Spieth – 8 to 1
What happened to Jordan Spieth last week at The Barclays? Not only did he miss the cut, he missed it by five strokes. Is Jordan Spieth worn out this season after winning The Masters and the U.S. Open and then just missing the playoff at the British Open and finishing second to Jason Day at the PGA Championship? It’s something bettors have to consider this week if they want to bet on Jordan Spieth at 8 to 1 odds.
T-4. Henrik Stenson – 16 to 1
As mentioned above, Henrik Stenson won the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2013, so you know he can play the course. Stenson also played very well last week at The Barclays, finishing in second place by himself to Jason Day’s runaway win. Henrik Stenson won the FedEx Cup in 2013 and his Tour Championship win that year was his last win on the PGA Tour. He did win on the European Tour last November.
T-4. Dustin Johnson – 16 to 1
Dustin Johnson finished in 9th place last week, nine shots behind Jason Day. Due to how far he hits the ball, Dustin Johnson is always a threat to win. He has nine career PGA Tour wins, including a win at the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship back in March. Despite not playing in the first three playoff tournaments last year, Dustin Johnson qualified for the Tour Championship last year which he also did not play.
T-4. Justin Rose – 16 to 1
Justin Rose tied for 16th place last week at The Barclays, but he was 14 shots behind the winner. Prior to The Barclays, Justin Rose was playing really well. He won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April of this year, which was his seventh overall win on the PGA Tour. He’s a threat but why was he so far behind last week’s winner?
7. Bubba Watson – 22 to 1
Bubba Watson finished all alone in third place last, eight shots behind Jason Day. Bubba shot in the 60s all four rounds at The Barclays and he’s certainly got a great chance to win this week at pretty decent odds. I like him better this week than some of the players above him with lower odds.
8. Brooks Koepka – 28 to 1
Brooks Koepka missed the cut last week by three strokes. That has to make one leeery of him this week even though he has the talent to win this week. Brooks Koepka has one win on the PGA Tour which came at Phoenix back in February of this year. Koepka also won the European Tour in 2014.
9. Rickie Fowler – 30 to 1
You have to be leery of Rickie Fowler here too this week at 30 to 1 odds. Fowler has a good year in 2015, winning The Players Championship and the Scottish Open but he missed the cut last week at The Barclays. Rickie Fowler still only has two career wins on the PGA Tour.
10. Louis Oosthuizen – 35 to 1
Louis Oosthuizen did not play last week after he finished tied for 30th in his last start at the PGA Championship. That’s too much time off for me to bet on him this week. Louis Oosthuizen’s lone win on the PGA Tour remains his 2010 British Open championship.
T-11. Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar – 40 to 1 odds each
Zach Johnson played well last week finishing in a tie for 4th place. Matt Kuchar did not play well as he finished tied for 39th place and 18 strokes behind the winner. I’m leery of both these players this week but if you have to bet one of them it obviously should be Zach Johnson.
T-13. Jim Furyk, Hideki Matsuyama – 45 to 1
Jim Furyk shot four rounds in the 60s last week to end up tied for 11th place. Hideki Matsuyama also shot four rounds in the 60s to end up tied for 13th place. Furyk is the more accomplished golfer with 17 tour wins, but Matsuyama is probably the better bet this week due to his youth.
T-15. Brandt Snedeker, Justin Thomas, Paul Casey – 50 to 1
Brandt Snedeker missed the cut last week by one stroke. Justin Thomas tied for 16th place at The Barclays, while Paul Casey tied for 39th place. Snedeker has a win this season and seven career wins while Paul Casey has only one PGA win (2009) and Justin Thomas is still looking for his first win.
T-18. Webb Simpson, Phil Mickelson – 60 to 1
As mentioned above, Webb Simpson won this tournament in 2011, while Phil Mickelson won the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2007. Neither player played great last week. Phil Mickelson finished tied for 50th, while Webb Simpson finished in a tie for 30th.
T-20. Tony Finau, Russell Henley, Robert Streb, Bill Haas – 66 to 1
Tony Finau finished tied for 16th place last week at The Barclays but he is looking for his first career win and this is a tough spot for it. Of the players who made the cut last week, Russell Henley finished dead last in 72nd place by himself. Robert Streb finished in 39th place. His lone win on tour came in the third tournament of the season at the McGladrey Classic in 2014. Bill Haas shot +2 last week to finish in a tie for 53rd place.
T-24. Keegan Bradley, Danny Lee – 70 to 1
Keegan Bradley missed the cut last week and he has not won since 2012. He’s a poor bet this week unless you think playing in Massachusetts will help this native New Englander this week. Danny Lee finished tied for 30th last week at The Barclays. Lee’s first win on tour came at the 2015 Greenbrier back in July.
T-26. Billy Horschel, Jason Dufner, J.B. Holmes, Jimmy Walker, Patrick Reed – 80 to 1
Billy Horscehl missed the cut last week and after winning the $10 million bonus prize for winning the 2014 FedEx Cup you have to wonder if he’s motivated at all this year. The rest of these players at 80 to 1 odds each all made the cut last week, but none of them played particularly well.
- Chris Kirk – 125 to 1 odds
Chris Kirk won the Deutsche Bank Championship last year, so he is the defending champion. Kirk broke his hand playing with his kids in July. He returned last week at The Barclays but missed the cut. Kirk did win the Crowne Plaza Invitational this year. If his hand his healed I’d say he’s a live longshot to win this.
- Charley Hoffman – 125 to 1 odds
Charley Hoffman won the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2010. He did make the cut last week but finished tied for 62nd. Charley Hoffman has three wins on tour with his last win coming in November of 2014.