With the 2015 FedEx Cup PGA golf playoffs set begin this week on August 27, 2015, at The Barclays tournament, here is a list of the PGA golf betting odds for players to win the 2015 FedEx Cup. I’ve listed all the golfers who have odds of 100 to 1 or less this week to win the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Tiger Woods certainly gave it a pretty good shot to win the 2015 Wyndham Championship last week to try and make the 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs, but he came up a little short on Sunday where he did not play well. Tiger Woods remains the only golfer to win the FedEx Cup playoffs twice and he obviously will not be winning the playoffs in 2015. The last five winners of the FedEx Cup playoffs are listed below, though. Good luck to all the PGA golfers and bettors in the 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs!
1. Jordan Spieth – 3/2 odds
At odds of just 3 to 2 to 1, Jordan Spieth is a pretty heavy favorite to win the 2015 FedEx Cup. Jordan Spieth has had a remarkable year on the PGA Tour in 2015. Jordan won both The Masters and the U.S. Open, finished second at the PGA Championship and he finished in a tie for fourth place at the British Open just missing the playoff by one stroke. In both the PGA Championship and the British Open, Jordan Spieth was a bit unlucky playing rounds in each tournament when the weather was unfavorable. With better luck he might have won a true Grand Slam in 2015.
Jordan Spieth has also won the Valspar Championship and the John Deere Classic this year. Jordan has already won $10.4 million in 2015. If he goes on to win the 2015 FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus he could earn as much as $25 million in 2015 just in prize money. He’d have to win all four playoff tournaments to hit $25 million but that’s an incredible sum for a golfer in one year.
2. Jason Day – 13/2
At odds of 13 to 2 to 1, Jason Day is the second betting choice to win the 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs. Jason Day was very impressive winning the 2015 PGA Championship for his first career major. Personally, I do not see him winning the FedEx Cup playoffs coming off his first major win. The emotions of winning that first major will make it tough for him to really focus on the playoffs this year in my opinion.
3. Rory McIlroy – 8 to 1
Rory Mcilroy on the other hand will likely be extremely motivated to do well in the 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs. Rory missed out on winning any major this year as he had to deal with the greatness of Jordan Spieth early in the year and then his ankle injury for the last two majors. It would not surprise me at all if McIlroy won this.
4. Dustin Johnson – 12 to 1
How will Dustin Johnson feel about the 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs? He clearly showed nerves at the majors in golf this season but he has tremendous talent. If he does not get too nervous he could easily win the playoffs in 2015.
5. Justin Rose – 14 to 1
Justin Rose has played superbly throughout most of 2015. He won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April and lost the Memorial in a playoff in June. Rose also played well at three of the majors this year finishing second at The Masters, fourth at the PGA Championship and tied for 6th at the British Open. He has the consistency to win the playoffs in 2015.
6. Bubba Watson – 15 to 1
Bubba Watson has the talent to win the FedEx Cup playoffs but does he have the makeup needed to win? Bubba won the Travelers this year back in late June and he’s been playing well lately. I’d want around 25 to 1 odds or higher to bet him to win this though.
7. Rickie Fowler – 25 to 1
Rickie Fowler has wins this year in The Players Championship and the Scottish Open. He still only has two PGA wins in 148 starts, though, so he’s a risky bet here at 25 to 1 odds. Still, he did win The Players Championship which has the feel of the playoffs so he has a chance here.
8. Jimmy Walker – 33 to 1
I do not see Jimmy Walker winning the 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs. Walker has wins this year at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Valero Texas Open but those wins came in January and March. Walker has probably not been playing well enough lately to win the playoffs this year.
T-9. Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson – 40 to 1 odds each
Zach Johnson won the 2015 British Open for his second major this year and I wonder how motivated he will be for the playoffs since he’s already had a great year with just that one win. Hideki Matsuyama only has one win on the PGA Tour which came in 2014, but Billy Horschel only had one PGA win before he won the playoffs last year. Don’t see Matsuyama winning this though. Patrick Reed has probably not been playing well enough lately to win either.
12. Matt Kuchar – 45 to 1
Matt Kuchar did win The Barclays in 2010 when he ended up finishing second in the playoffs to Jim Furyk. Matt Kuchar does have seven career PGA Tour wins but it’s now been 18 months since he last won a tournament. He did play well at the PGA Championship two weeks ago.
T-13. Brandt Snedeker, Henrik Stenson, Louis Ossthuizen – 50 to 1
Two of these players at 50 to 1 odds each have already won the FedEx Cup playoffs. Snedeker won the playoffs in 2012 and Stenson won in 2013. Obviously both players are a threat this year. Louis Oosthuizen on the other hand I do not see as a big threat to win. He did make the playoff at the British Open but he didn’t win it and he’s not been playing super great lately.
16. Jim Furyk – 55 to 1
Jim Furyk won the FedEx Cup playoffs and took home the $10 million bonus back in 2010. Furyk won the Tour Championship to clinch the playoff win in 2010 and then he did not win again on tour until he won the 2015 RBC Heritage back in April. Furyk tied for 30th at the PGA Championship in his last start.
17. Adam Scott – 60 to 1
Adam Scott has not won on the PGA Tour since May of 2014. Scott missed the cut at the 2015 PGA Championship and then he finished tied for 63rd at the watered down Wyndham Championship last week. Tough to see him winning the playoffs this year.
T-18. Phil Mickelson, Paul Casey – 65 to 1
Phil Mickelson has won two playoff tournaments in his career including winning the 2009 Tour Championship but he has yet to win the FedEx Cup playoffs. Mickelson did play pretty well at the PGA Championship in his last start. Paul Casey tied for third last week at the Wyndham Championship. Casey only has one PGA Tour win but he did lose twice in playoffs on tour in 2015.
20. Bill Haas – 80 to 1
Bill Haas took home the $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup playoffs back in 2011. Haas tied for sixth last week at the Wyndham Championship. He has six wins on tour with his last win coming in January of 2015.
T-21. Billy Horschel, Charl Schwartzel, Ryan Moore, Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson – 100 to 1
Billy Horschel is the reigning FedEx Cup playoffs champion having won last year when he was victorious in both the BMW Championship and the Tour Championship. Prior to those two wins, Horschel had only won once on tour. Charl Schwartzel finished tied for third last week but his lone win on the PGA Tour remains his 2011 Masters win. Ryan Moore has four tour wins with his last win coming in November of 2014. He’s not a bad dark-horse candidate to win. Sergio Garcia has lost the Tour Championship twice in his career in playoffs including in 2008 when he alos lost the Braclays in a playoff. So he was close to winning that year. Don’t see Webb Simpson winning this this year.