We have expert betting tips for the 2021 Tour Championship this week, which is the final tournament of the FedEx Cup.
Only 30 players remain in the Tour Championship, which is a staggered start. Patrick Cantlay has a two-shot lead on the field from the outset, but will it be enough to win?
We look at the best Tour Championship value picks, including tournament winner, first round leader and top 10 finish.
Tour Championship Predictions
2021 Tour Championship Winner – Bryson DeChambeau
Losing last week in the BMW Championship would have been painful for Bryson DeChambeau, but he needs to enforce the memory of a goldfish.
He had numerous chances to win and become the top seed in the FedEx Cup, but his short game let him down considerably. However, the big American has the power to blow this field away and starting at –7 helps him do that.
There are only three shots between himself and Patrick Cantlay, which doesn’t make it too difficult to catch. If DeChambeau can consistently find fairways like he did last week, he should have no problems posting a low number at East Lake.
Punters get fair odds of $6 for DeChambeau, and considering the staggered start, that’s a value price.
Bet: Bryson DeChambeau @ $6 – Bet @ Sportsbet
2021 Tour Championship Next Best – Jon Rahm
The Spaniard has been the most consistent player on the PGA Tour this season, with multiple wins and an incredible 14 top 10 finishes.
Despite not winning the last two tournaments and semi-choking in The Northern Trust two weeks ago, Rahm isn’t a player who dwells on what could have happened.
He’s still in a great position to win the Tour Championship, and that’s reflected in betting markets. Rahm is on the first line of betting at $4.50, which ties him with Patrick Cantlay.
If Rahm continues to strike the ball well, he only needs to roll in a few putts to win. He is a big tournament winner and in terms of prize money, it doesn’t get any bigger than the FedEx Cup.
We expect Rahm to be right around the top of the leaderboard and to give punters a great sight.
Bet: Jon Rahm @ $4.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
2021 Tour Championship Leader After Round 1 – Patrick Cantlay
We’re happy to take the $1.73 for Patrick Cantlay to lead the first round. He starts two shots clear of Tony Finau, who we don’t think will have a good tournament.
He will have to see off challenges from Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau, but he putted so well last week, we can’t see that changing overnight.
Cantlay is a good chance to win the entire tournament at $4.50 and he could lead from the outset. We wouldn’t leave him off our tickets, but we think taking the $1.73 for the opening round is the safer bet.
Punters will have to take an odds-on quote, but he should shoot around –4, which will be enough to be the clubhouse leader.
Bet: Patrick Cantlay @ $1.73 – Bet @ Sportsbet
2021 Tour Championship Top 10 – Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson has some ground to make up, but he won the Tour Championship last year and that should stick with him.
He’s starting well off the pace, but he’s the most talented player among the guys starting in that position. He should be able to make his way up the rankings and lodge a top 10 finish.
Not every player ahead of him will hold their position. Players will go backwards, and we believe the defending FedEx Cup champion will make another run for the title.
Punters get $1.83 for a top 10 finish, which is excellent value. We also like Cameron Smith to finish in the top 10 at $1.91. The Aussie starts at –5, which is a sizable advantage over some of the players in the field.
Bet: Dustin Johnson @ $1.83 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Tour Championship Big Guns vs Field – Big Guns
The big guns are Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau and Jon Rahm. We think the tournament will be won by one of those three, so we’re taking the Big Guns at $1.71.
It’s a fair price for players filling three of the top four positions. Only Tony Finau is excluded in this group, but we think he struggles at East Lake.
Taking this option provides punters with some extra security.
Bet: Big Guns @ $1.71 – Bet @ Sportsbet
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.