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2018 FedEx Cup Odds: Dustin Johnson the Favorite Entering Playoffs’ First Event

Aug 21, 2018 8:02 PM EDT
  • The FedEx Cup Playoffs begin Aug. 23 with The Northern Trust, and Dustin Johnson, the current points leader, is favored to win the cup (6-1 betting odds)
  • Justin Thomas (8-1) and Brooks Koepka (10-1) aren’t far behind Johnson.
  • Tiger Woods is tied for the fourth-best odds at 12-1 despite being 20th in the point standings.

The field of 125 golfers is set heading into the FedEx Cup Playoffs and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has posted odds for who will take the crown.

Dustin Johnson currently leads the FedEx Cup points standings with 2,717 points with Justin Thomas (2,634,) last year’s champion, close behind.

There’s a fairly large gap between them and Brooks Koepka, who’s fresh off his PGA Championship win with 2,012 points.

Though DJ and JT have a solid leg up in the standings, their betting odds only translate to implied probabilities of 14.3% and 11.1%, respectively.

This is because the points given out in the playoff events are between 3-4x more than they are for a standard event or major, which allows pretty much everyone a shot at the title if they can get hot.

At 12-1, Tiger Woods is tied for the fourth-best odds, despite being 20th in the point standings. Woods, who opened at 150-1 last year, is playing his best golf in years after a second-place finish at the PGA Championship.

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Dustin Johnson

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