2020 Northern Trust Odds: Bryson DeChambeau the Favorite, Tiger Woods Opens at 45-1
Jamie Squire/Getty Images. Pictured: Bryson DeChambeau
- Bryson DeChambeau (+1100), Justin Thomas (+1300) and Rory McIlroy sit atop the odds board for the 2020 Northern Trust this week.
- The event at TPC Boston kicks off the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
- Check out the full odds below.
It’s golf’s Playoff Season.
The three-week FedEx Cup Playoffs get underway this week with the 2020 Northern Trust at TPC Boston.
The top-70 at the Northern Trust’s conclusion will move onto the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields CC in Illinois.
Even though he isn’t the favorite, it’s hard not to start with Collin Morikawa at +2500 ($10 bet wins $250). Fresh off his win at the 2020 PGA Championship, the wunderkind from Cal has the seventh-shortest odds in a star-studded field and they still feel a little high, considering how well Morikawa has been playing since the hiatus.
Morikawa has better odds than Patrick Reed (+2800), Webb Simpson (+3000), Patrick Cantlay (+3500), Tony Finau (+3500), Brooks Koepka (+3500) and Hideki Matsuyama (+4500) to name a few.
Bryson DeChambeau (+1100) opened as the outright favorite at TPC Boston, just ahead of Justin Thomas (+1300), Rory McIlroy (+1500), Jon Rahm (+1700), Xander Schauffele (+1700) and Dustin Johnson (+2200).
A field of this strength will always depress odds on some big names and perhaps the most surprising number on the board is Tiger Woods at 45-1.
Sportsbooks will always get action on Tiger anytime he’s in the field no matter the number, so they usually tax him pretty heavily. You could argue that this number is still too short on The Big Cat, but it’s definitely closer to a fair price than we normally see on Woods ahead of a tournament. Expect Tiger to attract a ton of action at TPC Boston.
The +5000 to +7500 range is always compelling at events of this caliber and there’s a ton of household names in this range. It’s hard to scroll through the board and not want to bet everybody in this tier.
Tyrrell Hatton (+5000) missed the cut at the PGA Championship but prior to that he seemed to be contending every time he suited up. The Englishman has two top-five finishes in his four starts since the hiatus.
It’s pretty crowded right behind Hatton as Viktor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood, Abraham Ancer, Scottie Scheffler, Billy Horschel and Adam Scott are all sitting at +5500.
Hovland has kind of taken a back seat because of Morikawa’s heroics but it wasn’t long ago that the betting market was high on Hovland in some tough fields. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Hovland shorten a bit as we get a little closer to Thursday morning.
Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff and Justin Rose all opened at +7000. Each member of that foursome has popped at some point during the Return to Golf, but none of them have been able to piece it all together.
Rose, Wolff and Woodland have all been in contention on Sundays at some point over the last three months, while Fowler has seemingly traded low rounds for high rounds since the pause. No matter their form, it wouldn’t be that shocking to see any of those guys contend at TPC Boston this week.
And finally there’s Jordan Spieth, the most polarizing man in golf betting, at +9000, the same odds as Harris English and Kevin Kisner. Spieth has obviously not been at the top of his game over the past few seasons but his talent always makes him hard to cross off at nearly triple-digit odds.
I’d imagine the three-time Major winner will have some support at 90-1.
2020 Northern Trust Odds
|Si Woo Kim||+7000|
|Harold Varner III||+10000|
|Charles Howell III||+20000|