Justin Thomas pulled away on the back nine Monday to wrap up his fifth win on tour this season, knocking off Jordan Spieth by three shots.
Thomas went off at 20/1 this week and slipped to 25/1 heading into the final two rounds after trailing Jon Rahm by five strokes.
The Thomas victory continues the wave of top flight players picking up the win in the FedEx Cup, extending the streak of victories by players priced 33/1 or less to 11.
As for my plays, there was a few close calls with Phil Mickelson finishing sixth when a top 5 paid 25/1. Mickelson sat in fourth, but a birdie by Paul Casey on No. 17 and another by Jon Rahm on No. 18 were enough to bump him from a cashing position.
Phil Mickelson just shanked a bunker shot…
What is the world coming to? pic.twitter.com/c1gOZ6zXNE
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 4, 2017
There was a lot of good golf played by the picks. Seven of the nine players tabbed finished in the top 25, but no one really put four rounds together and none are capable of competing with Thomas and Spieth if they don’t have their ‘A’ game.
Totaling up the loss overall, 5.25 units were dropped on the futures, another 5 on props and 1 on the matchups.
The PGA tour is off this week before returning for the third playoff event in the Chicago area. Later in the week, we’ll see if we can find a couple of plays at the European Masters, where a solid field will tee it up in Switzerland.
Joshua has spent the last five years writing about sports and the last 10 years betting them, mostly on golf. One of approximately five people who will watch the PGA over the NFL in November. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaPerry22
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