The Northern Trust betting review: Johnson tracks down Spieth
Dustin Johnson put together a bogey-free 66, then hit the drive of the season to erase a three-shot deficit and beat Jordan Spieth in a playoff. Johnson cashed at 14/1 pre-tournament and went off at 4/1 Sunday afternoon.
Dustin Johnson cares not for your dogleg, rips 341 yd drive over water pic.twitter.com/JUgUDzlWcG
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 27, 2017
The dual between the two was a strong start for the FedEx Cup playoffs. It’s also a prime example of the big names at the top cashing come playoff time.
You don't like the FedEx Cup? OK, fine. But know this: The last nine playoff winners are DJ (2), Rory (2), Day (2), Spieth, Fowler and Reed.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) August 28, 2017
Looking back at the plays this week, Justin Rose beat Jason Dufner by a shot to cash at -130. Matchups plays finished 2-1 for a gain of 1.7 units. First-round leaders and tournament winners fell flat, losing a combined 5.3 units for a total loss of 3.6 for the week.
We’ll be back next week with a look at TPC Boston and the second round of the playoffs.
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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