Tour Championship: Looking for a longshot

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The Tour Championship hasn’t had too many winners come from down the board.

But there is one guy I’ll back this week in the 100-plus range to come out on top in the 30-man field.

Kyle Stanley at 125/1 is who I’ve targeted. I like Stanley’s tee to green game more than anyone at the bottom of the board. I also try to back him on more difficult tracks where pars are more valuable. We saw him win this year at 7-under already. His putter just isn’t going to cooperate for four days, so he needs a course where he can shoot even or 1-over once or twice and still have a chance to be in contention.

I’ve backed him in a couple of matchups against Adam Hadwin in the first round and against Kevin Kisner for the full tournament. Those were two of my lowest-rated guys coming into the week, so I like Stanley’s chances head to head.

Full Card

Rose 14/1 (2.5)
Leishman 18/1 (2)
Chappell 33/1 (1.5)
Hoffman 55/1 (.75)
Stanley 125/1 (.25)

Stanley -115 vs. Kisner (2.5)
Stanley -115 vs. Hadwin, first round (2.5)

FedEx Cup Futures
Fowler 8/1 (2)
Hoffman 50/1 (.25)
Reed 50/1 (.25)

Joshua has spent the last five years writing about sports and the last 10 years betting them, mostly on golf. He’s one of approximately five people who will watch the PGA over the NFL in November. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaPerry22

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