Sobel: Ranking Every Matchup Bet of the Tour Championship’s Third Round

Sep 22, 2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Tiger Woods and Justin Rose approach the tenth green during the first round of The Memorial golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

  • A number of big names are atop the leaderboard heading into the third round of the Tour Championship.
  • That means there isn't much value in live betting the studs in contention.
  • But there are still plenty of good opportunities to place wagers, with matchup bets.

Tiger Woods and newly crowned world No. 1 Justin Rose are tied for the lead, Rory McIlroy is just two shots off the pace and a large group of world-class ball-strikers are all within striking distance.

What does it all mean? This weekend’s Tour Championship rounds are gonna be lit, as the uncool kids still like to say.

It also means that there isn’t much value in live betting any of the studs in contention to win this tournament.

But of course, you’re not going to sit in front of the TV without having any action on the festivities.

Don’t worry: This is why the Golf Gods created matchup bets.

Here’s my take on all 15 of ’em for Saturday’s third round, from the ones I’m most confident in to the least.

1. Brooks Koepka (-130) over Bryson DeChambeau (EVEN)

Terrible luck for The Scientist, who was simulating dew on his ball during an early-week range session, but still won’t be dew-sweeping in the first tee time of the day, which isn’t until 12:10 p.m.

After a second-round 78, Koepka will be in full DGAF mode. For most players, that would mean another similar score; for him, it might mean a whole bunch of birdies without ever cracking a smile.

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