PGA Tour Championship Market Report: Schauffele and Rahm are Popular Picks to Catch Scheffler
Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images. Pictured: Xander Shauffele and Patrick Cantlay
Tour Championship Odds (With Bonus Strokes)
*Odds courtesy of BetMGM as of Wednesday afternoon.
The PGA Tour wraps up its season this week as they head to East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta for the Tour Championship.
The Tour Championship is the only event of the season that is handicapped.
The players that finished higher on the FedEx Cup points list will have an advantage and the players that finished behind them.
Scottie Scheffler, as No. 1 on the points list, will start at -10. Patrick Cantlay (No. 2 on the points list) will start at -8 and it continues to go down from there with the bottom five guys starting at even par. There are 30 players in the final field.
As TAN senior golf writer Jason Sobel points out, just because they start with a lead does not mean they are going to win.
Scheffler opened at +250 and is now +200 at BetMGM to win the Tour Championship while he starts with a minimum two-stroke lead on the rest of the field. He accounts for 8.7% of the bets this week and 24.7% of the handle.
He is not one of the biggest liabilities for BetMGM. That honor belongs to Xander Schauffele who will start in third place at -7. Schauffele is getting 16.3% of the tickets at BetMGM and 22.1% of the money.
Jon Rahm lost out to Cantlay in this event last season and bettors are expecting a bounceback. He’s the second-biggest liability for BetMGM as he accounts for 7.9% of the bets and 16.7% of the total handle. He has gone from +1600 to +1200 to win the Tour Championship and will start at 3-under.
Coming off two wins over the past month, Tony Finau has been getting some action to win this event. He’s the third-biggest liability at BetMGM at +1800. He is getting 5.2% of the bets and 2.7% of the money. Finau will start at -4.
Will Zalatoris, who was supposed to start in third, has withdrawn from the golf tournament with a herniated disk in his back.
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