PGA Tour Championship Market Report: Schauffele and Rahm are Popular Picks to Catch Scheffler

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Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images. Pictured: Xander Shauffele and Patrick Cantlay

Tour Championship Odds (With Bonus Strokes)

Scottie Scheffler+200
Patrick Cantlay+350
Xander Schauffele+650
Rory McIlroy+900
Jon Rahm+1200
Tony Finau+1800
Cameron Smith+2200
Sam Burns+2200
Justin Thomas+2800
Sungjae Im+2800
Matt Fitzpatrick+4000
Cameron Young+4000
Jordan Spieth+5000
Viktor Hovland+6600
Collin Morikawa+6600
Joaquin Niemann+6600
Corey Conners+10000
Hideki Matsuyama+10000
Scott Stallings+10000
Sepp Straka+10000
Max Homa+12500
Billy Horschel+15000
Adam Scott+20000
Aaron Wise+25000
Brian Harman+25000
Sahith Theegala+30000
J.T. Poston+40000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee+40000
Tom Hoge+40000

*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.

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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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