Lefty Mickelson Is The Right Bet For The Deutsche Bank Championship
- 30 Aug 2016
2016 Deutsche Bank Championship Betting Preview
The Fed Ex Cup play-offs head to Massachusetts for the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston this week and the world's best are in attendance for what promises to be a cracking four days of golf. The tournament gets underway on Friday due to the Labour Day celebrations in America and Jason Day is the bookmakers' favourite...
|2nd September - 5th September||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
Deutsche Bank Championship
| Phil Mickelson (each way)
|@ 35 / 1|
|Matt Kuchar (each way)||@ 50 / 1|
|Charley Hoffman (each way)||@ 80 / 1|
The Leading Contenders
Day (7/1) is yet to win this tournament but his record at TPC Boston is quietly impressive as his last seven appearances have seen him go 19-2-3-51-13-7-12 and he heads into this latest renewal off the back of a fine tie for 4th at The Barclays, which was a very decent effort considering he was never quite at his best last week.
Dustin Johnson (12/1) could only tie for 18th at Bethpage last time out as he made his return from a well-earned four-week break, while Rory McIlroy was in sensational form when he won the Deutsche Bank in 2012 but he is still searching for a first PGA Tour win of this campaign and is a touch skinny at 12/1.
Meanwhile, Henrik Stenson (18/1) withdrew from The Barclays last Thursday but it would be dangerous to write off the Swede as he did follow up a withdrawal from the US Open with victory at the BMW International Open earlier this term.
The Barclays winner, Patrick Reed, is a 25/1 shot this week and he did tie for 4th at TPC Boston last year. This venue, where finding greens in regulation and scrambling are key stats, appears to be perfectly suited to Reed but we just wonder how much his victory at a testing Bethpage will have taken out of him.
Lefty Is Right
Phil Mickelson picked up a tie for 13th at The Barclays as he continues to go under the radar during a remarkably consistent season which has seen him rack up nine top-fifteen finishes, including five top-fives. Mickelson has previous at a TPC Boston course that he calls one of his favourites on the tour as he has never missed the cut in nine visits, including his victory in 2007. Mickelson looks very decent value at 35/1 this week.
Tip #1: Phil Mickelson (each way) @ 35/1 with Boylesports.
The Best Of The Rest
Matt Kuchar also has a decent record in this tournament as he has finished in the top-ten in two of his last three visits and the 50/1 chance makes our shortlist this week. Kuchar signed off a tough week at Bethpage with an encouraging 69 that has led us to believe that he can get back to the sort of form that has seen him secure nine top-ten finishes for the season. It wasn't so long ago that Kuchar was seen picking up a bronze medal in Rio and we fancy a return to a course that suits should see him go close in Massachusetts.
Tip #2: Matt Kuchar (each way) @ 50/1 with Boylesports.com.
Finally, Charley Hoffman is another that tends to enjoy this track as the 2010 Deutsche Bank champion tied 3rd here last season and he is a massive price this week. Hoffman appears to be running into a bit of form and confidence as he has gone T25 and T13 in his last two outings on the tour, with Betfred going 80/1 on his chances here.
Tip #3: Charley Hoffman (each way) @ 80/1 with Betfred.