The 2020 BMW Championship went to a playoff hole to determine the winner, and it was Jon Rahm that was able to pull off a stunning win over Dustin Johnson. These two golfers are the heavy betting favorites at the Tour Championship set to take place this weekend.
East Lake Golf Course will once again be the host for the Tour Championship, and the top 30 players in terms of FedEx Cup points will be participating. There will be no cut this weekend, and there is some big money on the line.
Johnson is the favorite to win the Tour Championship, according to FanDuel, with odds being set at +185. Rahm is next on the list at +280, and these two should be dueling it out all weekend long.
Johnson and Rahm will be the last group to tee off on Friday afternoon, and they will be going to head-to-head all weekend unless someone is able to challenge them.
Five Golfers Start Behind By 10 Strokes
The Tour Championship has a rule that other tournaments don’t, and the players with the most points will have a huge advantage. Dustin Johnson will start the tournament with a score of -10, while Rahm will begin with a score of -8.
This rule affects every single player in the field at the Tour Championship, and the players ranked 26-30 will be at a huge disadvantage. Those players will start the tournament with a score of even-par, which puts them 10 strokes behind Johnson before they even hit their first shot.
Lowest 72-Hole Score Another Betting Option
The huge score differential entering the Tour Championship limits betting options for some bettors, but FanDuel Sportsbook is also offering the lowest 72-hole score betting. This option puts all 30 players in the field in play, though the biggest names are still the betting favorites.
Rahm is listed at +600, and Johnson is listed at +650 to have the lowest 72-score this weekend. These two players have been playing the best golf in the world, and FanDuel believes they will score well this weekend.
Woods in Play at The Masters
Tiger Woods will not be playing in the Tour Championship this weekend, but that doesn’t mean that his season has come to an end. There are still two Major golf tournaments set to take place this fall, including The Masters.
Woods is the reigning Masters Champion, and he is considered one of the betting favorites to repeat in 2020. Even though he has not been on top of his game of late, he always seems to play well at Augusta National.
FanDuel Sportsbook has Woods listed at +1200 to win the 2020 Masters Tournament, and those are the sixth-best betting odds. Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the green jacket at +800.
The Masters Tournament is usually held in April, but it has been pushed back to Nov. 12-15 due to the coronavirus pandemic.