Fed Ex Cup Continues: Deutsche Bank Classic Free Betting Picks

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Deutsche Bank Classic
Date: Sept. 2 – 5
Event: Deutsche Bank Championship
Course: TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts
Purse: $8,000,000
Defending Champ: Charlie Hoffman
FEDEX Cup Pts: 2,500

The Fed Ex Cup action continues with the second stop here at the Deutsche Bank Classic. Dustin Johnson’s excellent putting enabled him to pull of a victory at the Barclays. He is the fifth favored player for this classic at 18/1 odds.

We’ll take a look here at some of the solid picks for this event.  Betting odds are taken from Bodog.

Luke Donald (12/1)

Donald finished 18th at the Barclays and will look to improve upon his impressive performance with another sub-70 round. At this event last year, he ranked second in birdies, third in greens hit, and seventh in putting, as he went on to finish as a runner up to Charlie Hoffman.

Steve Stricker (16/1)

Stricker’s excellent touch on the greens has enabled him to fare well at this event in the past. He won it in 2009 and has finished in the top 13 five consecutive times now.

Jason Day (16/1)

Last year at this event, Day led after 54 holes but ended up tying for second. He has posted 9 top 15 finishes in his last 18 events, but will have to focus on driving the ball for distance as well as accuracy, as he has tended to short arm drives recently.

Nick Watney (20/1)

Watney finished in tenth at the Barclays. He has two victories this season, and both of those events were preceeded by a top 15 finish, so if trend serves Watney well, he could be in for a big tournament. His putting is superb and his final round 64 at the Barclays shows he can finish off holes with brilliance.

Matt Kuchar (20/1)

Kuchar has shown a strong ability as a ball striker, and may be the best in this tournament at that. It will help on a course like TPC Boston, where a lot of par 4s are going to lend themselves to birdies. He led the field in putting at the Barclays, so putting the two together, all systems should be go for Kuchar. He has already finished in the top 10 nine times this season, so this could be his best shot at picking up his first win.

Dustin Johnson (18/1)

When Johnson is sinking tough putts, he can be one of the best golfers in the PGA. Last week at the Barclays he was hitting them and it bodes well for him doing the same here. He is 16th in the PGA in Greens In Regulation, so he will have every opportunity to attack the pin and aim to get a lot of birdies.

Vijay Singh (28/1)

Singh has finished in the top five the last two times in this event and he has the best history of all players in this tournament. He is the only two time winner in the event, as a winner in ’04 and ’08. Singh also owns the course record with a round of 61. At 28/1 odds with a resume like Singh’s one could do a lot worse, and he looks to be one of the better value bets available.

Camilo Villegas (50/1)

Villegas is a sleeper in this event, but he finished 6th last week at the Barclays and it propelled him to 51st in the Fed Ex Cup standings. He hit all 18 fairways on Saturday and has a strong ability to avoid bad holes by keeping the ball always close to the center of the fairway. His ball striking ability is above average and he offers a lot of value at 50/1 odds.

 

Here is a run down of everyone in the field with 100/1 odds or greater:

Luke Donald
12/1

Adam Scott
16/1

Jason Day
16/1

Steve Stricker
16/1

Dustin Johnson
18/1

Matt Kuchar
20/1

Nick Watney
20/1

Phil Mickelson
25/1

Vijay Singh
28/1

Webb Simpson
28/1

Charl Schwartzel
33/1

Brandt Snedeker
40/1

Charles Howell III
40/1

Gary Woodland
40/1

Geoff Ogilvy
40/1

Rickie Fowler
40/1

Sergio Garcia
40/1

Camilo Villegas
50/1

David Toms
50/1

Hunter Mahan
50/1

Jim Furyk
50/1

Justin Rose
50/1

Padraig Harrington
50/1

Zach Johnson
50/1

Bubba Watson
60/1

Aaron Baddeley
66/1

Bill Haas
66/1

Charley Hoffman
66/1

Ian Poulter
66/1

K.J. Choi
66/1

Robert Karlsson
66/1

Y-E Yang
66/1

Andres Romero
80/1

Anthony Kim
80/1

Bo Van Pelt
80/1

Brian Davis
80/1

Ernie Els
80/1

Fredrik Jacobson
80/1

Jason Dufner
80/1

John Senden
80/1

Jonathan Byrd
80/1

Keegan Bradley
80/1

Martin Laird
80/1

Robert Allenby
80/1

Scott Verplank
80/1

Brendon De Jonge
100/1

Carl Pettersson
100/1

Chad Campbell
100/1

Graeme McDowell
100/1

Jerry Kelly
100/1

Lucas Glover
100/1

Mark Wilson
100/1

Rory Sabbatini
100/1

Ryan Moore
100/1

Ryan Palmer
100/1

Scott Piercy
100/1

Trevor Immelman
100/1

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