2023 TOUR Championship Odds And Bets
Just 30 PGA pros remain in the quest for the FedExCup. But only a handful have a shot to win the $18 million bonus prize for first place prize at the 2023 TOUR Championship. The modified and staggered strokes-based scoring system (FedEx Starting Stokes) adds a wrinkle to the scoring for the fourth straight year. For the second straight season, Scottie Scheffler (-10) is the leader followed by BMW Championship winner Viktor Hovland (-8) and reigning FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy.
2023 Tour Championship Odds
S Scheffler 5/4
R McIlroy 7/2
V Hovland 5/1
J Rahm 8/1
P Cantlay 18/1
X Schauffele 30/1
M Homa 30/1
M Fitzpatrick 50/1
L Glover 50/1
W Clark 60/1
B Harman 60/1
T Fleetwood 60/1
R Fowler 80/1
R Henley 80/1
S Im 125/1
T Kim 150/1
C Morikawa 150/1
K Bradley 150/1…
— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) August 21, 2023
Big money is on the line with all players guaranteed $500,000 and the top-10 finishers receiving the biggest payouts of the PGA Tour season from the $75 million bonus pool.
- $18 million
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- $1 million
- Course: East Lake Golf Club
- Yardage: 7,346 yards, Par 70
- Grass: Bermuda greens and rough, Zoysiagrass fairways
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Dates: Aug. 24-27, 2023
Key stats and form
According to data golf, driving accuracy has been the most correlated predictive skill set at East Lake. The course has not been too difficult compared to other PGA Tour golf courses, but the ability to hit fairways has been a key to success. East Lake Golf Club is a classic tree-lined course that also favors golfers that are precise with their irons and strong ball strikers. Scrambling stats and the ability to get up and down will become more important as players that miss fairways hit less than 50% of the greens at East Lake.
The top two golfers in strokes gained stats playing East Lake Golf Club are Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele. They have played 36 and 24 rounds at the course, and lead the field in SG: Total, Tee-to-Green, Off-the-Tee, Ball Striking and Short Game. Schauffele is also No. 2 in Approach and No. 3 in Putting.
With such low odds to win in the staggerd strokes format, it’s wise to look towards select sportsbooks that offer 72-hole lowest score
2023 Tour Championship Picks
72-Hole Lowest Score
Fairway’s Favorites: Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Xander Schauffele
Fairway’s Longshots: Sungjae Im, Tyrrell Hatton, Russell Henley
Tournament Match-ups: Rory McIlroy (-115) over Scottie Scheffler (FanDuel)
Tournament Match-ups: Schauffele (+125) over Cantlay (Caesars) – Bonus strokes apply
Round 1: Max Homa (+118) over Patrick Cantlay (Circa)
Additional Tour Championship coverage in my golf update in Forbes.
Golf Betting Notes and History from FairwayJay
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FairwayJay’s 2022 PGA Tour tournament match-up picks finished 20-12 and concluded with the TOUR Championship.