The Northern Trust Odds: Big Bucks and Bets For FedExCup Playoffs

The FedExCup Playoffs begins with three events starting with The Northern Trust odds and 125 players playing for big bucks. The huge prize awaits in third tournament leg at East Lake for the TOUR Championship Sept.  2-5.

I chip-in tournament coverage of the event and will add more updates. Check out the players odds to win, performances, course info, key stats and information you can bet on in my early preview at TheLines.

More chip-ins and best bets to win, top finishing position and match-ups on this page and in The Northern Trust odds update I provide at Forbes. That includes additional golf analysts and handicappers who join my foursome and add more golf coverage and shots to help you in your pursuit of profit.

The Northern Trust Odds 2021


  • Course: Liberty National Golf Club
  • Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Date: Aug. 19-22, 2021
  • Par: 71 / Yardage 7,410
  • Purse: $9.5 Million / Winner $1.7 M
  • Fairways/Rough: Bentgrass / Bluegrass
  • Greens: Bentgrass
  • Twitter: @TheNTGolf

The Northern Trust OddsLiberty National was the host golf course to this event when Patrick Reed won in 2019, and was also host to The Northern Trust in 2013 and 2009. Tee-to-green and approach play is more significant than putting stats on the smaller greens. Solid ball striking will go a long ways towards players performances and results this week. Stokes gained stats are included in some of my coverage and analysis through sites like Fantasy National. Comparable courses are a bit more difficult for Liberty National, but data golf lists some to reference including Shadow Creek in Las Vegas which hosted the CJ Cup last year.

Betting Insights and Data


  • $1,000 to win $66,000 on Russell Henley +6600

Highest Ticket %

  • Collin Morikawa 6.0%
  • Jordan Spieth 5.8%
  • Jon Rahm 4.7%
  • Dustin Johnson 4.4%
  • Brooks Koepka 4.2%

Highest Handle %

  • Jon Rahm 9.1%
  • Jordan Spieth 8.9%
  • Rory McIlroy 7.7%
  • Adam Scott 6.2%
  • Collin Morikawa 5.7%
  • Dustin Johnson 5.5%

Golfers to Watch

Check out top player power rankings for more stats and insight for The Northern Trust. I chip-in more coverage for FanDuel and The Duel Sports with analysis, longshots and dark horses to add to your bag of bets if you have the balls to be ’em. You can watch the golf event and players perform on TV and live streaming on CBS. See more golfers to watch and best bets with analysis in my coverage at TheLines and Forbes.

Joaquin Niemann (+6500); Top 10 Finish (+600).

FairwayJay: I was on Niemann’s bag and bet when he lost in a 3-way playoff at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in early July. The young 22-year-old Chilean star has the game to contend at this course as well, and a win moves him from No. 18 to No. 1 in the FedExCup points standings. At these odds, which are falling, Niemann can cash in big as he continues to make birdies at a higher-rate . His tee ball distance and accuracy combination is among the leaders on Tour, and tee-t0-green play is more significant this week. Niemann is also top 10 in scoring this season, and his putting has improved sharply in his two recent U.S. events. Ball striking and approach are key stats again this week, and Niemann ranks in the top 15th percentile in ball striking, according to numberFire data. Niemann has gained strokes on approach in 12 of his last 14 U.S. events, per, and he’s been consistently solid from tee-t0-green and putting over his last 20 rounds. Niemann can definitely finish higher than his T30 on debut here in 2019, which makes a top 10 (+600) or top-20 finish (+250) a bet to put in your bag as well.

The Northern Trust Picks

Fairway’s Favorites: Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland
Fairway’s Longshots: Patrick Cantlay,Russell Henley, Joaquin Nieman, Shane Lowry

Tournament Match-ups: Russell Henley (-118) over San Burns (FanDuel)

Tournament match-ups posted on Vegas Sports Zone 20-13 YTD. Time for a birdie to snap the bogey stretch.

Next week it’s the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs and 70 golfers will advance to play in the BMW Championship on a rotating course for the playoffs at Caves Valley Golf Club,  Owings Mills,  MD.

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay