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Golf: The Tour Championship Preview and Betting Tips (August 25-31)

Who will seal the deal at East Lake?


After a gripping few weeks, the FedEx Cup playoffs will reach a natural climax at East Lake golf club for the 30-man Tour Championship.

Patrick Cantlay will be a redoubtable force, and after his stunning display last weekend at the BMW Championship, he is aiming to become the first player to defend the FedEx Cup.

The American had ice running through his veins at Wilmington Country Club, despite enjoying the odd slice of fortune in round four. Nevertheless, it will be fascinating to see if he can carry the burden of expectation on his shoulders.

The staggered scoring system of the Tour Championship has had its critics, with the leader handed a handicap and starting the tournament on 10-under-par. Some intriguing potential storylines could unfold, including Rory McIlroy, who is targeting an unprecedented third FedEx Cup title.

But who will scoop the £15.2million jackpot at East Lake? We have handpicked a few tips to inspire you with your betting selections.


Patrick Cantlay to complete the job

After a raft of top-10 finishes this season, it seemed to be a matter of when rather than if Cantlay would step into the winner’s circle.

He produced a consummate display at Wilmington to keep hold of the BMW Championship, and he can explode at any time. There are a few tight fairways at East Lake, so accuracy off the tee and good iron play will be key facets this week.

Cantlay has everything in his locker, and one of his key strengths is putting. He ranks 12th for strokes gained in that department (.525). Although the American will start two shots behind Scottie Scheffler, he thrives being in chasing mode.

Currently, Cantlay is priced at 10/1 with Unibet to seal the deal, which is worth pursuing.

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The Tour Championship

Patrick Cantlay has all the weapons to get the job done in Georgia

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At 10/1 a £10 bet would return £110

The Tour Championship

August 25, 2022

4:45 pm BST


Sam Burns to dial in for Round 1

Of the players that have caught the eye this season, Sam Burns is one of them. With three PGA Tour victories, it has been a magnificent campaign to date.

Burns may not attract the same sort of attention as the likes of Justin Thomas or Scottie Scheffler, but he’s fifth in the FedEx Cup rankings. East Lake will delight the long hitters, but there are still plenty of birdie opportunities to be had, especially on the front nine.

The sixth hole this week will be playing a mere 387 yards and getting close to the green with a driver is attainable. Alternatively, some may wish to leave themselves a full wedge, and Burns will be adept to handle the challenges thrown at him.

He could be dialled in this week and shoot a low number. If you are looking for value, then Unibet is offering odds of 18/1 to lead the Tour Championship after Round 1.

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The Tour Championship

Sam Burns looks good value at odds of 18/1 to lead after Round 1

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At 18/1 a £10 bet would return £190

The Tour Championship

August 25, 2022

4:45 pm BST


Scott Stallings to finish in style

After missing the cut at the FedEx St Jude Invitational the previous week, Scott Stallings bounced back in style with a terrific performance at the BMW Championship.

By finishing runner-up to Cantlay, Stallings shot 35 spots in the FedEx Cup standings, and he is currently 12th.

Stallings will start in the group on -3 alongside Jon Rahm, Thomas, Cameron Young and Matt Fitzpatrick, and he could have a productive week.

While he’s a middle-of-the-road player in terms of stats for strokes gained around the green (.117), Stallings has an unshakeable belief in his ability, and his results are something to be admired.

Although he may come up short, a top-5 finish at the Tour Championship is feasible, along with a big payday. If you are interested in this market, you may be tempted by the 10/1 price available with bet365.

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The Tour Championship

Double figure odds for a Top-5 Finish for Scott Stallings looks a tempting bet

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At 10/1 a £10 bet would return £110

The Tour Championship

August 25, 2022

4:45 pm BST


* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.

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Charles Perrin

Charles Perrin

Charles is an experienced sports betting content producer providing bespoke content, specialising in golf and football