Betting Odds to Win 2018 Northern Trust Open

The 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs are set to begin this week at the Northern Trust Open. The tournament will take place at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. Dustin Johnson is the early favorite at +900, but the field is loaded with the best golfers in the world. Let’s take a quick look at the betting odds for this weekend’s PGA Tour event.

Favorites

Dustin Johnson +900: It comes as no surprise that Dustin Johnson is the favorite for this event. He has been the best golfer on tour this season, and he was last year’s winner at this event. Johnson has been in a mini slump of late, but is capable of posting a low number this weekend.

Justin Thomas +1200: Justin Thomas trails Johnson by just 83 points for the FedEx Cup Title. He has won three times already this season, and is a safe bet to pick up his fourth win this weekend at Ridgewood.

Brooks Koepka +1400: Brooks Koepka has been terrific in Majors this season, winning both the U.S. Open and PGA Championship. Koepka is just the fifth golfer to accomplish this feat. He has struggled in non Major tournaments this season, but he has plenty of momentum heading into the weekend.

Jason Day +1400: Jason Day has won twice on the tour this season and is 6th in the latest FedEx Cup rankings. He has struggled in the four Majors this season, but has performed well outside of them. The 30-year old is capable of delivering a strong performance and winning this weekend.

Tiger Woods +1400: Tiger Woods will be making his first appearance in the postseason since the 2013 season. Woods has yet to win on tour this season, but he has had his share of great rounds and close calls. Woods finished second at the PGA Championship after shooting a 64 on Sunday. Tiger has a ton of momentum, but has yet to put four solid days of golf together. If Tiger has a lead heading into the weekend, he will immediately shift to the favorite.

Justin Rose +1600: It is a minor surprise to see Rose with such high odds to win this weekend. Rose has been one of the most consistent players on tour this season. He has finished in the top-25 in eight of the last nine events. Rose is second in scoring average in 2018, and he should be able to put up a low score this weekend.

Jon Rahm +2000: Jon Rahm has been impressive since turning pro in 2016, but that hasn’t translated into a ton of victories. Rahm has one win this season, but he has several top-10 finishes. He could contend this weekend, but there are too many great golfers playing for him to win.

Jordan Spieth +2000: Spieth has had an underwhelming 2018 season, but he still has one of the best golf games in the World. Spieth was the runner up at this event last season, and knows his way around the course. Look for Spieth to find himself in contention heading into Sunday at Ridgewood.

Sleepers

Francesco Molinari +2200
Tommy Fleetwood +2800
Webb Simpson +3300
Hideki Matsuyama +3300
Patrick Cantlay +4000
Adam Scott +4500
Brandt Snedeker +5000
Patrick Reed +5000
Tony Finau +5000
Gary Woodland +5000
Xander Schauffele +6000

A trio of golfers stick out in the group of sleepers. Francesco Molinari +2200, Adam Scott +4500, and Tony Finau +5000 are three names to keep a close eye on this weekend at Ridgewood. Molinari won his first career major this season with an impressive performance at the Open Championship. Adam Scott has yet to win a tournament in 2018, but he was in contention at the PGA Championship before struggling on Sunday. Tony Finau always seems to finish in the top-10 and will break out with a victory soon. He is 12th in FedEx Cup points despite being winless in 2018. It might be worth placing a bet on any of these three golfers this weekend.

Darkhorses

Matt Kuchar +6600
Paul Casey +6600
Marc Leishman +7500
Alex Noren +7500
Bubba Watson +7500
Zach Johnson +8000
Billy Horschel +8000
Rafael Cabrera Bello +8000
Tyrrell Hatton +8000
Bryson DeChambeau +8000
Kyle Stanley +8000
Everyone Else +10000 or Higher

The first two names on this list of dark horses might be worth taking a close look at heading into this weekend. Matt Kuchar and Paul Casey both check in with +6600 odds to win the Northern Trust, but there are reasons to believe that each of them might win. Kuchar has a career victory at Ridgewood Country Club in 2010, and has a second place finish at the Northern Trust in 2011. Casey has 11 top-25 finishes this season, but has been in a slump of late. If Casey is able to keep the ball in the fairway this weekend, he has a terrific chance of scoring well. Don’t be surprised if Kuchar and Casey are in the mix entering Sunday.


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