It’s a good thing that the first ever edition of the Dell Technologies Championship (previously known as Deutsche Bank Championship) – the antepenultimate online betting golf event on the 2017 PGA Tour – finishes before Labor Day; otherwise, all those golfers would feel so silly wearing white. This tournament will also serve as the second leg of the 2017 FedEx Cup Playoffs, a series of four tourneys that will determine the season champion on the U.S.-based PGA Tour.
Dell Technologies Championship
- Location: Norton, Massachusetts
- Established: 2003
- Course: TPC Boston
- Par: 71
- Length: 7,216 yards (6,598 m)
- Tour: PGA Tour
- Format: Stroke play
- Prize fund: $8.75 million
Dustin Johnson (+705)
DJ finally went back to his winning ways at the Northern Trust, defeating No. 2 Jordan Spieth in a playoff win. With top 20 finishes in his last four starts, Dusty enters the Dell Technologies Championship as the favorite as the first player to score victories in back-to-back weekends this year since Justin Thomas in mid-January. DJ finished the Deutsche Bank Championship tied for 4th in 2009 and 2012, and tied for 8th place in 2016.
Jordan Spieth (+805)
As mentioned in the preceding paragraph, Spieth was the runner-up of the Northern Trust behind Johnson (he had previously finished T4 in 2013). Spieth might have a chance to directly avenge that loss as, according to PGA Tour.com, online betting fans should expect more installments of budding Johnson-Spieth rivalry.
Do we have the makings of a rivalry? https://t.co/sYqA7VQA5S
— Cameron Morfit (@CMorfitPGATOUR) August 28, 2017
“Johnson and Spieth have been paired together 23 times, with Johnson (48-under par) holding a slight edge over Spieth (46 under) in relation to par in those rounds,” Morfit writes. “Spieth, though, has the head-to-head edge, shooting the lower score 12 times to Johnson’s nine.”
Rory McIlroy (+1250)
Both the current reigning and defending champion of both the FedEx Cup and winner of the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship, as well as one of only two two-time winners of this event (having defeated Louis Oosthuizen in 2012), Rors seems to have gotten “bored” again, following up two top five finishes with a T22 in the PGA Championship and a T34 finish at the Northern Trust. Apparently Wee Mac did get something right that weekend, though.
Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama , Rickie Fowler (+1250)
Day is coming off two straight top 10 finishes; tied for 9th place at the PGA Championship – his best finish in a major this year – and tied for 6th in the Northern Trust. Additionally, he was one of three runner-ups of the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship.
The Japanese golfer missed the cut in the Northern Trust, but won the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and finished the PGA Championship tied for 5th place. His best finish in the Dell Technologies Championship (née Deutsche Bank Championship) was a T15 last year.
The winner of the 2015 edition of this event, Fowler has seven consecutive top 20 finishes, including T5 finishes at the US Open and the PGA Championship. And that wraps it up for our online betting picks for the Dell Technologies Championship.