Northern Trust Golf Odds Feature Unlikely Longshots, Including Tiger, Jordan, Phil

Posted on: August 6, 2019, 11:48h. 

Last updated on: August 7, 2019, 07:13h.

The Las Vegas golf odds for this week’s Northern Trust, the first of three tournaments in the 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs, features some rather long lines on several superstars who are struggling to find their form.

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Tiger Woods’ golf odds this week outside Manhattan are somewhat long at 30/1. (Image: USA TODAY)

The top 125 players are invited to Jersey City and Liberty National Golf Club for the FedEx Cup Playoffs start. Fifty-five will be eliminated before the postseason trio of events moves to the BMW Championship at Medina Country Club near Chicago.

As for this week, the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas has former world No. 1 golfers Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth respectively at 30/1 and 50/1. A $100 bet on either of those odds would net $3,000 and $5,000. Woods has two T2 finishes at Liberty National.

Adam Scott, another former No. 1 who won the FedEx Cup event at Liberty National in 2013, is at 40/1. And though Phil Mickelson has struggled greatly as of late, his 150/1 odds this week will presumably be attractive to Lefty’s faithful following.

Mickelson finished T6 at the 2013 Liberty tournament. Just a meager $10 bet on Phil winning this week would net $1,500.

Despite the New York City skyline and Statue of Liberty in the horizon, Liberty National didn’t receive rave reviews – in fact, just the opposite – when the PGA Tour first came to the track in 2013. Improvements over the years, such as expanding landing areas, has improved its reputation among the game’s best players.

Trust Favorites

The golf odds on some of the world’s most well-known PGA Tour players are long this week, partly due to the recent dominating play of current No. 1 Brooks Koepka. Can anyone beat him?

The four-time major winner, whose victories include this year’s PGA Championship, has won three times this season, and has eight Top 10 finishes in 18 starts. Koepka is at 8/1 to win come Sunday in Jersey City.

Brooks’ Astonishing 2019

Three Wins: CJ Cup, PGA Championship, WGC-FedEx St. Jude

Major Finishes: T2 Masters, Win PGA, Runner-Up US Open, T4 Open

Earnings: $9.55 million

Driving Distance: 308.3 (T13)

Greens in Regulation: 70.6 percent (T9)

Koepka is trailed closely for the Northern Trust by former No. 1s Rory McIlroy at 12/1 and Dustin Johnson at 16/1. Bryson DeChambeau is perhaps another attractive line. The defending Northern Trust champ is at a distant 50/1.

FedEx Winner Odds

This year’s revamped playoffs takes the postseason circuit down from four events to three. The last man standing will also receive a $15 million bonus, up from $10 million. The total overall purse has increased greatly, from $35 million to $60 million.

It’s enough cash to get even the world’s best players nervous. And that’s why the seemingly cool, calm, and collected Koepka is the heavy favorite in Las Vegas. The SuperBook has him at 2/1 to win the Cup (implied odds 33.33 percent), with a $100 bet netting just $200.

Rory is next at 13/2 (+650), DJ at 10/1, and Jon Rahm and Patrick Cantlay at 16/1.

Following the 70-player BMW, the top 30 in the points standings will make their way to East Lake in Georgia for the Tour Championship.