This weekend marks the start of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, as The Northern Trust takes place in Jersey City, New Jersey. For the players in the field, the goal is to make it through the first two events and be one of the 30 players who get the opportunity to play in the final event, the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.
The Northern Trust has been the first event of the playoffs since 2007. It was played in Boston last year but returns to its familiar home this season at Liberty National Golf Club, which is a par-71 course that checks in at 7,410 yards. It is considered one of the most scenic courses on the PGA Tour.
The field for The Northern Trust was supposed to include 125 players. However, Louis Oosthuizen has taken off this week after a late pre-tournament withdrawal from last week’s Wyndham Championship due to a neck injury.
The Northern Trust Betting Odds and Tournament Information
- Date: August 19–22, 2021
- Course: Liberty National Golf Course, Jersey City, New Jersey
Odds to Win The Northern Trust
- Jon Rahm 10-1
- Jordan Spieth 16-1
- Dustin Johnson 16-1
- Collin Morikawa 18-1
- Xander Schauffele 20-1
- Brooks Koepka 20-1
- Rory McIlroy 22-1
- Justin Thomas 25-1
- Bryson DeChambeau 25-1
- Daniel Berger 28-1
- Abraham Ancer 28-1
- Scottie Scheffler 30-1
- Viktor Hovland 30-1
- Hideki Matsuyama 33-1
- Patrick Cantlay 33-1
- Webb Simpson 35-1
- Paul Casey 35-1
- Cameron Smith 35-1
- Adam Scott 40-1
- Harris English 40-1
Odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook.
Best Bets for The Northern Trust
Jon Rahm +1000
I know this is a chalky play but the idea is to make some money right? If he had not been forced to pull out of the Memorial due to COVID we would likely be looking at two wins and a third-place finish in his last three PGA Tour events. He is the best player in the world right now, without a doubt.
Brooks Koepka +2000
Koepka has disappointed a little bit of late, but that is what makes him such a great bet at The Northern Trust. You can almost never get him at this price. It might not be the best reason to pull the trigger, but he has played some of his best golf in the Northeast.
Daniel Berger +2800
He is in good form entering The Northern Trust, posting three top-10 finishes in his last four starts. And he has played well in this venue in the past, posting a 2-1-0 record at the 2017 Presidents Cup, which was held at Liberty National.
Sergio Garcia +9000
This is actually a name you know and the odds just don’t seem to match his abilities. Of course, he shouldn’t be in the top ten but at 90-1, he might be able to putt his way to a great finish. He should probably be priced at half this number, which means there is too much value here to ignore.
Jordan Spieth Top 5 +350
Spieth has enjoyed a nice season, finishing second in the FedEx Cup regular season points standings behind British Open champion Collin Morikawa. He might not be where he was a few years back, but a top-five finish at The Northern Trust will keep him right there in the mix for the FedEx Cup title.
Rory McIlroy Top 5 +490
The Northern Trust field is stacked, which is why you can get Rory at such a good price. He has been prone to some mistakes of late, but we don’t need him to win the event to cash here. With some low scores likely he could be in fourth and not be under much pressure.
You can also get McIlroy at +225 for a top-ten finish, which is fantastic value.
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