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Northern Trust

2017 PGA Tour Northern Trust Preview

The FedEx Cup playoffs will begin on Thursday in Westbury, New York with The Northern Trust at the Glen Oaks Club. The leading 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings have been invited to compete in the first of the four playoff tournaments that will help bring the 2017 season to a close. With so many star golfers assembled in one spot it will be very interesting to see which one of them emerges to win The Northern Trust this weekend. We’ll see a number of big names at this event, including the likes of Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy.


Event: The Northern Trust

Category: PGA

Date: August 24-27

Venue: Glen Oaks Club, Old Westbury, New York

Patrick Reed captured the victory at this tournament a year ago despite posting the worst final score among winners of The Northern Trust since Heath Stocum won it in 2009. The list of winners at this event over the past few years features a number of big names including Reed, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson. Johnson and Day will be among the sports betting favorites to win this year’s tournament with Hideki Matsuyama currently listed as the favorite to win outright.

Past Five Winners

2016: Patrick Reed -9

2015: Jason Day -19

2014: Hunter Mahan -14

2013: Adam Scott -11

2012: Nick Watney -10

What To Know About The Course

The Northern Trust returns to the beautiful Glen Oaks Club course for the 2017 edition of this tournament. Unlike last year’s event at Riviera, putting should be a little easier at this course. Driving Accuracy and Scrambling numbers should be two important statistics to consider when evaluating this week’s field. Consistency on the greens will also be very important as six of the last seven winners have recorded scores in the double-digits.

The Field

Matsuyama is currently the sports betting favorite to win The Northern Trust at +1000 odds. Matsuyama’s consistency has been very impressive and it’s not a major surprise that he gets the nod at the top of the field for this week’s event. Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth is currently listed at +1200 odds, although some sites have him at +1000 as well. Dustin Johnson is in the mix as a +1200 pick, followed by Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy at +1400 odds. The 2015 winner Day is listed at +1800 odds to win outright. Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Henrik Stenson round out the list of sports betting favorites for this week’s tournament.

A Good Matchup To Bet: Rickie Fowler over Dustin Johnson

For as talented as Johnson is, he has definitely struggled over the past couple of months with just a single top-10 finish in his last eight starts. It might not take much for D.J. to flip the switch but he hasn’t done it yet so we are comfortable fading him against Fowler at decent value this week. Fowler has been very consistent throughout the year and he is coming off back-to-back top-10 finishes at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship. Considering their recent numbers and the sports betting odds, there is good value betting Fowler to produce a better result than Johnson at The Northern Trust this week.

Top-Five Pick: Jordan Spieth

While it’s tempting to bet on Matsuyama to deliver another top-five finish this week, we decide to roll with this year’s Open Championship winner Spieth. The 24-year-old wasn’t at his best at the PGA Championship but he still managed to produce a top-30 finish. Spieth has improved his overall consistency this season including three wins and eight top-10 finishes in 19 starts. He is undoubtedly be motivated to retake his FedEx Cup crown. A win at The Northern Trust would definitely be a good place for Spieth to start. We’ll be looking for him to have a strong showing at this event.

Odds To Win 2017 Northern Trust Open
Hideki Matsuyama +1015
Jordan Spieth +1050
Rory McIlroy +1050
Rickie Fowler +1150
Dustin Johnson +1250
Jason Day +1650
Justin Thomas +1850
Brooks Koepka +1850
Henrik Stenson +2050
Jon Rahm +2550
Paul Casey +3050
Matt Kuchar +3250
Louis Oosthuizen +3550
Marc Leishman +4550
Patrick Reed +4550
Justin Rose +5050
Kevin Chappell +5500
Francesco Molinari +5500
Daniel Berger +6550
Charley Hoffman +6550
Zach Johnson +6550
Kevin Kisner +6550
Jason Dufner +7050
Tony Finau +7050
Branden Grace +7050
Ian Poulter +7550
JB Holmes +7550
Webb Simpson +7550
Gary Woodland +7550
Phil Mickelson +8550

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About Geoff Harvey

Geoff Harvey has been setting his fantasy rosters since his days in the womb, just don't ask him how he used to get his waiver-wire reports back then. He's a lifelong fan of sports, especially the fantasy and betting aspects.

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