Deutsche Bank Championship 2015 Tips

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Zach Johnson (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Bet365, Paddy Power
Louis Oosthuizen (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Coral
Robert Streb (ew)Tournament Winner66/1Sky Bet
John Senden (ew)Tournament Winner150/1BetVictor

Venue

The TPC course in Boston has not proved to be one of the stiffest tests on the PGA Tour, with the winning total being 22-under on three occasions in the last 7 years. At 7,214 yards, the par 71 layout is not one of the longest either, and relies on strategic bunker placements and contoured greens for protection, placing an emphasis on accuracy from the tee rather than distance. Defending champion is Chris Kirk, who can be backed at 150/1 this week. Other previous winners include Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlroy and, going back a little further, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.

The Deutsche Bank Championship 2015 is played from Friday through Monday.

Favourites

After a poor performance at the Barclays event last week which cost him the world no.1 ranking, Jordan Spieth is not the market leader for this week’s event. That honour goes to US PGA champion Jason Day, who has a solid record in Boston and an incredible three wins in his last four outings. The Australian is a best price of 13/2 with Paddy Power. McIlroy, the 2012 winner here, is next up at 8/1 with Coral, while the same firm quotes Spieth at 17/2. Dustin Johnson and Stenson are both at 16s, with Justin Rose (20/1) and Bubba Watson (22/1) also near the top of the market.

Tips

Zach JohnsonIt’s no great surprise that ZACH JOHNSON had a minor dip in form after winning the Open at St Andrews in July, but the world no.11 was back in the groove last week finishing tied fourth at the Barclays. He has placed in the top 20 here in four of the last six years and hasn’t been out of the top 30 since 2005. With a hot putter right now, he has a good each-way chance at best odds of 40/1 with Bet365 and Paddy Power.

Louis-OosthuizenLOUIS OOSTHUIZEN‘s well-documented injury problems have prevented him from taking part in the FedEx Cup play-offs in several recent seasons and he has played here only once in the last five years, when he finished second to Rory McIlroy in 2012. The South African is fit and firing now though and has enjoyed a successful summer and he looks a big price at the 50/1 offered by Coral to get in on the action once again.

Robert-StrebFor many, the name of ROBERT STREB will be the least familiar in the current FedEx Cup top 10, but after a strong run of form over the last two months which has featured three top 5’s and a share of 10th at the US PGA, the 28-year-old comes into the second week of the play-offs ranked sixth. He has something to build on in Boston too, having shared ninth place on his debut here last year. At 66/1 with Sky Bet, he’s another who appeals.

John SendenJOHN SENDEN hasn’t had the best of seasons and has struggled over the last few months since putting in a strong performance at the US Open, but he has a great record on this course and that counts for a lot. The Australian tied for fifth last year and if you go back further you see more grounds for optimism – in his previous six visits, starting with the most recent, his record reads 12-21-8-11-33-23. Senden can be backed at 150/1 with BetVictor.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Zach Johnson (ew)Tournament Winner40/1Bet365, Paddy Power
Louis Oosthuizen (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Coral
Robert Streb (ew)Tournament Winner66/1Sky Bet
John Senden (ew)Tournament Winner150/1BetVictor