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The Barclays 2016 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Ryan Moore (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Sky Bet
Brandt Snedeker (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Paddy Power
Daniel Berger (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Bet365, Ladbrokes

Venue

The first event of the four-week FedEx Cup play-off series takes place at Bethpage Black in Long Island, New York, which hosts its second edition of this tournament having been added to the changing rota in 2012. The par 71, 7,468-yard course underwent a significant re-design in the 1990s in preparation for staging the 2002 US Open, which was won by Tiger Woods. The Open returned seven years later to be won by Lucas Glover, before Nick Watney claimed the Barclays title four years ago. The Black Course is set in dense oak woodland and features several narrow fairways, some significant changes in elevation and, on almost every hole, expansive bunkers.

Favourites

Jason Day is the defending champion, having won last year at Plainfield, and leads the FedEx Cup standings by 34 points from 2011 Barclays winner Dustin Johnson. The Australian is the market leader at 8/1 with William Hill and Betfair, with US Open champion Johnson at 10/1 with Ladbrokes and Betfair after his wonderful season, which has seen him finally maximise his potential. Henrik Stenson, who finished as runner-up to Day 12 months ago, has also joined the elite this year with his maiden major title at the Open is at 12/1, slightly bigger than the 11/1 chance Rory McIlroy. Jordan Spieth has dipped a little below the standards he set in 2015 and is fifth favourite here at 18/1 Betfair, ahead of Olympic champion Justin Rose at 25/1 with Ladbrokes and Betfair. It’s worth noting that Johnson was fourth the last time this event was held here, while Stenson and McIlroy were both in the top 10 at the 2009 US Open.

Tips

Ryan MooreA poor final round cost RYAN MOORE dear when he last played here in 2012, as a 75 on the Sunday left him in a share of 24th spot. But he has played some fine rounds over the Black course, including a top 10 finish at the US Open seven years ago. His six top 10s this season include a victory at the John Deere Classic a fortnight ago and he’s available at best price 80/1 with Sky Bet, which looks a great each-way bet as they are offering 6 places.

BRANDT SNEDEKERBRANDT SNEDEKER won the Farmers Insurance event back in January and has returned to form after a dip in the early part of the summer, finishing in the top five at the Canadian Open and Wyndham Championship on two of his last three starts. He’s now up to 6th place in the FedEx Cup standings, so very much still in the hunt, and given that he was the runner-up to Watney here four years ago, Paddy Power‘s 35/1 with 7 places appeals.

Daniel-Berger-PGADANIEL BERGER continues to establish himself as one of the PGA Tour’s brightest young talents, claiming his first career title at the FedEx St Jude Classic in June and finishing in the top five at the Travelers Championship on his most recent outing. The 23-year-old made a big impression at the business end of last season with results of 12-2-12 in the final three tournaments and he can be backed at 80/1 with Bet365 and Ladbrokes.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Ryan Moore (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Sky Bet
Brandt Snedeker (ew)Tournament Winner35/1Paddy Power
Daniel Berger (ew)Tournament Winner80/1Bet365, Ladbrokes