Commercial Content | 18+ | T&C's Apply
Commercial Content | 18+ | T&C's Apply

The Dell Technologies Championship

The Dell Technologies Championship, which was known as the Deutsche Bank Championship between 2003 and 2016, takes place at the TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts, over the Labor Day weekend, with play getting underway on Friday and continuing through to Monday. At 7,214 yards, the par 71 layout is not one of the longest on tour, and it relies on strategic bunker placements and contoured greens for protection, placing an emphasis on accuracy from the tee rather than distance. As part of the FedEx Cup Play-Off series the tournament attracts high-quality fields and that is reflected in the list of previous winners. Justin Thomas is the defending champion having won by three strokes last year, Rory McIlroy and Vijay Singh have both won here twice and Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Adam Scott have all lifted the trophy. The course record total is 22-under-par, shared by Singh, Stenson and Charley Hoffman, the 2010 winner.

The Dell Technologies Championship Favourites

Dustin Johnson leads the betting once again this week at general best odds of 9/1*. But the world number one doesn’t have the best of records here. He has three top 10s in the last decade, finishing fourth in 2010 and 2012. But nothing to suggest he could dominate. Thomas was a winner at the Bridgestone Invitational a few weeks ago, his second victory of 2018, and last year’s champion is at 11/1* with Bet365 and Paddy Power. Brooks Koepka, the world number two, ran out of steam after a strong start at the Northern Trust over the weekend, and he’s at 14/1* with Bet365, ahead of Jason Day who is 16/1* across the board. Rory McIlroy can be backed at 20/1 with Ladbrokes and Coral as he returns to action, while Betfred is offering best odds of 22/1* about Tiger Woods.

The Dell Technologies Championship Favourites

Patrick Reed has saved his best performances for the majors this summer, winning The Masters and finishing fourth at the US Open. But despite not hitting the same heights in recent weeks he has a strong record at this tournament. The world number 13 has placed fourth, fifth and sixth in the last three editions at the TPC Boston, underlining how suited he is to this track. At 35/1* with Bet365 or Paddy Power he looks a cracking bet.

When Paul Casey won the Valspar Championship back in March it felt like a long overdue success after a run of consistently good golf. He hasn’t shown up quite so well since then. But he was second at the Travelers Championship and seventh at the European Open, both in his last six starts. He was second here two years ago and fourth last year, so he knows his way around this course. He merits a shorter price than the 60/1* on offer from Bet365, Ladbrokes, Coral and Betfred.

It’s been some rookie season for Web.com Tour graduate Aaron Wise, who has risen to 52nd in the world rankings after mixing some eye-catching results with a host of missed cuts. After finishing second at the Wells Fargo Championship, Wise won the Byron Nelson on his next start and he has been back in sparkling form in recent weeks. He was sixth at the Bridgestone and then fifth at the Northern Trust on Sunday. He’s 66/1 in most places. But Bet365 are offering 75/1*.

*(all odds subject to change)