You can go fishing for a winner when you bet on the Deutsche Bank Championship, which tees off on Thursday at the TPC Boston, or you can check out these recommendations for the second event of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Who will follow Dustin Johnson, who won a rain-shortened Barclays last week in what was a shootout?
Dustin Johnson (+1500): Last week’s winner was T-4 here in 2009 and he proved last week that when his putter is going, Johnson is as good as anyone in the world. MLB betting fans would compare him to a slugger with his length off the tee, he just has problems putting it all together. When he does, watch out.
Jason Day (+2000): Day came in T-13 at the Barclays, and he finished second to winner Charley Hoffman here last year after dominating for the majority of the tournament. He has been consistent all season and his result at the Barclays was his ninth top-15 finish in 2011.
Matt Kuchar (+2000): Your bookie software will give Kuchar a chance as he has finished in the top 15 in each of the last two years, and he came up just short against Johnson at the Barclays last year. Still, Kuchar is as steady as they come and while he doesn’t do anything great, he does everything above-average and with his knowledge of the TPC Boston, he should be a threat when it comes to this event from Thursday to Sunday.
Vijay Singh (+3000): Singh won this event in 2004 and 2008, and sometimes your price per head bookie will tell you to ride the hot players. Well, Singh has back-to-back top-fives after a T-3 result at the Barclays. Singh was playing well early in the year, then struggled through the middle of the season, but he could be ready to make a run and remember, he won the FedEx Cup in 2008 and is third in all-time earnings in the playoffs.
Camilo Villegas (+5000): Villegas snuck into the FedEx Cup playoffs, but don’t look now because he’s hot after a T-6 at the Barclays, his second top-10 in a row. Villegas is sixth in the all-time FedEx Cup earnings, one spot ahead of Kuchar, and he has a reputation of being a streaky player. Villegas has as much talent as anyone in the world but it has been an incredibly up and down season for the Colombian. But when he puts it together, from tee to green he can play with anyone as we’ve seen in the past and he obviously loves the playoffs, so don’t be surprised if Villegas snatches a victory in your sports betting book.