PGA Tour Deutsche Bank Championship

Bill Haas - Image courtesy pga.com Bill Haas - Image courtesy pga.com

30 August - 2 September 2013
PGA Tour - Deutsche Bank Championship
TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts, USA

Note: this event tees off on Friday, a day later than the Tour norm, and finishes on Monday in the US.

INTRO

The Deutsche Bank is now well established as the 2nd leg of the end-of-season PGA Tour Fedex Cup playoffs and sees the remaining contenders culled to 100. Only 70 will advance from this event.

HISTORY

The Deutsche Bank Championship dates back to 2003 and became a part of the playoffs from 2007. It has always been played at the TPC Boston.

Tiger has a win and two seconds here and Adam Scott has a win and a 2nd - which seems pertinent as they finished 1-2 last week.

Recent winners here have been: Steve Stricker (2009), Charley Hoffman (2010), Webb Simpson (2011 & Rory McIlroy (2012). Vijay Singh is the only multiple winner, but he won't be around this year.

COURSE

TPC Boston is a relatively easy (ranked 31st in difficulty in 2012) 7200yd par 71 birdie-fest.

It's a course where the keys to success are to par the short holes and aggressively attack and birdie the rest!

MARKET

Despite citing back pain and spasms last week, Tiger is expected to front here and is the early favourite at 7.00.

Adam Scott, fresh off a win, is next at 13.00 while Phil Mickelson, enjoying a stellar season, and Rory McIlroy, who isn't, share the next line of betting at 15.00.

Then come Justin Rose 19.00 and Henrik Stenson 26.00 followed by a quality grouping of: Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk, Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley & Dustin Johnson all in the 28/1 to 33/1 range.

SELECTIONS

After a solid and profitable period of tipping (and personal betting!), my past two weeks have been abysmal, including five selections that didn't even survive to the weekend!

However, golf betting has its cruel ups and downs, just as the game itself does, and you have to ride those peaks and troughs - so here goes!

My top selection is Bill Haas at 51.00 who is 3rd on tour in bogey avoidance and who's been in solid form since winning the AT&T in June.

Haas has a decent enough course record too, with a couple of Top 10's and, as the 2011 Fedex Cup Champ, has proved he can sustain his form deep into the year.

My each way value selection is Rory Sabbatini @ 67.00-81.00.

He's a hothead who can blow any tournament in the space of one temper tantrum but, after a couple of years in the doldrums, he seems to have got his game back - and his temper under control - in recent months.

With a recent form line which reads: 17th, 12th, 7th, 8th & 13th, making him one of the most consistent players on tour, his price is simply too big to ignore!

Cheers and good luck with your golf punting!

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