Doc’s Best Bets – Tour Championship 

Donal 'Doc' Hughes

PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 20: Tony Finau of the United States celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the third round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 20, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Donal 'Doc' Hughes

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The winner of this week’s Tour Championship might pocket $15million dollars but then again, they’ll never know what it’s like to experience the thrill of the chase from a fiver each way on a long odds glory shot. I know who I’d rather be…

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Justin Thomas starts around 2.5/1, a price I’ve never seen before for a golf tournament.  That’s after his runaway win last week which sees him start the Tour Championship on -10. Can he be caught? With three top-7 finishes at East Lake from three tries, it doesn’t look likely.


Doc’s Top3 Each Way Bets

Jon Rahm (-4) 14/1
There’s only 30 in the field, no cut this week and a pretournament virtual leaderboard which sees him start six shots behind JT, but if you’re looking for an eachway banker this week, it has to be Rahmbo. Since winning in Ireland, he has gone T11 at The Open, T7 at the St Jude, T3 at the Northern Trust and T5 at the BMW. IF he gets the measure of the greens earlyRahm can do this.

Tony Finau (-3) 40/1
Fourth at the BMW Championship and what an exhibition of blunt force trauma Finau put on. Four rounds in the 60’s at Medinah included an average driving clip of 328 yards and a field leading 59 greens in regulation. Starts seven shots back but overpriced eachway at 40/1.

Webb Simpson (-4) 30/1
Possibly under the radar but still within striking distance this week is Webb Simpson. He comes in with three runnerup finishes in his last seven starts (Wyndham, St Jude, Canada) and knows how to manage his ball around East Lake. Has three top-5 finishes from six appearances at the Tour Championship.

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Kevin Kisner (-2) 125/1
Too far back to win most probably but played super last week at the BMW Championship and finished T3 last time he made the Tour Championship in 2017. 


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