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2012 The Deutsche Bank Championship Odds: Woods & McIlroy Favored

2012 The Deutsche Bank Championship Odds: Woods & McIlroy Favored

2012 The Deutsche Bank Championship Odds: Woods & McIlroy Favored
By Drew Sharper 

NORTON, MA (TheSpread) – The second event in the 2012 FedEx Cup Playoffs is the Deutsche Bank Championship. Here is a look at the odds to win this week’s event.

According to oddsmakers, both Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are the favorites to win this tournament, as each has 10/1 odds. Dustin Johnson and Luke Donald each have 10/1 odds to win this event.

Woods won this event back in 2006 and placed 11th in 2010. He is currently third in the world rankings. Woods placed 38th in last week’s Barclays event. He has placed in the top 11 in five of his last eight events.

McIlroy is first in the world rankings. McIlroy is coming off a win in the PGA Championship and he placed 24th in last week’s event. He didn’t play in the event last year but took 37th in 2010.

Johnson is 16th in the world rankings. He placed third in last week’s tournament and he has placed in the top 10 in two of his last four events. He placed 42nd in this event last year and 57th in 2010.

Donald is second in the world rankings. He took 10th at The Barclays and has placed in the top 16 in eight of his last 10 events. Donald took third in this event last year and second in 2010.

The Deutsche Bank Championship takes place from Friday, August 31 and will run through Monday, September 3 from TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts. For complete odds for each golfer to win The Deutsche Bank Championship, see below.

2012 The Deutsche Bank Championship Odds to Win

Tiger Woods 10/1
Rory McIlroy 10/1
Dustin Johnson 15/1
Luke Donald 15/1
Bubba Watson 20/1
Jason Dufner 20/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Louis Oosthuizen 25/1
Steve Stricker 25/1
Lee Westwood 25/1
Adam Scott 25/1
Justin Rose 30/1
Keegan Bradley 30/1
Webb Simpson 30/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
Jason Day 40/1
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Nick Watney 40/1
Phil Mickelson 40/1
Bo Van Pelt 40/1
Bud Cauley 50/1
Zach Johnson 50/1
Hunter Mahan 50/1
Padraig Harrington 50/1
Tim Clark 50/1
Geoff Ogilvy 50/1
Graeme McDowell 50/1
Rickie Fowler 50/1
Charl Schwartzel 50/1
John Senden 60/1
Ian Poulter 60/1
Carl Pettersson 60/1
Vijay Singh 60/1
Bill Haas 60/1
Ryan Moore 80/1
Harris English 80/1
Ryan Palmer 80/1
Robert Garrigus 80/1
Martin Laird 80/1
Ernie Els 80/1
JB Holmes 80/1
Jimmy Walker 100/1
Seung-Yul Noh 100/1
Scott Piercy 100/1
John Huh 100/1
KJ Choi 100/1
David Toms 100/1
Aaron Baddeley 100/1
Kyle Stanley 100/1
Field (Any Other Golfers) 5/1

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Re: 2012 The Deutsche Bank Championship Odds: Woods & McIlroy Favored

Round one of the FedEx Cup Playoffs
By Matt Fargo

Round one of the FedEx Cup Playoffs is history and Nick Watney was finally able to break through for his first win of the season after posting three top tens heading into the Barclays. Watney is now atop the FedEx Cup standings but it could be short lived as winning back-to-back events in not easy on this tour. Just ask Sergio. The field has been cut to the top 100 for the second leg of the playoffs.

The Deutsche Bank Championship takes center stage from TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts on this holiday weekend event that runs from Friday to Monday. TPC Boston has been one of the easier stops in recent years and there is no reason to think it will be any different this week. The 7,214-yard, par 71 layout is fairly wide open but it is the large greens that are pretty straight forward that contribute to the low scores.

As mentioned we are down to the top 100 in the standings with the top 70 advancing to the third round of the playoffs next week at the BMW Championship. Current strong form is typically a big factor when looking for a winner and we will go along with that same logic this week although past course success and good iron play also needs to be factored in. There are no tricks here, just a course ripe for the taking.

The defending champion is Webb Simpson (+3,000) who won in a playoff over Chez Reavie to claim his second title in 2011. He was the epitome of coming in hot as he won two weeks before at the Wyndham Championship and then had a T10 at the Barclays the next week. However this year his current form is not very good as after taking a month off, he has no better than a T22 in three starts and missed the cut last week.

Tiger Woods (+1,000) is the co-favorite along with Rory McIlroy and this could be a spot where he puts the past poor weekend showings behind him. He is ranked third in the FedEx Cup Standings thanks to three wins this year. A 72-76 weekend hurt him, as did his back, last week at the Barclays but he is fine now and with a win and two runner-ups at the Deutsche Bank Championship, he knows how to play well here.

We used Dustin Johnson (+1,500) last week and although he fell short, he is playing at the top of his game right now. He has not missed a cut since the U.S. Open which came after his win at the St. Jude Classic and has two top tens including a T3 last week. He is a big hitter that won't get into trouble here and even though his last two starts here have been average, he finished T4 in 2009.

Jason Dufner (+2,000) took last week off but it did not hurt him as he is sixth in the FedEx Cup Standings and the rest can only help. He has been playing great since April with two wins, a runner-up, a T4 and two seventh place finishes. He has also had plenty of success here as well as in three starts, he has a T2, a T17 and a T31. He is ranked fourth on tour in GIR which is a big factor here.

Brandt Snedeker (+2,500) has a lot going for him this week. He is coming off a solo second last week at Bethpage which was his fifth top ten of the season. He has not won since January but this place could end the drought. His last two starts here resulted in a T3 last year and a T5 in 2010. Motivation will play a big part too as a strong week could get him a spot on the Ryder Cup team as a captain's pick.

Tim Clark (+5,000) has been high on a lot of radars lately but the odds are not showing how well he is playing. He is coming off a T10 last week which was his fourth straight finish inside the top 15. He is obviously healthy so his current form should definitely continue. His track record at the Deutsche Bank Championship is spotty but he is putting lights out which can help the cause at any course.

Recommended Tournament Win Five Pack at the Deutsche Bank Championship - All for 1 Unit

Tiger Woods (+1,000)

Dustin Johnson (+1,500)

Jason Dufner (+2,000)

Brandt Snedeker (+2,500)

Tim Clark (+5,000)

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