Attentions turn to the Tour Championship for golf punters this week as the sport’s biggest names lay claim to the prize money. Armchair fans can follow the play live on Sky Sports from the opening day on Thursday through to Sunday’s conclusion. Here are our top Tour Championship betting tips.
A Closer Look
Bookmakers ensure there’s plenty for punters to gamble their cash on too, offering dozens of markets on the winners and losers of the week. Have your cash down on the outright champion or take a punt at one of the specials markets. There’s first-round leader, top-five finish, top UK player, to make the cut or not and plenty more besides. Many of the best pre-tournament markets remain live throughout the course of the competition thanks to in-play betting.
Traders have had their say on who they believe will come out on top and have priced Justin Thomas as their favourite. The fact they have him available at 5/2 shows just how confident the money men are they have the right man picked. It’s difficult to argue against that stance, given the form and competition he faces here, but we’d prefer to take a shot at a bigger price.
Hopes Rest on Rory
The man to carry our hopes this week is Rory McIlroy who can be backed at a stunning 8/1 with Bet365. That price leapt off the page at us as it’s not often you get the chance to back Rors at decent odds in an open field. He hasn’t been firing on all cylinders of late, that much is true, but he’ll see this as a winnable trophy. Rory is more than good enough to do the business here and we’ll happily take a punt. Each-way backers will get ¼ the odds the best four.