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Rory McIlroy 5/1 at Betway

Rory McIlroy has been installed as 5/1 favourite with our golf betting partner, Betway, to win this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship.

McIlroy entered the FedExCup Playoffs in the top spot (since dropped to No. 2) thanks to an amazing stretch of golf, including his four rounds in the 60s at Valhalla GC that carried him to a one-stroke victory at the 96th PGA Championship. His fourth major championship capped off a streak of three consecutive victories (The Open Championship, Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship), making him the first player to perform the feat since Tiger Woods won five consecutive starts at the conclusion of the 2007 season and beginning of the 2008 season.

McIlroy was just No. 35 in the FedExCup standings after the U.S. Open, and has since rocketed up the list with those three consecutive wins: to No. 11 after The Open Championship; to No. 3 after the Bridgestone Invitational;and to No. 1 after the PGA Championship. His best previous position heading into the FedExCup Playoffs was No. 3 in 2012, the same year he went on to win two Playoffs event (Deutsche Bank Championship and BMW Championship), eventually finishing No. 2 in the FedExCup to Brandt Snedeker. He is making his fourth appearance in the FedExCup Playoffs, finishing 36th in 2010, second in 2012 and 50th in 2013.

At The Barclays, Rory finished T22 with rounds of 74-65-70-70, falling from No. 1 to No.2 in the FedExCup standings.

At the Deutsche Bank Championship, Rory Will be making his fourth start at TPC Boston, finishing T37 in 2010 (including an opening round 64), winning in 2012 (with rounds of 65-65-67-67) and T47 in 2013.

Hunter Mahan 26/1 at Betway

Solid play down the stretch – including a T15 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and T7 at the PGA Championship – capped off by his win last week at The Barclays. Owns six top-10 finishes this season, second only to the nine he recorded in 2011.

The Current FedExCup points leader is the only player who has never missed a start in the FedExCup Playoffs (29 overall following The Barclays). Prior to winning last week, his previous-best finish in a FedExCup Playoffs event was solo-second at the 2011 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Here’s a look at his FedExCup history: 2007 (15th), 2008 (18th), 2009 (27th), 2010 (18th), 2011 (7th), 2012 (19th), 2013 (20th).

Mahan Won The Barclays in his 10th start at the event, with a T17 in 2007 his previous-best finish. Prior to winning, The Barclays was the only one of the four Playoffs events that he had not posted a top-10 finish.

At the Deutsche Bank Championship – Will be making his 12th start at the Deutsche Bank Championship, with a T8 in 2011 his lone top-10 finish. Most recently, posted rounds of 65-70-66-69 to finish T13 in 2013.

Jimmy Walker 51/1 at Betway

By February 10, 2014, Jimmy Walker had already enjoyed a career-year on the PGA TOUR with his third win of the season at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Walker won the first event of the season at the Frys.com Open and never looked back. With nine top-10 finishes to go along with his three wins, Walker led the FedExCup standings for 36 of the first 37 weeks of the season, including a record 30 straight weeks, starting with his victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii. In addition to his victories, Walker performed well in some of the season’s biggest events with a T6 at THE PLAYERS, a T7 at the PGA Championship, a T8 at the Masters Tournament and a T9 at the U.S. Open.

Walker is trying to reach the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola for the first time in his career.

Here’s a look at his FedExCup finishes: 2008 (192), 2009 (148), 2010 (84), 2011 (50), 2012 (62), 2013 (36).

At The Barclays, Walker missed the cut with rounds of 71 and 74.

Matt Kuchar 21/1 at Betway

In 2014, Kuchar has been one of the most consistent players on the PGA TOUR since 2009, with six of his seven career wins and a TOUR-best 53 top-10 finishes. In 2014, he has amassed 11 top-10 finishes, tying his career-best haul of 11 in 2010. Highlighting his year was his seventh TOUR win at the RBC Heritage and a playoff loss at the Shell Houston Open.

In the first three seasons of the FedExCup, Kuchar finished 92nd (2007), 115th (2008) and 40th(2009). He has since found his stride in the competition, however, finishing a career-best second in 2010, sixth in
2011, 18th in 2012 and sixth in 2013.

At The Barclays, Kuchar closed with rounds of 68-67 (including a chip-in for birdie on the 72nd hole) to finish T5. At the Deutsche Bank Championship – Kuchar will be making his 11th start at the Deutsche Bank Championship, with his only two missed cuts coming in 2003 and 2008. His best finish (and first top 10 at the event) came a year ago (T4), with prior-best finishes coming in back-to-back seasons, finishing T15 in 2009 and T11 in 2010.

Please scroll down for a full list of golf betting prices from Betway for The Deutsche Bank Championship.

About The Deutsche Bank Championship

The Deutsche Bank Championship is the second of four events of the FedExCup Playoffs – with the entire season building toward this four-tournament stretch. There is more on the line than the Deutsche Bank Championship trophy – players in the top half of the 100-player field will be looking to move up, jockeying for the coveted top-five position heading to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola; those near the bottom need enough points to survive to the next event at the BMW Championship (70 players).

Current FedExCup Rankings (top 10)

1. Hunter Mahan
2. Rory McIlroy
3. Jimmy Walker
4. Matt Kuchar
5. Bubba Watson
6. Jim Furyk
7. Jason Day
8. Patrick Reed
9. Jordan Spieth
10. Cameron Tringale

GolfblogspotUK Tips

We tipped Bradley Dredge at 67/1 last week for an each-way bet at last week at the Czech Masters and he finished runner-up. This would have delivered a very nice return.

We also tipped Jim Furyk at 40/1, who led going into the final round at The Barclays 2014 and eventually finished 8th, just outside the each-way payouts.

This week we are tipping Jordan Spieth at 34/1 on the PGA Tour and Stephen Gallagher on the European Tour (odds still to be confirmed).

Betway Deutsche Bank Championship Golf Odds (Each way: 1/4, 1-5, 0600 hrs, GMT, Tuesday, 26 Aug’14):-

A full list of golf betting prices is detailed below. These golf betting odds are for information purposes only and subject to change.

We recommend you double check all golf betting odds before placing any golf bets.

Deutsche Bank Championship Golf Odds

5.00 Rory McIlroy
13.00 Adam Scott
17.00 Jason Day
17.00 Henrik Stenson
21.00 Matt Kuchar
21.00 Justin Rose
23.00 Rickie Fowler
26.00 Phil Mickelson
26.00 Jim Furyk
26.00 Hunter Mahan
34.00 Jordan Spieth
41.00 Brandt Snedeker
41.00 Bill Haas
41.00 Keegan Bradley
41.00 Charl Schwartzel
41.00 Bubba Watson
51.00 Webb Simpson
51.00 Patrick Reed
51.00 Jimmy Walker
67.00 Hideki Matsuyama
67.00 Zach Johnson
67.00 Ryan Moore
67.00 Marc Leishman
67.00 Graham DeLaet
67.00 Gary Woodland
67.00 Ernie Els
81.00 Martin Kaymer
81.00 Luke Donald
81.00 Kevin Na
81.00 Kevin Chappell
101.00 Charley Hoffman
101.00 Cameron Tringale
101.00 William McGirt
101.00 Bo Van Pelt
126.00 Scott Langley
126.00 Ryan Palmer
126.00 Ian Poulter
126.00 Harris English
126.00 Brendon Todd
126.00 Kevin Stadler
126.00 John Senden
126.00 Chris Kirk
126.00 Camilo Villegas
126.00 Angel Cabrera
151.00 Morgan Hoffmann
151.00 Chris Stroud
151.00 Brendan Steele
151.00 Stuart Appleby
151.00 Stewart Cink
151.00 Seung-Yul Noh
151.00 Russell Knox
151.00 Kevin Streelman
151.00 John Huh
151.00 J B Holmes
151.00 Fredrik Jacobson
151.00 Charles Howell III
151.00 Brian Harman
151.00 Billy Horschel
151.00 Andres Romero
201.00 Matt Jones
201.00 Justin Hicks
201.00 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
201.00 Erik Compton
201.00 David Hearn
201.00 Daniel Summerhays
201.00 Carl Pettersson
201.00 Tim Clark
201.00 Ryo Ishikawa
201.00 Jerry Kelly
201.00 Geoff Ogilvy
201.00 Brendon de Jonge
201.00 Ben Martin
251.00 Shawn Stefani
251.00 Russell Henley
251.00 Robert Garrigus
251.00 Matt Every
251.00 Danny Lee
251.00 Steven Bowditch
251.00 Robert Streb
251.00 K J Choi
251.00 George McNeill
251.00 Brian Stuard
251.00 Vijay Singh
251.00 Michael Putnam
301.00 Scott Stallings
301.00 Billy Hurley III
301.00 Jason Kokrak
301.00 Andrew Svoboda
301.00 Scott Brown
301.00 Pat Perez
301.00 Jeff Overton
301.00 Ben Crane
401.00 Jason Bohn
501.00 Chesson Hadley
501.00 Will MacKenzie

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The GolfblogspotUK website is owned and run by former Walker Cup player and European Tour card holder, Graham J Gordon, from Scotland, the Home of Golf. The owner is a golf fanatic who had to retire early from competitive tour play due to a back injury that required surgery. Graham wishes to share his knowledge and own experiences of the game with the GolfblogspotUK community and to receive your feedback on all aspects of the sport. Graham has been playing the game for over 20 years and received a great deal of pleasure from the sport. He has met several friends and visited many different places around the world, thanks to playing the great game of golf. Time to put a little back into the game to help others.

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