We’ve just wrapped up a thrilling weekend of golf, with the Barclays tour event coming down to a tense, tightly contested Sunday finish. Adam Scott wound up on top, shooting an excellent 66 to hold off the field on Sunday the 25th. And of course, with this event having offered such a thrilling finish, excitement for this coming weekend’s Deutsche Bank Championship outside of Boston.
Predicting a winner for this tournament is tough, with so many of the top players playing at the top of their games. But to get an idea of who might be in the hunt this coming Sunday, here’s a look at the top 10 betting favorites as listed by Betfair.
1. Tiger Woods
Sure, he hasn’t won a major in 2013, but aside from that Tiger has arguably had the best season in professional golf, and he didn’t slow down this past weekend. Tiger finished 1 stroke shy of the lead at the Barclays, and is a lone favorite to take the Deutsche Bank.
2. Adam Scott
The win at the Barclays seems to have sealed the deal: Scott is in the running for best current golfer on the planet. He’s got the next best odds to win in Massachusetts, and who’d be surprised if he did?
3. Phil Mickelson
Somewhat lost in the constant Tiger watch, Phil is having a fine 2013. A 6th place finish at the Barclays would seem to see Mickelson lined up to compete this weekend.
4. Matt Kuchar
Kuchar had an awful Sunday at the Barclays, but that was an aberration. All in all, he’s having an excellent summer, and top-5 odds make perfect sense for the next event.
5. Justin Rose
It seems as if Rose has been in the hunt non-stop lately, and there’s no indication that his pace will slow down in Massachusetts.
6. Brandt Snedeker
Snedeker has had a solid year, but just missed the cut at the Barclays, so it’s a bit puzzling that he has odds this strong heading into the Deutsche Bank. One might think a Jim Furyk or Jason Day would have a better chance to win.
7. Bill Haas
Haas had a mediocre showing at the Deutsche Bank last year, and just finished off a mediocre weekend at the Barclays. He’s capable, but it’s tough to really see him making a run.
8. Jordan Spieth
Spieth, like Haas, looks more like a middle-of-the-pack prospect heading into the weekend. His -5 finish at the Barclays was decent, but by no means set him apart.
9. Keegan Bradley
Bradley performed well at this tournament last year, but it wasn’t enough to keep pace with the ridiculous scores at the top (Rory McIlroy won the event at -20). Still, Bradley figures to compete in 2013.
10. Graham Delaet
The Canadian’s -10 finish at the Barclays was good for a 2nd place tie, and while we know golf streaks don’t necessarily carry over, that’s reason enough to keep an eye on Delaet in Boston.