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(Courtesy: Golf Digest)

Good afternoon, friends and degenerates! It’s time for round two of the FedExCup Playoffs — and it’s getting late to rake in the green. As Happy Gilmore said, “time is ticking away here, I need to make some real money.”

After last week’s disappointing finish — from a gambling stand point — it looks like the Dell Technologies Championship will be much of the same. Favorites on favorites, the best in the world dominating the also-rans struggling to keep their seasons alive.

Because of that, picking a winner may be easy — but making some big bucks will tough. Dark horses this week in Norton will essentially be limited to past major champions and guys who would normally be go-to fantasy choices.

With that in mind, ya’ll are going to need some help figuring out who exactly deserves your attention. Lucky for you, Golfstradamus is here to help:

Dell Technologies Championship
TPC Boston – Norton, Massachusetts
September 1 – 4, 2017

ODDS to Win:
Dustin Johnson 7/1
Jordan Spieth 8/1
Hideki Matsuyama 15/1
Rory McIlroy 15/1
Jason Day 15/1
Rickie Fowler 15/1
Jon Rahm 15/1
Justin Thomas 20/1
Paul Casey 20/1
Brooks Koepka 25/1
Matt Kuchar 30/1
Patrick Reed 25/1
Louis Oosthuizen 30/1
Adam Scott 30/1
Justin Rose 30/1
Sergio Garcia 40/1
Charley Hoffman 40/1
Kevin Chappell 40/1
Webb Simpson 50/1
Francesco Molinari 50/1
Daniel Berger 50/1
Patrick Cantlay 50/1
Bubba Watson 60/1
Jason Dufner 60/1
Kevin Kisner 60/1
Marc Leishman 60/1
Tony Finau 80/1
Charl Schwartzel 80/1
Zach Johnson 80/1
Xander Schauffele 80/1
Russell Henley 80/1
Gary Woodland 80/1
Keegan Bradley 80/1
Phil Mickelson 100/1
Branden Grace 100/1
Ryan Moore 100/1
Brian Harman 100/1
Ollie Schniederjans 100/1
Jhonattan Vegas 80/1
Chez Reavie 100/1
Kevin Na 100/1
Ian Poulter 125/1
Brendan Steele 125/1
Kyle Stanley 125/1
Jason Kokrak 125/1
Bill Haas 150/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 150/1
Graham DeLaet 150/1
Jamie Lovemark 150/1
Bud Cauley 150/1
Lucas Glover 150/1
Emiliano Grillo 150/1
Pat Perez 150/1
Russell Knox 150/1
Robert Streb 150/1
Harold Varner III 150/1
James Hahn 150/1
Bryson DeChambeau 200/1
Billy Horschel 200/1
Adam Hadwin 200/1
Martin Laird 200/1
David Lingmerth 200/1
Sean O’Hair 200/1
Chad Campbell 200/1
Charles Howell III 200/1
Danny Lee 200/1
Grayson Murray 200/1
Chris Kirk 200/1
Cameron Smith 200/1
Hudson Swafford 200/1
Scott Brown 200/1
Si Woo Kim 150/1
Anirban Lahiri 250/1
Wesley Bryan 250/1
Patrick Rodgers 250/1
Sung Kang 150/1
Chris Stroud 250/1
Kevin Streelman 250/1
Stewart Cink 250/1
Patton Kizzire 250/1
Morgan Hoffmann 250/1
Kevin Tway 250/1
Luke List 250/1
C.T. Pan 250/1
Camilo Villegas 250/1
Michael Kim 300/1
J.J. Spaun 300/1
William McGirt 300/1
Jim Herman 300/1
Whee Kim 300/1
Nick Taylor 300/1
Kelly Kraft 300/1
Jonas Blixt 300/1
Mackenzie Hughes 500/1
Cody Gribble 500/1
Rod Pampling 500/1

Mortal Locks: 

Dustin Johnson — For the same reason everyone thinks the Cavalier’s or Warriors will win the NBA title this year, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are installed as the two favorites this week at the Dell Technologies Championship at 7/1 and 8/1 respectively. To be honest, I’m taking DJ — but it’s really just a coin flip. I have a very strong vision that one of these two are probably going to win each of the next three weeks, so just keep betting heavy on who ever you prefer. You probably won’t be that wrong.

Rory McIlroy —  If anyone is going to stop the Johnson-Spieth 2017 card this week at TPC Boston, it’s going to be Rory McIloy. I know I’ve incorrectly predicted greatness from Rors in recent months and weeks, but a bet on the Northern Irishman is a great one this week. Why? Well, he’s damn-near owned the course, collecting two wins and winning more money on property than anyone else who has teed it up here. At 15/1, you’d be remiss not to take one last look at McIlroy.

Bang for Your Buck: 

Louis Oosthuizen — I correctly picked Billy Horschel to win the FedExCup a few years back and made a killing on it. A guy no one saw coming snatched golf’s biggest (well, most lucrative) prize from the hands of some bigger and, perhaps, more talented names. This year’s one to watch is Louis Oosthuizen. Sure, Louis is one of the game’s top talents and no one would ever confuse him with the Billy Horschel’s of the world, but he has had a down season to date — save for his last two starts. Peaking at the right time is always key when it comes to the FedExCup, and Shrek is doing just that. At 30/1, Oosthuizen is my biggest bet this week.

Bubba Watson — I’m a touch reticent to back Bubba in Boston, but bombers usually blast their way around TPC Boston and find themselves in contention on Monday afternoon. And, after a dismal beginning to his season, Watson has shown some good form as of late. Not that that necessarily means he’s primed for a playoff run — after all, for all his talent his still one of the games most hit-or-miss players — but in a field of just 100 players, Watson is tough to ignore at 60/1.

Patrick Cantlay — This last bet is definitely more heart than head, but I’ve had my worst year on record and wouldn’t mind seeing Cinderella make good and profiting from it. Patrick Cantlay’s run to the FedExCup Playoffs was a bit improbable in its own right, so seeing him win the Dell Technologies Championship would be a down-right shock. That said, at 50/1, I’m hoping the universe is feeling generous (for once) and smiles upon Cantlay (and all us degenerates with large hearts) in Boston.

Fun Under $5

Harold Varner III — One of the dark horses who has done more to prove he doesn’t want to his season to end than almost anyone else is Harold Varner III. Varner — who entered the Wyndham Championship on the outside looking in and the Northern Trust on the outside looking in — has been playing his best golf of the year the last couple weeks and could make some noise at TPC Boston. At 150/1, you can toss a couple shekels his way and things may just work out.

There you have it, friends and degenerates. It’s time for us to cash in! Admittedly, it’s been a bit of a dismal summer, but the getting is getting good — it’s time to get our share of the pie. Until next time, go and choose wisely…

-Golfstradamus

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