This year, the end of season finale has been shaken up before the event starts and we enter the place of handicaps. Justin Thomas who heads the rankings begins on 10 are allocated starting scores all the way to level par. The objective was to get the winner of the event automatically winning the Fedex (usually the case anyhow) but the starting scores appear so unfair now that the week is upon us. The bookmakers costed the 72 hole marketplace which I am sure will observe a whole lot of activity and watched the iceberg. That being said Im not a fan of buying a marketplace from winning it, and little advantage. The potential for a heat looms large.
East Lake is a track we understand that benefits tee to excellence. Its a long par 70 in 7300+ yards and also the rough is often troublesome so an ability to hit it long and straight is a huge asset around this design. The fairways are amongst the very narrow on the schedule so driving accuracy is asset to look towards when selecting those who may overcome their handicaps these four days. Following his amazing performance last week Justin Thomas heads the leaderboard and for its Fedex Cup the consequently. He will prove difficult to stop given his record reads 7-2-6 starting from scratch scores. Pressure will be around for four times mind you instead of the typical two at the weekend if the leaderboard be shook up Sunday 33, and it would not surprise me.
The one most likely to relish the challenge is RORY MCLLORY ??8/1 (1/5 4 places). He knows for sure he has the potential of winning an event and overturning Thomas lead. In the same period McIlroy and Thomas have performed here of those 8 rounds, the Irishman has won 5 of these to Thomas 1 plus with two ties. If this trend continues we can see his urge and McIlroy becoming to the lead come and the Fedex prize may surpass everyone else since he has been left over the last few months. Getting over the line in the lead into this season McIlroy and having been questioned about his ability in groups that were final has proved the doubters wrong with a slew of other endings and 2 wins. The players above him although in a position have taken to East Lake in the last few decades. In 10 tries the very ideal Cantlay Koepka and Reed could muster is a spot that is 6th placed with adjacent best being 13th. Tons of drawbacks present all the players above McIlroy pub the chief to themselves. With his results from the normal efforts by the others along with Thomas within the past couple of years I believe McIlroy has to be a solid each-way play in the marketplace including the scores that are starting.
3pts each-way R.McIlroy 8/1 (1/5 4 places)
PAUL CASEY ??(With no Fedex Starting Strokes) 28/1 (1/5 5) ??ranks 3rd in Total Scoring here at East Lake in this area and can be expected to benefit somewhat in the format. Weve got all noticed the Englishman awarded the 72 hole scrape leaderboard will not be anyones priority that week and has struggled to get the line occasionally over a triumph may be just stumbled upon by Casey. He has four top five finishes in his last five efforts here and generally ranks very high in the departments necessary to scoring here. Such as the Valspar that is only one of the favourite haunts of Casey and even though the primary prize looks out of the own grasp the 72 hole scratch event certainly looks like something he can win without understanding it is materialising.??
1.5pts each-way P.Casey Without Fedex Starting Strokes?? 28/1?? (1/5 5)
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