As the 2022-23 PGA TOUR season reaches its conclusion, the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club is set to determine the FedExCup champion. The odds board sees Scottie Scheffler as the favorite, leading the pack of 30 players battling it out to claim the coveted FedExCup title.
The tournament utilizes the FedExCup Starting Strokes format, staggering the players' starting scores from 10 under-par to even-par based on their FedExCup standings. The winner's final position on the leaderboard, including Starting Strokes, will determine the bonus awarded for the season.
East Lake Golf Club, known as the home of Bobby Jones, has hosted the TOUR Championship exclusively since 2006. The course plays as a par 70 and measures 7,346 yards. The challenges include zoysia fairways, Bermuda rough, and MiniVerde ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens.
Here's a look at some key players and their odds:
Scottie Scheffler (+140): The leader after two FedExCup Playoff events, Scheffler closed strong at Olympia Fields and tops the odds board. Despite his remarkable ball-striking, his putting needs improvement to secure a victory and add to his successful season.
Rory McIlroy (+350): The three-time FedExCup champion aims to win from the top of the leaderboard. McIlroy has a history of success at East Lake and has consistently performed well recently, with nine consecutive top-10 finishes.
Viktor Hovland (+450): Fresh off a record-setting 61 at Olympia Fields, Hovland is in the final group with Scheffler. He seeks to build on his recent victory in the FedExCup Playoffs and improve upon his T5 finish from last year at East Lake.
Jon Rahm (+800): Rahm, a consistent contender, will start four shots behind Scheffler. The Spaniard has shown strong form this season and looks to better his T15 finish from last year's TOUR Championship.
Patrick Cantlay (+2000): Defending champion Cantlay aims to secure another FedExCup title. While he finished T15 at Olympia Fields, he seeks his first win of the season and will need strong performances to overcome the Starting Strokes deficit.
The odds for the rest of the field are also provided, showcasing the competitive landscape of the tournament.
With the unique Starting Strokes format, the TOUR Championship promises intense competition as players vie for the coveted FedExCup title and a share of the $18 million prize pool.
Source: Golfbet News