Siding with world-class players has produced back-to-back winners on the PGA Tour and there is no reason to change a winning approach for the Dell Technologies Championship, writes Phil Casey.
And in one of life’s delightful coincidences, our headline selection Jason Day could make it three successive 14/1 winners following the victories of Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson.
Day was also one of our selections for the Northern Trust Open and although he never really threatened to win, a tie for sixth place showed he remains on the right track as he seeks a first victory of the season.
The former world number one had finished ninth in his previous start in the US PGA despite a nightmare quadruple-bogey eight on the 18th in round three, won two FedEx Cup play-off events in 2015 and will be keen to halt his slide down the rankings.
Currently ranked ninth, Day’s record at TPC Boston since 2009 reads 19-2-3-51-13-7-12-15 and he has the fourth best cumulative score of 38 under par in the event in the last five years.
Sergio Garcia’s record is not quite as impressive but does show six made cuts in six starts with a best of fourth in 2013, when he led by two after rounds of 65-64-65 only to struggle to a closing 73.
The Spaniard’s form has been patchy since his overdue major breakthrough in the Masters and he missed the cut on his last start in the US PGA but that is reflected in relatively generous odds of 40/1.
Garcia also has the added motivation of pledging to donate $2,000 for every birdie and $5,000 for every eagle he makes during the FedEx Cup to help the flood victims in Texas, the home state of his wife Angela.
Our final selection is more speculative on current form, although Chris Kirk is a former winner of the event and is available at 200/1 in the outright market or 14/1 for a top 10.
Kirk’s cumulative score of 40 under par at TPC Boston in the last five years is behind only that of Stenson and two-time winner Rory McIlroy while he opened last week’s Northern Trust with a 66 before fading to a tie for 40th.
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