It’s an exciting week to be a golf fan as the Tour Championship is just a few days away as this year’s FedEx Cup will finally be awarded. The 2021 edition of the tournament will take place from Thursday, September 2 to Sunday, September 5 at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
At +400 odds, both Patrick Cantlay and Jon Rahm are favored to win the Tour Championship, according to BetOnline. When it comes to Cantlay, he’s riding the most recently-earned momentum after winning the BMW Championship over the weekend. He also isn’t new when it comes to competing at the East Lake Golf Club, having already done so three times in the past. Unfortunately, Cantlay has never placed better than 20th at the event, so it’ll be interesting to see just what he’s capable of this year. He is one of a handful of golfers to have won multiple tournaments this year (and the only to win three), so look for him to continue that trend in the season finale.
On the other hand, Rahm has been having quite an impressive 2021 PGA TOUR of his own. The 2021 U.S. Open winner has placed top-10 in 66.7% of the events that he’s competed in this year, showing how consistent he’s been. He’s also played well at the Tour Championship in the past, most recently placing fourth last year. A lot has happened since then and Rahm has certainly improved in that span. Only time will tell if that pays off in the form of a FedEx Cup victory this week.
2021 Tour Championship Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, August 30
- Patrick Cantlay (+400)
- Jon Rahm (+400)
- Bryson DeChambeau (+450)
- Tony Finau (+550)
- Justin Thomas (+1600)
- Dustin Johnson (+2000)
- Cameron Smith (+2200)
- Jordan Spieth (+2200)
- Rory McIlroy (+2500)
- Abraham Ancer (+2800)
- Sam Burns (+3000)
- Harris English (+3300)
- Collin Morikawa (+3300)
- Sungjae Im (+3500)
Complete odds list is available at BetOnline.ag.
Bryson DeChambeau Tour Championship Odds
At +450 odds, Bryson DeChambeau has the third-best shot at winning this year’s Tour Championship. The 27-year-old Californian is coming off of a six-hole playoff defeat to Cantlay at the BMW Championship, so he’ll be looking to extend that momentum into Atlanta this week. DeChambeau has competed at the Tour Championship three times in the past, placing 18th, 12th and 22nd in each attempt. While he hasn’t come close to winning it, things could change this year.
DeChambeau has shown the ability to come up big when it counts this season, having won both the 2020 U.S. Open and 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational. While his most recent victory was back in March, he’s managed to finish top-10 in two of his last three tournaments. Nevertheless, DeChambeau did have a negative run-in with a fan following the BMW Championship, so he’ll need to avoid controversy if he hopes to walk out of Atlanta with a Tour Championship victory this weekend.
Dustin Johnson FedEx Cup Odds
Dustin Johnson enters the 2021 Tour Championship looking to win the event for the second year in a row. He won the 2020 edition of the tournament by defeated Xander Schauffele (+3300) and Justin Thomas (+1600) by three strokes to take home his first FedEx Cup. Now, he has +2000 odds to do it again.
If one golfer has consistently played well at the East Lake Golf Club, it’s Johnson. Out of his 11 times competing in the Tour Championship, he’s placed top-10 in five of his last seven attempts. While he even carried last year’s victory into the start of the current season, Johnson struggled early on in 2021. There was a four-month stretch from February to June where he didn’t crack the top 10 at all, however, he’s done better as of late (three top-10 finishes in his last five outings). Only time will tell if his past Tour Championship experience and recent momentum can result in a victory come Sunday.