EUROPEAN TOUR: Made In Denmark
The 7,000 yards long, par 71 Himmerland course hosts this event for the third year in succession so we have some course form to assist us. Although fairways are quite generous, the rough is penal in places and wind can be a big factor here. Patient, accurate players did well here last year when the course was tightened up a bit.
OUTRIGHT: Shane Lowry, 1pt win and place 25/1 (1/4 odds 5 places)
By giving up his slot in the FedEx Cup play offs this week Lowry has set his stall on coming here and taking this last chance to catch Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke’s eye as a wild card pick. Although he has no course form, that Ryder Cup motivation might be just enough to get him into contention this week.
OUTRIGHT: David Lipsky, 0.5 pts win and place 60/1 (1/4 odds 5 places)
Having finished inside the top fifteen in both his previous outings, Lipsky has a good record both here and on similar courses so is certainly one to note this week, especially as he arrives here buoyed by a top ten finish last week in the Czech Masters.
PGA TOUR: The Barclays
The 7,400 yards long, par 71, Tillinghast designed, Bethpage Black course provides one of the toughest tests on Tour, so expect scoring to be high this week. Thick rough and elevated greens add to the challenge presented by the length of the course that last hosted this event in 2012.
OUTRIGHT: Jason Day, 2pts win only 8/1
Day came up narrowly short last time out in the USPGA, but can now devote all his energies into finishing the season in style by winning this event, which he has never won before. Day finished a lowly tied 24th here in 2012, but that included a third round of 77 whereas a score of par or better would have seen him right in the mix.
OUTRIGHT: Brandt Snedeker, 1 pt win and place 40/1 (1/5 odds 7 places)
Snedeker is no stranger to the FedEx Cup play-offs having already won the series in 2012. His record in this particular event is very steady with a top three finish in 2011 followed up by a runner-up finish to Nick Watney in 2012 at this venue. Therefore in light of his very decent current form, whereby he has recorded two top five finishes in his last four outings, he looks a very decent bet at these odds.
OUTRIGHT: Luke Donald, 0.5 pts win and place 100/1 (1/4 odds 6 places)
Donald missed out on the last Ryder Cup and will not want to be side-lined again at Hazeltine in five week's time. So his incentive to back up last week’s excellent runner-up finish at the Wyndham with a strong finish here is high. His hopes are only bolstered by his previous top ten place finish here in 2012.