The FedEx Cup Playoffs continue on to Wilmington Country Club this weekend for the BMW Championship. Only the top 70 in the standings will tee it up in the second postseason event of the year, so that creates value on derivative bets because of the smaller field.
Speaking of value, the hottest golfer on planet earth has the fifth-best odds to finish inside the top five. He’s done so in three straight starts, and he’s +320 to do it again.
Tony Finau is on a career-best hot streak
Will Zalatoris is the talk of the golf world after finally bringing home his first PGA Tour title. Scottie Scheffler is still the World No. 1, and Rory McIlroy continues to top the odds board as the favorite to win the BMW Championship.
But none of them are playing better golf than Tony Finau.
Over his last three starts, Finau has two wins and a T5 finish to his name. He’s gained strokes on the field in every single category in those three starts, and he’s fired 13 straight rounds of 69 or better dating back to the final round of the Open Championship.
The secret weapon behind Finau’s hot streak has been his iron play. The 32-year-old has gained strokes on approach in nine straight starts, and he now ranks eighth on Tour this season in strokes gained approaching the green. The putter has always been his downfall, but he’s found a groove with the flatstick over the last few weeks.
I expect that to continue this week.
Bet on Tony Finau +320 to finish top five at the BMW Championship
With the way Finau has been playing lately, he could easily be the betting favorite to win the BMW Championship. Instead, there are four players in front of him in the top five market: McIlroy, Scheffler, Zalatoris, and Jon Rahm.
McIlroy and Scheffler are both coming off missed cuts, Zalatoris is coming off the emotional high of his first win, and Rahm has one top-five finish in his last six starts. Finau has three in a row and five in his last eight starts.
What am I missing here?
Finau is the hottest golfer on the PGA Tour right now, and +320 for a top-five finish is a gift. Let’s make some money!
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