The Barclays golf betting guide

This week Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey plays host to The Barclays tournament, and with that, the first leg of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoffs.

The east coast event always promises to attract the biggest names on the Tour.

Those at the top of the table will be aiming to increase their point’s lead, while those towards the bottom are aspiring to garner just enough points to scrape inside the top-100 and progress on to the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.

This week’s field see’s the return of this year’s four major champions, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, PhilMickelson and Jason Dufner.

Defending tournament champion Nick Watney will also return, hoping to turn around his worst season since 2008, including 7 missed cuts.

This week’s host course, Liberty National Golf Club, has held the event once before in 2009, but has undergone a facelift since then, including five rebuilt greens.

Tiger Woods, who finished runner-up in 2009, is this week’s favourite at 5/1 with Ladbrokes.

 

Brandt Snedeker is priced at 25/1 with Ladbrokes, finished 2nd last season at The Barclays when it was held at Bethpage, has had a fabulous 2013 and will be looking to get off to a good start to the defence of his Fedex Cup crown.

Jordan Spieth is 50/1 with Ladbrokes, the youngster, who is in his debut professional season on the PGA Tour, has already won at the John Deere Classic and then finished runner-up at last week’s Wyndham Championship. Seems well priced here.

Boo Weekley is 125/1 with Ladbrokes, he has had one of those seasons where if his putter is hot he competes as no one is better tee to green. A crowd favourite he could feed off the veracious New York support.

Robert Garrigus is 125/1 with Ladbrokes, having struggled with injury this season he finished 11th last week at the Wyndhams, price is far too big to ignore for a player who can go birdie crazy.

David Lynn is 150/1 with Ladbrokes, has had a fabulous rookie season on the PGA Tour, with over $1.4million in prize money. Has also done well on the big stage this year and could do well again here.

The Barclays advised bets:

3pts each way on Brandt Snedeker at 25/1 with Ladbrokes
2pts each way on Jordan Spieth at 50/1 with Ladbrokes
1pt each way on Boo Weekley at 125/1 with Ladbrokes
1pt each way on Robert Garrigus at 125/1 with Ladbrokes
1pt each way on David Lynn at 150/1 with Ladbrokes