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Early 2019 PGA Tour FedEx Cup Odds Favor Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka won the US Open and PGA Championship in 2018. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire)
  • Brooks Koepka is the betting favorite to win the 2019 FedEx Cup
  • Where might Tiger Woods land at the end of the season?
  • The best value picks to take home golf’s biggest prize

Brooks Koepka enters the 2018-19 PGA Tour season as the favorite to the win FedEx Cup on the heels of his amazing 2018 season that saw him add two more major titles.

Should he be considered the favorite despite barely cracking the top 10 in each of the last two FedEx Cups? And which golfers are poised to add the $10 million prize to their trophy case?

Odds to Win 2019 PGA Tour FedEx Cup

Golfer Odds to Win 2019 PGA Tour FedEx Cup at MyBookie
Brooks Koepka +800
Dustin Johnson +1000
Justin Thomas +1000
Justin Rose +1400
Tiger Woods +1600
Rory McIlroy +1600
Bryson DeChambeau +1600
Jordan Spieth +2000
Rickie Fowler +2200
Tony Finau +2200

*Follow the link in the table to see all options; odds taken 12/23

Fade Koepka winning the 2019 PGA Tour FedEx Cup

It’s dangerous to dismiss Koepka as a bona fide candidate to win the FedEx Cup.

He’s like Rodney Dangerfield – he gets no respect despite racking up three majors in the last two years.

The value simply isn’t there for a guy who only, rightfully so, mostly seems interested in destroying major championships and then treats the other tournaments like a walk in the park.

He has only two non-major titles to his credit, with nothing better than a ninth place showing in the FedEx Cup (this last year).

Tiger Woods Poised to make a run at 3rd FedEx Cup Title

Tiger Woods was just one missed Justin Rose putt away from winning the latest FedEx Cup, after securing his 80th title at the Tour Championship in remarkable fashion – silencing his harshest critics who said he’d never win again.

But does this mean he’ll win his third FedEx Cup, and first since 2009?

Why the heck not? He nearly did it during a season of great uncertainty. So if he can stay healthy, Tiger at +1600 to win it all has tremendous value.

Keep in mind the playoffs in 2019 will feature one less event (down from four events), so he won’t be as physically taxed as he was this year.

Last 5 FedEx Cup Winners

Year Winner
2018 Justin Rose
2017 Justin Thomas
2016 Rory McIlroy
2015 Jordan Spieth
2014 Billy Horschel

Value Picks to win 2019 PGA Tour FedEx Cup

  1. Rory McIlroy (+1600): He’s committed to playing stateside more than ever this year and the Ulsterman has two FedEx Cup titles already, so he knows how to get it done. Nearly inconceivable he’d have a third straight “down” year on tour.
  2. Jon Rahm (+2500): Hugely bullish on the insanely talented Spaniard to take that next step to golfs elite this season. Won five times in last two years between the States and Europe. His two PGA Tour wins have come on the west coast early in the season so he can ride early momentum throughout the year.
  3. Jason Day (+2800): Criminal that Day’s best FedEx Cup finish is third in 2015. Won twice last season and is refocused on becoming the games best again. Great value for a player capable of sustained stretches of pure dominance.
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