2021 TOUR Championship Odds: Who Will Win $15 Million In Final FedExCup Playoff Event?

Posted By FairwayJay on August 30, 2021 - Last Updated on August 31, 2021

The TOUR Championship is the final leg of the FedExCup Playoffs, and another exciting finish is anticipated with a top prize of $15 million to the winner.

The top 30 players in the FedExCup Standings tee off at East Lake Golf Club, and seven of them will earn at least $1.2 million. The winner will capture the TOUR Championship and earn an astounding $15 million, and a solo finish in 2nd picks up $5 million. The top five finishers will earn at least $2 million — more than any regular PGA Tour event.

East Lake has been the home of the Tour Championship every year since 2004, and starting in 2007, it became the final event of the FedExCup Playoffs.

TOUR Championship Odds

Odds for the 2020 TOUR Championship at East Lake are now available at US Sportsbooks. You can wager on the event at DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook.

It’s important to note that the above odds are for the outright winner with the FedEx Cup starting bonus applied. That is, the person who raises the FedExCup trophy after the tournament ends will cash outright tickets.

There is another market where the player with the lowest 72-hole score over the four days will cash betting tickets. Last year, Xander Schauffele had the low 72-hole score at 15-under par. He started the event with a staggered score of -3, and moved all the way up to T2 with Justin Thomas at -18. Winner Dustin Johnson shot 11-under par over four rounds and finished -21.

The Top 30 Golfers in the TOUR Championship

There is no cut again this week, and even finishing last in 30th place is worth nearly $400,000. Last year, Dustin Johnson started the TOUR Championship as the leader and went on to win the top prize of $15 million. In 2019 with the new staggered strokes format, Justin Thomas started as the leader and 10-under par. But Thomas finished fifth while Rory McIlroy won after starting the event at 5-under par.

This list of the top 30 players and their position in the FedExCup Standings is updated with starting staggered strokes following a wild and record-breaking sudden death playoff performance in the BMW Championship. Patrick Cantlay won on the sixth playoff hole over Bryson DeChambeau, and Cantlay had the most strokes gained putting (+14.6 in regulation) in single PGA Tour event since tracking began in 2004. Patrick Cantlay also secured the sixth and final automatic spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team ahead of the captain’s picks this week.

  1. Patrick Cantlay (-10)
  2. Tony Finau (-8)
  3. Bryson DeChambeau (-7)
  4. Jon Rahm (-6)
  5. Cameron Smith (-5)
  6. Justin Thomas (-4)
  7. Harris English (-4)
  8. Abraham Ancer (-4)
  9. Jordan Spieth (-4)
  10. Sam Burns (-4)
  11. Collin Morikawa (-3)
  12. Sunjae Im (-3)
  13. Viktor Hovland (-3)
  14. Louis Oosthuizen (-3)
  15. Dustin Johnson (-3)
  16. Rory McIlroy (-2)
  17. Xander Schauffele (-22)
  18. Jason Kokrak (-2)
  19. Kevin Na (-2)
  20. Brooks Koepka (-2)
  21. Corey Connors (-1)
  22. Hideki Matsuyama (-1)
  23. Stewart Cink (-1)
  24. Joaquin Niemann (-1)
  25. Scottie Scheffler (-1)
  26. Daniel Berger (E)
  27. Erik van Rooyen (E)
  28. Sergio Garcia (E)
  29. Billy Horschel (E)
  30. Patrick Reed (E)

TOUR Championship Structure

The player who finishes the four rounds at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club with the lowest score in relation to par (including their staggered strokes start) will win the FedExCup and be credited with a win at the Tour Championship.

The scoring format change implemented starting in 2019 gives the FedExCup points leader an advantage by starting the TOUR Championship at 10-under par. The scoring format for each golfers position in the FedExCup points standings is as follows:

  • 1: (-10)
  • 2: (-8)
  • 3: (-7)
  • 4: (-6)
  • 5: (-5)
  • 6-10: (-4)
  • 11-15: (-3)
  • 16-20: (-2)
  • 21-25 (-1)
  • 26-30: (E)

Course and Tournament Information

  • Course: East Lake Golf Club
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Date: Sept. 2-5, 2021
  • Par: 70 / Yardage 7,346
  • Prize: $60 million (FedExCup Bonus) / Winner $15 Million
  • Fairways/Rough: Zoysiagrass / Bermudagrass
  • Greens: Bermudagrass (MiniVerde Ultra Dwarf)
  • TV: Golf Channel and NBC (Sat-Sun)
  • Live Streaming: NBCSports.com/live, NBC Sports App and PGA Tour Live
  • Twitter: @playofffinale

East Lake Golf Club is an original Tom Bendelow design reworked by Donald Ross. The course was renovated in 1994 with a total rebuild by Rees Jones. There are 74 sand bunkers and water is in play on four holes with a 24-acre pond part of the beauty surrounding the lush landscape.

East Lake is a classic tree-lined course that favors shotmakers and golfers that are precise with their irons and strong ball strikers. Accuracy and hitting fairways is a premium and of significance, and players with strong strokes gained tee-to-green stats are also your best bets to consider when betting on golf and the TOUR Championship.

The fairways at East Lake are among the 10 tightest on tour in average width. The lies in the fairways and rough are often uneven, and when players miss a fairway, they hit just less than 50% of greens. Thus scrambling for par is in play, and the fast, undulating greens have also kept winning scores between 7 to 13-under par until Xander Schuffele posted 15-under last year (without staggered strokes start).

The signature hole at East Lake is the Par 3, 15th at 211 yards, but a downhill tee shot shortens some of the distance into a peninsula green surrounded by water to the front, right and left.

Key Stats

Top golfers over their last 36 rounds on Par 70 courses in strokes gained tee-to-green and ball striking include:

  1. Hideki Matsuyama
  2. Dustin Johnson

Rory McIlroy is top 5 in both, and other golfers top 10 in both categories include: Justin Thomas, Paul Casey, Harold Varner and Russell Henley

However, taking those stats across East Lake Golf Club only, Rory McIlroy is No. 1 in both categories. And the other leading golfers in both tee-to-green and ball striking at East Lake are Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey. Also, Jon Rahm and Jason Kokrak are top 15 in both at East Lake, according to data from the website Fantasy National.

Captain Steve Stricker will also announce his six picks for the U.S. Ryder Cup team following the TOUR Championship.

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