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Dell Technologies Championship: Expert Picks

The top 125 drops down to 100 at TPC Boston.

Dell Technologies Championship - Round Two Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Just a refresher for anyone who needs it. The first round of the playoffs, The Northern Trust will work to whittle the field from the top 125 in Fedex Points down to the top 100 who will advance to the Dell Technologies Championship. The top 70 advance from that to the BMW Championship. From there, the top 30 have their points reset with the top player getting 2,000 points, 2nd place getting 1,800 working its way down to 30th place who gets 168 points. The Tour Championship will determine who is crowned the FedEx Cup winner.

Tournament Information

Dell Technologies Championship

Date: August 30th – September 2nd

Course: TPC Boston

Purse: $9MM ($1.6MM to winner)

FedEx points: 2000 to the winner

2017 Winner: Justin Thomas (-17)

Course: TPC Boston. Built in 2003 and designed by Arnold Palmer, this 7,300 yard par 71 course has a rating of 77 with a slope rating of 152. It was redesigned by Gil Hanse who worked with Brad Faxon in 2007. They worked to make the course aesthetically nicer and more presentable on TV. The course itself offers generous fairways with thick damaging roughs, the par 3’s are tricky. The course features some grass bunkers among a very bucolic nature based setting.

Deutsche Bank Championship - Round Two Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Starting 4

Gary Woodland (2nd start this year). Only two golfers have finished in the top 20 each of the last 3 years at the Dell Technologies (and formerly Deutsche Bank Championship). Beyond that, he’s 37th in FedEx Rankings, has three top 25 finishes in his last four tournaments and is 3rd in strokes gained off the tee.

Patrick Reed (5th start this year). The other golfer who has finished in the top 20 each of the last 3 years here has also finished in the top 10. 12th in FedEx Rankings, Reed has top 30 finishes in three of his last four tournaments and is 26th in total strokes gained.

Louis Oosthuizen (2nd start this year). Louis has top 30 finishes each of the last three years here and has top 30 finishes in the last six consecutive tournaments. He is 8th in strokes gained around the green.

Jason Day (4th start this year) He has finished in the top 30 each of the last three times here. 8th in FedEx Ranking, five consecutive tournaments now with top 20 finishes and he’s 3rd in total strokes gained.

Bench 2

Hideki Matsuyama (3rd start this year). He has top 25 finishes the last three years at TPC Boston, he is fresh off back to back top 15 finishes and he is 32nd in total strokes gained.

Patrick Cantlay (5th start this year) 11th in the FedEx Rankings and the 13th place finisher here last year, Patrick is coming off five consecutive tournaments where he finished in the top 30. He is 8th in total strokes gained.

Poll

Which of the top golfers (not mentioned) will do best at TPC Boston?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Jordan Spieth
    (15 votes)
  • 25%
    Tony Finau
    (24 votes)
  • 13%
    Dustin Johnson
    (13 votes)
  • 27%
    Justin Thomas
    (26 votes)
  • 17%
    Brooks Koepka
    (16 votes)
94 votes total Vote Now

2018 Stats

Starting 4: Avg Finish 42nd (31st percentile)

Bench 2: Avg Finish 53rd (39th percentile)