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Woods and McIlroy among stellar PGA line-up at The Barclays

| 23.08.2012

Tiger Woods is among the most high-profile golfers in the world set to compete at The Barclays, with the American 7/1 favourite to triumph.

The latest renewal of the tournament to be held in Westchester, New York, features a star-studded line-up, with only Woods and 8/1 Rory McIlroy significantly more favourable than other competitors.

With 2,500 points given to the winner, five times more than the regular total, the calibre of players competing in this particular leg of the FedEx Cup play-off series is unsurprising.

Such an impressive array of talent is good news for Ladbrokes punters though, who will be paid out on the top six places provided their bet is placed before Thursday’s first tee-off.

With performers such as world number two Luke Donald a huge 20/1, such an offer will entice many a punter to have an each-way flutter on this PGA Tour event.

Several other prospects look highly tempting at lengthy prices also, with a vast array of players at 25/1, including defending champion Dustin Johnson.

Sergio Garcia and Steve Stricker are among other past winners afforded the same price as Johnson, whilst 40-time PGA Tour winner Phil Mickelson is also 25/1.

Elswhere in the betting, The Barclays’ most successful ever player Vijay Singh is a massive 80/1, as the Fiji native looks for his fifth success in the competition.

Also, a player possibly worthy of attention is Englishman Ian Poulter, amidst his decision to attempt a tilt at the FedEx Cup rather than competing for an automatic spot in the Ryder Cup by participating in Europe this week.

Poulter is a 50/1 hope for the tournament, whilst his compatriot Justin Rose is half that price.

However, it may be worth noting that four of the last five winners of this particular stop have been American, including the last three.

Included in those is 2010 champion Matt Kuchar, who is 40/1 for this year’s event, but current standings leader Woods could be the way to go, and looks value at 7/1.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee