Tour Championship Round 1 Recap & Round 2 Betting Odds

Tour Championship Round 1 Recap & Round 2 Betting Odds

After a pulsating start to this year’s Tour Championship we have a trio of leaders at the top of the leaderboard with Keegan Bradley, Viktor Hovland and Collin Morikawa all sharing the lead on -10. Scottie Scheffler will tee off one stroke behind with Adam Schenk and Russell Henley rounding out the top 5. Here our Tour Championship Round 1 Recap

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Scheffler blows huge lead to leave this year’s Tour Championship wide open

With the staggered scoring system that the Tour Championship employs, you could be forgiven in thinking that only a handful of players stood a chance of victory before a ball had been struck. After the first eighteen holes that certainly isn’t the case anymore.

Starting the day in pole position was world number one Scottie Scheffler. Awarded a starting score of -10, it looked ominous for the rest of the field after he birdied three of the first six holes to lead the way by five shots.

Looking confident out in front, few would have believed how the next few hours would unfold. 

Putting has been the one real weakness in the American’s game and it reared its ugly head to full effect yesterday. Despite his strong start, Scheffler would bogey the eighth, eleventh and twelfth holes, before recording a disastrous triple bogey on the par 3 fifteenth. 

From being five clear, he suddenly found himself two behind.

Making hay whilst Scheffler was struggling was the duo of Collin Morikawa and Keegan Bradley. 

Morikawa headed into the week as the forgotten man. Starting on -1, he blitzed the course to record a stunning 61 and remarkably put himself right to the top of the leaderboard. 

Bradley started the day on -3 and a round of 63 saw him rapidly rise up the leaderboard to end the day in a share of the lead.

Viktor Hovland started yesterday’s first round as Scheffler’s nearest pursuer after winning last week’s BMW Championship. The Norwegian didn’t play his best stuff but did enough to remain bang in contention with a solid round of 68. 

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With almost half of the thirty man field within five strokes of the lead, everything is set up for a wild three days. 

Despite his woes on the green yesterday it’s still Scottie Scheffler who is the favorite for victory.

Yesterday was a microcosm of the year the Texan has had. Immaculate from tee to green, it was the flat stick that let the American down when he needed it most. Unable to make the crucial putts when they mattered, Scheffler will have to find the formula today if he is to maintain his spot near the top of the leaderboard. 

Viktor Hovland has had a career year. Three times a winner this season, Hovland seems to have hit form at exactly the right time. 

Despite not playing anywhere near his best yesterday, he was able to still post an easy 68. Starting the day second in the betting he could be the best value angle of the day. 

Collin Morikawa currently rounds out the top three in the betting. Morikawa’s brilliant 61 was his best round since clinching the 2021 Open Championship. We have seen this on a few occasions from the American where he has started well before falling away down the stretch. It will be interesting to see if he can finally piece it altogether this week.

When it comes to finding value then Keegan Bradley could be the play. Twice a winner this season, Bradley’s position at the top of the leaderboard certainly isn’t a fluke. Deadly accurate with his irons, his current price could be a real steal. 

Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy find themselves three strokes off the lead. 

Since his Masters victory Rahm hasn’t yet found himself back in the winners circle but has set himself up to challenge here. Yet to fully turn it on, he could be the one to watch today.

McIlroy is aiming to become the first man to win back to back FedEx Championships. Troubled by a back injury, the Northern Irishman battled hard to sit three of the lead. It’s unknown how much his injury could cost him but he certainly can’t be discounted at this stage. 

2023 Tour Championship Odds by Jazzsports

PlayerGolf Betting Odds from JazzSports
Scottie Scheffler+330
Viktor Hovland+375
Collin Morikawa+550
Rory McIlroy+750
Jon Rahm+1200
Keegan Bradley+1400
Russell Henley+2000
Xander Schaufelle+2000
Patrick Cantlay+2800
Matt Fitzpatrick+3300
Tyrell Hatton+4000
Adam Schenk+4500
Brian Harman+5000
Wyndham Clark+5000
Max Homa+6600
Rickie Fowler+6600
Field (Any other)+270

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