Weekly Golf Preview – Dell Technologies Championship | Made in Denmark

The FedEx Cup play-offs continue to dominate the golfing calendar with the second event the Dell Technologies Championship the main event this week.

Taking place at TPC Boston it is the second of the four play-off events, it has a field of 100 players after 25 went out after the first event – The Northern Trust – last week.

Over in Europe and it is the Made in Denmark 2018 – the final tournament before the Ryder Cup standings are decided.

Thorbjorn Olesen will secure the final automatic spot if he achieves a top-six finish on home soil. If Olesen finishes down the leaderboard then English pair Matthew Fitzpatrick and Eddie Pepperell both have a chance to snatch the last place.

See below as we run through the tournaments for you including facts, odds and picks from our own golfing professional Cliff Jackson and Betfair.


  • TPC Boston, Massachusetts
  • First staged in 2003
  • Current champion is Justin Thomas

FIELD: The FedEx Cup is now down to 100 players, and once again the best golfers on the planet are lining up looking to make the final. Dustin Johnson is favourite just ahead of defending champion Justin Thomas.

QUOTES: “I’m really excited to get back,” said Thomas.

“It’s a place that I liked when I first went. It’s a fun week. I love the city of Boston.”


  • Silkeborg Ry Golfklub, Denmark
  • First staged in 2014
  • Current champion is Julian Suri

FIELD: This is all about Thorbjorn Olesen and his chase for a Ryder Cup spot, and his rivals Matthew Fitzpatrick and Eddie Pepperell. Thomas Pieters also takes part as he looks to impress in the home of securing a wild-card spot.

QUOTES: I’m really excited to get back,” said Thomas.

“It’s a place that I liked when I first went. It’s a fun week. I love the city of Boston.”

The pro’s point of view…

Our resident golf expert is Cliff Jackson. Cliff is a leading youth coach and PGA professional at the famed Seaton Carew Links – one of the oldest courses in the world.

The FedEx Cup is started to get to the business end – clearly Justin Thomas likes it in Boston, but I do wonder if we are going to see something Rory McIlroy this week. Also watch out for Cameron Smith – he is due.

In Denmark and it is a fascinating battle, but I fully expect Thorbjorn Olesen to get the job done and seal his place in the Ryder Cup with victory.

The Bookie says…

We caught up with Betfair’s Joe Dyer to get their views on this week’s action

Round two of the FedEx Cup takes place at TPC Boston and nearly all the big guns are lining up as they attempt to stay in the race for the big prize.

Dustin Johnson occupies his customary position at the top of the betting, at 9/1 the only man available to back at single figures in the Betfair market which is paying down to sixth place in the 98-man field this week.

The tournament was won by Justin Thomas last year and he is next up at 11/1 with Brooks Koepka one tick bigger followed by 14/1 Jason Day, and the 2016 champion Rory McIlroy at 16/1. Punters can get 18/1 about wins for Jordan Spieth or Tiger Woods, with the list of favourites rounded out by 22/1 Jon Rahm, 25/1 Justin Rose and 28/1 Adam Scott.

Are the Betfair traders taking a risk by pricing Bryson Dechambeau at 33/1 though? Betfair blogger Steve Rawlings thinks last week’s winner is a big price.

It’s the last week for European Tour stars to force their way into Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn’s 12 man team. The only three that can break into the team – 15/2 Thorbjorn Olesen, 16/1 Matthew Fitzpatrick and 20/1 Eddie Pepperell – occupy three of the top four slots in the betting. They are split by 2016 Ryder Cup star Thomas Pieters, who is 10/1 to pull off an eye-catching victory.

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