Brooks Koepka (+800) – The Northern Trust odds at all of the best online sportsbooks are revealing Brooks Koepka as the one to beat in the first leg of golf’s triple crown, known as the FedExCup Playoffs. Koepka is the best golfer in the world and has accumulated more FedExCup points than any other with 2,887 points. The 29-year-old West Palm Beach native shot a combined 264 at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational to take top honors at the end of July and is worthy of being the chalkiest play on the board.
Rory McIlroy (+1100) – McIlroy trails only Brooks Koepka with 2,315 points in the FedExCup standings, and tied for fourth with Tommy Fleetwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational 10 days ago. The Northern Irishman has been cut only twice this season, has a pair of wins, and finished in the top 10 a dozen times. Consistency is the name of the game and because of that, McIlroy will be there until the end.
Dustin Johnson (+1600) – Wayne Gretzky’s son-in-law won the WGC-Mexico Championship with a blistering 21 under par, besting Rory McIlroy by five shots back in February. The 35-year-old is a big-money player when on his game and took second at the Masters, as well as the PGA Championship at Bethpage. However, he has cooled as of late, failing to break the top 20 over his last five events. But before you count him out in your Northern Trust picks, you should know he has won this tournament twice, back in 2011 and 2017.
Webb Simpson (+2500) – He is neither the chalkiest play in the tourney, nor a dark horse, but at odds of +2500 at Bovada, Simpson could be a nice return for those who have faith that his hot streak will continue this week and throughout the weekend. The native of Raleigh, North Carolina has placed second in three of his last five tournaments. But he is not a case of “always a groomsman never a groom’ because Simpson has five PGA Tour wins to his credit including the U.S. Open in 2012 and last year claimed The Players Championship.
Bryson DeChambeau (+4000) – If you scroll a little further down the odds board you will see the defending Northern Trust champion at odds of +4000. Not bad, right? Well, Bryson DeChambeau began the season with a win at the Shriners but getting to the winner’s circle has eluded him since. Early last month he took second at the 3M Open but missed the cut at the British Open two weeks later. Nevertheless, DeChambeau has won a pair of FedExCup Playoff events and he could repeat as the Northern Trust winner if things break just right.