Dell technologies Championship betting tips & predictions – the Dell Technologies Championship (formerly the Deutsche Bank Championship) is the second leg of the Fedex Cup Playoffs and is held annually over the Labor Day weekend.
The tournament made its debut in 2003 and is held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Boston in Norton, Massachusetts.
As part of the revamped PGA Tour schedule for next season, the FedEx Cup playoffs are being reduced from four events to three. The Dell Technologies Championship will be removed from next year’s schedule to accommodate the changes.
The tournament became part of the FedEx Cup Playoffs in 2007 with the Top 100 players in the FedEx Cup points list qualifying for the event. FedEx Cup points are accumaleted during the regular PGA Tour season and in the first playoff event The Northern Trust.
TPC Boston is a 7,216 yard Par 71 and was originally designed by Arnold Palmer. In 2007 Gil Hanse redesigned the course with PGA Tour player Brad Faxon serving as player consultant. It is a long but easy layout with several doglegs and fast greens that are larger than the Tour average.
Usually the easiest track of the post season playoffs the average winning score since 2007 is -18 which means it is not a catch-up course. Henrik Stenson finished on -22 (262) when he won here in 2013.
Players will have to hit the ground running so a good place to start is Birdie Average. With a premium on scoring, Par 5 Performance will also be important on the gettable Par 5’s. A player’s iron-play will need to be dialled in and hitting a high percentage of greens in regulation is a must.
Last year, Justin Thomas captured the Dell Technologies title for his sixth career win. He outlasted the field closing with a -5 (66) for a three-shot victory. He gained an impressive 11.545 strokes tee-to-green over the field average for the week. More than half this gain came from his approach play.
Thomas finished the week for T58 for Driving Accuracy, 3rd in Driving Distance, T13 for GIR and 8th in Strokes Gained Putting.
In 2016, Rory McIlroy, finished the week 1st for both Driving Distance and Putting Average. He came from six strokes back of the final round leader, Paul Casey, shooting a -6 (65) to Casey’s 73 to win by two. McIlroy was 7th in Strokes Gained Putting for the week and topped the field in Birdies shooting 24 in total.
The 2015 champion, Rickie Fowler, shot a 2-under back nine in the final round to overtake Henrik Stenson and beat him by one stroke. He won with superb putting and approach shots gaining 3.7 strokes per round against the field. Putting contributed 48 percent of the gain (2nd) and approach shots contributing 43 percent (5th).
This is one those weeks to approach with caution. With such a strong field playing on a relatively easy track it is hard to separate a likely winner from the pack. Best advice might be to have a bet in running after 18 | 36 holes have completed.