While there are no fantasy contests this week because of the Ryder Cup, we still have some golf action. Click Here to view our open golf bets. Users can choose to bet on the Ryder Cup winner in a parimutuel pool we posted several weeks ago, but we’ve also posted fixed odds on the tournament winner. At the time of writing USA is the favourite with an implied 57% chance of winning.
6:11 AM ET Bob HarigESPN Senior Writer Close Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University ATLANTA — Phil Mickelson never matched par in his four rounds and finished last in the 30-man field at the Tour Championship, a final tuneup for the Ryder Cup next week in France.
The PGA Tour Championship happens this week at East Lake and big money is on the line. In addition to the prize pool for this tournament ($9 million purse) the Fedex Cup will also be awarded ($32 million purse).
FedExCup points leader Bryson DeChambeau headlines the 30-man field that will determine the season champion, as the FedExCup Playoffs once again wrap at Atlanta’s historic East Lake Golf Club. Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Dustin Johnson and defending champion Justin Thomas round out the five players who can lay claim to the $10 million end-of-season bonus simply by winning the TOUR Championship.
The FedEx Cup moves from Philly to Atlanta for the Tour Championship and some more DraftKings PGA action. The FedEx Cup playoffs will be decided, and a champion will be crowned! Bryson DeChambeau enters the tournament with the top seed after winning The Northern Trust and the Dell Technologies!
We’ve posted some Ryder Cup 2018 pools, and users are encouraged to post their own Ryder Cup pools using our create contest functionality. To create your own Ryder Cup pools, login to your CoinRoster account, click the CREATE CONTEST link in the main menu, and then choose MISC as the contest type. From this menu, you can enter in the specific details of your Ryder Cup parimutuel pool. Make sure to create a logical outcome and a pool that considers the specific dates the Ryder Cup will take place.
Only three weeks remain for aspiring United States players to make their case for the four remaining spots on the 2018 Ryder Cup. Captain Jim Furyk will announce three of his picks after the Dell Technologies Championship, with the final slot filled at the BMW Championship’s conclusion.
Fleetwood finds himself grouped for a second time this year alongside Woods for tomorrow’s start to the Northern Trust and the opening event of the ultra-lucrative FedEx Cup Play-Off Series in Paramus, New Jersey.
Tiger returns to the Fedex Cup playoffs this year for the first time in five years and it begins this week at the Northern Trust. As the 12th edition of the FedExCup postseason begins, points leader Dustin Johnson and No. 2 Justin Thomas top the marquee for Ridgewood Country Club’s fourth turn in hosting the FedExCup Playoffs opener. Read More
Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the tournament.
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The FedEx Cup Playoffs begin with the Northern Trust as the leading golfers on the PGA Tour enter the lucrative final series of events, leading to the Tour Championship and the $10m bonus. Golfshake’s Derek Clements looks ahead to this week, and the players hoping to make a significant run for the prize.
Introduction The 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs start this Thursday with The Northern Trust. PGA Tour golfers have been battling for FedEx cup points throughout the first 42 events of the golf calendar, and now only 4 events remain.
The PGA Championship comes to Middle America for its 100th edition this week, as Justin Thomas undertakes his first major title defense against a Bellerive lineup headlined by FedExCup frontrunner Dustin Johnson and one of the year’s deepest fields.
Jordan Spieth takes his second crack at completing the career Grand Slam, which would make him the second-youngest to accomplish the feat behind Tiger Woods. And speaking of Woods, the four-time champion is back for the first time since 2015. Read More
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Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports By: Geoff Shackelford | August 5, 2018 7:17 pm The 100th PGA Championship begins Thursday at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Mo. Defending champion Justin Thomas enters the final major tournament of 2018 riding a serious green wave, having won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational convincingly on Sunday.
The 2018 PGA Championship is here, and we have an event overflowing with storylines. Everything from a single season often seems to converge upon the PGA Championship as it is the last major of the season (this year for the last time), and multiple players, stories and themes come to a head there as the season hurtles for the FedEx Cup Playoffs and the Ryder Cup.
Tiger Woods makes his first World Golf Championships start in four years, getting one last tour of a Firestone Country Club venue where he’s won eight times but is hosting its final edition before the event moves south to Memphis. Newly crowned The Open Championship winner Francesco Molinari tees it up for the first time since taking possession of the Claret Jug at Carnoustie. Dustin Johnson’s FedExCup lead also figures to be on the line as the points race tightens near the top. Read More
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The WGC Bridgestone Invitational heads to Firestone Country Club for one last time, and eight-time champion Tiger Woods has qualified, seeking a final triumph at a favoured venue. However, he is up against the game’s best. Golfshake’s Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.
India’s rising star golfer Shubhankar Sharma aims to keep his PGA Tour dream alive with a strong showing at the World Golf Championships (WGC)-Bridgestone Invitational, starting on Thursday at the Firestone Country Club. The 22-year-old knows he must pull off some great shots of his own to ke
Jhonattan Vegas takes his swing at becoming the first man since 2011 to three-peat a PGA TOUR event, while U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka has an outside chance at an even rarer “Triple Crown” as Canada’s national open plays its final edition in late July at the RBC Canadian Open next week.
Next year, the RBC Canadian Open moves from the week following The Open Championship to take residence as the U.S. Open’s new lead-in — essentially trading slots with the Memphis stop, which will become the summer World Golf Championships venue. Read More
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The field for the RBC Canadian Open was released on Friday and it’s as deep and talented as it has been in some time. There are 12 of the top 50 ranked players in the world playing, headed up by world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.
Starting next year, the Canadian Open will be played in early June, moving the event out of the shadow of the British Open. Golf Canada also announced on Tuesday it’s increasing the overall purse to $7.6 million US for 2019, up from $6.4 million.
Golf’s oldest championship returns to dastardly Carnoustie for just the eighth time, as Jordan Spieth defends the title he won in tumultuous fashion last year at Royal Birkdale against a wide-open roster of contenders. Brooks Koepka tees it up for the first time since his U.S. Open triumph, when he became just the second man in the past 50 years to successfully defend that major. Tiger Woods is back at The Open for the first time since 2015, with the last of his three Claret Jugs now 12 years behind him. Read More
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The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie for the eighth time this year as golf’s greatest tackle the most feared course on the rotation. Padraig Harrington won the last time the Claret Jug visited this part of the Scottish coast in 2007 and it was also the stage for Jean Van de Velde’s collapse in 1999, which ended with the Frenchman barefoot in the Barry Burn.
The third major is finally upon us. After a couple weeks away from exciting golf, the field in golf is locked and loaded once again. With big news this week regarding the PGA Tour schedule, the Open will actually become the final major of the season next year as the PGA Championship moves to May and THE PLAYERS returns to it’s May time-slot.
Bryson DeChambeau makes his first PGA TOUR title defense, while Francesco Molinari seeks victory in back-to-back starts as the Quad Cities hosts its annual Open Championship prelude with one berth at Carnoustie still to be handed out. Most of the world’s top players are on the other side of the Atlantic this week to prepare for the Open Championship, and so this week’s field is one of the weakest on tour. Read More
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