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Northern Trust 2020 odds: Is Tiger Woods being disrespected by oddsmakers?

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For another week, PGA Tour fans will be blessed with an absolutely stacked field as the top 125 players from the 2019-‘20 PGA Tour season head to Boston for the Northern Trust, the first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs. This week starts a big run of golf heading into the U.S. Open in a month. Only the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings post-Northern Trust will make next week’s BMW Championship in Chicago. FedEx Cup points are tripled in playoff events, and if we learned anything last week from Jim Herman’s shocking leap from 192nd to 54th in the standings after his victory at the Wyndham Championship as a 600-1 underdog, expect the unexpected.

Bryson DeChambeau (12-1), the last winner at TPC Boston (2018), is the co-favorite along with current FedEx Cup points leader Justin Thomas (12-1). Defending FedEx Cup champion, and a two-time winner at TPC Boston, Rory McIlroy (14-1), is not far behind, along with World No. 1 Jon Rahm (16-1), Dustin Johnson (18-1) and PGA champ Collin Morikawa (22-1).

Slightly farther down the odds board sits Tiger Woods (40-1, and even higher at some sportsbooks), who will be making only his sixth start of the season after a rather ho-hum T-37 at the PGA Championship. Although Tiger will be making his 11th start at TPC Boston (he won here in 2006), oddsmakers continue not to be too optimistic about Woods’ chances, as his odds have increased in each of the three events he has played since the restart. At least in the eyes of oddsmakers, the depth of the talent on the PGA Tour will make it harder for Tiger to find the winner’s circle, though his Zozo Championship victory did come this season (Tiger currently sits 49th on the FedEx Cup standings.) Only factor for Tiger’s high odds is that these fields are more and more loaded these days. Consider some of these other names we haven’t mentioned: Brooks Koepka (30-1), as well as previous TPC Boston winners Webb Simpson (30-1), Adam Scott (35-1), Rickie Fowler (55-1), Phil Mickelson (90-1), and our defending Northern Trust champ, Patrick Reed (30-1). (Reed won at Liberty National last year as the Northern Trust will alternate between New York and Boston every other year.)

The course itself is a previous winner of Golf Digest's Best Private Remodel in 2007 and can tip out at 7,342 yards and play as a par 71. Over the past 10 years, winners have ranged from 15 under to 22 under, so expect a ton of birdies this week. TPC Boston also closes with a risk-reward par 5, where we’ve seen eagles and double bogeys in bunches, producing many fireworks over the years.

Here is the full the full list of odds for the 2020 Northern Trust.

The Northern Trust 2020 Odds (Courtesy of BetMGM):

Bryson DeChambeau: 12-1

Justin Thomas: 12-1

Rory McIlroy: 14-1

Jon Rahm: 16-1

Dustin Johnson: 18-1

Xander Schauffele: 20-1

Collin Morikawa: 22-1

Jason Day: 25-1

Brooks Koepka: 30-1

Patrick Cantlay: 30-1

Patrick Reed: 30-1

Webb Simpson: 30-1

Daniel Berger: 33-1

Tony Finau: 33-1

Adam Scott: 35-1

Hideki Matsuyama: 40-1

Paul Casey: 40-1

Tiger Woods: 40-1

Tommy Fleetwood: 45-1

Billy Horschel: 50-1

Justin Rose: 50-1

Matthew Wolff: 50-1

Scottie Scheffler: 50-1

Gary Woodland: 55-1

Matthew Fitzpatrick: 55-1

Rickie Fowler: 55-1

Sungjae Im: 55-1

Tyrrell Hatton: 55-1

Viktor Hovland: 55-1

Abraham Ancer: 60-1

Kevin Kisner: 60-1

Cameron Champ: 66-1

Harris English: 66-1

Jordan Spieth: 66-1

Louis Oosthuizen: 66-1

Si Woo Kim: 66-1

Shane Lowry: 70-1

Brendon Todd: 90-1

Byeong Hun An: 90-1

Harold Varner III: 90-1

Phil Mickelson: 90-1

Marc Leishman: 100-1

Matt Kuchar: 100-1

Russell Henley: 100-1

Ryan Palmer: 100-1

Alex Noren: 125-1

Bubba Watson: 125-1

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Doc Redman had his best finish of the season (a T-3) at last week's Wyndham Championship.

Doc Redman: 125-1

Tom Lewis: 125-1

Adam Hadwin: 150-1

Brian Harman: 150-1

Bud Cauley: 150-1

Chez Reavie: 150-1

Ian Poulter: 150-1

Joel Dahmen: 150-1

Kevin Na: 150-1

Lanto Griffin: 150-1

Zach Johnson: 150-1

Brendan Steele: 175-1

Joaquin Niemann: 175-1

Mark Hubbard: 175-1

Adam Long: 200-1

Brandt Snedeker: 200-1

Cameron Smith: 200-1

Cameron Tringale: 200-1

Charles Howell III: 200-1

Corey Conners: 200-1

Dylan Frittelli: 200-1

Emiliano Grillo: 200-1

Jason Kokrak: 200-1

Keegan Bradley: 200-1

Lucas Glover: 200-1

Luke List: 200-1

Max Homa: 200-1

Michael Thompson: 200-1

Patrick Rodgers: 200-1

Richy Werenski: 200-1

Sam Burns: 200-1

Kevin Streelman: 225-1

Cameron Davis: 250-1

Denny McCarthy: 250-1

Henrik Norlander: 250-1

J.T. Poston: 250-1

Jim Herman: 250-1

Nick Taylor: 250-1

Rory Sabbatini: 250-1

Scott Stallings: 250-1

Sepp Straka: 250-1

Andrew Landry: 300-1

Brian Stuard: 300-1

Charley Hoffman: 300-1

Keith Mitchell: 300-1

Mackenzie Hughes: 300-1

Matt Jones: 300-1

Maverick McNealy: 300-1

Pat Perez: 300-1

Ryan Armour: 300-1

Sebastian Munoz: 300-1

Talor Gooch: 300-1

Tom Hoge: 300-1

Troy Merritt: 300-1

Tyler Duncan: 300-1

Vaughn Taylor: 300-1

Xinjun Zhang: 300-1

Adam Schenk: 350-1

Carlos Ortiz: 350-1

Sung Kang: 350-1

Beau Hossler: 400-1

Brice Garnett: 400-1

Danny Lee: 400-1

Graeme McDowell: 400-1

Sam Ryder: 400-1

Scott Piercy: 400-1

Bo Hoag: 500-1

Brian Gay: 500-1

Harry Higgs: 500-1

K.H. Lee: 500-1

Matthew NeSmith: 500-1

Nate Lashley: 500-1

Robby Shelton: 500-1

Scott Brown: 500-1

Wyndham Clark: 500-1

Scott Harrington: 750-1

Zac Blair: 750-1