Rory McIlroy lines up a putt on the seventh hole during the second round of The Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Liverpool.
Rory McIlroy lines up a putt on the seventh hole during the second round of The Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Liverpool.

2023 FedEx Cup Playoffs Golf Futures: Betting Tips to Win the $18 Million After All Four Majors

As July winds down, golf fans can begin setting their sites on the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begin on August 10.

In this event, only the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings can play in the series of three events that start on August 10 and run until August 27. 

The majors are complete, but players still have this to look forward to. Events such as the upcoming 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities will be something that can assist players on the fringe of getting into the playoff event that has a total of $75 million in the bonus pool and an $18 million payout to the winner. 

For a player like Justin Thomas, this could be a make-or-break event, as he’s ranked 76th.

Below, we’ll look at some of the top contenders to win the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and who will take home that hefty payday.

2023 FedEx Cup Playoffs Schedule

  • Aug. 10-13: FedEx St. Jude Championship, TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN

  • Aug. 17-20: BMW Championship, Olympia Fields Country Club (North Course), Olympia Fields, IL

  • Aug. 24-27: Tour Championship, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA

2023 FedEx Cup Playoffs Best Bets

Rory McIlroy

When odds are released, there’s no telling where McIlroy will rank on the list, but even if he’s one of the top odds-on favorites, he’s a fine wager. 

After all, he did win it in 2022, so it’s not unprecedented, and he’s third in the FedEx Cup Playoff standings, only behind Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm. 

McIlroy won the CJ CUP in South Carolina and Genesis Scottish Open this season alone. He’s also added 10 top 10 finishes. 

Statistically, he’s No. 1 in driving distance and top 10 in many other categories like scoring average, birdie average, Par 4, and more. 

Expect McIlroy to rank high on the odds, but don’t shy away. 

Wyndham Clark

The 29-year-old from Colorado ranks fifth in the FedEx Cup Playoffs standings, and rightfully so. 

Since turning pro in 2017, Clark has had a bit of a slow start. He’s played in 140 events in his career and began finding success this season, winning the Wells Fargo Championship and the U.S. Open. 

Additionally, he had seven top-10 finishes this season and six top-five finishes in his career. 

He’s taken home over $10 million this season, which is fourth on the TOUR, and has 14 eagles, 365 birdies, and a Front 9 scoring average of less than 35. 

All of those stats are top four in their respective categories. 

Clark is red hot this season and could add to that official money pool here.

Jordan Spieth

A well-known golfer, Spieth didn’t quite have a “Spieth-like” season in 2022-23, but he’s ranked 30th in the FedEx Cup Playoffs standings, so he will certainly be part of the fold.

He has yet to secure a win this season but has six top-10 finishes. His most recent was the Memorial Tournament in June, but since then, he was cut from the U.S. Open and Genesis Scottish Open and finished tied for 23rd at The Open Championship. 

Notably, he finished tied for fourth at The Masters and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. 

We all know what Spieth is capable of, and perhaps the odds will provide some value on him, who’s been winless this season.

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