Pick 5: 2017 Dell Technologies Championship

The FedEx Cup Playoffs roll on this week as the PGA Tour heads to Norton, Massachusetts for the Dell Technologies Championship. The second stop of the postseason will be held at TPC Boston, a 7,297-yard track originally designed by Arnold Palmer.

The top-100 players in the FedEx Cup standings after last week’s tournament have moved on to the Dell Technologies, with Bubba Watson (60/1), Harold Varner III (150/1) and David Lingmerth (200/1) all using strong performances to surge inside the cut line and advance. The playoff field will then be trimmed to 75 after Labor Day for the penultimate tournament of the season.

Rory McIlroy (15/1) enters the week as the defending champion and will look to become the first back-to-back winner in tournament history.

Below, we take a wider look at five players who look like good picks this week in our PGA Pick ‘Em Contest.

The Favorites

Dustin Johnson (7/1): The No. 1 player in the world arrives in Norton with the best odds of anyone in the field. He’s coming off a win in the first tournament of the postseason, going 13-under at the Northern Trust before making birdie on the first playoff hole to top Jordan Spieth.

Johnson has three top-10 finishes already at TPC Boston and we’d be surprised if he doesn’t post a fourth this weekend. He’s certainly not lacking in confidence, either.

Hideki Matsuyama (12/1): He missed just his second cut of the year last week, but low expectations might suit Matsuyama well in this one. He’s coming off a career-best finish at this tournament a year ago and should be able to build on that.

The Contenders

Paul Casey (20/1): If anyone is due for a win, it’s this guy.

Casey hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since 2010 but already has four top-5 finishes this season. He’s arguably the hottest player on tour, continuing to impress week in and week out.

The former Sun Devil is going to break through eventually and this course will present plenty of opportunities for him to do just that.

Louis Oosthuizen (30/1): The South African’s short game hasn’t always been strong in the past, but Oosthuzien’s putter has led the way to a pair of top 10’s in his last two starts.

If he can stay hot on the greens, past successes at TPC Boston should give him a shot here. Oosthuizen placed second in 2012 before a T12 and T8 finish in his last two starts.

Needless to say, there’s plenty of value here at 30/1.

The Darkhorse

Keegan Bradley (80/1): Bradley provides some good value here at 80/1. The New England-native and noted Patriots supporter will be a fan favorite and has finished in 16th place in both of his last two appearances.

Bradley’s currently ranked 47th in the FedEx Cup standings but has proven he can get hot, throwing up back-to-back top-10 finishes earlier this summer at the Travelers and Quicken Loans, respectively.

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