The big prize is on the line this week as the PGA Tour's top 30 players vie for the coveted trophy and $15 million when the 2021 Tour Championship tees off Thursday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Patrick Cantlay starts the staggered-scoring event at 10 under par as the top player in the FedEx Cup Playoffs standings, followed by Tony Finau (-8), Bryson DeChambeau (-7), Jon Rahm (-6) and Cameron Smith (-5).
Caesars Sportsbook lists world No. 1 Rahm and BMW Championship winner Cantlay as the 4-1 co-favorites in its latest 2021 Tour Championship golf odds. BMW runner-up DeChambeau is right behind at 5-1, followed by Finau at 7-1.
Fantasy golf expert Riley Gates has locked in his top choices below, and you'll really want to see who he is backing. Gates is a writer for 247Sports, and he knows what it takes to win, on the course and in fantasy sports. Last week at the BMW Championship, six of his golfers finished in the top 10, including DeChambeau, who shot 27 under and lost to Cantlay in a six-hole playoff, and Rory McIlroy, who finished fourth at 22 under par.
Gates has ranked the top 20 golfers for the 2021 Tour Championship, and he is sticking with Jon Rahm despite his trouble closing the past couple of weeks. The U.S. Open champion still has an insane 14 top-10 finishes in 21 events this season, including five straight. He also had a potential win slip away when he was forced to withdraw from the Memorial. He has been on fire, and Gates doesn't expect the world's top player to slip this week.
On the other hand, Gates is fading Cantlay, even though he comes in as the co-favorite off a strong performance in Baltimore. The BMW winner has been solid but not spectacular, and the pressure will be on. He also won the Memorial in June but had not been in the top 10 since until his victory last week. Gates ranks him well outside his top five and has several other confident options for your Fantasy golf picks!
Instead, the Fantasy expert has unearthed a HUGE long shot who comes in at well over 30-1! This player has been in a bit of a cooling period but has the talent to contend. The stakes will be high at East Lake, and he is one of the players who can feed off that pressure and pull off a big surprise! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is and check out Gates' top picks before you bet the 2021 The Tour Championship or enter any Fantasy golf picks.
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