Tour Championship Tips: Watch our top trader pick two great value bets at East Lake this weekend

Paddy Power trader Iain McLaughlin has selected his best bets for the Tour Championship.



The BMW Championship provided plenty of drama last weekend as Jon Rahm beat Dustin Johnson in a play-off, sinking a 66-foot putt to take top honours.

Attention now turns to the Tour Championship at East Lake with the pair set to battle it out once again in the final event of the PGA Tour season.

Johnson heads to Atlanta in top spot thanks to the recently-introduced staggered scoring system, starting the competition 10-under while Rahm sits two shots further back thanks to their respective FedExCup standings.

But our trader Iain McLaughlin believes there are a couple of other contenders worth considering in the 30-man field, and you can check out who he is tipping in the video below.

Webb Simpson

Obviously with the new format from last year, Dustin Johnson will lead on -10, Jon Rahm is on -8 and we’ll work our way down to level par for the 30th player in the FedEx Cup at the moment.

I like a player just sneaking in behind on -6; Webb Simpson. He’s in great form with a third and sixth-place finish on his last two starts. He actually took last week off. No illness or ailments, he just decided to rest up for next week and that worked a treat for him because he only dropped one place in the FedEx Cup.

Simpson only dropped one shot behind, as he was originally going to be three behind Dustin Johnson. Now he’s only four behind and I think that’s a really nice position. He obviously missed the really mentally taxing week at Olympia Fields. We all saw how tough it was so players may have a little hangover from that but he’ll be coming up very, very fresh.

Looking through, he’s had seven appearances here at East Lake with three top-five finishes which is another real positive. All of the above makes him a really nice bet.


Webb Simpson

Tony Finau (each/way)

Tony Finau finished with a final round of 65 last time out to vault himself up the leaderboard and improve his position going into this week. He begins eight shots behind DJ but I think that’s a scenario where he can really excel.

He’s only had one win on the PGA Tour and we’ve seen since golf restarted over the last three months or so that he’s a little bit questionable in the lead, with the pressure he puts on himself.

But I’m confident he’ll play with no tension and have enough time to kind of stalk up on Sunday and maybe pounce on the last couple of holes. He’s at a good price and with Paddy paying 5 places, given the scenarios, I think that’s a really nice each-way bet this week.



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