2011 Deutsche Bank Championship Picks

Pick 1: Dustin Johnson E/W @ 18/1 (general) Wouldn't usually be one to back a player the week after he's had a win but the playoffs are different. All players have one goal and that's to win the Fedex Cup and indeed it's not unheard of for back to back winners in the playoffs. It's another birdie fest this week at TPC Boston and the deutsche Bank championship and all my picks are those capable of going seriously low and Dustin Johnson is a standout candidate. Johnson has course form too with a T4 a few years back and 15th here last year.

Pick 2: Nick Watney E/W @ 22/1 (general) Definitely now the man with the best progressive form on tour, I'll be sticking once again with Watney this week at the Deutsche Bank championship. No outstanding course form but Watney is a different player this year. Closed last week with a -7 and capable of shooting really low numbers. Streaky Watney ranks 5th in birdie average.

Pick 3: Matt Kuchar @ 22/1 (general) Runner up last week after a serious return to form, Kuchar is one of my favourite golfers for betting purposes. Top 20's at the Deutsche Bank the last two years and high in confidence. Kuchar ranks 25th in total birdies and 4th in the all round.

Pick 4: Jason Day @ 22/1 (general) Talented Aussie let us down in the PGA letting almost 10 shots go from holes 15-18 in rounds 1 and 2 from great positions on the leaderboard, to miss the cut. I had wondered what his weaknesses were until then but the odd erratic moment and errant shot should go unpunished at TPC Boston which makes Day a big danger man. T19 at the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2009, T2nd last year and off the back of a top 20 last week.

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Pick 5: Rickie Fowler E/W @ 45/1 (general) The Rickie Fowler rule kicks into gear again as a price over 40's represents good value on a TPC Boston course where birdies in bunches will be key. Fowler is capable of putting low rounds together and one to watch at the Deutsche Bank.

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Recent Big Winners: Ross McGowan 400/80 to 1 (place), Tony Finau 50/1, Cam Champ 125/1, Cam Davis 125/1, Matt Jones 80/1 and FRL, Max Homa 60/1, Dean Burmester 55/1, Sam Burns 80/1, KH Lee 200/1, Sergio Garcia 70/1 (FRL), Thorbjorn Olesen 45/1 (FRL), Stewart Cink 150/1, Lucas Herbert 175/1
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