It's the season finale this week in the shape of the Tour Championship at East Lake. The rough is down this year on a course that's played very tough in recent history and this is something I'll be looking to take advantage of. I'll be staying well away from the market leaders in what is only a 30 man field and looking for players down the list as Furyk was last year for us.

The Tour Championship Picks (places 1-4)
Pick 1: Geoff Ogilvy E/W @ 22/1 (general) Must be on cloud nine this week after just scraping into the last two events. Free rolling and confidence high, I'm surprised there are so many ahead of him in the betting. Game obviously in great shape and with the rough down, this will only help Ogilvy. Greens are set to run at 12 on the stimp and Ogilvy, who loves fast greens, ranks 3rd in putting from 5-15'. Has shot a 64, 66 and 67 in three of his last eight rounds at the Tour championship on a tough East Lake track.

Pick 2: Brandt Snedeker E/W @ 25/1 (general) Very much like Ogilvy this week, Snedeker will benefit from the lack of rough and the fast greens. Ranking 5th in strokes gained putting and 6th in total putting, Snedeker comes off the back of a T22 at the BMW. East Lake has been re designed by Donald Ross and Snedeker often produces his best form on Donald Ross tracks and he could be a dark horse for the Tour Championship.

Pick 3: Gary Woodland E/W @ 30/1 (general) Noone is talking up Gary Woodland's chances this week at the Tour Championship, except me. Coming off the back of a T16 last week, ranking 5th in driving distance (misleading stat, he's actually the longest hitter in the game) and 14th in GIR%, Woodland continues the theme of players who could benefit from lighter rough this year at the Tour Championship.

Note: If you're betting E/W, take advantage of Bet365's offer up to £200 in free bets to use on this week's Tour Championship.

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