Dustin Johnson’s dominating performance at The Northern Trust last week has benefits that have carried over. The biggest one, as far as gamblers are concerned, is his odds to win the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

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Dustin Johnson dominated the field at The Northern Trust, winning by 11 shots. He’s now the favorite to win the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs. (Image: Getty)

Johnson began last week as a 25/1 pick to win the season-ending award. He’s jumped to 3/1 after his dominating performance at The Northern Trust.


Odds to Win FedEx Cup Playoffs

Round 1 of the FedEx Cup Playoffs had a significant impact on many players’ odds to win the title. Here’s how things have shifted after Week 1.

Odds 8/19 Odds 8/24
Justin Thomas 3/1 7/2
Bryson DeChambeau 9/2 8/1
Collin Morikawa 13/2 12/1
Jon Rahm 10/1 10/1
Rory McIlroy 12/1 16/1
Webb Simpson 12/1 10/1
Patrick Reed 20/1 25/1
Dustin Johnson 25/1 3/1
Sung-Jae Im 25/1 40/1
Jason Day 40/1 100/1
Tony Finau 40/1 60/1
Patrick Cantlay 40/1 100/1
Xander Schauffele 40/1 30/1
Abraham Ancer 50/1 100/1
Hideki Matsuyama 60/1 60/1
Viktor Hovland 60/1 80/1
Tiger Woods 60/1 100/1

Source: Westgate SuperBook USA


Winning by 11 shots on Sunday, Johnson jumped 14 spots in the FedEx Cup Playoff standings. Being No. 1 now gives Johnson the edge with two events remaining. It’s a title that Johnson says he would love to capture.

“Well, for me, it’s something I haven’t won,” Johnson said on Sunday. “It’s something I’ve been close to winning a few times, and it’s just something that I would really like to have on my resume when I’m done playing golf. You know, it’s a big title. It means a lot to all the guys out here. It definitely means a lot to me, and it’s something that I really want to be a FedEx Cup Champion.”

Johnson on Top

In addition to being in first place in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Johnson is the top pick to win this week’s BMW Championship, which begins Thursday at Olympia Fields outside of Chicago.


Odds to Win BMW Championship

  • Dustin Johnson 8/1
  • Jon Rahm 10/1
  • Justin Thomas 12/1
  • Bryson DeChambeau 12/1
  • Rory McIlroy 16/1
  • Xander Schauffele 18/1
  • Webb Simpson 20/1
  • Collin Morikawa 22/1
  • Daniel Berger 22/1
  • Patrick Reed 28/1
  • Jason Day 28/1
  • Scottie Scheffler 33/1
  • Tony Finau 33/1
  • Patrick Cantlay 33/1
  • Tiger Woods 33/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton 35/1
  • Harris English 35/1
  • Viktor Hovland 40/1
  • Adam Scott 40/1
  • Matthew Wolff 40/1
  • Hideki Matsuyama 40/1
  • Kevin Kisner 40/1

Source: William Hill


Even though Johnson is the favorite to win the BMW, and is the new favorite to win the FedEx Cup Playoffs, he knows anything can happen in the last two tournaments.

“The new format, everyone’s got a chance to win,” Johnson said. “So no matter what position I’m in going into East Lake, I’m still going to have to go play really good golf if I want to win the FedEx Cup.”

Several Golfers Still Have Shots at FedEx Cup

One of the players with a strong chance to move up in the FedEx Cup Playoffs is Jon Rahm. The Spaniard is 10/1 to win the playoff, and the second pick at 10/1 to win the BMW Championship.

Rahm finished tied for sixth at The Northern Trust after a slow start. He said he played well despite struggling with one part of his game.

“Hopefully I can keep this going,” Rahm said. “I hit the driver the last few days as good as I have in a while, really comfortable, the ball flight, and really solid off the tee overall, but need to tidy up the iron game a little bit. I think that’s what let me down this week.”

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