Golf Starz take on the Fed Ex Cup:

I (Lafferty Daniels) love the Fed Ex Cup.  There is something about a four-week long tournament at multiple locations that really gets me excited. There is nothing more entertaining than watching these pros execute shots under the greatest pressure of their lives on some of the best courses in the world – it really is captivating. Although it feels like the season is coming to an end there is still a lot of golf left before the Presidents Cup team is set (let alone before we have a FedExup Cup winner). In fact, there are about 7 world class players on the cusp of making the team so whom ever can play the best down the home stretch will make the decision for Captain Steve Stricker a lot easier. Back to the FedEx Cup, for those not familiar with the format here is the cliff notes version.  The Northern Trust at the Glen Oaks Club hosts week one of the Fed Ex Cup.  You can take a digital tour of the course here.


Growing up, my baseball coaches always told me that it doesn’t matter if you hit for a .300 average in the regular season if you go 0-10 in the play offs.  While statistics don’t really point to the guys at the bottom of the top 125, it is still anyone’s game.  I would love to see someone ranked in the 70’s or even over 100 win the first week and really mix everything up.  With Hideki Matsuyama leading the field with 2,869 and the guys in the 120-125 range having mid to high 300 points, really everyone in the field is still in contention, on paper.

As much as I would like to see someone mix it up, chances and odds do not point in that direction.  To make it fun, we are going to pick who we think is going to win the Fed Ex Cup as well as pick our favorite and long shot each week.

Laferty Daniels

  • Fed Ex Cup:  Justin Thomas
  • THE NORTHERN TRUST Favorite: Brooks Koepka
  • THE NORTHERN TRUST Long Shot: Kevin Na

Jansen Lee

  • Fed Ex Cup:  Rickie Fowler
  • THE NORTHERN TRUST Favorite: Rory McIlroy
  • THE NORTHERN TRUST Long Shot: Xander Schauffele

McAvoy Roy

  • Fed Ex Cup:  Jordan Spieth
  • THE NORTHERN TRUST Favorite: Jordan Spieth
  • THE NORTHERN TRUST Long Shot: Kevin Na

Tee Times for the Northern Trust can be found here.

As always, comment below and let us know who you like!

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