3 Dark Horse Picks for the 2022 TOUR Championship on FanDuel Sportsbook
The 2022 FedEx Cup Playoffs have reached the final event with the top-30 golfers in the FedEx Cup Standings competing in the TOUR Championship starting Aug. 25 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
With huge money up for grabs including $18 million to the winner, it's likely one of the top golfers and starting strokes leaders wins the FedEx Cup.
TOUR Championship Dark Horse Picks 2022
But beyond the leading favorites, FanDuel Sportsbook also offers TOUR Championship odds for the lowest 72-hole score (excluding Strokes Gained Handicap).
With longshots in mind, here are three dark horses outside of the leading favorites in the power rankings that could post the lowest 72-hole score.
TOUR Championship Dark Horses 2022
1. Cameron Young (+2200)
What a breakthrough season for Cameron Young, who started the year ranked 134 in the world and is up to 17. He plays in the TOUR Championship for the first time and is one of just two rookies in the field. The big hitter has five top-3 finishes since April on a variety of courses that require different skill sets. Over his last 36 rounds, Young ranks first or second in the field in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green, Off-the-Tee and Around the Green play. Add in that three of the last seven players to have topped the 72-hole scoring at East Lake ranked first in strokes-gained off-the-tee for the week, and Young can be a threat in his first appearance in the event.
2. Viktor Hovland (+2700)
Viktor Hovland makes his third appearance at East Lake, and he made major strides last year finishing T-5 at -11 under par. He shot an opening round 66 and closed with a 65 on Sunday. Hovland's Strokes Gained stats vs this field show him ranked top-3 in Tee-to-Green, Ball Striking and Approach play. The 24-year-old from Norway has been putting much better this summer after the flat stick let him down previously at East Lake. A good week on the greens and he's a contender.
3. Billy Horschel (+5000)
Billy Horschel won the TOUR Championship at East Lake in 2014 shooting -11 under par. He shot -10 under par last year with a disappointing final round 70. Horschel ranks top-6 in this field in Strokes Gained: Total over his career at East Lake with solid stats across the board. His accuracy and ability to hit greens at a higher rate should pay off again for this 7-time PGA Tour winner. Horschel is undervalued as a true dark horse.