PGA Tour Expert Picks: Deutsche Bank Championship

Week 2 of the playoffs brings our lone scheduled Monday finish of the 2013-14 season. This week we head to TPC Boston for the final tournament before the Ryder Cup captains solidify their picks.


TPC Boston calls Norton, Mass., home and was designed by none other than Arnold Palmer. It wasn't built until 2003 but has held this tournament ever since. 

The players don't love it but they don't hate it, either. It came in at No. 29 in this 2012 survey of pros' favorite courses on tour.

Interestingly the tournament is run by the Tiger Woods Foundation -- similar to how the Quicken Loans National operates at Congressional.


The tournament will take place Aug. 29-Sept. 1 and the purse is $8 million.

You can watch Friday (Aug. 29) on Golf Channel from 2:30-6:30 p.m. and on Saturday (Aug. 30) on Golf Channel from 3-6:30 p.m. On Sunday (Aug. 31) you can watch on Golf Channel from 1-3 p.m. and on NBC from 3-6 p.m. On Monday (Sept. 1) you can watch on Golf Channel from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and on NBC from 1:30-6 p.m. 

You can also watch featured groups online at on all four days from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

All times Eastern

Participants and odds

Rory McIlroy : 4-1
Adam Scott : 11-1
Henrik Stenson : 16-1
Jason Day : 16-1
Matt Kuchar : 18-1
Rickie Fowler : 20-1
Jim Furyk : 25-1
Jordan Spieth : 25-1
Phil Mickelson : 25-1
Hunter Mahan : 28-1
Brandt Snedeker : 40-1
Bubba Watson : 40-1
Charl Schwartzel : 40-1
Keegan Bradley : 40-1
Patrick Reed : 40-1 

The McIlroy odds at 4-1 is rare air, indeed. Air only Tiger Woods has tasted in recent times. I wouldn't bet it but nothing he does would surprise me at this point.

Also of note: Four big names have withdrawn from the tournament.

Former champions

2013 -- Henrik Stenson
2012 -- Rory McIlroy
2011 -- Webb Simpson
2010 -- Charley Hoffman
2009 -- Steve Stricker

Expert picks


Matt Kuchar (18-1): Kuchar always plays well at this event -- he has top-25 finishes in four of his past five outings at TPC Boston and couldn't you see him emotionally dedicating the win to his caddie, whose wife died this week? I could see that pretty easily and it would be awesome.

Lock for top 10

Adam Scott (11-1): [shrugs] Scott has top 10s in three of his past four outings here. This slot is basically a revolving door and McIlroy and Scott are the only two guys entering through.

While we're here, what does Tom Watson have to do in the next week to get Scott a new name and slide him onto the US Ryder Cup team as a captain's pick? Batting in the No. 11 hole, former Masters champion Aaron ... Schott!


Kevin Stadler (125-1): Stadler has top 10s in each of the past two years at this event and he's 125-1? That can't be right, can it? He's one of the 13 golfers to make the cut at all four majors and he finished top 20 at Bridgestone just a few weeks back. Give me all of that value. 

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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