The biggest names in golf compete for an awe-inspiring $18 million first prize this week in Atlanta. The 2023 Tour Championship is hosted at East Lake Golf Club, and the event is the finale of the 2022-23 PGA Tour season. The venue has been the host of the Tour Championship since 2005 and also the final tournament of the FedEx Cup since 2007. Scottie Scheffler sits atop the FedEx Cup standings and earns a two-stroke lead at 10-under par to begin the tournament. He'll be followed by Viktor Hovland (-8), Rory McIlroy (-7) and Jon Rahm (-6) among others in the 30-man field.
Scottie Scheffler (+140) is the betting favorite in the latest 2023 Tour Championship odds, followed by Rory McIlroy (+330) and Viktor Hovland (+500). In addition to the top contenders, can a player like fan favorite Max Homa (+2800) provide value among your 2023 Tour Championship fantasy golf picks? Before you consider your 2023 Tour Championship fantasy golf picks, you have to see the Tour Championship fantasy golf rankings from SportsLine handicapper Eric Cohen.
Cohen is an avid golf bettor who correctly predicted the pre-tournament outright winner of the 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic (Rickie Fowler +1400), 2023 PGA Championship (Brooks Koepka +2000), 2023 Honda Classic (Chris Kirk +3500), 2022 Open Championship (Cameron Smith +2200), 2022 U.S. Open (Matt Fitzpatrick +2500), and 2022 Phoenix Open (Scottie Scheffler's first career victory at +2800).
He is a daily contributor to SportsLine's YouTube Show "Early Edge in 5" and is a guest on "The Early Wedge" SportsLine YouTube golf show hosted by Jonathan Coachman. Anyone who has followed Cohen's predictions has made positive gains on their golf picks.
Now, Cohen has ranked his top golfers for the 2023 Tour Championship. Cohen's picks are only available at SportsLine.
2023 Tour Championship expert picks
One player Cohen loves this week is Xander Schauffele. Cohen sees tremendous value in Schauffele at East Lake, pointing in part to his course track record. Schauffele won the 2017 Tour Championship at the same venue, and the 29-year-old has finished in the top-seven in six consecutive Tour Championship appearances. Schauffele is also playing well right now, finishing in the top eight at the BMW Championship last week and gaining shots tee to green in eight of his last nine starts. Schauffele has also generated positive putting stats in all nine of those events, and he has made the cut in 32 straight tournaments, the longest active streak on the PGA Tour. Schauffele is a well-rounded player who has 11 top-10 finishes this season, and he ranks No. 6 on the PGA Tour in strokes gained overall in 2022-23.
On the flip side, the expert is fading Jon Rahm at his current price. While Rahm has immense talent and pedigree, he is being priced at a number that doesn't align with recent play and the logistics of this field. Rahm lost more than seven strokes tee to green at East Lake in 2022, and he is not playing well by his standards right now. Rahm finished outside the top 30 at both the BMW Championship and FedEx St. Jude Championship after missing the cut at the Travelers in late June. He also finished 50th at the PGA Championship, and Rahm lost more than three strokes tee to green last week. His driving accuracy percentage (57.92%) ranks 110th on the tour this season, and Rahm is outside the top 60 in strokes gained around the green, sand save rate, putting accuracy inside 10 feet, and scrambling from both the rough and the fringe in 2023. See all of Cohen's Tour Championship picks at SportsLine.
How to set 2023 Tour Championship fantasy golf lineups
For this week, Cohen is backing several underdogs in his 2023 Tour Championship fantasy golf picks, including one massive longshot who comes in at 45-1. Cohen notes that this player "gained strokes putting in nine straight tournaments" and he is a strong candidate to "take home plenty of cash on Sunday." See who it is, and get all of Cohen's fantasy golf picks, at SportsLine.
Who wins the Tour Championship 2023, and who are the top players to target for your Tour Championship fantasy golf picks? Visit SportsLine now to get Eric Cohen's fantasy golf rankings, all from the fantasy expert with his finger on the pulse of the game, and find out.