Dell Technologies Championship: Half-Time Analysis 2018

Venue Name –        TPC Boston, Massachusetts, Aug 31-3 Sept, 2108

Weather Report  –  

Saturday – 28 Degrees, Partly Cloudy, Precipitation 10%, Humidity 62%, Wind 11-21km/h

Sunday –  32 Degrees, Partly Cloudy, Precipitation 10%, Humidity 64%, Wind 13-19 km/h


Leaderboard Day 1

1 J Rose -6
T2 R Knox -5
T2 A Ancer -5
T4 B Hossler -4
T4 K Bradley -4
T4 G Woodland -4

Leaderboard Day 2

1 W Simpson -11
T2 J Rose -10
T2 T Hatton -10
4 T Fleetwood -8
T5 C Smith -7
T5 A Ancer -7


Course Details and Round by Round Summary

Round 1 Summary

The greens look in nice condition at TPC Boston and Justin Rose stormed to the top of the leaderboard after round 1 with a brilliant 6 under par bogey free round of 65. Pre-Tournament favorite Dustin Johnson sits in a strong position after day one (tied 8th position) and looks poised to strike. Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Henrik Stenson, Tony Finau and Alex Noren all made a solid start with a 2 under par round. Jason Day, John Rahm, Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas all had very disappointing first rounds and will have to play extremely well from here on in, to contend the tournament.

Round 2 Summary

Justin Rose continued his fine form in round two, with a solid 4 under par round of 67 and sits on 10 under par. Justin looked to be the co clubhouse leader, until Webb Simpson birdied the final hole. Webb sits on 11 under par and is good current form heading into the weekend. Webb has become a very consistent player, since he has made the putter style change from the anchoring rule and will be full confidence heading into the final 2 days.

Great to see a lot of the players mentioned in the pre-tournament article “in good current form” playing well. Tommy Fleetwood, Webb Simpson and Tony Finau.

Jason Day had an out of character shocking first two days and sits nearly last on the leaderboard and will have the weekend off.


In-play betting for Round 3 & Round 4

Below is a list of the hole by hole scoring averages at TPC Boston.

Here is a trading suggestion –

Option 1. There 3 par 5’s at TPC Boston and they are all playing in the easiest 5 holes. These holes are great for a “back” bet on a player you fancy (providing they are in a good position on the fairway) and then “lay” once the hole is completed. Best to do this trade when the market is compressed on the “back” and “lay” side.

Option 2. The 11th through to the 14th hole is clearly the most difficult stretch of the golf course and could be a good strategy “laying” a player on the 11th tee that you are not overly keen on and then “re-backing” them after the 14th hole is completed.


Betting Strategy

Below are some weekend bets to consider, you may also want to read the in-play betting notes as well

Back – Tony Finau is in form, back for Top 10 @ $2.70  for 1 unit

Back – Webb Simpson back for Top 5 but @ $1.70 for 2 units 

Back – Tommy Fleetwood back for Top 10 @ $1.70 for 1 unit

Back – Dustin Johnson back for Top 10 @ $2.00 for 2 units

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