Rory McIlroy Favored To Win 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship And Reclaim Points Lead

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Deutsche Bank ChampionshipThe second FedEx Cup Playoff event gets underway this week, with the top-100 players in the standings surviving and making the cut from The Barclays last Sunday. In the end, it was Hunter Mahan who played his way to a victory and to the top of the FedEx Cup rankings heading into the Deutsche Bank Championship.

With so many points available for these playoffs, the winner this week can almost guarantee a top-five spot, if not a spot in the lead going into the BMW Championship.

TPC Boston will challenge players in all parts of their games, with the eventual champion claiming the pivotal FedEx Cup points. Who is pegged to win?

Oddsmakers continue to favor Rory McIlroy. 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship betting lines have set McIlroy as a 4/1 favorite to win. The No.1 player in the world carded a T22 finish last week at The Barclays, never really playing a factor. It’s always tough when coming off of such hot streak like he did winning three tournaments in a row that included two Majors. The expectations could not be higher for the 25-year-old. He lost his FedEx Cup points lead to Mahan, but he knew coming in that the winner of the event would likely take the overall lead.

McIlroy gets a chance to reclaim the top position, and at 4/1, he is three times the favorite as Adam Scott, who comes in at 11/1. Scott finished T15 at The Barclays and hasn’t finished outside of the top-15 in a tournament since The PLAYERS Championship in early May. That is remarkable consistency, and one thing you have been able to count on is Scott’s name being mentioned. Expect that to be the case here again, and the 11/1 payout is garnering plenty of attention.

As for last week’s winner Mahan, he comes in at 28/1, with plenty of players between him and McIlroy. The fields will only get stronger in terms of quality over the coming weeks, with the best of the best playing top notch golf.

Henrik Stenson (16/1), Jason Day (16/1) Matt Kuchar (18/1), and Rickie Fowler (20/1) are just a few names situated at the top of the favorites heading into Thursday’s opening round. Fowler is probably the one playing the best golf outside of McIlroy, finishing T9 for a solid top-10 finish at The Barclays. Expect him to be in contention once again and don’t be surprised to see him break through in Boston.

For a complete look at the betting lines all week long, has the odds from Bovada live below!

2014 Deutsche Bank Championship Odds!

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