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Justin Thomas is the top-ranked player in the FedEx Cup standings and leads a world-class field this week at the 2020 Northern Trust. Thomas has won three times this season and finished in the top 10 in four of his last seven starts. Thomas can join Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as the only players to win the FedEx Cup Playoffs more than once if he’s able to hold onto his lead through the next three weeks, starting with the first 2020 Northern Trust tee times on Thursday.

Thomas has recorded nine top-10 finishes this season, one of the main reasons he’s listed as the 12-1 co-favorite in the latest 2020 Northern Trust odds from William Hill. Thomas is joined by Bryson DeChambeau, who’s also recorded nine top-10 finishes this season, atop the 2020 Northern Trust odds board. Defending champion Patrick Reed is a long shot at 28-1 among the 2020 Northern Trust contenders on the PGA odds board this week. Before locking in your 2020 Northern Trust picks or entering any PGA DFS tournaments on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the golf predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed in June. In fact, it’s up almost $9,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament. It was all over Justin Thomas winning the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at 12-1. At the 3M Open, McClure’s best bets returned a whopping $1,100 as he nailed a top-five pick on Max Homa (+1200) and a top-20 pick on Talor Gooch (+400). 

At the Memorial Tournament, McClure used the model to identify winner Jon Rahm (22-1) as one of his best bets from the start. It also had him as the projected winner heading into the weekend. The model was also all over long shot winner Collin Morikawa at the Workday Charity Open. It identified him as a top contender from the start despite his long odds and McClure recommended an outright bet on him to win at 33-1. The model also called Bryson DeChambeau taking the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

McClure returned a whopping +788 during the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge, including nailing top-five bets on Xander Schauffele at 13-2 and Collin Morikawa at 9-1. The model was also extremely high on 30-1 long shot winner Webb Simpson at the RBC Heritage. The model had him in the top five from the start and McClure’s best bets included Simpson winning outright. 

In all, the advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend, including two of the last four. Anyone who has followed its golf picks has seen massive returns.

Now that the Northern Trust 2020 field is finalized, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected leaderboard.

The model’s top 2020 Northern Trust predictions 

One huge shocker the model is calling for at The Northern Trust 2020: Tiger Woods, who’s seeking his record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour victory, stumbles big-time and doesn’t even crack the top 10. Woods is just one of two players who has won the FedEx Cup more than once. Woods, the 2007 and 2009 champion, has also had success at TPC Boston in his career, winning at this venue in 2006 while adding two runner-ups and a third place finish at TPC Boston. 

However, Woods has struggled mightily at the Northern Trust in recent years. In fact, Woods finished 40th in 2018 and withdrew from the tournament in 2019 after posting a first-round 75. The 44-year-old has also played just twice since the season restarted, failing to crack the top 35 in either event. He’s not a strong pick to win it all and there are far better values in this loaded Northern Trust 2020 field.

Another surprise: Patrick Cantlay, a 28-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.

Cantlay enters The Northern Trust 2020 hitting the ball extremely well off the tee, averaging 300 yards per drive this season. The 28-year-old ranks 11th on the PGA Tour in scoring average (69.706), which has helped him secure a top-20 finish in six of his last nine starts. Cantlay also ranks in the top 10 in birdie average (4.40), strokes gained tee-to-green (1.234) and putting average (1.715).

In addition, Cantlay has proven he has the game to compete with the best golfers on the PGA Tour. In fact, Cantlay secured a 12th-place finish at this event last year after shooting four consecutive rounds under par. Cantlay is one of the top value picks that should be all over your radar this week at the Northern Trust 2020. 

How to make 2020 Northern Trust picks

Also, the model is targeting four other golfers with odds of 20-1 or higher to make a strong run at the title. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who wins the 2020 Northern Trust? Where does Tiger Woods finish? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2020 Northern Trust leaderboard, all from the model that’s nailed six golf majors and is up almost $9,000 since the restart.

2020 Northern Trust odds (via William Hill)

Justin Thomas 12-1
Bryson DeChambeau 12-1
Jon Rahm 14-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
Dustin Johnson 18-1
Xander Schauffele 20-1
Collin Morikawa 20-1
Jason Day 25-1
Brooks Koepka 25-1
Patrick Cantlay 28-1
Webb Simpson 28-1
Patrick Reed 28-1
Daniel Berger 28-1
Tony Finau 33-1
Hideki Matsuyama 40-1
Tiger Woods 40-1
Adam Scott 45-1
Rickie Fowler 50-1
Justin Rose 50-1
Gary Woodland 50-1
Tyrell Hatton 50-1
Sung-Jae Im 50-1
Tommy Fleetwood 50-1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 50-1
Paul Casey 50-1
Scottie Scheffler 55-1
Abraham Ancer 55-1
Viktor Hovland 66-1
Jordan Spieth 66-1
Matthew Wolff 66-1
Billy Horschel 66-1
Louis Oosthuizen 70-1
Si-Woo Kim 70-1
Kevin Kisner 70-1
Marc Leishman 80-1
Harris English 80-1
Shane Lowry 90-1
Cameron Champ 90-1
Brendon Todd 90-1
Byeong Hun An 100-1
Harold Varner III 100-1
Phil Mickelson 100-1
Matt Kuchar 100-1
Alex Noren 125-1
Russell Henley 125-1
Joaquin Niemann 125-1
Bubba Watson 125-1
Ian Poulter 125-1
Doc Redman 125-1
Kevin Na 150-1
Tom Lewis 150-1
Ryan Palmer 150-1
Dylan Frittelli 150-1
Brendan Steele 150-1
Emiliano Grillo 150-1
Adam Hadwin 150-1
Ryan Moore 150-1
Joel Dahmen 150-1
Chez Reavie 150-1
Richy Werenski 175-1
Corey Conners 175-1
Charley Hoffman 200-1
Kevin Streelman 200-1
Lucas Glover 200-1
Brian Harman 200-1
Cameron Smith 200-1
Brandt Snedeker 200-1
Henrik Norlander 200-1
Max Homa 200-1
Charles Howell 200-1
Patrick Rodgers 200-1
Zach Johnson 200-1
Luke List 200-1
Sam Burns 200-1
Mackenzie Hughes 200-1
Keegan Bradley 200-1
Jason Kokrak 200-1
Bud Cauley 250-1
Adam Long 250-1
Lanto Griffin 250-1
Pat Perez 250-1
Maverick McNealy 250-1
Jim Herman 250-1
J.T. Poston 250-1
Cameron Tringale 250-1
Mark Hubbard 250-1
Ryan Armour 250-1
Sepp Straka 250-1
Michael Thompson 250-1
Scott Stallings 250-1
Cameron Davis 250-1
Rory Sabbatini 250-1
Tom Hoge 300-1
Talor Gooch 300-1
Nick Taylor 300-1
Denny McCarthy 300-1
Sam Ryder 300-1
Matt Jones 300-1
Brice Garnett 300-1
Adam Schenk 300-1
Graeme McDowell 300-1
Tyler Duncan 300-1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 300-1
Vaughn Taylor 300-1
Xinjun Zhang 350-1
Andrew Landry 350-1
Scott Piercy 350-1
Brian Stuard 400-1
Keith Mitchell 400-1
Troy Merritt 400-1
Beau Hossler 400-1
Danny Lee 400-1
Sung-Hoon Kang 400-1
Matthew NeSmith 500-1
Nate Lashley 500-1
Bo Noah 500-1
Carlos Ortiz 500-1
Robby Shelton 500-1
Scott Harrington 500-1
Sebastian Munoz 500-1
Harry Higgs 500-1
Scott Bron 500-1
Wyndham Clark 500-1
Zac Blair 750-1
Brian Gay 750-1