2015 The Barclays Betting Preview And Tips

The Barclays, August 27th – 30th, 2015
Plainfield C.C., Edison, New Jersey
Par: 70 / Yardage: 7,030
Purse: $8.25 million with $1,485,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Hunter Mahan

The Barclays 2015 Favourites Discussion

Update: Dustin Johnson has withdrawn.
With Jordan Spieth in the field this week at 11/2 it takes the focus off Dustin Johnson who looks decent win value at 10/1.  Though he has won the WGC Caddy, DJ will look back on 2015 as another year the Majors got away after a T2 at The US Open and slips at slips at St. Andrews and Whistling Straits last time out where he finished T7.  There is however the chance to end the season on a high and Dustin was the winner last time Plainfield hosted The Barclays in 2011.  The event then was shortened to 54 holes with the Hurricane Irene threatening.

Doc’s Top Five The Barclays 2015 Bets

Matt Kuchar 35/1

Since coming close in Scotland at the start of the Summer, Kuchar’s rock solid fairway hitting game has been the foundation for a T7 in Canda, T25 at Firestone and T7 last time out Whistling Straits.  Overtaken by DJ here in the final round in 2011 and finished solo second. He will be in the mix this week.

Brooks Koepka 25/1

Debut at Plainfield for Brooks but fits the mould of 2011 winner Dustin Johnson.  Yet again Koepka produced the goods last week in North Carolina, leading the field in driving and greens in regulation on his way to a T6 finish.  That, by the way, is eight Top-25’s in a row, and judging by his late season form this time last year, I predict this Koepka train is gonna keep on rolling!

Jim Furyk 50/1

Rested after a T30 at the PGA Championship, Furyk is having a super season and is a Playoffs warrior.  That outpouring of emotion after winning the RBC Heritage was like a weight being lifted off Jim’s shoulders and he has gone close since with a solo fourth in Canada and T3 at Firestone.  Great each way odds on a guy who always gives 100%.

Robert Streb 55/1

It has been a fantastic season for Robert Streb who continues to cash-in under the radar.  I can’t remember the last time he had a poor event; he was T10 at Whistling Straits, was 5th before that at The WGC Bridgestone, T18 at The Open, top 15 at the John Deere and T2 at The Greenbrier.  I give up!  Great each way odds for the debutant.

Brandt Snedeker 50/1

Dropped to 50/1 after a T43 at The Wyndham but that included a second round of 61 in which he achieved a quite incredible mark of 5.066 strokes gained putting.  Despite not making the weekend at The Open, things have been pretty solid for Sneds this Summer with a solo 8th at the US Open and T12 at the US PGA.  I’m just wondering if that 61 last week was a little cameo for what might be in store at The Barclays.  It was full on “59 watch” during the last round Brandt played on this course too; he finished with a 61 for T3 in 2011.

Long Odds Glory

Paul Casey 50/1

In very solid form this year and well capable of winning. T3 at Sedgefield last week after showing good signs with a T30 at the US PGA and T17 at the WGC Bridgestone.

Webb Simpson 66/1

Always does good at his “home” event so his T6 at The Wyndham was not unexpected.  Listening to him speak after, Webb is hungry to make the Presidents Cup and this week could be his best chance of really making an impact in that regard. T10 here in 2011.

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