TOUR Championship Odds and Best Bets

Justin Rose has been red-hot this postseason with back-to-back runner-up finishes in the Dell Technologies Championship and the BMW Championship this month. Rose is one of the three co-favorites heading into this weekend’s TOUR Championship in which the Top 30 players in the FedExCup standings battle it out for the title. Rose, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are each going off at +900 on the odds to win the 2018 TOUR Championship at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. While Rose is the hottest of the three co-favorites heading into this tournament,…

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‘The Colonel’ Mikhail Youzhny Set For A Final Salute In St. Petersburg | ATP World Tour

Mikhail Youzhny’s career might not be defined by a single shot. The Russian never had a forehand like Juan Martin del Potro’s in his repertoire, and his one-handed backhand was never as devastating as Stan Wawrinka’s. But if nothing else, the Russian became synonymous with his victory salute, placing his racquet on his head after winning a match in tribute to his late father. And in a way, that’s fitting. The 36-year-old, nicnkamed ‘The Colonel’, has been a soldier on the ATP World Tour for nearly two decades, cementing his…

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Niewiadoma takes Tour de l’Ardeche lead from breakaway

Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-Sram) continues to make the most of her good form after Sunday’s stage win at the Tour de l’Ardeche, joining stage 3 winner Ruth Winder (Team Sunweb) in a two-rider move that got away on the descent off the final climb during Monday’s stage 6 and finishing 46 seconds ahead of the field. Winder took her second stage win of the race in the two-up sprint, while Niewiadoma claimed the overall lead by 41 seconds over previous leader Margarita Victoria Garcia (Movistar Team) and Eider Merino (Spain). Related Articles Niewiadoma moved…

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Wawrinka: ‘I’m Playing Really Well’ | ATP World Tour

Stan Wawrinka got his St. Petersburg Open campaign off to a good start on Monday, battling past a tough Slovenian opponent, Aljaz Bedene, against whom he had lost once before. It wasn’t an easy match by any means, as Bedene served for the opening set. And it was another step in the right direction for the former World No. 3, whose form continues to improve after undergoing two left knee surgeries in August 2017. “I think in general I’m playing really well,” Wawrinka said. “I think it’s getting there. I…

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ICC academy ready to host India at the ‘Gabba’ in Dubai before Australia tour

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Dubai | Published: September 18, 2018 1:23:57 am India’s Australia tour starts in November. The ICC academy in Dubai has eight ‘Australian’ pitches. ICC The Indian cricket team need not go all the way to Australia to get a taste of its lively pitches before their winter tour begins down under. They could simply hop over to Dubai, instead. The ICC cricket academy in the UAE is ready to make “tailor-made” pitches to help India prepare for the two-month tour of Australia, comprising three ODIs,…

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Germany’s Maden Makes The Most of His Metz Moment | ATP World Tour

© A Bantquin – Moselle Open Germany’s Yannick Maden plays in his first tour-level match since July at Wimbledon. ATP Staff Tsonga makes his return on Tuesday against defending champion Gojowczyk Germany’s Yannick Maden took full advantage of his lucky-loser status at the Moselle Open in Metz on Monday. The German beat countryman Mischa Zverev 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 to earn his first tour-level win since May at the BMW Open by FWU in Munich. Maden won 76 per cent of his first-serve points and saved seven…

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Stan Marches On In St. Petersburg | ATP World Tour

Two years ago, Stan Wawrinka made the final of the St. Petersburg Open on his debut. On Monday, Wawrinka made a good start toward going one step further in his second appearance at the tournament. Wawrinka defeated Slovenian Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 7-6(5) to reach the second round at the ATP World Tour 250-level event, setting a tantalising second-round match against No. 4 seed Karen Khachanov. “It was a tough match. I think in general the level was good. For sure, really tough,” Wawrinka said. “I think I fought well. It’s…

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Here’s the convoluted — and unlikely — way Tiger Woods can win the FedEx Cup at the Tour Championship

Technically, all 30 golfers playing in this week’s Tour Championship have a chance to win the FedEx Cup. That includes Tiger Woods, whose odds of winning the PGA Tour’s $10 million bonus are, let’s just say, not better than most. RELATED: Tiger Woods helps Tour Championship ticket sales But again, technically, Tiger has a chance. That’s the point of making the tour’s (post)season finale, which Woods did thanks to his nearest close call at the BMW Championship. With a T-6 at Aronimink, Woods’ sixth top-six finish of 2018, the two-time…

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TOUR Championship Preview

It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN. The last event of the FedExCup Playoffs. This one is for all the marbles.  Just 30 golfers remain in the hunt for the FedExCup title. The Top 5 in the standings will control their own destiny. Meaning that a win will guarantee they also win the FedExCup trophy and bring home the $10 Million bonus. That top 5 entering the week are Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Dustin Johnson, and Justin Thomas.  Don’t feel too bad for the other golfers as all 30 are guaranteed at…

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Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas: ‘It Won’t Get Easier. I’ll Only Get Better’ | ATP World Tour

It was as if we were landing in Hell. Everywhere we looked, we saw fire. About 10 years ago, my family and I were returning from a winter vacation in Paris. We were 30, maybe 40 kilometres away from the airport when everyone on the plane started yelling and staring out the windows. It was dark, so we couldn’t see a lot, but what we did see scared me more than anything ever has: Attica, a region of Athens, was burning. We hadn’t been informed before the flight that the…

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