Article published on 2 September 2013

Canadian Could Win 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship

Delaet Just Three Off The Lead
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It's rare that Canadians win or finish at the top of PGA tournaments, so the fact that going into today's fourth and final round of the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship in the US, Canadian Graham Delaet is only three strokes behind leader Spain's Sergio Garcia, will have Canuck golf fans glued to their sets today.

Delaet Could Win Deutsche Bank Championship

After three rounds at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Boston in Norton, Massachusetts, Delaet is on -16, one behind Sweden's Henrik Stenson, and three behind Garcia. What differentiates the Deutsche Bank Championship from most PGA golf tournaments, is that it runs from Friday to Monday instead of the usual Thursday to Sunday.

The reason is that Monday is Labor Day in the United States, which means golfing fans can use the public holiday to watch many of the world's best golfers strut their stuff.

While many golf betting fans expected world number one Tiger Woods to bring out his A-game in this tournament (which he last won in 2006), he is 13 strokes off the leader, which pretty much puts him out of contention. But if Delaet plays today like he did yesterday, he has a better than good chance of taking down Stenson and Garcia.

The Canadian Scored the Lowest Round on Sunday

On Sunday Delaet caught the attention of both the commentators and the gallery alike at TPC Boston when despite a rain-softened course, he scored 62, the lowest round of the day, which included 10 birdies as well as a single bogey.

As in any sports, match play temperament separates the men from the boys. So if the 31-year-old Canadian can keep his cool today and get himself back into the concentration zone he was in yesterday, he could well end up lifting the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship trophy high, and taking home the whopping $1,440,000 check for first place.

From a betting point of view, most land and online sportsbooks have posted Garcia has the big betting favorite to win the Deutsche Bank Championship 2013, followed by Stenson, then Steve Stricker of the United States, and then Delaet as the fourth favorite. Here are the latest 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship betting lines as posted by top Canadian-friendly online sportsbook, Bodog:

Deutsche Bank Championship Outright Odds (Top 10)

Sergio Garcia - 11/10
Henrik Stenson - 11/4
Steve Stricker - 7/1
Graham Delaet - 9/1
Jason Dufner - 11/1
Roberto Castro - 22/1
Ian Poulter - 50/1
Kevin Stadler - 50/1
Jason Day - 66/1
Keegan Bradley - 66/1

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