Golf betting fans know that the PGA Tour FedExCup playoffs begin with “The Barclays” golf tournament. It is held August 23rd-26th at the Westchester Country Club, NY. Golf betting fans may want to know that The Barclays used to be the Barclays Classic on the PGA Tour but has been renamed and is the first tournament of the first ever FedExCup playoffs. Golf betting fans know that as the first round of the first-ever PGA Tour playoffs, the top golfers will battle it out to stay in contention for the FedExCup Title.
Golf betting fans are aware that the tournament began in 1967 as the Westchester Classic. Beginning in 1976 it underwent a series of name sponsorships. Golf betting fans know that the tournament was usually played during June of each year, either the week before or the week after the U.S. Open. Golf betting fans see that the most frequent winner of the tournament has been Vijay Singh who has won it three times and will be the likely favorite this week if Woods does not play.
Golf betting fans might know that the West Course at Westchester Country Club was designed in the 1920s. Its architect was Walter J. Travis, editor of The American Golfer magazine, and designer of over forty courses throughout the country. Golf betting fans may know that in 2005, certain changes were made to make the course better to play.
Golf betting fans should know that Tiger Woods is not sure if he will play in The Barclays. "I may play, and I may not," he said. Woods originally said he would play all four but he has such a big lead in the points that missing the first event of the four would not really be a big deal. Golf betting fans know that Woods leads the PGA Tour FedExCup standings with 30,574 points. Golf betting fans know that Vijay Singh is second with 19,129 points. Golf betting fans know that Woods could skip the first event and then play in the remaining three events and still win the Championship.
Following Tiger and Vijay in the standings are Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson, K.J. Choi, Rory Sabbatini, Zach Johnson, Charles Howell III, Adam Scott and Scott Verplank. Most of the top golfers in the world took last week off in preparation for The Barclays.