For some golfers of the golfers on Tour this year 2010 has been a year to remember –for both good and bad reasons.
2010 was a great year for 2010 PGA Tour betting action if for no other reason than it was unpredictable. For the first time in a decade a Tiger Woods victory wasn’t a foregone conclusion. Not that Woods wins every event he enters (more like 30% of the events he enters), but generally when he plays a course he’s always the favorite to win. Or at least he was. This year while he was still favored in many of the PGA Tour odds events the entered it wasn’t by the ridiculous betting lines he’s seen in the past. There were no even-money lines this year as the World #1 struggled mightily on and off the course.
But that might have been the best thing that’s happened to the PGA Tour odds action in years.
Woods absence from the course and his poor (compared to his usual stellar output) performance on the course opened the doors for a number of up and coming youngsters to get their foot in the door and get a taste of life atop the PGA leader board.
American Dustin Johnson had a breakout year and will be among the favorite this weekend at The Tour Championship at East Lake Country Club, just outside Atlanta, GA.
Johnson had tremendous success this year and also tremendous disappointment as he blew Sunday leads at three of the four Majors this year. But he certainly made his mark and climbed to #12 in the world and grabbed a spot on the Ryder Cup for the 2010 showdown across the pond in Wales.
But the best golfer in the world right now appears to be Matt Kucher who has quietly climbed to the top of the Money List, the Scoring Average list and leads the FedEx Cup point’s race. He’ll be among the favorites this weekend and if all goes his way in the PGA Tour odds competition this weekend he’ll be leaving Georgia $10 million richer.