Golf betting handicappers and fans will have their choice of the absolute best field of players for the 2010 golf gambling season that will climax with a champion on Sunday.
The top 30 players in the FedExCup standings will take to the course for an event that features a purse of $7.5 million and with a winning share of $1.35 million. Adding to the excitement of The Tour Championship is that none of the players involved has ever won a FedExCup title.
The initial 125 players that entered the playoffs with the golf odds have been whittled down to the best 30 led by Matt Kuchar. Kuchar has had a good post season with a win in The Barclays as well as a 3rd place finish in the BMW Championship. Kuchar leads the standings heading into this climatic weekend of action.
The win in The Barclays was especially satisfying as he shot a final round 66 to force a playoff with Martin Laird, which Kuchar won on the final hole. Kuchar will have something of a home course advantage in that he lives only 20 minutes away from East Lake.
Dustin Johnson enters action this week with the golf betting lines as the man ranked 2nd in the FedExCup standings. He has the hot hand as he is coming off a win in the BMW Championship. He also finished 9th in The Barclays and 57th in the Deutsche Bank this playoff season.
Johnson looks like he is over the gaffes committed this year in the US Open and PGA and is well positioned to win the FedExCup and perhaps even Player of the Year.
Charley Hoffman ranks 3rd in the FedExCup standings after winning the Deutsch Bank but also struggling with a 27th in The Barclays and a 33rd in the BMW Championship. After shooting a career low 62 at the Deutsch Bank he lost momentum at Cog Hill but is looking to get back the momentum and pull of a stunning upset.
Perhaps one of the better golf betting values on the board could be Steve Stricker, who has been in the top 10 in all three previous playoff tournaments. Stricker finished 3rd in the final FedExCup standings last year and his consistency makes him attractive.