Monday, 8 September 2008

Villegas grabs the Beemer Championship but Vijay all but has his hands on the money...

The final chance to make it into the final fight for the Fedex Cup 10 MILLION DOLLAR JACKPOT was taken by 30 brave players this weekend. Unfortunately it seems there's only one man in it with a chance. Bloody old Vijay didn't read the script when he went and won the first two events. It looks like what could have been real fireworks as players fought it out to get their hands on the dosh next week, will be nothing but a damp squib, as we wait for Vijay to greedily pocket his mahoosive pension fund.

His closest challenger is Camilo Villegas, who is 10,601 points behind the Fijian after his win at the BMW, but with the winner of the Tour championship getting 12,500 points, and the last player in thirtieth getting 2,000, even if the Colombian made it back to back wins and Singh faltered to the bottom of the leaderboard, he would still finish 101 points ahead. Boo Vijay, you could have left us with a little bit of interest. But who is the big loser in all of this apart from us sports fans? Fedex.

How pissed off would you be if you stumped up a £10,000,000 prize and the thing was settled before the final event? You can't create a buzz around that can you. Come and watch the exciting event of one bloke laughing his way to the bank in a now virtually meaningless tournament and see his glee as he gets the cheque after waiting a week. I guess the minor placings are still to be settled, but they're small beans. I have a feeling if there's any packages coming from or to Mr Singh via Fedex, may be mysteriously lost/broken/sodden with what may or may not be a postman's urine...


Rank
This
Week
Rank
Last
Week
Player Events Points Playoff
Victories
Playoff
Top 10s
1 1 Vijay Singh 3 122,651 2 2
2 25 Camilo Villegas 3 112,050 1 2
3 2 Sergio Garcia 3 110,900
2
4 5 Jim Furyk 3 109,130
2
5 3 Mike Weir 3 109,068
2
6 7 Anthony Kim 3 108,919
1
7 4 Justin Leonard 3 108,138
2
8 12 K.J. Choi 3 106,846
1
9 8 Phil Mickelson 3 106,701

10 10 Ben Curtis 3 106,202
1
11 6 Kevin Sutherland 3 106,178
1
12 13 Steve Stricker 3 106,156
1
13 9 Kenny Perry 3 105,865

14 67 Dudley Hart 3 105,431
1
15 11 Stewart Cink 3 105,182

16 20 Hunter Mahan 3 105,149
1
17 15 Carl Pettersson 3 104,794

18 16 Robert Allenby 3 104,601

19 21 Trevor Immelman 3 104,528

20 17 Stuart Appleby 3 104,525

21 19 Ernie Els 3 104,425
1
22 18 Ken Duke 3 104,232
1
23 28 Tim Clark 3 103,895
1
24 22 Briny Baird 3 103,534

25 35 D.J. Trahan 3 103,453
1
26 23 Ryuji Imada 3 103,353

27 24 Andres Romero 3 103,303

28 26 Billy Mayfair 3 103,189

29 27 Bubba Watson 3 103,003

30 14 Chad Campbell 3 102,812
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