Singh Running Away with FedExCup

There’s been one lucrative option for those doing any golf betting over the past couple of weeks – golf betting course lately, and another big result this weekend could wrap up a huge payday for him.

Singh began the FedExCup playoffs with a win at The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club two weeks ago. Justin Leonard were in a group of golfers in seventh place.

Garcia, Weir, and Leonard played well last week at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston too, but again it was Singh who walked away with the trophy after going 8-under in the final round. Weir, who shot a 61 in the first round of the tournament, got beat by eight strokes by Singh on the final day and had to settle for only second place.

Ernie Els and Camilo Villegas tied for third place last week, with Garcia and Tim Herron in fifth place, and Leonard, Chad Campbell, and Jim Furyk all ending up in seventh spot.

Those back-to-back victories by Singh in the first two tournaments of the FedExCup playoffs have given him a huge lead in the standings – he’s at 120,500 points, while second-place Garcia is at 108, 275. Weir, Leonard, and Furyk round out the Top 5 of the standings, while Phil Mickelson finds himself down in eighth place after two events.

And that gap atop the standings could lead to Singh wrapping up the FedExCup at this week’s tournament, the BMW Championship at Bellerive in St. Louis. Officially 24 players still have a chance to overtake Singh and win the FedExCup over the final two playoff events, but the leader would have to turn in some bad results for that to happen.

Of course, Singh did turn in a bad result at the BMW Championship last year – he ended up in 63rd place, and ahead of only one other participant (Mark Calcavecchia). Tiger Woods won this tournament last year, and he was followed on the leaderboard by Aaron Baddeley and Steve Stricker. Garcia was 9th, and Mickelson and Weir didn’t play.

The oddsmakers at BetUS really had no choice but to make Singh the favorite to win this week, considering how well he’s been playing. Singh is pegged at +600 odds to claim his third straight tournament, with Garcia at +750, and Mickelson at +1000. Furyk then sits fourth on that tourney list at +1400, with Els rounding out the Top 5 at +1800.

Other notables and their odds to win this week: Padraig Harrington (+2000), Anthony Kim (+2500), Leonard (+2800), Villegas (+3000), Steve Stricker (+3000), and K.J. Choi (+3500). Weir, who couldn’t hold off Singh last weekend, is pegged at +2500.

Singh might have the $10 million FedExCup prize in hand after the BMW Championship, but the PGA Tour will still carry on with The TOUR Championship at East Lake in Atlanta from September 25-28. That event will be preceded by the 2008 Ryder Cup, which will be held at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville from September 18-21.

Check the BetUS golf odds section for all the latest lines on the FedExCup tournaments.