Sunday, September 16, 2007

Golf News: Tiger Woods wins the inaugural FedEx Cup

Earlier today Tiger Woods became the first winner of the FedEx Cup with a personal best 23 under par tournament at the Tour Championship. He was at his absolute best during the event beating Zach Johnson Mark Calcavecchia by a massive 8 strokes. This was Tigers 61st win on the tour and needs only one more win to catch the great Arnold Palmer. Tiger adds the 10 million from the FedEx Cup to his retirement fund and takes home another 1.2 million just for winning the tournament. The dominant win means that questions about just how good Tiger Woods is will continued to be asked and the answer just might be...the greatest ever!
Leaderboard - Top 10 The Tour Championship

1 Tiger Woods USA -23 257 64 63 64 66
2 Mark Calcavecchia USA -15 265 65 66 63 71
2 Zach Johnson USA -15 265 71 66 60 68
4 Sergio Garcia ESP -14 266 68 64 64 70
5 Scott Verplank USA -11 269 66 68 67 68
5 Hunter Mahan USA -11 269 65 68 65 71
7 Vijay Singh FIJ -10 270 68 68 65 69
7 Tim Clark SAF -10 270 62 69 70 69
9 Rory Sabbatini SAF -9 271 68 68 67 68
9 Camilo Villegas COL -9 271 67 68 70 66


The final standings in the FedEx Cup threw up little change. Unfortunately for golf fans the title didn't come down to a close finish, which would have probably secured the FedEx Cup's place for years to come. However, I am sure there will be some serious debate over whether the cup should continue to be part of the Tour. I must say congratulations to Steve Stricker who finished second in the FedEx Cup points standings and will add 3 million to his retirement fund!

Stay tuned this week for my thoughts on the FedEx Cup

1 comment:

tmenadier said...

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