Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Vegas Makes Me Laugh
On Friday (not Thursday), the Deutsche Bank Championship kicks off at TPC Boston. It's an event that will host the second leg of the FedEx Cup, with some of the best golfers in the world participating.
So, who do you think the favorite is in Las Vegas? Is it Matt Kuchar, the winner of last week and a top-10 machine this season? Could it be Steve Stricker, a two-time champion in 2010 who might just put some room between him and the rest of the PGA Tour for Player of the Year with a third win this week? What about Phil Mickelson, the Masters winner this year that has been chasing that title of world number one for most of the latter part of this year?
Nope, it's the guy that hasn't won a PGA Tour event in a year. Yep, Tiger Woods!!!
Tiger is a 7-to-1 favorite at the Deutsche Bank, an event Woods won back in 2006 and finished t-11 last season, his only finish out of the top-two in his last eight PGA Tour events in '09.
I know Vegas does these things because people will see his name, see the odds ("Dude, if Tiger wins I can turn this $100 into $700!!!") and make the idiotic bet, because Vegas is smarter than we are, but if you are seriously putting money on this guy to win when he can't seem to string four good rounds together to save his life, you really don't like money.
But, alas, he will win eventually, so if he does, maybe I'll be the one eating my words, eh?