|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Monday, 01 June 2009 11:42|
Golf betting will turn its attention to one of the most prestigious events on the tour with the The Memorial Tournament from Muirfield Village Golf Club at Dublin, Ohio. Golf betting fans were excited to learn that Tiger Woods has committed to play in The Memorial Tournament this upcoming weekend, which only adds to its prestige.
The golf betting purse for the The Memorial Tournament is $6 million with a winning share of $1,080,000 and a total of 500 FedExCup golf betting points on the line. The Muirfield Village course was considered one of the five most difficult in all of golf betting for 2008. It was designed by golf betting legend Jack Nicklaus, who is from Ohio.
Last year Kenny Perry won the golf betting event for the third time in his career. Perry and Woods are the only three time winners of The Memorial. Perry shot a 3 under par 69 to win that golf betting tournament last year by 2 strokes. Woods has not won The Memorial, however, since 2001 when he took it for the third consecutive year. He missed the event in 2006 due to his father’s death and then missed it again last year due to his knee surgery.
Heading into golf betting action this weekend Zach Johnson leads the FedExCup standings with 5 top 10 finishes so far this season out of 14 tournaments played. Steve Stricker is in 2nd place followed by Geoff Ogilvy, Sean O’Hair, and Phil Mickelson, who is on indefinite leave due to his wife’s breast cancer. Ranked 6-10 are, in order, Perry, Nick Watney, Paul Casey, Rory Sabbatini, and Brian Gay.
Woods is 12th in the FedExCup standings and has 1 win in 6 events played with 5 top 10 finishes. His win was in the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.
Perry is best known, unfortunately, for his collapse earlier this year at The Masters in which he seemingly had the coveted green jacket won, only to blow it in the final two rounds and the playoff that followed.
Stricker won last week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in a thrilling playoff against Steve Marino, and Tim Clark.