|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Golf betting will include an extra special weekend August 6-9 as the Bridgestone Invitational takes place from the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Golf betting fans will see the much anticipated return of Phil Mickelson to action at the Bridgestone Invitational after he took time off for his wife and mother’s breast cancer treatments.
Mickelson’s last golf betting appearance was at the US Open where he finished in 2nd place. This will be his 11th Bridgestone Invitational where his best finish was 2nd in 1999. Mickelson ranked 2nd in the official World Golf Ranking behind Tiger Woods. Mickelson has played in 12 golf betting events for 2009 and has made the cut 10 times with 2 wins and 6 top 10 finishes. Mickelson’s two wins this year were at the Northern Trust Open and the World Golf Championships-CA Championship.
Vijay Singh is the defending champion of this golf betting event and will return to defend his title. Singh was ranked 11th in the Official World Golf Ranking as he has competed in 17 golf betting events this year with 12 cuts made and 3 top 10 finishes. His best golf betting finish this year was a 6th place tie at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
Woods has thrown his hat in the ring and will participate at this golf betting event as well. Woods was ranked number one on the Official World Golf Ranking. Woods had played in 10 events this year with 9 cuts made and 3 wins including the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, The Memorial Tournament, and the AT&T Hollow Championship.
Paul Casey was ranked 3rd in the Official World Golf Ranking and will also participate. Casey has played in 11 events this year with 9 cuts made and a win in the Shell Houston Open.
This golf betting event has a total purse of $8,500,000 with a winning share of $1,350,000. A total of 550 FedExCup points will be on the line which is 50 more than the usual tournament. The World Golf Championships at Bridgestone will be the final tune up before next week’s PGA Championship from Minnesota, which will be the final major of the season.