Odds For The 2009 Tour Championship

The odds for the 2009 Tour Championship this weekend show something I haven’t seen in a while: Tiger Woods is even money to win. Padraig Harrington and Jim Furyk are at 14/1; Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson, 18/1.

What’s interesting is that Padraig Harrington is the bettors’ second choice to win the Tour Championship, but that he doesn’t control his own destiny in winning the overall FedEx Cup.  As the points system is set up, only the top five in points—Tiger, Stricker, Furyk, Johnson and Heath Slocum—can walk away with the trophy simply by winning.

Padraig Harrington and everyone else needs help. Harrington can only take home the Cup if he wins the Tour Championship and Tiger finishes third or worse.

The player currently in fifth in the points system, Heath Slocum, is set at 80/1. No one, it seems, expects him to win.

The complete odds for the Tour Championship, as set by Bodog Sports, is as follows:

Tiger Woods 1/1
Padraig Harrington 14/1
Jim Furyk 14/1
Steve Stricker 18/1
Zach Johnson 18/1
Phil Mickelson 22/1
Sean O’Hair 15/1
Retief Goosen 15/1
Ernie Els 33/1
Geoff Ogilvy 33/1
Hunter Mahan 33/1
Scott Verplank 33/1
Angel Cabrera 40/1
Dustin Johnson 40/1
Mike Weir 40/1
Stewart Cink 40/1
Lucas Glover 50/1
Kevin Na 50/1
Davvid Toms 50/1
Nick Watney 50/1
Luke Donald 50/1
Steve Marino 50/1
YE Yang 66/1
Jerry Kelly 66/1
Mark Leishman 66/1
Kenny Perry 50/1
John Senden 80/1
Brian Gay 80/1
Heath Slocum 80/1
Jason Duffner 100/1

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