Monthly Archives: October 2013

2013 HSBC Champions Field As Strong As Ever; FedEx Cup Points Now On The Line

2013 HSBC ChampionsIf we go by the calendar year, it’s the last World Golf Championships event for the PGA Tour. But with the PGA Tour adopting the wraparound schedule for the 2013-14 season, it’s actually the first WGC event of the new season.

The addition of the added value to the FedEx Cup points for the first time is also bringing out some of the top players in the world, which will make for a fantastic field this week in China.

There will be 78 players teeing it up at the 2014 HSBC Champions event, represented by 21 total countries for a very international affair. Continue reading

2013 CIMB Classic Has Best Field Yet Thanks To FedEx Cup Points On The Line

CIMB ClassicThere are a bunch of firsts this year at the 2013 CIMB Classic. It’s the first time that the tournament is being played at Kuala Lumpur Golf Club, it’s the first time that a Masters invitation will be awarded to the winner, and it’s the first time that it will be an official FedEx Cup points event.

The end result is that the field from top-to-bottom is bringing out many more notable names overall than in years past. Sure, Tiger Woods played in the 2012 CIMB Classic, but on the whole the field is every bit as strong, and likely stronger even without Woods in the field for the 2013 edition. Continue reading

PGA Tour Adopts Wraparound Schedule For 2013-14 Season

PGA TourPlayers and fans of the PGA Tour will be in for a much different type of season over the coming calendar year. It starts with the fact that there really isn’t an offseason like there has been in the past. That’s because the PGA Tour made the move to label the six events in the fall and winter as official FedEx Cup events.

Rather than having the new season start in January in Hawaii, the PGA Tour season will actually cover two calendar years going forward in a wraparound set up. In fact, the 2013-14 season already got underway last week with the Frys.com Open. Continue reading

PGABettingOdds.com’s 2013 PGA Tour Player Of The Year: Phil Mickelson

Phil MickelsonWe’re a little bit late on the Player Of The Year voting on the PGA Tour, and are aware that Tiger Woods was named the winner. It’s hard to argue with that, as Woods won five times on the season, including the PLAYERS Championship and two World Golf Championship events.

But we want to argue the case for another player. That would be Phil Mickelson, who very surprisingly has never won the Player of the Year on the PGA Tour before. That’s thanks in large part to the man who won it against in 2013. Continue reading

2013 Presidents Cup Preview; United States Picked To Win

2013 Presidents CupThe 10th Presidents Cup gets underway on Thursday, as the best players from the United States take on the best International players that excludes Europe. No, it’s not a boycott against Europe, the U.S. and Europe have their own biennial¬†event that you might have heard of called the Ryder Cup.

But the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup take on very similar format, as team play is at the heart of the competition before getting going with singles matches on the final day. Continue reading