Sep
25
2010
A Breakdown for Which Khaki-Wearing “Semi-Athlete” Will Win $10 Million on Sunday
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

The PGA Tour is trying really hard to help people understand which wealthy white guy that hits a little white ball around for a living (otherwise known as a “semi-athlete” in the words of Geoff Ogilvy) will walk away at least $10 million richer on Sunday afternoon.

I give an A for effort, but Jim Furyk made a great point — “The first part of the scenario is I have to win, and the rest of it I can’t control. I doubt that I can — I doubt there’s a scenario where I’m going to finish second or worse in the tournament and win the FedExCup, so that’s the only thing I can somewhat control. So the idea really, it makes it very simple, to just go out — if I were in the top 5 and there was all those scenarios and ideas, yeah, you might want to keep an eye, yeah, I have to make sure I finish higher than 6th or whatever it might be. But the situation I’m in coming from 11th, I have to win tomorrow and the idea is just to go out and do the best I can to do that.”

But check out these charts — basically, the contest for the FedEx Cup has been reduced to five players, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, Luke Donald, Paul Casey and Charley Hoffman.

I’m sure the leaders and the guys in the top-five printed out a copy of this sheet for their caddies to put in their yardage books.

[Photo by Kyle Auclair/insidetheropes.com, charts courtesy the PGA Tour]