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Wyndham golf full of Singh

Aug 12, 2008 7:58 PM

by Mark Mayer | Vijay Singh enters this week’s PGA Tour stop at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina as the 10-1 favorite, but which Vijay will show? And. will the public get confused seeing two Singhs on the leaderboard?

Vijay missed the cut last week at the PGA Championship after winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational the previous week. Vijay’s namesake is India’s Jeev Milkha Singh, who continues his American run after spending most of this time on the European Tour. Jeev was in contention for much of the PGA, finishing in a tie for ninth. At 40-1, Jeev is a very tempting buy.

Other top contenders on the Las Vegas Hilton board for the Wyndham Championship are Paul Casey at 15-1 along with a group at 25-1 that includes David Toms, Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson, Brandt Snedeker and Ken Duke. Duke had the best finish among this group at the PGA, placing 13th. Toms and Casey finished in a tie for 15th, while Snedeker was 24th, Pettersson 47th and Clark 55th.

Golf notables carrying huge odds are Mark Calcavecchia at 80-1, David Duval at 150-1 and John Daly at 250-1. Former Masters champion Zach Johnson is at 30-1.

There are 10 individual matchups listed at the Hilton, most involving unheralded golfers with uncertain track records. Here are the two we’ll test.

Brandt Snedeker -110 vs David Toms -110: Snedeker nearly won the Masters and is one of the rising stars on the PGA Tour. Toms was once ranked as high as fifth in the world, but injuries have slowed him down. The 15th at the PGA was his best finish of the year and we are banking on him to continue his improving form. TOMS.

Tim Clark -110 vs Carl Pettersson -110: Not much to choose from in this matchup. Both played fairly well last week in the PGA, though neither was really in the mix. Pettersson has been in better form of late, having finished 11th at the Canadian Open. He has four Top 10 finishes in 21 events, compared to Clark’s one in 19. PETTERSSON.