Thursday, November 03, 2005

Grand Finale

I wouldn't be surprised if the gap between Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh increases once again this week. Vijay stands to lose more points, and he is not in good form entering the week.

Retief Goosen should stay comfortably where he is in Tier II. As for Sergio Garcia, also comfortably in Tier II, a top three finish this week should pull him ahead of Ernie Els in the OWGR. Of this field of 29, Sergio's performance is among the top in the weeks preceding the Tour Championship.

Furyk, Scott, DiMarco, Perry, Donald, Harrington, and Love should all be able to remain in Tier II thanks to the Woods-Singh gap. Being at the bottom of the list, Love would be iffy but he really doesn't stand to lose any points at present unless he WDs or DQs. Besides, he hasn't played terribly in his last few starts.

The final player in both the top tiers and the Tour Championship is Tim Clark. He has the chance to move up to Tier III which in turn should slide Couples, Bjorn, and Cink up to Tier IV and allow Jose Maria Olazabal and John Daly to sneak back into the list in Tier V.

Player to watch this week: Sergio Garcia

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