From the AP’s report following Vijay Singh’s second consecutive FedEx win:
Singh has 120,500 points, giving him a 12,225-point lead over Garcia, who tied for fifth. That means Singh is assured of having the lead going into the Tour Championship, and another top finish might be enough to wrap up the title if none of the guys immediately behind him win in St. Louis next week.
Of course, if that were to happen, The Tour would have to go back to the drawing board and “tweak” the points system [again] in order to allow for more “volatility.” See Geoff Shackelford’s post for more on that.
That said, I’m not sure if there is a points system possible that could somehow incorporate the possibility that VJ actually learns to putt for two straight weeks without letting him run away with it. This kind of domination by ‘The Big Fijian’ basically confirms just how good of a player he could have been if he had consistently putted well. Tom Lehman, Fred Couples, and I fear eventually Sergio Garcia are/will be part of that group as well–superb ball strikers who just could never roll the ball. Call it Sam Snead syndrome.