Slocum wins Barclays

In a major upset on the PGA Tour, Heath Slocum won the 2009 Barclays, beating out Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Tiger Woods, and Steve Stricker by one shot.

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According to oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTS BETTING, Slocum entered the tournament with 175/1 odds to win, meaning a $100 bet on Slocum will pay out $17,500.

Slocum finished 9-under overall and shot a 4-under 67 on Sunday to get the victory in the first tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. An eagle on the fifth hole set up Slocum’s round, but five-straight pars to end the day allowed him to avoid the pile up of golfers at 8-under.

Els shot a 5-under 66 on Sunday to get the early clubhouse lead, but it didn’t hold up. Woods, Harrington, and Stricker all had chances to get to 9-under, but couldn’t manage. Stricker was at 9-under heading into the 18th hole, but a bogey five kept him from forcing a playoff.

The FedEx Cup Playoffs continue on Thursday with the Deutsche Bank Championship.

2009 Barclays Top 10 Results

1 Heath Slocum -9 (275)

T2 Ernie Els -8 (276)

T2 Padraig Harrington -8 (276)

T2 Tiger Woods -8 (276)

T2 Steve Stricker -8 (276)

T6 Nick Watney -7 (277)

T6 Fredrik Jacobson -7 (277)

8 Webb Simpson -6 (278)

T9 Scott Verplank -5 (279)

T9 Ian Poulter -5 (279)

T9 Paul Goydos -5 (279)

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Posted: 8/30/09 6:57PM ET

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