Viewing: April, 2015

Apr 28

April 28, 2015

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WGC Cadillac MatchPlay Betting Preview

Weekly Betting preview for the PGA Tour So, it’s a very different event this week as the tour moves to San Francisco for the WGC Cadillac MatchPlay event. I’ve always been a fan of the format personally and would love to see more of it all year round, but considering that not so many years ago we didn’t have this event, I cannot complain. It’s an interesting change of format this year, with the straight knockout the whole way through…

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Apr 25

April 25, 2015

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Zurich Classic Day Two

Day two at the Zurich Classic was slightly rain shortened, with some of the field having to come out early Saturday morning to complete their second rounds, some players having to play their entire back nine still. From a betting point of view, yesterday was a little strange. All three of my selections were in decent shape after day one and all three played in under par today, but it feels like the chances have dwindled a little. To be…

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Apr 24

April 24, 2015

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Zurich Classic Day One

So you’ve studied the field and got a good idea who you think might be value. Then you go away and have a think and narrow this selection down further, before finally deciding on your bets. You place your bets and eagerly wait for the tournament to start. Then by Thursday afternoon, it’s all over because your three selections are 47 over par between them on the front nine. Well, that was the story of last week (with some added…

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Apr 20

April 20, 2015

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Zurich Classic Betting Preview

Weekly Betting preview for the PGA Tour First things first. The Zurich Classic is not actually played in Zurich. In fact, it is not played in Switzerland at all. It’s actually played in New Orleans. The reason for this is that New Orleans and Zurich are twin towns and Zurich, Switzerland actually reciprocate by hosting the New Orleans Classic. The tournament has a really, really shit slot an interesting slot in the calendar, played just two weeks after the Masters…

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Apr 20

April 20, 2015

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A letter to Jim Furyk

Dear Jim, Do you know how many times I have backed you this year? It’s almost every week. Well, not quite, but I have backed you three times since the start of the blog. Including last week. And do you how much you have won me? Not a sodding bean. So, after you missed the cut last week at the Masters, I kinda thought your form had gone for a while and you were one to leave alone. And then…

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Apr 13

April 13, 2015

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RBC Heritage Betting Preview

Weekly Betting preview for the PGA Tour After weeks of speculation and build up, the RBC Heritage is finally here. It seems months since the last Major tournament on the PGA tour but after the warm up event in Augusta last week, its time for the big one in South Carolina. Winner Jordan Spieth tuned his game up nicely last week and will head in to the Heritage confident of bagging his first major – although handling the pressure at…

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Apr 12

April 12, 2015

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Jordan Spieth – Masters Champion

Ladies and Gentleman, Golf has a new Superstar and his name is Jordan Spieth. I could write a long eulogy about how he sent the field sprawling in the first two days and then played solid, controlled and sometimes brilliant golf at the weekend. But you all watched it, so you’ll know. Spieth has been a joy to watch this year and it was clear that he would eventually become a Major champion at some point, but now he has…

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Apr 12

April 12, 2015

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Masters Day Three – Then there were four

It was all going swimmingly well for Spieth as he stood on the 17th tee. With a 7 shot lead and heading towards a four under par 68, he picked a bad time to play his first really poor hole of the tournament. A double bogey six that coincided with Justin Rose sinking a gorgeous birdie putt on the 18th suddenly saw the lead reduced to four. It could have been worse as Spieth’s approach shot to the 18th went…

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Apr 11

April 11, 2015

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Masters Day Two – Spieth I think I love you

After day one at the Masters, Jordan Spieth had a 3 shot lead. But as happens very often in golf, the guy who shoots a great first round comes out on day two either nervous or over-confident and it all goes horribly wrong and they find themselves back in the pack after a round in the mid 70′s. Yesterday, having backed Spieth, I said that I would be pleased with any round of 70 or better. For Spieth to go…

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Apr 10

April 10, 2015

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Masters Day One – Jordan and his dad

Jordan Spieth was one of the late starters yesterday and having seen the likes of Charley Hoffman and Justin Rose shoot a 67 earlier in the day, he will have known that an under par score was required on day one. So he went out and shot a 64 – just one shot more than the lowest round in Major history. At one point he actually threatened a round that was a shot or two lower – especially when standing…

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