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Title: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on March 22, 2017, 01:19:46 PM
I thought it was about time we had another one of these since the fairway wedge chaps are now busy with nappy-changing etc.

I've thrown a few darts at the WCG matchplay event although I'm not a fan of the round-robin format for the first three rounds which in theory makes it far more favourable for the top players than straight knock-out over 18 holes would be - it also makes those first three days (well certainly the first two) a bit of a snoozefest.

None of which prevented me from throwing several small darts at players who I feel have the right sort of game for match-play especially being strong short-game exponents.

Patrick Reed@50, Matt Fitzpatrick@90, and Daniel Berger@90, all in betty's win market.

I also like a couple in the LPGA Kia Classic in California:

Lizette Salas @100/1 EW looks like good value to me for a hometown girl rediscovering some form.

In Gee Chun @16/1 EW is an auto-bet for me at that price.

GL


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 22, 2017, 02:03:25 PM
Seems appropriate time to start the thread as I had Kisner backed at 66s last week and get beat when trading as low as 1.34! Some things never change. Currently in Australia so woke up and sweated it earlier doors, wish I hadn't bothered!

I've had a couple of small darts on the Matchplay, really for interest more than anything else. Backed Pieters and Paul Casey. Tie on the group stages is Garcia vs Rahm.

In the first round - Kisner at odds (11/10) against to beat Koepka looks a five star bet given their respective form. Fitz to beat Na at Evens seems next best. Also just added Hatton to beat Howell III at 5/6.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on March 22, 2017, 03:29:40 PM
Seems appropriate time to start the thread as I had Kisner backed at 66s last week and get beat when trading as low as 1.34!

I think that as soon as a decent odds golf bet hits ~1.3 you should lay a chunk off.  You have already got decent value for your bet and the minimal commission loss is well worth paying for bankroll insurance. 

Also I rather suspect that simply laying anyone who hits 1/3 on courses known for tough/tricky finishes like Bay Hill might be value.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 22, 2017, 03:39:11 PM
Might be terrible from a profitability stand point but if I'm on e/w I never lay any off.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 22, 2017, 11:08:36 PM
In the first round - Kisner at odds (11/10) against to beat Koepka looks a five star bet given their respective form. Fitz to beat Na at Evens seems next best. Also just added Hatton to beat Howell III at 5/6.

Good lord, Kisner and Na suffered the heaviest loses of the first stage of the groups. Bloody match play, makes no sense. Bookies in clover as hotpots beaten all over the place.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Doobs on March 23, 2017, 12:28:33 AM
Seems appropriate time to start the thread as I had Kisner backed at 66s last week and get beat when trading as low as 1.34!

I think that as soon as a decent odds golf bet hits ~1.3 you should lay a chunk off.  You have already got decent value for your bet and the minimal commission loss is well worth paying for bankroll insurance. 

Also I rather suspect that simply laying anyone who hits 1/3 on courses known for tough/tricky finishes like Bay Hill might be value.

You'll be betting against people with much faster info and you aren't going to lay off a fair few golf wins* without moving the price.  So not sure the commission is your only loss.  There is always going to be a lag watching on TV.  Shots migth be showed a good time after they were played and the leaderboard isn't going to change instantaneously.  I guess if you did this, you'd have to resort on just betting after seeing a betfair price move, even if you aren't sure why.

* 25 e/w on a 33/1 chance and you are having to lay off a grand.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on March 23, 2017, 12:55:27 AM
Seems appropriate time to start the thread as I had Kisner backed at 66s last week and get beat when trading as low as 1.34!

I think that as soon as a decent odds golf bet hits ~1.3 you should lay a chunk off.  You have already got decent value for your bet and the minimal commission loss is well worth paying for bankroll insurance. 

Also I rather suspect that simply laying anyone who hits 1/3 on courses known for tough/tricky finishes like Bay Hill might be value.



You'll be betting against people with much faster info and you aren't going to lay off a fair few golf wins* without moving the price.  So not sure the commission is your only loss.  There is always going to be a lag watching on TV.  Shots migth be showed a good time after they were played and the leaderboard isn't going to change instantaneously.  I guess if you did this, you'd have to resort on just betting after seeing a betfair price move, even if you aren't sure why.

* 25 e/w on a 33/1 chance and you are having to lay off a grand.

There's plenty of opportunities between shots with a very liquid market to lay off.  It is obvious when the market has little uncertainty, you don't actually need to look at any pictures, just how liquid the market is.

Even if I'm not correct about leaders being overbet at certain tricky courses, I think its a perfectly reasonable insurance play to lock up some profit* when you have a long odds shot trading at 1/3 given the huge variance of golf betting.  If you can find a way to break even from the win side of bets, the place side will show a decent profit.

*this doesn't mean all your winnings and I didn't say that you should do that.




Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 23, 2017, 12:56:03 AM
Hatton won to salvage the day. Lost 1.17 points. Pieters and Casey, both 40s outright ew, won.

My bets for tomorrow:

Berger (13/8) to beat Mickelson
Grace (5/6) to beat McGirt
Haas (11/10) to beat Willett


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Rubbish2407 on March 23, 2017, 11:01:17 AM
Just put this up on TfT.

The LPGA heads to California this week for the Kia Classic. Defending Champion is World number one Lydia Ko. Bets first, reasons after.

£25 E/W Ariya Jutanugarn 10/1 S Jam

£15  E/W Sung Hyun Park 16/1 various

£20 Top 10 finish, Lizette Salas 10/1 Bet 36+5

Only four Women have shot four bogey free rounds in a tournament since 2011 and two of them happened last week. World number one Lydia Ko and Local Girl Lizette Salas had the blemish free rounds and Salas heads home for this weeks tournament in high spirits.

Her best finish here is T2 in 2014 and she has posted a couple of top tens before. She is in great form at the moment and if she can hole some putts this week then a top ten is very likely.

Ariya Jutanugarn is a machine at the moment. Her last four tournaments are T2, 2, T8, T3. It's only a matter of time before she wins again and Stanley Jammo have taken the view that it won't be this week. Most firms are 7/1 and they've inexplicably gone 10/1. She could quite easily be the Tiger Woods of Womens Golf, only 21 and been a pro for two years, she's ridiculously long, 49th in driving distance and only uses a three wood. She currently leads the way in Birdies and tops the money list for 2017. Ariya won five times last year and could easily surpass that this year. Maybe the last time we see double figures for her to win a tournament before a balls been hit.

Sung Hyun Park has one of the best swings in Golf. Awesome scorer, number one in scoring average and Rounds under par and is playing in her first season on the LPGA tour. Again, it's only a matter of time before she wins and I hope I'm on her when she does. She's played two tournaments this year and hasn't shot a round in the 70's. I've played five tournaments this year and I also haven't shot a round in the 70's. Unfortunately, mine are all in the 80's and 90's whilst hers are all in the 60's. Bitch!

There's a couple of other bets I considered, I'm not recommending them but I'll put them up.

Lydia Ko is in impressive form and is the defending Champ so likes the track. At 12/1 though I've passed her over for two that I feel are better value.

Lexi Thompson missed the cut last week after shooting -4 in the first two rounds. It was the highest cut line for an LPGA tournament. I didn't see any of her rounds but she took 60 odd putts which isn't good. Hopefully she has worked on that aspect of her game and is currently 25/1 with various firms. We were betting her a couple of weeks ago at 12/1 and I don't think missing the cut will have made her a bad player overnight.

Former World number one Yani Tseng has showed signs that she might be coming back into a bit of form. She dispensed with her coach and caddy for whatever reasons and has had a couple of bad years. Her old coach is back on her bag though and although she has missed three cuts this year she also has had a T14. You can get 400/1 on her not discovering the form that won her 5 majors and $10 million.

Maude Aimee Leblanc is another you would have to take a massive leap of faith to back. She missed the cut last week but shot a 64 in her second round. The 77 in her first round killed any chances of her doing anything on the weekend. She was T7 in the Australian Open in Feb though so that sort of form and no stupid 77's will make the 400/1 currently available look ridiculous come Sunday.

All the best if you have a flutter.

Hope Peter is okay and Horsey as well. Guess Tikay will outlive us all but glad you're back posting.

Later.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: The Camel on March 23, 2017, 11:10:56 AM
Seems appropriate time to start the thread as I had Kisner backed at 66s last week and get beat when trading as low as 1.34!

I think that as soon as a decent odds golf bet hits ~1.3 you should lay a chunk off.  You have already got decent value for your bet and the minimal commission loss is well worth paying for bankroll insurance. 

Also I rather suspect that simply laying anyone who hits 1/3 on courses known for tough/tricky finishes like Bay Hill might be value.

I think you are one of the smartest people on Blondepoker Doubleup.

But this is the worst advice ever IMO.

By all means hedge for psychological reasons if you must. But don't kid yourself it can be value. If your blind lay has been matched, you are taking the worst of it.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on March 23, 2017, 11:21:16 AM
Seems appropriate time to start the thread as I had Kisner backed at 66s last week and get beat when trading as low as 1.34!

I think that as soon as a decent odds golf bet hits ~1.3 you should lay a chunk off.  You have already got decent value for your bet and the minimal commission loss is well worth paying for bankroll insurance. 

Also I rather suspect that simply laying anyone who hits 1/3 on courses known for tough/tricky finishes like Bay Hill might be value.

I think you are one of the smartest people on Blondepoker Doubleup.

But this is the worst advice ever IMO.

By all means hedge for psychological reasons if you must. But don't kid yourself it can be value. If your blind lay has been matched, you are taking the worst of it.

I think it's decent advice for anyone who's bet solely in betty's win market if you look at the number of odds-on players leading going into the final round who fail to win.

Like Rinswun I hardly ever hedge if I'm on EW.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on March 23, 2017, 11:46:30 AM
Seems appropriate time to start the thread as I had Kisner backed at 66s last week and get beat when trading as low as 1.34!

I think that as soon as a decent odds golf bet hits ~1.3 you should lay a chunk off.  You have already got decent value for your bet and the minimal commission loss is well worth paying for bankroll insurance. 

Also I rather suspect that simply laying anyone who hits 1/3 on courses known for tough/tricky finishes like Bay Hill might be value.

I think you are one of the smartest people on Blondepoker Doubleup.

But this is the worst advice ever IMO.

By all means hedge for psychological reasons if you must. But don't kid yourself it can be value. If your blind lay has been matched, you are taking the worst of it.

To clarify, I wasn't suggesting that you put up a lay and leave it there, I was suggesting that you click on the lay side in a liquid market. 

I really wish people wouldn't perpetuate the myth that Betfair prices are always correct.  The only long term success I have had there is laying.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 23, 2017, 12:57:02 PM
Just put this up on TfT.

The LPGA heads to California this week for the Kia Classic. Defending Champion is World number one Lydia Ko. Bets first, reasons after.

£25 E/W Ariya Jutanugarn 10/1 S Jam

£15  E/W Sung Hyun Park 16/1 various

£20 Top 10 finish, Lizette Salas 10/1 Bet 36+5

Only four Women have shot four bogey free rounds in a tournament since 2011 and two of them happened last week. World number one Lydia Ko and Local Girl Lizette Salas had the blemish free rounds and Salas heads home for this weeks tournament in high spirits.

Her best finish here is T2 in 2014 and she has posted a couple of top tens before. She is in great form at the moment and if she can hole some putts this week then a top ten is very likely.

Ariya Jutanugarn is a machine at the moment. Her last four tournaments are T2, 2, T8, T3. It's only a matter of time before she wins again and Stanley Jammo have taken the view that it won't be this week. Most firms are 7/1 and they've inexplicably gone 10/1. She could quite easily be the Tiger Woods of Womens Golf, only 21 and been a pro for two years, she's ridiculously long, 49th in driving distance and only uses a three wood. She currently leads the way in Birdies and tops the money list for 2017. Ariya won five times last year and could easily surpass that this year. Maybe the last time we see double figures for her to win a tournament before a balls been hit.

Sung Hyun Park has one of the best swings in Golf. Awesome scorer, number one in scoring average and Rounds under par and is playing in her first season on the LPGA tour. Again, it's only a matter of time before she wins and I hope I'm on her when she does. She's played two tournaments this year and hasn't shot a round in the 70's. I've played five tournaments this year and I also haven't shot a round in the 70's. Unfortunately, mine are all in the 80's and 90's whilst hers are all in the 60's. Bitch!

There's a couple of other bets I considered, I'm not recommending them but I'll put them up.

Lydia Ko is in impressive form and is the defending Champ so likes the track. At 12/1 though I've passed her over for two that I feel are better value.

Lexi Thompson missed the cut last week after shooting -4 in the first two rounds. It was the highest cut line for an LPGA tournament. I didn't see any of her rounds but she took 60 odd putts which isn't good. Hopefully she has worked on that aspect of her game and is currently 25/1 with various firms. We were betting her a couple of weeks ago at 12/1 and I don't think missing the cut will have made her a bad player overnight.

Former World number one Yani Tseng has showed signs that she might be coming back into a bit of form. She dispensed with her coach and caddy for whatever reasons and has had a couple of bad years. Her old coach is back on her bag though and although she has missed three cuts this year she also has had a T14. You can get 400/1 on her not discovering the form that won her 5 majors and $10 million.

Maude Aimee Leblanc is another you would have to take a massive leap of faith to back. She missed the cut last week but shot a 64 in her second round. The 77 in her first round killed any chances of her doing anything on the weekend. She was T7 in the Australian Open in Feb though so that sort of form and no stupid 77's will make the 400/1 currently available look ridiculous come Sunday.

All the best if you have a flutter.

Hope Peter is okay and Horsey as well. Guess Tikay will outlive us all but glad you're back posting.

Later.

Cheers Rubbish, enjoyed the write up. For those of us who can't use Stan, what price would you consider Ariya value at? 8s look about right so leave?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Rubbish2407 on March 23, 2017, 01:11:46 PM
Hi Bud, 8's is about right. She's 7's in places. 10's is a little too high which is why I'm on at that price. I wouldn't bet on anything lower to be honest.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 23, 2017, 01:14:29 PM
Fair do's, best of luck! I've backed your other two. The only other bet I've ever placed on the LPGA was a small bet on Brooke Henderson for the money list this season, e/w at 50s.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: The Camel on March 23, 2017, 03:41:33 PM
Seems appropriate time to start the thread as I had Kisner backed at 66s last week and get beat when trading as low as 1.34!

I think that as soon as a decent odds golf bet hits ~1.3 you should lay a chunk off.  You have already got decent value for your bet and the minimal commission loss is well worth paying for bankroll insurance. 

Also I rather suspect that simply laying anyone who hits 1/3 on courses known for tough/tricky finishes like Bay Hill might be value.

I think you are one of the smartest people on Blondepoker Doubleup.

But this is the worst advice ever IMO.

By all means hedge for psychological reasons if you must. But don't kid yourself it can be value. If your blind lay has been matched, you are taking the worst of it.

To clarify, I wasn't suggesting that you put up a lay and leave it there, I was suggesting that you click on the lay side in a liquid market. 

I really wish people wouldn't perpetuate the myth that Betfair prices are always correct.  The only long term success I have had there is laying.


You honestly think the difficulty of the finishing holes isn't built into the price?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on March 23, 2017, 04:42:08 PM
Seems appropriate time to start the thread as I had Kisner backed at 66s last week and get beat when trading as low as 1.34!

I think that as soon as a decent odds golf bet hits ~1.3 you should lay a chunk off.  You have already got decent value for your bet and the minimal commission loss is well worth paying for bankroll insurance. 

Also I rather suspect that simply laying anyone who hits 1/3 on courses known for tough/tricky finishes like Bay Hill might be value.

I think you are one of the smartest people on Blondepoker Doubleup.

But this is the worst advice ever IMO.

By all means hedge for psychological reasons if you must. But don't kid yourself it can be value. If your blind lay has been matched, you are taking the worst of it.

To clarify, I wasn't suggesting that you put up a lay and leave it there, I was suggesting that you click on the lay side in a liquid market. 

I really wish people wouldn't perpetuate the myth that Betfair prices are always correct.  The only long term success I have had there is laying.


You honestly think the difficulty of the finishing holes isn't built into the price?



In general terms I think that people are more likely to overbet than underbet - free money! eg 1.01 blind laying is profitable on horses (unfortunately it's impossible to get to the front of the queue, where you have to be, as not all the 1.01 will be matched).  I think that a lot just look at the lead and number of holes left, without considering the double-bogey potential (perhaps with some obvious exceptions like the 17th on Sawgrass).

I am perfectly happy to admit I might be wrong on this point, because it is based on limited observation and gathering the actual data would be very difficult and the sample size wouldn't be conclusive, but I'd be surprised if it was a huge mistake.



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 24, 2017, 07:14:51 AM
Hatton won to salvage the day. Lost 1.17 points. Pieters and Casey, both 40s outright ew, won.

My bets for tomorrow:

Berger (13/8) to beat Mickelson
Grace (5/6) to beat McGirt
Haas (11/10) to beat Willett


1/3 again. -2.07 so far. Pieters lost and Casey won, neither eliminated but neither through either a sweat this evening.

For this final group stage, taking the obvious approach of backing guys who top their groups against guys who are already eliminated. Motivation pretty key and I don't think these particular games are priced appropriately.

Kevin Na (5/6) v Chris Wood - Wood's already out and his missus is due any minute. Can't see him particularly putting in a shift here.
Mickelson (4/5) v JB Holmes
William McGirt (19/20) v Andy Sullivan - Sadly Sally's slide from the top of the game continues. Already out and seemingly out of his depth.
Brooks Koepka (Evs) v Patrick Reed - Reed has yet to find his form this year and even his beloved Matchplay hasn't sparked him. I was looking to be against Brooks this week but two straight 6&5 victories is some going and he'll be desperate to carry this form into a deep run.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on March 24, 2017, 11:24:55 AM
Excellent starts from both of my girls: -6 for In Gee Chun and -2 for Lizette Salas.

Not so much for my darts in the WCG although Berger still has a chance.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on March 24, 2017, 08:00:18 PM
After some indredible heroice from Matt Fitzpatrick to birdie the final four holes and come from two down after 12 to beat Justin Thomas 2&1 with Chris Wood simultaeously defeating Kevin Na to create a playoff to win the group it was all for naught as Kevin Na makes a fantastic birdie at the first, almost holing his approach to deny him.

All three WPG darts appear to have missed the board.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 24, 2017, 11:20:35 PM
Went 3/4 in the third group stage to bring the record back to 5/5 and the total to -0.3 points. Pieters was eliminated so that was an additional -2 points on the outright, but Casey came through his sudden death tie with Schwartzel to advance.

Meanwhile, Jon Rahm destroyed his idol Sergio to advance. Insanely talented kid.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Rubbish2407 on March 25, 2017, 10:48:55 AM
Women's Golf bets aren't dead and buried but aren't in fantastic shape either after two rounds.

After telling the World that Sung Hyun Park hadn't shot an LPGA round in the 70's this year she opened with, you've guessed it, a 70. She's -5, four shots off the pace.

After telling the World that Lizette Salas didn't have a bogey last week she's managed to have six so far. Currently T40 at -1 so needs a couple of good rounds.

After telling the World that Ariya Jutanugarn could be the next Female Tiger Woods she goes out and shoots a two over 74. Came back with a 67 yesterday but has to go some over the next couple of days.

Of the other notable mentions Lexi is -5 and the others missed the cut including World number one Lydia Ko?

In other news Moriya Jutanugarn and Azahara Munoz both had holes in one on the first day. Yet again there's zero tv coverage of either shot which now makes four aces, one caught on film in two weeks. How hard can it be to set a camera up on a par three? Laughably, on the LPGA website they have an highlights reel where there is no mention of any holes in one. You would think an ace might make it onto an highlights package?

I did have a few photos to post but really struggling with photobucket. Is there a different site I can use?

Later


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 25, 2017, 12:20:29 PM
All the matches today look priced about right to be fair. Was tempted by Zach Johnson most but sitting out.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on March 25, 2017, 02:36:35 PM
It's a packed leaderboard in Puerto Rico at the halfway stage with about ten players within one shot of the lead.

Alex Cejka is one of the group lurking a shot off the lead and looks a decent value 12/1 poke(bigger on betty) for those of a punty disposition looking for a sweat(yes you Woodsey).


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 26, 2017, 03:03:25 PM
Was on a plane for the last 16 and quarters. However, all set up for an absolute blockbuster final between DJ and Rahm. We all know about the rookie curse at Augusta but he could very well be the guy to break it. Those of us on at the fancyish prices for The Masters and all others majors as put up on Fred will be eating value pie for a few months.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Doobs on March 26, 2017, 07:19:27 PM
Was on a plane for the last 16 and quarters. However, all set up for an absolute blockbuster final between DJ and Rahm. We all know about the rookie curse at Augusta but he could very well be the guy to break it. Those of us on at the fancyish prices for The Masters and all others majors as put up on Fred will be eating value pie for a few months.

Thanks for whoever put up Rahm on TfT.  Thread must be on quite a run.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on March 26, 2017, 11:07:46 PM
Lizzie Salas blitzed her final round for a bogey-free 65(-7) but it looks like being just too late even for top 10 wagers.

In Gee Chun my last hope for a positive result now.

 ;cheerleader; ;cheerleader; ;cheerleader;


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on March 26, 2017, 11:47:05 PM
Good luck!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: buzzharvey22 on March 27, 2017, 12:15:07 AM
Women's Golf bets aren't dead and buried but aren't in fantastic shape either after two rounds.

After telling the World that Sung Hyun Park hadn't shot an LPGA round in the 70's this year she opened with, you've guessed it, a 70. She's -5, four shots off the pace.

After telling the World that Lizette Salas didn't have a bogey last week she's managed to have six so far. Currently T40 at -1 so needs a couple of good rounds.

After telling the World that Ariya Jutanugarn could be the next Female Tiger Woods she goes out and shoots a two over 74. Came back with a 67 yesterday but has to go some over the next couple of days.

Of the other notable mentions Lexi is -5 and the others missed the cut including World number one Lydia Ko?

In other news Moriya Jutanugarn and Azahara Munoz both had holes in one on the first day. Yet again there's zero tv coverage of either shot which now makes four aces, one caught on film in two weeks. How hard can it be to set a camera up on a par three? Laughably, on the LPGA website they have an highlights reel where there is no mention of any holes in one. You would think an ace might make it onto an highlights package?

I did have a few photos to post but really struggling with photobucket. Is there a different site I can use?

Later

There should really just be a camera for every single shot Aza Munoz plays in my opinion.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on March 27, 2017, 08:47:13 AM
Just put this up on TfT.

The LPGA heads to California this week for the Kia Classic. Defending Champion is World number one Lydia Ko. Bets first, reasons after.

£25 E/W Ariya Jutanugarn 10/1 S Jam

£15  E/W Sung Hyun Park 16/1 various

£20 Top 10 finish, Lizette Salas 10/1 Bet 36+5


Only four Women have shot four bogey free rounds in a tournament since 2011 and two of them happened last week. World number one Lydia Ko and Local Girl Lizette Salas had the blemish free rounds and Salas heads home for this weeks tournament in high spirits.

Her best finish here is T2 in 2014 and she has posted a couple of top tens before. She is in great form at the moment and if she can hole some putts this week then a top ten is very likely.

Ariya Jutanugarn is a machine at the moment. Her last four tournaments are T2, 2, T8, T3. It's only a matter of time before she wins again and Stanley Jammo have taken the view that it won't be this week. Most firms are 7/1 and they've inexplicably gone 10/1. She could quite easily be the Tiger Woods of Womens Golf, only 21 and been a pro for two years, she's ridiculously long, 49th in driving distance and only uses a three wood. She currently leads the way in Birdies and tops the money list for 2017. Ariya won five times last year and could easily surpass that this year. Maybe the last time we see double figures for her to win a tournament before a balls been hit.

Sung Hyun Park has one of the best swings in Golf. Awesome scorer, number one in scoring average and Rounds under par and is playing in her first season on the LPGA tour. Again, it's only a matter of time before she wins and I hope I'm on her when she does. She's played two tournaments this year and hasn't shot a round in the 70's. I've played five tournaments this year and I also haven't shot a round in the 70's. Unfortunately, mine are all in the 80's and 90's whilst hers are all in the 60's. Bitch!

There's a couple of other bets I considered, I'm not recommending them but I'll put them up.

Lydia Ko is in impressive form and is the defending Champ so likes the track. At 12/1 though I've passed her over for two that I feel are better value.

Lexi Thompson missed the cut last week after shooting -4 in the first two rounds. It was the highest cut line for an LPGA tournament. I didn't see any of her rounds but she took 60 odd putts which isn't good. Hopefully she has worked on that aspect of her game and is currently 25/1 with various firms. We were betting her a couple of weeks ago at 12/1 and I don't think missing the cut will have made her a bad player overnight.

Former World number one Yani Tseng has showed signs that she might be coming back into a bit of form. She dispensed with her coach and caddy for whatever reasons and has had a couple of bad years. Her old coach is back on her bag though and although she has missed three cuts this year she also has had a T14. You can get 400/1 on her not discovering the form that won her 5 majors and $10 million.

Maude Aimee Leblanc is another you would have to take a massive leap of faith to back. She missed the cut last week but shot a 64 in her second round. The 77 in her first round killed any chances of her doing anything on the weekend. She was T7 in the Australian Open in Feb though so that sort of form and no stupid 77's will make the 400/1 currently available look ridiculous come Sunday.

All the best if you have a flutter.

Hope Peter is okay and Horsey as well. Guess Tikay will outlive us all but glad you're back posting.

Later.

We were a shade unlucky with the 2 of these we were able to get on.

We were EW Sung Hyun Park (1,2,3) & she finished tied 4th I believe.

We were Top 10 on Lizette Salas & she was........11th.

So we hit the woodwork twice.

Never mind, we go again this week all being well.

The Salas bet (£20) was facilitated by Doobs, so I've sent him a crisp new £20 note this morning by Bank TX.   


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Post by: Karabiner on March 27, 2017, 11:38:57 AM
In Gee Chun was cruising along in her final round -3 through seven holes, then failed to birdie the par-5 8th followed by 3-putting the 9th from 25'.

She still looked pretty much nailed-on for place money but couldn't make a birdie for love nor money on that back nine lipping out several times and continuing to produce uncharacteristically sub-standard wedge play from 100 yards in eventually Arsenalling up the last hole to fall out of the big tie for 4th. Pesky women eh!

On the plus side she will probably continue to be overpriced by those evil bookie chaps and the day of reckoning is not too far away.


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Post by: doubleup on March 28, 2017, 06:23:57 PM
Blacktype completely wrong odds on Shell Houston.  They have a golfer I have never heard of at 1/12 to win and hugely out of line on others.  Betstars have the same odds - interesting connection!

Also shows that the golf odds compiler has utterly no basic understanding of the sport.


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Post by: Cavey007 on March 28, 2017, 06:30:08 PM
Unsurprisingly when going to the betstars site they are in line with everywhere else. Old Ricky is 350/1 not the 1/12 i was about to lump on :(


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Post by: doubleup on March 28, 2017, 06:43:34 PM

yeah both sorted now.

Interesting that the odds compiler just moved out prices on favoured players after he had made the big error to get to the required over-round.  Possibly worth keeping an eye on the early prices as there obviously could be value if they are short on a favourite and just lengthen randoms.


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Post by: doubleup on April 04, 2017, 10:55:03 AM

What are everyone's fancies for the Masters?

I've gone for Leishman @ 60-1 with Sky's 8 places, only allowed £8 ew tho.  He is in ok form with a recent win and has played well at Augusta.


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Post by: Doobs on April 04, 2017, 11:04:18 AM

What are everyone's fancies for the Masters?

I've gone for Leishman @ 60-1 with Sky's 8 places, only allowed £8 ew tho.  He is in ok form with a recent win and has played well at Augusta.

Neil put him up in Tighty's article on betting emporium last week, so a bit unlucky on the timing.  Think Sky limited me to £3 e/w at 66/1.  On Rahm at big prices from TfT and Daniel Berger.

More scumbags going a fifth first 6.  Hello betfair sportsbook

Would like a Ladbrokes account to back Matsuyama at 25/1.  Will wait and see if he drifts elsewhere, otherwise might not bother.


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Post by: Karabiner on April 04, 2017, 11:07:31 AM
I bet on Koepka @80/1 ew several weeks ago just before he went into a bit of a slump but thankfully he's shown a glimmer of form recently.

I also couldn't resist having a dabble @450 on Kevin Na who has had a pretty solid season and has finished 12th a couple of times at Augusta.


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Post by: TightEnd on April 04, 2017, 11:12:59 AM

What are everyone's fancies for the Masters?

I've gone for Leishman @ 60-1 with Sky's 8 places, only allowed £8 ew tho.  He is in ok form with a recent win and has played well at Augusta.

Neil put him up in Tighty's article on betting emporium last week, so a bit unlucky on the timing.  Think Sky limited me to £3 e/w at 66/1.  On Rahm at big prices from TfT and Daniel Berger.

More scumbags going a fifth first 6.  Hello betfair sportsbook

Would like a Ladbrokes account to back Matsuyama at 25/1.  Will wait and see if he drifts elsewhere, otherwise might not bother.


It was me not Neil,lest he be saddled with it....

since been tipped up by WLB and Ben Coley too so we can all drown with him together


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Post by: Doobs on April 04, 2017, 11:29:54 AM

What are everyone's fancies for the Masters?

I've gone for Leishman @ 60-1 with Sky's 8 places, only allowed £8 ew tho.  He is in ok form with a recent win and has played well at Augusta.

Neil put him up in Tighty's article on betting emporium last week, so a bit unlucky on the timing.  Think Sky limited me to £3 e/w at 66/1.  On Rahm at big prices from TfT and Daniel Berger.

More scumbags going a fifth first 6.  Hello betfair sportsbook

Would like a Ladbrokes account to back Matsuyama at 25/1.  Will wait and see if he drifts elsewhere, otherwise might not bother.


It was me not Neil,lest he be saddled with it....

since been tipped up by WLB and Ben Coley too so we can all drown with him together

Sorry Tighty.  Thought I read it was his tip.  Good luck. 


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Post by: tikay on April 04, 2017, 01:40:57 PM

What are everyone's fancies for the Masters?

I've gone for Leishman @ 60-1 with Sky's 8 places, only allowed £8 ew tho.  He is in ok form with a recent win and has played well at Augusta.

Neil put him up in Tighty's article on betting emporium last week, so a bit unlucky on the timing.  Think Sky limited me to £3 e/w at 66/1.  On Rahm at big prices from TfT and Daniel Berger.

More scumbags going a fifth first 6.  Hello betfair sportsbook

Would like a Ladbrokes account to back Matsuyama at 25/1.  Will wait and see if he drifts elsewhere, otherwise might not bother.


It was me not Neil,lest he be saddled with it....

since been tipped up by WLB and Ben Coley too so we can all drown with him together

I've got my Leishman Speedos on, too, having followed Tighty in from Road to Riches. 


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Post by: TightEnd on April 04, 2017, 03:30:34 PM
ey up

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8kgAKlWsAEtG4A.jpg:large)


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Post by: tikay on April 04, 2017, 07:04:01 PM
You'll need at least 15 minutes, even if you can read & comprehend at a reasonable clip, but I thoroughly recommend a peruse of this piece, which is unusually candid, & definitely not wishy washy or sitty on the fencey.

"Who can & who can't win the Masters, & why"


http://www.golfdigest.com/story/who-can-and-who-cant-win-the-masters-and-why

I have no idea if his views add up, but it's a vastly entertaining read.


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Post by: tikay on April 04, 2017, 07:49:05 PM

The Masters draw;


http://www.masters.com/en_US/players/pairings/index.html


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Post by: rinswun on April 05, 2017, 05:42:02 PM
I did the Matchbook betting podcast today with Neil, Jesse May and Emmit Kennedy. Was good fun and I think we had a good discussion about the tournament and some of the contenders. Could be worth a listen for anyone undecided on their bets.


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Post by: BigAdz on April 05, 2017, 07:42:38 PM

The Masters draw;


http://www.masters.com/en_US/players/pairings/index.html

What a wonderful piece. Put some considerations in I hadn't thought of.

Loved the line about Westwood. He has got better, but he is still worse than average...or such like. Magic.



I gather it will be windy and as such looked for stats on good windy players. There is a difference of opinion about interpretation but the same players keep popping up, Speith, Day, Garcia, Johnson.

I was all over DJ. I said the week before he won his first major, once he did it once he would fly. That turned out to almost be an underestimation! I dont think you can kick him out of the frame, unless he has a total disaster first two days. He is almost too strong and you can get carried away. I suspect until you win Augusta, it is still like winning your first major, its that special.

As a long term fanboy of Jordy, its hard to fathom I have yet to back him, but again, looking at his 2-1-2 record he has to be a slam dunk for the Top 5, especially if its windy, even if he hasn't been in the same form as previously. He just has the patience for it.

Enough has been written about Rahm, Im a convert, Im on and at the juicy prices.

I like the new wave of Thomas, Berger, Grillo, and have backed Berger as he is the form horse of the 3.

Its a shame its Tyrell Hatton has no experience here, as that statistically rules him out, but I am hoping he shows up well and shows a liking for the course for future years.

Finally, for the weekend fun bet I have had an under achievers ew double, that feels like it could reap rewards. Sergio and Saphir.

What a weekend ahead. Bring it on.


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Post by: Marky147 on April 05, 2017, 07:50:43 PM
Listened to the RP Pod, only because Steve Palmer was in it, and I think he's com.

He's got about £2k on DJ :D


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Post by: rinswun on April 05, 2017, 07:51:26 PM
http://futureoffantasy.com/strokes-gained-performance-in-the-wind

All you need to know about wind Adz


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Post by: Karabiner on April 05, 2017, 08:02:35 PM
I've decided that after his mum's successful surgery Jason Day might well now be on some kind of emotional high and play out of his skin.

Serious wind might be a problem though as I'm not convinced his high ball-flight is entirely suited to that.

It's a bit of an quandary that Augusta is best suited by high ball hitters but very windy conditions are not ideal for them.



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Post by: BigAdz on April 05, 2017, 08:09:45 PM
http://futureoffantasy.com/strokes-gained-performance-in-the-wind

All you need to know about wind Adz


Haha. One of the sites I used.

I always felt Rory was suspect in the wind....what do I know!!


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Post by: Karabiner on April 05, 2017, 08:29:17 PM
http://futureoffantasy.com/strokes-gained-performance-in-the-wind

All you need to know about wind Adz


Haha. One of the sites I used.

I always felt Rory was suspect in the wind....what do I know!!

I still do but unlike you I'm a bit obstinate ;)


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Post by: Karabiner on April 05, 2017, 08:35:12 PM
At least nobody got bokked this year by winning the par-3 contest.


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Post by: BigAdz on April 05, 2017, 09:04:33 PM
Oh, and no Masters is complete without the first round leader ew bet on Freddie and Charley Hoff


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Post by: doubleup on April 05, 2017, 10:34:02 PM

Had a bit on Fowler @ 20s as well with the Sky 8 places.


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Post by: Mark_Porter on April 05, 2017, 11:48:59 PM
Oh my word

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/39510391


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Post by: Dekka on April 06, 2017, 12:26:12 PM
I did the Matchbook betting podcast today with Neil, Jesse May and Emmit Kennedy. Was good fun and I think we had a good discussion about the tournament and some of the contenders. Could be worth a listen for anyone undecided on their bets.

Just listening now, really informative and you've come up with with some amazing stats.  I've just added Kisner to my ridiculously large portfolio!  Thanks


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Post by: rinswun on April 06, 2017, 06:43:11 PM
No worries, thanks for listening! Obviously recorded before DJ got injured!


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Post by: doubleup on April 06, 2017, 08:28:02 PM

Dustin out - so quite a lot of free money for anyone who backed anyone else. 

Look forward to bookies introducing rule 4 for golf.


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Post by: Karabiner on April 06, 2017, 08:42:25 PM
13-way tie for 1st place currently @ -1.


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Post by: doubleup on April 06, 2017, 11:32:37 PM
Oh, and no Masters is complete without the first round leader ew bet on Freddie and Charley Hoff

sweat on now...


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Post by: BigAdz on April 06, 2017, 11:52:56 PM
Oh, and no Masters is complete without the first round leader ew bet on Freddie and Charley Hoff

sweat on now...


Laid a chunk back at 1.34, so all good either way, but the win would be a great start to the week.


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Post by: tikay on April 06, 2017, 11:54:24 PM
Oh, and no Masters is complete without the first round leader ew bet on Freddie and Charley Hoff

sweat on now...

5 under now.

GL, GL.


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Post by: tikay on April 07, 2017, 12:23:02 AM
Oh, and no Masters is complete without the first round leader ew bet on Freddie and Charley Hoff

sweat on now...

5 under now.

GL, GL.

This is getting ridiculous.


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Post by: BigAdz on April 07, 2017, 12:25:48 AM
Oh, and no Masters is complete without the first round leader ew bet on Freddie and Charley Hoff

sweat on now...

5 under now.

GL, GL.

This is getting ridiculous.


Nah. Great result all round. Kerching!!

Time to get stuck in/double up on some of those big names at around level.


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Post by: Marky147 on April 07, 2017, 12:29:19 AM
Well done mate, nice one!


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on April 07, 2017, 12:31:09 AM
Hoffman on fire!!

Think this is the best Rory has scored in a round of golf ive ever seen.

Normally in his rounds we can say he left 4 or 5 shots out on the course. He hasnt left a thing out there today.



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Post by: Karabiner on April 07, 2017, 12:53:16 AM
Nice start Adz.


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Post by: 4KSuited on April 07, 2017, 01:13:27 AM
Oh, and no Masters is complete without the first round leader ew bet on Freddie and Charley Hoff

WOW!

Very nice indeed, sir!


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Post by: bobby1 on April 07, 2017, 03:24:45 AM
Oh, and no Masters is complete without the first round leader ew bet on Freddie and Charley Hoff

Boom, great stuff mate.


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Post by: rinswun on April 07, 2017, 07:25:14 AM
Good work Adz!


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Post by: BigAdz on April 07, 2017, 11:06:42 AM
Cheers chaps.

Certainly don't think he will stay there though.

Casey and Rose looked steady, and I may top up on them. Rory could walk itfrom here or finish mid pack,, but I really liked the way Matty Fitz and John Rahm played.

Oh I do wish Sergio could just putt well for the next three days, but I surely won't happen.

Gl


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Post by: Karabiner on April 07, 2017, 12:44:29 PM
Dedicated sports channel SSN has some bloke on there covering The Masters and he spoke about a player "HITTING six birdies on the back nine".

I think it was that wally who usually does the transfer deadline countdown.

 ;grr;


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Post by: TightEnd on April 09, 2017, 11:18:56 AM
so pick me the 1-2 in order chaps....

quite a final day in prospect

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C87TzqUVwAAThA7.jpg)


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on April 09, 2017, 11:29:53 AM
Heart says Sergio.
Head says Spieth.
Wallet says Ryan Moore.

Looks like Rickie Fowler first, Justin Rose 2nd then...


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Post by: 4KSuited on April 09, 2017, 01:31:06 PM
Being entirely wallet oriented, I'd like to see:

1st Casey - another stunning round but no mistakes this time! He's avail @ >100/1 1/4 1-3 for those who fancy this
2nd Rose - what a back nine yesterday... he def has the win in him
3rd Fowler - his day will come very soon

But in my heart, and at the cost of my wallet, I wouldn't begrudge Sergio the win. He's a credit to the game, and the backstory is un-beatable.

Good luck to everyone today. What's not in doubt is that we'll have one of the best (open) final days at the Masters for some time.


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Post by: BigAdz on April 09, 2017, 03:25:15 PM
As I have the first four all nice and green, I advise you all get on Adam Scott! ;D


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Post by: The Camel on April 09, 2017, 03:31:47 PM
To my untrained eyes, it seems like Sergio has played the best golf tee to green this week.

If only he could get hot with the putter just for one round...


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Post by: rinswun on April 09, 2017, 04:32:42 PM
Rahm to shoot 8 under and win the lot.  :)up

Or, Sergio and Westwood clear by 3, tied going down the last. Wouldn't mind who won.

Spieth is the man to beat though isn't he? Feel like if you finish ahead of him you probably win.


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Post by: BigAdz on April 09, 2017, 04:42:22 PM
Rahm to shoot 8 under and win the lot.  :)up

Or, Sergio and Westwood clear by 3, tied going down the last. Wouldn't mind who won.

Spieth is the man to beat though isn't he? Feel like if you finish ahead of him you probably win.


I think both would need to be 5 clear to ensure at least one of them won it!

Go on Serge.  One time!! 


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Post by: BigAdz on April 10, 2017, 01:36:21 AM
Rahm to shoot 8 under and win the lot.  :)up

Or, Sergio and Westwood clear by 3, tied going down the last. Wouldn't mind who won.

Spieth is the man to beat though isn't he? Feel like if you finish ahead of him you probably win.


I think both would need to be 5 clear to ensure at least one of them won it!

Go on Serge.  One time!! 



Booooooooooomio Segio.


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Post by: rinswun on April 10, 2017, 01:41:46 AM
What a legend. Delighted for him. Casey made it a profitable week for me but still disappointed we didn't get to see DJ go at it.


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Post by: 4KSuited on April 10, 2017, 01:44:09 AM
Not sure there's ever been a more deserving or popular winner. Delighted to see Sergio achieve his dream.


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Post by: Chompy on April 10, 2017, 01:51:23 AM
Not sure there's ever been a more deserving or popular winner. Delighted to see Sergio achieve his dream.

Tiger's over the moon.

That ball definitely moved in the pine needles btw. Late Stewards' Enquiry?


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Post by: rinswun on April 10, 2017, 08:41:46 AM
Not sure there's ever been a more deserving or popular winner. Delighted to see Sergio achieve his dream.

Tiger's over the moon.

That ball definitely moved in the pine needles btw. Late Stewards' Enquiry?

Ball can oscillate but not move. Looked to me like it moved slightly up and down as the pine moved but stayed in the same position, which is fine.


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Post by: Ironside on April 10, 2017, 09:11:16 AM
So nice of Sergio to give monty his title back


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Post by: Karabiner on April 12, 2017, 05:42:23 PM
Not sure there's ever been a more deserving or popular winner. Delighted to see Sergio achieve his dream.

Tiger's over the moon.

That ball definitely moved in the pine needles btw. Late Stewards' Enquiry?

What's the betting on next year's Masters' dinner?

Evs Paella, 6/4 Fried Chicken.


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Post by: rinswun on April 13, 2017, 09:54:46 AM
Paella is a nap.

Had a few this week - Wang, Elvira and Fritelli outright and top 20 in Morocco. Knox, McGirt, Stanley and Herman outright and top 20  at Harbour Town.


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Post by: tikay on May 25, 2017, 09:29:03 AM
Looking forward to watching the BMW Golf from the revamped Wentworth. Think Sky Sports have coverage from start to finish.

I've thrown 4 small & doubtless blunt darts in the general direction of the bull as follows; (EW, 6 places,)

Poulter

Branden Grace

Chris Wood

Martin Kaymer






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Post by: tikay on May 25, 2017, 09:31:08 AM

Come on Ralph, Adzy, rinswun, and our other golf specialists - post your 4 against the field, let's see who has the sharpest darts. 


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Post by: Doobs on May 25, 2017, 09:33:54 AM

Come on Ralph, Adzy, rinswun, and our other golf specialists - post your 4 against the field, let's see who has the sharpest darts. 

Bugger, meant to look last night. 


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Post by: Karabiner on May 25, 2017, 09:34:50 AM
My main bet is Tyrrell Hatton.

Also had a small wager on Beef Johnstone at a big price.


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Post by: tikay on May 25, 2017, 09:36:18 AM

Come on Ralph, Adzy, rinswun, and our other golf specialists - post your 4 against the field, let's see who has the sharpest darts. 

Bugger, meant to look last night. 

It was an early start this morning, & as nobody stuck any bets or suggestion up, I just had a quick dabble before I went to bed last night to give me some added interest. If they all shoot 3 over today, that interest will be short-lived.

Come on, anyone want to take me on & put up 4 darts?


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Post by: BigAdz on May 25, 2017, 09:37:12 AM

Come on Ralph, Adzy, rinswun, and our other golf specialists - post your 4 against the field, let's see who has the sharpest darts. 


Bait taken....

In order of staking, I have backed

Soren K

Thomas Pieters

Tommy Fleetwood

Tyrell Hatton

( I have also backed Lucas Beergarden, who is hopefully going to make a proper breakthrough now he has tasted some glory, albeit in the pairs thingy recently)


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Post by: tikay on May 25, 2017, 09:38:01 AM
My main bet is Tyrrell Hatton.

Also had a small wager on Beef Johnstone at a big price.

The headline writers will have a ball if Beef wins.



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Post by: tikay on May 25, 2017, 09:39:14 AM

Good stuff - we've got Methuselah, Adzy & me now.

Any more?


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Post by: Karabiner on May 25, 2017, 09:48:00 AM
I didn't think it was possible, but the new "improved" European Tour website seems far worse than the crappy previous version.


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Post by: BigAdz on May 25, 2017, 09:55:04 AM
I didn't think it was possible, but the new "improved" European Tour website seems far worse than the crappy previous version.


Agreed.

First and foremost, you go there to see up to date scores. You dont need the site taking forever to tick over because it is full of crap interviews and oddities that no one looks at more than once a year.

Do the first bit properly and the rest will follow.


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Post by: tikay on May 25, 2017, 09:57:02 AM
^^^^^



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Post by: Karabiner on May 25, 2017, 10:09:49 AM
I would also suggest that anyone backing Poulter this week is taking an enormous leap of faith as he has always said he couldn't stand Wentworth.

Perhaps the remodelled holes will make all the difference.


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Post by: rinswun on May 25, 2017, 01:12:45 PM
I'm on Hatton, Fisher, Levy and Larrazabal. At Colonial I've backed Spieth, ZJ, Sneds and McGirt. Profit please!


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Post by: Rubbish2407 on May 26, 2017, 07:09:31 AM
The 1st round of the LPGA Volvik is done and dusted with a couple of players shooting 65's.

First off, the top three ranked players all shot evens and are 7 shots off the pace. Whilst Ariaya Jutanugarn, So Yeon Ryu and personal favourite, Lexi Thompson could all make a charge there's someone who's odds seem stupidly out of cinc.

Stacey Lewis leads but hasn't won on tour for ever. She's had a ridiculous amount of runner up finishes including one in March. I guess she will win again, let's hope it's not this week.

Also on -7 is Wei-Ling Hsu. Her round included two eagles which will be almost impossibe to replicate again this weekend. She's never won on tour and has only one top ten finish in her career so we can draw a pencil through her.

Other people there or thereabouts include tour rookies Nelly Korda and another favourite of mine Sung Yung Park. Whilst both are capable of winning I'm against them until they do.

Ilhee Lee has a win under her belt but this years performances have been pretty dire so I'm scrubbing her.

Suzann Pettersen is a top performer and TV Producers nightmare. I don't think I've heard a Woman swear as much as her. She reckons she gets on really well with her caddie as they both have mouths like fucking Dockers (apologies to Dockers everywhere, her words not mine). She's had a couple of top tens this year and is a proven winner with fifteen career firsts. At -5 and 8/1 though I'm giving her a miss.

Brittany Lincicome won the first event of the season and then went off the boil. A neck injury curtailed a month and a couple of missed cuts. Her recent form is sketchy with a T23 her best in the last month. She shot a bogey free 67 yesterday and is two shots off the lead. She started the tournament as a 66/1 shot. You can still get 66/1 for her now with Billy Hills????

To put this price into perspective, Jutanugarn, Thompson and Ryu who are seven shots back are 50/1.

The only other bookie with prices up are 364 and they make her a 25/1 shot.

Have faith in Brittany I say, pray to your Gods her neck injury has gone (no mention of it in any interviews) and smash Uncle Billy for not being a beleiver. I've had £25 E/W at 66's, hope you can get on if you fancy following me in.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 26, 2017, 11:03:52 AM
Who's going to be low Fisher - Ross or Oliver?


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Post by: Karabiner on June 04, 2017, 04:45:35 PM
I actually had a sneaky few quid on Paratore @~360 last week at Wentworth and he missed the cut with ease.

Obviously left him out this week...


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Post by: BigAdz on June 04, 2017, 05:09:02 PM
I actually had a sneaky few quid on Paratore @~360 last week at Wentworth and he missed the cut with ease.

Obviously left him out this week...


As Parot ore might say  "thats not the way to do it"....


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Post by: tikay on June 13, 2017, 07:25:14 PM

US Open starts on Thursday.

https://www.oddschecker.com/golf/us-open/winner

Any obvious value spots there?


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Post by: tikay on June 13, 2017, 07:29:52 PM

 
Does anyone know who might be quoting "Winning Score"?

I'm keen to have a small wager, but cant see it quoted anywhere.


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Post by: BigAdz on June 13, 2017, 07:46:50 PM
Struggling to see beyond Dustbin as its so long, but got a sneaky feel for Shane Lowry who always seem to be thereabouts in US Opens. 70-1.

Gotta have a few bob on Sergio now the duck has been broken and if the need to be straight and long is a prerequisite he fits the bill nicely.

And last dart will go on Paul Casey, has to be in the mix as per usual.


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Post by: Marky147 on June 13, 2017, 07:58:16 PM
Struggling to see beyond Dustbin as its so long, but got a sneaky feel for Shane Lowry who always seem to be thereabouts in US Opens. 70-1.

Gotta have a few bob on Sergio now the duck has been broken and if the need to be straight and long is a prerequisite he fits the bill nicely.

And last dart will go on Paul Casey, has to be in the mix as per usual.

Just had another nipper, too.

Or is his Mrs waiting to drop?


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Post by: tikay on June 13, 2017, 07:59:20 PM
Struggling to see beyond Dustbin as its so long, but got a sneaky feel for Shane Lowry who always seem to be thereabouts in US Opens. 70-1.

Gotta have a few bob on Sergio now the duck has been broken and if the need to be straight and long is a prerequisite he fits the bill nicely.

And last dart will go on Paul Casey, has to be in the mix as per usual.

Just had another nipper, too.

Or is his Mrs waiting to drop?

Bobby1 always reckoned we ought to back Golfers after their wife had a baby.


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Post by: Marky147 on June 13, 2017, 08:02:31 PM
Struggling to see beyond Dustbin as its so long, but got a sneaky feel for Shane Lowry who always seem to be thereabouts in US Opens. 70-1.

Gotta have a few bob on Sergio now the duck has been broken and if the need to be straight and long is a prerequisite he fits the bill nicely.

And last dart will go on Paul Casey, has to be in the mix as per usual.

Just had another nipper, too.

Or is his Mrs waiting to drop?

Bobby1 always reckoned we ought to back Golfers after their wife had a baby.

Was exactly who I thought of when I read about it :D


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Post by: arbboy on June 13, 2017, 08:02:53 PM
'Nappy factor' at its strongest straight after the birth of a first child, even more so if it is a son.


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Post by: Marky147 on June 13, 2017, 08:07:47 PM
'Nappy factor' at its strongest straight after the birth of a first child, even more so if it is a son.

Scrap that then, as they already have one.


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Post by: BigAdz on June 13, 2017, 08:12:06 PM
'Nappy factor' at its strongest straight after the birth of a first child, even more so if it is a son.

Scrap that then, as they already have one.


 rotflmfao



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Post by: Karabiner on June 13, 2017, 08:16:50 PM
Billy Ho.(150) and Tyrell Hatton(180)are my two early speculative picks in the outright market.

Just nipped in on Billy after he birdied his last four holes on Sunday before the market adjusted so feeling fairly smug for now.

I'm not sure straight is a prerequisite for driving if the rumours of 60 yard-wide fairways are true


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Post by: BigAdz on June 13, 2017, 08:24:23 PM
Billy Ho.(150) and Tyrell Hatton(180)are my two early speculative picks in the outright market.

Just nipped in on Billy after he birdied his last four holes on Sunday before the market adjusted so feeling fairly smug for now.

I'm not sure straight is a prerequisite for driving if the rumours of 60 yard-wide fairways are true

Still find it hard to understand why  ;bigadz;  is still named after me, with Ralph posting his weekly. ;D


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Post by: Karabiner on June 13, 2017, 08:38:31 PM
Billy Ho.(150) and Tyrell Hatton(180)are my two early speculative picks in the outright market.

Just nipped in on Billy after he birdied his last four holes on Sunday before the market adjusted so feeling fairly smug for now.

I'm not sure straight is a prerequisite for driving if the rumours of 60 yard-wide fairways are true

Still find it hard to understand why  ;bigadz;  is still named after me, with Ralph posting his weekly. ;D

I think you have some kind of chip-on-shoulder disease Adz - have you considered seeking seeking professional help?

 ;nanana;


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Post by: BigAdz on June 13, 2017, 09:30:26 PM
Billy Ho.(150) and Tyrell Hatton(180)are my two early speculative picks in the outright market.

Just nipped in on Billy after he birdied his last four holes on Sunday before the market adjusted so feeling fairly smug for now.

I'm not sure straight is a prerequisite for driving if the rumours of 60 yard-wide fairways are true

Still find it hard to understand why  ;bigadz;  is still named after me, with Ralph posting his weekly. ;D

I think you have some kind of chip-on-shoulder disease Adz - have you considered seeking seeking professional help?

 ;nanana;


Yes. I want to be you Ralph......... ;tightend; ;tightend; ;tightend;




 rotflmfao


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Post by: Doobs on June 13, 2017, 10:06:42 PM
Billy Ho.(150) and Tyrell Hatton(180)are my two early speculative picks in the outright market.

Just nipped in on Billy after he birdied his last four holes on Sunday before the market adjusted so feeling fairly smug for now.

I'm not sure straight is a prerequisite for driving if the rumours of 60 yard-wide fairways are true

Still find it hard to understand why  ;bigadz;  is still named after me, with Ralph posting his weekly. ;D

Very Fair point. 

Rahm.  Rose.  Pieters.  Oosthuizen.

Surprisingly few septics.  Stats aren't my friend here.


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Post by: Doobs on June 14, 2017, 09:56:21 AM
Struggling to see beyond Dustbin as its so long, but got a sneaky feel for Shane Lowry who always seem to be thereabouts in US Opens. 70-1.

Gotta have a few bob on Sergio now the duck has been broken and if the need to be straight and long is a prerequisite he fits the bill nicely.

And last dart will go on Paul Casey, has to be in the mix as per usual.

Lowry is 80/1 right now with nanny/fred.  They aren't laying much though.

Victor are paying an awful fifth first 6.  How they offer "value" like this and still need to close accounts is a mystery. 

As someone is bound to ask...

Given same price, think this is roughly right.  Where a golfer is very short, or long, then it may fall over.

1/5 first 8 is better than 1/4 first 6; which is better than a fifth first 7; which is better than 1/4 first 5.  1/5 first 6 is for complete mugs.


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Post by: doubleup on June 14, 2017, 10:25:46 AM
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Struggling to see beyond Dustbin as its so long, but got a sneaky feel for Shane Lowry who always seem to be thereabouts in US Opens. 70-1.

Gotta have a few bob on Sergio now the duck has been broken and if the need to be straight and long is a prerequisite he fits the bill nicely.

And last dart will go on Paul Casey, has to be in the mix as per usual.

Lowry is 80/1 right now with nanny/fred.  They aren't laying much though.

Victor are paying an awful fifth first 6.  How they offer "value" like this and still need to close accounts is a mystery.  

As someone is bound to ask...

Given same price, think this is roughly right.  Where a golfer is very short, or long, then it may fall over.

1/5 first 8 is better than 1/4 first 6; which is better than a fifth first 7; which is better than 1/4 first 5.  1/5 first 6 is for complete mugs.

There are quite often slight differences in odds.  This spreadsheet will cover all the mid-price scenarios.


https://1drv.ms/x/s!AtKSOpG8b_uugR33Zup1yJ7EKME5 (https://1drv.ms/x/s!AtKSOpG8b_uugR33Zup1yJ7EKME5)



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Post by: Karabiner on June 14, 2017, 11:19:10 AM
I think Pieters EW @50/1 cannot be a bad bet on a course like this.


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Post by: tikay on June 14, 2017, 07:14:01 PM

 
Does anyone know who might be quoting "Winning Score"?

I'm keen to have a small wager, but cant see it quoted anywhere.

Can anyone assist with this?


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Post by: SuuPRlim on June 14, 2017, 08:03:29 PM
Shane Lowry and Louis Oosthuzien look good to me.

I do feel like Sergio might go on a spree now he's got one.

Westwood makes some puts he's gonna have a shot.


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Post by: doubleup on June 14, 2017, 10:12:28 PM

 
Does anyone know who might be quoting "Winning Score"?

I'm keen to have a small wager, but cant see it quoted anywhere.

Can anyone assist with this?

I can't recall ever seeing this bet in a book - sporting index have it as 279/280 (as a spread)



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Post by: rinswun on June 14, 2017, 10:27:21 PM
Billy Ho.(150) and Tyrell Hatton(180)are my two early speculative picks in the outright market.

Just nipped in on Billy after he birdied his last four holes on Sunday before the market adjusted so feeling fairly smug for now.

I'm not sure straight is a prerequisite for driving if the rumours of 60 yard-wide fairways are true

Still find it hard to understand why  ;bigadz;  is still named after me, with Ralph posting his weekly. ;D

Very Fair point. 

Rahm.  Rose.  Pieters.  Oosthuizen.

Surprisingly few septics.  Stats aren't my friend here.

All look good to me. Back Rahm AP at a nice price and backed Rose and Oosty this week. Course sets up well for Pieters but not yet convinced in top class company (Masters aside).

I think Ralph mentioned Hatton. He struggles on Bentgrass greens generally. However, who am I to say a 200/1 shot can't win!


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on June 14, 2017, 11:53:07 PM
I'm on Jimmy Walker at 125s. Not in great form but course should suit and has showed hes capable.

And Thomas Pieters at 40s. Again, course should suit.


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Post by: exstream on June 15, 2017, 12:00:41 AM
I'm on Jimmy Walker at 125s. Not in great form but course should suit and has showed hes capable.

And Thomas Pieters at 40s. Again, course should suit.

what do you know about anything


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Magic817 on June 15, 2017, 01:31:10 PM
Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the US Open to attend his daughter's graduation.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 15, 2017, 01:54:28 PM
Is there any logical reason (apart from the event being run by the USGA) why there is no shot-tracker available on PGA.com for the US Open?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Doobs on June 15, 2017, 06:02:14 PM
Billy Ho.(150) and Tyrell Hatton(180)are my two early speculative picks in the outright market.

Just nipped in on Billy after he birdied his last four holes on Sunday before the market adjusted so feeling fairly smug for now.

I'm not sure straight is a prerequisite for driving if the rumours of 60 yard-wide fairways are true

Still find it hard to understand why  ;bigadz;  is still named after me, with Ralph posting his weekly. ;D

Very Fair point. 

Rahm.  Rose.  Pieters.  Oosthuizen.

Surprisingly few septics.  Stats aren't my friend here.

All look good to me. Back Rahm AP at a nice price and backed Rose and Oosty this week. Course sets up well for Pieters but not yet convinced in top class company (Masters aside).

I think Ralph mentioned Hatton. He struggles on Bentgrass greens generally. However, who am I to say a 200/1 shot can't win!

Listened to the podcast at lunchtime only to miss the each way terms.   So not on Fowler.  Good luck through gritted teeth.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on June 15, 2017, 06:59:13 PM

 
Does anyone know who might be quoting "Winning Score"?

I'm keen to have a small wager, but cant see it quoted anywhere.

Can anyone assist with this?

What do you think the line might be now?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: kukushkin88 on June 15, 2017, 10:04:58 PM

 
Does anyone know who might be quoting "Winning Score"?

I'm keen to have a small wager, but cant see it quoted anywhere.

Can anyone assist with this?

What do you think the line might be now?

I think -5


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on June 15, 2017, 10:59:02 PM

 
Does anyone know who might be quoting "Winning Score"?

I'm keen to have a small wager, but cant see it quoted anywhere.

Can anyone assist with this?

What do you think the line might be now?

I think -5

for the cut?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on June 16, 2017, 11:39:31 AM

 
Does anyone know who might be quoting "Winning Score"?

I'm keen to have a small wager, but cant see it quoted anywhere.

Can anyone assist with this?

What do you think the line might be now?

I think -5

for the cut?

The spreads still seem to think about -8 with ~277/282.  Aren't there still thunderstorms forecast?  As long as the course stays soft, I would think that a score in the spread seems very likely.  The course does seem ultra dangerous though, hero to zero seems likely to happen at some point, laying a few in the top 20 or top 10 markets after the cut might be a decent angle.



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on June 16, 2017, 11:54:26 AM

 
Does anyone know who might be quoting "Winning Score"?

I'm keen to have a small wager, but cant see it quoted anywhere.

Can anyone assist with this?

What do you think the line might be now?

I think -5

for the cut?

The spreads still seem to think about -8 with ~277/282.  Aren't there still thunderstorms forecast?  As long as the course stays soft, I would think that a score in the spread seems very likely.  The course does seem ultra dangerous though, hero to zero seems likely to happen at some point, laying a few in the top 20 or top 10 markets after the cut might be a decent angle.



I think how they set the course up today will give us a few clues. If they tuck the pins away and stretch the tees all the way back for instance.

I thought the storms were only forecast for Sunday but obviously that could change.


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Post by: PokerBroker on June 19, 2017, 12:31:28 AM
I think Koepka might just win it here, which is fitting because it's one of the very few times he wasn't in my pre tourney team. 

I had a team of 5 with:

Fowler
Snedeker
Oosthuzien
Reed
Rahm ( seen him on here and on twitter and ditched Matsuyama)


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Post by: SuuPRlim on June 19, 2017, 12:44:57 AM
Yep absolute brains weekend on the golf.

Ricky can birdie 18 get into tie for 5th and salvage something from the wreckage


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Post by: tikay on June 21, 2017, 06:07:56 PM

This is something of a surprise, is it not?

It all seems very amicable though.

Have to say, I found it vey odd that Lefty withdrew at the last minute from the US Open due to wishing to attend a Graduation Ceremony. It's not like Graduation Ceremonies pop up without warning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/40350221


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Post by: Karabiner on June 21, 2017, 06:15:12 PM

This is something of a surprise, is it not?

It all seems very amicable though.

Have to say, I found it vey odd that Lefty withdrew at the last minute from the US Open due to wishing to attend a Graduation Ceremony. It's not like Graduation Ceremonies pop up without warning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/40350221

He was only going to be able to play The US Open if there was a weather-delay hence the late withdrawal.

He was never going to miss his daughter's graduation and was crystal-clear about that.

As for the split with "Bones" - I have a feeling that the operations he had to replace(?) both knees recently had something to do with this - he certainly looked pretty uncomfortable when he first came back and pulled out from carrying the bag for at least one round mid-tourney since his return.


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Post by: TightEnd on June 28, 2017, 10:34:17 AM
this is an interesting read

Phil's Insider-Trading Escape

How a legal opening let Phil Mickelson wiggle out of an insider-trading case that snared Billy Walters.

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/phils-insider-trading-escape


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on June 28, 2017, 11:31:15 AM
this is an interesting read

Phil's Insider-Trading Escape

How a legal opening let Phil Mickelson wiggle out of an insider-trading case that snared Billy Walters.

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/phils-insider-trading-escape

What a great read that is, utterly fascinating.

Presumably, Mr Butter Would Not Melt in his Mouth Mickelson will be losing one of his sponsors - Barclays.


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Post by: tikay on June 28, 2017, 11:34:19 AM

Correction - he already parted company with them, around the time of the Court case.

They were replaced by........a Merchant Bank.

Can't make this stuff up.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on June 28, 2017, 11:53:31 AM
I quite fancy Tyrrell Hatton to have a decent run this week in France after settling down again after his American adventures.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on July 05, 2017, 10:23:51 PM
I quite fancy Tyrrell Hatton to have a decent run this week in France after settling down again after his American adventures.

My selections usually win the following week so I've cunningly stuck with TyrrellH - also thrown a dart at Jamie Donaldson.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on July 08, 2017, 07:25:52 PM
My 125/1-shot Jamie Donaldson was looking like an interesting sweat for the weekend on -8 after two rounds - until he withdrew that is...

Marvellous.

I hope his finger didn't fall off: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/golf/article-3404812/Jamie-Donaldson-shows-gruesome-hand-injury-chainsaw-accident-looks-set-miss-Abu-Dhabi-Doha-tournaments.html


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on July 08, 2017, 10:50:42 PM
That article was from Jan 2016?  Am I being whoosed?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on July 08, 2017, 11:05:45 PM
That article was from Jan 2016?  Am I being whoosed?

I couldn't find anything on today's withdrawal so posted that as a possible reason.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 27, 2017, 12:14:18 PM
I see that my girl Titiya Plucksataporn is making an appearance in the LPGA Scottish Open this week.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 28, 2017, 09:52:23 PM
The Canadian Open is hosted this week for the 27th time at Glen Abbey in Oakville Ontario just West of Toronto and was the first ever course designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1976.

I lived in Toronto for a few years during the 1970's and played a round at Glen Abbey with a few of my snooker pals shortly after it opened and if I'm honest it was a bit tough for me.

It's pretty sad to hear that the Glen Abbey property is now about to be developed for housing within the next few years.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on July 29, 2017, 12:38:58 AM
This really appalls me especially from juniors - In my world golf means playing the game in the proper spirit and we're talking about a four-inch putt here.

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golf-central-blog/shepherd-us-junior-final-after-concession-controversy


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on July 29, 2017, 06:43:14 AM
Hmmm. If she is being genuine, then it's the rules that are more appalling.

Her instant reaction was to say she didn't give the putt, fair enough, but she says she would have allowed it, but the rules state once she has verbalized it there is no take back.

As it's a young kid who may never have been in that situation before, the rigid nature of the rules seems to be the culprit here.

That said, the video won't play on my kindle and her expressions may tell another story, but the worded version, seems harsh but fair if you are playing to the letter of the law.


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Post by: rinswun on July 29, 2017, 07:08:21 AM
Massive angle shoot. Absolutely horrible..Ads, the pictures really show how much of an angle this is. She 100% was walking to the. Ext then though 'hold on, I could win this here'. Smirky grin in the interview compounds it. She's only 16 and we all made mistakes (still do at 32) but this is a horrible misstep on her behalf.


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Post by: sonour on July 29, 2017, 09:12:11 AM
Absolutely disgraceful and definitely significant that both cases were in Ladies golf.

I just can't imagine men doing that.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on July 29, 2017, 09:32:19 AM
Hmmm. If she is being genuine, then it's the rules that are more appalling.

Her instant reaction was to say she didn't give the putt, fair enough, but she says she would have allowed it, but the rules state once she has verbalized it there is no take back.

As it's a young kid who may never have been in that situation before, the rigid nature of the rules seems to be the culprit here.

That said, the video won't play on my kindle and her expressions may tell another story, but the worded version, seems harsh but fair if you are playing to the letter of the law.

Conclusive proof that Adz is prepared to disagree with me on any given subject.

Adz plays golf too which makes this even more surprising.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on July 29, 2017, 10:41:28 AM
Hmmm. If she is being genuine, then it's the rules that are more appalling.

Her instant reaction was to say she didn't give the putt, fair enough, but she says she would have allowed it, but the rules state once she has verbalized it there is no take back.

As it's a young kid who may never have been in that situation before, the rigid nature of the rules seems to be the culprit here.

That said, the video won't play on my kindle and her expressions may tell another story, but the worded version, seems harsh but fair if you are playing to the letter of the law.

Conclusive proof that Adz is prepared to disagree with me on any given subject.

Adz plays golf too which makes this even more surprising.


You are super boring Ralph.

As I said "I havent seen the video" but I made my statement based on the comments on the actions, not a visual interpretation.

However, having read rinswuns comments, I am happy to admit I may be wrong.

Happier now you boring old drama queen? :D


Anyway, off to Saunton Sands this Sunday to play the East and West course in a single day. As its a short step across the water from Porthcawl, which has been blowing a hooley, I am dreading the numbers that I could rack up!!!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on July 29, 2017, 11:20:09 AM
Hmmm. If she is being genuine, then it's the rules that are more appalling.

Her instant reaction was to say she didn't give the putt, fair enough, but she says she would have allowed it, but the rules state once she has verbalized it there is no take back.

As it's a young kid who may never have been in that situation before, the rigid nature of the rules seems to be the culprit here.

That said, the video won't play on my kindle and her expressions may tell another story, but the worded version, seems harsh but fair if you are playing to the letter of the law.

Conclusive proof that Adz is prepared to disagree with me on any given subject.

Adz plays golf too which makes this even more surprising.


You are super boring Ralph.

As I said "I havent seen the video" but I made my statement based on the comments on the actions, not a visual interpretation.

However, having read rinswuns comments, I am happy to admit I may be wrong.

Happier now you boring old drama queen? :D


Anyway, off to Saunton Sands this Sunday to play the East and West course in a single day. As its a short step across the water from Porthcawl, which has been blowing a hooley, I am dreading the numbers that I could rack up!!!

I haven't seen the video either.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on July 31, 2017, 08:58:31 AM

Medias reports suggest that Rory has fired his caddie, who has been on his bag almost since he turned Pro, 9 or 10 years ago.

Not seen any explanation for it though. Anyone know?

Curious that two long term golfer/caddie relationships have split in the last month or two, as Lefty did the same thing.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on August 04, 2017, 09:10:06 AM
Apols. I am on one today.

Women golfers getting all worked up about dress code.

Fine and good, but until male pros can wear shorts, why should women kick off about being allowed to wear gym gear etc.

Ps. I am clearly being contrite, as I love the short skirts etc ;)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on August 08, 2017, 01:29:23 PM

Joke Orals 10 place offer is pretty good for the long shots.  I've gone for Tommy Fleetwood and Kevin Chappell both at 66-1.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 09, 2017, 12:09:14 PM

Joke Orals 10 place offer is pretty good for the long shots.  I've gone for Tommy Fleetwood and Kevin Chappell both at 66-1.

Burnt Cheeseburger @250/1 tempted me in too.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on August 09, 2017, 05:55:34 PM
My Lady Godiva EW on Cheeseburger moved the jokers market he's now 150/1!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on August 09, 2017, 08:21:41 PM
I just couldn't help myself having a dabble on Larry "the larrap" Larrazabal @1000 on betty.

If Derek Ernst can win there I'm sure Larry's worth a small punt.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 10, 2017, 12:08:34 PM
The full team(for the avoidance of  ;bigadz; accusations) is: Koepka, Grace, Cheeseburger, and Larry.


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Post by: arbboy on August 10, 2017, 12:14:47 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4777626/British-golfer-Lee-Westwood-facing-50m-divorce.html


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Post by: Karabiner on August 11, 2017, 06:57:33 PM
What an absolute fruitbat Kevin Na is - he was -5 through his first six holes today - then he came to his senses..


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on August 11, 2017, 07:25:17 PM

The Kisner lad is really stretching them.


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on August 12, 2017, 06:01:45 AM
I know a lot of people will probably disagree with what I'm about to say here, but the BBC's coverage of the PGA has been dreadful so far. It's so dull and the amount of mistakes the commentators make and the casual racism every time The Japanese Boy plays a shot. At one point yesterday, poor Hideki was standing there with a protien bar in his hand and Peter Alliss tells the whole world that hes probably eating sushi.

Give me adverts and Monty any day.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on August 12, 2017, 08:25:11 AM

^^^^

Overall, a poor effort by the BBC, who did all of the commentary from a studio here in the UK, with the exception of a single reporter at the course who I only saw used once. To be fair to them, they had insufficient prep time, as the deal only fell in their lap about 5 weeks ago, & these things take a lot more planning & organisation than can be sorted in a month or so.

A positive - imo - was listening to Alliss & Brown non-stop for hours at a time. I know Alliss is a bit Marmite, but to me, he's the finest golf commentator since dear old Henry Longhurst, who was the best ever, no danger. Long time ago, mind - only Karabiner would be old enough to remember Henry. Pairing Alliss up with Brown is pure gold to me.

I was pretty miffed with the coverage, just a succession of players teeing off or holing out on the green, but then, in the extended late night session on BBC2 last night (after the weather break), & as opposed to the Red Button coverage, it seemed to improve markedly. 2 hours without a single ad break, Sarah Frumpy, or Monty, was excellent late night viewing. It's a beautifully verdant course, too, very cameragenic.

Pretty sure that Sky Sports will regain coverage next year. An over-bold negotiation play by Sky Sports resulted in the PGA giving them a slap round the chops by giving this one to the BBC. Can't see them repeating that, once they realise how half-hearted the BBC coverage was.   


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on August 12, 2017, 08:29:47 AM

Incidentally, if you ever get the chance to read the Henry Longhurst autobiography, "My Life & Soft Times" (available in good bookshops or Amazon I suppose), don't pass it up. You'll never read a better golf book, & it epitomises the spirit of how golf should be played.

It was written a very long time ago though, (1983), & in the book, he constantly bemoans the fact that some players took OVER THREE HOURS to play 18 holes. How times have changed, eh?




Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on August 12, 2017, 08:40:07 AM

^^^^

Overall, a poor effort by the BBC, who did all of the commentary from a studio here in the UK, with the exception of a single reporter at the course who I only saw used once. To be fair to them, they had insufficient prep time, as the deal only fell in their lap about 5 weeks ago, & these things take a lot more planning & organisation than can be sorted in a month or so.

A positive - imo - was listening to Alliss & Brown non-stop for hours at a time. I know Alliss is a bit Marmite, but to me, he's the finest golf commentator since dear old Henry Longhurst, who was the best ever, no danger. Long time ago, mind - only Karabiner would be old enough to remember Henry. Pairing Alliss up with Brown is pure gold to me.

I was pretty miffed with the coverage, just a succession of players teeing off or holing out on the green, but then, in the extended late night session on BBC2 last night (after the weather break), & as opposed to the Red Button coverage, it seemed to improve markedly. 2 hours without a single ad break, Sarah Frumpy, or Monty, was excellent late night viewing. It's a beautifully verdant course, too, very cameragenic.

Pretty sure that Sky Sports will regain coverage next year. An over-bold negotiation play by Sky Sports resulted in the PGA giving them a slap round the chops by giving this one to the BBC. Can't see them repeating that, once they realise how half-hearted the BBC coverage was.   

It was dreadful. Full stop.

I can't buy the lack of prep arguement.  These guys have been there many times before, and should have done better.

There were times yesterday listening to Mark James and, I think, Maureen medill,where I could have got a better commentary from guys at my club.

As stated, would rather have 20 adverts an hour.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on August 12, 2017, 08:58:56 AM

^^^^

Overall, a poor effort by the BBC, who did all of the commentary from a studio here in the UK, with the exception of a single reporter at the course who I only saw used once. To be fair to them, they had insufficient prep time, as the deal only fell in their lap about 5 weeks ago, & these things take a lot more planning & organisation than can be sorted in a month or so.

A positive - imo - was listening to Alliss & Brown non-stop for hours at a time. I know Alliss is a bit Marmite, but to me, he's the finest golf commentator since dear old Henry Longhurst, who was the best ever, no danger. Long time ago, mind - only Karabiner would be old enough to remember Henry. Pairing Alliss up with Brown is pure gold to me.

I was pretty miffed with the coverage, just a succession of players teeing off or holing out on the green, but then, in the extended late night session on BBC2 last night (after the weather break), & as opposed to the Red Button coverage, it seemed to improve markedly. 2 hours without a single ad break, Sarah Frumpy, or Monty, was excellent late night viewing. It's a beautifully verdant course, too, very cameragenic.

Pretty sure that Sky Sports will regain coverage next year. An over-bold negotiation play by Sky Sports resulted in the PGA giving them a slap round the chops by giving this one to the BBC. Can't see them repeating that, once they realise how half-hearted the BBC coverage was.   

It was dreadful. Full stop.

I can't buy the lack of prep arguement.  These guys have been there many times before, and should have done better.

There were times yesterday listening to Mark James and, I think, Maureen medill,where I could have got a better commentary from guys at my club.

As stated, would rather have 20 adverts an hour.

I have to agree as to Miss Madill (actually, real name Mrs Garner).

The BBC are in a tough spot with females these days, as we know from the (un)equal pay debate which recently erupted, but for me it was "token female" & added nothing to the coverage. The same applies, of course, to Sky Sports with Sarah Frump. Actually, I'd take Miss Madill over Sarah Frump any day of the week.

Sky Sports seemed to have fallen into the same PC trap with their football coverage for the new season. They added their own lady to the Arsenal coverage last night & it was embarrassing to watch, as she trotted out banal, scripted questions. Sky are blessed with an abundance of well qualified ex-footballers who, whether we agree with their views or not, offer real insight which we as Team Armchair really enjoy. We want more Neville & Co, not less.

IMO, obv.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: 4KSuited on August 12, 2017, 09:11:35 AM
Best commentary by far was this IMO:

After Alliss remarked about the precision of Dustbin's beard, his co-commentator opined

"Do you think Dustin spends more time shaving now, than he ever did before he grew a beard?"


Meanwhile, I think Alliss has gone waaayyyy past his sell-by date. Casual racism and general delivery as if he's broadcasting to pre-school nippers does not add flavour for me.



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: TightEnd on August 12, 2017, 09:42:35 AM
Ken Brown is wonderful. genuinely think he is approaching national treasure status, one of the best in any sport at making the technical aspects of his game accessible

sadly for the rest,coverage of the game has moved on. Sky have showed this at the Open, where any thoughts i had of missing the bbc coverage were soon secondary to the excellence of the info that was coming my way


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on August 12, 2017, 09:46:55 AM

^^^^

Overall, a poor effort by the BBC, who did all of the commentary from a studio here in the UK, with the exception of a single reporter at the course who I only saw used once. To be fair to them, they had insufficient prep time, as the deal only fell in their lap about 5 weeks ago, & these things take a lot more planning & organisation than can be sorted in a month or so.

A positive - imo - was listening to Alliss & Brown non-stop for hours at a time. I know Alliss is a bit Marmite, but to me, he's the finest golf commentator since dear old Henry Longhurst, who was the best ever, no danger. Long time ago, mind - only Karabiner would be old enough to remember Henry. Pairing Alliss up with Brown is pure gold to me.

I was pretty miffed with the coverage, just a succession of players teeing off or holing out on the green, but then, in the extended late night session on BBC2 last night (after the weather break), & as opposed to the Red Button coverage, it seemed to improve markedly. 2 hours without a single ad break, Sarah Frumpy, or Monty, was excellent late night viewing. It's a beautifully verdant course, too, very cameragenic.

Pretty sure that Sky Sports will regain coverage next year. An over-bold negotiation play by Sky Sports resulted in the PGA giving them a slap round the chops by giving this one to the BBC. Can't see them repeating that, once they realise how half-hearted the BBC coverage was.   

It was dreadful. Full stop.

I can't buy the lack of prep arguement.  These guys have been there many times before, and should have done better.

There were times yesterday listening to Mark James and, I think, Maureen medill,where I could have got a better commentary from guys at my club.

As stated, would rather have 20 adverts an hour.

I have to agree as to Miss Madill (actually, real name Mrs Garner).

The BBC are in a tough spot with females these days, as we know from the (un)equal pay debate which recently erupted, but for me it was "token female" & added nothing to the coverage. The same applies, of course, to Sky Sports with Sarah Frump. Actually, I'd take Miss Madill over Sarah Frump any day of the week.

Sky Sports seemed to have fallen into the same PC trap with their football coverage for the new season. They added their own lady to the Arsenal coverage last night & it was embarrassing to watch, as she trotted out banal, scripted questions. Sky are blessed with an abundance of well qualified ex-footballers who, whether we agree with their views or not, offer real insight which we as Team Armchair really enjoy. We want more Neville & Co, not less.

IMO, obv.


Its the same across TV in general. Tokenism.

Even the wife says when she watches women talking sport on TV, its so obvious they know nothing about the sport and couldn't hold a conversation in a pub etc, about what really goes on.

While that happens it spoils the coverage. PC gone mad, and still they complain they dont get paid enough......


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on August 12, 2017, 10:17:56 AM
When the football came on I had the golf on a stream which was the US coverage - it was so much more enjoyable than Alliss's tiresome repertoire despite the many ad-breaks.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on August 12, 2017, 11:36:40 AM

^^^^

Overall, a poor effort by the BBC, who did all of the commentary from a studio here in the UK, with the exception of a single reporter at the course who I only saw used once. To be fair to them, they had insufficient prep time, as the deal only fell in their lap about 5 weeks ago, & these things take a lot more planning & organisation than can be sorted in a month or so.

A positive - imo - was listening to Alliss & Brown non-stop for hours at a time. I know Alliss is a bit Marmite, but to me, he's the finest golf commentator since dear old Henry Longhurst, who was the best ever, no danger. Long time ago, mind - only Karabiner would be old enough to remember Henry. Pairing Alliss up with Brown is pure gold to me.

I was pretty miffed with the coverage, just a succession of players teeing off or holing out on the green, but then, in the extended late night session on BBC2 last night (after the weather break), & as opposed to the Red Button coverage, it seemed to improve markedly. 2 hours without a single ad break, Sarah Frumpy, or Monty, was excellent late night viewing. It's a beautifully verdant course, too, very cameragenic.

Pretty sure that Sky Sports will regain coverage next year. An over-bold negotiation play by Sky Sports resulted in the PGA giving them a slap round the chops by giving this one to the BBC. Can't see them repeating that, once they realise how half-hearted the BBC coverage was.   

It was dreadful. Full stop.

I can't buy the lack of prep arguement.  These guys have been there many times before, and should have done better.

There were times yesterday listening to Mark James and, I think, Maureen medill,where I could have got a better commentary from guys at my club.

As stated, would rather have 20 adverts an hour.

I have to agree as to Miss Madill (actually, real name Mrs Garner).

The BBC are in a tough spot with females these days, as we know from the (un)equal pay debate which recently erupted, but for me it was "token female" & added nothing to the coverage. The same applies, of course, to Sky Sports with Sarah Frump. Actually, I'd take Miss Madill over Sarah Frump any day of the week.

Sky Sports seemed to have fallen into the same PC trap with their football coverage for the new season. They added their own lady to the Arsenal coverage last night & it was embarrassing to watch, as she trotted out banal, scripted questions. Sky are blessed with an abundance of well qualified ex-footballers who, whether we agree with their views or not, offer real insight which we as Team Armchair really enjoy. We want more Neville & Co, not less.

IMO, obv.


Its the same across TV in general. Tokenism.

Even the wife says when she watches women talking sport on TV, its so obvious they know nothing about the sport and couldn't hold a conversation in a pub etc, about what really goes on.

While that happens it spoils the coverage. PC gone mad, and still they complain they dont get paid enough......

"tokenism" doesn't explain the numerous incompetent male pundits/commentators.  You (and your wife) are completely wrong on this issue.

On the wider issue, Aliss is def getting too old and appears to be simultaneously addressing Adz's anti-PC, old school golf club demographic while also rather ineptly trying to keep casual viewers engaged.  The BBC team are also commenting on a stream with no producer telling them who or what is about to appear on the screen, so its a bit harsh to compare them to an on site sky team (who in any case are inferior to the Golf Channels European team).



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on August 12, 2017, 02:35:50 PM
Alliss also referred to Kevin Kisner as "another one of these new young pros".

KK turned pro in 2006 and has over $11M in official winnings..


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: bobby1 on August 12, 2017, 02:51:49 PM
They should both be done under the trade description act for calling their coverage live.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on August 12, 2017, 03:45:17 PM

^^^^

Overall, a poor effort by the BBC, who did all of the commentary from a studio here in the UK, with the exception of a single reporter at the course who I only saw used once. To be fair to them, they had insufficient prep time, as the deal only fell in their lap about 5 weeks ago, & these things take a lot more planning & organisation than can be sorted in a month or so.

A positive - imo - was listening to Alliss & Brown non-stop for hours at a time. I know Alliss is a bit Marmite, but to me, he's the finest golf commentator since dear old Henry Longhurst, who was the best ever, no danger. Long time ago, mind - only Karabiner would be old enough to remember Henry. Pairing Alliss up with Brown is pure gold to me.

I was pretty miffed with the coverage, just a succession of players teeing off or holing out on the green, but then, in the extended late night session on BBC2 last night (after the weather break), & as opposed to the Red Button coverage, it seemed to improve markedly. 2 hours without a single ad break, Sarah Frumpy, or Monty, was excellent late night viewing. It's a beautifully verdant course, too, very cameragenic.

Pretty sure that Sky Sports will regain coverage next year. An over-bold negotiation play by Sky Sports resulted in the PGA giving them a slap round the chops by giving this one to the BBC. Can't see them repeating that, once they realise how half-hearted the BBC coverage was.   

It was dreadful. Full stop.

I can't buy the lack of prep arguement.  These guys have been there many times before, and should have done better.

There were times yesterday listening to Mark James and, I think, Maureen medill,where I could have got a better commentary from guys at my club.

As stated, would rather have 20 adverts an hour.

I have to agree as to Miss Madill (actually, real name Mrs Garner).

The BBC are in a tough spot with females these days, as we know from the (un)equal pay debate which recently erupted, but for me it was "token female" & added nothing to the coverage. The same applies, of course, to Sky Sports with Sarah Frump. Actually, I'd take Miss Madill over Sarah Frump any day of the week.

Sky Sports seemed to have fallen into the same PC trap with their football coverage for the new season. They added their own lady to the Arsenal coverage last night & it was embarrassing to watch, as she trotted out banal, scripted questions. Sky are blessed with an abundance of well qualified ex-footballers who, whether we agree with their views or not, offer real insight which we as Team Armchair really enjoy. We want more Neville & Co, not less.

IMO, obv.


Its the same across TV in general. Tokenism.

Even the wife says when she watches women talking sport on TV, its so obvious they know nothing about the sport and couldn't hold a conversation in a pub etc, about what really goes on.

While that happens it spoils the coverage. PC gone mad, and still they complain they dont get paid enough......

"tokenism" doesn't explain the numerous incompetent male pundits/commentators.  You (and your wife) are completely wrong on this issue.

On the wider issue, Aliss is def getting too old and appears to be simultaneously addressing Adz's anti-PC, old school golf club demographic while also rather ineptly trying to keep casual viewers engaged.  The BBC team are also commenting on a stream with no producer telling them who or what is about to appear on the screen, so its a bit harsh to compare them to an on site sky team (who in any case are inferior to the Golf Channels European team).




That is according to the law that is doubleup.......never going to be something I can PROVE, therefore neither can you, despite your arrogance that I am COMPLETELY wrong.

Mine is clearly only an opinion.

At what point have I said that the male commentators are flawless, as your comments suggest????

Not the first time you have worded stuff to make it fit.

Carry on though, its all good fun.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on August 12, 2017, 04:58:34 PM

You put forward the case that if a woman is incompetent (iyo or your wife's) the reason is tokenism.  What is the reason that a man is incompetent as it can't possibly be tokenism?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on August 12, 2017, 05:32:42 PM

You put forward the case that if a woman is incompetent (iyo or your wife's) the reason is tokenism.  What is the reason that a man is incompetent as it can't possibly be tokenism?


Sigh.

Again, a twisting of what I said.....why??

I never said a woman is incompetent because of tokenism.

I said that woman presenters are token gestures, based on the pressures of modern society requirements. I would dare to suggest they get jobs not based on the fact they are the best candidates for the jobs, because as discussed elsewhere-we would nearly all rather listen to an ex pro than some dolly bird, who has never kicked a ball in her life, for example.

As a result, we get women in these roles that would never get them if they were men with the same level of knowledge.

Therefore tokenism.

No mention of any male commentators competency, just that we have many women in jobs they dont deserve.

If that is COMPLETELY wrong, I apologise, but I suspect I'm not. 8)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: SuuPRlim on August 12, 2017, 06:07:14 PM
tokenism a real word?

Having fun and learning!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on August 12, 2017, 07:12:37 PM
tokenism a real word?

Having fun and learning!

It's a little-known fact that Tokenism is the religeon created by JRR Token which in turn inspired L.Ron Hubbard to create Scientology.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: SuuPRlim on August 12, 2017, 09:42:54 PM
tokenism a real word?

Having fun and learning!

It's a little-known fact that Tokenism is the religeon created by JRR Token which in turn inspired L.Ron Hubbard to create Scientology.

Wow, that is little-known!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: SuuPRlim on August 12, 2017, 09:45:07 PM
Peter Alliss.

WTF are you talking about man, how many fucking snooker references are you going to make this weekend. IT'S FUCKING GOLF MATE. GOLF.

Tilted me up and I'm watching on mute now.

Also this Chris Stroud guy using this belly putter - I thought they were banned. CHEAT GET OF THE LEADERBOARD.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on August 12, 2017, 10:09:20 PM
Professional golfers not shouting "fore" when the ball is heading into the people really gets my goat. No amateur would behave in that manner.

Apparently it's not obligatory on the US tour for some unknown reason - possibly because the US crowds wouldn't understand what it means?

I must have seen 4/5 shots heading deep into the crowd during the last half-hour with not even one shout  :tikay:


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Marky147 on August 12, 2017, 10:22:33 PM
Professional golfers not shouting "fore" when the ball is heading into the people really gets my goat. No amateur would behave in that manner.

Apparently it's not obligatory on the US tour for some unknown reason - possibly because the US crowds wouldn't understand what it means?

I must have seen 4/5 shots heading deep into the crowd during the last half-hour with not even one shout  :tikay:


Makes for better viewing, though.

WHACK!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on August 12, 2017, 11:46:25 PM
Professional golfers not shouting "fore" when the ball is heading into the people really gets my goat. No amateur would behave in that manner.

Apparently it's not obligatory on the US tour for some unknown reason - possibly because the US crowds wouldn't understand what it means?

I must have seen 4/5 shots heading deep into the crowd during the last half-hour with not even one shout  :tikay:


Makes for better viewing, though.

WHACK!

Mind you if it hits the plank shouting "mashed potato" it might well be excused.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: SuuPRlim on August 13, 2017, 07:56:32 AM
Been a lot to be tilted about this week on the golf.

And what in the world was Jason Day doing behind that three? Do they have tree's in Australia? Maybe Australia have these special tree's that golf balls just go straight through?

Typically though if you fire a golf ball at a tree, it's going to hit it and go off in another direction.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on August 13, 2017, 10:43:47 AM
Been a lot to be tilted about this week on the golf.

And what in the world was Jason Day doing behind that three? Do they have tree's in Australia? Maybe Australia have these special tree's that golf balls just go straight through?

Typically though if you fire a golf ball at a tree, it's going to hit it and go off in another direction.

That really was a daft choice as even if he brought off the snap-hook and gained an extra 100 yards he was hitting a tree on his follow-through and risking serious injury.

Louis Oosthuizen was in a similar position just before, chipped out sideways and made the up-and-down for par.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: SuuPRlim on August 13, 2017, 11:34:17 AM
yeh chipped back into the fairway and he's got a very straightforward 5 and only a good iron shot/put away from escaping with a par.

Perhaps he just didn't see the trees?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Ledders on August 13, 2017, 01:52:07 PM
couldn't see Tiger Woods for the trees


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: TightEnd on August 15, 2017, 08:48:46 AM
The rise of the 'Young Americans': the friends making America a formidable golfing force again

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/golf/2017/08/14/rise-young-americans-friends-making-america-formidable-golfing/


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: The Camel on August 21, 2017, 09:38:19 AM
According to this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi_Ewart_Shadoff

Jodie Ewart's father is an ex-jockey and trainer.

I assumed James Ewart, but he's Scottish (I think) and Jodi is from Yorkshire.

Not sure James is old enoughto have a 29 year old daughter either...

So, if not James Ewart, who is her father?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Doobs on August 21, 2017, 09:47:51 AM
According to this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi_Ewart_Shadoff

Jodie Ewart's father is an ex-jockey and trainer.

I assumed James Ewart, but he's Scottish (I think) and Jodi is from Yorkshire.

Not sure James is old enoughto have a 29 year old daughter either...

So, if not James Ewart, who is her father?

Harvey Ewart. He is listed as a groom-rider at Mark Johnston's yard.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: The Camel on August 21, 2017, 10:16:27 AM
According to this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi_Ewart_Shadoff

Jodie Ewart's father is an ex-jockey and trainer.

I assumed James Ewart, but he's Scottish (I think) and Jodi is from Yorkshire.

Not sure James is old enoughto have a 29 year old daughter either...

So, if not James Ewart, who is her father?

Harvey Ewart. He is listed as a groom-rider at Mark Johnston's yard.

Thanks Doobs.

Calling him a trainer is a bit of a stretch!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Doobs on August 21, 2017, 10:29:30 AM
According to this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi_Ewart_Shadoff

Jodie Ewart's father is an ex-jockey and trainer.

I assumed James Ewart, but he's Scottish (I think) and Jodi is from Yorkshire.

Not sure James is old enoughto have a 29 year old daughter either...

So, if not James Ewart, who is her father?

Harvey Ewart. He is listed as a groom-rider at Mark Johnston's yard.

Thanks Doobs.

Calling him a trainer is a bit of a stretch!

Reading around, he was a head lad at one time, though didn't see him listed as a trainer. 

Wouldn't be surprised if he is related to James Ewart.  Racing tends to run in families.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 19, 2017, 10:14:53 PM
Most of the favs in the Portugal Masters are out of form, admittedly in stronger company.

Eddie Pep is only 28-1, and I wrote him off long ago, having cost me too much(cue egg on face).

A trio of players that have started to look like they are getting back to form, also have some improving year on year stats at the Victoria Club, namely Mikko Korhonnen, Robert Rock and Marc Warren.

At odds of 70x2 and Warren at a massive 150-1, I am hoping to get a bit of a run for my cash this week(cue more egg).


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on September 22, 2017, 06:30:04 PM

good shout on Warren


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Post by: BigAdz on September 22, 2017, 06:36:00 PM

good shout on Warren

Cheers.

Rocky continues to disappoint, and Koronen scored much better to make the cut, but Warren is showing his shoulder injury is behind him, and we have a 150-1 joint leader going into the weekend(now around 12s), for a bit of a sweat.

Fingers crossed


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Post by: Marky147 on September 22, 2017, 06:43:30 PM

good shout on Warren

Cheers.

Rocky continues to disappoint, and Koronen scored much better to make the cut, but Warren is showing his shoulder injury is behind him, and we have a 150-1 joint leader going into the weekend(now around 12s), for a bit of a sweat.

Fingers crossed

Great shout, indeed.

Good luck mate!

Can't really name a house Marc Warren, can you?

Doesn't have the same ring as Many Clouds :)



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 22, 2017, 06:45:26 PM

good shout on Warren

Cheers.

Rocky continues to disappoint, and Koronen scored much better to make the cut, but Warren is showing his shoulder injury is behind him, and we have a 150-1 joint leader going into the weekend(now around 12s), for a bit of a sweat.

Fingers crossed

Great shout, indeed.

Good luck mate!

Can't really name a house Marc Warren, can you?

Doesn't have the same ring as Many Clouds :)



LoL. Long long way to go yet mate.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on September 22, 2017, 07:52:05 PM
Good shout on Eddie Pep too.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 22, 2017, 10:08:00 PM
Good shout on Eddie Pep too.


I think you misunderstood. I have given up backing the pep.....that's why he is doing well......sure he will still bottle it, if that was not a well intended post though...fwiw


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 24, 2017, 05:26:37 PM
Well, Warren finished second at 150-1, for a very tidy weekend, beaten only by the guy who I pointed out in May, Lucas Beergarden, as my guy to follow for the year....a top weekend, and I hope a few followed.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 25, 2017, 04:22:48 PM
Oh Good Lord. Blonde has finally lost the plot.

Plaudits aplenty elsewhere for someone picking the right side of two odds on flips, and not a bloody word for finding a 150-1 placer paying nearly 40-1 the place(not even a dig from Ralph)! Thats nearly 40 odds on flips you can lose before you are behind ;) ;)

I despair!

Why do I bother, I don't even get paid for sharing...... ;marks; ;marks;


 rotflmfao rotflmfao


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on September 25, 2017, 04:58:00 PM

(http://i.imgur.com/GLfUGmO.jpg) (https://imgur.com/GLfUGmO)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 25, 2017, 05:06:33 PM

(http://i.imgur.com/GLfUGmO.jpg) (https://imgur.com/GLfUGmO)


Did you make this especially for me, or is there an imposter doing the rounds??? :)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on September 25, 2017, 05:15:23 PM
You only get plaudits on the TfT thread as this is a comparative backwater.

Some of us had already complimented you on your picks before the final round - but you can't expect adulation unless they win.

 ;kneelsucker;


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 25, 2017, 05:21:43 PM
You only get plaudits on the TfT thread as this is a comparative backwater.

Some of us had already complimented you on your picks before the final round - but you can't expect adulation unless they win.

 ;kneelsucker;


Meh

Rather have a 35-1 place than a 10/11 winner 35 times a week ;)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 25, 2017, 07:37:07 PM
Playing a lot this week so gonna post this to the two readers early.

Presidents Cup, and no point over thinking this.
Paddy Reed finally showing some form, will be eager to play, while the headliners in the Yank Team might be a little jaded.

Top US player ew at 15-2 looks golden.


In The Masters up at Close House, its a tricky affair on a new course. Having played there a couple of times, I can confirm its tight and favours those with a fade.

George Coetzee has come back in sparkling form after a break and 50-1 for a fader in form looks tidy.

Noren is the best fader in the field

Matty Fitz is nice and straight and is blowing hot, and finally, I just have a hunch the Barn Rat is about to strike after hitting some nice rounds recently. GL to both of us!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: buzzharvey22 on September 25, 2017, 08:38:53 PM
Im going on the Friday and my goal is to get a photo with the Barnrat. Love him.

Have walked it a couple of times, fully expecting the pros to rip it apart and wouldn't be suprised if the winning score score is less than 20 under.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on September 27, 2017, 05:41:25 PM
Playing a lot this week so gonna post this to the two readers early.

Presidents Cup, and no point over thinking this.
Paddy Reed finally showing some form, will be eager to play, while the headliners in the Yank Team might be a little jaded.

Top US player ew at 15-2 looks golden.


In The Masters up at Close House, its a tricky affair on a new course. Having played there a couple of times, I can confirm its tight and favours those with a fade.

George Coetzee has come back in sparkling form after a break and 50-1 for a fader in form looks tidy.

Noren is the best fader in the field

Matty Fitz is nice and straight and is blowing hot, and finally, I just have a hunch the Barn Rat is about to strike after hitting some nice rounds recently. GL to both of us!

All aboard.

If any of those get home, you'll deffo get a "well done" from me this week, trust me.

;)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Marky147 on September 27, 2017, 05:54:37 PM
Playing a lot this week so gonna post this to the two readers early.

Presidents Cup, and no point over thinking this.
Paddy Reed finally showing some form, will be eager to play, while the headliners in the Yank Team might be a little jaded.

Top US player ew at 15-2 looks golden.


In The Masters up at Close House, its a tricky affair on a new course. Having played there a couple of times, I can confirm its tight and favours those with a fade.

George Coetzee has come back in sparkling form after a break and 50-1 for a fader in form looks tidy.

Noren is the best fader in the field

Matty Fitz is nice and straight and is blowing hot, and finally, I just have a hunch the Barn Rat is about to strike after hitting some nice rounds recently. GL to both of us!

All aboard.

If any of those get home, you'll deffo get a "well done" from me this week, trust me.

;)

He knows I always am.

More fun letting Adz wring his hands, though ;)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 28, 2017, 06:51:24 PM
Playing a lot this week so gonna post this to the two readers early.

Presidents Cup, and no point over thinking this.
Paddy Reed finally showing some form, will be eager to play, while the headliners in the Yank Team might be a little jaded.

Top US player ew at 15-2 looks golden.


In The Masters up at Close House, its a tricky affair on a new course. Having played there a couple of times, I can confirm its tight and favours those with a fade.

George Coetzee has come back in sparkling form after a break and 50-1 for a fader in form looks tidy.

Noren is the best fader in the field

Matty Fitz is nice and straight and is blowing hot, and finally, I just have a hunch the Barn Rat is about to strike after hitting some nice rounds recently. GL to both of us!


Nice start

Big George leading after round 1.

Barn Rat and Fitz not far behind.

Long way to go, but I know Marky like to hear from me.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on September 28, 2017, 07:09:20 PM
Yes, excellent start.

3 decent sweats now, lovely job.

Arsenal 4-1 up, too. :)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on September 29, 2017, 09:37:43 AM
Playing a lot this week so gonna post this to the two readers early.

Presidents Cup, and no point over thinking this.
Paddy Reed finally showing some form, will be eager to play, while the headliners in the Yank Team might be a little jaded.

Top US player ew at 15-2 looks golden.


In The Masters up at Close House, its a tricky affair on a new course. Having played there a couple of times, I can confirm its tight and favours those with a fade.

George Coetzee has come back in sparkling form after a break and 50-1 for a fader in form looks tidy.

Noren is the best fader in the field

Matty Fitz is nice and straight and is blowing hot, and finally, I just have a hunch the Barn Rat is about to strike after hitting some nice rounds recently. GL to both of us!


Nice start

Big George leading after round 1.

Barn Rat and Fitz not far behind.

Long way to go, but I know Marky like to hear from me.

Early days, but Patrick Reed got off to a perfect start in the President's Cup, too.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 29, 2017, 06:07:52 PM
Playing a lot this week so gonna post this to the two readers early.

Presidents Cup, and no point over thinking this.
Paddy Reed finally showing some form, will be eager to play, while the headliners in the Yank Team might be a little jaded.

Top US player ew at 15-2 looks golden.


In The Masters up at Close House, its a tricky affair on a new course. Having played there a couple of times, I can confirm its tight and favours those with a fade.

George Coetzee has come back in sparkling form after a break and 50-1 for a fader in form looks tidy.

Noren is the best fader in the field

Matty Fitz is nice and straight and is blowing hot, and finally, I just have a hunch the Barn Rat is about to strike after hitting some nice rounds recently. GL to both of us!


Nice start

Big George leading after round 1.

Barn Rat and Fitz not far behind.

Long way to go, but I know Marky like to hear from me.


It appears we have been well and truly Teeked.

George the only one in the top 1000 to shot over par..... ;tightend;


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on September 30, 2017, 05:28:19 PM
We go into the final round with George two off the lead

Matty 3 off the lead, and Barn Rat 4 off the lead.

Chances!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on September 30, 2017, 05:54:13 PM

Probably best if I refrain from commentating. I'll leave it to Marky.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on September 30, 2017, 06:08:48 PM
What a massive overblown non-event The President's Cup is - not dissimilar to the president really.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Marky147 on September 30, 2017, 06:25:54 PM

Probably best if I refrain from commentating. I'll leave it to Marky.

Don't want to hear a peep out of you in Vegas next year :D


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 01, 2017, 11:20:53 AM
Cant say I am terribly impressed by the hawkeye putting device.

Cant say I have ever seen someone hit it on the projected lines and ever seen it drop.



Oh, and nice three putt from ten foot George you twat!! Must have tried to follow hawkeye!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 01, 2017, 09:03:06 PM
Oh dear.

Like a typical Arsenal season. Promised so much, looked good at halfway, but fell apart when it mattered. No bottle.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 04, 2017, 06:06:16 PM
Dunhill time. Love it. Lets see if we can get back on the winning trail reader. ;)

I am sweet on the chances of my old mucka Miko Illonen this week. Starting to hit form and a tidy links player, and just outside top ten last year.

You may have noticed I try to take advantage of those players I feel are starting to hit form after baron spells. No one has been out in the comparative wilderness for longer than GMAC, but I sense he may have turned a corner, and he too plays this area well.

Gonna keep some faith with the Barn rat. Showed plenty last week, and again plays well in these parts.

Some small ew darts also fired at Stephen Gallacher, Thorbjorn Olsen, and Marc Warren. GL



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 04, 2017, 06:08:42 PM
Dunhill time. Love it. Lets see if we can get back on the winning trail reader. ;)

I am sweet on the chances of my old mucka Miko Illonen this week. Starting to hit form and a tidy links player, and just outside top ten last year.

You may have noticed I try to take advantage of those players I feel are starting to hit form after baron spells. No one has been out in the comparative wilderness for longer than GMAC, but I sense he may have turned a corner, and he too plays this area well.

Gonna keep some faith with the Barn rat. Showed plenty last week, and again plays well in these parts.

Some small ew darts also fired at Stephen Gallacher, Thorbjorn Olsen, and Marc Warren. GL



Don't do yourself down. I'm assured there are at least TWO readers - possibly 3.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 04, 2017, 06:32:28 PM
You, Marky and my mum, lurking....


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on October 04, 2017, 07:37:40 PM
Shock horror I am on Mikko this week too in a small way but at a tasty 160 on betty - I wondered why his price had plummeted.

Also dabbled on Lucas Budgerigar and GGG for old times' sake.

Incidentally I spotted this picture of Jack Nicklaus and Justin Thomas who are both 5' 10" according to wiki. - Jack must be shrinking faster that Tikay.



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on October 06, 2017, 04:33:02 PM


Also dabbled on Lucas Budgerigar and GGG for old times' sake.



sweat on


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on October 06, 2017, 05:39:38 PM


Also dabbled on Lucas Budgerigar and GGG for old times' sake.



sweat on

Yes The Dude looks to be playing and putting really well - if he can just stop throwing in a daft double-bogey per round..


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 07, 2017, 04:26:09 PM
Dunhill time. Love it. Lets see if we can get back on the winning trail reader. ;)

I am sweet on the chances of my old mucka Miko Illonen this week. Starting to hit form and a tidy links player, and just outside top ten last year.

You may have noticed I try to take advantage of those players I feel are starting to hit form after baron spells. No one has been out in the comparative wilderness for longer than GMAC, but I sense he may have turned a corner, and he too plays this area well.

Gonna keep some faith with the Barn rat. Showed plenty last week, and again plays well in these parts.

Some small ew darts also fired at Stephen Gallacher, Thorbjorn Olsen, and Marc Warren. GL




Tough school this.

5 of the six selections in top 20 with a round to go and probably not going to get a pick up.

Need the luck to change.

Cigar has been primed last few weeks but still not able to light it.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on October 07, 2017, 06:40:38 PM
I'm pleased to see that Adzy finally managed to bring himself to post an update this week. ;)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 07, 2017, 06:45:14 PM
I'm pleased to see that Adzy finally managed to bring himself to post an update this week. ;)

I update all my bets, win, lose, draw.

Ralph, ever thought your endless dullard posts and drivel everywhere(any thread you pop into) might be why this place is getting so few posts?



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on October 07, 2017, 06:57:16 PM
I'm pleased to see that Adzy finally managed to bring himself to post an update this week. ;)

I update all my bets, win, lose, draw.

Ralph, ever thought your endless dullard posts and drivel everywhere(any thread you pop into) might be why this place is getting so few posts?



In which case it's rather surprising that you can't wait to read them and reply in typically waspish fashion.

Are we having a bad day?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 07, 2017, 07:11:55 PM
I'm pleased to see that Adzy finally managed to bring himself to post an update this week. ;)

I update all my bets, win, lose, draw.

Ralph, ever thought your endless dullard posts and drivel everywhere(any thread you pop into) might be why this place is getting so few posts?



In which case it's rather surprising that you can't wait to read them and reply in typically waspish fashion.

Are we having a bad day?


No. I just get bored answering to someone that adds so little to everything here.

You have a selection doing well for your annual sweat. Congrats.

However, if you keep picking the same old names, which you do, its like a busted clock, it will be right twice a day. However, you only seem to manage it once a year.

Your posts are insults to those people that actually put some thought and effort into finding selections, by way of watching many hours, looking at stats etc.

If we are lucky, we might get told that Kevin Na, did well at X, the year before, if not, its the usual Tringale/GGG/Hatton etc, however you are that shrewd, having posted Hatton all season, you managed to stop posting the minute he hit form. WP.



Same as in the other thread. Last year all we heard about was Rob Holding. This season, now he is being universally laughed at, not a word.

Its just boring and predictable.


Still, at least we should be thankful you have stopped aftertiming for a while, since you were called out.

Good luck with your selection tomorrow.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on October 07, 2017, 07:26:34 PM
You come across as a very sad and bitter man Adz with no sense of humour and extremely thin skin.

Your insults are actually a source of great hilarity to me so please keep them coming.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 08, 2017, 07:42:52 AM
You come across as a very sad and bitter man Adz with no sense of humour and extremely thin skin.

Your insults are actually a source of great hilarity to me so please keep them coming.


You go down this road every time Ralph. Everyone is fine with you posting your random losing tips everywhere, but just don't start taking pot shots at the profitable people here, there aren't many of us left.

Fwiw,I have a lovely life,  and just because I nail your obvious shortcomings doesn't make me bitter.

Maybe a little sad, because i really don't enjoy having to remind you in public how pointless your posts are.

If that causes you great hilarity, then you are even odder than you currently appear.

Now, I'm off to play our monthly medal, and have a few scoops with the lads, I hope when I return, your bet has won. Gl.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 08, 2017, 06:05:05 PM
Dunhill time. Love it. Lets see if we can get back on the winning trail reader. ;)

I am sweet on the chances of my old mucka Miko Illonen this week. Starting to hit form and a tidy links player, and just outside top ten last year.

You may have noticed I try to take advantage of those players I feel are starting to hit form after baron spells. No one has been out in the comparative wilderness for longer than GMAC, but I sense he may have turned a corner, and he too plays this area well.

Gonna keep some faith with the Barn rat. Showed plenty last week, and again plays well in these parts.

Some small ew darts also fired at Stephen Gallacher, Thorbjorn Olsen, and Marc Warren. GL



Yay, that got me out if it very nicely, thanks Adzy.

It only takes one, even a place, at prices like that.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 08, 2017, 06:10:14 PM
Dunhill time. Love it. Lets see if we can get back on the winning trail reader. ;)

I am sweet on the chances of my old mucka Miko Illonen this week. Starting to hit form and a tidy links player, and just outside top ten last year.

You may have noticed I try to take advantage of those players I feel are starting to hit form after baron spells. No one has been out in the comparative wilderness for longer than GMAC, but I sense he may have turned a corner, and he too plays this area well.

Gonna keep some faith with the Barn rat. Showed plenty last week, and again plays well in these parts.

Some small ew darts also fired at Stephen Gallacher, Thorbjorn Olsen, and Marc Warren. GL



Yay, that got me out if it very nicely.

It only takes one, even a place, at prices like that.


Yup. We were never gonna win. Hatton had it tied up almost from the start.

However 4 in the official top 15, shows we are looking at things the right way......just as the season comes to an end.... :D


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 08, 2017, 06:19:04 PM
Shock horror I am on Mikko this week too in a small way but at a tasty 160 on betty - I wondered why his price had plummeted.

Also dabbled on Lucas Budgerigar and GGG for old times' sake.

Incidentally I spotted this picture of Jack Nicklaus and Justin Thomas who are both 5' 10" according to wiki. - Jack must be shrinking faster that Tikay.



My height is shrinking in direct proportion to the increase in my waistline. Distinctly pear shaped now.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 11, 2017, 06:47:39 PM
Evening listener.

Justin Thomas has won the last two CIMBs and this looks quite a week field. I worry that he might be flagging after a long season, but 9/2 could look like a gift on Sunday. Win Only

If he isnt at the races, I have covered with Scott Piercy who has shown up ok last couple of years, and showed some promise after a break last time. He looks a nice back up at 40-1


Over in Italy, I like Matt Fitz, who did well here a couple of years ago, and is in top nick 20-1 will do. Rahm, could blitz them but he looks like a big gangly 2 year old who needs a summer(or in his case, a winter) on his back to fulfill his potential(FWIW, i have backed him for the FEDEX next year, as he just seems to want to play every week, and is hungry!)

Back up bet is David Horsey, who strangely seems to play well around all the central European courses. He has been in ok form and has previous here. 60s+ available.

GL


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: buzzharvey22 on October 11, 2017, 10:30:42 PM
Giddyup


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 11, 2017, 11:03:18 PM
Evening listener.

Justin Thomas has won the last two CIMBs and this looks quite a week field. I worry that he might be flagging after a long season, but 9/2 could look like a gift on Sunday. Win Only

If he isnt at the races, I have covered with Scott Piercy who has shown up ok last couple of years, and showed some promise after a break last time. He looks a nice back up at 40-1


Over in Italy, I like Matt Fitz, who did well here a couple of years ago, and is in top nick 20-1 will do. Rahm, could blitz them but he looks like a big gangly 2 year old who needs a summer(or in his case, a winter) on his back to fulfill his potential(FWIW, i have backed him for the FEDEX next year, as he just seems to want to play every week, and is hungry!)

Back up bet is David Horsey, who strangely seems to play well around all the central European courses. He has been in ok form and has previous here. 60s+ available.

GL

Well we got a dividend last week after Marc Warren placed at a monster price, and then Mr Trigg chimed in with a 7/1 shot today, so I'm gonna follow you in there and see if we can spin it up.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 13, 2017, 12:34:19 PM
Listener update.

Europe. Horsey just completed a -8 round to put himself back in contention. My experience is that he will now bomb out tomorrow after hitting a monster low round. #realist

Matty Fitz should make the cut, but hasn't excelled the way i hoped.

USA. Looks like a total blow out, with neither Thomas(who looks frustrated, hot and bothered everytime I see him) or Piercy cutting much ice, in the heat!

Not dead yet, so fingers crossed.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 13, 2017, 12:55:22 PM
Listener update.

Europe. Horsey just completed a -8 round to put himself back in contention. My experience is that he will now bomb out tomorrow after hitting a monster low round. #realist

Matty Fitz should make the cut, but hasn't excelled the way i hoped.

USA. Looks like a total blow out, with neither Thomas(who looks frustrated, hot and bothered everytime I see him) or Piercy cutting much ice, in the heat!

Not dead yet, so fingers crossed.


I'll happily settle for Horsey, though I thought he was -7 today, & -8 overall.

GL GL



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 13, 2017, 02:11:12 PM
Listener update.

Europe. Horsey just completed a -8 round to put himself back in contention. My experience is that he will now bomb out tomorrow after hitting a monster low round. #realist

Matty Fitz should make the cut, but hasn't excelled the way i hoped.

USA. Looks like a total blow out, with neither Thomas(who looks frustrated, hot and bothered everytime I see him) or Piercy cutting much ice, in the heat!

Not dead yet, so fingers crossed.


I'll happily settle for Horsey, though I thought he was -7 today, & -8 overall.

GL GL




Shot a 63, so pretty sure that -8 and -9 overall. Hope so anyway!!


Also beggars the question, whatever did happen to horsey???


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 15, 2017, 11:36:31 AM
I find it really hard to watch Austin Connelly.

He has the swing of a gangly kid who has, at best, a ten handicap and he must be 5 stone max.

Incredible stuff.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 15, 2017, 08:12:44 PM
Horsey tied 6th for a small return if you backed him in the right places.
 
The radar is good at the moment with both in the top 15, but its so annoying we cant hit the mother load.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 16, 2017, 09:32:55 AM

Tyrrell Hatton is on fire;


⛳️ 8 rounds
🐥 54 birdies
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💰 €1.7m prize money


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 16, 2017, 09:33:36 AM
Horsey tied 6th for a small return if you backed him in the right places.
 
The radar is good at the moment with both in the top 15, but its so annoying we cant hit the mother load.

No worries, we've been thereabouts, keep them coming.


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Post by: BigAdz on October 18, 2017, 10:49:02 AM
Oh Its Wednesday again, and in a one man effort to keep Blonde posts in double figures for the week, I have been routing around looking for some bets...


CJ.

New event on the tour and as such, no back form to rely on.

I am swerving JT this week, who looks jaded and probably needs a break(as he wins by 10!).

Time for the brits to step forward and I am being selective and backing good old Poults who seems to play so well in Asia.

Casey has been having such a magic season in the States, you feel by the law of averages(yes, I know we dont back on the basis of averages!), has to put 4 good rounds together very soon, and finally actually WIN!

Conditions are a big factor with a fitness edge being another issue and I think both boys are well up to the humidity test.


Over in Valderamma I feel I should include Sergio, back in Spain in his Masters year.

As winner last year he will be the centre of attention, and trying his little pop socks off.

Rahm may just take this as added incentive and I just favour him of the big boys.

Shane Lowry has a great record round here, and seems to be getting his act together again, and will be keen to maintain this recent improvement. He goes into the staking plan.

Finally, my old mucker David Howell is a massive 300-1 round a course he too plays well and after a few decent rounds last week is a real banzai for win and Top Ten.


Selections. All ew

P Casey  12-1
Poults     60-1

Rahm      5-1
Lowry     14-1
Howell    300-1(Top Ten 25-1)

GL Reader


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Post by: tikay on October 18, 2017, 11:02:12 AM

All aboard. Modestly, but on.



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Post by: BigAdz on October 19, 2017, 07:29:19 AM
Justin Thomas jaded and needs a break.

First round Nine, yes Nine under.

Shrewd Ads, very shrewd.

Meh ;whistle;


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Post by: BigAdz on October 19, 2017, 05:10:17 PM
Crisps for tea this weekend reader.

V poor. ;marks;


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 19, 2017, 05:41:39 PM
Justin Thomas jaded and needs a break.

First round Nine, yes Nine under.

Shrewd Ads, very shrewd.

Meh ;whistle;

As, I believe, Wm Shakespeare said, nothing makes a fool of us more than Sports Betting.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 23, 2017, 09:28:56 AM
Another very frustrating week where the best were written off after day one.

However, gradually Casey and Lowry both managed to grind their way back into positions where place pay outs were a distinct possibility.

Sadly, Casey the bottler ran true to form and was about the only top twenty player to Chuck in an over par final round, and Shane Lowry again showed the form that has seen him slip so far down the rankings.

Onwards.

Anyway, I was flicking through oddschecker earlier and saw my nemesis Mr Justin Thomas was priced up at 40-1 for the Masters..........wtf!

It turned out to be a stale Billy price.

However it did make me investigate further, and I was shocked to find that the hottest running guy in golf is still priced at bigger odds than people like Adam Scott and Justin Rose in some Majors next year.

Sky clearly don't rate him and have him priced up at odds of 35-1 for our Open. Surely crazy.

I have invested some ante post money on each, as this kid is only getting better and surely won't be anywhere near these prices next season.

Back tomorrow for this weeks bets.......I know, you can't wait!!!!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 23, 2017, 09:41:09 AM
Oh Its Wednesday again, and in a one man effort to keep Blonde posts in double figures for the week, I have been routing around looking for some bets...


CJ.

New event on the tour and as such, no back form to rely on.

I am swerving JT this week, who looks jaded and probably needs a break(as he wins by 10!).

Time for the brits to step forward and I am being selective and backing good old Poults who seems to play so well in Asia.

Casey has been having such a magic season in the States, you feel by the law of averages(yes, I know we dont back on the basis of averages!), has to put 4 good rounds together very soon, and finally actually WIN!

Conditions are a big factor with a fitness edge being another issue and I think both boys are well up to the humidity test.


Over in Valderamma I feel I should include Sergio, back in Spain in his Masters year.

As winner last year he will be the centre of attention, and trying his little pop socks off.

Rahm may just take this as added incentive and I just favour him of the big boys.

Shane Lowry has a great record round here, and seems to be getting his act together again, and will be keen to maintain this recent improvement. He goes into the staking plan.

Finally, my old mucker David Howell is a massive 300-1 round a course he too plays well and after a few decent rounds last week is a real banzai for win and Top Ten.


Selections. All ew

P Casey  12-1
Poults     60-1

Rahm      5-1
Lowry     14-1
Howell    300-1(Top Ten 25-1)

GL Reader


I think you were correct.....


;)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 23, 2017, 10:21:06 AM
Yes. It was certainly a weekend of polar opposites.

Managed to get the golf completely wrong, but Saturday was full of joy, after a stable visit to Oliver Sherwoods, spending way too much time with him discussing the Clouds, before we headed off to Ascot and having emptied the clip on Lord Glitters a couple of weeks ago, watch him fly home in the final race on Champions Day.

Its gonna be a good week regardless of punting highs and lows as I celebrate the 5th anniversary of my kidney transplant. ;D


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 23, 2017, 10:33:33 AM
Yes. It was certainly a weekend of polar opposites.

Managed to get the golf completely wrong, but Saturday was full of joy, after a stable visit to Oliver Sherwoods, spending way too much time with him discussing the Clouds, before we headed off to Ascot and having emptied the clip on Lord Glitters a couple of weeks ago, watch him fly home in the final race on Champions Day.

Its gonna be a good week regardless of punting highs and lows as I celebrate the 5th anniversary of my kidney transplant. ;D

Bloody hell, well done you.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 23, 2017, 12:58:33 PM
Looks like you have tucked in across the board with JT reader.

Its a sea of blue across all Majors on oddschecker!! ;)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Marky147 on October 23, 2017, 04:22:52 PM
Happy anniversary to the organ, Adz ;)



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: typhoon13 on October 24, 2017, 08:26:44 AM
Just so Adzy doesn't feel so lonely

Had a few quid e/w 1/5 1-6

Rose 20/1   Bit like Casey and throws a nightmare round in

Finau 40/1   Pure grinder

Chasing the e/w value hopefully


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 24, 2017, 09:23:11 AM
Nice one Trev.

My best work never happens when I go with the obvious......a la last week....

So, we are back fishing in the deeper waters where we feel happiest.

Firstly, I love back form and Danny Berger has some proper results here in the past. Second last year and 11th in the previous year, it looks like he has prepared himself for another charge at this rather decent top prize.

2017 feels like a decent year for Hao Tong Li, and this up and coming Chinese Pro has plenty of experience round here, will be naturally acclimatized and played well here in the past for a 125-1 shot. Again you know that because of the venue, it will mean so much to him to play well.

Finally, its cliff time, and I am sticking with Matty Fitz who keeps starting slowly and then surging through the field but putting too much pressure on himself up the final stretch. Again, he is playing well and has previous here and is my main hope for the week.


Summary

Berger  40-1

Matty Fitz 35-1

Li 125-1

All ew. GL reader(s)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 24, 2017, 01:16:57 PM

All aboard.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 26, 2017, 07:11:32 AM
A nice enough start(much as I would love a pillar to post ten shot victory every week).

All three of this weeks heroes are sat on minus three in 13th place.

Go team.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 26, 2017, 08:54:46 AM
A nice enough start(much as I would love a pillar to post ten shot victory every week).

All three of this weeks heroes are sat on minus three in 13th place.

Go team.

Peaked too soon, they were still playing!!

Li managed to blow three late shots but Berger and Fitz picked one up.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: typhoon13 on October 26, 2017, 09:12:15 AM
And don’t let’s forget my two beauties sat one shot better at minus 5


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 26, 2017, 09:13:20 AM
A nice enough start(much as I would love a pillar to post ten shot victory every week).

All three of this weeks heroes are sat on minus three in 13th place.

Go team.

Peaked too soon, they were still playing!!

Li managed to blow three late shots but Berger and Fitz picked one up.

Can't blame King Bok this time, eh?

 


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on October 26, 2017, 09:13:39 AM
And don’t let’s forget my two beauties sat one shot better at minus 5

oioi, gl Trev.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: typhoon13 on October 29, 2017, 08:06:22 AM
Six shots down with nine to play against the world number one

Some show that


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on October 29, 2017, 08:19:18 AM
Great shout Trev. Top tipping mate. ;applause; ;tightend; ;tightend;

I can safely pass the baton while I take a nice long Blonde sabbatical.

Please keep posting.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: typhoon13 on October 29, 2017, 08:29:05 AM
Great shout Trev. Top tipping mate. ;applause; ;tightend; ;tightend;

I can safely pass the baton while I take a nice long Blonde sabbatical.

Please keep posting.

Thank you

Things get out of hand so quickly

Public forums are minefields, say what you like but be very well prepared to be shot at

Anyway going to Skegness now for a walk


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: typhoon13 on October 31, 2017, 07:50:13 AM

Kevin Chappell backable ew at 33/1


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: nirvana on January 08, 2018, 06:59:23 PM
Pro golf is getting silly :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFLssz2T_Uk


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on January 08, 2018, 07:06:39 PM
Pro golf is getting silly :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFLssz2T_Uk

Never up never in.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: nirvana on January 08, 2018, 07:50:51 PM
Pro golf is getting silly :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFLssz2T_Uk

Never up never in.

Haha, he held back a bit


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on January 08, 2018, 08:16:14 PM
Fancy Russell Henley this week. Tidy enough spin round last week, excellent Bermuda green putter, former winner. Nice e/w chance at a fair price.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on January 21, 2018, 06:06:02 PM
So Thomas Pieters managed to take four from 112 yards at the 72nd hole to finish T5 and halve my payout for the top-5 bet.

Sometimes I think they do it deliberately.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on January 24, 2018, 11:25:32 AM
I've gone for Tyrrell Hatton in The Dubai Classic 25/1ew and Tiger 22/1ew in The Farmers Insurance.

Obviously couldn't resist the cornetto ew double just in case lightning strikes twice.


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Post by: Marky147 on January 24, 2018, 02:57:52 PM
Sure Tiger will be pleased to know you're bokking him :D

GL!


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Post by: mikeymike on January 24, 2018, 04:50:06 PM
Spooky I also have gone for Hatton and Woods - was going to do it as a double - but cant figure out how to do it on WH online.

Good luck to us both.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on January 24, 2018, 07:48:38 PM
Tiger's price is currently drifting like the Kon-Tiki I reckon he must be spraying it all over the practice range and/or hacking it round in today's pro-am.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on January 28, 2018, 11:40:45 AM
Squeaky bum time in Dubai...


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on January 28, 2018, 12:14:48 PM
I'm being offered £7.54 to cash out my tenner ew @25/1 on Hatton with him in da house leading on -20 !!!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on January 28, 2018, 01:33:06 PM

Was that for the entire bet?  You should have taken a screenprint as that is pretty much criminal and would certainly get a write up in a major newspaper.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on January 28, 2018, 01:59:41 PM

Was that for the entire bet?  You should have taken a screenprint as that is pretty much criminal and would certainly get a write up in a major newspaper.

Yes that was the offer for the whole bet.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: doubleup on January 28, 2018, 02:13:09 PM

Utterly shocking.  Greg Wood on the Guardian would do a whole piece on that if you sent him the screenprint.  Titled "Bookies cashout ripoff scandal " or something like that.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Marky147 on January 28, 2018, 03:04:06 PM
Good luck, mate!

Presume they're playing now?



Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: mikeymike on January 28, 2018, 03:42:32 PM
 Hatton played well and will surely win soon, and at least it covered my bet on Tiger who is now 300/1.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on January 28, 2018, 05:13:59 PM
Good luck, mate!

Presume they're playing now?



Just need Tiger to shoot ~60 this evening to get the place double up  ;D


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on January 29, 2018, 05:37:51 PM
Anyone see the climax of the Torrey Pines golf?

Ended with a sudden death play off which went to 5 holes, the last of which was carried over to today, with Jason Day eventually beating Alex Noren.

The real talking point though was J B Holmes, who sort of mentally imploded over the last few holes, spraying the ball everywhere & racking up bogies, after being tied for the lead a few holes earlier.

On the 18th, after his first shot, & needing an eagle to tie, he dithered & faffed for four minutes before taking his shot - eventually deciding to just lay up.

Meanwhile, Alex Noren, in real contention, was waiting all the while to hit his 2nd, and after all that delay, he over-cooked it and run right through the green &, in fact, all the way through the players exit route under the Grandstand. Thankfully, he somehow recovered to get in what began as a 3 way play off.

I almost - almost - felt sorry for JB afterwards, he was getting some almighty stick from Pros, Commentators & fans alike.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/42860454


 


(http://i.imgur.com/JTHfSLA.png) (https://imgur.com/JTHfSLA)

 





Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on January 29, 2018, 06:11:36 PM
Anyone see the climax of the Torrey Pines golf?

Ended with a sudden death play off which went to 5 holes, the last of which was carried over to today, with Jason Day eventually beating Alex Noren.

The real talking point though was J B Holmes, who sort of mentally imploded over the last few holes, spraying the ball everywhere & racking up bogies, after being tied for the lead a few holes earlier.

On the 18th, after his first shot, & needing an eagle to tie, he dithered & faffed for four minutes before taking his shot - eventually deciding to just lay up.

Meanwhile, Alex Noren, in real contention, was waiting all the while to hit his 2nd, and after all that delay, he over-cooked it and run right through the green &, in fact, all the way through the players exit route under the Grandstand. Thankfully, he somehow recovered to get in what began as a 3 way play off.

I almost - almost - felt sorry for JB afterwards, he was getting some almighty stick from Pros, Commentators & fans alike.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/42860454


 


(http://i.imgur.com/JTHfSLA.png) (https://imgur.com/JTHfSLA)

 





The new sky "pundit" in the chair alongside Ms Screechy is the most crushing bore I've ever come across and suitably impressed by himself.

After 70 holes of play four players had a chance to win: Day, Noren, Palmer and JBH. When Screechy asked him to pick a winner and he selected JBH I almost fell off my chair as he was imo the one with absolutely no chance as he'd just pulled his last two wedge shots miles left of the green.

Re the delay: It's a shame they don't have John Paramour running their rules comittee on the PGA as he would never have stood for that.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Rubbish2407 on January 30, 2018, 03:28:15 PM
Final group took six hours to complete their round. Shocking.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on January 30, 2018, 04:12:58 PM
Final group took six hours to complete their round. Shocking.

Yup, pretty dreadful really.


 


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on January 30, 2018, 06:39:27 PM
Final group took six hours to complete their round. Shocking.

Yup, pretty dreadful really.


 

There were some mitigating circumstances with a guy in the 2nd-last group taking an eight on the par-3 third hole, and needing several rulings which backed up play considerably.

The glaring fact remains that the USPGA do not seem to penalize slow play - I can't recall an official warning a group for losing their place - in stark contrast to the European tour where warnings happen frequently with occasional 1-shot penalties, and subsequently the pace of play is far quicker.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on February 06, 2018, 02:11:32 PM
Who can name these four golfers?



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Post by: Marky147 on February 06, 2018, 02:35:19 PM
You guys all go to school together?

:)


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Rubbish2407 on February 06, 2018, 03:56:41 PM
Harry Vardon on the left looking extremely happy.


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Post by: Rubbish2407 on February 06, 2018, 05:09:44 PM
I think the others are Ian Botham, King George V and Ronnie Biggs. Ideal 4 ball.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: 4KSuited on February 06, 2018, 05:57:39 PM
Lord Lucan, 2nd from right?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on February 06, 2018, 06:05:03 PM
Lord Lucan, 2nd from right?

That's actually a Scotsman - James Braid.

Rubbish was correct about the gentleman on the left being Harry Vardon who invented the still popular and probably most-used Vardon grip.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Rubbish2407 on February 07, 2018, 06:52:04 PM
I've actually found the photo knowing who two of them are. Is there a reason why you posted it? 1000 Guineas classic at Gleneagles or something isn't it?


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on February 07, 2018, 07:50:01 PM
I've actually found the photo knowing who two of them are. Is there a reason why you posted it? 1000 Guineas classic at Gleneagles or something isn't it?

It was James Braid's birthday 6th February 1870.

Braid, Harry Vardon and J.H. Taylor(on the right) formed The Great Triumvirate who dominated golf around the turn of the 20th century winning sixteen Open Championships between them.

For a bonus point who is the fourth man standing next to Harry Vardon? He also won an Open and a US Open too.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 09, 2018, 08:09:47 PM
Ted Ray was the fourth man in case anyone was vaguely interested.

Here's what I think is a very pertinent article on what the Donald is doing for golf:

http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/02/09/trump-making-golf-horrible-again/


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Rubbish2407 on February 10, 2018, 12:28:12 AM
Not sure I've ever done this before?

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szkloUQu4w8


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on February 10, 2018, 08:28:59 AM
Ted Ray was the fourth man in case anyone was vaguely interested.

Here's what I think is a very pertinent article on what the Donald is doing for golf:

http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/02/09/trump-making-golf-horrible-again/

Lots of us love that sort of stuff, keep it coming Uncle Ralph.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on February 14, 2018, 08:02:23 PM
It's the final leg of The California Swing this week at the renowned Riviera GC - aka Hogan's Alley.

I've slung a few darts namely: Pieters, Berger, Schauffele, Sang Moon-Bae, and a sentimental just in case couple of shekels on Tiger.

It's a great course which always provides excellent viewing especially when you have a sweat.

GL all those who play!


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Post by: tikay on February 14, 2018, 08:57:52 PM

Good luck Ralph.

No bet for me this week as I'm working away so can't watch.

The headline writers would like to see the man in form win it, they love a good pun, and Reavie @ Riviera would give them some decent material.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: rinswun on February 14, 2018, 09:08:10 PM
Very sweet on Pieters this week. Finally time for him to get one over the line with the weight of my money dragging him down!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on February 17, 2018, 07:12:18 PM
Kevin Na seems very determined to stick it in my eye this week.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on February 21, 2018, 10:54:50 PM
Thomas, Cabrera-Bello, Pieters, An, Poults, and Weisburger are my musketeer dart-agnons this week v's The Bear Trap.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on February 21, 2018, 11:03:35 PM
Thomas, Cabrera-Bello, Pieters, An, Poults, and Weisburger are my musketeer dart-agnons this week v's The Bear Trap.

I like An at the price.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on February 26, 2018, 09:57:07 AM
Thomas and some place money from Ben An have given me a little more ammo for chelters.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on February 26, 2018, 10:00:35 AM
Thomas and some place money from Ben An have given me a little more ammo for chelters.

Signs of a revival by Tiger, too. He seems to have his head in a better place now.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on February 26, 2018, 10:45:07 AM
Thomas and some place money from Ben An have given me a little more ammo for chelters.

Signs of a revival by Tiger, too. He seems to have his head in a better place now.

He's swinging the club really well and at his current rate of improvement might well be a live shout for The Masters.

The current top price of 20/1 does not appeal to me though.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on February 26, 2018, 10:48:58 AM
Thomas and some place money from Ben An have given me a little more ammo for chelters.

Signs of a revival by Tiger, too. He seems to have his head in a better place now.

He's swinging the club really well and at his current rate of improvement might well be a live shout for The Masters.

The current top price of 20/1 does not appeal to me though.

Agree, think I'd want 33/1 & plenty places paid.

I'm liking the way Justin Thomas is progressing, too.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on February 26, 2018, 06:30:23 PM
Thomas and some place money from Ben An have given me a little more ammo for chelters.

Signs of a revival by Tiger, too. He seems to have his head in a better place now.

He's swinging the club really well and at his current rate of improvement might well be a live shout for The Masters.

The current top price of 20/1 does not appeal to me though.

Agree, think I'd want 33/1 & plenty places paid.

I'm liking the way Justin Thomas is progressing, too.

Justin Thomas is a beast.

https://twitter.com/sportingnews/status/964620404353654785


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: tikay on February 26, 2018, 06:39:09 PM
Thomas and some place money from Ben An have given me a little more ammo for chelters.

Signs of a revival by Tiger, too. He seems to have his head in a better place now.

He's swinging the club really well and at his current rate of improvement might well be a live shout for The Masters.

The current top price of 20/1 does not appeal to me though.

Agree, think I'd want 33/1 & plenty places paid.

I'm liking the way Justin Thomas is progressing, too.

Justin Thomas is a beast.

https://twitter.com/sportingnews/status/964620404353654785

Ha, excellent.


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Post by: Marky147 on February 26, 2018, 06:57:27 PM
Thomas and some place money from Ben An have given me a little more ammo for chelters.

Nice one, Ralph.



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Post by: Rubbish2407 on February 28, 2018, 03:00:48 PM
Tiger hitting two birdies on one hole.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXckj2_gOY0


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Post by: Karabiner on February 28, 2018, 06:31:03 PM
Struggling to find much that I consider to be value for the WGC Mexico apart from a decent EW dabble on Ross Fisher who played very well there last year.

Autobetting Justin Thomas is tempting but this is a much stronger field than last week and 9/1 seems a little skinny - probably hose up now.

GL if playing.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 07, 2018, 06:27:46 PM
It's The Valspar Championship in Palm Harbour Fla. this week and I have had a couple of modest EW wagers at a working-man's price.

Ben An and Brandon Grace both seem a little overpriced to me chez betty so let's hope they prove me correct.

GL


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Post by: tikay on March 08, 2018, 10:24:50 PM

In the Valspar, from Florida, more signs that Tiger is at last getting his game together.

We will never see the old Tiger, but there may be life in the old dog yet.


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Post by: Rubbish2407 on March 10, 2018, 07:40:29 AM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y2e_rg7zrI

What Tikay said


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Post by: tikay on March 10, 2018, 08:36:38 AM

^^^^

Really enjoyed watching the old boy yesterday, solid round, too, 4 birdies & only the lone bogey, now he is right in the mix.

He's had a personality makeover, too, seems much more warm, friendly & outgoing.

If he can sustain the improvement, gotta be good for golf. He had huge galleries on Days 1 & 2, & attendance at the Valspar broke all records.

The TV coverage was the best I've ever seen on Sky, too. Instead of parachuting in their own commentators, & Miss Shriek, they just took the USA feed "as is", think it was the Golf Channel, & we got coverage for 10 hours straight, from 0730 local to close of play. The Studio stuff was a bit naff, but overall, I'd take that every day.

I hope Tigermania does not drown The Masters, but if he can hold his game together, he'll definitely rev up the interest.

Not a betting proposition however, I fear, way too short.  



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Post by: rinswun on March 10, 2018, 09:08:50 AM
The PGA Tour website broke yesterday, due to the volume of use requests. Tiger is transcendent.


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Post by: Newportlad on March 10, 2018, 10:18:38 AM
Tiger is currently 2nd fav to win The Masters with most bookies.

Bonkers!


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Post by: tikay on March 10, 2018, 10:24:02 AM
Tiger is currently 2nd fav to win The Masters with most bookies.

Bonkers!

Ha, yeah, now it's all getting a bit silly.

Be great if he got into the lead today & so went out in the final group tomorrow though. That'd break the internet.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 10, 2018, 11:40:05 AM
Tiger is currently 2nd fav to win The Masters with most bookies.

Bonkers!

Ha, yeah, now it's all getting a bit silly.

Be great if he got into the lead today & so went out in the final group tomorrow though. That'd break the internet.

That rather depends on who one has money on..

Although it is great to see Tiger playing like Tiger again.


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Post by: Rubbish2407 on March 11, 2018, 07:20:35 AM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsjilNGj5zE

One off the lead with a proven record of not bottling siyuations like this. 3.55 on the exchange. Is that buying money or sentimental punting?


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Post by: tikay on March 11, 2018, 10:43:43 AM

^^^^

I really don't know, to be honest, but it's not for me. When I bet on an event, I sort of watch it through my pocket, & I don't want to do that today. I'd just like to see him come down the stretch in contention. The galleries would be roaring, & the internet would go loopy.

I was unable to watch it yesterday, due to a social occasion, but I'll watch every shot tonight, can't wait.

Will he wear the old-style black trousers & red shirt, as always worn on Day 4, or will we see a different get-up?


(http://i.imgur.com/PdaeKji.jpg) (https://imgur.com/PdaeKji)


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Post by: Doobs on March 11, 2018, 10:52:09 AM
It just feels really short to me.  Rose is bigger and done a lot more winning recently.  I would love to see him win, but am more likely to lay.   


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Post by: tikay on March 11, 2018, 05:56:10 PM
It just feels really short to me.  Rose is bigger and done a lot more winning recently.  I would love to see him win, but am more likely to lay.   

The pick of the prices looks to be Corey Connors to me, 17/2 (qtr 1, 2, 3).


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Post by: tikay on March 11, 2018, 06:17:44 PM
It just feels really short to me.  Rose is bigger and done a lot more winning recently.  I would love to see him win, but am more likely to lay.   

The pick of the prices looks to be Corey Connors to me, 17/2 (qtr 1, 2, 3).

The top 3 all birdie the first, while Connors drops a shot, so goes from 1 ahead to 1 behind.

Bokking of the highest order, that.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 11, 2018, 06:37:51 PM
Nice to see that you've not lost your touch.

Personally I could not force myself to bet on Conners with counterfeit.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 11, 2018, 08:11:42 PM
Last chance saloon saver on LT Gray @6 on betty.


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on March 11, 2018, 11:50:25 PM
English golf is in pretty good shape at the moment!!


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 12, 2018, 12:01:33 AM
English golf is in pretty good shape at the moment!!

It'll be really interesting to see Rose at Augusta, I think he's a massive price atm.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 13, 2018, 08:10:07 PM
Tiger is top-priced 6/1 for Bay Hill this week and that is only in a couple of spots now - could be a bookies bloodbath if he wins.

Gooooooooooooooo Tigerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


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Post by: Karabiner on March 16, 2018, 09:04:52 PM
I somehow contrived not to be on Ben An this week and he appears to be taking full advantage of the opportunity to stick it squarely in my eye.


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Post by: tikay on March 18, 2018, 08:43:44 PM

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is coming to the boil, quite a finish in prospect, well worth tuning in.


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on March 18, 2018, 10:49:03 PM
Hes bacccccck


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Post by: typhoon13 on March 19, 2018, 08:00:01 AM
Hes bacccccck

Whilst he continues to sink 30 footers for birdie

Astonishing back nine putting


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 19, 2018, 08:52:48 AM
Hes bacccccck

Whilst he continues to sink 30 footers for birdie

Astonishing back nine putting

He left 4 from inside 10 feet right by the hole though. It was an amazing display. The chip in and the putt on the 18th were just a bit of variance but he couldn't have played much better.


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Post by: tikay on March 19, 2018, 09:45:44 AM

Stunning performance by Rory, especially as nothing was happening after 5 or 6 holes, & then, suddenly, whoosh, he took off.

Tiger was on a roll, too, just 1 (?) behind, until he thwacked it clean out of bounds on the par 5 16th. As the ball sailed over the OOB fence, there was a sort of pregnant silence from the commentators. Such an anti-climax.

There seems to be such goodwill from the Galleries towards Tiger, it seems he is fully forgiven for those dark days & bad times. And I'm pleased about that, not that my view matters one jot, iota or tickle.

With Tiger likely to be way underpriced for the Masters, there ought to be some value to be found.

I don't get much revved up watching Rose, his personality & bearing underwhelms me, but my oh my, he's playing well week in & week out.



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Post by: Karabiner on March 20, 2018, 06:47:27 PM
I've gone for Reed EW and Thomas win only in the "round-robin to protect the top names" match-play event.

I'm actually more interested for betting purposes in the Kia LPGA event in California where So Yeon Ryo looks a very decent proposition having fully recovered from her shoulder injury. I managed to find a little 28/1 EW 1-6 but 25/1 looks generous enough to me. She was world #1 this time last year and finished strongly last time out a couple of weeks ago in Singapore.

GL to any who play.


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Post by: rinswun on March 20, 2018, 07:22:44 PM
Proper crapshoot this week. Went for small stakes on Rahm and Noren but no real view. Just a bit of fun.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 21, 2018, 09:21:26 AM
I've gone for Reed EW and Thomas win only in the "round-robin to protect the top names" match-play event.

I'm actually more interested for betting purposes in the Kia LPGA event in California where So Yeon Ryo looks a very decent proposition having fully recovered from her shoulder injury. I managed to find a little 28/1 EW 1-6 but 25/1 looks generous enough to me. She was world #1 this time last year and finished strongly last time out a couple of weeks ago in Singapore.

GL to any who play.

What are your thoughts on In Gee? I'm still convinced there's a big coup to be had. Getting 28/1+ these days.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 21, 2018, 09:42:59 AM
I've gone for Reed EW and Thomas win only in the "round-robin to protect the top names" match-play event.

I'm actually more interested for betting purposes in the Kia LPGA event in California where So Yeon Ryo looks a very decent proposition having fully recovered from her shoulder injury. I managed to find a little 28/1 EW 1-6 but 25/1 looks generous enough to me. She was world #1 this time last year and finished strongly last time out a couple of weeks ago in Singapore.

GL to any who play.

What are your thoughts on In Gee? I'm still convinced there's a big coup to be had. Getting 28/1+ these days.

I agree. Just a matter of time before she eliminates the errors and puts a big tourney together.

Love In Gee.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 23, 2018, 09:55:02 AM
Decent start in both tourneys especially Ryu's bogey-free -4.

Have added Xander Schaffele @46 to my match-play team - he seems priced as though the match with Sergio will be a formality for the Spaniard.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 23, 2018, 10:12:27 AM
Decent start in both tourneys especially Ryu's bogey-free -4.

Have added Xander Schaffele @46 to my match-play team - he seems priced as though the match with Sergio will be a formality for the Spaniard.

Good shout on Ryu, nice to have an interest with In Gee taking the week off. I think Harman is an outright bet as well, for similar reasons.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 23, 2018, 05:39:59 PM
Decent start in both tourneys especially Ryu's bogey-free -4.

Have added Xander Schaffele @46 to my match-play team - he seems priced as though the match with Sergio will be a formality for the Spaniard.

Good shout on Ryu, nice to have an interest with In Gee taking the week off. I think Harman is an outright bet as well, for similar reasons.

Nice steer on Harman kuku - I was surprised to see he was still 80 on betty this morning.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 23, 2018, 05:40:25 PM
Decent start in both tourneys especially Ryu's bogey-free -4.

Have added Xander Schaffele @46 to my match-play team - he seems priced as though the match with Sergio will be a formality for the Spaniard.

Good shout on Ryu, nice to have an interest with In Gee taking the week off. I think Harman is an outright bet as well, for similar reasons.

Rory has been demolished, fingers crossed for Xander.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 23, 2018, 05:43:17 PM
Decent start in both tourneys especially Ryu's bogey-free -4.

Have added Xander Schaffele @46 to my match-play team - he seems priced as though the match with Sergio will be a formality for the Spaniard.

Good shout on Ryu, nice to have an interest with In Gee taking the week off. I think Harman is an outright bet as well, for similar reasons.

Rory has been demolished, fingers crossed for Xander.

We make an OK team, I always remember when we nearly won the world on McNulty in the Seniors Open.


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Post by: tikay on March 23, 2018, 06:18:46 PM

Great shout on Harman.

I watched most of it, Rory was outdriving him off the tee on most holes by 50 or 60 yards, but Harman got the job done in fine style.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 23, 2018, 11:18:57 PM
Both original soldiers Thomas and Reed through to the last sixteen along with one of the two conscripts Harman for the final push.

So Yeon Ryu reasonably positioned on -6 for what is potentially a decent weekend sweat.


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Post by: rinswun on March 24, 2018, 05:27:19 PM
Noren v Thomas in the final for the sweats. Without a doubt two best players left.


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Post by: Cavey007 on March 24, 2018, 06:29:55 PM
The two I've got left on my draftkings are Bubba and Amphibarnrat, at least I'll have one guu through to the next round


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Post by: Karabiner on March 24, 2018, 06:43:06 PM
Noren v Thomas in the final for the sweats. Without a doubt two best players left.

I'd settle for that!


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Post by: Karabiner on March 25, 2018, 11:26:15 AM
I'm actually considering bailing out of my bet on Thomas - laying 2.8 seems fairly tempting to lock up a decent overall profit having backed him @~15.

Last evening's ladies' debacle might have something to do with today's dithering..


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Post by: Ironside on March 26, 2018, 05:20:09 PM
i'm tempted by pieintheskies 10 places paid for the masters and throwing a few darts at it, any ew tips out there?


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Post by: Karabiner on March 26, 2018, 06:22:54 PM
i'm tempted by pieintheskies 10 places paid for the masters and throwing a few darts at it, any ew tips out there?


Most of the outright prices are proportionately shortened so the best way to take advantage is to select those closest to betty in their win market.

Personally I'm concentrating on the first ladies' major of the season this week in Mission Hills Ca.

I've always found that predicting what women are going to do is a tricky job at the best of times so this week is fraught with danger.


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Post by: booder on March 27, 2018, 09:36:53 AM


I've always found that predicting what women are going to do is a tricky job at the best of times

Amen


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Post by: Karabiner on March 28, 2018, 10:13:29 AM
Inbee Park, In-Gee Chun, and So Yeon Ryu are my team for the ANA Inspiration starting tomorrow.

Play well ladies.


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Post by: Karabiner on April 01, 2018, 12:04:41 PM
Pernilla Lindberg joined the LPGA tour in 2010.

She has never won a tournament or even led after three rounds before, but currently leads by three shots going into today's final round having played and putted fantastically.

Will she flounder under the pressure of leading the final round of a major of with a host of top players 3/4 shots behind waiting to pounce - including my girl Inbee Park.

In the men's last chance saloon in Houston Ian Poulter has performed mightily thus far with only a win being enough for a Masters spot.

Go Poults and of course Inbee!


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Post by: tikay on April 01, 2018, 12:12:57 PM

^^^^

Amazing effort by Poulter after such a dreadful Day 1.



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Post by: Karabiner on April 01, 2018, 12:48:05 PM

^^^^

Amazing effort by Poulter after such a dreadful Day 1.



£40 matched @1000 on Poults.

Squeaky bum time for someone.


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on April 01, 2018, 11:37:39 PM
The Postman


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Post by: tikay on April 01, 2018, 11:44:10 PM

^^^^

Amazing effort by Poulter after such a dreadful Day 1.



£40 matched @1000 on Poults.

Squeaky bum time for someone.

;)


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Post by: Karabiner on April 02, 2018, 10:50:53 AM
Inbee is pretty damn clutch too - that slippery 15-foot birdie putt at the 17th followed by a sparkling 9-iron into the 72nd green for a kick-in birdie to tie Jennifer Song was amazing.


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Post by: TightEnd on April 25, 2018, 11:03:19 AM
High school golfer gets upended by an attacking goose, 'but I did par that hole' https://bsun.md/2K9HUYC


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Post by: Karabiner on May 01, 2018, 06:24:40 PM
Cristie Kerr tends to play well on courses where she has had success previously, and this week's venue for the LPGA Texas Classic definitely falls into that category as she only lost in a playoff last year, and in the two previous years finished T10 and T2nd, all of these at The Colony GC Tx.

The widely available 40/1 1/4odds 1-5 looks like a tremendous spot.


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Post by: tikay on May 01, 2018, 09:01:04 PM
Cristie Kerr tends to play well on courses where she has had success previously, and this week's venue for the LPGA Texas Classic definitely falls into that category as she only lost in a playoff last year, and in the two previous years finished T10 and T2nd, all of these at The Colony GC Tx.

The widely available 40/1 1/4odds 1-5 looks like a tremendous spot.

Good luck Ralph, that looks a good spot so have followed you in.


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 01, 2018, 10:15:08 PM
Cristie Kerr tends to play well on courses where she has had success previously, and this week's venue for the LPGA Texas Classic definitely falls into that category as she only lost in a playoff last year, and in the two previous years finished T10 and T2nd, all of these at The Colony GC Tx.

The widely available 40/1 1/4odds 1-5 looks like a tremendous spot.

Good luck Ralph, that looks a good spot so have followed you in.

Sorry lads but I'm in toooooooooooooo


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Post by: Marky147 on May 01, 2018, 10:28:00 PM
I better join in as well!

Poor girl will be lucky not to be struck by lighting, nevermind win the tournament.


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Post by: tikay on May 01, 2018, 10:48:24 PM

Marky is in.

We are buggered. Proper buggered.


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Post by: doubleup on May 02, 2018, 07:36:11 PM

I'm not going to miss out either if you lot are getting a 40-1 winner!


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Post by: Karabiner on May 03, 2018, 10:37:54 PM
A few groups played 4/5 holes before play was suspended and the round was eventually cancelled due to high winds and lightning in the area.

I'm assuming they will still play four rounds starting tomorrow - weather permitting.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on May 04, 2018, 10:05:53 AM

Tiger is max material at Betfred's 9/4 for his 3 ball today. Koepka's long game is way off the pace and I make Tiger a small favourite over Reed taking motivation/focus factors in to account. Tiger looked really solid yesterday to me.


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Post by: doubleup on May 04, 2018, 10:29:15 AM
Think that's a palp.  They have mixed up Koepka and Woods I'd guess.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on May 04, 2018, 11:58:17 AM
Think that's a palp.  They have mixed up Koepka and Woods I'd guess.

Good spot, my mate says we're on in the shop. I'll check what price he got, he has screwed up in the past.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 04, 2018, 05:46:44 PM
LPGA Texas delayed again today but play will start at 1.30pm local time(allegedly) - and is now shortened to a 54-hole tournament.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on May 04, 2018, 05:49:45 PM
LPGA Texas delayed again today but play will start at 1.30pm local time(allegedly) - and is now shortened to a 54-hole tournament.

It's In Gee time. Lots to like about her in this field. I'm convinced 54 suits her as well.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 04, 2018, 07:48:52 PM
LPGA Texas delayed again today but play will start at 1.30pm local time(allegedly) - and is now shortened to a 54-hole tournament.

It's In Gee time. Lots to like about her in this field. I'm convinced 54 suits her as well.

I've had a saver on her too @ a boosted 25/1 - let's hope I can punish them one time.

In other news the start has been put back to 3pm local time while they clean up after the inch of rain that has fallen today.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 04, 2018, 09:15:42 PM
It's now become a 36-hole event due to the late start(now 3.30pm local time) and fog forecast for tomorrow morning - not just us with peculiar weather then.

Consult your local bookie as to whether the bets still stand.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 05, 2018, 07:13:18 PM
Bookies rules on shortened golf tourneys are confusing to say the least.

European tour events only have play 36 holes to qualify all win bets.

USPGA tour events have to complete 54 holes.

LPGA events seem to only have to complete 36 holes although this seems to be somewhat moot currently as investigations with bookies' customer services continue..


If it transpires that a 36-hole tourney is void(announced ~9pm yesterday) why have they not refunded stakes? is the question I am currently asking as it looks a little freerolly.

TBC...


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Post by: tikay on May 08, 2018, 08:42:25 AM
It's the Players Championship this week, 14/1 the field.


https://www.oddschecker.com/golf/players-championship/the-players-championship/winner?selectionName=adam-hadwin


Before betting EW, check the place terms, they vary from qtr odds top 5 to one fifth top 8, & of course prices are adjusted accordingly.

Any particular fancies or value on offer?



 
(http://i.imgur.com/ciMeilF.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ciMeilF)


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Post by: Karabiner on May 09, 2018, 10:19:41 AM
Jimmy Walker has shown definite signs of a return to form in recent weeks and looks like a decent value spot to me especially in betty's win market.

Justin Thomas @18.5 is the biggest price he's been for a while too.

Both of these guys have played well here previously.

The top fifty players all taking part - that must be the first for some time.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 09, 2018, 11:40:28 AM
Tommy Fleetwood added to the team.


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Post by: tikay on May 10, 2018, 06:57:01 PM

What a strange choice of shirt for Mickelson. Not sure I've ever seen a pro golfer wearing such a shirt.


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Post by: tikay on May 11, 2018, 09:06:32 AM

Here it is, in all it's glory;


(http://i.imgur.com/OX1GvmT.jpg) (https://imgur.com/OX1GvmT)


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Post by: tikay on May 11, 2018, 09:07:57 AM
I guess this explains it. The things we say to earn a buck, eh?


On Thursday, menswear brand Mizzen+Main announced a partnership with the five-time major champ that will have Mickelson looking more formal at future tournaments.

“I was waiting to find the perfect apparel partner that allowed me to move from the board room to the golf course," Mickelson says in a press release. Of course you were, Phil. Of course you were.

As part of the deal, Mickelson now owns a stake in the company. He will begin wearing Mizzen+Main at this week's Players Championship, and we're guessing Mizzen+Main are pretty pumped about their guy's Thursday-Friday pairing with Tiger Woods.




Mickelson's day 1 score was +7, which was 13 shots off the lead.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on May 11, 2018, 10:28:29 AM
I guess this explains it. The things we say to earn a buck, eh?


On Thursday, menswear brand Mizzen+Main announced a partnership with the five-time major champ that will have Mickelson looking more formal at future tournaments.

“I was waiting to find the perfect apparel partner that allowed me to move from the board room to the golf course," Mickelson says in a press release. Of course you were, Phil. Of course you were.

As part of the deal, Mickelson now owns a stake in the company. He will begin wearing Mizzen+Main at this week's Players Championship, and we're guessing Mizzen+Main are pretty pumped about their guy's Thursday-Friday pairing with Tiger Woods.


Mickelson's day 1 score was +7, which was 13 shots off the lead.

I reckon it's a good look, I used to play cricket in something similar, smartish but kinda stretchy. Incredible to see his short game in tatters, nothing wrong with his shirt game though.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 11, 2018, 05:38:32 PM
Jimmy Walker's in with a shout. 69-68 leaves him on -7 and currently T6.

One time with feeling please Jimmy!


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 09:19:08 AM

A stunning round by Webb Simpson, including 6 straight birdies, followed by a double bogey at the watery 17th, has taken a lot of the punting fun out of the Players.

I selected 10 hopefuls, 2 of whom missed the cut, and any of the 8 could run into a place, but it'd need a minor miracle for any of them to win now. At one point I had a 100/1 shot briefly (very briefly) leading the field on Day 2, but Webb Simpson just blew them all away. So it's all about place money now for me.

Was really enjoying watching the whole thing, but once Webb had his hot streak, it sort of took the edge off it for me. 


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 09:21:11 AM

Rickie Fowler had a fun moment, mind.

His ball stuck in a palm tree, but although he could see a ball in the tree, he could not positively identify it. The spectators tried to help.


(http://i.imgur.com/qOVM2UK.jpg) (https://imgur.com/qOVM2UK)



(http://i.imgur.com/EneEc9D.jpg) (https://imgur.com/EneEc9D)


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 09:26:59 AM

They showed this clip of Poulter, which amused somewhat;


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEZVcN0Jto8


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Post by: Karabiner on May 12, 2018, 10:11:01 AM

A stunning round by Webb Simpson, including 6 straight birdies, followed by a double bogey at the watery 17th, has taken a lot of the punting fun out of the Players.

I selected 10 hopefuls, 2 of whom missed the cut, and any of the 8 could run into a place, but it'd need a minor miracle for any of them to win now. At one point I had a 100/1 shot briefly (very briefly) leading the field on Day 2, but Webb Simpson just blew them all away. So it's all about place money now for me.

Was really enjoying watching the whole thing, but once Webb had his hot streak, it sort of took the edge off it for me. 

You could always lump on Webb @2.84 to rekindle your interest - decent price if you think he's a certainty.


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 12:50:20 PM

A stunning round by Webb Simpson, including 6 straight birdies, followed by a double bogey at the watery 17th, has taken a lot of the punting fun out of the Players.

I selected 10 hopefuls, 2 of whom missed the cut, and any of the 8 could run into a place, but it'd need a minor miracle for any of them to win now. At one point I had a 100/1 shot briefly (very briefly) leading the field on Day 2, but Webb Simpson just blew them all away. So it's all about place money now for me.

Was really enjoying watching the whole thing, but once Webb had his hot streak, it sort of took the edge off it for me. 

You could always lump on Webb @2.84 to rekindle your interest - decent price if you think he's a certainty.

Seriously tempted Ralph, but I think I'll stick with what I've got, & hope 1 or 2 hold/run into a place, I've got 7 places, & if the right ones place I'll be out of it with a bit to spare. And if they don't, conkers will be done.


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Post by: rinswun on May 12, 2018, 12:58:27 PM
Webb is only 1/10 when leading after two rounds fwiw.


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 01:01:07 PM
Webb is only 1/10 when leading after two rounds fwiw.

Sawgrass is just the track to trip anyone up & a stray shot or 2 could cost him his lead, but against that, how often has he been 5 shots clear?

As my previous, I'm tempted, but I'm gonna stick with my current team & just hope I get a sweat.


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Post by: sonour on May 12, 2018, 01:02:42 PM

A stunning round by Webb Simpson, including 6 straight birdies, followed by a double bogey at the watery 17th, has taken a lot of the punting fun out of the Players.

I selected 10 hopefuls, 2 of whom missed the cut, and any of the 8 could run into a place, but it'd need a minor miracle for any of them to win now. At one point I had a 100/1 shot briefly (very briefly) leading the field on Day 2, but Webb Simpson just blew them all away. So it's all about place money now for me.

Was really enjoying watching the whole thing, but once Webb had his hot streak, it sort of took the edge off it for me. 

Really ? You don't think he's going to win it do you ?


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Post by: Marky147 on May 12, 2018, 01:05:19 PM
I hope he does  ;bigadz;  ;scarymoment;


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 01:07:06 PM

A stunning round by Webb Simpson, including 6 straight birdies, followed by a double bogey at the watery 17th, has taken a lot of the punting fun out of the Players.

I selected 10 hopefuls, 2 of whom missed the cut, and any of the 8 could run into a place, but it'd need a minor miracle for any of them to win now. At one point I had a 100/1 shot briefly (very briefly) leading the field on Day 2, but Webb Simpson just blew them all away. So it's all about place money now for me.

Was really enjoying watching the whole thing, but once Webb had his hot streak, it sort of took the edge off it for me. 

Really ? You don't think he's going to win it do you ?

Well I'd rather be on him at his original SP than any of mine at the moment.


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 01:07:29 PM
I hope he does  ;bigadz;  ;scarymoment;

In that case, Lisa & Rinswun are surely right.

;)

PS - Ha, go on my son.

How many are you on mate?

GL GL


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 01:14:51 PM

Who do you guys (+ 1 young lady) fancy from here?


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Post by: Karabiner on May 12, 2018, 01:23:09 PM
Jimmy Jimmy.


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 01:25:30 PM
Jimmy Jimmy.

GL Uncle Ralph.


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Post by: Marky147 on May 12, 2018, 01:31:26 PM
I hope he does  ;bigadz;  ;scarymoment;

In that case, Lisa & Rinswun are surely right.

;)

PS - Ha, go on my son.

How many are you on mate?

GL GL

Ha!

Just had a fiver e/w on Palmer's

Billy Horschel
Webb-Simpson
Cameron Smith
Zach Johnson
Russ Henley

Got to follow the local boy :)




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Post by: Karabiner on May 12, 2018, 01:36:15 PM

I've not had a 270/1 winner since Angel Cabrera won the US Open a decade or so ago - I'm due!

PS It was around that time that you and I chopped a Sunday £100 tourney in the Genting subterranian casino in Nottingham - I must have been on quite a heater..


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 01:41:44 PM

I've not had a 270/1 winner since Angel Cabrera won the US Open a decade or so ago - I'm due!

PS It was around that time that you and I chopped a Sunday £100 tourney in the Genting subterranian casino in Nottingham - I must have been on quite a heater..

Blimey, happy memories there Ralph.


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Post by: sonour on May 12, 2018, 02:12:02 PM

Who do you guys (+ 1 young lady) fancy from here?

Webb Simpson may or may not win it ( obviously ). I was just commenting on what I perceived to be your suggestion that it was all over and consequently not worth watching. I'm a layer of him from here to win it, Top 5 and Top 10.


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Post by: Doobs on May 12, 2018, 02:23:58 PM
Jimmy Jimmy.

oooh


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Post by: Teacake on May 12, 2018, 02:40:59 PM
I hope he does  ;bigadz;  ;scarymoment;

In that case, Lisa & Rinswun are surely right.

;)

PS - Ha, go on my son.

How many are you on mate?

GL GL

Ha!

Just had a fiver e/w on Palmer's

Billy Horschel
Webb-Simpson
Cameron Smith
Zach Johnson
Russ Henley

Got to follow the local boy :)




Ha same here, love following Palmer in these big events, said he's going to buy some rabbits if he wins anything this weekend  :D
No way this is over or anything like it but obviously a great spot to be in.


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Post by: Marky147 on May 12, 2018, 03:02:59 PM
I didn't even know who he was, until I saw him singing to the TV in the betting documentary.

Only 10 minutes up the road, so I'll pop down and treat him to a KFC if he wins :D



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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 03:46:23 PM

Blimey, Tiger on fire.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 12, 2018, 06:10:51 PM
I think that illustrates why a five-shot lead is not that secure - this course will give up a low score.


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 06:16:59 PM
I think that illustrates why a five-shot lead is not that secure - this course will give up a low score.

Yup, wiser counsel may well prevail. Which is good for everyone.....except MarkyMcMarky Boy.


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Post by: Marky147 on May 12, 2018, 07:25:06 PM
Ralph just bokked himself, and Webby gonna bust that record open today :D


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Post by: Karabiner on May 12, 2018, 08:03:28 PM
Ralph just bokked himself, and Webby gonna bust that record open today :D

I have a great deal of experience when it comes to self-bokkery.

Let's hope Jimmy has got that snap-hook/heave out of his system now or I might have to rely on Chompy's Bulgaria getting me out of it.


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 08:06:56 PM
One of my somewhat optimistic hopes was Chesson Hadley (100/1 ew) who was well placed at -9 overnight.

Think he's about the only one of the overnight Top 20 who is over par today, (+2), marv.


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Post by: tikay on May 12, 2018, 08:11:49 PM

oioi, Jimmy Jimmy.


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Post by: Marky147 on May 12, 2018, 08:13:14 PM
Ralph just bokked himself, and Webby gonna bust that record open today :D

I have a great deal of experience when it comes to self-bokkery.

Let's hope Jimmy has got that snap-hook/heave out of his system now or I might have to rely on Chompy's Bulgaria getting me out of it.

Nice putt from off the green.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 12, 2018, 08:17:59 PM

oioi, Jimmy Jimmy.

Sigh


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Post by: Marky147 on May 12, 2018, 08:22:43 PM

If Webby wins this, I'll treat you to a curry when we eventually sort out this Blondepoker gymbash ;)


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Post by: Karabiner on May 12, 2018, 08:27:55 PM

If Webby wins this, I'll treat you to a curry when we eventually sort out this Blondepoker gymbash ;)

Same if Jimmy does the business too.

You buy me a curry that is*.

*Vinny taught me


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Post by: Marky147 on May 12, 2018, 08:51:43 PM

If Webby wins this, I'll treat you to a curry when we eventually sort out this Blondepoker gymbash ;)

Same if Jimmy does the business too.

You buy me a curry that is*.

*Vinny taught me

:D


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Post by: Karabiner on May 12, 2018, 09:05:29 PM
What happened to Jimmy's second shot on the 9th, bad lie or duffed it?

Half of my sky channels have dropped out and am waiting for main event to watch live grr


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Post by: tikay on May 13, 2018, 08:08:46 PM

Tiger on the charge, three straight birdies (4th, 5th and 6th) to move to -11. Lovely to see the fella starting to find his game.

Scores generally coming in super low today.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 13, 2018, 08:21:35 PM

Tiger on the charge, three straight birdies (4th, 5th and 6th) to move to -11. Lovely to see the fella starting to find his game.

Scores generally coming in super low today.

Young Tiger would not be allowed on our course sporting that collarless shirt by jove - whatever next denim?


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Post by: tikay on May 13, 2018, 08:30:57 PM

Tiger on the charge, three straight birdies (4th, 5th and 6th) to move to -11. Lovely to see the fella starting to find his game.

Scores generally coming in super low today.

Young Tiger would not be allowed on our course sporting that collarless shirt by jove - whatever next denim?

Agree, don't like to see dress standards in golf dropping.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 13, 2018, 10:26:52 PM
Jimmy Jimmy  ;cheerleader;


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Post by: Karabiner on May 14, 2018, 12:04:12 AM
Oh well place money isn't too bad when you're on @120/1 w/10 places but there was just a slight glimmer of hope of landing the extra £4K FTW.

I hope a couple of fellow ice-creams kept the faith and turned a nice little profit too.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 14, 2018, 09:56:49 AM
Well done to Marky, Stevie and the other Webb backers too.


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Post by: tikay on May 14, 2018, 09:58:47 AM
Well done to Marky, Stevie and the other Webb backers too.

Yup, well done lads. Well done Ralphy, too, on Jimmy Jimmy, plus Ralph wins a curry dinner from Marky McMark.

Of my hopeful selections, here's a list of those that finished in the required top 7 places;


 


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Post by: Marky147 on May 14, 2018, 03:41:16 PM
Cheers, chaps. Should keep me in Nandos until Vegas ;D

Wonder if old Palmer had the 'face spitter', he talks about in his book.

He tipped up the winner of the other golf tourney @ 50/1, for a 4000/1 double.


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Post by: horseplayer on May 14, 2018, 03:48:57 PM
well done chaps some good wins here

According to a friend of his on Twitter who seems reliable he had the double in running to return around 40k

Hope he keeps at least some of it, for a while anyway :)


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Post by: Teacake on May 14, 2018, 07:37:22 PM
Cheers lads. I've ordered Palmers book for some light holiday reading as a small thank you  :)


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Post by: Marky147 on May 14, 2018, 08:22:01 PM
I got that last year, and it's definitely good for a laugh.

well done chaps some good wins here

According to a friend of his on Twitter who seems reliable he had the double in running to return around 40k

Hope he keeps at least some of it, for a while anyway :)

Probably won't be in Weymouth's Corals branch, singing at the screen :D


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Post by: tikay on May 21, 2018, 02:57:58 PM

If anyone watched the TV coverage of the AT&T Byron Nelson, what did you think of the winner, young Aaron Wise?

I'd be interested in your observations.


(http://i.imgur.com/FXSAjny.jpg) (https://imgur.com/FXSAjny)


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Post by: tikay on May 21, 2018, 03:02:06 PM

Another question to the golf chaps - did you see the work Henni Zuel contributed to the TV coverage?

I thought she was excellent, a breath of fresh air.


(http://i.imgur.com/yJalw1z.jpg) (https://imgur.com/yJalw1z)


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Post by: Karabiner on May 21, 2018, 05:34:19 PM
As long as she remembers that epitome doesn't rhyme with catacomb next time ;)

She has gained a fantastic amount of confidence in the last twelve months - I like her approach.


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Post by: tikay on May 23, 2018, 02:01:11 PM

The BMW @ Wentworth starts tomorrow, we ought to be able to find a bit of value somewhere, I'd have thought?


https://www.oddschecker.com/golf/bmw-championship/bmw-pga-championship/betting-markets


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Post by: Marky147 on May 23, 2018, 04:54:14 PM
Come on boys, I need somewhere to chuck my cash ;D


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Post by: Karabiner on May 23, 2018, 05:34:09 PM
Just a hunch but I think Thomas Pieters is due to play some good golf and the 60/1 1/4 1-6 with 366 looks as good a place as any to dispose of some readys ;)

Also like Ben An but have just played to win on betty.


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Post by: tikay on May 23, 2018, 05:37:53 PM
Just a hunch but I think Thomas Pieters is due to play some good golf and the 60/1 1/4 1-6 with 366 looks as good a place as any to dispose of some readys ;)

He's in my mini Team already Ralph, along with Fleetwood, Noren & Poulter.

Am looking for a few more darts, my list is hardly original.

I noticed "Hole in One" was only 4/7, or 5/4 "No Hole In One".

Even "2 Hole in Ones" is only 5/4.

I'm assuming there must be a few really short Par 3's, those prices are quite unusual I'd have thought. 


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Post by: Karabiner on May 23, 2018, 06:42:30 PM
Just a hunch but I think Thomas Pieters is due to play some good golf and the 60/1 1/4 1-6 with 366 looks as good a place as any to dispose of some readys ;)

He's in my mini Team already Ralph, along with Fleetwood, Noren & Poulter.

Am looking for a few more darts, my list is hardly original.

I noticed "Hole in One" was only 4/7, or 5/4 "No Hole In One".

Even "2 Hole in Ones" is only 5/4.

I'm assuming there must be a few really short Par 3's, those prices are quite unusual I'd have thought. 

Im pretty sure the 2nd is the shortest and the 11th sometimes has an accessible front pin-position, but those prices seem extraordinarily skinny rather like your good svelte self.

I have Fleetwood on my firm too and have flung a few shekels on The Dude aka GGG at a working-man's price.


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Post by: rinswun on May 23, 2018, 08:40:15 PM
Fitzpatrick wins this at some point and this week seems as good a chance as ever. He's my main fancy this week.


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Post by: tikay on May 24, 2018, 07:33:06 AM

FWIW, after a spell of hot weather, it rained all night here (5 or 6 miles from Wentworth), so the course will likely be receptive.


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 24, 2018, 07:54:43 AM

Casey is striking the ball well at the moment


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Post by: tikay on May 26, 2018, 07:36:50 PM
Just a hunch but I think Thomas Pieters is due to play some good golf and the 60/1 1/4 1-6 with 366 looks as good a place as any to dispose of some readys ;)

He's in my mini Team already Ralph, along with Fleetwood, Noren & Poulter.

Am looking for a few more darts, my list is hardly original.

I noticed "Hole in One" was only 4/7, or 5/4 "No Hole In One".

Even "2 Hole in Ones" is only 5/4.

I'm assuming there must be a few really short Par 3's, those prices are quite unusual I'd have thought.  

Realistically, I just have Noren still batting for me. He's in a 4 way tie for third, 4 behind the 2 joint leaders.

The hole in one got home on Day 2, but I was not on, it seemed ridic short.

I could not possibly have backed Rory at the head of the market, but despite some swings & swongs, he's done very well. 


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Post by: TheDazzler on May 27, 2018, 12:54:07 PM
It must be difficult for 2009 US Open champion Lucas Glover to play good golf when he has this waiting at home for him after every round.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/golf/44136513


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Post by: Karabiner on May 30, 2018, 11:06:13 AM
Jason Day is my main man this week at Memorial - usually referred to as "Jack's Tournament" - he's found his putting stroke again and I reckon he's the man to beat.

In the Ladies' US Open I've gone for youth, mainly in the form of Brooke henderson @28/1ew, and a speculative dabble on Angel Yin @125/1*ew who might be a nascent superstar.


*There is 200/1 available with satan's latest incarnation but they will only lay me bets to take out a tenner.


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Post by: tikay on May 30, 2018, 12:24:53 PM

I mentioned this chap a few weeks ago, & further encouraged by a PM from a blonde who has opinions I muchly respect, (sorry, not replied yet, but will soonest) I've set fire to a modest sum of money by investing in Aaron Wise, who is generally 80/1 (EW, 6 places).

Might just be the worst bet I've ever made, which really is saying something.


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Post by: rinswun on May 30, 2018, 12:48:12 PM
Jason Day is my main man this week at Memorial - usually referred to as "Jack's Tournament" - he's found his putting stroke again and I reckon he's the man to beat.

In the Ladies' US Open I've gone for youth, mainly in the form of Brooke henderson @28/1ew, and a speculative dabble on Angel Yin @125/1*ew who might be a nascent superstar.


*There is 200/1 available with satan's latest incarnation but they will only lay me bets to take out a tenner.

Day is my main target to take on this week Ralph! Probably means he wins.

Has said before that he wouldn't play the event if not for the fact he lives nearby and his family come out to watch.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 30, 2018, 01:21:01 PM
Jason Day is my main man this week at Memorial - usually referred to as "Jack's Tournament" - he's found his putting stroke again and I reckon he's the man to beat.

In the Ladies' US Open I've gone for youth, mainly in the form of Brooke henderson @28/1ew, and a speculative dabble on Angel Yin @125/1*ew who might be a nascent superstar.


*There is 200/1 available with satan's latest incarnation but they will only lay me bets to take out a tenner.

Day is my main target to take on this week Ralph! Probably means he wins.

Has said before that he wouldn't play the event if not for the fact he lives nearby and his family come out to watch.

Ooops didn't know that Ollie. He does have bits and pieces of decent form in this event though.

Have also had small 1/2pt ew dabbles on Na, Schauffele, and Niemann.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 31, 2018, 04:02:00 PM
Guess who didn't get their 1st round leader bet on Joachin Niemann matched?


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Post by: Karabiner on June 01, 2018, 02:17:09 PM
Brooke Henderson withdraws from the Ladies' US Open before round two for "personal reasons".

Marvellous.


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Post by: Marky147 on June 01, 2018, 02:28:16 PM
Heard that you had backed her, and didn't fancy the pain of carrying that bokked cash around for the weekend ;D


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Post by: Karabiner on June 01, 2018, 08:13:41 PM
I need a fingers down the throat Mark Roe emoji added to the list please.

Or someone could always garrotte the fkr first.  ;tk; ;grr; :tikay:


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Post by: Karabiner on June 08, 2018, 10:31:56 AM
I have given In-Gee Chun @14/1 and Brooke Henderson @18/1 (both EW) the opportunity to redeem themselves in this week's Shoprite 3-round sprint in New Jersey.


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Post by: doubleup on June 11, 2018, 08:04:34 PM
posted in TfT that in the US Open Baldfred has some decent prices on the more fancied players with 7 places @ 1/5 odds.

I've gone for Rose, Rahm, Rory, Day and Dechambeau


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Post by: Karabiner on June 11, 2018, 11:03:50 PM
Already on Brooks Koepka EW@35/1(kindly booosted by ladyboys) have also had a little 170 Jimmy Jimmy Walker on betty.


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Post by: tikay on June 13, 2018, 06:12:59 PM

US Open

For those interested, the Road to Riches column on Betting Emporium - which is free - have put a tip up at a tempting price.

I'm on, thanks to a good friend, as I can't get on from here without risking my account.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 13, 2018, 07:25:02 PM
Jimmy Walker has an oustanding record putting on this week's poa annua greens which are generally found on The West Coast Swing of the USPGA tour.

I'm not sure his resurgent illness-free form and his affinity for these particular kind of greens are reflected in his price - ~100 still looks yummy.

Also had small 1RL EW dabble and top-10 finish at huge prices Danny Willett who has finally started to show signs of life after a couple of years in a coma.


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Post by: doubleup on June 14, 2018, 02:50:06 PM

So I'm putting lines through half my bets before half the field has started.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 16, 2018, 10:20:14 AM
Day two was better for my team due to the afternoon guys getting the benefit of the draw but could do with Dustin making the odd mistake.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 17, 2018, 11:03:50 AM
Diabolical and inexcusable behaviour from Phil Mickelson last night who deliberately hit a moving ball to stop it running off the green.

Instead of simply admitting that he lost it due to getting frustrated by the severity of the course set-up, he said it was a deliberate move to exploit the rule - an angle-shot in other words.

I do not understand why the USGA have not disqualified him, although that organization is well-known for making questionable decisions over the years.


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Post by: rinswun on June 17, 2018, 11:57:24 AM
Pretty obvious DQ after he admitted to purposely choosing the 2 stroke penalty over the alternative. Seems like they decided against penalising him based on who it is.


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Post by: RED-DOG on June 17, 2018, 12:39:03 PM
Diabolical and inexcusable behaviour from Phil Mickelson last night who deliberately hit a moving ball to stop it running off the green.

Instead of simply admitting that he lost it due to getting frustrated by the severity of the course set-up, he said it was a deliberate move to exploit the rule - an angle-shot in other words.

I do not understand why the USGA have not disqualified him, although that organization is well-known for making questionable decisions over the years.


I posted about this on my diary, I didn't realise it had been raised here.

Does it matter if he lost it or exploited the rules? It seems like the rules are wrong and not Phil.

I'm open to persuasion as to otherwise though.


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Post by: TightEnd on June 17, 2018, 12:41:20 PM
its no wonder golf is failing to appeal to the younger generation

no one under 40 will give a toss about the infraction and here's people being precious about it

laugh and move on, create memes,social videos and widen the appeal of golf


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Post by: RED-DOG on June 17, 2018, 01:42:16 PM
For the record, I don't agree with Richard here, I think it rules should be sacrosanct and if you break them you should pay the price, which is what happened here AFAIK.


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Post by: rinswun on June 17, 2018, 02:32:57 PM
I'm 33 ;-)

I don't know the exact wording of the rule but essentially it's along the lines of if you consciously do what he did it's supposed to be a DQ. In his post round interviews he said he'd wanted to do it for years and finally did it rather than faffing around missing the same putt over and over.

I'm not bothered by what he did at all, thought it was funny, but I do think the rule should be applied properly to protect the field.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 17, 2018, 03:35:56 PM
its no wonder golf is failing to appeal to the younger generation

no one under 40 will give a toss about the infraction and here's people being precious about it

laugh and move on, create memes,social videos and widen the appeal of golf

It's a bit like cricket fans "getting precious" over a bit of sandpaper because "it's not cricket".

Golf has an almost unparalleled record of fair play and people calling fouls on themselves which is part of the ethos of the game.

Mickelson should have been disqualified because he deliberately hit a moving ball as opposed to the 2-shot penalty for doing it accidentally, not only that but he admitted to doing it deliberately to exploit what he thought was a loophole in the rule. The USGA is equally at fault for giving yet another poor ruling.

Angle-shooting has never been accepted in the game of golf, and if my being disgusted that one of the game's most respected role-models should behave so poorly on the world stage in a Major Tournament makes me precious then so be it.


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Post by: TightEnd on June 17, 2018, 03:59:53 PM
He used the rules to his advantage. quick thinking

change the rules, don't blame the player


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Post by: rinswun on June 17, 2018, 04:10:18 PM
He used the rules to his advantage. quick thinking

change the rules, don't blame the player

Thing is, as the rule is written, he should have been disqualified. The USGA just failed to properly apply its own rules. That's not quick thinking or using rules to your advantage, unless you believe he did it thinking the USGA would be afraid to disqualify one of their most popular players in its biggest event of the year (on his birthday).


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Post by: rinswun on June 17, 2018, 04:14:11 PM
Also, if you watch the highlights of the rest of his round, it's really looks like he's fully expecting to be DQ'd post round. Basically plays some exhibition shots, similar to watching guys playing the par three contest on the eve of the Masters. Backstopping putts and all sorts.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 17, 2018, 04:21:36 PM
He used the rules to his advantage. quick thinking

change the rules, don't blame the player

You're just being stubborn now as you are loath to lose another argument.

I know you have a vast in-depth knowledge of many sports Rich but golf is not one of your specialist subjects.

Do you understand the difference between USGA and USPGA events and how each of them has their own set of rules?


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Post by: TightEnd on June 17, 2018, 04:24:15 PM
Yes, of course. and i know plenty about golf

not aware i have lost too many,if any, arguments with you!


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Post by: Karabiner on June 17, 2018, 04:27:13 PM
Yes, of course. and i know plenty about golf

not aware i have lost too many,if any, arguments with you!

You have certainly never admitted to losing any or apologized after falsely accusing me of stuff if that's what you mean.


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Post by: TightEnd on June 17, 2018, 04:29:23 PM
falsely accusing you of stuff?

no idea what you mean.

think you had better get off that high horse (for once)


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Post by: Karabiner on June 17, 2018, 04:41:57 PM
falsely accusing you of stuff?

no idea what you mean.

think you had better get off that high horse (for once)

Did you not recently accuse me of being antagonistic towards Betting Emporium in a post I made in the lead-up to Cheltenham?

Your accusation was totally baseless and laughed at by plenty in posts on tft yet you never retracted it in a post or by PM.



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Post by: TightEnd on June 17, 2018, 04:46:38 PM
falsely accusing you of stuff?

no idea what you mean.

think you had better get off that high horse (for once)

Did you not recently accuse me of being antagonistic towards Betting Emporium in a post I made in the lead-up to Cheltenham?

Your accusation was totally baseless and laughed at by plenty in posts on tft yet you never retracted it in a post or by PM.



oh ok

in my defence i didn't think it was false and still don't. so therefore never once considered retracting privately or publically and still don't, which is my right

you've consistently been negative (often veiled and sly,i accept ) on BE and myself over various matters. that is also your right.

one of those agree to disagree situations, therefore


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Post by: Karabiner on June 17, 2018, 04:59:50 PM
falsely accusing you of stuff?

no idea what you mean.

think you had better get off that high horse (for once)

Did you not recently accuse me of being antagonistic towards Betting Emporium in a post I made in the lead-up to Cheltenham?

Your accusation was totally baseless and laughed at by plenty in posts on tft yet you never retracted it in a post or by PM.



oh ok

in my defence i didn't think it was false and still don't. so therefore never once considered retracting privately or publically and still don't, which is my right

you've consistently been negative (often veiled and sly,i accept ) on BE and myself over various matters. that is also your right.

one of those agree to disagree situations, therefore

There you go again accusing me of "veiled and sly" negativity towards BE with absolutely no evidence.

It's no wonder you've never lost an argument(in your own head that is) in twelve years on this forum as you simply make up your own phantom evidence.

Examples of my "veiled and sly negativity" please or I would like an apology for that and the many other false accusations over the years.


Anyhow on the subject of your plentiful golf knowledge, do you remember during the Ryder Cup when I tactfully PM'd you to advise you of the difference between fourballs and foursomes as you kept using the wrong terminology - thinking that "better-ball" meant foursomes - or has that been conveniently forgotten?


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Post by: TightEnd on June 17, 2018, 05:04:15 PM
i am not going to search back through past posts. life is too short. nor have there been "the many other false accusations over the years." so even if you disagree with me onmany issues which is fine lets not exaggerate.

as to foursomes/fourballs i don't recall. if you did, thank you. always a man with our best interests at heart.


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Post by: booder on June 17, 2018, 05:07:46 PM
 ;popcorn;


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Post by: Rubbish2407 on June 17, 2018, 05:14:04 PM
Actually think Phil cheated and should have been disqualified.

What if he had ran around and hit the ball when it was two inches past the hole and holed it? Just because he was ten foot past makes no difference. They only gave him a two shot penalty because he four putted and he's Phil Mickleson.

Personally I think he should have a huge ban.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 17, 2018, 05:16:09 PM
i am not going to search back through past posts. life is too short. nor have there been "the many other false accusations over the years." so even if you disagree with me onmany issues which is fine lets not exaggerate.

as to foursomes/fourballs i don't recall. if you did, thank you. always a man with our best interests at heart.

Typical. You make false accusations but can't back them up, and when I quote an actual example all you can offer is a snide remark.

You're not even man enough to apologize, admit you might have been mistaken, or retract them as that might count as losing an argument.



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Post by: TightEnd on June 17, 2018, 05:18:48 PM
i am not going to search back through past posts. life is too short. nor have there been "the many other false accusations over the years." so even if you disagree with me onmany issues which is fine lets not exaggerate.

as to foursomes/fourballs i don't recall. if you did, thank you. always a man with our best interests at heart.

Typical. You make false accusations but can't back them up, and when I quote an actual example all you can offer is a snide remark.

You're not even man enough to apologize, admit you might have been mistaken, or retract them as that might count as losing an argument.



I am not prepared to search back through 20,245 posts of yours.

that's all. I know that means you can impugn me and hold a grudge but so be it

Have a nice evening, enjoy the golf. happy for you to have the last word if you wish.


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Post by: nirvana on June 17, 2018, 09:05:51 PM
I'm over 40 and don't give a toss in terms of spirit of the game etc, truly great comic moment.

Obvious DQ though and I'm sure Mickelson would have accepted it quite readily - like, literally no way he calculated along the lines if I i do this I'll get 2 shots. He just lost it completely, should have paid the DQ penalty and move on with a quick apology for losing it.


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Post by: BigAdz on June 17, 2018, 09:13:00 PM
I'm over 40 and don't give a toss in terms of spirit of the game etc, truly great comic moment.

Obvious DQ though and I'm sure Mickelson would have accepted it quite readily - like, literally no way he calculated along the lines if I i do this I'll get 2 shots. He just lost it completely, should have paid the DQ penalty and move on with a quick apology for losing it.


Exactly this.

A desperate man sick of getting beat up, tantamount to throwing his club.

Not some of the stupid OTT comments I have read here.


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Post by: doubleup on June 17, 2018, 09:55:22 PM

It's a bit of an odd rule.  The penalty doesn't apply if the ball starts to move during the stroke, so that implies that the ball must be moving before the player starts their stroke -  ie exactly the situation on the 13th yesterday.

In any case the USGA did a greater disservice to the game than Mickleson by creating absurd and unfair playing conditions.


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Post by: nirvana on June 17, 2018, 10:09:52 PM

It's a bit of an odd rule.  The penalty doesn't apply if the ball starts to move during the stroke, so that implies that the ball must be moving before the player starts their stroke -  ie exactly the situation on the 13th yesterday.

In any case the USGA did a greater disservice to the game than Mickleson by creating absurd and unfair playing conditions.

That really is quite odd because it would stretch the imagination to think the rule was made to apply to the kind of circumstance yesterday


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Post by: doubleup on June 17, 2018, 10:26:08 PM

Probably not, but I'm struggling to imagine the specific circumstances where the rule would apply ie that the ball has to be moving before the stroke starts?  Perhaps the player takes his stance, the ball begins to move and he still hits it?


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Post by: BigAdz on June 17, 2018, 10:47:57 PM

It's a bit of an odd rule.  The penalty doesn't apply if the ball starts to move during the stroke, so that implies that the ball must be moving before the player starts their stroke -  ie exactly the situation on the 13th yesterday.

In any case the USGA did a greater disservice to the game than Mickleson by creating absurd and unfair playing conditions.


Not sure they created them, as they were ok in the morning, which was when they were in control(greens/pin placements etc), ask Berger, Finau or even Barnrat. They played the same day/same course etc

We have talked numerous times about placing bets based on weather conditions in morning and afternoon. Wind got up, course dried out. No different, but it affected the top boys.


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Post by: doubleup on June 17, 2018, 11:26:58 PM
well done with koepka, ralph!


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Post by: Karabiner on June 18, 2018, 12:17:52 AM
well done with koepka, ralph!

Thanks Dave.

Brooks was immense today and showed a great deal of heart.


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Post by: Marky147 on June 18, 2018, 02:11:30 AM
Well done with the winner, Ralph!

The two Ts here, are about the smartest people I know, I think.

To avoid confusion, Tal is the other one ;)

I just take that as the reason he never loses an argument, but have seen him stand corrected on a few occasions in the sports thread.

Think it's silly for two of blondes oldest members, and best posters* to be arguing about nonsense.

*As long as you're out of the Arsenal thread ;)

FWIW, I think the only place I've seen Tighty bait a little, is the Politics thread :D



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Post by: horseplayer on June 18, 2018, 07:13:31 AM
Well done ralph


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Post by: rinswun on June 18, 2018, 09:00:36 AM
Well done ralph


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Post by: Teacake on June 18, 2018, 04:46:24 PM
Nice one Ralph and good shout on Stenson Tighty , the place got me out of it a little.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 20, 2018, 11:49:26 AM
I've gone for Xander Schauffele EW @ a generously booosted 45/1 in this week's Travelers Championship where he managed a top-10 finish last year.

He played well last week at Shinnecock and finally seems comfortable with his new clubs following the equipment change at the start of the season.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 26, 2018, 11:29:07 AM
It's the ladies' 2nd major this week on the LPGA tour at Kildeer Il.

Brooke Henderson 35/1 EW won here in 2016 and came 2nd last year losing by just one stroke so it's fair to assume that she has a decent chance of contending again.

Lizette Salas 80/1*EW  caught my eye last week with how confidently she was swinging the club, and has been playing very well this season - she has managed to find an additional ~30yds in driving distance this year and has played well here before. I like her chances of having a good week.

*boosted from 66/1 by ladyboys :)

Good Luck to any other hardy souls trying to predict how the ladies will perform this week.


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 26, 2018, 12:58:43 PM

Whilst we are looking at 35/1 shots I have backed Jimmy Walker and Kevin Na each way at the same price


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Post by: Karabiner on June 26, 2018, 05:27:31 PM

Whilst we are looking at 35/1 shots I have backed Jimmy Walker and Kevin Na each way at the same price

GL Trev! - any chance of an update on your (hopefully successful) laggro escapades on the LV super-seniors circuit?


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 26, 2018, 09:45:06 PM

Whilst we are looking at 35/1 shots I have backed Jimmy Walker and Kevin Na each way at the same price

GL Trev! - any chance of an update on your (hopefully successful) laggro escapades on the LV super-seniors circuit?

Thats a good question Ralph

Missed Venetian seniors because of deep run in Marathon, failing to cash

Three off bubble in Aria seniors

WSOP seniors out second level all in KK V AK he hits flush

Missed Wynn seniors playing marathon

WSOP super seniors out first level QQ v 78

PH seniors can't remember exact cards but got rivered

Had deep run in Aria $1100 out about eight from the money...was in seat nine all day then got moved to seat seven after ten hours play and was wearing new glasses, like Teeks I now need glasses to see the flop especially, to cut a long story short I mis-read the first card on the flop I thought it was an eight and it was a nine, I thought I had got second nuts and turned an healthy stack into Busto lol

Had a great time and returned with more funds than usual so was pretty pleased all round


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Post by: Karabiner on June 27, 2018, 10:33:01 AM
Angel Yin who is a prodigious and powerful young talent has been added to my ladies' team with 1/2 pt.EW @250/1 just in case she puts it all together this week.



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Post by: rinswun on June 27, 2018, 06:39:55 PM
Martin Kaymer to wrap up his captains pick this week for me


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Post by: Karabiner on June 27, 2018, 06:44:58 PM

Whilst we are looking at 35/1 shots I have backed Jimmy Walker and Kevin Na each way at the same price

I've joined you with a tickle EW on Mad Kevin - the course should suit him if he can keep his marbles in check.

GL us!


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Post by: Karabiner on June 29, 2018, 09:40:18 AM
Decent start for Brooke(-5 after bogeying her opening two holes) and a solid one from Lizzie(-2).


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Post by: Karabiner on June 30, 2018, 09:30:05 AM
Brooke is -6 and T1, Angel Yin burst onto the scene with an eagle-birdie-birdie finish for -2 and T12, and Lizzie is still hanging in there on E and T29.

Sweat on!


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Post by: tikay on June 30, 2018, 03:41:37 PM
Good luck Ralph. Was watching this yesterday over here. My oh my, these ladies have the most beautiful swings.


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 30, 2018, 07:41:37 PM
Brooke is -6 and T1, Angel Yin burst onto the scene with an eagle-birdie-birdie finish for -2 and T12, and Lizzie is still hanging in there on E and T29.

Sweat on!

Sweating big style


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Post by: Marky147 on July 01, 2018, 12:16:37 AM
Good luck, Ralph!


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Post by: Karabiner on July 01, 2018, 09:25:16 AM
So Yuen Rhu played pretty much immaculate golf over the last six holes while Brooke's putting touch deserted her and she bogeyed a couple leaving the former with a 3-shot lead going into today's final round.

However with Brooke Henderson on -8 in 2nd, Angel Yin -6 in 4th, and Lizette Salas -3 T10th there's still plenty of excitement to come.

Anyone got the combo-tricast going?


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Post by: typhoon13 on July 01, 2018, 09:36:40 AM
Those Koreans are tough cookies


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Post by: Karabiner on July 01, 2018, 10:42:54 AM
Those Koreans are tough cookies

Ryu is one of my favourite players on the LPGA and played flawless golf on the back nine yesterday, but there is always a lot of pressure on the final round leader.

Different dynamic today too - playing in 3-balls with an early start due to weather-concerns.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 01, 2018, 09:04:54 PM
Angel Yin T4, Brooke Henderson T6, and Lizette Salas T8, all gave us a pretty good run if anyone followed.

Sadly only five places were paid for my wagers but on the bright side I did get the 250/1 shot home after a roller-coaster final round.

3-way playoff now via red-button for anyone interested.


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Post by: Rubbish2407 on July 02, 2018, 04:59:09 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igMFNcHoMz8

Anyone who has read through this thread will know this is one of my go to betting golfers.

Incredible shot.

Feel free to add the aftertiming emoji.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 04, 2018, 09:26:55 AM
I'm sticking with Angel Yin this week in the LPGA Thornberry Creek, she played pretty well here last year and 80/1EW seems generous enough - also small win bet on Hataoka @14/1.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 08, 2018, 10:58:47 AM
Mad Kevin doing that flop-lag thing the week after we bet him.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 11, 2018, 10:00:36 AM
Mostly keeping my powder dry for next week but I have had a couple of small interest bets at Gullane.

1pt EW on both Ilonen(kindly boosted to 160/1 just before the price crashed yesterday afternoon) and Uihlein @50/1.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 16, 2018, 10:59:50 AM
Finally the one many of us have all been waiting for with bated breath is almost upon us.

The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie which is rightly reputed to be the toughest course on The Open rota.

I'm already on Brooks Koepka @ 28/1 EW who must have a fine chance of making it back-to-back majors.

tbc..


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Post by: doubleup on July 16, 2018, 02:18:28 PM

Coral 200%+ book utterly shocking.  It's something when the best value of the 10 place 1/5 books is Shybet at 165%.






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Post by: Chompy on July 16, 2018, 11:17:56 PM
Pretty much every price is under what you can get with Betty on their EW ten-spot market. They give nothing away these days. Just gimmicks innit.

This is pleasing though.

https://twitter.com/ConorSketches/status/1018880460888428545


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Post by: Karabiner on July 17, 2018, 08:09:28 AM
Zach Johnson @100/1 EW has been added to my team, as has Kevin Na @260.


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Post by: BigAdz on July 17, 2018, 08:43:24 AM
Southgate, one of those Open , linxy type specialists, is a member there and plays it plenty, starting to hit a nice little bit of form after injury, and the best odds available for him are 125-1 paying 10 places next door, if you can. Best of everything.....


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Post by: Karabiner on July 18, 2018, 08:55:00 AM
Small win-only darts thrown at Willett@280, Wood@280, and Walker@400.

This completes my portfolio although I do have a few unmatched bets in the top-10 market.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 21, 2018, 01:15:04 PM
Wood is on some kind of a heater.


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Post by: Marky147 on July 21, 2018, 01:21:23 PM
Hopefully Woods goes on one ;D

Listened to the RP Pod, and Steve Palmer drove up there with his old man, from Weymouth!

Why on earth would anyone do that?


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Post by: Karabiner on July 21, 2018, 01:47:34 PM
Hopefully Woods goes on one ;D

Listened to the RP Pod, and Steve Palmer drove up there with his old man, from Weymouth!

Why on earth would anyone do that?

Quite a few avid fans go to The Open every year almost religiously.


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Post by: Marky147 on July 21, 2018, 01:51:55 PM
Hopefully Woods goes on one ;D

Listened to the RP Pod, and Steve Palmer drove up there with his old man, from Weymouth!

Why on earth would anyone do that?

Quite a few avid fans go to The Open every year almost religiously.


I was referring to the fact he's driven up from Weymouth :D


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Post by: Teacake on July 21, 2018, 03:42:42 PM
Hopefully Woods goes on one ;D

Listened to the RP Pod, and Steve Palmer drove up there with his old man, from Weymouth!

Why on earth would anyone do that?

Quite a few avid fans go to The Open every year almost religiously.


I was referring to the fact he's driven up from Weymouth :D

Took him over 13 hours, he somehow managed to end up outside Celtic Park as the game was coming out on Wednesday night  :D


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Post by: Marky147 on July 21, 2018, 03:46:41 PM
Hopefully Woods goes on one ;D

Listened to the RP Pod, and Steve Palmer drove up there with his old man, from Weymouth!

Why on earth would anyone do that?

Quite a few avid fans go to The Open every year almost religiously.


I was referring to the fact he's driven up from Weymouth :D

Took him over 13 hours, he somehow managed to end up outside Celtic Park as the game was coming out on Wednesday night  :D

Seems absolutely madness :D

Especially when we live ~1hr from Southampton airport!


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Post by: Marky147 on July 21, 2018, 04:30:38 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwpDXzaFQV0

Get on the GOAT boat!


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Post by: Karabiner on July 21, 2018, 05:14:33 PM
Zackattack!!


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Post by: Marky147 on July 21, 2018, 07:54:26 PM
Set up for a great final round.


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Post by: Teacake on July 21, 2018, 07:58:31 PM
Set up for a great final round.

Heading up for this tomorrow, really looking forward to it. Have Tiger and Noren to funk for, Tiger win would be incredible.


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Post by: Marky147 on July 21, 2018, 07:59:40 PM
Set up for a great final round.

Heading up for this tomorrow, really looking forward to it. Have Tiger and Noren to funk for, Tiger win would be incredible.

Bet you are, I'm sure the atmosphere will be incred.

Hope the weather is nice, and Tiger does the business!



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Post by: Karabiner on July 21, 2018, 08:01:55 PM
Set up for a great final round.

Heading up for this tomorrow, really looking forward to it. Have Tiger and Noren to funk for, Tiger win would be incredible.

Did you hear Darren Clarke's quip after Noren knocked it in the burn on the 18th?

"He won't be happy with that". Honestly what a cretin that man is on comms.

PS If tomorrow's forecast of 20mph winds(which every Open should have at least once) is accurate it will make for a very interesting day's golf.


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Post by: Teacake on July 24, 2018, 10:38:37 PM
This years USPGA won't be screened live on TV in the UK and Ireland, Eleven Sports have the rights and will stream it.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 25, 2018, 07:52:56 PM
Modest investments this week on Langer(2pts win @5/1), Nasda Hataoka(1pt EW @22/1), Angel Yin(1pt EW @130/1), and Ben An(1pt EW ten places @50/1).

Senior's Open at St Andrew's, Scottish Ladies' Open at Gullane, and Canadian Open at Glen Abbey* respectively.



*I had the pleasure of playing Glen Abbey once during my 1970's sojourn in Canada, in a fourball with my old pal from snooker times Cliff Thorburn. Tough course.


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Post by: Marky147 on July 25, 2018, 08:02:02 PM
Good old Cliff!

Played him when I was about 11 years old :D


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Post by: Karabiner on July 26, 2018, 06:27:30 PM
Did I mention how tough I found Glen Abbey where the Canadian Open is being held this week?

Half-way through round one and -9 is leading from -7 with another clutch of players on -6!


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Post by: kukushkin88 on July 27, 2018, 07:12:19 AM
Did I mention how tough I found Glen Abbey where the Canadian Open is being held this week?

Half-way through round one and -9 is leading from -7 with another clutch of players on -6!

Fleetwood played 13 thru16 in 6 under par, I bet that hasn’t many times, ever.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 29, 2018, 09:27:54 AM
Decent day of sweats ahead with Langer two shots behind in The Senior Open, and Ben An in a 4-way tie for the lead at Glen Abbey, both going into their final rounds.

One time or possibly even two time please  ;cheerleader; ;cheerleader;


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Post by: Karabiner on July 30, 2018, 10:20:55 AM
Meh.

Both Langer and An came 2nd, but the Ben An place-money saved the day so showed a small profit on the week which at one time promised so much.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 01, 2018, 11:15:58 AM
1pt EW Schauffele @50/1, and 1pt EW on Ben An @100/1 in WGC Bridgestone, and 3pts Ariya Jutanugarn @9/1 In The Ladies' Open at Royal Lytham.

It's going to be interesting watching the ladies negotiate their way around the hallowed links at Lytham and it's 168 bunkers.

I had the pleasure of playing Royal Lytham and St Annes once around 15/20 years ago when I could still play a reasonable game. I parred the first but unfortunately that was the highlight of my round as I played mostly rubbish afterwards. It was still a wonderful experience to actually tread those same fairways as so many legends of the past had done before me.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 01, 2018, 07:13:25 PM
Couldn't resist adding a couple more to my ladies' portfolio :)

Lizette Salas 1/2pt EW @50/1, and Angel(boom or bust)Yin 1/2pt EW @190/1.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on August 02, 2018, 06:41:51 AM
Couldn't resist adding a couple more to my ladies' portfolio :)

Lizette Salas 1/2pt EW @50/1, and Angel(boom or bust)Yin 1/2pt EW @190/1.

In Gee out to 50’s these days, my biggest golf bet for a while. No doubt Ariya Jutanugarn is a very solid favourite and a decent bet at imo at the price.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 02, 2018, 01:34:11 PM
Couldn't resist adding a couple more to my ladies' portfolio :)

Lizette Salas 1/2pt EW @50/1, and Angel(boom or bust)Yin 1/2pt EW @190/1.

In Gee out to 50’s these days, my biggest golf bet for a while. No doubt Ariya Jutanugarn is a very solid favourite and a decent bet at imo at the price.

I hope I'm wrong as I still have a serious crush on Ingee but she seems to have lost her way a little.

She also appears to have lost a great deal of weight in the last few months.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on August 02, 2018, 03:00:07 PM
Couldn't resist adding a couple more to my ladies' portfolio :)

Lizette Salas 1/2pt EW @50/1, and Angel(boom or bust)Yin 1/2pt EW @190/1.

In Gee out to 50’s these days, my biggest golf bet for a while. No doubt Ariya Jutanugarn is a very solid favourite and a decent bet at imo at the price.

I hope I'm wrong as I still have a serious crush on Ingee but she seems to have lost her way a little.

She also appears to have lost a great deal of weight in the last few months.

and a pretty severe haircut, she’s still flat out beautiful, I understand she’s a massive celeb at home, maybe the pressure is weighing heavily on her.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 08, 2018, 10:39:58 AM
My three musketeers for this year's final major The USPGA Championship are:

Jason Day EW @22/1, Patrick(slower than slomo)Cantlay EW @60/1, and Xander Schauffele EW @100/1.


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Post by: tikay on August 09, 2018, 09:23:57 AM

Very sad news;


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-45123919


RIP Jarrod.



(http://i.imgur.com/7v05hgm.jpg) (https://imgur.com/7v05hgm)


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Post by: Karabiner on August 09, 2018, 10:55:25 AM
Couldn't resist tiny dabbles in betty's win market on Willett@520, and Jimmy Jimmy Walker@340.

Let's dooooooo it  ;cheerleader;


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Post by: tikay on August 09, 2018, 11:31:19 AM

With thanks to drunken spiders & rusty pins, here's my ten not to follow;

Jordan Spieth

Justin Rose

Tommy Fleetwood

Patrick Reed

Alex Noren

Tony Finau

Paul Casey

Henrik Stenson

Hideki Matsuyama

Aaron Wise.

And if that is not bad enough....

Top Continental European;

Rafa Cabrera-Bello


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Post by: Karabiner on August 09, 2018, 12:17:36 PM
This is almost definitely the final addition to my team but the price seemed to big to turn down:

1/2pt EW Joachin Niemann@170 and @12 ten places.

None of Tikay's or my picks are duplicated which should be good for one of us at least.


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Post by: tikay on August 09, 2018, 12:19:57 PM

Good stuff.

Anyone else got any selections?

Surely, between us, we can find the winner?


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Post by: tikay on August 09, 2018, 12:20:36 PM

For those interested, BE have published a free selection of tips for it, too.


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Post by: doubleup on August 09, 2018, 01:20:57 PM

Corals surpassing themselves as bad value bookmaker of the year.  206% book - every single price less than the best - several prices 1/5 of best on offer.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 09, 2018, 02:04:24 PM

Corals surpassing themselves as bad value bookmaker of the year.  206% book - every single price less than the best - several prices 1/5 of best on offer.

I'm guessing that's what they mean by "betting canny".


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Post by: Marky147 on August 09, 2018, 02:35:26 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1tTSvJ_f0g

Live stream on Tiger, Rory, and Justin.


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Post by: nuros on August 09, 2018, 03:19:02 PM

Corals surpassing themselves as bad value bookmaker of the year.  206% book - every single price less than the best - several prices 1/5 of best on offer.

Don't bet silly, bet savvy!


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Post by: tikay on August 10, 2018, 09:27:55 AM

Seen on Twitter;




Templeton Peck‏ @MrTempletonPeck 



       

Over £1,000 matched at 1000 on Zach J Johnson to win the PGA.  Guessing over £1,000 of that is people thinking it's Zach Johnson.  This one is an assistant pro at some suburban golf course!



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Post by: Marky147 on August 12, 2018, 12:39:17 AM
Someone got a serious sweat on tomorrow... Misclick backed Scott @ 1.01, when he was trading at massive prices :D


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Post by: tikay on August 12, 2018, 10:30:59 AM
Someone got a serious sweat on tomorrow... Misclick backed Scott @ 1.01, when he was trading at massive prices :D

He's got more of a sweat than I have. Ten selections - 11 including Top European - & I'll need a miracle to even got one in the frame. I'm so bad.



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Post by: 4KSuited on August 13, 2018, 12:29:18 AM

For those interested, BE have published a free selection of tips for it, too.

Including the winner....

tyty BE, & wp Mr Koepka


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Post by: BigAdz on August 29, 2018, 09:51:02 AM
Been a while, but lets see how we go with some real long shots.

I have a theory(with nothing but vague memory to work on), that David Horsey plays his best and most consistent golf when playing in central European events. He has put in some excellent one off rounds this year even though he has been cariying various injuries this season. With a really weak field and a tasty 90-1 on offer, I hope this is the week it clicks for him, in the Made in Denmark. However, even at 8-1 I think TB Olesen is an outstanding favourite in front of his home crowd.

In the Fed EX Play offs, one guy has been catching my eye recently, and its only a matter of time before he makes that breakthrough(probably just like Lee Westwood in Majors, knowing my luck!).

Bronson Burgoon, is getting himself in some good positions but lack of experience at the top table seems to phase him at crucial times. However, he keeps popping up and finished well again last week.

Available at 225-1 (and I have afforded myself some 500s on betty with a view to possible trade, should he play well), I would hate to miss the boat if this is the week.

The top boys aren't exactly covering themselves in glory the last few weeks, after a long season, and Ryder Cup excitement on the horizon, so maybe this is a good time to shine.


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Post by: tikay on August 29, 2018, 09:53:46 AM

Say what? There is really a player with the name of Bronson Burgoon?

Good Lord.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 01, 2018, 11:00:31 AM
I couldn't resist a dabble on a resurgent Cameron Smith @120 - he's on -2 after round one and looks back to something like his best after struggling for a few months.


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Post by: Marky147 on September 03, 2018, 04:43:29 PM
See your boy is in with a shout, Ralph.

Good luck!


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Post by: Karabiner on September 03, 2018, 06:28:40 PM
See your boy is in with a shout, Ralph.

Good luck!

Cheers Marky.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 03, 2018, 10:12:05 PM
Greened out @9 - don't tell The Camel.


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Post by: BigAdz on September 05, 2018, 09:12:22 AM
Possibly the worst two fancies I have ever put up here.

Both dogged by dreadful starts, so v surprising that they made the cut in each event. Hey Ho.....


No Tiger has been picked, I could see him relax and do very well. Words I never thought I would say again. The other top boys may be looking ahead, but Tigers will to win should see him try to the very end.

25s seems fair when we consider the good old days of 2-1 for an event like this. Different times indeed.


In Europe in the rarified atmosphere in Switzerland, I am punting two guys plying their trade in the US normally, but who didn't cut enough mustard to make the play offs.

Probably the best ball striker, on this ball strikers course, Charl could blitz this, but his putting has been poor for a while.

Andres Romero finished Top Ten last year, and I recall an interview where he stated he loved the course as much as any in Europe and he would defo return. He is a lovely iron player and did well in the John Deere recently. Was generally 200s earlier in the week, but best available now 175.

Will probably chuck some smaller wagers on Horsey and Willett


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Post by: Karabiner on September 05, 2018, 10:52:35 AM
I like Willett too this week in Crans - he's a previous c&d winner returning to some decent form, and my EW wager has been kindly booosted to 35/1 by those fine fellows at ladyboys.


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Post by: Marky147 on September 06, 2018, 08:06:15 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwpDXzaFQV0

 :P


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Post by: tikay on September 07, 2018, 08:53:02 AM
Sensational stuff from Tiger yesterday as he shot 62 to share the lead with Rory.

It's his lowest score since 1999, when he shot a 61.

The course seems relatively easy, with a whole bunch of players within a few shots, but even so, that's impressive stuff. Tiger started the year at 656 in the World Rankings & now sits 26th.

We'll never see the old Tiger, but a passable impression will do.



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Post by: Marky147 on September 07, 2018, 06:36:59 PM
Impressive bokking ;D


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Post by: tikay on September 07, 2018, 06:41:50 PM
Impressive bokking ;D

Standard.

Not my fault some bugger blew the candle out.


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Post by: Marky147 on September 07, 2018, 06:52:37 PM
Impressive bokking ;D

Standard.

Not my fault some bugger blew the candle out.

WP :D


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Post by: BigAdz on September 07, 2018, 07:18:38 PM
Poor fecker didnt stand a chance with you both on the case........


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Post by: tikay on September 18, 2018, 05:17:18 PM

The Tour Championship, aka the Fed Ex Final, takes place this week.

Field limited to just 30 players, but it's 9/1 the field;


https://www.oddschecker.com/golf/the-tour-championship/winner


Be careful of the place odds, they have all combinations of 4, 5 & 6 places, with quarter or fifth odds.

So, any clues where the value is?



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Post by: Marky147 on September 18, 2018, 06:33:07 PM
Whatever you and Ralph don't back ;)


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Post by: Karabiner on September 18, 2018, 07:06:25 PM
Whatever you and Ralph don't back ;)

In that case Koepke is the one to avoid.


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Post by: BigAdz on September 19, 2018, 08:02:54 AM
All in on Finau this week.

Been mega consistent, and feels like a knocking ew bet at 22s.

Was very taken with his interview at the end of the last one. Something in his tone and attitude I hadn't seen before.

A little double with Beergarden, over in Portugal who pissed up in this last year and has also been making top tens for fun recently.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on September 19, 2018, 08:34:30 AM
All in on Finau this week.

Been mega consistent, and feels like a knocking ew bet at 22s.

Was very taken with his interview at the end of the last one. Something in his tone and attitude I hadn't seen before.

A little double with Beergarden, over in Portugal who pissed up in this last year and has also been making top tens for fun recently.

I’ve been backing Lucas selectively for about 18 months. I think he’s just a bit short here. I like Thomas Detry, who I think has a similar profile and is about a year behind in development, hopefully exactly one year :-)

I’m sure there’s value in the 30 runner field, hard to weigh up the distraction of the Ryder Cup. I’ve settled for Cantlay and Cameron Smith.


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Post by: BigAdz on September 19, 2018, 04:46:36 PM
All in on Finau this week.

Been mega consistent, and feels like a knocking ew bet at 22s.

Was very taken with his interview at the end of the last one. Something in his tone and attitude I hadn't seen before.

A little double with Beergarden, over in Portugal who pissed up in this last year and has also been making top tens for fun recently.

I’ve been backing Lucas selectively for about 18 months. I think he’s just a bit short here. I like Thomas Detry, who I think has a similar profile and is about a year behind in development, hopefully exactly one year :-)

I’m sure there’s value in the 30 runner field, hard to weigh up the distraction of the Ryder Cup. I’ve settled for Cantlay and Cameron Smith.


I'm presuming by selectively, you mean mainly when he does well??? ;bigadz;


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Post by: kukushkin88 on September 19, 2018, 07:23:30 PM
All in on Finau this week.

Been mega consistent, and feels like a knocking ew bet at 22s.

Was very taken with his interview at the end of the last one. Something in his tone and attitude I hadn't seen before.

A little double with Beergarden, over in Portugal who pissed up in this last year and has also been making top tens for fun recently.

I’ve been backing Lucas selectively for about 18 months. I think he’s just a bit short here. I like Thomas Detry, who I think has a similar profile and is about a year behind in development, hopefully exactly one year :-)

I’m sure there’s value in the 30 runner field, hard to weigh up the distraction of the Ryder Cup. I’ve settled for Cantlay and Cameron Smith.


I'm presuming by selectively, you mean mainly when he does well??? ;bigadz;

Every time I think he represents value. I think it’s fair to say he should have won more than he has.


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Post by: BigAdz on September 19, 2018, 08:34:07 PM
Yup, but you could say that about them all probably bar tiger.

Had a little on Smith too, seems to be continually overpriced, so has to be value.

Good luck.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on September 19, 2018, 08:47:41 PM
Yup, but you could say that about them all probably bar tiger.

Had a little on Smith too, seems to be continually overpriced, so has to be value.

Good luck.

Not really on the first point, he’s left so many putts <3 inches from the hole in the last 12 months, it’s just a bit of -variance. Being one of the best ball strikers in Europe means we’ll be OK in the end. He was first round leader at Wentworth at 100/1 once though ;-).

I think Smith is legit.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 19, 2018, 09:10:48 PM
I'm very keen on Brooks Koepke's chances this week as he seems to have the ability to raise his game for the big events.

He's also had a little time to work on his usually excellent putting which had gone slightly off the boil in recent weeks.

I think he's the best player around when firing on all cylinders.


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Post by: BigAdz on September 20, 2018, 08:00:35 AM
Strangely your cliff man's brother is in the headline group with Serge and Beergarden.

As he is possibly the worst player on tour at the moment, I guess the starter didn't look closely at the first names.......


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Post by: tikay on September 20, 2018, 09:49:50 AM

What are the chances that I can name my 5 picks & not one of them make the Top 4?

In alphabetical order.....

Finau

Fleetwood

Rose

Wise

Woods



As to today, if I could follow one pairing round the course, it would definitely be Tommy Fleetwood & Tiger Woods.



(http://i.imgur.com/NYX6S9F.jpg) (https://imgur.com/NYX6S9F)


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Post by: BigAdz on September 21, 2018, 10:34:30 PM
Having just watched Big Tone finish his round with Casey, it dawned on me,

Is there a player or players who bring the worst out in others?

Who would rank as the player that most people score poorly with when they are paired with them?

Probably a stat not even double up has?

Would be interesting though if there is a stand out.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 22, 2018, 09:53:18 AM
Is there a stat about players who only raise their game for Majors?


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Post by: kukushkin88 on September 22, 2018, 04:30:02 PM

The top two are really solid but Cantlay at 25’s is a bet today. He’s the next multiple major winner imo. This would be a good step forward.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 22, 2018, 06:02:47 PM
Justin Thomas has been tasked with getting me out of it.


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Post by: tikay on September 22, 2018, 08:36:49 PM

Awesome scenes, awesome.


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Post by: tikay on September 23, 2018, 09:58:18 AM


Tiger was imperious yesterday, an astonishing 6 under on the front nine. It was wonderful to watch.

The course was amazing, too, with the greens being described as "the best we've played on" by many. Maybe The Masters should be played on a course like this than at nearby Augusta, where the greens are ridiculously tricked up. The only major problem was the stifling heat. Don't know if anyone noticed it, but Tiger was wet through with perspiration from head to toe.

Can't recall enjoying watching many rounds of golf as enjoyable as that.   


(http://i.imgur.com/m0nekyt.jpg) (https://imgur.com/m0nekyt)


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Post by: tikay on September 23, 2018, 10:00:50 AM
Quite the comeback by Tiger, too, which the galleries seemed to love, they really do want the fella to be a force again. He certainly brings some buzz back to the game.

Hard to believe that just 14 months ago he looked like this, after falling asleep at the wheel of his car & being arrested.


(http://i.imgur.com/kbXzPyj.png) (https://imgur.com/kbXzPyj)

I know he's been a bad lad one way & another, but that does not need to be a life sentence, & I hope he'll be around & playing well or a while yet. I do like to see folks who have been in a mess - even a self-inflicted one - get themselves sorted out.


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Post by: Marky147 on September 23, 2018, 04:57:41 PM
Been on him a few times this year, but not a dinero on this weekend :D

Really hope he does it, just to see the roars!

Great comeback from where he was, and he obviously loves the game.

Not like he needs the money. Notoriously nitty, to the point of being embarrassing.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDODsQPrN0E


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Post by: SuuPRlim on September 23, 2018, 05:22:38 PM
thing I love about watching Tiger is you can tell he just absolutely fucking loves playing golf and the smile on his face when he gets to walk around the course, contend in tournaments, do the sky-cart interviews etc I think you could be charging him $1m a round and he'd be the happiest man on the planet.

I also really enjoy the relentless respect he gives/gets from all the current players, golf has kind of moved on from Tiger Woods over the past 5 yrs but he's taking it back.

Loving it, come on Tiger - what you reckon chances of him being world #1 is?


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Post by: vegaslover on September 23, 2018, 05:32:12 PM
Amazing shot from Tiger yesterday when, after fluffing the first shot from the rough off the green, he bumped one through the rough to kill the pace and get the ball to stop for a short putt


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Post by: tikay on September 23, 2018, 06:20:27 PM
Amazing shot from Tiger yesterday when, after fluffing the first shot from the rough off the green, he bumped one through the rough to kill the pace and get the ball to stop for a short putt

Agreed, a stunning chip. What a deft touch that needed.


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Post by: Marky147 on September 23, 2018, 10:46:17 PM
Might see if I can find which pub Steve Palmer is in tomorrow, as I imagine it's going to be pretty lively :D


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Post by: vegaslover on September 23, 2018, 10:47:41 PM
Todays round shows why Europe should be underdogs next week. When the pressure is on they have crumbled


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Post by: tikay on September 23, 2018, 10:55:02 PM

Wow, what crowd scenes coming up the 18th.


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Post by: tikay on September 23, 2018, 11:01:43 PM

Brilliant. What a comeback.


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Post by: rinswun on September 23, 2018, 11:08:13 PM
Scenes!


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Post by: tikay on September 24, 2018, 02:00:23 PM


(http://i.imgur.com/OFWSXTM.jpg) (https://imgur.com/OFWSXTM)


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Post by: tikay on September 24, 2018, 02:07:51 PM

That was some gallery following Tiger, they absolutely adore him.

Fortunately, Mr LIGHT THE CANDLE was missing, unlike Mr GETINTHEHOLE who seems to be omnipresent. He was joined by Mr MASHED POTATO (huh?)yesterday, too, God help us.  


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Post by: bobby1 on September 24, 2018, 02:13:15 PM
I really love that picture Tony.

An expensive night but sometimes real life over money wins.


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Post by: tikay on September 24, 2018, 02:21:30 PM
I really love that picture Tony.

An expensive night but sometimes real life over money wins.

Honest to God Phil, I had a lump in my throat, real emosh stuff.


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Post by: tikay on September 24, 2018, 02:22:33 PM

For serious golf bettors, of course, the good news is that there will more value to be had in the Fields, as Tiger will be overbet as always, but even more so.


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Post by: bobby1 on September 24, 2018, 02:34:52 PM
I really love that picture Tony.

An expensive night but sometimes real life over money wins.

Honest to God Phil, I had a lump in my throat, real emosh stuff.

Me too, I was working the event this week and even tho you know it’s a terrible result it’s still nice that you can enjoy the moment instead of it being spoilt.

I’ve got a picture somewhere of  Seve hitting a great shot from off the green late on in one of his Open victories to make a crucial par. What I love about it is every person in the crowd behind him is open mouthed or smiling at the shot he has just hit but Seve, in the middle of them is still in the zone. The amazement/ joyful reactions of the crowd made that moment even better and it felt the same last night.


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Post by: tikay on September 24, 2018, 02:40:40 PM
I really love that picture Tony.

An expensive night but sometimes real life over money wins.

Honest to God Phil, I had a lump in my throat, real emosh stuff.

Me too, I was working the event this week and even tho you know it’s a terrible result it’s still nice that you can enjoy the moment instead of it being spoilt.

I’ve got a picture somewhere of  Seve hitting a great shot from off the green late on in one of his Open victories to make a crucial par. What I love about it is every person in the crowd behind him is open mouthed or smiling at the shot he has just hit but Seve, in the middle of them is still in the zone. The amazement/ joyful reactions of the crowd made that moment even better and it felt the same last night.

Tiger made an interesting point about the Gallery in one of his interviews, one which had not previously occurred to me.

In his Tiger Mark 1 days, the galleries clapped him, but now they wave their arms & shout, hoot & holler. And he said that's because these days every one of them has a Smartphone in their hand & you need 2 hands to clap.....


(http://i.imgur.com/QHoy5T4.jpg) (https://imgur.com/QHoy5T4)


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Post by: tikay on October 12, 2018, 08:39:15 AM

British Masters yesterday, Walton Heath

Fleetwood, part of Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team earlier this month, produced a freak shot on the opening day.

The 27-year-old's tee-shot on the par-three 17th finished in a cup holder in a buggy which had been parked to the left of the green.



(http://i.imgur.com/asXrmel.jpg) (https://imgur.com/asXrmel)


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Post by: nirvana on October 12, 2018, 01:54:49 PM
Was flicking around the sports channels the last couple of days and came across a few things where they seem to be making a big effort to enliven golf in some ways and make the players seem interesting.

I admire the incredible skill level of top flight golfers but this is really fighting a losing battle. Golf is fundamentally boring (unless you play) and it's extremely dull and tedious listening to a pro golfer talk about the game and it doesn't matter how much the presenter or pundit laughs and tries to have hilarious bantz with them.

The more they try the narrower the audience I would think. If people don't enjoy the ebb and flow of pro-golf then I doubt they'll get excited by a bunch of bores, being boorish, watching bores trying to land it on a pontoon in a river.



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Post by: 4KSuited on October 12, 2018, 08:26:43 PM
Was flicking around the sports channels the last couple of days and came across a few things where they seem to be making a big effort to enliven golf in some ways and make the players seem interesting.

I admire the incredible skill level of top flight golfers but this is really fighting a losing battle. Golf is fundamentally boring (unless you play) and it's extremely dull and tedious listening to a pro golfer talk about the game and it doesn't matter how much the presenter or pundit laughs and tries to have hilarious bantz with them.

The more they try the narrower the audience I would think. If people don't enjoy the ebb and flow of pro-golf then I doubt they'll get excited by a bunch of bores, being boorish, watching bores trying to land it on a pontoon in a river.



A little harsh, sir.

Have you been at the 19th for a couple of hours?


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Post by: nirvana on October 13, 2018, 03:56:24 AM
Was flicking around the sports channels the last couple of days and came across a few things where they seem to be making a big effort to enliven golf in some ways and make the players seem interesting.

I admire the incredible skill level of top flight golfers but this is really fighting a losing battle. Golf is fundamentally boring (unless you play) and it's extremely dull and tedious listening to a pro golfer talk about the game and it doesn't matter how much the presenter or pundit laughs and tries to have hilarious bantz with them.

The more they try the narrower the audience I would think. If people don't enjoy the ebb and flow of pro-golf then I doubt they'll get excited by a bunch of bores, being boorish, watching bores trying to land it on a pontoon in a river.



A little harsh, sir.

Have you been at the 19th for a couple of hours?

Haha, pre-drinks, not quite sure now why it wound me up so much


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Post by: BigAdz on October 21, 2018, 12:13:59 PM
Watching the Euro golf and was shocked to see the once potentially top class Bernt Cheesberger looks like having to go back to tour school.

Not sure if he is/has been injured, but either way shows how brutal it can be at the top level when you have a bad season or two.

Other familiar names battling too, very surprising.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on October 21, 2018, 12:19:13 PM
Watching the Euro golf and was shocked to see the once potentially top class Bernt Cheesberger looks like having to go back to tour school.

Not sure if he is/has been injured, but either way shows how brutal it can be at the top level when you have a bad season or two.

Other familiar names battling too, very surprising.

Yeah agreed, it’s not that long ago he was standout most weeks in the 33/1 range. It’s Lucas now, were you on?


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Post by: BigAdz on October 21, 2018, 01:44:50 PM
Watching the Euro golf and was shocked to see the once potentially top class Bernt Cheesberger looks like having to go back to tour school.

Not sure if he is/has been injured, but either way shows how brutal it can be at the top level when you have a bad season or two.

Other familiar names battling too, very surprising.

Yeah agreed, it’s not that long ago he was standout most weeks in the 33/1 range. It’s Lucas now, were you on?

Indeedy. My golf betting consists of a couple of weekly cliffs either side of the Atlantic, plus a weekly form choice or two.

The cliffs are

Beergarden. Van Rooyen over here this year

Hossler/Burgoon and Ancer from mid season on PGA

All look to be players of the future and hoping 1 or 2 catch in the next few months before their ever increasing consistency is reflected in the price. Despite a couple of nice ew tickles, Lucas has kept me afloat this golf season


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Post by: Karabiner on October 24, 2018, 06:48:02 PM
Always nice when your cliff-players win.

I'm a big fan of the talented youngster Angel Yin who blew up from a promising position one off the lead going into the final round last week.

I'm taking her to make up for that this week in Taiwan - 100/1 EW 1-5 looks tasty to me.


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Post by: BigAdz on November 02, 2018, 07:55:59 AM
It didnt look overly changeable. However, if ever there was a first day bias it must have been yesterday in Turkey. All the early starters today are in the bottom half of the field. Most unusual.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on November 02, 2018, 08:59:38 AM
It didnt look overly changeable. However, if ever there was a first day bias it must have been yesterday in Turkey. All the early starters today are in the bottom half of the field. Most unusual.

It’s just a format change. They’re playing the usual weekend format (leaders out last) from today.


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Post by: BigAdz on November 02, 2018, 11:26:22 AM
It didnt look overly changeable. However, if ever there was a first day bias it must have been yesterday in Turkey. All the early starters today are in the bottom half of the field. Most unusual.

It’s just a format change. They’re playing the usual weekend format (leaders out last) from today.


Ah. Stand corrected.

Had to say, didnt notice it the play yesterday. Cheers


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Post by: tikay on November 12, 2018, 09:56:13 AM
The caddie of the winner of a Tour event usually gets a high-five, a slap on the back, or even a hug from his player, but rarely a kiss.

Lee Westwood had his girlfriend on his bag yesterday, & somehow conjured a miraculous win after shooting low on the final round & outpacing Garcia &   Oosthuizen in the process.

It was his first European Tour win in 4 years, & he was pretty emotional afterwards.

Delighted for him.


(http://i.imgur.com/jpm7EvW.jpg) (https://imgur.com/jpm7EvW)



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Post by: RED-DOG on November 12, 2018, 12:33:36 PM
The caddie of the winner of a Tour event usually gets a high-five, a slap on the back, or even a hug from his player, but rarely a kiss.

Lee Westwood had his girlfriend on his bag yesterday, & somehow conjured a miraculous win after shooting low on the final round & outpacing Garcia &   Oosthuizen in the process.

It was his first European Tour win in 4 years, & he was pretty emotional afterwards.

Delighted for him.


(http://i.imgur.com/jpm7EvW.jpg) (https://imgur.com/jpm7EvW)



Reminds me of is a seaside village near Bideford in Devon.


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Post by: tikay on November 12, 2018, 12:53:05 PM
The caddie of the winner of a Tour event usually gets a high-five, a slap on the back, or even a hug from his player, but rarely a kiss.

Lee Westwood had his girlfriend on his bag yesterday, & somehow conjured a miraculous win after shooting low on the final round & outpacing Garcia &   Oosthuizen in the process.

It was his first European Tour win in 4 years, & he was pretty emotional afterwards.

Delighted for him.


(http://i.imgur.com/jpm7EvW.jpg) (https://imgur.com/jpm7EvW)



Reminds me of is a seaside village near Bideford in Devon.

Took me a while, but I got there eventually.


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Post by: Marky147 on November 12, 2018, 05:54:59 PM
Steve Palmer from the RP has been having it right off the last few months!



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Post by: BigAdz on November 13, 2018, 10:25:44 AM
Steve Palmer from the RP has been having it right off the last few months!




You best start telling us who he has put up......Before the event would help.....


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Post by: Marky147 on November 13, 2018, 11:13:50 AM
Steve Palmer from the RP has been having it right off the last few months!


You best start telling us who he has put up......Before the event would help.....

I know he is a big fan of your faves, the cross doubles ;D

I've not been doing them myself, and only came across his thread on B/F after listening to the podcast last week.


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Post by: Jamier-Host on November 13, 2018, 12:44:03 PM
He tipped up Westwood right?


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Post by: Marky147 on November 13, 2018, 01:29:13 PM
He tipped up Westwood right?

Yeah, and a few others there.

Also had that Richy Werenski ~ 200/1 in the other comp, too.


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Post by: Marky147 on November 13, 2018, 01:30:57 PM
Nedbank

Kaymer 2.5pt ew 40/1
Oosthuizen 2.5pt ew 16/1
Willett 2pt ew 33/1
Westwood 1.5pt ew 40/1


Mayakoba

Ancer 2pt ew 40/1
Grillo 2pt ew 22/1
S w Kim 1.5pt ew 33/1
Werenski.5pt ew 200/1

That's who he backed last week.


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Post by: BigAdz on November 13, 2018, 04:45:09 PM
Nedbank

Kaymer 2.5pt ew 40/1
Oosthuizen 2.5pt ew 16/1
Willett 2pt ew 33/1
Westwood 1.5pt ew 40/1


Mayakoba

Ancer 2pt ew 40/1
Grillo 2pt ew 22/1
S w Kim 1.5pt ew 33/1
Werenski.5pt ew 200/1

That's who he backed last week.

Impressive.



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Post by: Marky147 on November 13, 2018, 04:47:14 PM
Think he has about as much willpower as Tikay in the cake shop, and sprays it about on random stuff through the weekends, too :D


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Post by: Teacake on November 13, 2018, 07:10:28 PM
In the last 4 weeks he's put up Shaufelle, winner @ 66/1 in the HSBC, Garcia winner In Andalusia @ 9/2 and Li @ 22/1 who lost in a playoff to Rose in the Turkish Airlines then Westwood at the weekend @ 40/1.



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Post by: Marky147 on November 13, 2018, 10:34:18 PM
In the last 4 weeks he's put up Shaufelle, winner @ 66/1 in the HSBC, Garcia winner In Andalusia @ 9/2 and Li @ 22/1 who lost in a playoff to Rose in the Turkish Airlines then Westwood at the weekend @ 40/1.


Some run!


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Post by: Marky147 on November 14, 2018, 12:56:41 PM
Dubai

Rahm 3.5pt ew 12/1
Olesen 2pt ew 25/1
Kaymer 1pt ew 60/1
Pieters 1pt ew 55/1
Fisher 1pt ew 40/1



RSM

Simpson 4pt ew 10/1
C t pan 2pt ew 25/1
Cook 1.5pt ew 33/1



Australian

Smith 4pt ew 8/1
Davies 2pt ew 22/1
Endycott 1pt ew 100/1


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Post by: Teacake on November 14, 2018, 02:18:08 PM
He's only gone for half a face spitter this weekend, £400 ew treble on Rahm, Simpson and Smith for half a mill  :D


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Post by: Marky147 on November 14, 2018, 02:40:35 PM
He's only gone for half a face spitter this weekend, £400 ew treble on Rahm, Simpson and Smith for half a mill  :D

Gives me something to sweat :D


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Post by: Teacake on November 14, 2018, 03:35:49 PM
He's only gone for half a face spitter this weekend, £400 ew treble on Rahm, Simpson and Smith for half a mill  :D

Gives me something to sweat :D

I've taken the nit approach and went for the ew Trixie although I do have all kinds of cross doubles as well :)


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Post by: Marky147 on November 14, 2018, 03:39:44 PM
He's only gone for half a face spitter this weekend, £400 ew treble on Rahm, Simpson and Smith for half a mill  :D

Gives me something to sweat :D

I've taken the nit approach and went for the ew Trixie although I do have all kinds of cross doubles as well :)

Haha, GLGL!


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Post by: BigAdz on November 18, 2018, 06:29:40 PM
Watching the Euro golf and was shocked to see the once potentially top class Bernt Cheesberger looks like having to go back to tour school.

Not sure if he is/has been injured, but either way shows how brutal it can be at the top level when you have a bad season or two.

Other familiar names battling too, very surprising.

Yeah agreed, it’s not that long ago he was standout most weeks in the 33/1 range. It’s Lucas now, were you on?

Indeedy. My golf betting consists of a couple of weekly cliffs either side of the Atlantic, plus a weekly form choice or two.

The cliffs are

Beergarden. Van Rooyen over here this year

Hossler/Burgoon and Ancer from mid season on PGA

All look to be players of the future and hoping 1 or 2 catch in the next few months before their ever increasing consistency is reflected in the price. Despite a couple of nice ew tickles, Lucas has kept me afloat this golf season


Good to see my boy Abraham had the ancers in The Ozzie Open.

Welcome to the big time...ish....my boy.


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Post by: BigAdz on November 23, 2018, 07:43:40 AM
The mighty Lucas Beergarden is becoming quite a player but so frustrating at the same time.

Week after week he starts so slowly and gradually climbs his way up the leaderboard.

Not sure if he takes some time to adjust, or just doesn't do the requisite homework, but being a player on him each week, well its not even a roller coaster. He is like a Jaimie Spencer ride, just drops out the back and slowly comes through, and sometimes you just feel he should have laid up better at the start..


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Post by: kukushkin88 on November 23, 2018, 09:34:34 AM
The mighty Lucas Beergarden is becoming quite a player but so frustrating at the same time.

Week after week he starts so slowly and gradually climbs his way up the leaderboard.

Not sure if he takes some time to adjust, or just doesn't do the requisite homework, but being a player on him each week, well its not even a roller coaster. He is like a Jaimie Spencer ride, just drops out the back and slowly comes through, and sometimes you just feel he should have laid up better at the start..

He’s definitely a studier and has an excellent and experienced caddy. I’m not sure he’s a slow starter, might just be variance with a bit of observer error thrown in.


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Post by: BigAdz on November 23, 2018, 03:29:08 PM
The mighty Lucas Beergarden is becoming quite a player but so frustrating at the same time.

PWeek after week he starts so slowly and gradually climbs his way up the leaderboard.

Not sure if he takes some time to adjust, or just doesn't do the requisite homework, but being a player on him each week, well its not even a roller coaster. He is like a Jaimie Spencer ride, just drops out the back and slowly comes through, and sometimes you just feel he should have laid up better at the start..

He’s definitely a studier and has an excellent and experienced caddy. I’m not sure he’s a slow starter, might just be variance with a bit of observer error thrown in.


Observer error?

You talk some shite sometimes. But it doesn't surprise me as you seem full of your own self importance on every subject.

Look at his last couple of months results and how he has fared most weeks. He starts poorly and improves.

As a confirmed stat man, check your numbers before you start telling people they dont know what they are talking about.....

Happy to shoot the breeze about stuff, but dont wrap up a blatant "you dont know what you're talking about" without actually knowing yourself.

Many thanks.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on November 24, 2018, 10:08:10 AM
The mighty Lucas Beergarden is becoming quite a player but so frustrating at the same time.

PWeek after week he starts so slowly and gradually climbs his way up the leaderboard.

Not sure if he takes some time to adjust, or just doesn't do the requisite homework, but being a player on him each week, well its not even a roller coaster. He is like a Jaimie Spencer ride, just drops out the back and slowly comes through, and sometimes you just feel he should have laid up better at the start..

He’s definitely a studier and has an excellent and experienced caddy. I’m not sure he’s a slow starter, might just be variance with a bit of observer error thrown in.


Observer error?

You talk some shite sometimes. But it doesn't surprise me as you seem full of your own self importance on every subject.

Look at his last couple of months results and how he has fared most weeks. He starts poorly and improves.

As a confirmed stat man, check your numbers before you start telling people they dont know what they are talking about.....

Happy to shoot the breeze about stuff, but dont wrap up a blatant "you dont know what you're talking about" without actually knowing yourself.

Many thanks.

I do feel bad when you get upset with stuff like this. Observer error is just part of all of our lives every day. I reckon you’re probably wrong about him being a particularly slow starter. It’s quite a big job to properly analyse it. He’s done OK as FRL in the last two years, both to a £1 level stake and when backed more selectively ;-).


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Post by: BigAdz on November 24, 2018, 03:41:23 PM
As I said, until you have looked at it and noticed it week on week, as I had, then maybe best to do your homework rather than make grandiose statements.. I did say it was also the last few months, so not so much analysis if you are really that bothered about proving your point.

Never worry about upsetting me, that's half the fun. ;)


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Post by: kukushkin88 on November 24, 2018, 03:55:56 PM
As I said, until you have looked at it and noticed it week on week, as I had, then maybe best to do your homework rather than make grandiose statements.. I did say it was also the last few months, so not so much analysis if you are really that bothered about proving your point.

Never worry about upsetting me, that's half the fun. ;)

I do watch watching him fairly closely every week. Grandiose? :-)


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Post by: BigAdz on November 24, 2018, 08:32:07 PM
Grandiose-pompous/know it all...... 


Dunhill    70  65  71  67

W Heath  74  67  72  73

China      77  74  79  74

Turkey    70  67  66  67

Sun City  75  70  75  65

Dubai      76  71  66  73

Hong King 73  68 68


Worst round nearly always first....Dunhill was 3 different courses, so hard to be too conclusive there..

Clearly not any perfect lines, but you get the point.....or maybe you just dont?!!


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Post by: kukushkin88 on November 25, 2018, 12:35:02 AM
Grandiose-pompous/know it all...... 


Dunhill    70  65  71  67

W Heath  74  67  72  73

China      77  74  79  74

Turkey    70  67  66  67

Sun City  75  70  75  65

Dubai      76  71  66  73

Hong King 73  68 68


Worst round nearly always first....Dunhill was 3 different courses, so hard to be too conclusive there..

Clearly not any perfect lines, but you get the point.....or maybe you just dont?!!

Thanks for putting up the numbers, it’s a very small sample. I don’t think there’s anything to it other than variance. If there is, it could be the ‘Rahm Effect’, he’s playing lots of these courses for the first time, perhaps he learns as he goes, something that Rahm definitely did first season on tour.


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Post by: BigAdz on November 25, 2018, 07:06:11 AM
I will let you prove me wrong this time, as I am pretty sure you are wrong again. In that I suspect he has played the majority of the courses before having been on tour a few years now.

Anyway, back to the original point and good old Lucas finished with his best round of the week in Hong Kong this morning, just to add to the variance like..... ;cheerleader; :D


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Post by: kukushkin88 on November 25, 2018, 07:13:21 AM
I will let you prove me wrong this time, as I am pretty sure you are wrong again. In that I suspect he has played the majority of the courses before having been on tour a few years now.

Anyway, back to the original point and good old Lucas finished with his best round of the week in Hong Kong this morning, just to add to the variance like..... ;cheerleader; :D

Good morning,

Pretty much a 2nd tier pro until the Golf Sixes win. Kind of funny, it feels like we’re arguing over who is the bigger Lucas fan.


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Post by: TightEnd on November 25, 2018, 09:27:37 AM
What every Masters champion wore on Sunday


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Post by: BigAdz on December 20, 2018, 04:02:26 PM
Just watched the Father and Son event held in Orlando.

Jack played in it and he still putts as well as anyone out there. Worth a watch.

Incredible scenes


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Post by: Karabiner on January 10, 2019, 11:52:07 AM
I'm not a fan of this wrap-around nonsense unless playing PLO so for me the US tour officially starts this week with the full-field Sony Open at Waialae GC in Hawaii.

If the winds are going to be light as is forecast then it is likely to become a bit of a putting contest with a winning score of 20+under par.

Bryson DeChambeau looks a bit skinny @11/1, but 17 on betty's win market looks okay as he was putting like God last week.

I've also gone with Cameron Smith @36, and will be on Kuuuuuch if I get matched @50.


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Post by: Karabiner on January 10, 2019, 03:37:29 PM
Dabbles on Jimmy Walker@100 and Sam Burns @300 added to the aforementioned musketeers.

GL to all who play.


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Post by: Marky147 on January 10, 2019, 04:37:51 PM
Haven't done anything at all this week, but gl all!


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Post by: rinswun on January 10, 2019, 05:51:03 PM
Spieth and Burns for me plus speculative wagers of English and Swafford finishing something at a course they like.

Got four match bets too:

Smith > Casey
Harman > Poulter
Kuchar > Matsuyama
Si-Woo Kim > Bradley


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Post by: Karabiner on January 11, 2019, 07:18:08 PM
If you had backed Kuuuuch @50 and you had the opportunity to lay a bit/lot/all off @~7/4 after less than 27 holes, what would you do?

Asking for a friend..


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Post by: rinswun on January 11, 2019, 07:28:11 PM
given his strike rate it'd make sense!


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Post by: BigAdz on January 11, 2019, 07:41:23 PM
given his strike rate it'd make sense!

I backed him too but only at 40s.

If you have him on Betty anyway, its a no brainer...Lay Lay Lay


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Post by: Karabiner on January 11, 2019, 08:19:23 PM
Done some @2.7 lovely greenroll now :)


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Post by: Karabiner on January 11, 2019, 08:30:07 PM
Welcome aboard Adzy old chap - he's leading by 3  ;cheerleader;


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Post by: horseplayer on January 11, 2019, 08:48:06 PM
If you had backed Kuuuuch @50 and you had the opportunity to lay a bit/lot/all off @~7/4 after less than 27 holes, what would you do?

Asking for a friend..

keep the bet if he bet him to win lay him if he backed him to trade



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Post by: BigAdz on January 11, 2019, 08:59:02 PM
I love the guy, but hes a bottler.

If you can freeroll at 6/4 is when you have 50-1 its madness not to, regardless of what the value boys say.

If he was a bold front runner, sure, let it run, but circs, circs circs....


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Post by: Karabiner on January 11, 2019, 09:11:57 PM
My err friend just covered his outlay on the tourney plus a very small profit and is sticking with him and his current 4-shot lead for now.

I disagree about him being a bottler and suggest he simply has not won as often as he maybe should have due being an accumulator of $$$ rather than a serial winner.


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Post by: BigAdz on January 11, 2019, 09:18:41 PM
My err friend just covered his outlay on the tourney plus a very small profit and is sticking with him and his current 4-shot lead for now.

I disagree about him being a bottler and suggest he simply has not won as often as he maybe should have due being an accumulator of $$$ rather than a serial winner.


Then you are a bottler and shouldn't have laid him! :D


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Post by: Karabiner on January 11, 2019, 09:33:58 PM
My err friend just covered his outlay on the tourney plus a very small profit and is sticking with him and his current 4-shot lead for now.

I disagree about him being a bottler and suggest he simply has not won as often as he maybe should have due being an accumulator of $$$ rather than a serial winner.


Then you are a bottler and shouldn't have laid him! :D

That's just another of your daft attempts at point-scoring Adzy old chap.

When one bets solely in the betty win market it's always fine to save a few quid in lieu of an EW place bet.





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Post by: BigAdz on January 13, 2019, 07:43:16 PM
I love the guy, but hes a bottler.

If you can freeroll at 6/4 is when you have 50-1 its madness not to, regardless of what the value boys say.

If he was a bold front runner, sure, let it run, but circs, circs circs....


Let's hope I'm wrong.

Good luck Ralph.


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Post by: Karabiner on January 13, 2019, 07:59:27 PM
I love the guy, but hes a bottler.

If you can freeroll at 6/4 is when you have 50-1 its madness not to, regardless of what the value boys say.

If he was a bold front runner, sure, let it run, but circs, circs circs....


Let's hope I'm wrong.

Good luck Ralph.

Whatever happens tonight you clearly are wrong.

He's won three out of the four times he's held the lead going into the final round.



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Post by: Karabiner on January 13, 2019, 08:42:08 PM
PS However much I don't think someone is a bottler 1.35 is hard to refuse if it takes luck out of the equation.


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Post by: horseplayer on January 13, 2019, 09:25:47 PM
gd lk Ralph

The result tonight wont determine whether laying back was right or wrong will all be factored in especially a player with as many starts as Kuchar


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Post by: rinswun on January 13, 2019, 11:06:33 PM
I love the guy, but hes a bottler.

If you can freeroll at 6/4 is when you have 50-1 its madness not to, regardless of what the value boys say.

If he was a bold front runner, sure, let it run, but circs, circs circs....


Let's hope I'm wrong.

Good luck Ralph.

Whatever happens tonight you clearly are wrong.

He's won three out of the four times he's held the lead going into the final round.



3/7 according to a post I saw on Twitter


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Post by: Karabiner on January 13, 2019, 11:36:32 PM
I love the guy, but hes a bottler.

If you can freeroll at 6/4 is when you have 50-1 its madness not to, regardless of what the value boys say.

If he was a bold front runner, sure, let it run, but circs, circs circs....


Let's hope I'm wrong.

Good luck Ralph.

Whatever happens tonight you clearly are wrong.

He's won three out of the four times he's held the lead going into the final round.



3/7 according to a post I saw on Twitter

That's correct, I must have misheard yesterday.

He just hit a worryingly ugly putt on the 4th..


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Post by: rinswun on January 13, 2019, 11:51:14 PM
Did you see the story about him only paying the local caddy $3k after he won at Mayakoba at the end of last year? He’s come out and denied it in a very non-convincing way. Wonder if that’s distracted him.


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Post by: BigAdz on January 14, 2019, 08:25:48 AM
I love the guy, but hes a bottler.

If you can freeroll at 6/4 is when you have 50-1 its madness not to, regardless of what the value boys say.

If he was a bold front runner, sure, let it run, but circs, circs circs....


Let's hope I'm wrong.

Good luck Ralph.

Whatever happens tonight you clearly are wrong.

He's won three out of the four times he's held the lead going into the final round.



3/7 according to a post I saw on Twitter



Well , despite clearly making up stats, Ralph got the bet home, Oi Oi.

Maybe Matt read the stats, and it gave him renewed confidence.

Good to see him get the job done and us all to have a tidy winner


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Post by: rinswun on January 14, 2019, 08:37:03 AM
Well done all. Winners all round with Swafford getting a full ew payout at 175s!


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Post by: horseplayer on January 14, 2019, 10:31:11 AM
w done ralph


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Post by: Karabiner on January 14, 2019, 10:49:15 AM
Thanks John.

Good shot with Swafford too Ollie.

Confirmed non-bottler although certainly wobbled a little at the start.

Oi Oi


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Post by: Marky147 on January 14, 2019, 12:32:28 PM
Well done, chaps!


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Post by: Karabiner on January 15, 2019, 11:52:20 PM
Brooks Koepka @14, Matt Wallace @42, and Andrea Pavan @140 are my hit squad for Operation Abu Dhabi this week.

Hoping the hand stays hot, GL all players.


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Post by: BigAdz on January 17, 2019, 10:06:52 PM
Phil -10 after 14. Could be something special about to happen......


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Post by: BigAdz on January 21, 2019, 08:48:02 PM
Incred to see Jordy priced up at 40-1 for the Farmers this week.

A mighty fall or overpriced?


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Post by: rinswun on January 21, 2019, 09:34:23 PM
I’ve been one of those backing him weekly on the basis that the price is too big. However, the reality is that he’s just been playing crap. There’s not really even been a sign that he might click back into gear. No top 10s since the Masters.


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Post by: BigAdz on January 21, 2019, 09:54:05 PM
I’ve been one of those backing him weekly on the basis that the price is too big. However, the reality is that he’s just been playing crap. There’s not really even been a sign that he might click back into gear. No top 10s since the Masters.


No all very poor.

Is he back to short putting with his eyes on the hole yet?


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Post by: Karabiner on January 22, 2019, 12:20:42 PM
Just had an e-mail informing me that there's a piece on tonight's One Show(BBC1 7pm) about Wollaton Park GC with our assistant head greenkeeper Rob appearing live.

In case anyone else is interested.


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Post by: tikay on January 22, 2019, 12:22:42 PM

Ha, will definitely have a look at that.


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Post by: Karabiner on January 22, 2019, 07:31:01 PM
After watching the whole 30 minutes of the one show and feeling like sticking needles in my eyes for most of it I discover that the WPGC piece is tomorrow.

 ;tk; :blonde:


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Post by: tikay on January 22, 2019, 08:04:09 PM



I'm pokering, so I taped it. At least I won't need to watch it now only to find it was not on. :)


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Post by: Karabiner on January 23, 2019, 11:35:27 AM
I've gone for Thomas Pieters(36) and Matt Wallace(42) in Dubai, and Tony Finau(22/1ew1-7) and Cam Smith(65) at Torrey pines.

GL to all players.


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Post by: Tal on January 23, 2019, 01:05:06 PM



I'm pokering, so I taped it. At least I won't need to watch it now only to find it was not on. :)

I still say this, too.


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Post by: Karabiner on January 27, 2019, 01:51:11 PM
Matt Wallace - ran on well to claim 2nd place near line, no chance with clear winner.

Still got a chance of collecting 1-7 place money with big Tony if he manages to fire up the after-burners.


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Post by: Marky147 on January 27, 2019, 03:33:32 PM
Good luck golf punterers!


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Post by: Karabiner on January 28, 2019, 06:15:50 PM
There's a great deal of clambering for the moral high ground with regards to the upcoming European Tour event in Saudi Arabia.

Should some of the world's finest golfers play a tourney hosted by a despotic regime which recently chopped up a journalist who wrote negative articles about the ruling family, and funds a sadistic war against Yemen, quite apart from practising the barbaric centuries-old Sharia Law on the public and it's attitude towards women?

Or should they simply turn up, smile, and accept the lavish prize-money money and hospitality in the same way that our government does by selling them arms?

Several have turned down the invitation to attend including Tiger Woods who I read was offered $2M just to turn up.


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Post by: Marky147 on January 28, 2019, 07:22:55 PM
That's like me turning down a score.


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Post by: Karabiner on January 28, 2019, 08:50:52 PM
That's like me turning down a score.

He played last week and has his whole season more or less mapped out, but his PR team couldn't resist giving him a little positive spin I'm sure.

That's what I mean about posturing for the moral high-ground - even Paul Casey's trying to get in on the act.


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Post by: tikay on January 29, 2019, 10:22:06 AM
That's like me turning down a score.

He played last week and has his whole season more or less mapped out, but his PR team couldn't resist giving him a little positive spin I'm sure.

That's what I mean about posturing for the moral high-ground - even Paul Casey's trying to get in on the act.

I was quite amused by the line Poulter took.......


"I'm probably not the most educated man in the world to sit down and have a discussion about politics," Ian Poulter told BBC Sport.

"I tend to err on the other side and try not to go too deep into that because my IQ is not great."




 


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Post by: Karabiner on January 30, 2019, 11:51:15 AM
Interesting blog here on playing this week's event in Saudi Arabia from European tour player Eddie Peperell:

https://eddiepepperell.wordpress.com/


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Post by: doubleup on February 01, 2019, 08:46:45 PM

Seems like Justin Rose's strategy was to take the appearance money and gtfo asap.


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Post by: tikay on February 01, 2019, 09:28:01 PM

Seems like Justin Rose's strategy was to take the appearance money and gtfo asap.

:)

Fair to say, he rarely misses the cut these days, but he was all over the shop today.


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Post by: BigAdz on February 02, 2019, 09:30:11 AM
Gonna be he'll of a weekend in the Wasted.

The crowd are mental and struggling to stay focussed after two rounds. Could turn real messy with the besties hammering it out at the front.

Could help Kooch sneak in for back to backs.


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Post by: rinswun on February 02, 2019, 01:14:46 PM
Mullinax pls! (Or JT)


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Post by: BigAdz on February 02, 2019, 02:00:59 PM
Mullinax pls! (Or JT)

That would make me very happy after Ben Coley put him up!


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Post by: Karabiner on February 02, 2019, 05:18:05 PM
Mullinax pls! (Or JT)

That would make me very happy after Ben Coley put him up!

You must lay out a fortune each week if you bet on every one of Coley's, Palmer's, and Chapman's selections as well as all of your own "cliff" players on both tours.


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Post by: BigAdz on February 02, 2019, 06:10:57 PM
Mullinax pls! (Or JT)

That would make me very happy after Ben Coley put him up!

You must lay out a fortune each week if you bet on every one of Coley's, Palmer's, and Chapman's selections as well as all of your own "cliff" players on both tours.

Don't back Palmer.

And yes, I do!!!

But I have fun!


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Post by: tikay on February 03, 2019, 10:40:07 AM


Sergio disqualified after deliberately damaging greens.

This is something I've never previously heard of, seems he's in hot water big time.


https://www.skysports.com/golf/news/12176/11626033/sergio-garcia-disqualified-from-saudi-international-for-damaging-greens


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Post by: Karabiner on February 07, 2019, 02:55:22 PM
I've gone small on Sang-Moon Bae @200/1 ew, and Matt Fitzpatrick @75 in the celeb pro-am at Pebble Beach this week.

It's worth following closely as it's the venue for this year's US Open in June.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 14, 2019, 11:31:47 AM
Anyone betting on The Genesis Open at Riviera this week?

I'm on Schauffele and Thomas @28/1ew and 14/1 respectively, and of course the mandatory dabble on Mad Kevin Na @280.


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Post by: tikay on February 14, 2019, 11:52:57 AM
Anyone betting on The Genesis Open at Riviera this week?

I'm on Schauffele and Thomas @28/1ew and 14/1 respectively, and of course the mandatory dabble on Mad Kevin Na @280.

Yes, I've had a few optimistic EW dabbles (7 places), just players I like to follow really;

Speith @ 25/1

Matsuyama @ 25/1

Dechambeau @ 14/1

Fleetwood @ 40/1

Aaron Wise @ 110/1



The main TV coverage is from 7pm on Sky Sports, but "Featured Groups", which is usually the USA TV feed, so without Miss Shriek & Co, starts at 2.30pm, & is generally much better to watch.


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Post by: rinswun on February 14, 2019, 12:59:48 PM
Anyone betting on The Genesis Open at Riviera this week?

I'm on Schauffele and Thomas @28/1ew and 14/1 respectively, and of course the mandatory dabble on Mad Kevin Na @280.

The Tour is saying Kevin Na didn’t register despite the fact he’s listed in the field and has been given a tee-time! Very odd situation.

Bryson, Scott and Smith for me. Could be very stop/start with bad weather expected.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 15, 2019, 05:42:51 PM
Anyone betting on The Genesis Open at Riviera this week?

I'm on Schauffele and Thomas @28/1ew and 14/1 respectively, and of course the mandatory dabble on Mad Kevin Na @280.

The Tour is saying Kevin Na didn’t register despite the fact he’s listed in the field and has been given a tee-time! Very odd situation.

Bryson, Scott and Smith for me. Could be very stop/start with bad weather expected.

Kevin Na is alive and well and even par after one hole.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 17, 2019, 04:36:15 PM
I've greened out on JT @1.7 for around 20% of my action which feels right to me.

There are still more than 27 holes to play after all.

Thoughts on whether that is correct?


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Post by: BigAdz on February 17, 2019, 06:12:24 PM
I've greened out on JT @1.7 for around 20% of my action which feels right to me.

There are still more than 27 holes to play after all.

Thoughts on whether that is correct?

I would always be happy to freefall in this situation but I guess the pros would rather lose the lost ;)


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Post by: BigAdz on February 17, 2019, 07:42:12 PM
I've greened out on JT @1.7 for around 20% of my action which feels right to me.

There are still more than 27 holes to play after all.

Thoughts on whether that is correct?

I would always be happy to freefall in this situation but I guess the pros would rather lose the lost ;)


Freeroll and lot. ;D


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Post by: apezmonkeyz on February 17, 2019, 08:26:54 PM
From a complete amateurs perspective i like the freeroll. nothing worse than thinking you have it in the bag and then losing the lot. But i know nothing about what the pro's would do.

Also it wont surprise me if there are a few wayward shots later with so much golf being played in the day. I think JB may get closer, and he showed he can go low with an opening 63.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on February 17, 2019, 08:38:47 PM

There are only two factors, so we should get the decision right quite a lot. What do we think of the current price? If we had no money invested are we a backer or a layer, the money we already have in doesn’t matter, provided we are appropriately staked for our bankroll. Price/exposure, easy call if we are a good judge of the correct price. He’s too short right now imo.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 17, 2019, 08:50:35 PM

There are only two factors, so we should get the decision right quite a lot. What do we think of the current price? If we had no money invested are we a backer or a layer, the money we already have in doesn’t matter, provided we are appropriately staked for our bankroll. Price/exposure, easy call if we are a good judge of the correct price. He’s too short right now imo.

That was pretty much it, I thought 1.7 was a bit short with 29 holes left to play so I covered my stakes and took a guaranteed small profit on the event.

I didn't think it was far enough out of line to completely reverse my position.


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Post by: tikay on February 17, 2019, 11:33:56 PM

What an extraordinary final round this is.


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Post by: tikay on February 17, 2019, 11:35:35 PM

And just as I type that, Rory holes out from the bunker to get to 2 behind.


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on February 17, 2019, 11:45:59 PM
This is fantastic watching


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Post by: tikay on February 18, 2019, 12:38:09 AM

Jeez, how slow is J B Holmes?


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Post by: rinswun on February 18, 2019, 12:43:09 AM
This is fantastic watching

Disagree. JB Holmes ruins any coverage.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 18, 2019, 12:52:55 AM
Holmes did something similar last year and ruined Alex Noren's chance of winning.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 20, 2019, 06:46:09 PM
In the LPGA Thailand starting at 11pm tonight I think Angel Yin is a cracking bet @100/1ew, I've also thrown a small dart at Eun Hi-Ji @60.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 21, 2019, 05:23:03 PM
Schauffele, Wallace, and Grace are my three amigos in Mexico this week.


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Post by: Marky147 on February 21, 2019, 05:32:19 PM
Good luck, Ralph!

I'm sure Tikay has a dozen arrows, he's a degen ;D


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Post by: tikay on February 21, 2019, 05:33:27 PM
Good luck, Ralph!

I'm sure Tikay has a dozen arrows, he's a degen ;D

Not yet, but seeing Ralph's tips has reminded me.


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Post by: tikay on February 21, 2019, 05:39:17 PM

One thing that was puzzling me om this one was the "thin" atmosphere, meaning the ball travels much further.

Does this favour the longer hitters, the shorter guys, or neither?


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Post by: tikay on February 21, 2019, 05:42:58 PM

De Chambeau

Fleetwood

Woods

Matsuyama

Wise.


Had to drop Speith from my Team, replaced him with Woods, might not be the brightest move.


BetFred would not allow me to bet EW on the 2 longest priced ones.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 21, 2019, 05:43:34 PM

One thing that was puzzling me om this one was the "thin" atmosphere, meaning the ball travels much further.

Does this favour the longer hitters, the shorter guys, or neither?

Someone suggested players who had done well at Crans in the Swiss Alps might prosper but I've just gone for guys whom I consider overpriced.


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Post by: tikay on February 22, 2019, 10:36:47 PM

Wow at that bunker shot Tiger just conjured up. Extraordinary.


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Post by: Marky147 on February 22, 2019, 11:39:29 PM

Wow at that bunker shot Tiger just conjured up. Extraordinary.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDODsQPrN0E


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Post by: tikay on February 24, 2019, 07:47:00 PM

Both Dustin and Rory stretching the rule book to its very limit.


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Post by: Doobs on February 24, 2019, 07:55:12 PM

De Chambeau

Fleetwood

Woods

Matsuyama

Wise.


Had to drop Speith from my Team, replaced him with Woods, might not be the brightest move.


BetFred would not allow me to bet EW on the 2 longest priced ones.


Almost missed this gem.   They let you take bad each way bets, but not good each way bets?   Were these bets all at once, or one at a time?


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Post by: tikay on February 24, 2019, 08:21:29 PM

De Chambeau

Fleetwood

Woods

Matsuyama

Wise.


Had to drop Speith from my Team, replaced him with Woods, might not be the brightest move.


BetFred would not allow me to bet EW on the 2 longest priced ones.


Almost missed this gem.   They let you take bad each way bets, but not good each way bets?   Were these bets all at once, or one at a time?

Yup.

I placed them all at once.

Looks like they were all bad bets the way it's panning out.....


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Post by: Doobs on February 24, 2019, 08:57:06 PM

De Chambeau

Fleetwood

Woods

Matsuyama

Wise.


Had to drop Speith from my Team, replaced him with Woods, might not be the brightest move.


BetFred would not allow me to bet EW on the 2 longest priced ones.


Almost missed this gem.   They let you take bad each way bets, but not good each way bets?   Were these bets all at once, or one at a time?

Yup.

I placed them all at once.

Looks like they were all bad bets the way it's panning out.....

results orientated.

That seems so bad.  If you have done a spread of each way bets; some bad, some good; surely they should take them all and not select againat you.  So if betfair says De Chambeau place should be 3/1 and not the 5/2 you took, they don't get fussy when you took 8/1 on a 7/1 place on another bet.   If they were one at a time, I could understand it a bit more, as the computer just sees one bet and decides it is bad.  But hey, it is betfred.


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on February 24, 2019, 09:28:46 PM
Absolutly no way Rory should have got a drop earlier. The referee was right was right to question his shot choice.

However I'm not sure DJ was worthy of a drop either, he seemed to manipulate his stance and set up to get closer to the path. I also don't think he'd have been hitting the ball at the angle he set up to either, he was almost hitting it back down the fairway towards the tee box. The referee did not question DJ's shot choice at all.


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Post by: tikay on February 24, 2019, 09:37:46 PM
Absolutly no way Rory should have got a drop earlier. The referee was right was right to question his shot choice.

However I'm not sure DJ was worthy of a drop either, he seemed to manipulate his stance and set up to get closer to the path. I also don't think he'd have been hitting the ball at the angle he set up to either, he was almost hitting it back down the fairway towards the tee box. The referee did not question DJ's shot choice at all.

Agree with all that, neither deserved a drop IMO.

Bit sad to hear the commentators eulogising both players, "they both have great integrity and would never bend the rules". Yuk.


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Post by: doubleup on February 24, 2019, 10:34:33 PM

The standard was set a couple of years ago when Bubba Watson, who was in a bush, was given relief because there was an animal burrow in his way if he chose to hit the ball backwards by striking through the bush.

Given that standard Rory was perfectly entitled to ask for a drop and the referee was not entitled to question his shot choice.



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Post by: buzzharvey22 on February 24, 2019, 10:58:19 PM
Had Rory been a different player who was comfortable putting more pressure on the referee he'd 100% have got that drop. Someone like Mickelson or Garcia would've got a drop there i think.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 27, 2019, 07:27:54 PM
I'm going with Webb Simpson @27, and Matt Wallace @66/1(ew 1-8) in The Honda Classic.

In The LPGA Handa Women's Championship in Malaysia Angel Yin is an autobet @125/1 ew - I'm convinced she's going to win soon.

GL all who play.


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Post by: typhoon13 on February 28, 2019, 01:03:58 PM

Cameron Smith 25/1  1/5 1-8

The Rat 66/1  1/5 1-6


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Post by: Marky147 on February 28, 2019, 02:27:05 PM
No time to rail any golf with the weights just coming out, so good luck, gents!


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Post by: typhoon13 on March 02, 2019, 07:50:21 AM

Over to you Ralph glglgl


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Post by: Karabiner on March 02, 2019, 08:10:49 PM

Over to you Ralph glglgl

They fell in the damn bear-trap unfortunately :(


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Post by: Karabiner on March 03, 2019, 04:13:25 PM
My go-to man Brooks Koepka has been entrusted with the get-out stakes @7/1.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 05, 2019, 05:06:58 PM

I think 100/1 Champ looks more than fair this week. His game sets up well for Bay Hill and the field is on the wean side, with The Players coming up.


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Post by: rinswun on March 06, 2019, 08:39:14 AM
6 or the worlds top 10 and 12 of the top 20? Not sure i’d call it a weak field.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 06, 2019, 08:59:35 AM
6 or the worlds top 10 and 12 of the top 20? Not sure i’d call it a weak field.

OK, cool, I respect your golf views. Feels to me like 40% of the best players missing is enough to make CC interesting at 100/1. He’s currently best priced for The Players at 66/1, all of the WGR top 20 appear to be quoted for that. That will get a bit bigger but I’m happy with my 100/1 for the API.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 06, 2019, 10:03:35 AM
6 or the worlds top 10 and 12 of the top 20? Not sure i’d call it a weak field.

OK, cool, I respect your golf views. Feels to me like 40% of the best players missing is enough to make CC interesting at 100/1. He’s currently best priced for The Players at 66/1, all of the WGR top 20 appear to be quoted for that. That will get a bit bigger but I’m happy with my 100/1 for the API.

Also some of the ones that are missing are ones I have rated to keep on side atm. Rahm, Schauffele, JT. If I’m right about that, the top of the market will be on the short side.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 06, 2019, 12:19:14 PM
A couple of long-priced fancies for me this week at Bay Hill both ew 1/5 1-8: Ben An @80/1 and Matt Wallace @100/1.

Also thrown a small dart at Mad Kevin just in case.


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Post by: typhoon13 on March 06, 2019, 06:28:55 PM

A touch of the Brits for me

Rose 10/1 ew 1/5 1-8

Poults 50/1 ew 1/5 1-8

Rose Poults Fleetwood all top 20  7/1


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Post by: Karabiner on March 06, 2019, 06:53:17 PM
I've added Tyrrell Hatton @66/1 ew 1-8 to my US hit squad, and Andrea Pavan @50/1 ew 1-7 in Qatar.

Really looking forward to Bay Hill as a pre-Chelts distraction and hopefully ammo-booster - excellent course with slick greens and reportedly more severe rough this year.


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Post by: rinswun on March 06, 2019, 09:17:33 PM
6 or the worlds top 10 and 12 of the top 20? Not sure i’d call it a weak field.

OK, cool, I respect your golf views. Feels to me like 40% of the best players missing is enough to make CC interesting at 100/1. He’s currently best priced for The Players at 66/1, all of the WGR top 20 appear to be quoted for that. That will get a bit bigger but I’m happy with my 100/1 for the API.

I wasn’t saying I didn’t feel Champ was a fair price, more just a comment about on the strength of the top of the market.

Champ is an interesting case. Obviously blasted out of the blocks and his length off the tee  is such an extreme weapon. Just seems to me that he hasn’t quite figured the rest of the game out. He’s probably not been helped by being forced into the limelight as he keeps getting put in the featured groups every week. Long term that’s probably great but he’s still learning his craft and he could probably do with being shielded away for a bit.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 07, 2019, 12:35:13 AM
Gone for Day (12/1), Hideki (25/1) and RCB (50/1 ew).

May have a punt on Champ, although his SG on approach and ATG are worrying on a course like this.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 07, 2019, 08:53:19 PM

Didn’t go well for the Champ (already). Good luck with your bets guys.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 07, 2019, 09:07:48 PM
Had a bit on Champ in the end unfortunately. Day retired after 6 as well. RCB gunna bring it home though.


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Post by: BigAdz on March 07, 2019, 09:44:59 PM

Didn’t go well for the Champ (already). Good luck with your bets guys.


Not much luck if they followed you in eh Oracle......


Bit like your view of Mantis eh, if they believed everything you say, they must be completely stoopid...... ;) ;)


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 07, 2019, 09:54:30 PM

Didn’t go well for the Champ (already). Good luck with your bets guys.


Not much luck if they followed you in eh Oracle......


Bit like your view of Mantis eh, if they believed everything you say, they must be completely stoopid...... ;) ;)

Yeah, lying about politics is the same as tipping bets. My record in the latter is just fine (and you know it)


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Post by: Karabiner on March 07, 2019, 10:47:11 PM

Didn’t go well for the Champ (already). Good luck with your bets guys.


Not much luck if they followed you in eh Oracle......


Bit like your view of Mantis eh, if they believed everything you say, they must be completely stoopid...... ;) ;)

That's a very cheap shot Adz and you really should know better.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 09, 2019, 04:37:16 PM
Tyrrell the squirrel on the chaaaaaarrrrge on moving day - -6 through 12 holes and currently T3.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 10, 2019, 09:44:16 AM
A couple of reasonable sweats for this evening, one way or another it's going to be emotional.


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Post by: rinswun on March 10, 2019, 09:48:50 AM
Funny old day yesterday. Such a massive advantage for the early starters. Couldn’t really rule anyone within five shots out at this point.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 10, 2019, 10:05:34 AM
Funny old day yesterday. Such a massive advantage for the early starters. Couldn’t really rule anyone within five shots out at this point.

I think the course was still very playable from the fairway but there is a big premium on driving the ball well.


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Post by: rinswun on March 10, 2019, 10:45:47 AM
Agreed, it looked to me like the greens had dried out massively so it was impossible to get it close unless you were really able to control your spin.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 10, 2019, 10:53:18 AM
What do you reckon the winning score will be?

-10 might feel fairly comfortable sitting in the clubhouse.


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Post by: rinswun on March 10, 2019, 01:48:40 PM
I’d say you’d be in a playoff at worse at -12


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Post by: tikay on March 10, 2019, 02:43:30 PM
I never mentioned it when I got on, so I had to keep schtum on here on Friday night, but I had Fleetwood at a silly price & midway though Friday he was 3 shots clear, eventually he & Bradley were tied, still 3 clear I think. And I'm thinking, happy days, that's Cheltenham paid for. Was feeling pretty pleased with my incred golf punting skills.

I was away working all day yesterday, 6am until 2am non-stop day, up North (Manchester, dreadful place), & never got a moment to check the Saturday scores.

Got up this morning, could barely believe my eyes, Fleetwood had shot a 76 or something like that.

I feel like a sort of Mini Marky.    


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Post by: Karabiner on March 10, 2019, 03:54:47 PM
Little Ricky Fowler -5 through the first seven holes today - almost everyone is in this.

I'd love to see one of my boys blast out the traps like that.

Almost time to strap myself in for the footie rollercoaster ride and then what's left of me for the Bay Hill one.

GL all.


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Post by: apezmonkeyz on March 10, 2019, 05:22:19 PM
Well Karabiner. your on Ben an and hes 3 under thru 6, so youve got your chance. Is he too far behind ?


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Post by: Marky147 on March 10, 2019, 05:43:20 PM
I never mentioned it when I got on, so I had to keep schtum on here on Friday night, but I had Fleetwood at a silly price & midway though Friday he was 3 shots clear, eventually he & Bradley were tied, still 3 clear I think. And I'm thinking, happy days, that's Cheltenham paid for. Was feeling pretty pleased with my incred golf punting skills.

I was away working all day yesterday, 6am until 2am non-stop day, up North (Manchester, dreadful place), & never got a moment to check the Saturday scores.

Got up this morning, could barely believe my eyes, Fleetwood had shot a 76 or something like that.

I feel like a sort of Mini Marky.    

:D


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Post by: rinswun on March 10, 2019, 05:48:32 PM
Little Ricky Fowler -5 through the first seven holes today - almost everyone is in this.

I'd love to see one of my boys blast out the traps like that.

Almost time to strap myself in for the footie rollercoaster ride and then what's left of me for the Bay Hill one.

GL all.

Affectionately known as Big Dick Rick


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Post by: Karabiner on March 10, 2019, 11:15:07 PM
Matt Wallace cost himself a lot of $$$$$ by missing from inside a yard at the last and he also caused me a lot of pain by 3/4ing my place bet grrrr


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 11, 2019, 12:16:04 PM
Shame RCB couldn't carry his approach on 18 by another yard to make it interesting.  Had a little bit ew on Im at 100/1 as well which was nice. Great to see 10/12 UK guys make the cut and 4 in the top 6. Feels like Rory's concentration is lacking a bit. He took 3 wood off the tee at either 15 or 16 I think, asking it to sit in mid air as it carried into the bunker. Seemed a weird club selection when he would have had a sub 200 approach with a 5 wood and he'd have taken the bunker out of play.



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Post by: Karabiner on March 11, 2019, 04:16:29 PM
Well Karabiner. your on Ben an and hes 3 under thru 6, so youve got your chance. Is he too far behind ?


He missed getting placed by one shot :(


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Post by: Karabiner on March 13, 2019, 11:44:08 AM
One final word on Bay Hill and Frankie Molinari's performance is that it was all the more remarkable because he has recently changed equipment to Callaway.

Equipment changes for top golfers can often mean several months of readjustment and tinkering, so it reflects very well on both Frankie and the new Callaway clubs.


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Post by: rinswun on March 13, 2019, 06:31:24 PM
To be fair, it was announced last week but he’d been using callaway as a free agent since the end of 2018 - albeit that’s not a huge amount competitively. Loads of practise though for sure.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 13, 2019, 07:01:50 PM
I'm going for Xander Schauffele, Matt Fitz, BillyHo, Ben An, and Brandon Grace @36,150,140, 150, and 250 respectively.

I'm not a great fan of arena holes with baying mobs but clearly some people are and I'm sure the booze franchises love them.

I know this is considered my most to be the "5th major" but although the field is very strong I don't rate the course as good as last week's venue Bay Hill.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 13, 2019, 11:40:37 PM
Spieth added, couldn't refuse 70 on an iron-player's course.


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Post by: tikay on March 14, 2019, 09:05:26 AM

5 against the field for the Players, my usual bunch of reprobates to (hopefully) give me a bit of a sweat.

Rose

Woods

Fleetwood

Matsuyama

Poulter


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Post by: typhoon13 on March 14, 2019, 09:23:27 AM

Obsessed with sticking to the Brits

Rose 22/1  1-7

Casey 45/1  1-6

Wallace 95/1  1-10

Good Luck everyone that's getting involved


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 14, 2019, 11:33:57 AM
I've gone for all the South Koreans;
Hideki (40)
Im (90ew)
An (100ew)
SWK (70ew)

plus

Woodland(55ew)
CH3 (60ew)
Kisner (100ew)
Kirk (200ew)

GL everyone



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Post by: Karabiner on March 14, 2019, 02:03:14 PM
HOLD please and I've got the tricast!


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Post by: tikay on March 15, 2019, 09:25:58 AM

Something of an odd coincidence that the leaders after Round 1 last week were Tommy Fleetwood & Keegan Bradley, & it's the same two this week.

I'm rather hoping that Round 2 turns out a tad better for them - well, Tommy - than it did last week, when they both shot high seventies or somesuch. 


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Post by: Marky147 on March 15, 2019, 10:21:56 AM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwpDXzaFQV0

Good luck today, chaps!


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Post by: typhoon13 on March 15, 2019, 10:40:01 AM

Something of an odd coincidence that the leaders after Round 1 last week were Tommy Fleetwood & Keegan Bradley, & it's the same two this week.

I'm rather hoping that Round 2 turns out a tad better for them - well, Tommy - than it did last week, when they both shot high seventies or somesuch. 

Your slacking young man

Tommy shot 66 last weeks second round


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Post by: tikay on March 15, 2019, 11:07:08 AM

Something of an odd coincidence that the leaders after Round 1 last week were Tommy Fleetwood & Keegan Bradley, & it's the same two this week.

I'm rather hoping that Round 2 turns out a tad better for them - well, Tommy - than it did last week, when they both shot high seventies or somesuch. 

Your slacking young man

Tommy shot 66 last weeks second round

Lordy, plot completely lost.


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Post by: typhoon13 on March 15, 2019, 06:23:08 PM
Nice start from Tommy birdie, eagle, birdie


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Post by: Karabiner on March 16, 2019, 12:37:44 PM
I've got Poults onside now 22 on betty too tempting.


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Post by: tikay on March 16, 2019, 12:45:17 PM
I've got Poults onside now 22 on betty too tempting.

That was some hot round from him yesterday.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 16, 2019, 02:17:18 PM
I've got Poults onside now 22 on betty too tempting.

That was some hot round from him yesterday.

It looked like he had his Ryder Cup putting-stroke going - let's hope it's still there over the weekend.


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Post by: tikay on March 16, 2019, 02:24:31 PM
I've got Poults onside now 22 on betty too tempting.

That was some hot round from him yesterday.

It looked like he had his Ryder Cup putting-stroke going - let's hope it's still there over the weekend.

Fingers crossed. He had two chip-ins too.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 17, 2019, 05:03:18 PM
Tommy Fleetwood has been burdened with the job of getting me out of it this week.

My thinking is that Tommy is a better bet than Rory in the wind and hopefully Rahm (like most humans) will struggle to follow one stellar round with another.

Good luck to all with chances.


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Post by: tikay on March 17, 2019, 06:52:56 PM

Nail-biting stuff, so tight at the top.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 18, 2019, 10:03:05 PM
Eddie Pepperell has a blog and I find it a very good read, here's his latest offering:

https://eddiepepperell.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/tpc-sawgrass/


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Post by: engy on March 20, 2019, 10:44:58 PM
Any fancies this week Ralph


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 21, 2019, 01:44:42 AM
Woodland (25)
Stenson (35)
Sneds (55ew)
Im (60ew)

Punts
Willet (125ew)
Straka first round leader (250ew)

My team for the week.


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Post by: typhoon13 on March 21, 2019, 07:53:46 AM

Both ew to 8 places

Rahm 10/1

Webb 18/1

This should be a stroll for DJ


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Post by: Karabiner on March 21, 2019, 09:20:43 AM
Any fancies this week Ralph

I've had small bets in The Valspar on Sneds @44, Grace @110, and Ryan Moore @60.

My main fancy this week is Angel Yin in the LPGA event @160 ew, she can be a little bit boom or bust but played very well in this event two years ago.


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Post by: engy on March 21, 2019, 11:21:04 AM
Ty will have a bash


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Post by: tikay on March 21, 2019, 11:23:17 AM
Ty will have a bash

You can use the money you won by making yet another Final Table Next Door last night. ;)

Well done David.


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Post by: engy on March 21, 2019, 02:29:02 PM
Haha Cheers Tony


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 21, 2019, 06:26:51 PM
Woodland (25)
Stenson (35)
Sneds (55ew)
Im (60ew)

Punts
Willet (125ew)
Straka first round leader (250ew)

My team for the week.

Holllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllld


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Post by: tikay on March 21, 2019, 06:54:29 PM
Woodland (25)
Stenson (35)
Sneds (55ew)
Im (60ew)

Punts
Willet (125ew)
Straka first round leader (250ew)

My team for the week.

Holllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllld

Ha, incred.

VBOL. 


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Post by: Karabiner on March 21, 2019, 07:27:53 PM
Willett going well too.

As is a certain Ms Yin.  ;goodluck;


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Post by: tikay on March 21, 2019, 07:43:21 PM


oioi, everyone's t it.

GL Ralph.


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Post by: Marky147 on March 21, 2019, 09:12:31 PM
Adz will be in to tell you he had the double, and the forecast shortly ;)

Good luck, chaps!


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 21, 2019, 09:14:38 PM
Woodland (25)
Stenson (35)
Sneds (55ew)
Im (60ew)

Punts
Willet (125ew)
Straka first round leader (250ew)

My team for the week.

Holllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllld

Ha, incred.

VBOL. 

Dustin makes bogey. Hoollllllld! It’s nearly there :-)


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 22, 2019, 12:33:50 AM
Stefani with an eagle on 16 for the sweat but nice hold. 


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Post by: Marky147 on March 22, 2019, 12:53:01 AM
Well done, mate!


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Post by: Karabiner on March 22, 2019, 12:55:59 AM
Nice work.


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Post by: typhoon13 on March 22, 2019, 07:36:09 AM

Very well done Sir


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Post by: tikay on March 22, 2019, 07:39:28 AM


(http://i.imgur.com/IPILE4z.png) (https://imgur.com/IPILE4z)


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Post by: BigAdz on March 22, 2019, 09:08:46 PM
Adz will be in to tell you he had the double, and the forecast shortly ;)

Good luck, chaps!

Or I could post a legion of bets claiming outlandish prices and still do a bundle.....


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Post by: Marky147 on March 22, 2019, 09:10:27 PM
Adz will be in to tell you he had the double, and the forecast shortly ;)

Good luck, chaps!

Or I could post a legion of bets claiming outlandish prices and still do a bundle.....

Who's done that?

You talking about Palmer?



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Post by: Karabiner on March 23, 2019, 10:47:39 AM
Angel Yin backers have a decent sweat - she is currently T3 on -10 after two rounds just a couple of shots off the lead.


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Post by: engy on March 23, 2019, 01:13:08 PM
Great shout Ralph I'm on 😊


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Post by: horseplayer on March 23, 2019, 02:29:54 PM
some superb shouts last few days including Ralph

well done chaps


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Post by: Marky147 on March 23, 2019, 04:21:19 PM
Angel Yin backers have a decent sweat - she is currently T3 on -10 after two rounds just a couple of shots off the lead.

Good luck, mate!


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Post by: Karabiner on March 24, 2019, 10:16:01 AM
The sweat is still alive and well; Angel is in solo 3rd place on -16 after blitzing the back-nine in -5 last evening.

The leader is Carlotta Cigonda on -19 who has been known to wobble with the 54-hole lead.

Angel Yin tees it up for the final round at 8.45pm tonight.

One time please.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 24, 2019, 01:36:51 PM
Does the golf channel stream work for UK residents? Would be nice to sweat this and the PGA tour at the same time while pokering later.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on March 24, 2019, 01:48:10 PM
Adz will be in to tell you he had the double, and the forecast shortly ;)

Good luck, chaps!

Or I could post a legion of bets claiming outlandish prices and still do a bundle.....

Who's done that?

You talking about Palmer?


The Palmer article in the RP today is great, funny and sad in equal measure.

I wonder if Adz had Hend in doubles with Casey and DJ? I’d say the likelihood is high.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 24, 2019, 03:13:36 PM
Adz will be in to tell you he had the double, and the forecast shortly ;)

Good luck, chaps!

Or I could post a legion of bets claiming outlandish prices and still do a bundle.....

Who's done that?

You talking about Palmer?


The Palmer article in the RP today is great, funny and sad in equal measure.

I wonder if Adz had Hend in doubles with Casey and DJ? I’d say the likelihood is high.

I think Adz told me in a civil moment that he doesn't follow Palmer, just Chapman and the guy in Sporting Life plus his own 4/5 "cliffs" on both tours.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 24, 2019, 03:17:45 PM
Does the golf channel stream work for UK residents? Would be nice to sweat this and the PGA tour at the same time while pokering later.

I can get it via IPTV but the stream is also available via www.firstrowsports.eu if you persevere with batting away the "x"s etc.

LPGA is showing from 10pm.


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Post by: Marky147 on March 24, 2019, 03:29:21 PM
Good luck today, guys!


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Post by: marcro on March 24, 2019, 04:09:44 PM
Does the golf channel stream work for UK residents? Would be nice to sweat this and the PGA tour at the same time while pokering later.

I can get it via IPTV but the stream is also available via www.firstrowsports.eu if you persevere with batting away the "x"s etc.

LPGA is showing from 10pm.

What IPTV do you use?


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Post by: Karabiner on March 24, 2019, 04:16:37 PM
Does the golf channel stream work for UK residents? Would be nice to sweat this and the PGA tour at the same time while pokering later.

I can get it via IPTV but the stream is also available via www.firstrowsports.eu if you persevere with batting away the "x"s etc.

LPGA is showing from 10pm.

What IPTV do you use?


It's a guy on Twitter who goes by @highburystreams - I can recommend him highly, good service and reasonably priced - just send him a DM on Twitter if you're interested.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 24, 2019, 04:58:06 PM
Cheers man, gl tonight guys


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Post by: Karabiner on March 24, 2019, 11:15:32 PM
 ;reallyamsorry;


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Post by: typhoon13 on March 25, 2019, 08:00:25 AM

Good win for Casey

Pleased to see he managed to keep his lead for a change


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Post by: tikay on March 25, 2019, 08:31:45 AM

Good win for Casey

Pleased to see he managed to keep his lead for a change

Yes, & I thought he played exceptionally well, all things considered. I know he's not a pin up boy with some of the fans, but I was pleased to see him get the job done here. Quite a thing to win it 2 years on the bounce, too.

He has twice finished 6th in the Masters, so might be a lively long-shot in a fortnight.


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Post by: typhoon13 on March 25, 2019, 09:05:35 AM

Good win for Casey

Pleased to see he managed to keep his lead for a change

Yes, & I thought he played exceptionally well, all things considered. I know he's not a pin up boy with some of the fans, but I was pleased to see him get the job done here. Quite a thing to win it 2 years on the bounce, too.

He has twice finished 6th in the Masters, so might be a lively long-shot in a fortnight.

30/1 best seems a tad skinny but very nice if he produces the goods

15/2 for a 1/4 place is tempting

Love Masters weekend


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Post by: tikay on March 25, 2019, 09:18:28 AM

Good win for Casey

Pleased to see he managed to keep his lead for a change

Yes, & I thought he played exceptionally well, all things considered. I know he's not a pin up boy with some of the fans, but I was pleased to see him get the job done here. Quite a thing to win it 2 years on the bounce, too.

He has twice finished 6th in the Masters, so might be a lively long-shot in a fortnight.

30/1 best seems a tad skinny but very nice if he produces the goods

15/2 for a 1/4 place is tempting

Love Masters weekend

30/1 is definitely shorter than I had in my mind, was hoping for more like 50/1 or 66/1, to be honest.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 27, 2019, 04:25:08 PM
Gone for-
Rose (20)
Cantlay (50)
An (70ew)
And a punty each way on Furyk (95ew)

Then a bunch of bets for group winners and match winners. Think Cantlay to win his group at 2.5/1 is printing money, despite Tigers record.


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Post by: dino1980 on March 27, 2019, 07:22:44 PM
I’m on:
Bubba (biggest bet)
Casey
Poulter
Day
Koepka
Small Flyers on:
Si Woo Kim
Mickleson
All ew with the Irish lot paying top eight.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 28, 2019, 10:01:16 PM
Had a Furyk, Cantay, Woodland, Bjerregaard quad to all win their matches. Lucas misses a 20ft birdie putt by 15ft to bogie the 18th and tie. Fuming!


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Post by: doubleup on March 30, 2019, 10:19:02 AM

There is some EW value in the Oost/leish/kisn/li quarter with the 1/5 4 places firms.  The place book is sub 90%.

I've had a go for Kisner.


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Post by: tikay on March 30, 2019, 10:22:50 AM

There is some EW value in the Oost/leish/kisn/li quarter with the 1/5 4 places firms.  The place book is sub 90%.

I've had a go for Kisner.

Will we have the pleasure of your company at Alea Glasgow today?


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Post by: Karabiner on March 30, 2019, 10:23:43 AM

There is some EW value in the Oost/leish/kisn/li quarter with the 1/5 4 places firms.  The place book is sub 90%.

I've had a go for Kisner.

Kisner looked like he was swinging the club beautifully yesterday.

I'm on Oosty who amazingly rose like Phoenix to win my group bet that I'd given up on.


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Post by: doubleup on March 30, 2019, 10:25:30 AM

There is some EW value in the Oost/leish/kisn/li quarter with the 1/5 4 places firms.  The place book is sub 90%.

I've had a go for Kisner.

Will we have the pleasure of your company at Alea Glasgow today?

What is on?  A sky comp? - there was nothing on their facebook page?


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Post by: tikay on March 30, 2019, 12:04:15 PM

There is some EW value in the Oost/leish/kisn/li quarter with the 1/5 4 places firms.  The place book is sub 90%.

I've had a go for Kisner.

Will we have the pleasure of your company at Alea Glasgow today?

What is on?  A sky comp? - there was nothing on their facebook page?

SPT Glasgow, £50k Guarantee, £220 Entry, starts at 2pm today, (Late Reg until 6.40pm), with Day 2 tomorrow at 1pm. (Day 1A was yesterday, 126 entries, 24 survived). Mr Channing is here, as is Ludovic Geilich ("Ludo"?).  

https://www.skypoker.com/secure/poker/sky_lobby/poker-promotions/sky-poker-tour-glasgow


Fella named Douglas Henshall, some sort of actor Bloke I gather, was 4th in the overnight chip counts.

(http://i.imgur.com/cOfs280.jpg) (https://imgur.com/cOfs280)




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Post by: doubleup on March 30, 2019, 12:14:10 PM

You should start a diary sort of thing on blonde, to update people about these sort of events in advance.


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Post by: tikay on March 30, 2019, 12:45:26 PM

You should start a diary sort of thing on blonde, to update people about these sort of events in advance.

1-0.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 30, 2019, 12:46:13 PM
Think Cantlay to win his group at 2.5/1 is printing money, despite Tigers record.

Great shout


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Post by: Karabiner on March 30, 2019, 01:00:13 PM
I've gone for Tiger today @8/5 vs McIlroy.

Partly because of my dislike of the gobby little oik but also the way he crumpled against him in the RC(I think, deffo somewhere lto).


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Post by: doubleup on March 30, 2019, 03:18:37 PM

There is some EW value in the Oost/leish/kisn/li quarter with the 1/5 4 places firms.  The place book is sub 90%.

I've had a go for Kisner.

Kisner looked like he was swinging the club beautifully yesterday.

I'm on Oosty who amazingly rose like Phoenix to win my group bet that I'd given up on.

looks like we will be h2h for the semi final place - are you enjoying the extensive coverage of the leish/oost match?


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Post by: doubleup on March 30, 2019, 03:25:31 PM

ha ha the first bit of coverage and leishman gets one back - top quality bokking from me. I think


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Post by: Karabiner on March 30, 2019, 03:38:22 PM
McIlroy doesn't like it up 'im.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 30, 2019, 06:22:26 PM

There is some EW value in the Oost/leish/kisn/li quarter with the 1/5 4 places firms.  The place book is sub 90%.

I've had a go for Kisner.

Kisner looked like he was swinging the club beautifully yesterday.

I'm on Oosty who amazingly rose like Phoenix to win my group bet that I'd given up on.

looks like we will be h2h for the semi final place - are you enjoying the extensive coverage of the leish/oost match?

This looks like another high-quality match we're not going to see much of..


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Post by: doubleup on March 30, 2019, 08:40:51 PM

So waiting for the avalanche of hate for Kuchar from the US golf media, after all Suzanne Petersen was the cheating devil incarnate when exactly the same thing happened - her opponent picked up without looking at anyone.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on March 30, 2019, 10:14:12 PM
Oh Tiger


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Post by: Karabiner on April 04, 2019, 10:25:02 AM
I'm just playing with the LPGA ladies this week in their first major of the season The ANA Inspiration.

My team is: Inbee Park@16/1, Nasa Hataoka@32, Azahara Munoz(swoon)@65, Jiyai Shin@75, and Angel Yin@225/1ew.

GL to all players


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Post by: typhoon13 on April 04, 2019, 12:22:33 PM

Jason Kokrak 25/1  1/5 1-8

Good Luck with the Girls Ralph


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 04, 2019, 01:08:02 PM
Finau (15)
Kokrak (25)
Vegas (45ew)
Li (45ew)
Fritelli (70ew)

Then a bunch of first round leader bets. Big, low quality field, this is going to be a fun sweat.


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Post by: typhoon13 on April 04, 2019, 01:26:53 PM

Added Sungjae Im 25/1  1/5 1-8


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Post by: Marky147 on April 04, 2019, 01:33:50 PM
Good luck, chaps!

Hoping Tiger lights the candle in the Masters :)


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Post by: typhoon13 on April 04, 2019, 01:45:55 PM
Good luck, chaps!

Hoping Tiger lights the candle in the Masters :)

How he justifies 14/1 is beyond me

Hope you haven't got your Vegas roll on him Marky


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Post by: Marky147 on April 04, 2019, 03:18:17 PM
Good luck, chaps!

Hoping Tiger lights the candle in the Masters :)

How he justifies 14/1 is beyond me

Hope you haven't got your Vegas roll on him Marky

Vegas roll is safe, for now :)

Only had  a few quid on him at 25/1 after he looked good in something last year.


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Post by: BigAdz on April 05, 2019, 09:05:56 AM
Some nice play from Speith and Hoffman last night has nudged me into taking some 25s on Jordy for the Masters. He has a quite incredible record and we have been in this situation of poor lead in form before. Augusta lights him up.

Hoffman is the new Couples and the 100-1 for first round leader has to be snapped up for this one round wonder.


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Post by: Karabiner on April 05, 2019, 10:50:59 AM
Some nice play from Speith and Hoffman last night has nudged me into taking some 25s on Jordy for the Masters. He has a quite incredible record and we have been in this situation of poor lead in form before. Augusta lights him up.

Hoffman is the new Couples and the 100-1 for first round leader has to be snapped up for this one round wonder.

I had the same thought yesterday evening but all the prices had shortened up already when I looked and 20/1 was best.


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Post by: rinswun on April 05, 2019, 02:06:49 PM
Some nice play from Speith and Hoffman last night has nudged me into taking some 25s on Jordy for the Masters. He has a quite incredible record and we have been in this situation of poor lead in form before. Augusta lights him up.

Hoffman is the new Couples and the 100-1 for first round leader has to be snapped up for this one round wonder.

Not sure this is true. Every year he’s ever played the masters, he’s finished top 20 in at least three of his previous four stroke play starts. This season he hasn’t had a top 30 all year.

also, decent starts arent unusual for him, even this season. Spieth’s round by round scoring average this season:

1st - 27th
2nd - 18th
3rd - 202th
4th - 212th


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 05, 2019, 02:26:54 PM
Hideki has finished top 20 the last 4 years in a row, is playing a lot better than Spieth, is number one on strokes gained on approach (pretty much the most important stat for Augusta), and is nearly double the price. Seems like a no brainer to back over Jordan tbh.


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Post by: BigAdz on April 05, 2019, 02:29:47 PM
Some nice play from Speith and Hoffman last night has nudged me into taking some 25s on Jordy for the Masters. He has a quite incredible record and we have been in this situation of poor lead in form before. Augusta lights him up.

Hoffman is the new Couples and the 100-1 for first round leader has to be snapped up for this one round wonder.

Not sure this is true. Every year he’s ever played the masters, he’s finished top 20 in at least three of his previous four stroke play starts. This season he hasn’t had a top 30 all year.

also, decent starts arent unusual for him, even this season. Spieth’s round by round scoring average this season:

1st - 27th
2nd - 18th
3rd - 202th
4th - 212th


You can call on all the stats you like to fit your argument, but I am nicely in front backing Jordy for the title and Hoff for first round leader......Thanks for the input though.

Happy to apologise after, but not before.


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Post by: horseplayer on April 05, 2019, 02:34:51 PM
Good posts rinswun and POWWWW



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Post by: BigAdz on April 05, 2019, 02:44:23 PM
Good posts rinswun and POWWWW




Oh dear. Someone upset you John??? ;sleep;


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 05, 2019, 07:05:20 PM
Fancy a Spieth v Hideki blonde signature change Adz?


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Post by: BigAdz on April 05, 2019, 07:56:09 PM
Fancy a Spieth v Hideki blonde signature change Adz?

Whatever that is? :)up


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Post by: BigAdz on April 05, 2019, 09:28:12 PM
Hideki has finished top 20 the last 4 years in a row, is playing a lot better than Spieth, is number one on strokes gained on approach (pretty much the most important stat for Augusta), and is nearly double the price. Seems like a no brainer to back over Jordan tbh.


Just bothered to read what you wrote.

You make your point like I had said Speight was the best bet out there, or better than X or Y, which I never did.

Not unusual for people to challenge things I haven't actually written on Blonde, but nonetheless.

For sure I have others on my team I think are better value or have more chance, but I purely thought at that point last night he looked big at 25's. Nothing to do with being likely to finish ahead Hideki.

Just for clarity etc.....


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Post by: horseplayer on April 06, 2019, 08:39:11 PM
Jordan Spieth   -2   9   +6

reversion to the seasons mean


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Post by: BigAdz on April 07, 2019, 05:42:08 AM
Jordan Spieth   -2   9   +6

reversion to the seasons mean

Some people can be very bitter for no apparent reason.

What exactly was the need for that? 

Trying to point score to what end? Impress your fwends.......?? rotflmfao.




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Post by: Karabiner on April 07, 2019, 10:50:20 AM
I'm relying on Angel Yin getting me out of it in the ladies', she's T8 on -2 and still has a chance of getting some place money.



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Post by: Ironside on April 07, 2019, 04:01:51 PM
will we be running a masters comp this year for me to donate too?


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Post by: Karabiner on April 07, 2019, 04:42:08 PM
will we be running a masters comp this year for me to donate too?

You'd better ask Grant(Longines)


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on April 07, 2019, 11:06:48 PM
Wish the commentators would stop mentioning I.K's missed putt from 2012. Just let the lass get on with it.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 07, 2019, 11:13:04 PM
Fair play to Corey Connors for trying to make this as fun as possible.


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Post by: tikay on April 07, 2019, 11:59:49 PM
Fair play to Corey Connors for trying to make this as fun as possible.

Been a very good watch indeed today.

Result still in doubt with 2 holes to go, but Connors is best placed.

In his first 16 holes today, 2 pars, 5 bogeys and 9 birdies.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 08, 2019, 12:12:47 AM
His wife has been put through the wringer on the sidelines, she can barely watch these putts.


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Post by: tikay on April 08, 2019, 12:15:08 AM
His wife has been put through the wringer on the sidelines, she can barely watch these putts.

And another birdie on the 17th.


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Post by: tikay on April 08, 2019, 12:17:51 AM
He heads up the Par 5 last three shots clear.

He was a "Monday qualifier" for this, and if he wins he collects $1,350,000 plus he gets to head straight to Augusta in the morning to play The Masters.

Fairytale stuff.


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Post by: Marky147 on April 08, 2019, 12:19:30 AM
His score been up and down like Tikay's stack in the Big-O


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Post by: tikay on April 08, 2019, 12:34:44 AM

Com scenes on the 18th as Kim plays his 3rd almost up to his knees in water.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 08, 2019, 01:45:26 PM
He heads up the Par 5 last three shots clear.

He was a "Monday qualifier" for this, and if he wins he collects $1,350,000 plus he gets to head straight to Augusta in the morning to play The Masters.

Fairytale stuff.

Just reading he sank a 30 putt on 18 to get in a six man playoff in the Monday qualifier as well.


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Post by: Karabiner on April 10, 2019, 10:33:19 AM
The Masters starts tomorrow and I've gone a bit mad on this one, especially BK who I think is massively overpriced:

Justin Thomas@23, Brooks Koepka@34, Henrik Stenson@110, Brandon Grace@270, and Mad Kevin Na@550.

Also had a few 1stRL darts on the latter three.

GL everyone.


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Post by: tikay on April 10, 2019, 11:00:52 AM

Might be worth taking account of the weather & course conditions.

Torrential rain on both Monday & Tuesday means the course is currently quite soft.

Practice has been stopped twice due to lightning, too, with more lightning forecast for the weekend, so it's quite possible play may be extended until Monday. 


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Post by: Karabiner on April 10, 2019, 11:07:18 AM
Soft/heavy ground specialists to the fore then.(see what I did there)

I hope the forecast is wrong as I hate stop-start tournies, especially this one.


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Post by: Karabiner on April 10, 2019, 01:25:52 PM
I doubt whether even doubleup has a stat on who has the biggest feet.


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 10, 2019, 01:52:18 PM
It's looking increasingly like Sunday will be the worst day for weather now. Should provide some good opportunities for wagering on guys are aren't that far back but are out on the course earlier. Just hope it isn't that bad that the spectacle is ruined.


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Post by: doubleup on April 10, 2019, 03:29:46 PM
wrong thread  :)


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Post by: tikay on April 10, 2019, 09:20:12 PM

The greens on the little Par 3 course look as slick as ever. Huge crowds watching it, amazing sight.


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Post by: Karabiner on April 10, 2019, 11:51:25 PM
Alliss looks like he's suddenly aged another twenty years.


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Post by: engy on April 11, 2019, 10:13:21 AM
Morning all, good luck Ralph and everyone that's having a go. Done Rory mac, Patrick Reed, and  followed you on Koepka


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Post by: TightEnd on April 12, 2019, 10:38:58 AM
A golf ball skips across the water on the 16th hole at the Masters.  José María Olazábal did what the golf patrons cheered him into doing... try and skip the ball across the water and onto the green during a practice round

and someone snaps this...




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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 12, 2019, 10:46:10 AM
Unreal photo!

Great to see Cory Conners continue his form. What a couple of weeks he’s had! Stuff of dreams.


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Post by: tikay on April 12, 2019, 10:59:55 AM

Extraordinary photograph.


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Post by: tikay on April 12, 2019, 11:04:06 AM
I rather enjoyed Day 1 of the Masters.

From late afternoon, I picked up coverage on the Red Button, very good it was too, no waffle, just golf.

A weird day for scores, with Rose out with the washing & a horror show for Casey.

Delighted to see a strong start for Poulter.

Even more pleased to see Woods play well & shoot a decent number.

I've become a bit of a Dechambeau fanboy, not quite sure why, & he had an amazing back nine, though I fancy if luck comes in runs, he's had his share already.

3 more days that interesting & that'll do nicely for me.    


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Post by: typhoon13 on April 12, 2019, 11:23:02 AM

Shaping up nicely for the viewer

Its the fiery Matadors if he can keep his head


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Post by: Karabiner on April 12, 2019, 11:30:22 AM
I wouldn't have described Brooks as a fiery matador..


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Post by: Doobs on April 12, 2019, 11:36:50 AM
I rather enjoyed Day 1 of the Masters.

From late afternoon, I picked up coverage on the Red Button, very good it was too, no waffle, just golf.

A weird day for scores, with Rose out with the washing & a horror show for Casey.

Delighted to see a strong start for Poulter.

Even more pleased to see Woods play well & shoot a decent number.

I've become a bit of a Dechambeau fanboy, not quite sure why, & he had an amazing back nine, though I fancy if luck comes in runs, he's had his share already.

3 more days that interesting & that'll do nicely for me.    

I heard DeChambeau say he had changed his shafts for the Masters, which seems a little mad, but clearly didn't do him any harm.   He reportedly said "should have left the pin out" on that eagle chance towards the end.   Do like him a lot.   If I ever give golf a proper go, I might go for the single length irons; it just makes sense for a bad golfer who needs a short cut.


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Post by: tikay on April 12, 2019, 12:07:23 PM
I rather enjoyed Day 1 of the Masters.

From late afternoon, I picked up coverage on the Red Button, very good it was too, no waffle, just golf.

A weird day for scores, with Rose out with the washing & a horror show for Casey.

Delighted to see a strong start for Poulter.

Even more pleased to see Woods play well & shoot a decent number.

I've become a bit of a Dechambeau fanboy, not quite sure why, & he had an amazing back nine, though I fancy if luck comes in runs, he's had his share already.

3 more days that interesting & that'll do nicely for me.    

I heard DeChambeau say he had changed his shafts for the Masters, which seems a little mad, but clearly didn't do him any harm.   He reportedly said "should have left the pin out" on that eagle chance towards the end.   Do like him a lot.   If I ever give golf a proper go, I might go for the single length irons; it just makes sense for a bad golfer who needs a short cut.

He's as nutty as a fruitcake, probably drinks his own pee.

He does not seem bothered by what others think though, & just charts his own path. Looks all wrong when he is on his shot, but it seems to work for him.

In contrast, it was painful to watch Spieth, clearly struggling with everything about his game. He's a lovely kid, & the records show he has (or had) a world-beating game, & a great Masters record. But the harder he tried yesterday, the worse he got. Genuinely felt for him. Eventually, he'll get it sorted & will become best in the world again. Well I hope he will. 


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Post by: Marky147 on April 12, 2019, 11:25:35 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDODsQPrN0E

Let's gooo!


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 13, 2019, 01:40:24 AM
Just in case anyone missed these two beauties!

[tweet]1116762731409965062[/tweet]
[tweet]1116795796073005056[/tweet]


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Post by: BigAdz on April 13, 2019, 05:28:02 AM
Sometimes the betting amazes me.

Rahm, two off the lead is still as big as he was at the start. Ok some big names ahead but still same price.......

Not a recommend btw, just in case some sniper  ;snoopy'sguns; pop's up......


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Post by: typhoon13 on April 13, 2019, 07:37:45 AM
Sometimes the betting amazes me.

Rahm, two off the lead is still as big as he was at the start. Ok some big names ahead but still same price.......

Not a recommend btw, just in case some sniper  ;snoopy'sguns; pop's up......

Correctables except for the place punters

Midweek 16/1 1-8 now 1-5

And I am recommending .......so a good reason for everyone else to stay clear hehehehe


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Post by: RED-DOG on April 13, 2019, 01:28:03 PM
The percentage of left-handed golfers is no where near that of snooker players.


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Post by: Karabiner on April 13, 2019, 01:46:37 PM
The percentage of left-handed golfers is no where near that of snooker players.

True dat.


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Post by: tikay on April 14, 2019, 06:10:14 PM

This is an extraordinary watch.

Handful of holes remain, and got no idea who will win, could be any of 10 or more.


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Post by: Marky147 on April 14, 2019, 06:49:04 PM
Tigerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


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Post by: tikay on April 14, 2019, 06:54:57 PM

Holdddddddddd


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Post by: Pokerpops on April 14, 2019, 07:05:25 PM

This is an extraordinary watch.

Handful of holes remain, and got no idea who will win, could be any of 10 or more.


It’s become a lot clearer over the last two holes. Never imagined he could do this again. Quite a triumph of will and skill.


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Post by: engy on April 14, 2019, 07:11:00 PM
Just amazing to watch, never thought he would be in this position again.


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Post by: Marky147 on April 14, 2019, 07:29:50 PM
Wo's peeling onions...


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Post by: tikay on April 14, 2019, 07:31:00 PM
Wo's peeling onions...

Guilty.

Can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed that.


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Post by: MANTIS01 on April 14, 2019, 07:55:15 PM
BOOM! Amazing story for golf. What an achievement. Go on Tigerrrr!!!


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Post by: Marky147 on April 14, 2019, 08:00:40 PM
Wo's peeling onions...

Guilty.

Can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed that.

Absolute scenes.


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Post by: nirvana on April 14, 2019, 08:27:21 PM
By the end of that I had small bets on about everyone except Tiger.

Pleased to see him win, powerful story to reach rock bottom, behave terribly, struggle mentally and physically and overcome it all. Not many people do that and I hope he's a nicer man now



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Post by: tikay on April 14, 2019, 08:55:57 PM
By the end of that I had small bets on about everyone except Tiger.

Pleased to see him win, powerful story to reach rock bottom, behave terribly, struggle mentally and physically and overcome it all. Not many people do that and I hope he's a nicer man now



Agree 100%.

Someone on the TV - Azinger maybe, but it matters not - said "shame is a very powerful emotion, & Tiger went from the biggest name in sport to the deserved butt of everyone's jokes due to his behaviour" or words to that effect.

Love it when folks overcome adversity.

And the galleries at Augusta - Augusta in Georgia, let's not forget - worship him, cheering & roaring & hollering.

All very uplfting.


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Post by: Marky147 on April 14, 2019, 08:59:45 PM
My old boss has been out there for the tournament.

Hope he enjoyed it, even though he posted that he was laying Tiger :D


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Post by: tikay on April 14, 2019, 09:18:26 PM
My old boss has been out there for the tournament.

Hope he enjoyed it, even though he posted that he was laying Tiger :D

The Bad Beat boss from back in the day?


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Post by: Marky147 on April 14, 2019, 09:20:05 PM
My old boss has been out there for the tournament.

Hope he enjoyed it, even though he posted that he was laying Tiger :D

The Bad Beat boss from back in the day?

Yeah, that's the one.

John, not Chris.


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Post by: tikay on April 14, 2019, 09:24:56 PM
My old boss has been out there for the tournament.

Hope he enjoyed it, even though he posted that he was laying Tiger :D

The Bad Beat boss from back in the day?

Yeah, that's the one.

John, not Chris.

Think it was Chris I met, we had a foreign meal up in Kensington somewhere.


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Post by: Marky147 on April 14, 2019, 09:26:16 PM
My old boss has been out there for the tournament.

Hope he enjoyed it, even though he posted that he was laying Tiger :D

The Bad Beat boss from back in the day?

Yeah, that's the one.

John, not Chris.

Think it was Chris I met, we had a foreign meal up in Kensington somewhere.

Not enough tinned toms or pineapple for your liking?


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Post by: tikay on April 14, 2019, 09:31:36 PM
My old boss has been out there for the tournament.

Hope he enjoyed it, even though he posted that he was laying Tiger :D

The Bad Beat boss from back in the day?

Yeah, that's the one.

John, not Chris.

Think it was Chris I met, we had a foreign meal up in Kensington somewhere.

Not enough tinned toms or pineapple for your liking?

Ha, had spag bol. Can't go wrong with that, bit exotic but I managed.

I'm off the pineapple now, bananas are the new pineapple.


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Post by: Marky147 on April 14, 2019, 09:35:39 PM
My old boss has been out there for the tournament.

Hope he enjoyed it, even though he posted that he was laying Tiger :D

The Bad Beat boss from back in the day?

Yeah, that's the one.

John, not Chris.

Think it was Chris I met, we had a foreign meal up in Kensington somewhere.

Not enough tinned toms or pineapple for your liking?

Ha, had spag bol. Can't go wrong with that, bit exotic but I managed.

I'm off the pineapple now, bananas are the new pineapple.

All the food at Riccardo's is excellent, which I'd guess is where you went with Chris.

Keep them. Banana protein shakes, I can do.


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Post by: MANTIS01 on April 14, 2019, 09:40:38 PM
My old boss has been out there for the tournament.

Hope he enjoyed it, even though he posted that he was laying Tiger :D

The Bad Beat boss from back in the day?

Yeah, that's the one.

John, not Chris.

Think it was Chris I met, we had a foreign meal up in Kensington somewhere.

Not enough tinned toms or pineapple for your liking?

Ha, had spag bol. Can't go wrong with that, bit exotic but I managed.

I'm off the pineapple now, bananas are the new pineapple.

Bananas are packed with sugar, bout 14g, which is ok if you’re bombing around the tennis court. Which I presume ur not.

Pineapple equally as bad.

Recommend berries, flax & chai seeds as the new pineapple/banana/beetroot combo. Oh and spag full of carbs too.


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Post by: booder on April 14, 2019, 09:41:08 PM
My old boss has been out there for the tournament.

Hope he enjoyed it, even though he posted that he was laying Tiger :D

The Bad Beat boss from back in the day?

Yeah, that's the one.

John, not Chris.

Think it was Chris I met, we had a foreign meal up in Kensington somewhere.

Not enough tinned toms or pineapple for your liking?

Ha, had spag bol. Can't go wrong with that, bit exotic but I managed.

I'm off the pineapple now, bananas are the new pineapple.

Don't have too many bananas Pops , too much Potassium is really not good for you.


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Post by: tikay on April 14, 2019, 10:35:44 PM

We are getting seriously off-topic here & the Serious Heads will get cross with us, but.....

No, I'm not bombing around any tennis courts, that's a girlie game, but I am walking 6 miles (3 x 2 miles)  - & at a right old clip - every single day. That needs a fair bit of oomph. That's like 7-6, 7-6 6-7, 6-7, 21-20.

And would you believe I have a dietician now - ooh, get me - who says bananas are fine for me.

Berries? Current fruit intake per day is;

2 x bananas

2 x apples

1 bowl of soft fruit comprising strawberries, rasberries & blueberries.   

That's every day, right?

Finally, I have a green vegetable intake every day as follows; 

1 x tin of peas

1 x tin of potatoes.  *

* Technically not green, but they have green bits sticking out when they grow, so they count.


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Post by: tikay on April 14, 2019, 10:37:06 PM

Apologies for derailing the thread, back to golf now.

I really ought to keep a Diary.


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Post by: Karabiner on April 14, 2019, 10:44:37 PM
Tinned potatoes?

Yuk  :redcard:


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Post by: MANTIS01 on April 14, 2019, 10:48:31 PM
I wasn’t aware vegetables came in a tin

Tekkers with the daily walk tho


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Post by: Marky147 on April 14, 2019, 10:56:58 PM
Need to walk on over to Vegas & the Aftermath, that's where.... at a fair clip ;)


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 14, 2019, 11:04:48 PM
Tigerrrrrrrr. What a performance! If that shot on 16 had gone in I think I'd have exploded.


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Post by: BigAdz on April 15, 2019, 02:25:33 PM
Fancy a Spieth v Hideki blonde signature change Adz?

Whatever that is? :)up

You gone very quiet on this after all the noise......what's your forfeit?


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Post by: POWWWWWWWW on April 15, 2019, 03:02:47 PM
You get to choose whatever you like for me to have as my writing under my blonde sn.


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Post by: engy on April 18, 2019, 11:27:34 AM
Morning fellow golf punters. Heretige this week and my darts are Ryan Moore 50/1 I Poulter 35/1 and P Cantlay 18/1 all e/w 8 places. Any thoughts Ralph?


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Post by: Karabiner on April 18, 2019, 07:39:15 PM
Morning fellow golf punters. Heretige this week and my darts are Ryan Moore 50/1 I Poulter 35/1 and P Cantlay 18/1 all e/w 8 places. Any thoughts Ralph?

No plays for me in this one Engy, good luck with your picks.


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Post by: Karabiner on April 24, 2019, 03:35:35 PM
I'm just having one bet this week in the LPGA LA Open:

So Yuen Ryu @28/1 EW 1-6, she's a former world#1 who has recently been showing signs of life which usually means holing a few putts.


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Post by: typhoon13 on April 24, 2019, 03:51:35 PM

Rahm/Palmer 16s ew 1/5 1-7

Reed/Cantley ew 12s ew 1/4 1-5

Like these fun tournaments

Garcia/Fleetwood interesting pairing


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Post by: typhoon13 on April 24, 2019, 04:16:35 PM

Stenson/Mcdowell 25s ew 1/5 1-6

Naturally hoping for the place!!


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Post by: Karabiner on April 28, 2019, 11:48:52 PM
Nice one Trev  ;first;


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Post by: Marky147 on April 29, 2019, 12:48:17 AM
Scoopio!

Congrats, Trev.


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Post by: tikay on April 29, 2019, 05:42:02 AM

Tremendous stuff, very well done Trev.


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Post by: typhoon13 on April 29, 2019, 07:36:44 AM

Thank you

Punters just seem to take Rahm as a hot headed aggressive Spaniard but when you listen to his interviews he is a very polite well educated young lad

In all professional sports you need that touch of aggressive arrogance to survive

He's still very young and as a good career to look forward too

Palmer sank some good important putts


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Post by: horseplayer on April 29, 2019, 10:43:58 AM
well done trev

really enjoyed this interview with Campillo, I feel the term "bottler" is thrown around too often these days. So much variance in winning these things especially in golf and as he says he won plenty in his amateur days.

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2019/tournamentid=2019038/news/newsid=369019.html


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Post by: typhoon13 on April 30, 2019, 09:47:47 PM

Guilty of dithering and missed yesterdays 33/1

Casey 28/1 ew 1/5  1-8
Casey missed the cut at Hawaii earlier in the year then went onto finish 2nd at Pebble in his next Tourney, he really should of won that but Mickleson made a good boy of him
Casey also missed the cut in The Players last month then went onto win his next tourney Valspar Championship
Well Casey missed the cut at The Masters so here's hoping

Rose 14/1 ew 1/5  1-8
Not a lot to say about Justin except slight doubts after his dismal display at The Masters

Thrown a score ew on Kokrak 40/1  1/5  1-8

Good Luck if your playing


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Post by: Karabiner on May 02, 2019, 02:11:04 PM
I've gone for Azahara Munoz(swoon!) @55/1 ew 1/4 1-5 in this weeks LPGA Mediheal Championship.

She's been playing much better and more consistently this season and I reckon it's just a matter of time before she podiums, hopefully on the top shelf.

GL all!


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 02, 2019, 05:39:34 PM
I've gone for Azahara Munoz(swoon!) @55/1 ew 1/4 1-5 in this weeks LPGA Mediheal Championship.

She's been playing much better and more consistently this season and I reckon it's just a matter of time before she podiums, hopefully on the top shelf.

GL all!

Seen she's started well

Managed to get on ew 55/1

Leeeeeego


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Post by: Marky147 on May 02, 2019, 05:49:45 PM
Good luck, lads!


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Post by: Karabiner on May 05, 2019, 10:44:19 AM
Strange 3rd round from Aza last night.

After starting bogey, double-bogey, par, bogey, she was +5 through five holes but then went bogey-free with five birdies for the rest of the round for a level-par 72.

Still T9 on -2 for the tourney and with a chance of place-money.


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 07, 2019, 01:56:24 PM

Using the weekends winnings on Rose and Casey here so going a tad more adventurous

Mitchell ew 33/1 1/5 1-6

Im ew 40/1 1/5 1-6

RCB ew 50/1 1/5 1-6



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Post by: typhoon13 on May 08, 2019, 08:33:49 AM

Taken a rare visit to the European arena

Tenner ew Tom Lewis 50/1 1/4 1-5

Tenner ew Wallace 25/1 1/4 1-5


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Post by: Karabiner on May 08, 2019, 12:56:16 PM
Taken a leap of faith with Jordan Spieth @20/1 ew 1/5 1-7 returning to form this week, hoping that the wide fairways and home state of Texas will do the trick.

Liking the look of Matt Wallace @29 at Hillside.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 08, 2019, 06:28:09 PM
Small dart thrown at proven links specialist Paul Dunne @80.


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 13, 2019, 03:31:59 PM

A touch of European flavour

All ew 1/5  1-8

Casey 55/1
Rahm 20/1
Rose 20/1

Good Luck everyone, remember to pick the accurate big hitters that like wearing warm clothes


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Post by: Karabiner on May 14, 2019, 10:46:45 AM
Brooks Koepka @11/1, and Xander Schauffele @28/1, both EW 1/5 1-10.

Small dart at Thomas Pieters @320

GL


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Post by: tikay on May 15, 2019, 08:42:31 AM


(http://i.imgur.com/Hm4U4ty.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Hm4U4ty)


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 15, 2019, 09:19:50 AM

How can you have Fleetwood priced at 33/1 against Casy priced at 55/1

Both practically the same off the tee but Casey a few percent more accurate

Caseys top tens including a win this season are better but he as missed a couple of cuts

22 points seems too much between those two imho of course


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Post by: Karabiner on May 15, 2019, 10:16:52 AM

How can you have Fleetwood priced at 33/1 against Casy priced at 55/1

Both practically the same off the tee but Casey a few percent more accurate

Caseys top tens including a win this season are better but he as missed a couple of cuts

22 points seems too much between those two imho of course

One thing I would suggest is that Fleetwood is much more consistent than Casey.


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 15, 2019, 10:56:24 AM

How can you have Fleetwood priced at 33/1 against Casy priced at 55/1

Both practically the same off the tee but Casey a few percent more accurate

Caseys top tens including a win this season are better but he as missed a couple of cuts

22 points seems too much between those two imho of course

One thing I would suggest is that Fleetwood is much more consistent than Casey.

Casey sits 4th in Fedex after 13 events

Fleetwood sits 36th in Fedex after 10 events

You have to be pretty consistent to sit 4th in Fedex


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 15, 2019, 10:59:45 AM

Fleetwood looked well worn out trudging round Hillside during his last round, then he had to travel to States

Casey had a couple of weeks off

I am not picking on Fleetwood because I like the lad, just struggle to see how he is 22 points superior on current form


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Post by: Karabiner on May 15, 2019, 11:09:24 AM

How can you have Fleetwood priced at 33/1 against Casy priced at 55/1

Both practically the same off the tee but Casey a few percent more accurate

Caseys top tens including a win this season are better but he as missed a couple of cuts

22 points seems too much between those two imho of course



One thing I would suggest is that Fleetwood is much more consistent than Casey.

Casey sits 4th in Fedex after 13 events

Fleetwood sits 36th in Fedex after 10 events

You have to be pretty consistent to sit 4th in Fedex


Fleetwood has only missed one cut in the last two years on the US tour, Casey has missed five. Granted Casey is on a decent run this season.

Tommy may have looked a little tired after hosting the event at Hillside with all that entails but he's still a youngster.

The other thing that I am struggling with is my dislike of Casey and his habit of throwing in the towel and pouting as soon as something goes awry.


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 15, 2019, 04:59:53 PM

How can you have Fleetwood priced at 33/1 against Casy priced at 55/1

Both practically the same off the tee but Casey a few percent more accurate

Caseys top tens including a win this season are better but he as missed a couple of cuts

22 points seems too much between those two imho of course



One thing I would suggest is that Fleetwood is much more consistent than Casey.

Casey sits 4th in Fedex after 13 events

Fleetwood sits 36th in Fedex after 10 events

You have to be pretty consistent to sit 4th in Fedex


Fleetwood has only missed one cut in the last two years on the US tour, Casey has missed five. Granted Casey is on a decent run this season.

Tommy may have looked a little tired after hosting the event at Hillside with all that entails but he's still a youngster.

The other thing that I am struggling with is my dislike of Casey and his habit of throwing in the towel and pouting as soon as something goes awry.

100% agree Ralph...but surely that doesn't represent a 22 point gap, does it?


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Post by: Karabiner on May 15, 2019, 05:10:09 PM

How can you have Fleetwood priced at 33/1 against Casy priced at 55/1

Both practically the same off the tee but Casey a few percent more accurate

Caseys top tens including a win this season are better but he as missed a couple of cuts

22 points seems too much between those two imho of course



One thing I would suggest is that Fleetwood is much more consistent than Casey.

Casey sits 4th in Fedex after 13 events

Fleetwood sits 36th in Fedex after 10 events

You have to be pretty consistent to sit 4th in Fedex


Fleetwood has only missed one cut in the last two years on the US tour, Casey has missed five. Granted Casey is on a decent run this season.

Tommy may have looked a little tired after hosting the event at Hillside with all that entails but he's still a youngster.

The other thing that I am struggling with is my dislike of Casey and his habit of throwing in the towel and pouting as soon as something goes awry.

100% agree Ralph...but surely that doesn't represent a 22 point gap, does it?

No Trev. I'm sure you're on the right side taking 55/1.


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 15, 2019, 05:27:28 PM

How can you have Fleetwood priced at 33/1 against Casy priced at 55/1

Both practically the same off the tee but Casey a few percent more accurate

Caseys top tens including a win this season are better but he as missed a couple of cuts

22 points seems too much between those two imho of course



One thing I would suggest is that Fleetwood is much more consistent than Casey.

Casey sits 4th in Fedex after 13 events

Fleetwood sits 36th in Fedex after 10 events

You have to be pretty consistent to sit 4th in Fedex


Fleetwood has only missed one cut in the last two years on the US tour, Casey has missed five. Granted Casey is on a decent run this season.

Tommy may have looked a little tired after hosting the event at Hillside with all that entails but he's still a youngster.

The other thing that I am struggling with is my dislike of Casey and his habit of throwing in the towel and pouting as soon as something goes awry.

100% agree Ralph...but surely that doesn't represent a 22 point gap, does it?

No Trev. I'm sure you're on the right side taking 55/1.

Hope so but it was the value I was chasing not my overall faith in Casey

Your man Kop is the one to beat if he keeps it straight but I felt the odds were to skinny for me

With so many good players I usually go for the higher priced players to place, the win is a bonus


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 18, 2019, 07:13:47 AM

Looking good Ralph


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Post by: Karabiner on May 18, 2019, 10:13:39 AM

Looking good Ralph

Being offered 77% of the full payout to cashout my ew bet.


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 18, 2019, 03:38:47 PM

Looking good Ralph

Being offered 77% of the full payout to cashout my ew bet.

Bull
7 shots is a big lead
He's got the proven pedigree in big tournaments
He is driving the ball long and straight, massive bonus

Bear
We are only half way there
We have seen leads like this evaporate before
World number one and two in the peloton

The Bulls hold the advantage at the moment


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Post by: Karabiner on May 18, 2019, 06:46:00 PM

Looking good Ralph

Being offered 77% of the full payout to cashout my ew bet.

Bull
7 shots is a big lead
He's got the proven pedigree in big tournaments
He is driving the ball long and straight, massive bonus

Bear
We are only half way there
We have seen leads like this evaporate before
World number one and two in the peloton

The Bulls hold the advantage at the moment

I agree Trev - happy to sit tight especially with the place a virtual lock.

If BK keeps this up he might well eclipse Tiger's 11-shot win a few years ago.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 18, 2019, 07:22:13 PM
Unlike yesterday nobody seems to be tearing it up today - the best I can find is -2.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 19, 2019, 01:26:11 PM
The press and especially the sports journos love asking loaded questions to get a dodgy quote.

One asked Brooks Koepka after yesterday's round "is there any doubt in your mind that you will win tomorrow?" which he obviously answers "No".

Cue the headline...


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 20, 2019, 07:11:12 AM

Good call Ralph. Good Call


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Post by: Marky147 on May 20, 2019, 02:42:22 PM
Well done, Ralph.

I foundd a muggy Yankee that must have been tipped up somewhere.


Jon Rahm    US Masters
Dustin Johnson   US Open
Tiger Woods   The Open
Brooks Koepka   US PGA Championships


Be quite sick if Rahm wins the open...


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Post by: Karabiner on May 22, 2019, 11:15:30 AM
Back to the ladies and The Pure Silk Pyjamas LPGA event this week.

Nasa Hataoka @28/1, and In-Gee Chun @45/1, both ew 1/4 1-5.

Also like Thomas Pieters @18 in Denmark.

GL


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 23, 2019, 06:51:43 AM

I am back in with the usual suspects

Rahm 12/1 ew 1/5 1-8

Casey 25/1 ew 1/5 1-8

Right I will go have a few bob ew on Ralphs girls

Good Luck


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 26, 2019, 08:10:00 AM

Everything resting on the 28/1 shot Hataoka then

This time Ralph


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 27, 2019, 08:15:41 AM

Second for a nice place result wdwdwd


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Post by: Karabiner on May 27, 2019, 10:02:16 AM
Cheers Trev. Nasa didn't really play her best in that final round getting outplayed by Bronte Law who thoroughly deserved the win.


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Post by: BigAdz on May 27, 2019, 03:00:20 PM
Kevin Na has just requested Ralph never backs him again......


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Post by: Karabiner on May 27, 2019, 03:48:35 PM
Kevin Na has just requested Ralph never backs him again......

Sorry to disappoint you Adz but I was on. couldn't refuse 3.8 with a 2-shot lead going into the final round.

 ;bigadz;


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Post by: BigAdz on May 27, 2019, 07:04:52 PM
Kevin Na has just requested Ralph never backs him again......

Sorry to disappoint you Adz but I was on. couldn't refuse 3.8 with a 2-shot lead going into the final round.

 ;bigadz;

 
I knew I would pull a  ;bigadz; out of the arch   ;bigadz; er


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Post by: Karabiner on May 28, 2019, 11:29:07 AM
I like Bronte Law @45/1 ew 1/4 1-5 to go well again this week in the US Ladies' Open.

I've also had a small ew @170/1 1/4 1-5 the long-hitting young German rookie Esther Henseleit.


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Post by: BigAdz on May 28, 2019, 11:46:16 AM
Was in the States last week and the wife was happy to have the Golf Channel on all week.

Saw a lot of girls golf and the current Wunderkid is Jennifer Kupcho, who turns pro this week.

She has balls of steel and is going to be some player. She has a great attitude and desire to succeed and so watch this space.

However, I note she is shorter in price than Georgia Hall(won the British Open?) who in turn is five times the price of Charly Hull, who surely doesn't match up on her achievements?

If dont know enough about Ladies golf, but why is GH so big? Are the courses too long, is she out of form, is CH playing well?

I have no doubt neither are a match for the current crop and hope to see a fast start from a Korda sister, but would welcome any insight.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 28, 2019, 12:00:28 PM
GH has been very much out of form whereas CH has been playing really well and featuring on leaderboards most weeks.


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Post by: BigAdz on May 28, 2019, 12:24:08 PM
GH has been very much out of form whereas CH has been playing really well and featuring on leaderboards most weeks.

Ta. :)up


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Post by: typhoon13 on May 29, 2019, 11:20:54 AM

Rose 16/1 ew 1/5 1-8

Sabbatini 66/1 1/5 1-8

Stenson 55/1 1/5 1-6

Feel Fowler should be stepping upto the plate but 20/1 seems a tad skinny to me


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Post by: Karabiner on May 29, 2019, 11:36:25 AM
Nasa Hataoka @ 28/1 ew 1/4 1-5 added to my ladies' US Open raiding party.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on May 29, 2019, 11:49:05 AM
Nasa Hataoka @ 28/1 ew 1/4 1-5 added to my ladies' US Open raiding party.

At 100/1 1/4 5 e/w, it is officially In Gee time for me, so much talent and some glimpses of form. I’m going big.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 29, 2019, 11:56:09 AM
Nasa Hataoka @ 28/1 ew 1/4 1-5 added to my ladies' US Open raiding party.

At 100/1 1/4 5 e/w, it is officially In Gee time for me, so much talent and some glimpses of form. I’m going big.

I agree there have been glimpses of form which is why I was on last week.

She was cruising along nicely on -3 in her first round then made a double on a par-5 and never really recovered after that.

Still drop-dead gorgeous though  ;kev;


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Post by: kukushkin88 on May 29, 2019, 12:35:01 PM
Nasa Hataoka @ 28/1 ew 1/4 1-5 added to my ladies' US Open raiding party.

At 100/1 1/4 5 e/w, it is officially In Gee time for me, so much talent and some glimpses of form. I’m going big.

I agree there have been glimpses of form which is why I was on last week.

She was cruising along nicely on -3 in her first round then made a double on a par-5 and never really recovered after that.

Still drop-dead gorgeous though  ;kev;

Yeah, my golf betting buddies think I’m too loyal to her because she’s so beautiful. Even I’d lost faith for a while but 100/1 is big enough for me.


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Post by: Karabiner on May 30, 2019, 07:20:20 PM
Dark German horse Esther has made an encouraging start for anyone foolish enough to follow me in..


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Post by: Karabiner on June 01, 2019, 11:21:09 AM
Angel Yin @100/1 ew 1/4 1-4 tasked with the salvage operation.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 02, 2019, 11:41:51 PM
Thanks Angel  ;hattip;


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Post by: Marky147 on June 03, 2019, 01:01:53 AM
Happy days, well done anyone on!


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 03, 2019, 07:44:33 AM

Cracking last round from the Angel wdwdwd


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Post by: tikay on June 03, 2019, 08:25:03 AM

Nice one Ralph.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 03, 2019, 10:11:50 AM
Thanks guys always nice to get paid on the get-out stakes, Angel 3-putted the last too.


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 05, 2019, 03:36:22 PM

Anyone avin a spin up this weekend?


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Post by: Karabiner on June 05, 2019, 04:07:01 PM

Anyone avin a spin up this weekend?

This Canadian Open looks like a putting contest so decided to pass, and the ladies' event didn't really appeal so not playing that either.

I did have an ew punt on the Europro but don't usually post them on here.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 11, 2019, 11:49:14 AM
I have a couple of working-man's priced fancies for this weeks US Open.

Matt Wallace @230, and Kevin Na ew 1/5 1-7 @140/1.

Also on Matt Wallace in the Top English market @17/2 ew 1/4 1-3.


PS I almost forgot the small irresistable dart I threw at South African Dean Burmester @1000


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 11, 2019, 02:35:20 PM

I really feel like I am on a Kamikaze mission after letting my heart rule my head but here goes

All ew 1/5 1-8

Rose 28/1
Casey 55/1
Wallace 100/1
Willett 175/1

Willett won me a few quid last weekend with his place, he's hitting a tad of form so felt like I couldn't miss him out at 175/1

Not going into this with any confidence I may add but at least I am patriotic!!!


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Post by: Karabiner on June 12, 2019, 10:30:52 AM
Have also thrown small darts at Justin Thomas @34, Brandon Grace @170 ew 1/5 1-7, and Ben An @360.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 12, 2019, 02:12:16 PM
I like Azahara Munoz  ;kev; and have played her ew @40/1 1/4 1-5 in the LPGA Shoprite Classic.

She has decent previous c&d form and is having easily her most consistent season on the LPGA tour.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 12, 2019, 07:55:46 PM
It's the Meijer Classic this week not the Shoprite, Aza must have distracted me..


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Post by: BigAdz on June 12, 2019, 09:57:11 PM
Na tipped by Post and Oddschecker ........

Short and straight apparently, the order of the day.

Xander, furyk, Webb.

I hope they are right....


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Post by: dino1980 on June 12, 2019, 10:53:16 PM
On a few... too many.
The BE tips from Tighty and Neil
Cantlay, Speith and Phil at short to mid range prices
McDowell and Jimmy Walker at fancier prices
Kinhult and Chan Kim at holiday in Tuscany if they win prices

And then some sub markets as well.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 16, 2019, 03:19:54 PM

I really feel like I am on a Kamikaze mission after letting my heart rule my head but here goes

All ew 1/5 1-8

Rose 28/1
Casey 55/1
Wallace 100/1
Willett 175/1

Willett won me a few quid last weekend with his place, he's hitting a tad of form so felt like I couldn't miss him out at 175/1

Not going into this with any confidence I may add but at least I am patriotic!!!

Kamikaze patriotic portfolio looking good Trev.


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 16, 2019, 09:50:28 PM

I really feel like I am on a Kamikaze mission after letting my heart rule my head but here goes

All ew 1/5 1-8

Rose 28/1
Casey 55/1
Wallace 100/1
Willett 175/1

Willett won me a few quid last weekend with his place, he's hitting a tad of form so felt like I couldn't miss him out at 175/1

Not going into this with any confidence I may add but at least I am patriotic!!!

Kamikaze patriotic portfolio looking good Trev.

18 holes to go Ralph

I remain optimistic but am realistic as well

Heres hoping.... a place will do at the moment


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Post by: vegaslover on June 17, 2019, 08:11:51 AM
Rose bottled it once again


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Post by: doubleup on June 17, 2019, 01:03:00 PM
think he just stopped putting himself out of trouble more than anything.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 19, 2019, 10:27:40 AM
It's another major for the LPGA ladies this week, The PGA Championship, and I'm sticking with the lovely Azahara Munoz @70/1 ew 1/5 1-6.

I'm convinced she's going to win a tourney this season.


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 19, 2019, 11:29:17 AM

I will have a punt on the Señorita like 70/1 sweats (hopefully)

Meanwhile unusual for me 16/1 1/5 1-8 Spiethy


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Post by: Karabiner on June 19, 2019, 07:12:48 PM
I've added Jin Young Ko @15/1 ew 1/4 1-5 to this weeks LPGA hareem.


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 19, 2019, 07:28:29 PM
I've added Jin Young Ko @15/1 ew 1/4 1-5 to this weeks LPGA hareem.

ffs anymore before I run out of money


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 23, 2019, 07:41:28 PM

Those Ladies ain't very accommodating Ralph

Hoped you had fixed us up with a couple of gud uns!




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Post by: Karabiner on June 23, 2019, 10:18:53 PM

Those Ladies ain't very accommodating Ralph

Hoped you had fixed us up with a couple of gud uns!




They do have the capacity to be somewhat unpredictable..

Would never have picked the Aussie lass in a million years.


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 26, 2019, 03:31:28 PM

Thrown a few Quid ew on Rickie


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Post by: Karabiner on June 27, 2019, 11:03:04 AM
I've had a speculative 400/1 ew dabble on a young lady who goes by the name of @SarahSchmelly on Twitter.

She did come T14th in last week's ladies' major so well overpriced imo.


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Post by: typhoon13 on June 27, 2019, 12:08:27 PM

Thrown another few quid ew on Rahm 7/1


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Post by: Karabiner on June 28, 2019, 06:29:48 PM
Five birdies for Schmelly today however they were offset by the three bogeys and a double for an even par 71.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 10, 2019, 10:23:43 AM
Back into the fray with Bobby McIntyre @90/1 ew 1/5 1-7 for this week's Scottish Open.

The relatively new Renaissance course looks like a pretty tough layout just along the coast from St Andrews - hopefully there'll be a little wind to spice things up.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 10, 2019, 05:19:28 PM
Small ew interests on a couple of my "convinced they'll win or go very close this season" girls Sarah Schmelzel @300/1, and Azahara  ;kev; Munoz @28/1.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 15, 2019, 07:32:08 PM
Okay peeps who have we pinned our hopes and wallets to for The Open Championship at Royal Portrush?

I've already placed interests in Tyrrell Hatton @150, Justin Thomas @44, Xander Schauffele @34, and Mark Leishman @75/1 ew 1/5 1-7.

I've a few more arrows in my quiver too..


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Post by: Karabiner on July 17, 2019, 09:43:27 AM
I've added a few speculative longshots to my portfolio as is my wont:

Andrea Pavan @470, Joachim Niemann @370, and Chris Wood @50 top ten.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 17, 2019, 07:15:02 PM
I haven't got the dates wrong have I, but there seems to be surprising lack of interest/postage about The Open.

Tyrrell Hatton top English player @16/1 ew 1/5 1-4.

One more sleep(I think)...


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Post by: tikay on July 17, 2019, 07:19:42 PM
I haven't got the dates wrong have I, but there seems to be surprising lack of interest/postage about The Open.

Tyrrell Hatton top English player @16/1 ew 1/5 1-4.

One more sleep(I think)...

Just been a bit waylaid here Ralph, but I'll be watching them tee off at 0635 in the morning for sure.

Not had a bet yet, but will have a tickle on a few, certainly including Zander.


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Post by: BigAdz on July 17, 2019, 08:52:04 PM
Eddie Pep.

Haotong Li

Paddy Cantlay

Erik Van R.

and hopefully a few bob on Rory will bok him.

First round leaders on fast finishers from last week.

Beef and Roman Lasagne


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Post by: tikay on July 17, 2019, 09:43:18 PM

Here's my five boks:

Zander S

Bryson de C

Matsuyama

Tommy Fleetwood

Aaron Wise


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Post by: jakally on July 17, 2019, 11:06:38 PM
Rose, Cantlay & Kuchar to win / place.
Adrian Otaegui 1st round leader.

Looking forward to this.



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Post by: BigAdz on July 18, 2019, 10:25:10 AM
Eddie Pep.

Haotong Li

Paddy Cantlay

Erik Van R.

and hopefully a few bob on Rory will bok him.

First round leaders on fast finishers from last week.

Beef and Roman Lasagne

Boooom. Worth every penny. Lol


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Post by: Doobs on July 18, 2019, 10:36:43 AM
two threads is confusing

Sweats here or there?

Koepka, Rahm, Cantlay and Cabrera Bello, who is giving McIlroy some competition.  I thought I had backed Schauffele too, but if I did, I can't find it right now.  Can confirm that I definitely backed Cabrera Bello :(





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Post by: tikay on July 18, 2019, 11:02:18 AM
two threads is confusing

Sweats here or there?

Koepka, Rahm, Cantlay and Cabrera Bello, who is giving McIlroy some competition.  I thought I had backed Schauffele too, but if I did, I can't find it right now.  Can confirm that I definitely backed Cabrera Bello :(





Either works Doobs. Just thought the Open deserved its own thread.


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Post by: booder on July 18, 2019, 02:52:46 PM
Xander Schauffele FTW


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Post by: BigAdz on July 19, 2019, 07:37:06 AM
Still a firm believer that the Tiger back starts to hurt when he isn't playing so well, rather than the back causing the poor golf.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 19, 2019, 03:54:01 PM
I haven't got the dates wrong have I, but there seems to be surprising lack of interest/postage about The Open.

Tyrrell Hatton top English player @16/1 ew 1/5 1-4.

One more sleep(I think)...

Misclicks FTW.

I accidentally placed the above bet on top English 1stRL and it copped.  ;tk;

I only realised when I saw the extra £££ in my account but even more strangely the bet was paid as a winner when it looks to me like a 3-way tie.


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Post by: BigAdz on July 19, 2019, 08:24:25 PM
 ;bigadz; ;bigadz; ;bigadz; ;bigadz;




Anyway.

A bit like Tiger, Rory never been my fav person, but again, what a wonderful show of humility and caring for his fans has send him up massively in my estimation.

What a game golf is, and the people it attracts.


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Post by: Doobs on July 19, 2019, 08:38:46 PM
To be fair to Ralph, I almost cocked up one of my bets the same way.   It was only because the price looked impossibly good that I noticed.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 19, 2019, 09:28:58 PM
To be fair to Ralph, I almost cocked up one of my bets the same way.   It was only because the price looked impossibly good that I noticed.

The bet was only 12/1 on the bookie's site but when I looked at the grid on Oddschecker the same firm were offering 16/1 so made the bet directly from there.

Still not sure why they would pay me out in full though as it is clearly a 3-way tie, unless there was some kind of offer that I also failed to spot :)

Anyhow it's nice to now have a complete freeroll on all my Open bets.


  ;bigadz; ;mexicanwave; ;bigadz;


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Post by: BigAdz on July 20, 2019, 09:04:19 AM
Nick Dougherty just a superb presenter, from the morning intro to adding a good bit of humour to the Open Zone training area.

An excellent find.

And his Mrs is ok too....


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Post by: tikay on July 20, 2019, 09:12:05 AM
Nick Dougherty just a superb presenter, from the morning intro to adding a good bit of humour to the Open Zone training area.

An excellent find.

And his Mrs is ok too....

The stand-out for me has been Laura Davies, she's quite exceptional as an analyst & commentator.


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Post by: Micko on July 20, 2019, 08:36:04 PM
Nick Dougherty just a superb presenter, from the morning intro to adding a good bit of humour to the Open Zone training area.

An excellent find.

And his Mrs is ok too....

The stand-out for me has been Laura Davies, she's quite exceptional as an analyst & commentator.

She thinks Shane Lowry is British ;surrender;


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Post by: kukushkin88 on July 20, 2019, 10:41:15 PM
 9d
Nick Dougherty just a superb presenter, from the morning intro to adding a good bit of humour to the Open Zone training area.

An excellent find.

And his Mrs is ok too....

The stand-out for me has been Laura Davies, she's quite exceptional as an analyst & commentator.

She thinks Shane Lowry is British ;surrender;

He isn’t.


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Post by: horseplayer on July 20, 2019, 10:45:36 PM
Nick Dougherty just a superb presenter, from the morning intro to adding a good bit of humour to the Open Zone training area.

An excellent find.

And his Mrs is ok too....

The stand-out for me has been Laura Davies, she's quite exceptional as an analyst & commentator.

agreed


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Post by: Karabiner on July 21, 2019, 04:01:54 PM
Hatton top-ten finish is looking a lot more live now but the JT top-ten appears to have been washed away.


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Post by: Doobs on July 21, 2019, 06:05:22 PM
I can't remember ever seeing a 4 day scorecard anything like J.B. Holmes'


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Post by: Karabiner on July 21, 2019, 06:13:17 PM
I can't remember ever seeing a 4 day scorecard anything like J.B. Holmes'

The scores were getting progressively bigger..


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Post by: tikay on July 22, 2019, 09:06:01 AM
I can't remember ever seeing a 4 day scorecard anything like J.B. Holmes'

Quite a range of views on the pace of Holmes & Koepka's comment;



https://twitter.com/WillGrayGC/status/1152998013637447680


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Post by: Doobs on July 22, 2019, 10:57:52 AM
I can't remember ever seeing a 4 day scorecard anything like J.B. Holmes'

Quite a range of views on the pace of Holmes & Koepka's comment;



https://twitter.com/WillGrayGC/status/1152998013637447680

https://mobile.twitter.com/wiley77/status/1152962970621743104 (https://mobile.twitter.com/wiley77/status/1152962970621743104)


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Post by: bobby1 on July 22, 2019, 01:13:17 PM
All this JB finger pointing misses one crucial point for me, it's his turn to hit and he can use his time however he wants. If Keopka or other players think he plays too slow for their liking then it's those players that have the issue. Complaining that someone plays slower than you want them to just looks like arrogance to me.



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Post by: marcro on July 22, 2019, 01:48:24 PM
All this JB finger pointing misses one crucial point for me, it's his turn to hit and he can use his time however he wants. If Keopka or other players think he plays too slow for their liking then it's those players that have the issue. Complaining that someone plays slower than you want them to just looks like arrogance to me.



I think the problem here is that he is using more than his expected time to hit his shot.  The PGA Tour and other professional tours have specific time rules. On the PGA Tour, players are advised to have 40 seconds to hit a shot from when it's their turn. That means, after the preceding player's shot stops at its resting place.  Players like Koepka are frustrated that officials seem lax on awarding penalties for slow play.

BTW, 40 seconds to hit your shot when it is your turn is plenty of time.

When a 2 ball takes 5 hours for a round which regularly happens on the PGA tour something is very wrong.


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Post by: bobby1 on July 22, 2019, 02:09:06 PM
All this JB finger pointing misses one crucial point for me, it's his turn to hit and he can use his time however he wants. If Keopka or other players think he plays too slow for their liking then it's those players that have the issue. Complaining that someone plays slower than you want them to just looks like arrogance to me.



I think the problem here is that he is using more than his expected time to hit his shot.  The PGA Tour and other professional tours have specific time rules. On the PGA Tour, players are advised to have 40 seconds to hit a shot from when it's their turn. That means, after the preceding player's shot stops at its resting place.  Players like Koepka are frustrated that officials seem lax on awarding penalties for slow play.

BTW, 40 seconds to hit your shot when it is your turn is plenty of time.

When a 2 ball takes 5 hours for a round which regularly happens on the PGA tour something is very wrong.


I agree with what you say but it's not JB's fault that the officials are not using these rules and if they did then there would be about 100 players a week that were deemed too slow. I think that clip from yesterday was when JB had hit it into a bush and had to get an official over to advise him. So Keopka would have been waiting for JB a long time there as he was running up a score on that hole.

Keopka plays fast and JB plays slower, why does Keopka think he has a right to call out players because they don't play at a pace he wants them to as he has done in the past?

A couple of weeks ago Kuch was trying it on trying to get a drop from the middle of the FW in a ridiculous angle shooting episode. Think it took over 10 minutes before the third official he had spoken to told him he had to play the ball where it was. The exact same advice he had been given by the first official. I don't remember Keopka or Fowler who was in the same 3 ball as Kuch complaining about slow play there. So there are double standards galore in complaining about some players but not others.




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Post by: doubleup on July 22, 2019, 02:27:47 PM
On the saturday round Holmes was a full hole behind very early in the round.  He did catch up mostly by the end, but don't think he was warned when he fell behind as it would have been commented on. 


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Post by: Karabiner on July 22, 2019, 04:36:17 PM
The women on the LPGA tour are almost all ridiculously slow and I can't remember a single instance of a warning for slow play.

JB Holmes must be a pain to play with; remember what he did to Alex Noren a couple of years ago in the final 3-ball.

The amount of time he took to play his opening iron-shot from the first tee yesterday was already verging on the ridiculous.


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Post by: BigAdz on July 22, 2019, 05:05:14 PM
All this JB finger pointing misses one crucial point for me, it's his turn to hit and he can use his time however he wants. If Keopka or other players think he plays too slow for their liking then it's those players that have the issue. Complaining that someone plays slower than you want them to just looks like arrogance to me.



I think the problem here is that he is using more than his expected time to hit his shot.  The PGA Tour and other professional tours have specific time rules. On the PGA Tour, players are advised to have 40 seconds to hit a shot from when it's their turn. That means, after the preceding player's shot stops at its resting place.  Players like Koepka are frustrated that officials seem lax on awarding penalties for slow play.

BTW, 40 seconds to hit your shot when it is your turn is plenty of time.

When a 2 ball takes 5 hours for a round which regularly happens on the PGA tour something is very wrong.


I agree with what you say but it's not JB's fault that the officials are not using these rules and if they did then there would be about 100 players a week that were deemed too slow. I think that clip from yesterday was when JB had hit it into a bush and had to get an official over to advise him. So Keopka would have been waiting for JB a long time there as he was running up a score on that hole.

Keopka plays fast and JB plays slower, why does Keopka think he has a right to call out players because they don't play at a pace he wants them to as he has done in the past?

A couple of weeks ago Kuch was trying it on trying to get a drop from the middle of the FW in a ridiculous angle shooting episode. Think it took over 10 minutes before the third official he had spoken to told him he had to play the ball where it was. The exact same advice he had been given by the first official. I don't remember Keopka or Fowler who was in the same 3 ball as Kuch complaining about slow play there. So there are double standards galore in complaining about some players but not others.





Gotta say, I think when Brooks mentions the bit about, he doesn't put his glove on until its his turn, is sort of indicative of his type of slow play. Very much like the average golfer who never thinks about where he ditches his trolley in relation to the next tee, then has to walk all the way back to the front of the green, then all the way round, after putting out. He may think he walks quick between shots and doesn't take much time hitting the ball, however, he slows the game down. Its just common sense to be aware of things in your control.



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Post by: Karabiner on July 23, 2019, 10:54:20 PM
It's The Evian Championship this week for the LPGA, one of the five majors.

I'm on Inbee Park @18/1, Nasa Hataoka @55/1, and Angel Yin @175/1, all 1/4 1-5.


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Post by: BigAdz on July 24, 2019, 08:42:48 AM
All in on Rory.

Lets see if the jolt of last week has made a man of him with some cold hard cash at 10-1.


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Post by: bobby1 on July 24, 2019, 12:47:51 PM
All this JB finger pointing misses one crucial point for me, it's his turn to hit and he can use his time however he wants. If Keopka or other players think he plays too slow for their liking then it's those players that have the issue. Complaining that someone plays slower than you want them to just looks like arrogance to me.



I think the problem here is that he is using more than his expected time to hit his shot.  The PGA Tour and other professional tours have specific time rules. On the PGA Tour, players are advised to have 40 seconds to hit a shot from when it's their turn. That means, after the preceding player's shot stops at its resting place.  Players like Koepka are frustrated that officials seem lax on awarding penalties for slow play.

BTW, 40 seconds to hit your shot when it is your turn is plenty of time.

When a 2 ball takes 5 hours for a round which regularly happens on the PGA tour something is very wrong.


I agree with what you say but it's not JB's fault that the officials are not using these rules and if they did then there would be about 100 players a week that were deemed too slow. I think that clip from yesterday was when JB had hit it into a bush and had to get an official over to advise him. So Keopka would have been waiting for JB a long time there as he was running up a score on that hole.

Keopka plays fast and JB plays slower, why does Keopka think he has a right to call out players because they don't play at a pace he wants them to as he has done in the past?

A couple of weeks ago Kuch was trying it on trying to get a drop from the middle of the FW in a ridiculous angle shooting episode. Think it took over 10 minutes before the third official he had spoken to told him he had to play the ball where it was. The exact same advice he had been given by the first official. I don't remember Keopka or Fowler who was in the same 3 ball as Kuch complaining about slow play there. So there are double standards galore in complaining about some players but not others.





Gotta say, I think when Brooks mentions the bit about, he doesn't put his glove on until its his turn, is sort of indicative of his type of slow play. Very much like the average golfer who never thinks about where he ditches his trolley in relation to the next tee, then has to walk all the way back to the front of the green, then all the way round, after putting out. He may think he walks quick between shots and doesn't take much time hitting the ball, however, he slows the game down. Its just common sense to be aware of things in your control.




I do think the glove part might annoy me too Adz, tho I assume that's all part of Holmes pre shot routine which just sticks to and the glove on is the start of that routine. Putting a glove on takes a second or 2 tho so it's not really contributing a lot to time taken.

Can't remember which player it was but think it was a non US player who had a pre shot routine a few years ago that involved 4-5 swings of the golf club holding the head and swinging the club upside down. Think it was something about getting the club going thru the ball and completing the follow thru in full.

That would be weirder and more time consuming than putting a glove on for me. According to Brooks interview afterwards they were on time with the group ahead until early on the back 9. From the 11th hole onward Holmes made a triple bogey, 3 double bogeys and two bogeys. During that spell of bad holes Keopka was tapping his watch at the official walking with that group.

WTF does Keopka think he is in that spot?  My first thought is there is abs no way in the world he even mentions slow play if it was someone he was close to. He seems to have created this persona that he is going to call players out for slow play, so he now thinks he has to call players out for slow play. If I were in JB's shoes and seen him tapping his watch at the officials when I was going thru a spell of +11 thru 8 holes I would be telling him to mind his own business and **** off ;o)

Woods, Rose and Bryson  De'crazy were put on the clock a couple of weeks ago. Abs no way in the world Keopka is going to mention that or call those players out in public.


Hope you are well bud.




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Post by: tikay on July 24, 2019, 01:10:58 PM

^^^^^


Lol @ "De'crazy"


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Post by: BigAdz on July 24, 2019, 02:01:35 PM
All this JB finger pointing misses one crucial point for me, it's his turn to hit and he can use his time however he wants. If Keopka or other players think he plays too slow for their liking then it's those players that have the issue. Complaining that someone plays slower than you want them to just looks like arrogance to me.



I think the problem here is that he is using more than his expected time to hit his shot.  The PGA Tour and other professional tours have specific time rules. On the PGA Tour, players are advised to have 40 seconds to hit a shot from when it's their turn. That means, after the preceding player's shot stops at its resting place.  Players like Koepka are frustrated that officials seem lax on awarding penalties for slow play.

BTW, 40 seconds to hit your shot when it is your turn is plenty of time.

When a 2 ball takes 5 hours for a round which regularly happens on the PGA tour something is very wrong.


I agree with what you say but it's not JB's fault that the officials are not using these rules and if they did then there would be about 100 players a week that were deemed too slow. I think that clip from yesterday was when JB had hit it into a bush and had to get an official over to advise him. So Keopka would have been waiting for JB a long time there as he was running up a score on that hole.

Keopka plays fast and JB plays slower, why does Keopka think he has a right to call out players because they don't play at a pace he wants them to as he has done in the past?

A couple of weeks ago Kuch was trying it on trying to get a drop from the middle of the FW in a ridiculous angle shooting episode. Think it took over 10 minutes before the third official he had spoken to told him he had to play the ball where it was. The exact same advice he had been given by the first official. I don't remember Keopka or Fowler who was in the same 3 ball as Kuch complaining about slow play there. So there are double standards galore in complaining about some players but not others.





Gotta say, I think when Brooks mentions the bit about, he doesn't put his glove on until its his turn, is sort of indicative of his type of slow play. Very much like the average golfer who never thinks about where he ditches his trolley in relation to the next tee, then has to walk all the way back to the front of the green, then all the way round, after putting out. He may think he walks quick between shots and doesn't take much time hitting the ball, however, he slows the game down. Its just common sense to be aware of things in your control.




I do think the glove part might annoy me too Adz, tho I assume that's all part of Holmes pre shot routine which just sticks to and the glove on is the start of that routine. Putting a glove on takes a second or 2 tho so it's not really contributing a lot to time taken.

Can't remember which player it was but think it was a non US player who had a pre shot routine a few years ago that involved 4-5 swings of the golf club holding the head and swinging the club upside down. Think it was something about getting the club going thru the ball and completing the follow thru in full.

That would be weirder and more time consuming than putting a glove on for me. According to Brooks interview afterwards they were on time with the group ahead until early on the back 9. From the 11th hole onward Holmes made a triple bogey, 3 double bogeys and two bogeys. During that spell of bad holes Keopka was tapping his watch at the official walking with that group.

WTF does Keopka think he is in that spot?  My first thought is there is abs no way in the world he even mentions slow play if it was someone he was close to. He seems to have created this persona that he is going to call players out for slow play, so he now thinks he has to call players out for slow play. If I were in JB's shoes and seen him tapping his watch at the officials when I was going thru a spell of +11 thru 8 holes I would be telling him to mind his own business and **** off ;o)

Woods, Rose and Bryson  De'crazy were put on the clock a couple of weeks ago. Abs no way in the world Keopka is going to mention that or call those players out in public.


Hope you are well bud.




All fair and valid points mate.

All good here, a Lil crazy too, but give you a bell v soon for a catch up!


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Post by: Karabiner on July 25, 2019, 12:09:01 PM
Small interest bets on Hatton and Kisner in the Fedex St Jude both ~100/1


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Post by: BigAdz on July 25, 2019, 10:13:49 PM
All in on Rory.

Lets see if the jolt of last week has made a man of him with some cold hard cash at 10-1.


Gone at the game.

Sure he will pop up somewhere but he should be 50s plus and anyone taking less is more stupid than me backing him this week.lol


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Post by: Doobs on July 25, 2019, 10:55:18 PM
All in on Rory.

Lets see if the jolt of last week has made a man of him with some cold hard cash at 10-1.


Gone at the game.

Sure he will pop up somewhere but he should be 50s plus and anyone taking less is more stupid than me backing him this week.lol

timing tho.


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Post by: BigAdz on July 26, 2019, 07:29:12 AM
All in on Rory.

Lets see if the jolt of last week has made a man of him with some cold hard cash at 10-1.


Gone at the game.

Sure he will pop up somewhere but he should be 50s plus and anyone taking less is more stupid than me backing him this week.lol

timing tho.

All about the reverse bok.

Long way to go tho. I'm still not convinced.


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Post by: BigAdz on July 27, 2019, 08:56:35 PM
Radar dressed as Elvis talking us through 13. Priceless.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 27, 2019, 10:26:12 PM
Stacy Lewis decrying the 5hr 50mins that it took for her round today in The Evian Championship.

I can't even recall anyone even being put on the clock in a ladies' event.

JB Holmes would fit right in there.


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Post by: Doobs on July 28, 2019, 02:41:33 AM
All in on Rory.

Lets see if the jolt of last week has made a man of him with some cold hard cash at 10-1.


Gone at the game.

Sure he will pop up somewhere but he should be 50s plus and anyone taking less is more stupid than me backing him this week.lol

timing tho.

All about the reverse bok.

Long way to go tho. I'm still not convinced.

;whistle;


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Post by: BigAdz on July 28, 2019, 05:40:59 PM
Was in the States last week and the wife was happy to have the Golf Channel on all week.

Saw a lot of girls golf and the current Wunderkid is Jennifer Kupcho, who turns pro this week.

She has balls of steel and is going to be some player. She has a great attitude and desire to succeed and so watch this space.

However, I note she is shorter in price than Georgia Hall(won the British Open?) who in turn is five times the price of Charly Hull, who surely doesn't match up on her achievements?

If dont know enough about Ladies golf, but why is GH so big? Are the courses too long, is she out of form, is CH playing well?

I have no doubt neither are a match for the current crop and hope to see a fast start from a Korda sister, but would welcome any insight.


The Kupcho has landed.

What a first major.


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Post by: vegaslover on July 28, 2019, 10:53:01 PM
All in on Rory.

Lets see if the jolt of last week has made a man of him with some cold hard cash at 10-1.


Gone at the game.

Sure he will pop up somewhere but he should be 50s plus and anyone taking less is more stupid than me backing him this week.lol

timing tho.

All about the reverse bok.

Long way to go tho. I'm still not convinced.

;whistle;

Anyone else of the commentators on Sky constantly blowing smoke up McIlroys ass, making him out to bbe playing far better then he actually is?
Another poor round when the pressure is on


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Post by: Karabiner on July 30, 2019, 01:52:33 PM
Agree about McIlroy's media-darling ad nauseum status now both sides of the pond since he got hitched to that American bird.


It's the final ladies' major this week - The LPGA British Open at Woburn which just happens to be Charley Hull's home course.

I'm very strong on Ariya @12/1, also like 6 @28/1 ew, Nasa @80/1 ew, and Bronte @90/1 ew.


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Post by: BigAdz on July 30, 2019, 10:31:12 PM
All in on Rory.

Lets see if the jolt of last week has made a man of him with some cold hard cash at 10-1.


Gone at the game.

Sure he will pop up somewhere but he should be 50s plus and anyone taking less is more stupid than me backing him this week.lol

timing tho.

All about the reverse bok.

Long way to go tho. I'm still not convinced.

;whistle;


Not sure what this was all about, he still blew it.


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Post by: doubleup on August 19, 2019, 12:27:30 PM
The "handicaps" for the tour championship

https://www.pgatour.com/news/2019/08/18/top-30-tour-championship-quick-look.html

Any thoughts on betting angles?  How far back can the winner come from?  If you think -4 then 4 places, 1/4 looks attractive.


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Post by: bobby1 on August 19, 2019, 01:51:21 PM
The "handicaps" for the tour championship

https://www.pgatour.com/news/2019/08/18/top-30-tour-championship-quick-look.html

Any thoughts on betting angles?  How far back can the winner come from?  If you think -4 then 4 places, 1/4 looks attractive.

This a weird market imo. The back end of it look far too short to me, top end look too big. Cantley each way at 5/1 1/4 the first 4 looks very good.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Doobs on August 19, 2019, 04:04:16 PM
The "handicaps" for the tour championship

https://www.pgatour.com/news/2019/08/18/top-30-tour-championship-quick-look.html

Any thoughts on betting angles?  How far back can the winner come from?  If you think -4 then 4 places, 1/4 looks attractive.

This a weird market imo. The back end of it look far too short to me, top end look too big. Cantley each way at 5/1 1/4 the first 4 looks very good.

I thought Rahm and Schauffele looked good, just on the principle that if the win price is right, the place price must be too big.  4th is more likely than third, which is more likely than second, which is more likely tham first simply because of the handicap at the start.  So it feels like a fifth first 4 isn't far wrong, so quarter first 4 must be good.

I am sure Cantley is good too, but I keep backing him for the wrong tournaments.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on August 19, 2019, 06:58:08 PM
Who is this Cantley of whom you speak?

On Cantlay @19/4 ew 1/4 1-4 btw  ;topofclass;


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: BigAdz on August 21, 2019, 12:38:35 PM
I like the chances of someone capable of low low rounds and little to lose by chasing.

I can see it all getting a little nervy up front and backing Matsuyama, Snedeker and Abe Ancer, who has to put his recent experiences to good use soon.

Will back all three for both, just in case.

Can't see beyond Keopka for the biggie on the same basis as Cantlay. Surely an ew steal, as the best big game player on the planet.


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Post by: tikay on August 22, 2019, 12:08:49 PM

A wonderfully amusing Phil Mickelson anecdote spotted on Twitter;



https://twitter.com/mikephillipsOG/status/1164365184032530433


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Post by: Doobs on August 23, 2019, 01:23:56 PM
So the field has bunched up, and a fair few bookies are now a fifth first 3.   Yesterday the scores were more spread out, yet some were quarter first 4.   :dontask:


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Post by: Karabiner on August 23, 2019, 07:17:52 PM
Had to press on Cantlay @12.5.

Come on you Cant.. ;cheerleader;


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Post by: bobby1 on August 24, 2019, 10:13:14 PM
Looks like some fans have been badly injured by a lightening strike during the delay in play here. Ambulances on course now to attend.



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Post by: tikay on August 24, 2019, 10:27:31 PM
Looks like some fans have been badly injured by a lightening strike during the delay in play here. Ambulances on course now to attend.



That's awful news, hope everyone OK.


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Post by: BigAdz on August 24, 2019, 10:33:46 PM
6 hit, 5 taken to hospital, all look to be ok though


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Post by: bobby1 on August 24, 2019, 10:35:18 PM
6 hit, 5 taken to hospital, all look to be ok though

That's good news. cheers bud.


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Post by: BigAdz on August 24, 2019, 10:37:00 PM
6 hit, 5 taken to hospital, all look to be ok though

That's good news. cheers bud.

Play over for the day, get yourself to bed!!


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Post by: Doobs on August 24, 2019, 10:38:32 PM
6 hit, 5 taken to hospital, all look to be ok though

That's good news. cheers bud.

Play over for the day, get yourself to bed!!

Ha, I was thinking that the early night is good news. 


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Post by: bobby1 on August 24, 2019, 10:39:56 PM
6 hit, 5 taken to hospital, all look to be ok though

That's good news. cheers bud.

Play over for the day, get yourself to bed!!

I know its bad but was hoping Cantlay might be one of them and I get mi money back!!


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Post by: BigAdz on August 24, 2019, 10:46:26 PM
6 hit, 5 taken to hospital, all look to be ok though

That's good news. cheers bud.

Play over for the day, get yourself to bed!!

I know its bad but was hoping Cantlay might be one of them and I get mi money back!!

Plenty of time. However, it smells like  they all want it gift it to Rory


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Post by: BigAdz on August 25, 2019, 04:42:14 PM
That was a tough hour. Flicking between the Cricket and pushing Van Rooyen over the line, im exhausted!!

Hopefully he can now push on and keep progressing.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 25, 2019, 04:52:27 PM
That was a tough hour. Flicking between the Cricket and pushing Van Rooyen over the line, im exhausted!!

Hopefully he can now push on and keep progressing.

How did you know I was on Van Rooyen?


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Post by: BigAdz on August 25, 2019, 05:04:33 PM
That was a tough hour. Flicking between the Cricket and pushing Van Rooyen over the line, im exhausted!!

Hopefully he can now push on and keep progressing.

How did you know I was on Van Rooyen?

You pick the winner every week Ralph, then tell us on Monday. ;D


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Post by: Karabiner on August 25, 2019, 05:28:26 PM
That was a tough hour. Flicking between the Cricket and pushing Van Rooyen over the line, im exhausted!!

Hopefully he can now push on and keep progressing.

How did you know I was on Van Rooyen?

You pick the winner every week Ralph, then tell us on Monday. ;D

My emoji  ;karabiner;

Your emoji  ;bigadz;


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Post by: bobby1 on August 25, 2019, 05:41:25 PM
Nice work guys, Doobs got a chance with Xander too.


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Post by: BigAdz on August 25, 2019, 05:45:18 PM
That was a tough hour. Flicking between the Cricket and pushing Van Rooyen over the line, im exhausted!!

Hopefully he can now push on and keep progressing.

How did you know I was on Van Rooyen?

You pick the winner every week Ralph, then tell us on Monday. ;D

My emoji  ;karabiner;

Your emoji  ;bigadz;

Oh, that must be law then.... rotflmfao


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Post by: Karabiner on August 25, 2019, 05:49:50 PM
Nice work guys, Doobs got a chance with Xander too.

By the way Phil, and this not a dig as I fancied Cantlay to do well this week before you posted, but he really showed himself to be a bottler here.

He had flushed every shot during the previous month and his putting stroke looked fantastic too, but when the big money was on offer he crumbled.


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Post by: bobby1 on August 25, 2019, 05:57:13 PM
Nice work guys, Doobs got a chance with Xander too.

By the way Phil, and this not a dig as I fancied Cantlay to do well this week before you posted, but he really showed himself to be a bottler here.

He had flushed every shot during the previous month and his putting stroke looked fantastic too, but when the big money was on offer he crumbled.

He's played truly awful hasn't he. I didn't consider it might be the occasion or the cash but it could be that.


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Post by: BigAdz on August 25, 2019, 11:34:11 PM
6 hit, 5 taken to hospital, all look to be ok though

That's good news. cheers bud.

Play over for the day, get yourself to bed!!

I know its bad but was hoping Cantlay might be one of them and I get mi money back!!

Plenty of time. However, it smells like  they all want it gift it to Rory

Sadly at a party so missed it, but it looks like they carried on where they left off, or did Rory go out and will. It?


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Post by: bobby1 on August 25, 2019, 11:48:48 PM
He grabbed it and kicked clear Adz. A really impressive performance


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Post by: BigAdz on August 26, 2019, 03:59:04 PM
He grabbed it and kicked clear Adz. A really impressive performance

Cheers mate. Ty.

No doubt Ralph had it. ;)


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Post by: bobby1 on August 28, 2019, 03:58:20 PM
A better than usual field in Crans this week, deffo the first of a number of Euro events to benefit from the change in the worldwide golf schedule.

I like Mike Lorenzo Vera each way this week, in fact I've had this event in mind for him all year given it has added meaning for him and he's had a really good season too.

From an interview last year.

'''A win in the Swiss Alps would be emotional for more reason than one after Lorenzo-Vera's father passed away while his son was playing a previous edition of this event, and the 33 year old admits this is the one he wants to win.

“It might be the most important tournament for me,” he said. “I lost my dad here, so I want it.”






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Post by: typhoon13 on August 29, 2019, 07:39:31 AM
A better than usual field in Crans this week, deffo the first of a number of Euro events to benefit from the change in the worldwide golf schedule.

I like Mike Lorenzo Vera each way this week, in fact I've had this event in mind for him all year given it has added meaning for him and he's had a really good season too.

From an interview last year.

'''A win in the Swiss Alps would be emotional for more reason than one after Lorenzo-Vera's father passed away while his son was playing a previous edition of this event, and the 33 year old admits this is the one he wants to win.

“It might be the most important tournament for me,” he said. “I lost my dad here, so I want it.”







Corals gone 66/1


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: bobby1 on August 29, 2019, 09:05:41 AM
A better than usual field in Crans this week, deffo the first of a number of Euro events to benefit from the change in the worldwide golf schedule.

I like Mike Lorenzo Vera each way this week, in fact I've had this event in mind for him all year given it has added meaning for him and he's had a really good season too.

From an interview last year.

'''A win in the Swiss Alps would be emotional for more reason than one after Lorenzo-Vera's father passed away while his son was playing a previous edition of this event, and the 33 year old admits this is the one he wants to win.

“It might be the most important tournament for me,” he said. “I lost my dad here, so I want it.”







Corals gone 66/1

Well its been in play for over an hour 1/4 now but 66/1 seems an over reaction to some guys starting -3  given Lorenzo Vera doesn't tee off until later and is  26 points shorter with the next best price firm in the EW books at the mo.. Tho its only 5 places with them I've bet him again.

Cheers


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Post by: bobby1 on August 29, 2019, 09:15:13 AM
Actually, looking at the Betfair win book it seems someone might have had a bit of a sausage finger moment as the graph for him shows a spike up to 100 in that book earlier today. I suspect just as the event was starting, looks like the Coral trader has probably had a quick look down the BF market and shoved a few out. They are asking for his overnight price of 55 again on BF now. Which has unsurprisingly meant he's shortened from the 66/1 with the 2 firms.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on August 29, 2019, 04:45:11 PM
Actually, looking at the Betfair win book it seems someone might have had a bit of a sausage finger moment as the graph for him shows a spike up to 100 in that book earlier today. I suspect just as the event was starting, looks like the Coral trader has probably had a quick look down the BF market and shoved a few out. They are asking for his overnight price of 55 again on BF now. Which has unsurprisingly meant he's shortened from the 66/1 with the 2 firms.

Looking good now 😊. Lucas B is Mr Reliable for me and Matt Fitz to crush now at a price.

Also I think Ko could be the new Tiger for a few years. Any thoughts? All the talent and she has an overload on desire to win.


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Post by: BigAdz on August 29, 2019, 06:14:48 PM
When bobby speaks, I listen.

Incredible start, and First Round Leader too! ;) ;)

Lets keep it going.


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Post by: Doobs on August 29, 2019, 06:15:41 PM
When bobby speaks, I listen.

Incredible start, and First Round Leader too! ;) ;)

Lets keep it going.

Congrats Bobby; wasn't looking that good after 8, then flew into the lead.


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Post by: bobby1 on August 29, 2019, 10:01:39 PM
That was a lovely start to the week and fingers crossed he can go well in the morning too. He starts on the 10th so he really needs to make some birdies early on as the stretch from 16th to the 5th featured 5 of the hardest 6 holes today with the 8th being the other.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 29, 2019, 11:29:53 PM
Actually, looking at the Betfair win book it seems someone might have had a bit of a sausage finger moment as the graph for him shows a spike up to 100 in that book earlier today. I suspect just as the event was starting, looks like the Coral trader has probably had a quick look down the BF market and shoved a few out. They are asking for his overnight price of 55 again on BF now. Which has unsurprisingly meant he's shortened from the 66/1 with the 2 firms.

Looking good now 😊. Lucas B is Mr Reliable for me and Matt Fitz to crush now at a price.

Also I think Ko could be the new Tiger for a few years. Any thoughts? All the talent and she has an overload on desire to win.

Ko is all washed up now - she just made a bogey after 114 holes without one.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on August 29, 2019, 11:45:19 PM
Actually, looking at the Betfair win book it seems someone might have had a bit of a sausage finger moment as the graph for him shows a spike up to 100 in that book earlier today. I suspect just as the event was starting, looks like the Coral trader has probably had a quick look down the BF market and shoved a few out. They are asking for his overnight price of 55 again on BF now. Which has unsurprisingly meant he's shortened from the 66/1 with the 2 firms.

Looking good now 😊. Lucas B is Mr Reliable for me and Matt Fitz to crush now at a price.

Also I think Ko could be the new Tiger for a few years. Any thoughts? All the talent and she has an overload on desire to win.

Ko is all washed up now - she just made a bogey after 114 holes without one.

I think she’s the best since prime tigs, I’m all in for a while.


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Post by: Doobs on August 30, 2019, 12:01:58 PM
That was a lovely start to the week and fingers crossed he can go well in the morning too. He starts on the 10th so he really needs to make some birdies early on as the stretch from 16th to the 5th featured 5 of the hardest 6 holes today with the 8th being the other.

meh, guess -5 after two rounds isn't disastrous. 


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Post by: bobby1 on August 30, 2019, 12:54:36 PM
Very disappointing plus2 that wasn’t it. Didn’t take advantage of the back nine holes and carded two double bogeys. He’s played the 4th hole in 4 over par in  his 2 rounds. Needs to bounce back 2morrow.


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Post by: typhoon13 on August 31, 2019, 11:09:30 AM

On the brighter side he ain't doubled the 4th today


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Post by: bobby1 on September 01, 2019, 05:05:32 PM
Some finish to the event with a 5 man play off and Lorenzo Vera finishing a shot behind in a tie for 6th. Great for the pre game ew bets but no good for the in running ew bet at the 66/1, which was 5 places.

Frustrating but have to be happy with 5 birdies on the back 9 to nick a place on the last hole of the comp.


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Post by: BigAdz on September 01, 2019, 08:11:40 PM
Let his dad down though really, didn't he..... ;D


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Post by: Doobs on September 01, 2019, 08:30:04 PM
Some finish to the event with a 5 man play off and Lorenzo Vera finishing a shot behind in a tie for 6th. Great for some of the pre game ew bets but no good for the in running ew bet at the 66/1, which was 5 places.


FYP :(  Great tip tho.  Cheers



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Post by: bobby1 on September 01, 2019, 10:31:06 PM
Some finish to the event with a 5 man play off and Lorenzo Vera finishing a shot behind in a tie for 6th. Great for some of the pre game ew bets but no good for the in running ew bet at the 66/1, which was 5 places.


FYP :(  Great tip tho.  Cheers



Glad we got a bit back. Next week Xander Schauffle is down to play in Germany Adz as his dad is half German. And his dad is quite a character so have to think Xander will be keen to win it for him too. Will have to see what the prices are tho ;o)

Patrick Reed, Kuchar, Sabbatini, Merritt, Casey in the field too so a promising start to the new end of season Euro Tour schedule leading up to the DP World Championship.

Does feel weird to have the BMW at Wentworth and the French Open at Paris National so late in the season tho.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 02, 2019, 09:07:55 PM
Love Schauffele but he's a bit skinny in the market for me although I certainly would have had some of Billy's 10/1.


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Post by: BigAdz on September 14, 2019, 04:35:14 AM
Salas, three hour first nine.

Women's golf huh.....


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on September 14, 2019, 10:58:37 PM
I know it's windy but the standard of golf has been dreadful.


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Post by: BigAdz on September 16, 2019, 08:55:42 AM
Salas, three hour first nine.

Women's golf huh.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/49712807



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Post by: Karabiner on September 16, 2019, 09:26:49 AM
The women on the LPGA tour are almost all ridiculously slow and I can't remember a single instance of a warning for slow play.

JB Holmes must be a pain to play with; remember what he did to Alex Noren a couple of years ago in the final 3-ball.

The amount of time he took to play his opening iron-shot from the first tee yesterday was already verging on the ridiculous.

 ;booder;


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Post by: Karabiner on September 17, 2019, 04:27:48 PM
Very strong field for the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in it's new Autumn slot, and with McIlroy top-priced 11/2 there's plenty of value around.

I'm on Matt Wallace @30/1 and Thomas Pieters @45/1 both ew 1/5 1-7, also darts thrown at Bobby McIntyre @110 and Hau-tong Li @95.


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 18, 2019, 08:11:16 AM

Casey 14/1 1/4 1-6

Rose 16/1 1/5 1-8

Wallace 28/1 1/5 1-8


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Post by: Karabiner on September 18, 2019, 07:20:52 PM
Tom Lewis added to my darts team @ wait for it..180. ;shame;


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 18, 2019, 09:27:06 PM

C'mon Adz lets have your picks please


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Post by: BigAdz on September 18, 2019, 10:08:56 PM

C'mon Adz lets have your picks please


Lowry got a great record round there, he is the main wager. Should have got over his hangover now.

I'm still sure Erik Van is going to be value for a while.

As I'm going tomorrow, probably gone overboard with first round leaders bets. Gav Green/Levy/Kinhault/Beef.

GL


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 18, 2019, 10:10:29 PM

C'mon Adz lets have your picks please


Lowry got a great record round there, he is the main wager. Should have got over his hangover now.

I'm still sure Erik Van is going to be value for a while.

As I'm going tomorrow, probably gone overboard with first round leaders bets. Gav Green/Levy/Kinhault/Beef.

GL

Good Luck Adz

Enjoy your day


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 18, 2019, 10:13:21 PM

Thrown a few shillings ew Poults 60/1


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 19, 2019, 08:13:59 AM

Rose injured, may not start


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 20, 2019, 07:19:31 AM

Rose injured, may not start

Drifted out to 30/1 before tee off then shoots a 67

You know the saying "Beware of the injured golfer"


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 20, 2019, 07:26:10 PM

Back down to earth for Wallace today then


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Post by: Karabiner on September 20, 2019, 07:45:30 PM
1stRL dabbles copped though for some lucky fish..


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Post by: BigAdz on September 22, 2019, 05:51:04 PM
1stRL dabbles copped though for some lucky fish..

Shock.

As seems to be the case for me atm, 11th and 14th, close but never looked likely to pick up.

No aftertimed winners I didn't mention before the event either, disappointingly.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 22, 2019, 06:28:07 PM
1stRL dabbles copped though for some lucky fish..

Shock.

As seems to be the case for me atm, 11th and 14th, close but never looked likely to pick up.

No aftertimed winners I didn't mention before the event either, disappointingly.

 ;danafish;


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 24, 2019, 06:12:25 PM

Had a nibble at RCB 35/1 1/4 1-5


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Post by: Karabiner on September 24, 2019, 08:39:54 PM
I have also nibbled at Finau 28/1 and McIntyre 55/1 both 1/4 1-5.

Might have a dart at Willett to continue his stupendous form if I get matched @40.

No 1stRL bets for me this week with the 4-course format.


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 25, 2019, 03:32:43 PM

Rose 14/1  1/5 1-6

He saved the day last week....heres hoping


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Post by: Karabiner on September 26, 2019, 10:02:58 AM
I think today might be the wrong day to have drawn Carnoustie.

Guess where all three of my guys are playing..


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 26, 2019, 12:33:19 PM
I think today might be the wrong day to have drawn Carnoustie.

Guess where all three of my guys are playing..

Bit early for excuses Ralph


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 26, 2019, 12:36:32 PM
Donald Luke (Eng)


Player Card
Score
T2
Donald L.

 
Round Results
Statistics
Round 1
Hole   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18
Par:   4   4   4   4   4   5   4   3   4   4   4   5   3   5   4   3   4   4
Donald L.                              3   3   3   2               

 5 under tru 4  wowserments


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Post by: Karabiner on September 26, 2019, 12:57:01 PM
Perhaps it's not as Carnasty as I suspected - there are plenty of players scoring well there today.


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 27, 2019, 01:40:50 PM

Thrown a score ew Finau 9/1 1/4 1-5


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Post by: BigAdz on September 28, 2019, 08:13:44 AM

Rose 14/1  1/5 1-6

He saved the day last week....heres hoping

Looking good when you see who is around him Trev.

I had backed Tapio, the Fin having watched him for a few holes at Wentworth, came out fast yesterday, but felt like half the field went passed him as the day progressed.

Certainly one of my favs events, and a dream to play in it as an Am.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 29, 2019, 11:04:24 AM
Come on Big Tony you can do this  ;cheerleader;


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 29, 2019, 12:11:59 PM

Disappointing how Justin works himself into a good position then fades, seems pretty standard with him nowadays


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Post by: Karabiner on September 29, 2019, 07:39:25 PM
Big Tony finishes weakly again to enhance his record of only one professional win on the two main tours.



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Post by: typhoon13 on September 29, 2019, 08:21:33 PM
Big Tony finishes weakly again to enhance his record of only one professional win on the two main tours.



Yeah, nice guy but can't deliver

Superb last rounds from Tom and Tommy


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Post by: typhoon13 on September 30, 2019, 10:15:53 AM

Jon Rahm 10/30 not often you see a favourite start that skinny in a main tour event

Mind you he should piss it!


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Post by: Karabiner on September 30, 2019, 10:37:27 AM
Gobby McIlroy complaing that the courses are set up too easy in Europe compared to the US as he shot -15 and only finished ~30th.

The average winning total on the US tour is ~266, the average winning total on the European tour is ~270.


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Post by: BigAdz on September 30, 2019, 10:42:08 AM
Gobby McIlroy complaing that the courses are set up too easy in Europe compared to the US as he shot -15 and only finished ~30th.

The average winning total on the US tour is ~266, the average winning total on the European tour is ~270.


Sour grapes cos him and his old man couldn't win the Pro Am.



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Post by: buzzharvey22 on September 30, 2019, 11:49:24 AM
Gobby McIlroy complaing that the courses are set up too easy in Europe compared to the US as he shot -15 and only finished ~30th.

The average winning total on the US tour is ~266, the average winning total on the European tour is ~270.

Standard of golfer on the PGA is much stronger than the European tour so it will be lower.

I don't know for sure but i would also hazard a guess theres more par 70s on the pga tour.

Rory just seems to have a lot of beer with the European Tour these days but hes not coming out of it with much credibility.


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 02, 2019, 06:12:44 PM

Crazy EW Double

Rahm 3/1 1/5 1-7
Cantlay 12/1 1/5 1-8



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Post by: Doobs on October 02, 2019, 06:29:08 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/49904818 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/49904818)

3 years for that?  Seems incredibly harsh, it isn't like he launched himself into the crowd Cantona style or smashed up the greens Sergio style. 


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Post by: Marky147 on October 02, 2019, 06:44:17 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/49904818 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/49904818)

3 years for that?  Seems incredibly harsh, it isn't like he launched himself into the crowd Cantona style or smashed up the greens Sergio style. 

Guess they don't fuck about in Korea :D


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Post by: Doobs on October 02, 2019, 06:50:59 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/49904818 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/49904818)

3 years for that?  Seems incredibly harsh, it isn't like he launched himself into the crowd Cantona style or smashed up the greens Sergio style. 

Guess they don't fuck about in Korea :D

yeah, they made him get on his knees and beg for that three years.   


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Post by: Pokerpops on October 03, 2019, 05:32:46 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/49904818 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/49904818)

3 years for that?  Seems incredibly harsh, it isn't like he launched himself into the crowd Cantona style or smashed up the greens Sergio style. 

Guess they don't fuck about in Korea :D

yeah, they made him get on his knees and beg for that three years.   

There’s a piece in the Telegraph sport section today comparing the punishment here with the lack of action against Sergio Garcia who has a very long list of offences that have gone unpunished. But then, Sergio is box office...


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Post by: Karabiner on October 06, 2019, 11:00:31 AM

Crazy EW Double

Rahm 3/1 1/5 1-7
Cantlay 12/1 1/5 1-8



Looking good Trev although Mad Kev could be the bogey.


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 06, 2019, 01:30:58 PM

Crazy EW Double

Rahm 3/1 1/5 1-7
Cantlay 12/1 1/5 1-8



Looking good Trev although Mad Kev could be the bogey.

Yea Ralph, hope he gives a sweat tonight

Rambo seems to have first leg sewn up!!


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Post by: BigAdz on October 06, 2019, 06:43:54 PM

Crazy EW Double

Rahm 3/1 1/5 1-7
Cantlay 12/1 1/5 1-8



Good luck Trev.

Just get Ralph to back all the challengers to guarantee a scoop!!


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Post by: Karabiner on October 06, 2019, 08:29:39 PM

Crazy EW Double

Rahm 3/1 1/5 1-7
Cantlay 12/1 1/5 1-8



Good luck Trev.

Just get Ralph to back all the challengers to guarantee a scoop!!

Only a complete nincompoop would have bet money on Mad Kevin Na @160


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Post by: Karabiner on October 09, 2019, 06:24:14 PM
I have a couple of fancies for The Italian Open - Danny Willett @25/1 and Bobby McIntyre @50/1 both ew 1/5 1-7.


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 09, 2019, 09:59:00 PM

Both ew 1/5 1-8

Rose 12/1
Willett 25/1

Tough this week no real stand outs


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 12, 2019, 02:12:13 PM
I have a couple of fancies for The Italian Open - Danny Willett @25/1 and Bobby McIntyre @50/1 both ew 1/5 1-7.

Cracking round from McIntyre today


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Post by: Karabiner on October 12, 2019, 04:54:33 PM
I have a couple of fancies for The Italian Open - Danny Willett @25/1 and Bobby McIntyre @50/1 both ew 1/5 1-7.

Cracking round from McIntyre today

Decent sweat for tomorrow.


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on October 12, 2019, 11:10:56 PM
What a prospect young Bob is.


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Post by: Karabiner on October 13, 2019, 03:49:52 PM
Young Bobby's driver didn't behave well today on a course which must be played from the fairway.

Full place money though so not a disaster.


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Post by: Karabiner on October 15, 2019, 08:38:41 PM
Distinct lack of American presence for this weeks French Open at Le Golf National course in Paris. ;)

I like the resurgent Shubankar Sharma EW at a working-man's price of 55/1(missed billy's daft early 80/1).


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 16, 2019, 07:38:14 PM
Been trying to get involved at Nine Bridges but can't seem to come up with anything sensible

Probs wait and and see how it starts to pan out


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Post by: Karabiner on October 16, 2019, 09:36:33 PM
Had a small interest dabble on Cameron Smith @42 ew 1/5 1-5 at Nine Bridges which rather oddly only has eight bridges.


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 16, 2019, 10:01:50 PM
Had a small interest dabble on Cameron Smith @42 ew 1/5 1-5 at Nine Bridges which rather oddly only has eight bridges.

Probably the Ninth was a bridge toooooooooooo far


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 17, 2019, 05:12:23 PM

Hovland ew 30/1  1/5 1-5


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 20, 2019, 07:21:00 AM

Nice place on Smiffy Ralph


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Post by: Karabiner on October 20, 2019, 09:56:38 AM

Nice place on Smiffy Ralph

Cheers Trev - I just saw his card - he finished birdie birdie eagle to squeak into the places!


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 22, 2019, 08:57:50 PM

Flyer

First round ew double

Matsuyama and Wallace 609/1  1/5 1-6

Leeeeeeeeego


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Post by: Karabiner on October 23, 2019, 10:32:59 AM
Had an ew dabble on Alvaro Quiros @130 1-10 in Portugal which is a bombers' delight.

He's a bit boom or bust but what the hell.


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Post by: Karabiner on October 23, 2019, 05:45:11 PM
A tight tree-lined course for the Zozo Championship in Japan sounds like it could suit accuracy rather than power.

I've thrown darts at Mad Kevin Na@80 and Rafa Cabrera-Bello@70


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 23, 2019, 06:54:20 PM

Matsuyama ew 18/1  1/5 1-7

Hitting a bit of form and will be hungry for a result a here (which sometimes brings a tad too much pressure eg Rory Open)


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 29, 2019, 02:36:13 PM

 WGC First round leader

Casey ew 30/1  1/5  1-6


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Post by: Karabiner on October 29, 2019, 03:27:40 PM
WCG Outright:

Tony Finau@28/1 ew 1/4 1-5


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Post by: typhoon13 on October 30, 2019, 07:57:27 AM

WGC Outright

Horschel ew 35/1  1/5  1-7


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Post by: Karabiner on October 30, 2019, 06:44:41 PM
Decent sweat with Hideki last week Trev.


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Post by: typhoon13 on November 01, 2019, 07:26:51 AM
Decent sweat with Hideki last week Trev.

Yes thank you but he was always one jump behind

Disaster round for young Matt Wallace today


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Post by: Karabiner on November 01, 2019, 11:00:02 AM
Decent sweat with Hideki last week Trev.

Yes thank you but he was always one jump behind

Disaster round for young Matt Wallace today

He's still got his sense of humour though..

https://twitter.com/mattsjwallace/status/1190214913018327040


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Post by: booder on November 01, 2019, 01:42:03 PM
Decent sweat with Hideki last week Trev.

Yes thank you but he was always one jump behind

Disaster round for young Matt Wallace today

He's still got his sense of humour though..

https://twitter.com/mattsjwallace/status/1190214913018327040

 :D


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Post by: typhoon13 on November 06, 2019, 07:13:30 AM

Turkish Airlines

Justin Rose ew  10/1  1/5  1-5


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Post by: Karabiner on November 06, 2019, 06:02:48 PM
Turkish Baths

Bobby McIntyre ew 33/1 1/5 1-5


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Post by: Karabiner on November 07, 2019, 07:20:33 PM
Toto Japan Classic LPGA

You can bring Rose with the turned up nose but don't bring Yu-Liu  ;marks;

Yu-Liu @30/1 ew 1/4 1-5


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Post by: Karabiner on November 12, 2019, 07:27:50 PM
A couple of ew dabbles and an optimistic stab in the Nedbank Championships.

Bernd Weisberger @35/1 ew 1/5 1-5
Andrea Pavan @55/1 ew 1/4 1-5
Richard Sterne @180


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Post by: typhoon13 on November 13, 2019, 10:28:26 AM

Its time for Stenson to step up to the plate

14/1  1/5  1-7


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Post by: Karabiner on November 13, 2019, 05:25:43 PM
Dart thrown at a generous looking 25/1 Jason Day in Mexico.


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Post by: typhoon13 on November 18, 2019, 08:14:41 AM

Wiesberger crept in to turn you a profit then Ralph

wdwdwd


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Post by: Karabiner on November 18, 2019, 04:03:58 PM

Wiesberger crept in to turn you a profit then Ralph

wdwdwd

He got me a little moist for a while before the inevitable collapse.


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Post by: Karabiner on November 20, 2019, 10:50:10 AM
I've gone for Brooke Henderson this week @15/1 ew 1/4 1-5 in the LPGA CME Tour Championship in Venice Florida.

Struggling to find anything I like in Dubai atm.


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Post by: typhoon13 on November 20, 2019, 11:23:19 AM

RSM
Billy Boy Horschel been knocking on the door this back end  16/1  1/5 1-8

Big Dart
Casey and Billy Boy ew double 434/1  1/4  1-5

Yes Ralph I am finding the DP hard work also


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Post by: Karabiner on November 20, 2019, 11:52:22 AM
Dart matched @55 on Willett in Dubai.


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Post by: Karabiner on November 20, 2019, 06:48:14 PM
Hannah Green added to distaff team @140/1 ew 1/4 1-5.


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Post by: Karabiner on November 26, 2019, 10:47:31 AM
Alfred Dunhill Championship in SA.

Brandon Stone @25/1 ew 1/4 1-5.


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Post by: Karabiner on November 27, 2019, 08:29:31 PM
I can't ever remember a golf price having such a collapse - BS is top-priced 14/1 and generally 12/1.

All he has to do now is win..


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Post by: Karabiner on January 02, 2020, 06:05:43 PM
The 2020 golf year starts off in Hawaii with The Tournament of Champions.

Darts thrown at Xander Schauffele and Joachim Niemann @13.5 and 65 respectively.

Let's hope we can make 2020 another profitable year for golf punterers.


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Post by: Karabiner on January 06, 2020, 09:25:56 AM
 ;reallyamsorry;


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Post by: Karabiner on January 08, 2020, 11:05:21 AM
Having dusted myself down after last weekends playoff loss after 3-putting the 72nd hole I have a couple more selections:

Zander Lombard in the SA Open @35/1 ew 1/4 1-5

Cameron Smith in the Hawaii Open @55/1 ew 1/4 1-5

Good luck to any who play.



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Post by: Karabiner on January 12, 2020, 07:08:27 PM
After a horror bogey, triple-bogey start to his first round on Thursday, and me tearing up my virtual ticket, my boy Cam Smith has a live shot tonight.

He's in solo 2nd three shots behind a journeyman pro who must surely have a flock of butterflies in his tummy.

Gooooo Cam goooo  ;cheerleader;


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Post by: Karabiner on January 13, 2020, 09:33:22 AM
 ;karabiner;


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Post by: scotty2hatty on January 13, 2020, 09:38:02 AM
WP


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Post by: Marky147 on January 13, 2020, 04:30:03 PM
Lovely. Nice one, Ralph!

I didn't do anything, but Niall Lyons did him, and some guy that placed, too.


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Post by: tikay on January 13, 2020, 05:06:31 PM

Well done Ralph.


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Post by: Karabiner on January 14, 2020, 12:11:20 PM
Cheers guys - it's nice to actually win a playoff.

I've been playing an early-season angle - betting mostly on guys who played in the President's Cup as I thought they would be sharper.


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Post by: Karabiner on January 15, 2020, 10:29:48 AM
I've gone for Eric Van Rooyen this week in Abu Dhabi 55/1 ew 1/5 1-7.

I was goint to throw a dart at Robert McIntyre too but it looks as though he's withdrawn.


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Post by: Karabiner on January 15, 2020, 05:03:35 PM
Lovely. Nice one, Ralph!

I didn't do anything, but Niall Lyons did him, and some guy that placed, too.

Is that Niall who was/is cardroom supervisor at Luton Marky?


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Post by: Karabiner on January 22, 2020, 11:10:07 AM
I'm going for a slightly left-field selection in Abu Dhabi this week:

Graeme McDowell has been playing really well recently across the pond and is apparently desperate to get back into our Ryder Cup team.

The winning scores usually being in the -20's mean it's a bit of a putting contest and one thing G-Mac can do is putt.

The course should suit him too and I think he's overpriced @140 with betty - I have also gone for him @15/2 to finish in the top-10.

Another dart has been thrown at the returning Bobby McIntyre @55.

Good Luck


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Post by: Marky147 on January 22, 2020, 06:11:58 PM
Lovely. Nice one, Ralph!

I didn't do anything, but Niall Lyons did him, and some guy that placed, too.

Is that Niall who was/is cardroom supervisor at Luton Marky?

Sorry, missed this. Niall Lyons is the Oddschecker Golf Tipster.

No golf, for me. Gonna try having a look at some chelts if I get a chance over the weekend.

GLGL!


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Post by: Karabiner on January 29, 2020, 10:39:22 AM
I'm going back to Xander Schauffele @25 for this week's rowdy Waste Management  Phoenix Open as he's played okay here the last twice.

Also dabbled on Bob McIntyre again in Saudi @33/1 ew 1-5.

Small ew double too as it would be rude not to.

GL


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Post by: Karabiner on January 29, 2020, 04:35:48 PM
I'm giving GMac one more chance in Saudi just in case it was merely jet-lag which caused his erratic play last week in Dubai.

A dart @210 and another @13.5 top-10.


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Post by: Karabiner on January 30, 2020, 02:27:16 PM
Encouraging start for 200+/1 poke GMac - tied for the lead after round one.


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Post by: Marky147 on January 30, 2020, 02:57:02 PM
Nice!

GL.


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Post by: Tal on January 31, 2020, 07:43:40 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/GOLFonCBS/status/1222572274924032001

Thought this might appeal here.


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Post by: tikay on January 31, 2020, 10:30:04 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/GOLFonCBS/status/1222572274924032001

Thought this might appeal here.

Amazing.

While we are posting Twitter links, if you can watch this without welling up, well done.


I got this


https://twitter.com/SportingLife/status/1222174936887898112


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Post by: Doobs on January 31, 2020, 12:41:17 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/GOLFonCBS/status/1222572274924032001

Thought this might appeal here.

Amazing.

While we are posting Twitter links, if you can watch this without welling up, well done.


I got this


https://twitter.com/SportingLife/status/1222174936887898112

Love that Tikay


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Post by: Marky147 on January 31, 2020, 02:31:32 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/GOLFonCBS/status/1222572274924032001

Thought this might appeal here.

They said that another robot did the same?

That's pretty ridic.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Marky147 on January 31, 2020, 02:31:52 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/GOLFonCBS/status/1222572274924032001

Thought this might appeal here.

Amazing.

While we are posting Twitter links, if you can watch this without welling up, well done.


I got this


https://twitter.com/SportingLife/status/1222174936887898112

Awesome!


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Post by: nirvana on January 31, 2020, 05:07:20 PM
That was great


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Post by: Karabiner on February 01, 2020, 01:58:37 PM
We have a major 200/1-poke sweat tomorrow with G-Mac.

Hooooooooold please  ;cheerleader; ;hide; ;cheerleader;


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Post by: Marky147 on February 01, 2020, 03:38:01 PM
Very nice!

Best of luck to Mr McDowell.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 02, 2020, 12:57:53 PM
The luxury of greening out @1.05 is most enjoyable.

Proper gutted that I put the wrong one in my ew double with Xander though.


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Post by: tikay on February 02, 2020, 01:10:36 PM
The luxury of greening out @1.05 is most enjoyable.

Proper gutted that I put the wrong one in my ew double with Xander though.

Blimey, proper banzai that, well done Ralph.


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Post by: Doobs on February 02, 2020, 01:16:57 PM
Congrats Ralph.  Saw something few others did.





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Post by: Ant040689 on February 02, 2020, 01:32:36 PM
well done that is some top work. I followed the RP boys so i was disappointed Gavin Green fell away.


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Post by: 4KSuited on February 02, 2020, 01:36:19 PM
Lovely stuff, sir. Great start to the betting year.


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Post by: bagel on February 02, 2020, 05:04:01 PM
guard of honour from bigadz plz

well done sir


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Post by: Marky147 on February 02, 2020, 07:09:20 PM
:D :D

Nice one, Ralph!


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Post by: Karabiner on February 02, 2020, 07:52:06 PM
Thanks guys - the new lucky pin that my blind squirrel is using is on fire.  ;djinn;


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Post by: Karabiner on February 05, 2020, 10:32:49 AM
This week's puzzle is The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am and I'm just having a couple of small stakes interests at working-man's prices:

Alex Noren @65 and old pal Jimmy Walker @220. also playing top-10 market bets for both.

I'm anticipating a long quiet spell after January's fireworks but you never know..

GL to all players.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 12, 2020, 11:08:05 AM
The tour moves on to Riviera GC in California this week where all of the movie-stars used to play a few years ago.

It's still a very good course which has attracted a quality field including nine of the current world's top ten.

I'm going with Xander Schauffele @29, Kevin Na @110 and in top10 market, and Joachin Niemann @100/1 ew 1/5 1-7.

GL to all who play.


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Post by: Marky147 on February 12, 2020, 02:43:52 PM
Good luck, mate!


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Post by: Karabiner on February 19, 2020, 10:20:26 AM
In the WCG Mexico I have selected four musketeers:

Webb Simpson @26, Jordan Spieth @90, Ben An @110, and Bernd Weisberger @210 and savers in the top10 market.

In Puerto Rico I have pinned my hopes on Alex Noren @ 18/1 ew 1/4 1-5.

GL to all who play.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 26, 2020, 04:31:36 PM
I've gone for Brooks Koepka to return to winning form in The Honda Open @17 and 2/1 top-10, also had Eric Van Rooyen @55/1 ew 1/4 1-5.

Fired a dart at Hautong Li @44 in Oman.

GL players.


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Post by: Karabiner on February 26, 2020, 06:13:56 PM
Added Joachin Niemann @6/1 to finish top-10 in Florida.


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Post by: Marky147 on February 26, 2020, 07:54:47 PM
Good luck, peeps!


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Post by: Karabiner on March 04, 2020, 11:16:16 AM
Well I'm pleased February is over with as it was dead as a dodo for my golf-bets and I'm also another year older  ;tk;

In Qatar this week I'm sticking with Hautong Li @35/1 ew 1/4 1-5.

And at Bay Hill I've had modest bets on Tyrrell Hatton and Collin Morikawa both @65 and ~6/1 top-10.

GL me and any other players.


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Post by: Marky147 on March 04, 2020, 11:42:57 AM
Good luck, Ralph!

See old Ben Coley at Sporting Life had a good weekend.

250/1 & 33/1 winners. Some double, that!


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Post by: Karabiner on March 04, 2020, 06:21:39 PM
Good luck, Ralph!

See old Ben Coley at Sporting Life had a good weekend.

250/1 & 33/1 winners. Some double, that!

I saw that, just under 7000/1 the double which I'm pretty sure Ben Coley wasn't on.

Steve Palmer might well have been if he'd picked them.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 04, 2020, 08:20:08 PM
I forgot to mention someone else who almost certainly was on..


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Post by: Marky147 on March 04, 2020, 08:25:07 PM
Good luck, Ralph!

See old Ben Coley at Sporting Life had a good weekend.

250/1 & 33/1 winners. Some double, that!

I saw that, just under 7000/1 the double which I'm pretty sure Ben Coley wasn't on.

Steve Palmer might well have been if he'd picked them.

:D


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Post by: Karabiner on March 05, 2020, 10:53:46 AM
Kevin Kisner @100 added to my Bay Hill hit-squad.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 07, 2020, 11:47:19 AM
Decent weekend sweat for Bay Hill with Tyrrell leading and Morikawa a few shots back in the chasing pack.

 ;cheerleader; ;cheerleader;


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Post by: Karabiner on March 08, 2020, 10:18:47 AM
Tyrrell leads by two shots going into the final round - but oddly he's not even favourite.

Go on my cocker!


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Post by: tikay on March 08, 2020, 10:21:20 AM
Tyrrell leads by two shots going into the final round - but oddly he's not even favourite.

Go on my cocker!

He really toughed it out yesterday, & that closing birdie was due reward.

He reminds me in so many ways of Poults, that sort of barrel-chest & cheeky confidence.

Hope he gets the job done for you.


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Post by: Marky147 on March 08, 2020, 03:12:20 PM
GLGL!


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Post by: Karabiner on March 08, 2020, 05:03:31 PM
The market has corrected itself and made Tyrrell favourite now all he has to do is prove it right..


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Post by: Karabiner on March 08, 2020, 07:52:48 PM
Greened a nifty @1.6

Flame away


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Post by: Karabiner on March 08, 2020, 10:03:31 PM
Tyrrell Hatton is the man  ;cupcake;

Nice to get a little more ammo for Chelters too.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 08, 2020, 10:25:27 PM
Morikawa finished T9 too for a small profit.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 09, 2020, 12:13:58 AM
My boy Tyrrell:



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Post by: Marky147 on March 09, 2020, 03:20:57 AM
Nice one.

Don't use all your luck up before the big week, Ralph!!



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Post by: AlbusFawkes on March 09, 2020, 10:56:20 AM
Great result for Hatton - he seemed to be struggling a lot (especially with the putter) but then again, they all were.

I hope someone told Azinger to "put that in your pipe & smoke it"!!


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Post by: Karabiner on March 10, 2020, 09:30:20 PM
It's the Players Championship this week at PGA Sawgrass, mainly notable for it's intimidating 17th hole although it does have others.

DJ aka Dustin Johnson has not been in the best of form despite his undeniable talent but has finished top-20 here the last couple of years.

I have found the 25/1 1/5 1-10 currently available so irrisistable that I have had a rare(ish) 2-pt ew wager.

Have also had a modest dabble on Jimmy Walker @260 and top-10.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 10, 2020, 10:26:48 PM
Added Tyrrell @80 as he does have previous on the European tour for winning back-to-back tournies.


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Post by: tikay on March 12, 2020, 05:17:56 PM

Looks like it will be unusually quiet at the Players from tomorrow.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 13, 2020, 02:22:10 PM
The Masters has been postponed.


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Post by: tikay on March 13, 2020, 02:27:35 PM

Bugger.

One of the annual sporting highlights for me.

Guess it's a good call though.


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Post by: Marky147 on March 13, 2020, 02:34:32 PM
Saved you some dough, too ;)


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Post by: tikay on March 13, 2020, 02:37:05 PM
Saved you some dough, too ;)

There's that, too. Every cloud.


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Post by: Karabiner on March 13, 2020, 02:39:36 PM
Saved you some dough, too ;)

There's that, too. Every cloud.

The Masters competition on here is like my supplementary pension.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on March 27, 2020, 07:07:27 PM
I'd like to share this wonderful piece on Ben Hogan with those who enjoy the game and it's history and are currently pining for the game.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/ben-hogan-today


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Post by: Marky147 on April 17, 2020, 07:49:58 PM
The legend... Steve Palmer!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVwRrp_Bflk

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfFN3DoEg3c

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_zw2hxquWc

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsZCxIu0amY

Will chuck it in TfT, too.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 10, 2020, 02:32:57 PM
The PGA tour resumes tomorrow with The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial CC.

It is a strategists course with a tight par-70 layout and doesn't usually favour the bombers but I still couldn't resist the 28/1 ew 1/5 1-7 about Brooks Koepka having had the entire lockdown period to return to get himself back to full fitness.

Also thrown a dart @50 on the consistent all-round game of Collin Morikawa.

Hopefully the early-season heater still has a little life left in it.


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Post by: buzzharvey22 on June 13, 2020, 11:23:49 PM
Morikawa looks some player. Probably not had as much attention as Wolf and Hovland but to me he looks like the next big thing.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 13, 2020, 11:44:18 PM
Morikawa looks some player. Probably not had as much attention as Wolf and Hovland but to me he looks like the next big thing.

He impressed me as a very classy player the few times I saw him last season.

Let's hope he can finish in style tomorrow.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 15, 2020, 08:43:41 AM
Meh


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Post by: arbboy on June 15, 2020, 09:42:25 AM
https://twitter.com/StarSports_Bet/status/1272300926737448963/photo/1

Some tipping last week by whoever this star sports guy is!   Fair play to him.   Hope he had the forecast and tricast.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on June 15, 2020, 06:41:09 PM
https://twitter.com/StarSports_Bet/status/1272300926737448963/photo/1

Some tipping last week by whoever this star sports guy is!   Fair play to him.   Hope he had the forecast and tricast.

Impressive!


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Post by: Karabiner on June 17, 2020, 07:11:52 PM
This weeks offering on the PGA tour is The RBC Heritage at the Harbour Town Links.

It's a similar layout to last week in that it's a tight tree-lined par-71 with proper rough - not only that but the trees are more mature and taller which prevents the bombers from eliminating the doglegs by cutting the corners - this should nullify the bombers' chances of overpowering the course.

I have therefore gone for players with more finesse than brute strength.

My team:

Collin Morikawa @34 and 4.6 TT
Joachin Niemann @180 and 12.5 TT
Kevin Kisner @55 and 15/2 TT
Tyrrell Hatton @65 and 6/1 TT

Good luck to anyone who plays especially if they're on any of the above.


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Post by: dino1980 on June 18, 2020, 02:03:21 AM
Good luck Ralph, I’ve thrown a few darts. I’m also on Kisner, plus Grace, Donald, Poston and Landry.


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Post by: hector62 on June 18, 2020, 09:57:44 AM
Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson this week.


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Post by: Marky147 on June 18, 2020, 01:53:15 PM
Good luck, chaps!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on June 21, 2020, 12:02:19 AM
It's a packed leaderboard but we have some decent sweats for tomorrow.

 ;cheerleader; ;cheerleader;


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Post by: Karabiner on June 22, 2020, 10:24:13 AM
Both Niemann and Hatton lead at several points in last night's thrilling final round.

In the end they were both close but no cigar.

Well done Webb Simpson backers - he played some fantastic golf on the back nine.


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Post by: Marky147 on June 23, 2020, 02:19:07 AM
Unlucky, Ralph. Crossbarred up.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/why-joel-dahmen-is-the-best-interview-on-the-pga-tour?

This is a good read, and not a bad living for a grafter.



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Post by: Doobs on June 23, 2020, 11:14:54 AM
Unlucky, Ralph. Crossbarred up.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/why-joel-dahmen-is-the-best-interview-on-the-pga-tour?

This is a good read, and not a bad living for a grafter.



Liked that, very interesting.   Bob's your uncle.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Marky147 on June 23, 2020, 02:10:52 PM
Unlucky, Ralph. Crossbarred up.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/why-joel-dahmen-is-the-best-interview-on-the-pga-tour?

This is a good read, and not a bad living for a grafter.



Liked that, very interesting.   Bob's your uncle.

Yeah, be nice if we all found a Bob :D


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on June 23, 2020, 04:13:21 PM
Unlucky, Ralph. Crossbarred up.

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/why-joel-dahmen-is-the-best-interview-on-the-pga-tour?

This is a good read, and not a bad living for a grafter.



Thanks Marky.

Enjoyed the article - I'll keep a closer eye on him now - I had noticed him because of the hat and his name's similarity to Dahmer.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Marky147 on June 23, 2020, 04:56:10 PM
I'll be keeping an eye out for Bob!


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Karabiner on June 23, 2020, 04:59:42 PM
Just in case I have any thread/selection followers out there I have a juicy >300/1 fancy for this week.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Marky147 on June 23, 2020, 05:13:29 PM
In, obv.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 24, 2020, 10:34:01 AM
This week it's The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Conneticut.

Matt Wallace was starting to look like his old self and played really well for three rounds last week until his uncharacteristic blow-up in the final round so I think he's well overpriced - remember this is a player who nearly won the USPGA(T3) and finished T12 in the US Open in 2019.

Likewise Matt Fitzpatrick and Jordan Spieth, who have both been looking good at times without being able to string four rounds together.

Hopefully this is their week;

Matt Wallace 200/1 ew, 350+, and TT
Jordan Spieth @65 and TT
Matt Fitzpatrick @65 and TT

I was hugely impressed by Abraham Ancer's all round game last week and would have loved to have included him but his price is just too skinny to offer any value imo c30/1 - no doubt he will romp in now.

Good luck to all who play.


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Post by: hector62 on June 25, 2020, 08:35:17 AM
Sung Jae Im for me this week.


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Post by: kukushkin88 on June 25, 2020, 02:07:03 PM
This week it's The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Conneticut.

Matt Wallace was starting to look like his old self and played really well for three rounds last week until his uncharacteristic blow-up in the final round so I think he's well overpriced - remember this is a player who nearly won the USPGA(T3) and finished T12 in the US Open in 2019.

Likewise Matt Fitzpatrick and Jordan Spieth, who have both been looking good at times without being able to string four rounds together.

Hopefully this is their week;

Matt Wallace 200/1 ew, 350+, and TT
Jordan Spieth @65 and TT
Matt Fitzpatrick @65 and TT

I was hugely impressed by Abraham Ancer's all round game last week and would have loved to have included him but his price is just too skinny to offer any value imo c30/1 - no doubt he will romp in now.

Good luck to all who play.

I’m in the hospital, so not watching but quite the morning already for Ancer, hole-in-one at 7, tee shot in the drink at 8, makes a 36 footer for par 😊.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 25, 2020, 05:36:13 PM
This week it's The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Conneticut.

Matt Wallace was starting to look like his old self and played really well for three rounds last week until his uncharacteristic blow-up in the final round so I think he's well overpriced - remember this is a player who nearly won the USPGA(T3) and finished T12 in the US Open in 2019.

Likewise Matt Fitzpatrick and Jordan Spieth, who have both been looking good at times without being able to string four rounds together.

Hopefully this is their week;

Matt Wallace 200/1 ew, 350+, and TT
Jordan Spieth @65 and TT
Matt Fitzpatrick @65 and TT

I was hugely impressed by Abraham Ancer's all round game last week and would have loved to have included him but his price is just too skinny to offer any value imo c30/1 - no doubt he will romp in now.

Good luck to all who play.

I’m in the hospital, so not watching but quite the morning already for Ancer, hole-in-one at 7, tee shot in the drink at 8, makes a 36 footer for par 😊.

Just started watching myself as was out there hacking round the back nine as Marky so aptly put it.

Hope it's nothing too serious Kuku and you're back home soon.



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Post by: kukushkin88 on June 25, 2020, 05:48:59 PM
This week it's The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Conneticut.

Matt Wallace was starting to look like his old self and played really well for three rounds last week until his uncharacteristic blow-up in the final round so I think he's well overpriced - remember this is a player who nearly won the USPGA(T3) and finished T12 in the US Open in 2019.

Likewise Matt Fitzpatrick and Jordan Spieth, who have both been looking good at times without being able to string four rounds together.

Hopefully this is their week;

Matt Wallace 200/1 ew, 350+, and TT
Jordan Spieth @65 and TT
Matt Fitzpatrick @65 and TT

I was hugely impressed by Abraham Ancer's all round game last week and would have loved to have included him but his price is just too skinny to offer any value imo c30/1 - no doubt he will romp in now.

Good luck to all who play.

I’m in the hospital, so not watching but quite the morning already for Ancer, hole-in-one at 7, tee shot in the drink at 8, makes a 36 footer for par 😊.

Just started watching myself as was out there hacking round the back nine as Marky so aptly put it.

Hope it's nothing too serious Kuku and you're back home soon.


Ha, hope you had fun on the course, I love playing golf in this sort of weather. I’m all good 👍, just standard checks, might be restarting immunotherapy in the autumn.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 27, 2020, 12:55:48 PM
Abe Ancer(AA) @23 added to my depleted squad.


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Post by: Karabiner on June 28, 2020, 06:27:42 PM
Could not resist a tiny bit of Mad Kevin Na @34 - it was like waving a red rag at a bull.

Mad Kev is playing with Mad Beefed-up Bryson which should make for an interesting and contrasting two-ball.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 01, 2020, 02:20:17 PM
It's looking like a tough heat on the PGA tour this week on a course where the winning score was -25 last year.

My sole bet so far is Alex Noren ew @90/1 1/4 1-5.

Good luck to all who play.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 01, 2020, 04:18:33 PM
Rory Sabbatini @85 looks like a bit of value and thusly added to my team.


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Post by: vegaslover on July 02, 2020, 07:53:15 AM
I'll be looking to lay any brits that have a decent first round.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 02, 2020, 10:48:32 AM
Luke Donald Top Ten @30/1 supplemented.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 03, 2020, 12:43:19 PM
Obviously the flop-laggy Matt Wallace is a factor at the top of the leadearboard this week..


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Post by: Karabiner on July 08, 2020, 11:22:39 AM
This week on the PGA tour features the first installment from Muirfield Village GC in Ohio - The Workday Charity Open.

I have gone for a trio of excellent ball-strikers as that is what the course demands:

Xander Schaufele @23, Corey Conners @95, and Matt Wallace @200 - also bet them in TT market.

Good luck all.


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Post by: dino1980 on July 09, 2020, 12:06:46 AM
I’ve thrown a few darts, including Kuchar, Hadwin, Streelman, Champ and Byeong Hun An.

And in Austria I’m on Valinaki.


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Post by: Marky147 on July 09, 2020, 01:04:49 PM
Done nada, but good luck, boys!


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Post by: Karabiner on July 14, 2020, 08:18:18 PM
It's the real thing this week at Muirfield Village after last week's dress-rehearsal - The Memorial Tournament at Jack's place.

I've gone for Dustin Johnson @21(long gone after Coley put him up),
 
Daniel Berger @45/1 ew 1/4 1-5,

and a couple of speculative longshots:

Danny Willett and Harris English both @260.

Also had a few savers on the above in the top ten market.

Thrown a dart @26 on Lorenzo Gagli in the Euro-heat which starts at 7am tomorrow.

Good luck all.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 15, 2020, 10:51:33 PM
Old mate Brooks Koepka@36 added to my team.


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Post by: marcro on July 16, 2020, 09:58:34 AM
Tony Finau was looking unbeatable in that charity exhibition last night. 

He partnered with Rahm against Poulter/McDowell in a 9 hole skins match. 

Him and Rahm won the first 8 skins scoring 9 under for the 8 holes.  They parred the 9th letting Poulter/McDowell win a skin for their charity.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 19, 2020, 01:21:27 PM
We have a sweat with 260-poke Danny Willett in the final round tonight.

It'll need a collapse from 4-stroke leader Rahm for a shot at the win but the top ten@15 is certainly looking good.

 ;cheerleader;


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Post by: Karabiner on July 22, 2020, 06:25:04 PM
After dusting myself down following Danny Willett's final-round 82(+10) debacle, I'm treading cautiously this week in the USA.

It's a much weaker field on paper and the course is much easier so the winning score should be at least -20.

I've gone for Richy Werenski @90/1 ew 1/4 1-5, and Luke Donald @29 to finish top ten.

No bet for me in The English Open as of yet.

Good luck!


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Post by: Karabiner on July 22, 2020, 08:15:11 PM
There is one nice bit of value I've spotted in The English Open and that is Soren Kjeldsen@300/1 or 250/1.

I thought is was a palp. until I saw several bookies offering 200/1+ despite many only going 66/1.

I can only assume he's got the shanks or a limb hanging off* at that price in a really weak field - it's bonkers!


*I searched via Google and there's no mention of any injury.


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Post by: Marky147 on July 23, 2020, 02:48:17 PM
Good luck, mate!

See Ben Coley had another winner the other day.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 24, 2020, 11:06:46 AM
Good luck, mate!

See Ben Coley had another winner the other day.

He is undoubtedly a brilliant golf tipster but he does have 6/7 picks in every tournament.


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Post by: Marky147 on July 24, 2020, 02:57:49 PM
Good luck, mate!

See Ben Coley had another winner the other day.

He is undoubtedly a brilliant golf tipster but he does have 6/7 picks in every tournament.

Yeah, think I normally count 4/5 most times I've looked before the off.

Think he usually only has 2-3 if he's going in heavy on one of the shorter runners, though.

150/1 and 250/1 winners so far this year. Think he's had a few others, too.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 26, 2020, 10:29:34 AM
We have another decent sweat this evening with Richy Werenski tied for the lead going into the final round.

He looked less than convincing in the middle part of yesterday's round after missing a short putt but did finish strongly.

 ;cheerleader; ;cheerleader;


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Post by: Karabiner on July 27, 2020, 09:55:49 AM
Good news and bad news:

The Good news is that Richy ended up T3 - the bad news is that eight others ended up T3 too.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 28, 2020, 10:31:37 PM
Alex Noren is my sole pick for The Barracuda Champs. @28/1 ew 1/4 1-5.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 29, 2020, 05:13:34 PM
The WGC Fedex St. Jude Invitational starts tomorrow at Southwind TN.

I've thrown darts at a variety of players who's prices look like value to me:

Tommy Fleetwood @48, Joachin Niemann @140, Matt Wallace @180, and Robbie McIntyre @340.

Had some savers on the above in the top ten market too.

Good luck all!


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Post by: bunnydas8888 on July 29, 2020, 10:14:16 PM
Do you have a particular way of choosing your darts or is it just gut feeling?  Mate of mine & myself watch lots of the golf & have a "hit list" of guys we think will win sooner rather than later & we kind of end up with the same names but by different reasoning sometimes! Be interested to add a third voice into the mix!


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Post by: hector62 on July 30, 2020, 09:58:51 AM
Fitzpatrick and Berger for me.


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Post by: Karabiner on July 30, 2020, 12:18:45 PM
Do you have a particular way of choosing your darts or is it just gut feeling?  Mate of mine & myself watch lots of the golf & have a "hit list" of guys we think will win sooner rather than later & we kind of end up with the same names but by different reasoning sometimes! Be interested to add a third voice into the mix!

It's more of a combination of several factors for me, including players I think are "ready to win", under-rated, or simply over-priced in the market imo. Throw in a pinch of gut feeling to the recipe too.

In this WGC I felt that most of those at the head of the market were priced about right, including old friends like Hatton, Morikawa, Hovland, and a few others, hence the "darts" thrown at some who I feel to be value outsiders.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 05, 2020, 10:25:28 AM
In a not uncommon instance of golf-punters' flop-lag Richy Werenski won on Sunday.  ;technophobe;

On we go to this odd year's first major, the USPGA Championship at Harding Park Ca., a tough municipal course by all accounts.

My hit squad is:

Tommy Fleetwood @50/1 ew 1/5 1-7,Daniel Berger @45/1 1/5 1-7, Tyrrell Hatton @80, and Phil Mickelson @90/1 ew 1/5 1-7.


Have also thrown a couple of speculative darts at The English Open:

Alex Levy and Maximillian Keiffer both @100.

Good luck and happy viewing all!


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Post by: Marky147 on August 05, 2020, 02:21:28 PM
Had that with Summerghand, lol.

Good luck this weekend, mate!


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Post by: hector62 on August 06, 2020, 09:09:40 AM
Shane Lowry and webb simpson for me.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 09, 2020, 11:12:09 AM
Fleetwood and Berger are both within striking-distance - three shots behind - going into tonight's final round in California.

Daniel played nicely but putted abysmally and Tommy struggled all day but both hung on to shoot even-par third rounds.

One or both needs to catch fire this evening.

 ;cheerleader; ;cheerleader;


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Post by: Karabiner on August 12, 2020, 05:01:15 PM
I've got a couple of fancies in this week's LPGA Scottish Open at The Renaissance course:

Georgia Hall  @22/1 ew 1/5 1-6, and Nasa Hataoka @21.

I've also thrown a dart at Brandon Stone @70 in The Best Celtic Classic.

No bet for me in the US as I'm not fond of the event following a major.

GL to those who play.


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Post by: Marky147 on August 12, 2020, 05:18:46 PM
Good luck mate!


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Post by: Karabiner on August 19, 2020, 10:35:11 AM
I'm confining my bets this week to The AIG Womens' Open at Royal Troon.

I'm on Brooke Henderson @26, Nasa Hataoka @38, Amy Yang @80/1 ew 1/5 1-6, and Cheyenne Knight @140 ew 1/4 1-5.

I was encouraged by old favourite In-Gee Chun's form last week but missed the early 125/1.

Good luck all.


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Post by: Marky147 on August 19, 2020, 03:01:18 PM
Good luck mate!


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Post by: Karabiner on August 19, 2020, 06:16:46 PM
Cheers Marky.

Angel Yin supplemented to the team @140/1 ew 1/4 1-5 as her late draw might help.


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Post by: bobby1 on August 21, 2020, 08:22:12 PM
Scotty Sheffler shot 59 this afternoon. Dustin Johnson has just gone -10 thru the first 10 holes in his 2nd round. If he can get thru 11-14 stretch he might beat the 59 from earlier.


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Post by: Marky147 on August 21, 2020, 08:23:43 PM
Player friendly course then  :o :o


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Post by: bobby1 on August 22, 2020, 12:59:12 AM
Just a bit bud, DJ went -11 for his first 11 and then didn't get any lower which was a surprise.


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Post by: Marky147 on August 22, 2020, 02:22:36 AM
Just a bit bud, DJ went -11 for his first 11 and then didn't get any lower which was a surprise.


Prob be pretty pissed off about that, as stupid as it sounds!


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Post by: Karabiner on August 22, 2020, 10:48:56 AM
Just a bit bud, DJ went -11 for his first 11 and then didn't get any lower which was a surprise.


Prob be pretty pissed off about that, as stupid as it sounds!

Shot the worst 60 ever and the lay-up from 211 yards out at the last was weird too.


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Post by: bobby1 on August 22, 2020, 12:37:54 PM
Just a bit bud, DJ went -11 for his first 11 and then didn't get any lower which was a surprise.


Prob be pretty pissed off about that, as stupid as it sounds!

Shot the worst 60 ever and the lay-up from 211 yards out at the last was weird too.

Deffo Mark, was just a strange ending wasnt it Ralph. Like he’s played badly cos he only finished 11 for the day.


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Post by: Marky147 on August 22, 2020, 07:25:53 PM
Hope a few of them get up around him for the final round, and that'll give me something to watch tomorrow.


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Post by: Karabiner on August 26, 2020, 01:37:10 PM
Interesting article about last week's action on the men's and ladies' tours:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-26/mens-golf-monster-drives-gets-boring-but-womens-game-real-deal/12593400


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Post by: Karabiner on August 26, 2020, 07:29:15 PM
I'm concentrating on The BMW Championship this week despite my dislike of The Fedex Cup as a disruptive concept.

I've had Xander Scauffele ew @18/1 1/5 1-7, and darts* at Matt Wolff and Tyrell Hatton both @55.

Good luck all.


*When I say dart that means 0.5pt win only on betty - ew picks are 1pt ew.


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Post by: Marky147 on August 26, 2020, 08:54:14 PM
I'm doing well at this no golf betting, lol.

Good luck, mate!


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Post by: bobby1 on August 31, 2020, 01:02:00 AM
If you didn't see the end of the BMW Championship golf then try to find the highlights of the last 30 mins.

Not only was it incredible but it shows how hard it is to bet a winner on the golf.




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Post by: Marky147 on August 31, 2020, 01:06:18 AM
Been grafting all weekend, between UFC & Boxing.

I'll see if I can find it somewhere tomorrow.

Sounds like I did well to take another week off betting, though :D


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Post by: Karabiner on August 31, 2020, 10:28:42 AM
Amazing finish to the best tournament I have watched in a long time.

I really enjoyed seeing the players properly tested on a really well set-up golf course.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 02, 2020, 07:22:45 PM
This week's European offering is The Andalucia Masters at the lovely Valderrama GC of blessed memory where I once hacked it round the back nine many moons ago.

I'm going for Robbie McIntyre to return to form @28/1 ew 1/5 1-10.

In the Fedex money-fest at East Lake I've gone for Tyrrell Hatton @46 to have the lowest 72-hole score.

Good luck all.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 09, 2020, 02:44:31 PM
It's the second major of the season on the LPGA tour this week - The ANA Inspiration aka The Dinah Shore.

Predicting what the ladies are going to do is a hazardous business at the best of times but nevertheless here are my picks:

Minjee Lee @13.5, In-Gee Chun ew @55 1/4 1-5, and course-specialist IK Kim ew @170/1 1/5 1-6.

Bonne chance mes braves!


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Post by: Karabiner on September 11, 2020, 03:30:06 PM
In-Gee looked in excellent form yesterday swinging the club beautifully and looking extremely hot!

I hope her #1 fanboy Kuku(who has not posted in 6 weeks) is in good health and also on @50/1+.


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Post by: AndrewT on September 11, 2020, 09:44:30 PM
Excellent couple of sweats for the weekend Ralph.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 16, 2020, 04:07:03 PM
it's The US Open this week at the fiendishly difficult Winged Foot GC where +5 was good enough to win the last time it was here.

I've gone for Tyrrell Hatton ew @50/1  and Tommy Fletwood ew @40/1 both 1/5 1-9.

Also thrown darts at Matt Wolff @95 and my old favourite Mad Kevin Na @440.

Good luck all.


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Post by: tikay on September 17, 2020, 08:26:58 AM

Looks like the US Open greens will be challenging...


https://twitter.com/caddie_world/status/1305904007890776068


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Post by: Marky147 on September 17, 2020, 08:45:16 AM
Almost as challenging as getting you back in your diary ;)


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Post by: tikay on September 17, 2020, 08:47:30 AM
Almost as challenging as getting you back in your diary ;)

Be careful what you wish for young man.


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Post by: Marky147 on September 17, 2020, 09:46:50 AM
Almost as challenging as getting you back in your diary ;)

Be careful what you wish for young man.

:D :D

I'm wishing for your favourite airline owner to get his planes flying to Vegas again!


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Post by: tikay on September 17, 2020, 09:59:16 AM
Almost as challenging as getting you back in your diary ;)

Be careful what you wish for young man.

:D :D

I'm wishing for your favourite airline owner to get his planes flying to Vegas again!

We'd best not derail the thread, but I was shocked to read a day or two ago that there are currently no direct flights to Vegas from the UK. Who could possibly have predicted such a thing?


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Post by: Marky147 on September 17, 2020, 10:07:28 AM
Almost as challenging as getting you back in your diary ;)

Be careful what you wish for young man.

:D :D

I'm wishing for your favourite airline owner to get his planes flying to Vegas again!

We'd best not derail the thread, but I was shocked to read a day or two ago that there are currently no direct flights to Vegas from the UK. Who could possibly have predicted such a thing?

Well, I'd guess the demand just wouldn't be there to make it even halfway feasible, and I think they're flying to LA now for anyone really desperate to get out.

The fact that the lowest intellect members of California seem to have migrated to Vegas while California is closed doesn't make it too appearling, either.


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Post by: 4KSuited on September 17, 2020, 06:00:08 PM
Almost as challenging as getting you back in your diary ;)

Be careful what you wish for young man.

:D :D

I'm wishing for your favourite airline owner to get his planes flying to Vegas again!

We'd best not derail the thread, but I was shocked to read a day or two ago that there are currently no direct flights to Vegas from the UK. Who could possibly have predicted such a thing?

Well, I'd guess the demand just wouldn't be there to make it even halfway feasible, and I think they're flying to LA now for anyone really desperate to get out.

The fact that the lowest intellect members of California seem to have migrated to Vegas while California is closed doesn't make it too appearling, either.

Only American citizens, Green Card holders, or those with a US citizen spouse are allowed to travel to the US atm. Wouldn’t hazard a guess as to when this might change. Tbh I’m shelving thoughts of going there till post-vaccine. Whenever that happens, lol.


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Post by: Marky147 on September 18, 2020, 03:33:27 AM
Yeah, I'll not be surprised if my Dec flight gets cancelled, too.

I'm gonna let them do it, so they have to change it for f ree again :D


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Post by: Karabiner on September 20, 2020, 12:14:34 AM
We have a Sunday sweat - come on the Wolff!

 ;cheerleader; ;bumwiggle; ;cheerleader;


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Post by: bobby1 on September 20, 2020, 12:16:03 AM
Good luck Ralph.


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Post by: Karabiner on September 30, 2020, 05:59:42 PM
I've had a couple of small wagers this week:

Cheyenne Knight ew @80/1 1/4 1-5 in the LPGA Shoprite Classic.

Robbie McIntyre ew @50/1 1/5 1-7 in The Scottish Open at The Rennaisance course.

Good luck all.


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Post by: Karabiner on October 07, 2020, 10:51:05 AM
Robbie McIntyre @55, Danny Willett @100, and Shubankar Sharma @200/1 ew 1/4 1-5 are my three musketeers for the BMW PGA Championship at an unusually soft, long, and receptive Wentworth GC.

In the LPGA Women's PGA played at the Donald Ross masterpiece - Newtown Square - I like Danielle Kang @14/1 1/4 1-5.

Here's hoping for a change of form after recent reversals.


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Post by: Karabiner on October 21, 2020, 02:37:09 PM
Honest Abe and The Mad Hatter are my dynamic duo for this week's ZOZO Championship in Sherwood Ca.

Abraham Ancer @50/1 ew 1/5 1-7, and Tyrrell Hatton @25.

GL all.


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Post by: Marky147 on October 21, 2020, 06:14:49 PM
Zozooooooooooooo up!

Good luck, chaps :)


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Post by: Marky147 on November 09, 2020, 11:00:17 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B7d9GTlBIQ

Steve Palmer does make me laugh :D


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Post by: Karabiner on November 10, 2020, 11:07:45 AM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B7d9GTlBIQ

Steve Palmer does make me laugh :D

His swing made me wince.


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Post by: Karabiner on November 10, 2020, 11:17:44 AM
I have three musketeers for this week's November Masters at Augusta.

Brooks Koepka @18/1 ew 1/5 1-7, Tyrrell Hatton @28/1 1/5 1-10, and Matthew Wolff @60.

Good luck and happy viewing all.


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Post by: Marky147 on November 10, 2020, 07:00:25 PM
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B7d9GTlBIQ

Steve Palmer does make me laugh :D

His swing made me wince.

Even better then ;D


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Post by: Marky147 on November 10, 2020, 07:01:08 PM
I have three musketeers for this week's November Masters at Augusta.

Brooks Koepka @18/1 ew 1/5 1-7, Tyrrell Hatton @28/1 1/5 1-10, and Matthew Wolff @60.

Good luck and happy viewing all.

I've just entered our comp on KK with 'Palmer's Picks'

Rory, JT, and Champ.


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Post by: Tal on November 10, 2020, 07:23:41 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/TheMasters/status/1326232433373704194

Decent effort


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Marky147 on November 10, 2020, 08:27:32 PM
Skimmerrrrrrrrrrr... What a beauty!


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Post by: AndrewT on November 12, 2020, 12:45:43 PM
I notice that, in order to get everyone round before dark, some groups are starting from the 10th tee. Surely this must be a disadvantage - the 10th is averaging 4.31, making it the toughest hole on the course and then it's Amen Corner.

Assuming the groups swap round tomorrow I guess there might be value in Day 1 leaders from those who start today on the 1st, and then value bets tomorrow on those who start from 10 today.


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Post by: Doobs on November 12, 2020, 02:12:29 PM
I notice that, in order to get everyone round before dark, some groups are starting from the 10th tee. Surely this must be a disadvantage - the 10th is averaging 4.31, making it the toughest hole on the course and then it's Amen Corner.

Assuming the groups swap round tomorrow I guess there might be value in Day 1 leaders from those who start today on the 1st, and then value bets tomorrow on those who start from 10 today.

How can the 10th be averaging 4.31 when nobody has reached it yet? 

I don't think it can make much difference as it could be a positive or negative.  If you get through that one unscathed you are going to be happy and if you bogey 1 you will feel worse than on 10?

Really looking forward to this.


Title: Re: *****"The Official 2017 Golf Betting and Discussion Thread"*****
Post by: Doobs on November 12, 2020, 02:24:18 PM
I guess 4.31 is the long run average as that is quoted on ESPN.

Wouldn't the best strat be to pick the people out late as the course shouldn't get worse than it is now?

I'd still take the couple of extra places that were available this morning though.  I have just backed a few from betting emporium as I have struggled to keep up with what has been going on this year. 


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Post by: nirvana on November 13, 2020, 03:53:47 PM
Watched the BBC highlights yesterday - Peter Alliss, how odd they still wheel him out. Pretty much unlistenable babble


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Post by: Karabiner on November 13, 2020, 11:23:20 PM
Watched the BBC highlights yesterday - Peter Alliss, how odd they still wheel him out. Pretty much unlistenable babble

He looked even more like he'd been dug up with that beard.