In last weeks article I wrote about the huge reaction or overreaction by the Major Bookmakers to Tiger Woods return to form and number one status. He was back to the bad old days of going off in a 160 runner field at odds of 2/1 or lower. Judging from the emails I received many of you were not put off and lumped on at the Memorial last week a Tournament where the Tiger was the King in his pomp a decade ago.
Well of the players who made the cut Tiger finished stone bonking last (poor choice of phrase perhaps) with his worst overall total as a pro. Only his 81 in the open when a near hurricane wrecked everybody’s scorecard was a worse score, it was mind numbingly awful golf. I make the point again Woods will never dominate Golf like he did in the past because he isn’t as good and the other players have caught him up. It was Woods who introduced diet fitness and weight training into golf and in a sense that’s what will stop him from dominating because now they are all at it (again questionable choice of phrase). He brought the game into the modern era and he will win his share but the aura of invincibility was further damaged at the weekend as he hacked it round like he was competing in the Sunday Medal at his local club.
A strange week on the PGA Tour as next week it’s the US Open so many are having a week off which is a shame as the ST Jude Classic is a cracking Tournament. I can’t think of what would give you more confidence than playing well the week before a Major and Phil Mickelson rolls into town in need of a confidence boost before next week. The great man has been poor this year but has been working hard on his game with coach Butch Harmon and may have one more big win left in him but time is running out.
We are betting on the St Jude Classic and the Lyonness Open from Austria this week so come on board ready for next weeks US Open Bonanza of golf betting. I think I have the winner and he is a very big price indeed.
I look forward to seeing you on the fairways.
Back next Tuesday.
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