One of the PGA’S most fascinating Tournaments takes place this week at one of its most difficult courses. It’s the AT@T at Congressional though sadly Tiger Woods who is involved in hosting the Tournament through his links with the sponsors will be there only to watch. The great man’s dodgy elbow (wonder how he got that!!) means we won’t see him on the course till the Open Championship but fear not as many great players will ensure this is still one of the great weeks.
The course was toughened up so it could stage the US Open and the promoters decided they liked it tough so haven’t really altered it back. Last year it had the highest scoring average of any non Major championship and from what I hear it’s slightly tougher this year. It’s brutally long but if you stray off the fairways the rough is brutal. The greens are quick and offer up few birdie chances actually the more I think about it I wonder if there is anything wrong with the Tigers elbow.
Adam Scott the World number 4 is the highest ranked player on show after Tiger cried off as did Justin Rose with understandable exhaustion and of course young Rory is back in Ireland for his home country Open. Scott looked majestic the first two rounds of the US Open but was wasteful on the weekend throwing away shots with gay abandon. Scotty was third here last year and is the man to beat now he has that first Major banked.
It should be a good week and we have three very strong bets for it!
But that’s not all this week because over in Ireland it is the National Open and Rory, Gmac and Padraig Harrington are all here as is Darren Clarke so all four Irish Major winners are supporting the event. Stop and think a small Island has produced this many great players it is an amazing achievement. I have to say though that the more Gmac lives in Florida the more his accent takes on a very dodgy American twang, lets hope this week he fights it and goes back to his native dialect or he is in danger of accidentally being picked for the American Ryder Cup team.
Young Rory will find this Tournament far easier than the ones he has played in America so far this year but with all the off field antics I will be very surprised if he can raise his game for this. With his talent he should be putting fields like this to the sword but for whatever reason it isn’t happening for him.
At Golf Bet Profits we think the winner may well be Irish but he has not been mentioned during this article and he is a very big price.
Join us and get the tips for both great Tournaments, it should be quite a week.
I look forward to seeing you on the fairways.
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