Patrick Reed came of age on Sunday night when he held on to win the Cadillac WGC at Doral. The Blue Monster turned into a complete monster and a record was set for a PGA event for the most balls going in the water.
Tiger Woods developed a bad back again on Sunday afternoon and though we got place money Dustin Johnson proved yet again that along with massive talent he has a huge space between his ears as he played some suicidally stupid golf.
Hats off to Donald Trump and the design team who have turned the Blue Monster into a scary test of the game we all love. I’ve been lucky enough to play many of Floridas best courses but I think I may well give this one a miss unless I just turn up and jump in the lake, cutting out the middle man as it were.
Thoughts have to turn towards the Masters now and if Patrick Reed hits his irons like he did last week he would have a chance. People say Augusta is about the man who putts best, it isn’t it’s about the man who can put his ball in the right parts of the greens the most and this guy hit irons in like arrows.
The PGA tour has the Valspar Challenge this week while on the European Tour it’s the Trophee Hassan. Both are good courses with strong fields and providing the caddies on the European Tour can keep their minds off what they’ve backed at Cheltenham then we should be in for a good week.
Remember it’s the quiet golf weeks when we can sneak in and land the big pot from right under the Bookmakers noses and we have some big priced selections this week .
I look forward to seeing you on the fairways.
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