There are only four World Golf Championship Events in the whole year and the powers that be have decided to play two of them in three weeks! And you thought the people who run horse racing were crazy! and you’re right of course.
So just a fortnight since the World Matchplay we pitch up at one of the most famous of all the courses in the USA, The Blue Monster at Doral. But there is one Major problem for us because it’s not the same Blue monster at Doral that we know and love! The owner Donald Trump he of the hairstyle that would make Elton John snigger, has after last years Tournament gutted the place and had it redesigned.
The old place he claimed had seen better days and he wanted to turn it into a resort course. That of course means he wanted to make it easier so more tourists would come and play! The word is that the fairways have been widened and the greens made bigger, essentially this is a new golf course. It is however still a Florida, water everywhere, open to the wind course and will suit the players that do well on these tracks.
The man who was known as the king of the Blue monster our old friend Tiger Woods was at his petulant best last Sunday night when after a disastrous display in the last round when after 12 holes he decided to have an early bath and walk off citing a back spasm. Remember this does slightly affect his playing partner and was feeble in the extreme. His chief crawler Sky Sports Mark Roe for whom the Tiger is God assured us that his hero wouldn’t do this lightly but it was more dreadful PR for the tarnished brand that is Woods. I’m sure the sponsors were impressed and of course the people who had paid to go and see him and this two weeks after the World matchplay where he couldn’t even be bothered to turn up!
Tiger is the reigning Champion here but in this weeks betting he is drifting further than the Kon Tiki! and should he play it’s hard to see him winning. Young Rory blew the Honda Classic last week ending up in a play off when he had it won earlier in the last round. That will have seriously annoyed him however he did drive the ball as well as anyone has all season and when he drives it so long and so straight you cannot leave him out of calculations. He says he loves Florida golf and it’s his home now so must feel comfortable and relaxed!
Big hitting Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott will be on most peoples short list for what promises to be an intriguing week and lets remember like all Florida courses if the wind gets up in the afternoons they can play about five shots harder and one hole that has been left alone by Trump and his cronies is the terrifying 18th!
We are playing four against the field this week at Golf Bet Profits so join us there’s no need to be afraid of this monster!
Back next Tuesday.
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