We have the curtain raiser for the Masters this week in the form of the Shell Houston open a brilliant Tournament in itself but one which poses several questions and headaches for us brave punters.
Many top players such as Rory Mcilroy are warming up for next week but that’s the problem are they trying to win this great Tournament or are they literally fine tuning to be cherry ripe for next week. One top player has admitted that he sometimes misses greens on purpose the week before a Major so he can practice chip shots under a pressure. As a punter that makes your heart sink however that guy is not in our team this week.
You can of course just bet players who are not in the Masters next week but of course the problem there is they are not top players or they would be at Augusta next week going for a green jacket. Winning a Tournament is stressful and brings huge media commitments and a lot of other baggage which is why you can see that some of the top boys are just looking to play well here as opposed to winning.
The Rees Jones design is a traditional par 72 measuring 7,441 yards. Its scoring average of 71.868 means that this is one tough track in its own right. Ideal to get used to very difficult conditions. The rough here is actually more penal than Augusta and it proved very difficult to rescue par last year when you strayed offline. We are looking for accurate drivers here then far more than next week on the wide slopes of Augusta. Rory is a strong 8/1 favourite but will he drive it well enough!
At Golf bet Profits we are playing three players against the field, one at a huge huge price who has the game for this track. Its then eyes down for the biggest week of the year in the greatest tournament of them all the Masters. I will cover all the predictions and stats you will ever need in next Tuesdays Masters Special.
Have a great week.
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