Martin Kaymer gave his supporters stress and late night nightmares but after coming back after a rain delay he got the job done at Sawgrass to become the Players Champion.
Kaymers rise to World number 1 at just 23 was matched by his spectacular fall from grace to a lowly World number 83 in the past three years. Swing changes had destroyed his confidence and he had begun to look washed up in his mid twenties.
Returning to his original swing recently Kaymer who is largely self taught and self coached which is refreshing in the modern game has rediscovered his brilliance but after so long in the wilderness he must have been extremely nervous. His monster putt to make par at the infamous 17th was World Class and he was a deserving winner.
This week the US Tour stages the Byron Nelson a wonderful Tournament in its own right at the superb Las Colinas course. A strong field turn up with many glad they can forget about Sawgrass for 12 months at least. Las Colinas is certainly not easy but it’s certainly less tricky and stressful than last week. This week is all about the driving as these fairways are narrow and dog leg meaning we need accuracy off the tee.
Jordan Speith who played so well for 3 days last week is the hometown boy and will be under huge pressure to win from his adoring fans. This guy though a prodigious talent is still only 20 years old and he may well suffer a hangover from last week so I personally will be looking elsewhere. I should repeat what I wrote after the Masters Speith will dominate the game in a way no one has since the Tiger, he really is that good.
At Golf Bet Profits we are playing 4 bets in a Tournament my ratings suggest may well go to an outsider who DIDN’T play last week and is fresh. Sawgrass can leave its mark on even the top pros and that may prove vital this week.
We also hit mainland Europe for the Open De Espana where we have four solid selections. It’s a busy week and looks sure to be an exciting one.
Get involved I look forward to seeing you on the Fairways.
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