Poulter Has Momentum In The US Masters
The word momentum is often used in sport to indicate that a team or player is on a roll and playing well. Its an unproven theory but in a game like golf a player in form will have confidence and confidence is more important than momentum. Ian Poulter planned to go to Augusta to work as a pundit on the US Masters. However, he won the Houston Open on Sunday after a playoff to earn the last qualifying place in the first major of the season. Poulter now has a two year exemption on the US PGA Tour which means he can play where he chooses. The next stage of his career begins in the US Masters today and POULTER is 55/1 with bet365 to win the Green Jacket.
The Arsenal fan has a 16:48 UK tee-time which means he will on the back nine when his team kick-off at home against CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their quarter-final tie in the Europa League. You would have thought the committee at Augusta would have given Poulter an early start so he could relax after his round to watch his team. The Russians have scored 18 goals in the Europa League this season but only two have come before the last minute of the first half. Arsenal beat Stoke 3-0 in their latest Premier League match at home but there was no score at half-time. Correct score betting is fraught with danger but there could be some value in backing NO GOALS in the first half at 9/4 with William Hill.
It’s the first day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree this time last week. There are four Grade 1 races on the Thursday which is unique in the British jumps racing calendar. There are four weeks between Cheltenham and Aintree this year which means more horses will run at both meetings but Gold Cup winner Native River has been put away for the season. There are just two All-Weather fixtures in the UK today and nothing in Ireland. It’s like chalk and cheese compared to the sport at Aintree next week. Great Order is the nap of the day (Chelmsford 6.45) but you won’t get rich betting at 1/2. So we should go the EXTRA MILE and back a horse with that name in the 7.15 at 5/2 with Ladbrokes when Poulter will be playing the last few holes.