Golf Bet Profits landed the winner at Pebble Beach but not till after we had been taken on an emotional rollercoaster for 5 hours on Sunday night.
Jimmy Walker was our number 1 selection at 28/1. Not only has he recorded two recent wins but the unique Golf Bet Profit ratings system identified him as a 14/1 shot for the Tournament so at 28/1 we had to be involved. For three days Walker confirmed our thinking surging into an incredible six shot lead, this is in a field including the likes of Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson no less.
We entered Sunday’s final round at 1/5 in the betting and standing on the 10th tee we were 1/25 with Walker coasting round still leading by 5. He then went into meltdown mode which he later claimed was due to the size of the lead. Shots were frittered away from the middle of the fairway. Putts were missed from 5 feet and so it went on as we started to get that sinking feeling.
The upshot was on the 18th tee our boy needed a par to avoid a playoff, a par on a hole with the sea on one side and out of bounds on the other. To say he fell over the line would be an understatement as a five foot putt wiped its feet on the way in but a wins a win and when we all looked at our Bookmaker accounts in the morning there was loads of money there!
Walker will learn from this and could still challenge for the Majors but it will leave its mark for a while and judging by the emails I received a few people felt that he could have made it easier by playing his normal game instead of playing the leaderboard. Fair point but thankfully for us it all turned out fine and dandy.
This week we stay in California for the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, one of the great courses in the World. Short in length but incredibly tricky this is a week for the strategists and we have four strong selections.
We could be in for another big Sunday night. Nothing beats the drama and excitement of a big golf night when we have one running for us at a big price. Get involved!
Have a great punting week.
Back next Tuesday.
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