After last weeks unpredictable matchplay event the PGA Tour returns to some kind of normality with the start of the Florida Swing. I’m not going to hold a competition as to why it’s called the Florida Swing section of the Tour suffice to say if you cannot work it out then I fear life is set to be a struggle for you.
It’s the Honda Classic played on one of the most difficult courses on Tour the Championship course at PGA National. It contains the notorious Beartrap 15 to 17, 2 par 3s and a hellish par 4 so called as the designer Jack Nicklaus must have been in his meanest mood ever when he designed these three pieces of golfing pure evil.
Bad news for the players as the wind is due to be quite lively so the Beartrap with water surrounding all three holes will ensure the scoreboard will be changing very quickly. This is the sort of Tournament where you watch smugly as your player leads then pop to the fridge to lessen by one its stocks of Mcewans Export only to return to find him missing from the first three pages of the leaderboard having got wet three times.
If Maximus had been a golfer then Oliver Reeds advice would have been “Win the Bear Trap and you will win your freedom.”
It’s not the whole Tournament but it is pivotal.
The Tiger is on the prowl but such was the horror of his last performance with wild swings and constant cursing that it’s a brave man that bets him this week. Rory leads a strong and powerful European Challenge who have done well at this Tournament. With so many of them living in Florida this is more of a home event than one at Wentworth. I expect a strong challenge from our boys this week as they are precision iron players which this place needs. If he drives well Rory will contend but his price is on the skinny side and there is value elsewhere.
We love the Florida Swing at Golf Bet Profits, the season is moving into top gear and the form lines are there if you know where to look. Join us it should be quite a week, just don’t leave the room when our players are on the Bear Trap holes, send others they will understand!
Have a great Golf Betting week.
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