The Open Championship: Players, Picks, Preview and Projections

Breaking Down Carnoustie and Betting the Open Championship Our Countdown to Carnoustie continues and it’s time to get on the tee and make the big shots with our preview, picks and projections after analyzing the players and profiles. Our momentum in the majors continues after producing profit at the U.S. Open, which followed one of my best-ever results at the Masters with more match-up winners. When determining players of interest in tournament and group match-ups, and contenders to ... More

Top Contenders Odds to Win at Carnoustie and Open Championship

Carnoustie a Best Course - Open Prep Events Including Scottish Open Carnoustie Golf Links ranks among the best courses in Scotland, and as I mentioned in my Open prep Countdown to Carnoustie, the championship course is regarded by most as the toughest test. Weather plays a pivotal role at the Open, but if it remains modest in both rain and wind, Carnoustie will be a hard but fair test. The fairways are more flat than other links courses, so uneven lies are not as common. This link will give ... More

Countdown to Carnoustie and the Open Championship

Carnoustie Regarded as Toughest Course on Open Rota and a Most Memorable Venue In 1999, the course became known as “Carnasty” after 101 scores were posted of 80 or higher during the Open Championship at Carounstie in Angus, Scotland. That included 89 and 83 by 19-year old Sergio Garcia, who was making his Open debut and cried like a little boy after being overmatched at the historic championship venue at Carnoustie Golf Links, the hardest links course on the Open rota. The Royal and ... More

Big Bertha $10 Million Made-for-TV Match-Up: Woods vs. Mickelson

Woods vs. Mickelson $10 Million Winner-Take-All Match-Play Event in the Making We’ve seen this before, and I’m not talking about Woods vs. Mickelson competing on the golf course. It’s the big money events that grab the attention of sports fans, bettors and the broadcast media networks. The sponsors and advertisers ante-up, the media and promotors hype up the event and social media gets in on the action with opinions flying faster and blasting farther than the golf balls Tiger and Phil ... More

Mickelson Mistake: Impact on Golf and Sports Betting

USGA Mistake: Mickelson Makeup and Apology for Miscue It’s too bad Phil Mickelson overshadowed the premium performance of Brooks Koepka winning his second U.S. Openin as many years. Mickelson committed a bizarre penalty during Saturday’s third round when he putted a ball a second time before the ball had stopped moving. The infraction earned Mickelson a two-stroke penalty, but many believe he should have been disqualified, including PGA Tour pros. And of course, the USGA’s ... More

U.S. Open Preview and Projections

Betting the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Over the years, the U.S. Open has been my toughest tournament to make birdies and turn a betting profit. Whether it's the changing venues or the difficulty of the course and conditions, it's been tougher to navigate. This year we’ll shoot for par at Shinnecock Hills, as the Open returns to a classic venue and tough tournament test. Last year however, we hit the green and made birdie at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, as we not only had Brooks ... More

The Players Championship Preview

Preview & Picks for the Best Field in Golf at the Players Championship The iconic stats of The PLAYERS Championship brings together the strongest and deepest field of the year as 144 top pros tee it up at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; home of the PGA Tour headquarters. The best players in the world will be challenged on the Stadium Course at Sawgrass that is one of the most mentally challenging in the world. So many superlatives are bestowed upon TPC Sawgrass, and the Pete ... More

Record Betting Handle for Masters

FairwayJay’s Perfect Match-ups and Las Vegas Sportsbook’s Record Handle for Masters While defending Masters champion Sergio Garcia was shooting himself out of the Masters Thursday and setting a record with an octuple-bogey 13 on the 15th hole, Las Vegas sportsbooks were already setting records with a record betting handle on the 2018 Masters. The Las Vegas Superbook, recognized as the leader in Las Vegas for offering the biggest betting menu for golf and other sports, more than doubled ... More