Preview and Odds for the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive CC in St. Louis
The final major of the season is the PGA Championship, which will be played for the last time in August as it’s moved up to May starting next year. The field includes 108 of the top 111 in the latest Official World Rankings. The field also includes 20 PGA club professionals who qualified for the championship. A total of 16 past PGA champions are in the field including 4-time winner Tiger Woods, who is apparently ...
Carnoustie Becomes Scoring Spectacle in Round 3
What’s going on here? The toughest track on the Open rota has turned into a pitch and putt course. Calm conditions and low scores were prevalent in Round 3 with eagles (14) and birdies (288) flying everywhere as the 79 players that made the cut averaged 69.34; the lowest average round in Open history at Carnoustie. Only one eagles had been carded during the three previous Opens at Carnoustie. Just 24 players shot over par (71) on Saturday. A ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...