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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Player Profiles with Match-ups and Props Should be Focus at The Masters
There is so much to cover when analyzing a golf event and a major one like The Masters. I’ve provided some insight on betting the Masters with a betting guide with the expected contenders based on world ranking and odds to win. So many storylines, but also plenty of betting action on the tightly-bunched contenders and favorites in the 2018 Masters with a bias towards recent results, play and big brand names.
The most ...
Keys to Success and Handicapping the Masters at Augusta
While so much media coverage is pointed towards the marquee players and odds to win the Masters, the best way to make money consistently is isolating head-to-head match-ups and selected proposition bets. Your main handicapping focus should be on current form and course form, which includes a players experience and results playing at Augusta National. Finding value early and shopping around for the best long-shot prices and matchups is a ...