Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PGA PIcks Shell Houston Open

Update - Wie Leads at Nabisco!
2pm Today Golf Channel 
Don't Forget The Girls


I would definitely Cover the Top 10s No Win
Also the Players with Good History at Shell (in Green and Dark Green)
Lots of Good Longshots at the bottom of the Bets sheet worth $5


Round 1
Power Ranks Dominate the Top

Spieth "Driving" Me Crazy
He has hit less than 40% of Fairways. He is still in the Running - only 4 off the lead after the first round. (-2)

Round 2

Morning Wave
Sergio Garcia "Un Fuego"
I think that means "On Fire" in Spanish. Please excuse my Espanol.
He has lit it up Through 13 holes (-9). He is a Top Pick in Power Ranks (Above). 

Sergio Garcia (-12)
He has a new girl in his life and seems to have mellowed with age. But- can he hold a lead?
This week will tell us a lot about whether or not he's winning the head games.

Matt Kuchar
Is breathing down his neck just one behind at (-11)

Jordan Spieth - Sent Packing!
Spieth - a Texas Native - Missed the cut and is on his way to the Masters. Only 3 Masters winners ever finished Top 10 the week before Augusta.  Although he hit less than 40% of Fairways this week - he hit around 60% last week. So, his chances at next weeks Major are anyone's guess.
In the Wings
are hot Young Guns - Jones and Tringale along with Veteran Steve Stricker. Jimmy Walker could also strike again for another win if the Leaders fall.


Round 3

Sergio Leaking Oil
After jumping out to a big lead (-12) - he was blowing white smoke in the 3rd round and finished 1 Over (-11)

Kuchar - Peddle to the Medal
He raced by the Leaders securing a 4 shot lead going into the Final Round. 
The last 2 weeks we've seen leads evaporate on Sunday. However, Kuchar hit the wall enough last week to make me think he's securely buckled in the drivers seat for this weeks final.
He is at the top of our Power ranks (above)


Final Round

Matt Kuchar 
Started with a 4 shot lead. He did not hold back his driver and it did not let him down. He threw darts on approach that spun back from the hole denying him well earned Birdies. 
This still left him with just a 2 shot lead going into 18. (-16).
And Me with a $360 Ticket to Cash.

Matt Jones on 18
was at (-14) gong into 18.  He made a nice Birdie to Finish just 1 Off (-15).

Matt Kuchar on 18
In the Fairway - Needing only a Par to Win. 
His Final Approach Lands in the Water.
 After an Up and Down for Bogie
It was Now a Playoff

Matt Jone's Tee Shot found the Right Fairway Bunker

Mat Kuchar's Tee Shot  Finds the Fairway
Advantage Kuchar! 

Jones Approach in the Rough - Behind Greenside Bunker

Kuchar's Approach Greenside Bunker (Really?)

Then...It Happened!
Jones Approach in the Rough - Behind Greenside Bunker
Jones Holed It!
Game Over!

You can see His Expression as the Fist Pump Turned to Disbelief

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