Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Golf Picks Memorial 2014

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Spieth plays well at Big Tourneys
Well See?

I also like 
Andy Sullivan @ 75-1 
At William Hill
In the Euro Nordea Masters

Odds for Both Tourneys 
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Round 1

  Rory looks poised to do it again?

Round 2

Rory Crashes Hard to (-3). 
Casey in Charge


Round 3

Bubba Out in Front


Round 4

That's Entertainment! - Click to Read Whole Story

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Golf Picks Crown Plaza 2014

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This Course is Not Log and the Fairways are Narrow
So, Not a Bomber Paradise
Look for Players with Solid
Drive Accuracy
Proximity to the Hole
and Scrambling

My Top Picks

Zach Jonson 
Plays this Better than Anyone
Due and 7th Last Year 
Mat Kuchar 
Great Record at Colonial
 a Threat
Dont Ignore the Longshots 
They've Been Winning All Year
Ben Martin

See Below
Power Ranks 
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Round 2

 Power Ranks
Chis Stroud T2 (-6)
Tim Clark (Not on Bet Sheets) T3 (-5)
Spieth and Dufner (-4)


Round 3

Dufner Can Make These

 Just Can't Make These 
GIR Nearly 70%
Short Puts - Not So Much
(-5) 2 Off The Lead

Shoot Out Tomorrow!
 21 Players Within 3
11 Power Ranks In The Hunt!


Final Round

Dufner Long Put on 18
For the Clubhouse Lead 

(PR) Dufner Leads in Clubhouse!
Tied With Adam Scott (-9)

JunkMan Jacobson to Tie Clubhouse Lead
Misses by Inches

3 Still Have a Chance 
To Join The Playoff
Toms (-7) Out
(PR) Stroud (-5) Out
(PR) Hideki (-6) Out
(PR) Power Rtank

All Square 

Duf sticks it within 3 feet
Scott on the Fringe from 7 Feet
Scott Makes it!
Duf Makes it!


Duf Approach 20 Feet Short
3 Feet Past
Scott Inside 6 Feet!

For The Win
The New #1 Wins It!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Golf Picks Byron Nelson 2014

Early Shoot Out
Recent Rain should make for Soft Greens and Low scores on Thursday and Friday.

The Men from Boys
Will be separated as High Winds (40 MPH) hit on Sat and Sun. 

Jordan Spieth Returns to Where It All Started
this week in Dallas. He got his first PGA start here in 2010 at 16 years of age and finished 16h.
I think he has a real shot at shutting up his critics this week. If not this week - next week - in the 2nd leg of a Texas Two-Step. Spieth seemed seriously upset and determined to close after The Players.

Age My Ass
The talk of his age being a factor in not closing The Players or Masters is Moronic. 
Kuchar and Adam Scott (Way Past 20) Recently choked away victories?   It's just hard to put 4 low rounds together on these courses.  The Tour is Begging for Someone to Step In for Tiger.
Spieth's doing just fine with 15 top 10s and a Fat Bank Account. Ignore the Press and Play Your Game Jordan. It's Not a Matter of "If" but "When" for the Future #1. 

My Top Picks Are:
Jordan Spieth
Keegan Bradley
Robet Garrigus
Martin Flores
Angel Cabrera 

You Should Probably Cover:
Matt Kuchar
Doubt He'll Win another this week - but Ranked High (See Below).

Normally Have an Advantage here. Soft wont help them Roll Early, But May Make Scrambling Easier. High Winds may put them in the Creek on the Weekend. 

These Are Worth a Ticket:
Gary Woodland
Dustin Johnson
Robert Garrigus
Angel Cabrera

Patrick Cantlay
was a Rising Star - much like Spieth a few years ago.  Like Jordan, he too is an old soul - not a follower of Social Media - he's a student of the game. He shot 60 at the US Open a few years ago. Cantlay returns to The Tour this week after nearly a year off due to back surgery and a stint on the Tour - Well Worth $5 at 200-1.

A Few Other Longshots 
are Worth a Look as Well. See (Below)



Round 1

Jordan Spieth Misses Fairways
75% of them - to be exact.  He said he was working on adding Height for this tourney.
After 54 Bogey Free holes last week -  If it isn't broken - don't Fix it. 
Unlike Tiger - Spieth is candid and humble about his mistakes. He admitted he would be working on his driver before the 2nd Round. The Luck of he Draw was not in his favor - as he had an early start and the wind was calmer for the afternoon Round. Jordan did bounce back after a Bogie and Double Bogie with Late Birdies to Finish Even for the Round.


Round 2
Power Ranks - Todd and Hoffman On Top

Brendon Todd Out in Front.
He was Humble and Positive in his post game interview. Punch Shots (keeping it low) was his reply when asked for his key to success in the first 2 rounds. Just the opposite of Spieth's plan going in. A much more sensible approach.

Jordan Finds 2nd Gear
He did not light it up today, but did help his cause immensely with this Birdie on 18. That took him to (-3) and just 5 Shots off Todd. 3 Shots off the Pack in 2nd at (-6). If High Winds do Become a Big factor - We could see  -12 Win This. Either way, he'll need two Low Rounds to make up for Thursday and Friday

 Final Hole (-2) - From the Rough 178 Yards

Stuck It! (-3)

Round 3

Jordan Finds Needs a Vacation
Couldn't take one this week - He was the Favorite this week -  for his much heralded Homecoming. Gues what - he's human - Not 20 - Human. Bogies dashed any hope of a comeback this week - Finished Even for the Tourney yesterday. He'll be playing again next week in the 2nd leg of this Houston swing. I'll still Bet him - but he needs to go be 20 for a few weeks and comeback fresh for the US Open. 

When you care for a loved one from an early age (his autistic sister) - you become selfless. As usual - this week was more about the fans and kids than himself. He and Harrison Frazar put on a clinic for the local kids.


Brenden Todd
Needs one more low day to get his first win.  I like the way he's playing. But, with Oost tied with him for first - wind gusts expected - and a packed leaderboard - it won't be easy.


Final Round

 The Lead is within reach for A Dozen Players.
I just hope a few shoot low and put on a show. 
Most Sundays this year - it's been
He Who Bogies Least - Wins.
Hope they don't All Pull up Lame.
Be nice to see some Birdies at the end.

Power Rank Tickets
 $500 Todd $5 100-1
$400 Hoffman $5 80-1
$250 Woodland $10 25-1


Front Nine

Great Golf on Sunday? 
3 Very Good Leaders - Weir, Todd and Leishman.
 They are playing well in spite of the wind. Great approach shots.
No one is Putting and Sticking Though.
Weir and Leishman sticking Approaches 
but missed some puts to drop back. 

Todd staying Calm so far - 2 Shot Lead at (-13)

Todd Doing Both!
2 Long Birdie Puts Off Decent approach Shots
2 shot Lead (-14) 


Back Nine

Fairways Greens and Puts
Todd (-14) has hit All 3 Consistently
He is on the Par 5 16th Now
In the Bunker
Wier Missed His Birdie Put on 17 (-12)
A Birdie Here would Be Huge!

Weir Waits in Clubhouse (-12)

Todd(-14) For Par on 17
Drained It!

Todd (2 shot Lead) For Birdie on 18

Par Put - For The Win

Impressive Finish
That's How You Close
Todd Wins It!

Power Ranks On Fire!
3 Weeks - 3 Winners!
 Been advised to Remove Codes from Tickets
So They Cant Be Copied and Cashed



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Golf Picks The Players Championship


Hist: Recent Finishes at the Players
Stats: Current Overall Stats
Rec: Recent Finishes 
Rank: Overall Rank all 3

Angel Cabrera, Tim Clark, Jason Bohn, Brian Harman and Martin Flores
Have a Real Shot and are NOT ON THE BET SHEET
This season Longshots Win - Could Happen?
Check Online Odds for All 5.

This one requires Driving Accuracy, Proximity to the Hole and Great Putting.
Not a Bombers Paradise. 

Here are My Top Picks
Zach Johnson 
Looks Strong
Ryan Palmer and McDowell's 
Stats are Off the Hook for this Tourney.
Luke Donald 
if He can hit Approaches
if He can Find the fairways
if he Gets his Putter going. 

I Like Jordan Spieth 
 to Stay Patient and Compete.
He has Never Payed TCP SawGrass.
But, in my Opinion - Best Golfer tin the Field
He Could win or Miss the Cut?
He and the Others will Have to Avoid Bogies and take what the Course Gives Them.


Round 1

The Morning Wave
Set the Pace (-5) and it Held.
Russell Henelly Led them at  (-7)

Then Kaymer 
Blew Past Everyone in the Afternoon Wave
with a Course record (-9)
I have Kaymer for $300 ($5 60-1 Opened at 80-1)
Based on his Performance 2 weeks ago
But he didn't make the Power Ranks.
It was Just a Gut Pick.

Joran Spieth
Once Again in a position to Win a Big One


Round 2

Two on Top 
Money on Both!
Kaymer Pays $300 
Spieth Pays $2500


Round 3

Near Misses
Were the story for Spieth
4 or 5 Birdie Puts and Chips missed by inches.

12 foot Birdie Put - Hangs on the Lip - Par 5 2nd
 Long Chip onto Ridge - Rolls Right in - "Lips Out"
How to Cuss Discreetly On TV

Bogey Free?
for 54 Holes - was the Question.
a Roll out on the Final 18th left him a Difficult Pressure Put
The Announcer predicted that to be the end of the Streak...

 The Streak Continues! 

How to Make them Miss.
Make Your Put First
After the Crowd Roared
Kaymer Pulled his Par Put Left.
Falling Back into a Tie  
For First With Spieth

Kaymer / Spieth Tied  at the Top


Final Round

History in the Making?
Bogey Free at The Players
 Norman 66 Holes
Spieth ?

4 Day Rule
Players have at Least One Bad Day
During a Tournament
Spieth and Kaymer Already Did - Yesterday
Nothing to Say they Both Cant Shoot Lights Out Today

Spieth and Kaymer Tied with a 3 shot Lead
Garcia just 3 Shots Back.
Winds are Calm and Humidity High.
That should make for Soft Conditions 
Low Scores in the Morning. 
10-15 MPH Winds and a Little Rain
May Come into Play Near The End Spieth and Kaymer May Not Have the Lead
By the Time They Tee Off.

De Ja Vu All Over Again
Spieth Was tied for the Lead
Final Day of The Masters
Tied for First Again Today
Last Day of the "5th" Major.
 Can He Do It?

17 Awaits 

I Said I Think he has a 7 Under in Him.
I Still Think so...
He Shoots it Today and Runs Away.
I Hope... 


Front 9

 Field in Pursuit 
Leaders Maintain Space

Seventeen's First Victim
Brian Davis in the water 

Sharks Biting Their Heels

Par 5 9th
Right Turn
Spieth made a great put off the firnge right in the hole.
Then turns Right an inch away for Par.
Kaymer from the Bunker
Up and Down for Birdey


Back 9

Kaymer Running Away

2 Bad Bounce for Spieth for 2 to Bogies
2 Birdies for kaymer
4 shot Swing. 
Spieth Needs a Miracle.

Time to Think 
Lightning Delay.
Spieth Never Completely Recovered.
He was 3 shots back (-10) on the Final 18th - Par. 

Kaymer Drops to 13 Under
In Trouble on 17
But Makes Long Par Put 

 Furyk in the Clubhouse 1 Back (-12)

Kaymer Short!
of the Green on 18
Had this Up and Down for Par
 And This to Win

Deserving Champion



Had Furyk Too