Wow my Guy’s ears must be burning, as I am looking into opening a Bodog account for myself and ditching him for the Olympics and Golf season (I have been very vocal about not being able to bet on Golf) he posts odds for this weekends Match Play tourney. I love this weekend, it’s like the NCAA Basketball tournament for dorks.
Since this is my first Golf blog I will just mention a few of my favorite tournaments to watch each year 1) Ryder Cup (when they play it) 2) The Masters 3) Pebble Pro-AM 4) WGC Match Play 5) TPC of Scottsdale. I miss Tiger, but still can watch golf all weekend even when Brandt Snedeker is the leader.
Before I put money on anyone, I am going to do some research and consult with Ducemen who has been right on the last three weeks with his golf picks. But once again I get screwed by my site, the few guys I like don’t have long shot odds to win the tourney, rather you have the option of taking the field (+175) which is junk. Anyway below are my early picks.
Just Leonard (+175 field) Has faded off the PGA tour map, but had a few good tourneys last year and finished 5th at this event, thrives under pressure, he basically won the ’99 Ryder Cup for the US team, can putt like a champ. If you don’t have the nuts to take him for the whole tourney, I’d throw some loot on him to beat Ian Poulter (-160) in the first round. Poulter can’t win on US soil.
Hunter Mahan (+175 field) First player I scrolled down to find and was pissed he gets the field odds, he is my favorite pick for this week, take the field and his match up versus Schwartzel (-105). Hunter is a great player and hit his stride last year, always was on the leaderboard on Sunday. He had a run in the middle of ’09 when he finished in the top 6, 4 out of 5 tournaments and one was a Major
Stuart Cink (+3300) Great value for the defending British Open champion, who had 6 top ten’s last year. Cink has a reputation for being a jokester and very laid back coupled with his experience it’s a great combination to have, especially for this tournament.
Will be back later with my selections…