Ouch, my Quail Hollow Championship picks last week sucked, big time, except for Phil. First, Tiger missed the cut and I boldly predicted that he would win. To put it into perspective to how rare this is, Tiger has started 255 career events, and has missed the cut just 6 times, unbelievable. Phil, was my only hope and a pretty good bet it was. Rory McIlory – who is a huge douche – won for the first time in his career, this was bound to happen. Duceman has been all over Rory’s balls this season, he is a good golfer (but still a loser). I hope Duceman threw some cash on him. The crazy thing is that Rory needed an Eagle putt on the 15th hole on day 2 to make the cut just on the number. Then he had to shoot a blistering 62 on Sunday, to beat Mick by four strokes.
This week the Tour stops in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for the Players Championship the ‘Fifth Major’. The course plays like a major and draws a top level field. Also it features the alley, holes 16, 17, and 18, which makes up the best finish in golf. Hole 17 is the Stadium hole which is an Island green and can make or break a players weekend. I’m excited and I feel a winning week.
Phil Mickelson +700, Phil is the favorite this week (Tiger is +800). What a epic win this would be for Phil, depending on how Tiger does Lefty would become the #1 ranked golfer in the world. My buddy Big Mick also filled me in on a nice tidbit “Phil has won 3 out the last 4 tournaments that Tiger has entered.” Lefty won back in ’07 and is arguably the hottest golfer on the tour.
Hunter Mahan +3500, Hunter’s best finish at the Players is 40th, he also has a nice 71st place finish and 3 missed cuts. But like I said last week, I am riding Hunter all year. My guy is giving huge odds for Hunter who is 10th on the FedEx Cup standings, I’m committed to Hunter and his hot cheerleader girlfriend all year.
K.J. Choi +3500, K.J. finished 4th at the Masters and looked liked the best golfer on Sunday. He is a birdie machine too and is 10th on the tour in total number of birdies. He has played in the least amount of the events out of the other 9 golfers. He also has a nice 2nd place finish in ’10
Nick Watney +4500, This is not a repeat. Yes, I like Watney and Mahan each week. It’s like Rory, who was +3000 last week, they’ll win evetually and you don’t want to be on the sidelines. Nick Watney has 4 top 10’s this year
Also, tonight Big Rips is not participating in Cinco Day Mayo with Base and Big Mick, who have given me their value picks. We’re drinking an American beer Budweiser (well it use to be American) and grilling burgers. The only Mexican thing we are doing is drinking the shitty tap water we have now in Boston.
Vijay Sigh +10,000 Big Micks like the value here.
Sergio Garcia +5500, the 2008 winner is plus this much money, $10 will win you a nickel. Worth a small play.