What a week this has been, I think the PGA should seriously consider adding at least one or two more match play events each year. The players are a lot more aggressive and there is way more intensity on a Friday or Saturday than an event in late June like the Travelers Championship in Hartford. I also think the causal fan, who normally doesn’t give a shit about golf unless it’s the Masters or if Tiger is winning, would rather watch an event like this. Think about all the housewives, girlfriends, dorks in the corner office and random people who know nothing about College Basketball, but end up filling out a bracket because their alma mater like Providence College or Cornell made the tourney. It would be easy for the PGA to market match play to the casual fan, because people tend to want to like/ hate an individual. Why do you think the WWE has some many fans.
This afternoon #1 seed and newly crowned #1 World Ranked player Martin Kaymer (and his scarf) goes up against #3 Luke Donald in the finals and #5 Bubba Watson vs #3 Matt Kuchar play the consolation match. Nick Faldo tweeted a picture of the course in Scottsdale this morning and apparently they got some snow overnight, which should I assume could affect the conditions a bit. Today I will roll with these guys…
#5 Bubba Watson vs #3 Match Kuchar – I wasn’t going to bet this match, but I really like watching Bubba play. He is the closest we’ll see to someone with a Happy Gilmore swing. I am putting a small play on Bubba – 115 over Matt Kuchar.
#1 Martin Kaymer vs #3 Luke Donald – Martin Kaymer walked off of the course yesterday as the #1 World Ranked player, that’s gotta be a pretty cool feeling. I imagine Martin (and his scarf) went straight to a gay a bar last night partied all night and took home some dude. While Luke Donald had a couple of cups of tea, banged his hot wife then went to bed and dreamt about beating Kaymer (and his scarf) today 7 & 6. I made a mistake by taking Ryan Moore yesterday, Donald is by far playing better than any other player on the course. Kaymer has the talent to win on an off day and I have a slight apprehension because if it goes late in the round Kaymer will have the advantage, Donald has only played the 17th hole once and has yet to play 18. Still I’m keeping with Luke -125.
Good luck, I’ll be back later with my Oscar bets