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I couldn't find any good picks of Ellie Day so I went with Adam Scott's girl who is exceptionally hot...she'll hopefully be there too.

The 2nd FedEx Cup event stops in my backyard at the TPC-Boston (Norton MA) for the Deutsche. The best 54 hole golfer, Dustin Johnson, took home the win last week at the Barclays.  For the record I didn’t blog last week, but bet on a couple of losers.  The Barclays was a joke of an event, because it was shortened by that slut Irene.  I love DJ, but we all know if they played Sunday he would have choked.

The Deutsche is a great weekend for New Englanders because there are only 2 stops up here all season, The Hartford Open and Deutsche.  Plus, this event is always played on Labor Day weekend with a Friday to Monday schedule.  Most people who attend just get bombed because it’s a holiday weekend.  This was Tiger’s event because of its affiliation with TW Foundation and Buick was the main sponsor.  TIger also liked being tied to it because it was only a 20 min jaunt from Norton to the Foxy Lady. The TPC Boston is an original Arnold Palmer design and was later refined by Gil Hanse and Brad Faxon, the defending champion is Charley Hoffman.  I’m gonna roll with these guys…

Jason Day +1500 – I can’t guarantee a J Day win, but I can guarantee his wife gets groped and drooled on several times by the drunken gallery this weekend.  She’ll have to equip herself with pepper spray and a poncho to keep the Nabnasset Lake Country Club attendees from treating her like a Hooters Waitress.  Day is poised to win this year and with the exception of Kuchar, he is one of the remaining young guns to not have won in 2011.  Strong finish last week at the Barclays (13th) came in 2nd last year to Hoffman.

Vijay Singh +2500 – Winless in almost 4 years, but is flying under the radar with a 4th and 3rd place the last two weeks.  Veej is also a two-time winner here.  On a personal note one year I went to the Deutsche and followed his group around for about 6 holes. He lived him to his rep of being a huge prick.  He didn’t acknowledge the crowd, would complain if the gallery was shuffling around too much and would glare back at people after a bad shot, like he was looking to place blame on the gallery. Huge douche, but I like him to win this weekend.

Brandt Snedeker +3500 – He had a blistering 61 last Saturday to finish 3rd at the Barclays and has a good track record at this event.

Gary Woodland +4500 – There have been 13 first time winners on the TOUR in 2011 and he was one of them.  I like Woodland at these odds because of his length.  Traditionally the TPC Boston favors long hitters, past winners who were long off the tee are Vijay Singh, Charley Hoffman, Tiger and Phil.  Woodland is 5th on the Tour in driving distance and has finished in the top 15-4 times in his last 8 events.

Bubba Watson +4500 – My Hunter Mahan of 2011, I’ve been betting Bubba a lot this year and I’m confident he can win this wide open courses with length of the tee.  He’s had a tough 2nd half of the year, but is still 1st in Greens in Reg (72%) and 1st in driving distance 314 yards per.  His bad results have helped drive up his odds which is good because he is still very capable of winning any week.

Good luck and one of you might need to bail me out of I get arrested for hair sniffing Ellie Day’s crotch.

-SD

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I’m pretty spent right now from work and the daily bullshit of dealing with muppets while I try to sell highly sophisticated space parts to NASA. I know that’s no excuse, it’s almost football season, and I need to get back into blogging shape.  This week the Tour stops in Akron, Ohio, a place I hope to never visit for a WGC event.  What is the actual goddamn name of this event? It depends what you read, talk or listen to.  All week I’ve read people referring to is Firestone and some call it Bridgestone.  For the record the official PGA Tour event page calls it the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.  To most players and fans of the Tour the event is really known as Tiger’s Bitch.  He owns this place and coincidentally he makes his triumphant return to the Tour this weekend. Tiger has won at Fire…err…Bridgestone  7 fucking times.  Most players don’t win that many events in a career.  My eyes are bleeding Tiger red from staring at a computer all night, I’m gonna roll with these guys.

Tiger +1250 – He’s back.  The red Polo, gleaming white teeth,club throwing and now a beard?  I almost went all in on Tiger, but I’ll instead I’ll give him a week until I start betting heavy on him.

Matt Kuchar +1700 – Hasn’t won yet this year, while 12 other first time winners have.  Bet him until he wins, it’s worth the investment, he has 8 top 10s.

Bubba +2600 – Big hitters historically do well in Akron

Zach Johnson +3750 – The former Master champion is a consistent top 20 finisher at this event, I’ll take him as my long shot.

Good luck,

-SD

 

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Who knew that I would be writing an US Open golf blog the night of a Bruins Stanley Cup 7th game in June.  Except for the Golf Boys music video and Tiger withdrawing, the third PGA Major has been in the shadows of a good Dallas – Heat NBA finals and an epic Bruins – Canucks Stanley Cup battle. The 2011 and 111th US Open stops in Bethesda, Maryland – the National Championship of golf – is my 2nd favorite major tournament.  The Congressional Golf Course is a Deveraux Emmet design, the defending US Open championship is Graeme McDowell (Pebble Beach) and the defending US Open Champion at Congressional is Ernie Els (1997).  The trick to winning this week is putting, accuracy off the team, greens in reg and did I say putting?  Scores should be low, don’t expect anything over -10/-11, the field is wide open.  Gonna roll with these guys…

Dustin Johnson +1800 – This is my first bet on paper, but I added it last, his Pebble and Whistling Staits debacles happen to a player once in their career and he had two in the same season.  He handled it like a champ, I ike a redemption story.

Matt Kuchar +1800 – Is there a player anymore overdue than Kuchar? He’s slowly turning into the modern day Mickelson before Phil won a Major.  He definitely has the game to win a Major anywhere and it fits Congressional perfectly.  He’s played in 14 events made 11 cuts, has 8 top 10s, a 3rd place and a 2nd.  Wow.  Kooch also is 12th on the Tour in GIR and 30th on the tour making putts between 10-15 feet which will be important this week.  I won’t be surprise at all if he is hosting the Cup on Sunday.

Bubba Watson +2500 – The Donnie Whalberg of Golf Boys was a stroke away from winning a major last year a Whistling Straits.  Like he said in the “Oh Oh Oh” video “I want my birdies all day long.” Well he should get them he is #1 on the tour in Greens in Reg.  I like Bubba, let’s hope he doesn’t forget his golf shoes.

Adam Scott +3000 – I think Adam Scott is a pussy.  But did anyone catch that Stevie Williams is on his bag this week?  Hank Haney tweeted that he was shocked by this.  This is really intriguing, especially because Scott always seems to hang around during big events. I could see this going really bad or really well for Scott.  Had a 2nd place finish at the Masters. 40th in GIR

Geoff Ogilvy +3500 – A couple of years ago people thought Ogilvy could start to compete with Tiger, then he dropped off with a swing change and injuries.  He is a former US Open champion (’06 at Winged Foot) which is on record as one of the longest Open courses ever.  He had a sneaky 4th place finish at the Masters at this price, why not take a chance. 108th in GIR.

Paul Casey +4000 – A lot of golf experts thing he is the most talented player in the World.  He showed it the last couple years with 14 top ten finishes.  I don’t think he plays often enough in the States to demand the respect he deserves.  He’s 8th in GIR and a top 50 putter on the Tour.

Aaron Baddeley +5000 – Badds has had a great year, 4 top tens including a 6th place at the PLAYERS plus a 1st at Northen Trust.  He’s very consistent at hitting greens in regulation and putting.  Great odds here.

Good luck and Go B’s

-SD

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For some reason the Golf Boys Video isn’t embedding, so if you want to watch it click this link HERE

On the even of the 111th US Open this video hit the interweb and will surely go viral.  Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Ben Crane and Hunter Mahan formed a Golf Boy Band and made this spoof video.  Fucking hilarious.  Ben Crane is actually the leader and who pulled this together.  I always thought he was a stiff, but I guess he’s pretty comical.  His YouTube Channel is worth  going to and wasting 30 minutes of work life today.  The funny thing about the group is that I like all four of the Golf Boys to do well this weekend at the Open.  I can see one them winning outright.  I will have my US Open picks up later today and before the puck drops for Game 7.

Go B’s,

-SD

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The PGA tour swings to Bourbon street for the Zurich Classic, but I’ve been too caught up in the Bruins – Montreal game and this ridiculous Spurs – Grizzlies ending to research the Zurich Classic at all.  I did not bet nor did I watch this event last year, I have no clue where I was that weekend.  I was thinking about putting money on Jason Bohn who is the defending champion, but I do not have odds on him.  Gonna roll with these guys…

Bubba Watson +1400 – You hear New Orleans you think shrimp…like Bubba Gump shrimp.  I like Bubba as always.

Justin Rose +1500 – He finished well at the Masters (11th) and had a 2nd, 5th and a 3rd in three straight PGA events, all were very tough courses.  Rose in 1st on the Tour in Greens in Regulation.

Spencer Levin +2500 – A young gun who was in the hunt at the Heritage last weekend. He has had some very strong events like Rose, 4th at Pebble, 2nd at Riviera and 6th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.  Players that are getting top tens like these will eventually win. Probably not the best odds, but a solid bet

Good luck this weekend,

-SD

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I took a much needed rest after The Masters from golf bets.  Year to date I’ve won two events, Doral (Nick Watney) and Shell Houston Open (Phil).  I’m glad I took last week off as Tour Rookie, Brendan Steele, took home the Valero Texas Open trophy…he would not have been on my radar.  The randomness continues which is begging me to start betting the field.  This week the tour stops in Hilton Head at the Harbour Town Golf Links, a Peter Dye course which requires precision and good ball striking.  The Field is +135 and I’m reluctantly staying away again.  After shutting down the engine and recharging my batteries I’m looking to go on an LA’esque run.  Gonna roll with these guys…

Matt Kuchar +1200 – He has the perfect game to win this week, straight off the tee, 24th in driving accuracy, ranked 16th in Greens in Regulation, 3rd in scoring average and 6 top tens.

Bo Van Pelt +3000 – Van Pelt had a nice run at Augusta, he finished 8th.  Van Pelt is very good off the tee and is ranked 4th in total driving on the Tour.  He also is 9th on the Tour for total Eagles.  Bo finished 3rd last year at the Heritage.

Ernie Els +3000 – Adding Ernie here, just read an article that he has 7 top 10 finishes at Harbour Town and always plays the course well. Don’t love his game right now, but has a real good history at the Heritage.

Charles Howell III +3500 – He didn’t qualify for the Masters, but is still having a solid year.  CH3 has 2 top tens and has a decent history at the Heritage, he’s finished in the top 25 in 3 of 5 starts here.

Ricky Barnes +4000 – I was big on Barnes at the Masters and he had an admirable effort, he finished 20th. Barnes has never won on the Tour, but most analysts expect him to soon.  His strength is his iron play which translates well on the Peter Dye course.  I’m a bit concerned because he has been injured this year and is coming off back to back events. Ricky finished 5th last year.  Also, his girlfriend is one half of ‘team gorgeous’, a professional beach volleyball team, is also my choice for the blog post picture, enjoy.

Good luck,

-SD

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Welcome to Masters week. I can’t believe this time last year I was writing my Masters blog about Tiger Wood’s comeback to golf.  I wrote that he had no shot at winning the Masters and then he proceeded to shoot 11 under and place 5th, since then he has lost 1/2 his money and not won a PGA event.  I bet Phil +1000 and to quote Jim Nantz “won one for the family”.  His wife with tit cancer was by the 18th green to greet Phil when he walked off.  It was a great moment.  Good defeated Evil as Tiger couldn’t keep up Phil’s Day 3 pace when he Eagled the 13th, 14th and almost had  three in a row, but missed holing out from the fairway by inches on 15.  Personally, this 4 day stretch is my favorite sporting event of the year, unless the Yankees play the Red Sox in the ALCS or are in the World Series.  Me and a fellow Big Rip reader Big Mick have a standing bet for $100 each year, he gets Mickelson, I get Tiger to win. We keep meaning to get a green jacket for the loser to put it on the winner during the trophy ceremony.  I’m 1-3 since we started this tradition and Big Mick noted this week in an email that we were on the right side of our 20s when Tiger last won, at least he has had a whole lot of whores in the last 6 years.

I’m feeling really confident this weekend, after my Masters tune up last weekend when I picked Phil +1200 to win the Shell Houston Open.  It was his first win in almost one year.  He is now the odds on favorite to win the Masters, if you simultaneously watch the embedded YouTube clip of Phil you”ll easily talk yourself into putting your rent check on him this weekend.  I’m gonna roll with these guys.

Phil +550 – You have to bet Phil.  Even if you ignore the win last weekend, and call his game shit for the last year. Phil has owned Augusta.  He’s finished in the top ten 12 out of the last 15 Masters.  This includes 3 wins, two 5th place finishes, 4 3rds, one 6th and two 7th place finishes.  He was quoted yesterday as saying that he has more confidence when he goes to Augusta.

Matt Kuchar +2250 – What a difference a year makes.  Last year Kooch was +6500 to win the Masters.  He is probably the best player in my mind to not have won a Major, fuck Lee Westwood.  He is one of two players I highly recommend betting this week. Placed 25th last year.

Anthony Kim +2500 – Kim won the Shell Houston Open last year.  The course is designed and set up to play like the Masters.  Of course they cannot replicate it perfectly, but the superintendent set the pins to similar locations, shaves the greens to be Augusta quick, creates the openings in the fairways and around the greens to play like Augusta.  Kim has played Augusta 4 times and placed 20th two years ago with 11 birdies one round.   Last year he shot a 65 on Sunday to help him finish 3rd.  He’s a wildcard, because he has a reputation of partying all week. Have you listed to him talk?  He sounds like he snorted coke with Charlie Sheen for a weekend while smoking two packs of Newports each day.  Every time I hear him, I think it’s Barry White talking.  My other best bet.

Bubba Watson +2500– Left-handed, hits it a mile, creative around the greens and has a ‘fuck it’ attitude.  Sound similar?  Bubba doesn’t have the same skill set that Phil does, but Augusta can allow golfers to shoot low if they can play a driver – wedge game all day.  Bubba has been banged up this year with a stomach muscle strain and has withdrawn from a couple events.  A reason to be cautious with him.

Francesco Molinari +6000 – I’m guessing Bigrips.wordpress.com has just a handful of international readers, we really haven’t taped any oversees markets yet, so I don’t really care if lose all of my European readers which is probably about 7.  I’m trying to limit the number of international players I bet on, because the last thing I want is some nitwit who can’t speak english hosting the Masters Trophy and receiving a green jacket, there I said it.  I don’t care, the Masters is an American tradition.  Imagine August Busch went to Oktoberfest and a bottle of Bud won best beer?  It wouldn’t be right.  They have their things we have ours.  With that being said, there are plenty of players from Europe, the UK and Australia playing this weekend.  If one is gonna win I hope it’s the better Molinari brother. The other International Players I’m betting are KJ Choi +5000 and Justin Rose +2250.

Charles Howell III +9500 –  My guy had odds for every golfer, I went to do some morning research today when I woke up and was disappointed to see that the available golfers to bet  on went from the entire field to like 30 golfers. Luckily I locked Howell III in last week at +9500.  Howell is another player who should be better than his 2 career wins.  He has only finished in the top 10 once in a major, but he is quietly piecing together his game.  He finished -8 last weekend in Houston and has made 6 of 8 cuts in 2011 with 5 top 25s.  Plus the dude grew up in Augusta and played Augusta National as a kid.  I’m also was going to bet Rickey Barnes at +5000, but he fell off.  If he is available through your site or Guy, bet him.

I told myself I was going to bet ten guys and just realized I’ve listed nine, my final bet is Nick Watney +1200.

Good luck, I’ll be back for some weekend match ups.

-SD

 

 

 

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