January 11, 2020 at 17:54 #1479590
It’s good to hear from you again Raymo, I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t been
well but good to hear that you are recovering albeit slowly. Take it easy and we
can all catch up when you are up to it mate. All the bestJanuary 12, 2020 at 15:44 #1479647
Mate no winners in SA open but Schaper just got placed he did at 400/1January 12, 2020 at 16:09 #1479654
BigG any views on final round of Sony hope one of our bets do it if Steele comes back then Smith,Simpson and Morikawa give us a good chance of winning itJanuary 12, 2020 at 18:37 #1479663
Well done darren with Schaper, a place at 400/1 is a big winner and after last week
you were due some luck. Delighted for you mate
I’m hoping Steele does come back to the field in the Sony Open, and I think there
is every chance he will. We definitely have 3 good chances with Smith on 9 under and
Simpson and Morikawa only 2 shots further back. Steele hasn’t had a top 20 finish in
his last 18 tournaments so the pressure might get to him, I certainly hope soJanuary 13, 2020 at 10:40 #1479690
WELL DONE WITH the 400/1 shot Darren
And Graham top stuff with SMITH top pick
And a place for Simpson too!!
That is what I like to see you two starting the New Year as you finished the old oneJanuary 13, 2020 at 12:16 #1479700
Gutted with Simpson could not birdie the last 7holes instead par them all miss out by a shot he did
well done with C Smith happy for you i thought you give us live updates mate behind the couch i think might beenJanuary 13, 2020 at 13:21 #1479706
Thanks guys, I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the year, a 30/1 winner (1st round)
in the 1st week and 50/1 winner this morning in the 2nd
It’s good to see you back Raymo, I hope you’re doing well mate
Darren, you were right I was behind the couch, metaphorically speaking, actually I was in bed
watching on my Pc and didn’t want to disturb Mrs G so it wasn’t light enough for me to type,
otherwise you would have known what a wreck I was before Smith finally got over the line about
4 o’clock in the morning. I thought when he dropped a shot at 15 that he was done for and then
Steele dropping one at 17 gave me a bit of hope. I couldn’t watch that 8ft putt on the 72nd hole,
literally duvet over the head Thankfully the play-off hole wasn’t too bad to watch, but
I was drained after it all. It must have been painful for you too with Simpson so near, he couldn’t
buy a birdie for love nor money at the end.
Only another 11 1/2 months to go, if I don’t get carted off by the men in white coats before thatJanuary 13, 2020 at 17:42 #1479722
Bets for Abu dhabi championship
THOMAS PIETERS 40/1
He was able at last to end trophy drought last year now can focus on bigger events and this a trophy he has look like winning before.Miss a eagle putt on 72nd hole when Fowler beat him.And loves this venue a proven performer in gulf and every chance here.
MATT FITZPATRICK 20/1
Doubts over Koepka while Cantlay play here for 1st time but has form in desert on PGA Tour.Gone with Fitzy who had so many 2nd place finishes last year.And won in gulf before and was 3rd here to.
TOM LEWIS 50/1
Over last 2years this guy become a rock solid performer in events in the gulf.9th here last year and top tens in Saudi open and DP Tour championship.Won Korn ferry tour championship so a PGA Card got but will play bigger events in European tour.
DEAN BURMESTER 250/1
Big hitting South African is type of big price rag who can go close here.His game is ideal to this layout was 7th here in 2017 while in 2017 and 2018 was 4th in season ending DP Tour championship so a chance of getting into the places.
American express bets tomorrow done some today but not all yetJanuary 14, 2020 at 12:37 #1479766
Bets for American express
SUNJAE IM 18/1
This looks ideal for him to end tropy drought on PGA Tour those at top of market,Fowler,Casey,Finau not serial winners.And IM could easily improve for the run after a decent showing at Sony back on Bermuda greens though a multi course event where was 12th last year can make improvement to win here.
PHIL MICKLESON 45/1
Was 2nd here last year to 1000/1 shot but shown he deadly when fresh he proved last season can still win on tour at Pebble beach and got strong form here and has everything in favour for a big run here.
HARRIS ENGLISH 60/1
Was 11th here 2years ago and started the new season well did well at Makayoba every chance of winning that event
and has form in the desert where was 3rd in Phoniex open.And things getting back to normal for this talent.
AARON WISE 90/1
A event where he was 17th in 2017 this young star has right profile to win this event got power but not to much power.And was back to form in Bermuda he MC last week but forgive him that and at a price go well.
BigG what your bets mate also hope you back to Raymo
Also BigG everytime i think of this week always go back to when Martin Kaymer lost it was a 3time winner here.
And was on him at 16/1 takes a 6shot lead into final day.He then makes it a 10 shot lead but then toss it away.I was gutted what your worst ever loser on golf when been clear on final day only they chuck it away.January 15, 2020 at 13:30 #1479831
Am back with four picks at both venues to start the year for me.
SUNGJAE IM 16/1
ANDREW PUTTNAM 66/1
WYNDHAM CLARK 125/1
SCOTT STALLINGS 150/1
ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPS
MATT FITZPATRICK 20/1
MIKE LORENZO VERA 50/1
ANDY SULLIVAN 80/1
MIKKO KORHONEN 150/1
Good Luck Guys
And hopefully we can all show a good profit this yearJanuary 15, 2020 at 18:56 #1479849
Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Louis Oosthuizen 16/1 (28/1 1st round leader market)
It’s hard to ignore Oosty’s current form. Six top 20s in his last 6 tournaments,
including 3 top 10s. He was off for 3 months with an injury from July, but it must
have sorted whatever ailed him and it hasn’t blunted his game in any way. He was a
bit unlucky last time out, it was only a blistering 62 in the last round by Branden
Grace that stopped him winning the South African Open 2 years on the trot. I think
16/1 is generous, I’d make him favourite here with Cupcake.
Thomas Pieters 33/1 (33/1 1st round leader market)
I’m with you Darren on the chances of Pieters, and very well done nabbing the
40s. I stuck my bets on a couple of days ago but 33s was the best I could get
and he’s obviously fancied as I see he’s down to 28s now. He played well last
time out in the Mauritius Open with a T13, he likes it out here and I think he
can improve on his T16 from last year.
Thomas Detry 50/1 (66/1 1st round leader market)
I put Detry up for the South African Open last week, and barring a poor 3rd round
he would have had at least a chance of getting into the money. He finished with a
5 under 66 so his game isn’t far off. He didn’t quite set the heather on fire last
year here with a T65, but he goes into this in much better form having had 3 top 10s
in his last 6 tournaments.
Guido Migliozzi 125/1 (100/1 1st round leader market)
I think he’s a cracking bet at odds which don’t reflect his talent. He broke his duck
when he won the Kenya Open last year, and showed it was no fluke when he followed up
with the Belgian Knockout 3 months later back in June. At 22 that’s not a bad start to
his career. Four top 20s and a couple of top 10s in the 2nd half show he can compete at
this level. He’s had a bit of a break since November, so there is the risk he could be
a bit rusty but I like him a lot and at these odds I’m very happy to take a chance.
I’ve got my bets all done for the American Express, I’ll post them up in a bit. Good to
see you back Raymo and best of luck this week guys, it’s been a good startJanuary 16, 2020 at 03:26 #1479871
Sunjae Im 16/1 (14/1 1st round leader at La Quinto)
It looks like a 100% backing for Mr Im from Darren’s Sports buddies. I don’t
need to say much more, I’ll pass that on to Mr Im and I’m sure that he will
feel reassured that the trophy is already in his cabinet
Byeong-Hun An 28/1 (14/1 1st round leader Nicklaus Private)
It’s hard to imagine An not being still in contention come Sunday with his all
round game and consistancy. The only thing that’s hard to understand is how he
hasn’t won on the tour yet. He could have broken his duck at the Sanderson farms,
and was unlucky to find the water at the 15th. He nearly was on the green in 2,
but went over ended with a 6. He stuck at it but even with a birdie at the last
he came up 1 short. That maybe was hard to take and he missed the cut in his next
2, but got back on track after that with his next 3 which were his last 3 tournaments
with finishes of T6, T8 and T14. He’s had a break of a couple of months but I think
this format will suit him and I give him a shout here.
Brenden Todd 50/1 (25/1 1st round leader at Nicklaus Private)
He’s not a player I would have had on my radar, he did win the Byron Nelson back in
2014, but after that it was pretty much odds on that he would miss the cut in the
percentage of tournaments in all years since then. That is until the tail end of
last year when you could have been excused for for thinking he had been taken over
by aliens as out of the blue he became a different player. Back to back wins in
November at the Bermuda Championship and the Mayakoba Golf classic rocketed him
up the rankings. He didn’t disappoint foloowing it up with 4th in the Rsm Classic
and T3 in the QBE Shootout. After his break he’s come back with 29th and T21 in
Hawaii and he has a new found confidence which puts him solidly in with a chance
anywhere he plays at the moment.
Sebastian Munoz 80/1 (30/1 1st round leader at Nicklaus Private)
He was the one that got his head in front of Byeong-Hun An in the Sanderson Farms, and
thankfully I backed him at big odds in play on the last for some insurance against my
man Sungjae Im who he beat in the play-off, with An just missing out. He’s a player I
really like and he’s going to win plenty. He finished off last year missing out in
getting into the play-off in the RSM Classic by 1 shot for a sole 3rd position. He’s
had 2 tournaments after his break, a reasonable T17 at the Sentry and last week he
maybe didn’t quite get the breaks, finishing at 2 under and missing the cut by 1 shot.
I think he’s hugely overpriced at 80/1 7 places with Skybet. I think he’s the value
in this tournament.
I quite fancy all 4 of my guys this week, and I’m hoping I can hit a treble in the
1st 3 weeks. I’m loving it at the moment, even though my nerves are still recovering
after watching Smith win by a nose last week Good luck this week guys, I
hope we can all come up trumps (not the Donald kind) this weekJanuary 17, 2020 at 16:01 #1480009
How you guys think the weekend go in golf
Fitzpatrick 1 off lead for me and Raymo Pieters still there to
Also guys in tennis last 2weeks my updates are Wozniacki lost in 3sets in semi final last week and today both bets lost in 3sets Collins at 40/1 lost to Barty in final set tie breaker and F Auger Allisame had a 3-0 lead in final set but lost 6-4 in final set so gutted so far.Australian open thread be up tomorrow.January 17, 2020 at 22:36 #1480043
I was thinking after you said about Im Graham have we ever all backed the same player and they won??
I think they both look pretty open at the minute Dazzler. Nobody running away with either and unless someone shoots the lights out moving day is gonna be interesting in both!!January 18, 2020 at 02:12 #1480067
Halfway point and in Abu Dhabi it’s a joint Darren Raymo combo that has the
best shout. Fitzpatrick may be one off the lead, but he’s rightfully favourite
at this point and every chance of seeing this out. With Oosty 2 back from him
and with 2 rounds to go I’m not giving up hope that he might give him a run
for his (my) money. Pieters has the weight of my, and Darren’s, money on him,
but he’s going to have to make a bit of a move tomorrow from 6 under to be
involved come Sunday. I’ve also got Detry, and I suppose he is in a similar
position to Pieters on 5 under.
In the American Express, Fowler and Scheffler are leading the way which worries
me a fair amount. Both shot a pair of 64s today, and if they can repeat that
tomorrow I reckon we are all playing for place money. Our best hope, and we are
all on him, is Sungjae Im 4 back. He’s done nothing wrong with a 67, 66 start,
but he’s going to have to shoot very low tomorrow to be in with a realistic chance
of catching the 2 leaders. He’s definitely up to hitting that kind of round so I
don’t think we need to fly the white flag just yet. I can’t see my man Munoz catching
up from 6 back, unless the leaders come back to the field but that’s not likely. I’d
be happy enough if he could hang in there to have a chance of getting into the place
money come Sunday.
I think you’re right Raymo, I can’t recall us all having the same man and landing the
spoils. This would be a good enough time for us to get that monkey off our backs
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