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    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 best :good:

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    Mate no winners in SA open but Schaper just got placed he did at 400/1

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    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 it

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    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 :good:

    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 so :good:

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    WELL DONE WITH the 400/1 shot Darren :good: :good:
    And Graham top stuff with SMITH top pick :good:
    And a place for Simpson too!!

    That is what I like to see you two starting the New Year as you finished the old one :good:

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    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 been

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    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 :yahoo:

    It’s good to see you back Raymo, I hope you’re doing well mate :good:

    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 :wacko: 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 that :wacko:

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    Bets for Abu dhabi championship


    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.


    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.


    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 yet

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    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.


    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.


    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.

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    Hi Guys :bye:
    Am back with four picks at both venues to start the year for me.


    SUNGJAE IM 16/1



    Good Luck Guys :good: :good:
    And hopefully we can all show a good profit this year :good:

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    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 start :good:

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    American Express

    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 B-)

    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 :wacko: Good luck this week guys, I
    hope we can all come up trumps (not the Donald kind) this week :good:

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    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.

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    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!!

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    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 :good:

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