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USPGA Championship

If nobody watches, is it happening The average age of the chap who watches golf on television is probably in the 40s, at a minimum. So what better platform to launch Eleven Sport’s bold new world than Facebook, streaming the USPGA to an audience more slender, than Katie Price’s bank balance. Assuming you are one of the lucky few to watch it on Facebook, it always ranks as a decent betting event, and this year should be no different. Having changed his putter last week, Dustin Johnson returned to form after a missed cut at Carnoustie by finishing third in the WGC, and will go off as favourite. Nobody has more wins on the tour this decade, and Bellerive is... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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The Masters 2018

Eye of the Tiger And there we were thinking that Tiger Woods was the only comeback story in town. A week later, Rory McIlroy produced a storming final round to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and all of a sudden, we may finally get the Rory-Tiger match-up at Augusta that we never thought we would. Rory may now be favourite at 10 on the Betfair exchange, with Tiger in there behind Dustin Johnson at 14.5, and if it was any other major we would be more bullish. But McIlroy has yet to lay the ghosts of that extraordinary 2011 collapse on the back nine (similar questions surround Mr J Speith too), and for that reason we would give Woods the... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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British Open 2017

4 to Watch Top Australian: Three big names, all of whom know their way around the leader board at a Major, dominate the betting. But Jason Day is certainly not what he was a couple of years ago, and there is no harm taking on Adam Scott and Marc Leishman. Enter Andrew Dodt, who finished 4th in Scotland to reach his first ever major. With nothing to lose, and with a nice, straight drive off the tee, Dodt at 16/1 with the Betfair Sportsbook is a tasty punt. First Round Leader: By all accounts, Jordan Spieth has been on fire in the practise rounds, and although his nerves have been questioned at the crunch, there wont be too much pressure... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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US Open 2017

4 to Watch 1st Round Leader – Aaron Rai Rai performed solidly at Walton Heath in qualifying, taking medallist honours at -14. All this without a caddie, and having never seen the course. He hits pretty straight too, so why not have a patriotic punt that doesn’t involve Justin Rose. Betfair will give you 200/1 on Aaron Rai being the leader through 18. E/W Punt – Thomas Pieters Following a brilliant masters on debut (=4 including six birdies in his final round), the lanky Pieters will be amongst the shrewdies’ dark horses to make an impact in 2017’s second major. Erin Hills favours those who can whack it, and the Belgian proved in the Ryder Cup that he is the... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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USPGA Championship

Ringoed by Zika So the Major that was all about a final chance to earn crucial Ryder Cup points, has been moved forward a fortnight to accommodate a tournament nobody is now going to, in the process removing the only bit of gloss that stops it being known as the ‘Ringo’ of the golf majors. Well done everyone! And so to New Jersey, for the Major of the year that always delivers drama. Still exhausted from Mickelson / Stenson’s duel in the slightly overcast etc etc? Toughen up because we go again, and we go big. Particularly as it was Mickelson who won at Baltustol the last time the tournament was played there in 2005. Although you suspect that for... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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Ryder Cup 2016

4 Bets to Watch Sergio Garcia to be Europe’s Top Scorer Much has been made of the six rookies in the European ranks, and perhaps rightly so. But given over half the points could be won by just eight players, it may instead be worth focusing on the incredible experience in the rest of the European ranks. kanken mochilas Given this, one expects that those half dozen will get more than their fair share of game time. At 6/1 with our good friends at Ladbrokes, Sergio Garcia has to be the bet to net the most blue points. chaussures adidas Dustin Johnson to be America’s Top Scorer Perhaps a surprise favourite ahead of Mr Spieth, DJ had a wonderful year... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 28th, 2016
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US Open Golf 2016

Not more Sport A tough diary means the US Open clashes with the busiest weekend of Euro 2016, the ¼ Finals of the Copa America, not to mention the vital Australia-England Rugby Union clash. Kanken No.2 Baratas Those with wives, or perhaps even lives, may have to sacrifice much of this one, although the time difference, means it fits quite nicely between the football on various continents. Oakmont demands great putting, and nobody puts like Jordan Spieth. cheap fjallraven kanken uk Did a pretty good job defending his Masters title, and he will certainly be there or thereabouts again. kopen nike air max 2017 And what about Rory? A good win at the Irish Open in a fairly mundane field,... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2016
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The Open Championship 2016

No Zika, No Fun, No Tiger Given one assumes Tiger Woods already possesses most sexually-related diseases under the sun, the path could be clear for a triumphant Eldrick summer in Brazil. Fjallraven Kanken Baratas With every other professional steering clear, Tiger could sweep the field, win by 15 shots, and recreate the good old days. No Zika at Royal Troon this week, and no Tiger either. What there may well be however, is a lot of wind, possibly from the Sky, which for the first time ever will be broadcasting the event (see what we did there.) Whether Peter Aliss has even been told, or will just continue as usual, we await to see. It has been 12 years since... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016
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The Masters 2016

Failing to see the Woods for the Geraniums It has been a while since there has been this level of excitement around a golf major, and many years indeed since the excitement did not effectively coalesce around one man – Tiger Eldrick Woods. But here we are – the Day, McIlroy, Spieth triumvirate expected to be played out all the way through until Sunday night, and for once, nobody has barely noticed that the Tiger will not be on the prowl. After back-to-back victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the WGC-Dell Match Play (and six wins in his last 13 tournaments), it is little surprise Jason Day is going out as favourite. Runner-up by two strokes on his Augusta... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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Davis Cup Final 2015

Flashback – Buster who? Name your favourite Buster. Buster Keaton for the educated. Buster Capp for those who like their cartoons. Dolly Buster indeed, for those who like their porn. But for the upcoming weekend, buy shares in Buster Mottram, the last British man to win a point in a Davis Cup final (1978 against the USA.) He will be all over the news like Islamism. Due to the sort of political views that make jokes like that seem mild, Mottram has long fallen foul of the middle class luvvies at Wimbledon. Whilst BNP Paribas are allowed to sponsor various tournaments, tennis has little time these days for the actual BNP. Little chance of Andy Murray being treated in the... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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