Four to Watch – US Open 2012

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012

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With all the chatter in the last few weeks of the damage that exposure to pornography at a young age can cause, it is surprising that this week’s US Open is permitting a 14 year old to enter. If browsing a bit of online filth can irreparably damage a young mind, one shudders to think of the effect four days with Tiger Woods could have on Andy Zhang.

Here are four bets for the weekend – to be placed when you’re not on Redtube of course.

1) After a successful tournament in Memphis, the resurgence of Padraig Harrington continues apace. Lee Westwood will as ever have his backers, but we like Paddy to finish top UK & Ireland player at 19s with Betfair.

2) Ian Poulter simply doesn’t have the mental fortitude and levels of concentration required to dominate a Major over four days. But he could well grind away effectively on Day 1 and take the clubhouse lead, priced at 85.

3) Eleven of the past thirteen winners of majors have been first-timers. But we fancy the 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson to go very well here this weekend, having won three weeks ago at the Colonial. He has the nerve and putting ability to handle the final afternoon too. Get involved at 50.

4) Tiger Woods to miss the cut. Yes – for the first time in four years, Tiger appears to have the fear factor back, but this long, tight course will do him no favours at all. Lay him to make the cut at 1.18.

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