A couple of days ago when Jason Dufner held the 36-hole lead at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, I basically said that Dufner has made a habit of playing well on Thursday and Friday and then fading into the weekend.
The evidence was there to support my theory.
I also said that for all of you bettors looking to place wagers on the PGA tour weekend action to steer clear of Dufner. Continue reading
Jason Dufner has been a name that has been at or near the top of many leaderboards during the 2012 PGA Tour Season, and that is exactly where he finds himself at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after two rounds.
Of course, it’s been consistent play on the weekend that has derailed Dufner from going on to win. That includes a 36-hole lead at the 2012 Masters earlier this month, as he was not able to go on to play a major factor on Sunday. Continue reading
It has been a wild month for Bubba Watson.
Just a week after adopting a baby boy, he goes to Augusta and wins the Masters for his first-career Major Championship.
And after taking a couple of weeks off he almost wasn’t going to come play the Zurich Classic of New Orleans this week, but felt a responsibility to the event as the defending champion. One of his four PGA Tour victories came at this very sight last year. Continue reading
The 2012 British Open will be held at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire beginning on July 19th.
And while we still have the U.S Open in June for the second Major championship of the season between then and now, we are going to take a brief look at the tournament and some of the favorites to win the Open Championship. Continue reading
Carl Petersson grabbed the 54-hole lead at the 2012 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town in Hilton Head, chasing down Colt Knost for a one-shot margin heading into the final round on Sunday.
Peterson fired a five-under par round of 66 on Saturday afternoon to turn a two-shot deficit into a one-shot lead.
Both Peterson and Knost have separated themselves a bit on the leaderboard as well, with no player closer than three shots. Continue reading
As the 2012 Masters at Augusta National kicks off full swing this week, fans will generally acknowledge that they kind of know what to expect from the participants by now. After the way he flamed out last year, we are all well aware of what Rory McIlroy is like at both his best and at his worst. Similarly, given everything we’ve seen from Tiger Woods over the last few years, we are fully aware of what he looks like when he’s on his game (see: the Arnold Palmer Invitational) and when he’s off his game (see: every tournament he played in for two and a half years before the Arnold Palmer Invitational). Continue reading
Oddsmakers like to cross over to other sports to create interesting prop bets for major events. Most of the time, they are innocuous wagers without suggestive undertones like who will score the most points between two players, who’s sports usually have the same point value (i.e. more goals scored: Soccer Player A or Hockey Player B).
But one cross bet caught my eye that could actually have a deeper meaning. As Tiger Woods ramps up for another rabid Masters tournament this week, all the buzz will be on his performance in the late rounds. Last year, he began the day buried deep in the leaderboard before mounting a dramatic comeback, carding a 67 on Sunday to finish tied for fourth. Continue reading
Phil Mickelson spoke to reporters earlier this week and proclaimed the 2012 Masters would be a “birdie-fest”.
“It seems that some of the planning I have made may go by the wayside,” he said. “As soft as the golf course is, you can fire at a lot of pins.” Continue reading
There are the media lightning rods that are Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
And then there is the, you know, actual no. 1 player in the world, Luke Donald, who despite a torrid pace over the last 14 months has garnered little attention leading up to The Masters. While most of the spotlight has been cast on the pair of superstars who are favored to win the 2012 Masters, Donald seems like a pretty good value bet at 16/1, according to Bovada, behind even Phil Mickelson. Continue reading
Hunter Mahan is arguably having the best 2012 of any other golfer in the world so far, capturing his second PGA Tour title of the season on Sunday at the Shell Houston Open.
And the timing couldn’t be better, as the year’s first Major championship is set to begin on Thursday.
The Masters. Continue reading