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therhino
01 Dec 15 23:53
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5 par 5's on the course should give the impetus to the big hitters. Bubba at 13.5 good enough for me and tempted to take the Ponce given he's a local.
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Report bobweenit December 3, 2015 5:07 PM GMT
what did the boring one say Total?
Report Total Bosman December 3, 2015 5:11 PM GMT
Just the usual stuff about how aloof he is.  Tiger probably blanked him once because he had no idea who he was and he's never got over it.
Report donny osmond December 3, 2015 5:13 PM GMT
haas hole in 1 on par 5 third
Report donny osmond December 3, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
perhaps , .....
Report Total Bosman December 3, 2015 6:12 PM GMT
"Sadness in his eyes", now Roey's gone all Kay Burley.
Report limited ability December 3, 2015 7:06 PM GMT
Anyone seen Hideki today?

Definately playing the invisble man today
Report lewisham ranger December 3, 2015 7:24 PM GMT
why is adam scott called a ponce? seems a bit insulting
Report limited ability December 3, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
a ponce is an effeminate man...
Report padlock December 3, 2015 7:48 PM GMT
The coverage is again kak imo
Report tzeddy December 3, 2015 8:29 PM GMT
why is there so low volume on this event compared to other PGA tour events?
Report padlock December 3, 2015 8:33 PM GMT
Less players,more risky ?
Report lewisham ranger December 3, 2015 11:15 PM GMT
because people prefer backing in a 200 field crapshoot than in an 18 runner where they might actually pick the winner Laugh

seriously though I reckon that's partly the reason but it's also that this tournament doesn't really excite- it just feels like a top player love-in.
Report donny osmond December 3, 2015 11:22 PM GMT
its quite hard finding players carrying form from week to week at this time of year, and some
have been in different timezones

maybe it will pick up at the weekend
Report padlock December 4, 2015 3:12 PM GMT
Bit of a birdie fest yesterday,hope wind other way and plays tougher today and 14th be harder etc
Report Total Bosman December 4, 2015 5:02 PM GMT
By my count 2/3rds of the field currently within 1 of the lead, don't often see that.
Report Total Bosman December 4, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
Four hours of Roey presenting, god help us.
Report lewisham ranger December 4, 2015 7:23 PM GMT
bubba looking good
Report lewisham ranger December 4, 2015 7:28 PM GMT
speith just so good. scores are crazy here although looks like they'll be a delay for rain.
Report padlock December 4, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
More interesting wind at the end,should be good weekend
Report toberaheena December 4, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
Am green the field for just less than €40. Att. Quincy. Weather permitting Fav 1.45 Navan. Sent email.
Report limited ability December 5, 2015 4:00 PM GMT
Is it me or does BUBBA moan more than Monty?

Hate is probably too strong a word, but i find him very irritating, especially how he always blames eveything and everybody except himself.
Report limited ability December 5, 2015 4:02 PM GMT
Anyhoew laying him at 2.8
Report limited ability December 5, 2015 4:03 PM GMT
Was that a baby crying or was it BUBBA Cry
Report system99 December 5, 2015 4:30 PM GMT
took some 12/1 hass, very little value in this, and lahari tailed off who i'd backed pre
Report system99 December 5, 2015 4:33 PM GMT
and 14/1 kirk, so have two for an interest
Report sheppy123 December 5, 2015 4:39 PM GMT
The way I keep looking at Horschel on the leaderboard, you'd think it was possible to gain about 10 shots on one hole!Laugh

I wish Bubba would lose 10 shots!Cry
Report lewisham ranger December 6, 2015 10:46 AM GMT
Patrick Reed has been playing much better of late, has been knocking on the door and overall has a great win record, which suggests he has good nerves when it comes to final round

if anyone is likely to put it up to Bubba it's going to be him
Report doridoru December 6, 2015 5:17 PM GMT
Nice weather!
Report Total Bosman December 6, 2015 5:25 PM GMT
Seems very badly planned on the timings,tee times left barely enough light for a play-off let alone a rain delay.
Report oneday69 December 6, 2015 8:21 PM GMT
Bubba running away with this one +£51 no dangers in site a good weekend as long as Robertson doesn't screw up,that would be a disaster.
Report toberaheena December 6, 2015 8:47 PM GMT
I must be gone soft in the head. Laid Bubba for too much before he started this round, hoping to have at least one opportunity to back Bubba back at some stage. I have no chance now. Lucky my earlier punting has well taken care of my loss here. Won a few quid on Sun City and the horses. But this has not been good viewing for me.
Report lewisham ranger December 6, 2015 9:12 PM GMT
Is there an argument Bubba should be favourite for the masters, given his record there?

Also it will be interesting to see if Bubba wins a major away from Augusta. He's certainly capable of it.
Report Total Bosman December 6, 2015 9:13 PM GMT
I don't think I've ever won on a Bubba victory, and I certainly won't tonight.
Report lewisham ranger December 6, 2015 11:24 PM GMT
I think Bubba is one of those golfers who can play lousy for a few weeks but then just pops up and wins

punters tend to prefer those golfers who play consistently week in week out- like Stenson (ok also Speith but he's now always very short) but while Bubba wins quite regularly, Stenson only seems to win once in a blue moon

Punters don't like Bubba's because he burns them more often than not
Report Mighty Whites 2008 December 7, 2015 6:27 PM GMT
This was a course that set up well for Bubba 5 par 5s and a couple of driveable par 4s are always going to play in to his hands.

Think you are being a bit harsh on Bubba lewisham 2 wins 3 seconds 3 thirds 11 top tens this year in 22 starts and only missed 2 cuts the US Open and Open.

Bubba definitely has the skills to win more majors. His short game is excellent and his distance and accuracy will always give him a chance. Not sure the Open's suit him. Don't think he has the patience for a US Open. I know he feels that when it is wet he struggles more than most as he feels the water between club and ball affects him more due to the amount of shape and spin he puts on the ball.
Report lewisham ranger December 8, 2015 12:11 AM GMT
I'm a big fan of Bubba mighty actually. I was just trying to make the point he's not as consistent as other golfers- as you point out a lot of his results depend on his mood and emotions. As you also point out he does have some consistency as well but in any case I'd rather have someone who pops up occasionally with a win than consistently grinds out top tens week in week out without winning.

Players like Stenson must have given punters nightmares over the years with the ability to flatter to deceive, something you could never accuse Bubba of doing.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 28, 2016 12:15 AM GMT
2016
.......2016
...........2016


BUBBA 16/1 to defends his title this week - the two-time Masters champion, has 10 victories worldwide, and his PGA Tour earnings alone top $35 million.[/b]

It's more than he imagined when he first reached the PGA Tour in 2006. But at 38, with two children, he's approaching a stage in is life when he's starting to think. He has lived in Orlando, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona, and North Carolina. He still keeps a home at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. But his future is near his birthplace of Bagdad in the Florida Panhandle, and he wanted to be sure to live in Pensacola to possibly run for mayor someday. "I've had a dream," Watson said. "I moved back in the city limits of Pensacola [Florida] so one day I can run for mayor."

The two-time Masters champion already is building quite the local enterprise at home. Last year he became a part-owner of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, a Double A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. This year, he opened a candy shop in Pensacola called "Bubba's Sweet Spot," serving up premium candy and ice cream. And he didn't stop there. His latest venture is a car dealership, Sandy and Bubba's Milton Chevrolet (he thinks the new electric car is going to be big), along with a robotics company in Pensacola that makes everything from military equipment to toys. He has invested in a few golf courses, and he is involved in an apartment complex being built in Pensacola. "It's funny, I say to my friends, I say to my wife, to my manager, to my team that if you say 'Bubba Watson the golfer,' then you're limiting who I am, who I want to be and who I think I am," Watson said at the HSBC Champions. "These other businesses are fun. Golf is fun. The golf is great. But there are other things I want to do. I have other dreams. Golf made it possible”.

World No.2 Dustin Johnson and No.4 Jordan Speith lead the elite 18-man field which includes eight of the top 12 golfers in the official rankings. There are three reigning major winners, the Olympic gold medallist and two exemption players. Hero Motors is in it's second of at least a three year deal with the Albany development in the Bahamas, in which Woods has a stake along with Joe Lewis, owner of the English Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur and chief of the Tavistock Group. Tavistock developed Isleworth Golf & Country Club, Woods' former home club and 2014 host to this tournament, and the surrounding community to which Woods moved in 1996.

Dustin Johnson 5
Jordan Speith 13/2
Hideki Matsuyama 8
Henrik Stenson 11
Brooks Koepka 12
Patrick Reed 12   
Bubba Watson 16   
Rickie Fowler 16
Justin Rose 18
Matt Kuchar 22   
Russell Knox 25   
Emiliano Grillo 28   
Louis Oosthuizen 28   
Brandt Snedeker 33 
Jimmy Walker 33   
J B Holmes 40   
Zach Johnson 40   
Tiger Woods 40


12 of the above played in 2015...
1st Bubba Watson -25
2nd Patrick Reed -22
3rd Rickie Fowler -21
4th Jordan Spieth -20
7th Brooks Koepka -18
T8 J.B. Holmes -17
T8 Jimmy Walker -17
12th Zach Johnson -12
13th Justin Rose -13
14th Matt Kuchar -12
15th Dustin Johnson -8
T17 Hideki Matsuyama -4
Haas, Casey, Scott, Kirk, Horschel & Lahari do not feature this time round.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 28, 2016 12:55 AM GMT
It's a brave (or foolish) man that will put money on Knox, Matsuyama, Fowler or Walker this week, after their exploits in Australia.
Report Mighty Whites 2008 November 28, 2016 6:59 PM GMT
Jet lag may be an issue although the event in Australia was finished by midnight eastern time on Sunday morning so effectively they gain more than a day than if they were going the other way.

Not sure you have to be that brave with Matsuyama his last five starts are W W 2 W 5
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 28, 2016 11:52 PM GMT
2016 Watson makes his title defence in a field that includes 16 of the top 25 players in the Official World Golf Ranking,
three major championship winners from 2016,
the Rio Olympics’ gold, silver and bronze medallists
and 12 players who competed in last month’s Ryder Cup.

The field of 18 PGA TOUR players is invited as follows:
the current four major championships winners,
the top 11 players available from the Official World Golf Ranking as of Sept. 26, 2016 (following the TOUR Championship),
the defending champion
and two special-exemption players.

The 2016 Hero World Challenge field: Name (Official World Golf Ranking as of 10/23/2016), Country, Betting.
Dustin Johnson (#2 OWGR), USA 11/2
Jordan Spieth (#4), USA 13/2 - 4th 2015
Henrik Stenson (#5), Sweden 11/1
Patrick Reed (#7), USA 14/1 - 2nd 2015
Bubba Watson (#8), USA 18/1 - Champ 2015
Hideki Matsuyama (#10), Japan  8/1 - 17th of 18 last year - 75,73,70,66.
Rickie Fowler (#11), USA 16/1 - 3rd 2015
Justin Rose (#12), England 22/1
Jimmy Walker (#17), USA 35/1
Matt Kuchar (#19), USA 28/1
Russell Knox (#20), Scotland 25/1
Brandt Snedeker (#22), USA 33/1
Brooks Koepka (#23), USA 10/1
Louis Oosthuizen (#24), South Africa 33/1
J.B. Holmes (#25), USA 40/1
Emiliano Grillo (#26), Argentina 28/1
Tiger Woods (tournament host), USA 40/1
Zach Johnson (exemption), USA 40/1
Report lewisham ranger November 29, 2016 1:06 PM GMT
tigger to stun us all with a comeback win Cool
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 29, 2016 9:14 PM GMT
Lewis,
See Paddy Reed has the honour and privilege Thursday afternoon...

    15:10pm        Bubba Watson (13/10)        Rickie Fowler (15/13)   
    15:20        Jimmy Walker (13/10)        Brandt Snedeker (11/10)   
    15:30        J B Holmes (11/10)        Zach Johnson (5/4)   
    15:40        Justin Rose (8/5)        Henrik Stenson (19/20)   
    15:50        Jordan Speith (4/5)        Matt Kuchar (19/10)   
    16:00        Patrick Reed (8/13)        tigger (9/4)   
    16:10        Dustin Johnson (19/20)        Brooks Koepka (16/11)   
    16:20        Hideki Matsuyama (7/10)        Louis Oosthuizen (19/10)   
    16:30        Emiliano Grillo (5/4)        Russell Knox (21/20)   
Report charlie muddle November 30, 2016 1:06 PM GMT
Call me foolish if you want but cant resist Fowler e/w at 16/1 my other bet im on Rose at 20/1 e/w.

Good Luck All
Report Total Bosman November 30, 2016 4:33 PM GMT
European Tour can throw money at all the daft initiatives they like, but speaks volumes when this end-of-year muck about boasts more star power than they see in any event all year.
Report Total Bosman November 30, 2016 5:06 PM GMT
Tiger two eagles in the first 9 holes of the pro-am.  Waiting for the price to tumble.
Report xmoneyx November 30, 2016 8:38 PM GMT
is it stroke or matchplay?
Report sickoflayinwinners December 1, 2016 3:44 PM GMT
thrown away a pony ew on rose at 20s
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 1, 2016 3:50 PM GMT
xmoney,
YOUR WEIGH IS OVER...

    15:50        Jordan Speith (4/5)        Matt Kuchar (19/10)   
    16:00        Patrick Reed (8/13)        Tiger Woods (9/4)   
    16:10        Dustin Johnson (19/20)        Brooks Koepka (16/11)   
    16:20        Hideki Matsuyama (7/10)        Louis Oosthuizen (19/10)   
    16:30        Emiliano Grillo (5/4)        Russell Knox (11/10)   
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 1, 2016 3:53 PM GMT
Jordan Spieth 11/2
Dustin Johnson 6
Hideki Matsuyama 8
Henrik Stenson 10
Brooks Koepka 10
Report xmoneyx December 1, 2016 4:36 PM GMT
day injured?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 1, 2016 4:55 PM GMT
Here we go...

    16:40        Justin Rose (5/4)        Henrik Stenson (4/5)   
    16:50        Jordan Speith (4/6)        Matt Kuchar (6/4)   
    17:00        Patrick Reed (8/13)        Tigger (9/4)   
    17:10        Dustin Johnson (19/20)        Brooks Koepka (16/11)   
    17:20        Hideki Matsuyama (7/10)        Louis Oosthuizen (19/10)   
    17:30        Emiliano Grillo (5/4)        Russell Knox (11/10)   
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 1, 2016 5:04 PM GMT
33's Tiger
Report lewisham ranger December 1, 2016 5:35 PM GMT
Catch Me ifyoucan 01 Dec 16 17:04 Joined: 09 Sep 03 | Topic/replies: 11,272 | Blogger: Catch Me ifyoucan's blog
33's Tiger

will be 1.01 by the end Cool
Report bobweenit December 1, 2016 6:19 PM GMT
Cool Tiger gonna shoe these mugs how it's done
Report Total Bosman December 1, 2016 6:20 PM GMT
Early days but all-round game looks pretty good.  Taking his time seems to have worked, good to see.
Report bobweenit December 1, 2016 6:27 PM GMT
missed 3 times from 10 ft as well could be 3 clear all aboard the TIGER EXPRESS CHOO CHOO
Report Total Bosman December 1, 2016 6:31 PM GMT
If you're not a wee bit excited by this you're not a golf fan.
Report brain dead jockeys December 1, 2016 6:35 PM GMT
unreal
Report Total Bosman December 1, 2016 6:52 PM GMT
Fun while it lasted.
Report xmoneyx December 1, 2016 8:34 PM GMT
tiger useless c@nt CryExcited
Report brain dead jockeys December 1, 2016 8:46 PM GMT
will finish last now
Report lewisham ranger December 1, 2016 8:50 PM GMT
awful from tiger after such a promising start.

the mental issues are there for all to see Cry
Report Total Bosman December 1, 2016 9:02 PM GMT
Beat the Olympic Champ, so there's that.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 1, 2016 9:23 PM GMT
bobweenit  • December 1, 2016 7:27 PM GMT 
TIGER EXPRESS CHOO CHOO...DE-RAILED on the back nine ffs with four 6's
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 1, 2016 9:23 PM GMT
JB 50's into 6's Devil
Report brain dead jockeys December 1, 2016 9:47 PM GMT
tiger taking driver on 18 sums up why this will not work...........he just cannot play contained golf.
Report xmoneyx December 1, 2016 10:44 PM GMT
2 x bakers dozen Excited
Report johnnythebull December 1, 2016 10:58 PM GMT
eldrick who?
nicklaus being totally PC saying tiger can equal or best his majors record
i doubt he'll ever win another 4 events let alone majors
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 2, 2016 11:36 AM GMT
FOR LATER...

    16:12        Tigger (8/5)        Justin Rose (10/11)   
    16:23        Patrick Reed (11/8)        Brooks Koepka (1/1)   
    16:34        Brandt Snedeker (1/1)        Zach Johnson (5/4)   
    16:45        Emiliano Grillo (5/4)        Bubba Watson (11/10)   
    16:56        Russell Knox (1/1)        Jimmy Walker (11/8)   
    17:07        Rickie Fowler (7/4)        Jordan Speith (5/6)   
    17:18        Matt Kuchar (11/10)        Louis Oosthuizen (6/5)   
    17:29        Dustin Johnson (21/20)        Henrik Stenson (13/10)   
    17:40        J B Holmes (21/10)        Hideki Matsuyama (4/6)   
Report Total Bosman December 2, 2016 2:59 PM GMT
Sweet of Justin to WD and make Tiger hack it round on his own.
Report Total Bosman December 2, 2016 6:49 PM GMT
Tiger's certainly putting like the guy who won all those majors.
Report brain dead jockeys December 3, 2016 6:17 PM GMT
unreal
Report Total Bosman December 3, 2016 6:21 PM GMT
I remember the days the forum would be in meltdown over all this.
Report lewisham ranger December 3, 2016 8:35 PM GMT
woods gone backwards after promising start. When have we seen this before in recent years.
Report brain dead jockeys December 3, 2016 8:55 PM GMT
this type of course is pointless for modern pros. there should be rough everywhere except a narrow strip from tee to green.
Report xmoneyx December 4, 2016 10:32 AM GMT
has a Japanese golfer won any major?
Report lewisham ranger December 4, 2016 12:07 PM GMT
xmoneyx 04 Dec 16 10:32 Joined: 12 Jul 11 | Topic/replies: 42,045 | Blogger: xmoneyx's blog
has a Japanese golfer won any major?

No. Only Asian player who has won a major I believe is Yang.

Hideki would be the first and he's currently gone right to the top of the list of the best players yet to win a major.

Clearly working his butt off if reports are to be believed. Obviously much more pressure in majors and he has a huge following in japan which adds to the pressure but clearly playing very well indeed.
Report johnnythebull December 4, 2016 4:42 PM GMT
has been impressive of late
but to win a major
has to cut out the wayward shots
and sink the putts in the final round
Report donny osmond December 4, 2016 6:33 PM GMT
all these wins will help with the latter

good luck to him !
Report donny osmond December 4, 2016 6:37 PM GMT
i seem to remember aoki going head to head with jack in one
major, prob us open , but jack saw him off

it would be huge for a japanese to win a major and therefore
the pressure mounts
Report charlie muddle December 5, 2016 3:03 PM GMT
Cracking little player i backed him last year in each major e/w for 2016 & i have done the same this year for next year for me he is a major winner in waiting.
Report lewisham ranger December 5, 2016 11:59 PM GMT
charlie muddle 05 Dec 16 15:03 Joined: 05 Apr 07 | Topic/replies: 108 | Blogger: charlie muddle's blog
Cracking little player i backed him last year in each major e/w for 2016 & i have done the same this year for next year for me he is a major winner in waiting.
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Yes agreed and if he doesn't win one each way is a good call as he is bound to be up there in at least one

Also like the fact he has a female caddy on his bag- was reading the Nick Faldo autobiography and the first season he employed Fanny they won two majors together. Having a female presence on the bag will help to calm any nerves
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 30, 2017 8:40 PM GMT
WHO WINS IN 2017 ? Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 30, 2017 8:41 PM GMT
One of these HEROs:

D Johnson
R Fowler
Justin Thomas
Kevin Kisner
Henrik Stenson
Report xmoneyx December 1, 2017 5:34 PM GMT
tiger 3 birdies 1st five
Report xmoneyx December 1, 2017 5:50 PM GMT
looks like hes wearing chums
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 2, 2017 1:39 PM GMT
Presume TIGER will set the pin positions to suit him today Devil
Report Facts December 2, 2017 8:14 PM GMT
Could have moved the 10 feet from the Tee and he'd still miss !
Report lewisham ranger December 3, 2017 7:05 PM GMT
brilliant round by fowler so far.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 3, 2017 7:10 PM GMT
FOWLER out in 28 - INCREDIBLE 9 under thru 10 - NO WAY HE CAN LOSE THIS @1/2
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 3, 2017 7:11 PM GMT
THREE TIMER IN THE BAG - PGA, MAURITIUS & HERO DevilDevilDevil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 3, 2017 7:26 PM GMT
TIGER IS certainly BACK !!!!!...no woman is safe Devil
Report lewisham ranger December 3, 2017 7:29 PM GMT
surely fowler bags a major in 2018. too good a player not to make that breakthrough soon.
Report Total Bosman December 3, 2017 7:51 PM GMT
Rickie starting 7 shots back in an end of season muck about is a very different player to Rickie contending on the final day of a major, though.
Report dave1357 December 3, 2017 7:56 PM GMT
So has the tourney finished now that Tiger has stopped?
Report Facts December 3, 2017 8:05 PM GMT
Crap coverage.
Report lewisham ranger December 3, 2017 8:11 PM GMT

Total Bosman 03 Dec 17 19:51 Joined: 15 Dec 04 | Topic/replies: 4,031 | Blogger: Total Bosman's blog
Rickie starting 7 shots back in an end of season muck about is a very different player to Rickie contending on the final day of a major, though.


maybe but every win breeds confidence- and I think he's still improving unlike others.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 3, 2017 8:20 PM GMT
Nice 'Wedding' cheque for TOMMY Fleetwood
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 3, 2017 8:32 PM GMT
Excellent coverage on The Golf Channel

-11under - a 61 for Tricky Ricky - Course and Tournament Record.

...cue HOFFMAN losers/backers complaining Devil
Report sevey December 3, 2017 9:14 PM GMT
The old Fox Chappers Tipped The 3 Winners
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