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18 Feb 14 21:56
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| Topic/replies: 2,671 | Blogger: huddys's blog
Another great week of golf ahead of us this week,starting tomorrow just a reminder lads,few of the big guns given this a miss,starting with two e/w selections for the outright,1st selection is a player who's been knocking on the door the last few weeks finishing runner up the last two events,Dustin Johnson,he should be going into this event full of confidence with his solid play the few weeks,could be playing Bubba if they both win their 1st matches,that will be some game between the two big hitting players,2nd selection is Jason Day a player who only seems to bother performing on the big stage,finished 3rd here last year knocking out a few big guns,this type of format seems to really suit his type of play,seems to have the easy part of the booby jones bracket aswell,
Only going to do one match bet tomorrow backed Grace at 6/4 against Walker,really think this is a cracking bet,just think Walker will be burnt out after his brilliant start to the season against a much fresher hunger Grace,
Also done a e/w yankee on Dustin winning the Sam Snead bracked,Day winning the Bobby Jones,Kuchar winning the Gary Player,and Sergio winning the Ben Hogan,best of luck this week lads,just hope my selections get over the first hurdle tomorrow,

Outright Selections,
Dustin Johnson 20/1 e/w,
Jason Day 20/1 e/w,

Grace to beat Walker in his first round match 6/4,

E/W Yankee,
Dustin Johnson to win the Sam Snead 9/2,
Jason Day to win the Bobby Jones 5/1,
Matt Kuchar to win the Gary Player 6/1,
Sergio Garcia to win the Ben Hogan 6/1,
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Report Kelly February 20, 2014 11:36 PM GMT
In defence of Rory tonight , the other guy played very well to get the nod over the line after being passed at the furlong pole . Gmac you just knew would always hang in there , he is some battler .

Not too worried about Rory's demise , he played a lot of good shots out there , something he didn't do  much last year . His putting was OK too ( what we saw anyway , did not miss any sitters ).  Seems to have regained a bit more control with his irons distance wise . I am happy to back him to trade again , something I didn't do last year .

Some great matches tonight , quite a few down the 19th .
Report wildmanfromborneo February 20, 2014 11:40 PM GMT
There is a living to be made laying McIlroy.
Report Kelly February 20, 2014 11:45 PM GMT
Think how much you would have made laying Tiger for every Major since 2008 , Wildman .
Report wildmanfromborneo February 20, 2014 11:48 PM GMT
How much would you have lost previously though.
Report Kelly February 20, 2014 11:55 PM GMT
Timing is everything , Wildman . For about 6 or 7 years I was a backer of Tiger , at shortish prices , averaging about 3/1 , sometimes in Majors .  Since he hurt his knee I have avoided backing him generally , even to trade .  Rory was brilliant for trading for about 3 years , but last year he did not look the part .  Think he might be getting back into more positive mode  from what I have seen in last few outings .
Report callitasucit February 21, 2014 12:30 AM GMT
Personally, I just don't think matchplay 'does it' for Rory. I wouldn't worry about his early exit this week. Masters time is when he wants to peak, and he is coming along just nicely.

G Mac prob let off the hook a bit yesterday, didn't see much golf tonight, so not sure if Matsuyama gave him a helping hand. G Mac a dangerman now though. Would have preferred to see the back of him, and Day. Sorry Huddys!!

Bit worried that English might take Serg out. Quality player. Knows how to win.
Report Distant View February 21, 2014 1:21 AM GMT
Slightly uncertain due to conceded holes, but these are the scores that I have for the second round;

Els +3
Dufner -1
Kuchar -1
Spieth -2
Mahan -2
GMac -4
Dubuisson -4
Watson -1
Oosthuizen -5
Simpson -6
Day -1
Coetzee +4
English -3
Furyk -2
Garcia -4
Fowler -4

Obviously some of these scores are not through 18 holes. In addition there were a few eagles which would only count as winning a hole but are 2 under in these scores.

Some shocking winning scores likes Els, which was obvious from the match and Coetzee which I was not aware of.

Horschel played a lot worse than Day 1 and made it much easier than he should have for Day who was +2 through 10 holes.

Bubba was -4 through 11 before making mistakes.
Report Ozymandius February 21, 2014 11:27 AM GMT
Cheers DV, handy to see the scores like that.
Report huddys February 21, 2014 10:22 PM GMT
What a idiot Sergio was should of gone 3 up after 7,
Report Kelly February 21, 2014 11:45 PM GMT
Sergio will cop a lot of criticism for offering Fowler a half on the 7th .  Listened to Sergio being interviewed , know where he was coming from as there was a lot of messing going on at that hole due to bees nesting just short of green . Are bees a protected species ?  OK in hives , but living out on the  approach fringe of a green ?

Sergio obviously thought both of them were going to miss their putts , and took the shortcut to a half . Sergio did not give Fowler the putt , he called the whole as a half , both were lying 2 shots on the green  , one 20 feet away and one 10 feet away , neither putt a gimme . Credit to Fowler though , he played well over last stretch .

Gmac the bigger story though , unbelievable competitor . Pity we couldn't fuse his game with Rory's ball striking to produce a super winner !
Report Distant View February 22, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
Scores from today

Oosthuizen        -6 thru 14
Day               -4 thru 14
Furyk             -3
Fowler            -3
Els               Level
Spieth            -6 thru 17
Gmac              Level
Dubuisson         +1

Furyk was +2 through 7 as was Els.

Gmac was + 2 thru 5

Fowler was also +1 through 8 so plenty of slow starts among the quarter finalist.
Report wildmanfromborneo February 22, 2014 12:16 AM GMT
Just snaffled some lunatic money trying to back Els,he can't keep running into players playing terrible.
Report Distant View February 22, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
Unless he blows up tomorrow Spieth should take care of Ernie 4&3 or better. Ernie has played dire and as you say, has just been blessed to meet players well below their best.

Louis looks a little big at 13/10 in early prices against Day.

Can see Fowler getting back to the play from Thursday and getting away from Furyk early. Furyk is +3 for the first 7 holes on the week and can't keep getting away with starts like that.
Report El Guerrouj February 22, 2014 12:32 AM GMT
Kelly, I suggest you check the putts again if you think Sergio's was 10 feet away... more like 4.
Report Kelly February 22, 2014 12:47 AM GMT
Didn't see Sergio's ball before he marked it , El Guerrouj , thought what looked like his marker was a fair bit away . The shorter his putt the more advantage he gave up obviously . The media are always looking for stories , they made a big thing out of it , it was no big deal for me as it happened , just wondered what had transpired prior to Sergios suggestion they halved it . Pity Sir Nick didn't offer Graham Marsh a half that day at Wentworth  , Sergio would have .
Report callitasucit February 22, 2014 1:19 AM GMT
If Tiger was watching, he will chalk Serg down as a bigger plonker than he already thought he was.........which takes some doing!!

I think himself and Hunter showed tonight why they will never win a major. G Mac showed why he has. And Jordan Spieth showed why he will. Plenty of them.  Joy to watch. His second to 17, from thick rough, and the subsequent putt to kill off the match, was nearly Tigeresque.

Disgusted with Garcia and Mahan throwing away winning positions, and with it a nice position for myself. Confident that Spieth will win, and have topped up accordingly.

Fowler looks big at evens against Jimbo, will certainly back that. Will also back Louis against Day. Day be starting to sh*t himself shortly. Lee Westwood in disguise!!

El Guerrouj,.......Serg must really have annoyed you, to stir youWink
Report Kelly February 22, 2014 10:02 AM GMT
Surprised that Furyk is fav to beat Fowler . Oosty is creeping along nice and quietly  , hopefully his return to form continues . Long term fancy for Open for me if his form holds up .

Interesting there are only 3 Yanks left in last 8 . You would have bet there would be more than that the way things were panning out .
Report Distant View February 22, 2014 10:13 AM GMT
Fowler is 11/10 with the Betfair Sports Book callit.

Louis is 11/8

Spieth is 8/15
Report Ozymandius February 22, 2014 10:23 AM GMT
Good spot, DV.

Bit of a flaw in the system that Sportsbook prices do not show up on oddschecker.  I never think to check them.
Report callitasucit February 22, 2014 10:30 AM GMT
Cheers DV.

Actually had Louis on my radar for Augusta Kelly. He has some unfinished business there. If he stays fit, he could be a big factor.
Report pa lapsy February 22, 2014 8:37 PM GMT
Speith would badly want to get the finger out, not playing great,Els not either which makes it worse.
Report callitasucit February 22, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
He playing poor Pa? Getting animated or handling it?
Report pa lapsy February 22, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
Els playing above what he has been playing the last couple of rounds more like, commentators saying he can,t putt is all wrong.
Spieth found green there but dropped club on swing,a little animated now would be fair.
Report Distant View February 22, 2014 9:32 PM GMT
Els is -1 through 12 and is 2 ahead.

Spieth is playing filth.
Report Ozymandius February 22, 2014 9:45 PM GMT
what has gone wrong with this kid?
Report callitasucit February 22, 2014 10:14 PM GMT
Pup. Seriously disappointing.
Report Kelly February 22, 2014 11:26 PM GMT
Disappointing Gmac exits  , but Duboisson played very tight over the last few holes , fair play to him .

Overall the SP's of the remaining 4 were 24, 100 , 120 , 150 approx .  Day the only one who could be termed a fancy .  Shows how difficult it is to pick winners . Best of luck those who have Day , cant believe many had interest in the other 3 .

Good geographical spread , Aussie , South African , French and USA , cosmopolitan grouping .
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 12:41 AM GMT
I dont like the lad, and to be honest i think he is one of the most over rated golfers out there, but i have backed Jason Day at 7-4 to win from here. I wouldnt think he is really over priced, but would like an interest in it tomorrow, so may as well weigh in with Huddys and NA. Fowler is probably his only danger, as its very hard to see Dubuisson troubling him in final, and Els surely cant win two more matches playing the way he is??

Roll on the strokeplay!!
Report wildmanfromborneo February 23, 2014 12:43 AM GMT
Time to keep the faith,lay Els for whatever you have.

He hasn't played well,has used up his quota of luck but most importantly will now be getting tired,lay lay lay.
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 11:27 AM GMT
Backed Dubiusson at 4-5. Its his to lose the way Els is playing, and he stood up well to G Mac last night. Even a cat only has so many lives, surely Ernie has used all his.
Report huddys February 23, 2014 1:04 PM GMT
Programme on sky sports 4 now just started about Seve Ballesteros should be good viewing.
Report huddys February 23, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
Nice call with Dubiusson some match taught he hadn't a chance at one stage,hopefully the nerves get to win later and Day can get the job done,
Report huddys February 23, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
Hope Day dosent bottle this after such a good start,
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 8:16 PM GMT
Day making a right sh*t out of this alright!!
Report huddys February 23, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
Got out of jail there,
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
Yeah, but needs to sharpen up. Debuisson is pretty dogged. Day probably expected to win, more pressure. And he is not great under pressure.
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
Massive putt there.
Report huddys February 23, 2014 8:59 PM GMT
Huge can Day keep his head now,in a great position now,
Report El Guerrouj February 23, 2014 9:30 PM GMT
Final has been very sub standard so far... the coverage even more so. Even with only 2 matches to cover it's poor. Why bother with 'consolation' match and then not show anything.
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 9:37 PM GMT
That some shot from Day. If he holes the putt, and halves the hole, it should be over.
Report huddys February 23, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
Big putt coming up,
Report El Guerrouj February 23, 2014 9:43 PM GMT
Day has really held out well when he's needed to this week.... seems to be making majority of the pressure putts.
Report huddys February 23, 2014 9:48 PM GMT
Yes his putting has been very good alright,this could be a kick start for him If he gets the job done,for a player of his quality he should be winning much more tournaments,
Report wildmanfromborneo February 23, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
Great 20/1 for Huddys yet again.

Hope DJ876 doesn't read this thread as he would be aghast to see me go all in again,specially at the long odds.
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
Im not complaining, but why in the name of Jesus did Dubuisson not make Day putt there? He has limited chances left, that was a glimmer.
Report El Guerrouj February 23, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
Strange one... He has much more to gain from the situation than Day!
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
Not over yet.....!!
Report huddys February 23, 2014 10:35 PM GMT
Great putt there,
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
Hows your bottle Day......
Report huddys February 23, 2014 11:10 PM GMT
Report Ozymandius February 23, 2014 11:18 PM GMT
feck..come on Day!
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 11:18 PM GMT
Waxing lyrical about the bunker shot,......he had huge margin for error there.
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 11:19 PM GMT
Oh, u bottling ****.
Report huddys February 23, 2014 11:19 PM GMT
Imagine leaving it short my god,
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 11:20 PM GMT
Day would want to change them pants.
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
Done at 1.02. I have said before he has discovered many and varied ways to lose,.....this would be one of his best!!
Report huddys February 23, 2014 11:38 PM GMT
My god this is barely watchable,
Report Ozymandius February 23, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
well played Day, I think you are harsh on him, callit.

If Day was a mediocre player who finishd 25th each week, no one would label him a choker. Because he has the talent to regularly contend, his failure to win is seen as choking.  Still very young, he has accrued huge experiece by contending so often. If he does start to convert more, you could be looking a a multiple Major winner very very soon.
Report huddys February 23, 2014 11:51 PM GMT
Jesus were is he getting them shot's from,pure fluke,
Report Ozymandius February 23, 2014 11:52 PM GMT
unbelievable stuff
Report wildmanfromborneo February 23, 2014 11:53 PM GMT
I'm sweating because I put the mockers on Huddys bet.
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 11:53 PM GMT
I know what you're saying Oz. I just said something similar to someone, in summing him up. I don't like losers, in fact I hate them! Jason Day has huge talent, and a talent that should have seen him win a lot more. A bad player in any sport, can fluke a big win. They have less pressure on them, aren't expected to hole the winning putt/pot/goal etc. Joe Johnson, Dennis Taylor, Michael Campbell, Greece etc.

But when you are blessed with a rare talent, you shouldn't be wasting it. Its why I love Tiger so much. He was the epitomy of 'winner' for so long. In my mind, he still is.

Federer, Nadal, Schumacher, Tiger, Kilkenny hurling team, Kerry teams, the current Spanish squad. Born winners, Huge talent, but balls to match, they made it count.

Contrast that with Lee Westwood, Sergio, Jimmy White, every English football team of the last 40 years,,,,,,,I put Jason Day in with them. Wasted talent.

I stand to win quite a sum on Day. I am nearly rooting for the Frenchman at the moment!!
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
Report poorpup February 23, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
crazy game of golf
Report Ozymandius February 23, 2014 11:56 PM GMT
jeez...he is only on earth can you compare him to Jimmy White, Ingerlund, Lee Westwood etc..unbelievably unfair comparison.
Report huddys February 23, 2014 11:58 PM GMT
I taught it was wrapped up aswell Wildman,
Report callitasucit February 23, 2014 11:59 PM GMT
I will put him there til he proves otherwise Oz. I have a funny feeling he wont. Fair enough, Victor is having some luck to keep this going, but Day should have it well killed off. Like a lot of tournaments he has finished second or third in.
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:02 AM GMT
I should have said 'at the moment',.......before Wasted talent. Agree it seems premature to write off his career, but I have a feeling he will prove me right, and never win a major.
Report wildmanfromborneo February 24, 2014 12:08 AM GMT
If Day loses this it will have a bad effect on him.
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:10 AM GMT
V poor from Victor, after what went before....
Report Ozymandius February 24, 2014 12:11 AM GMT
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
He needs to be handed it.
Report huddys February 24, 2014 12:13 AM GMT
On a silver plate,come on get the finger out will you Day,
Report wildmanfromborneo February 24, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
Dubuisson showing could match play sense by making him hole out,he obviously senses the nerves in Jason Day.
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
Ya be agreeing with me soon Oz!! I haven't laid off in over a year, but took my stake out Day there, as I am really starting to want him to lose!!
Report wildmanfromborneo February 24, 2014 12:16 AM GMT
That should be good rather than could.
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:18 AM GMT
Fu**in right he made him hole out. I cant stand that 'its good' sh*te. If Sergio wants to be a gentleman, he can hold the door open for Tigers missus when she is going in to see his new Green Jacket!! Leave the sport to the winners.
Report wildmanfromborneo February 24, 2014 12:19 AM GMT
He is skirting bunkers off his drives, playing miracle shots out of the desert is certainly one the luckiest players I have seen.

Some similarities with this and Lee Trevino and Tony Jacklin in the 1972 Open in Muirfield.
Report huddys February 24, 2014 12:28 AM GMT
God I taught that putt was in,drivable par 4 coming up here,
Report poorpup February 24, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
looked over there
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:31 AM GMT
Another opening....
Report huddys February 24, 2014 12:34 AM GMT
You think If Day can get up and down he might have it,
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:35 AM GMT
Well, he should certainly get up and down. Its whether Dub can. V tricky shot, very little green..
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
Now, as the song goes,...Its Now or Never!!
Report huddys February 24, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
This is Day were talking about,come on now lets see what your made of,
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:38 AM GMT
Say its safe now Huddys, if Dubuisson holes this Paul Daniels will be forgotten!!
Report Pre-Fat-Low-Fat-Foods February 24, 2014 12:40 AM GMT
Well done Huddys and New Approach
Report El Guerrouj February 24, 2014 12:42 AM GMT
About time :P
Report wildmanfromborneo February 24, 2014 12:42 AM GMT
In fairness to Day he comported himself well in the face of adversity,all the luck was going his opponents way but he never let it get him down.

Well done again Huddys and the others who tipped him.
The Golfers of the forum keep nailing the winners.
Report huddys February 24, 2014 12:43 AM GMT
Oh thanks god for that.couldnt have taken much more of that,Wildman see your mate Rory playing in the Honda next week against Tiger,say they will be around 6/1 joint fav's when it priced up,
Report Kelly February 24, 2014 12:46 AM GMT
Some of the best viewing we have had for a while , not just the final , lots of other good matches this week .
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
WD Huddys & NA. Outright was disappointing for myself this week, but matches were profitable, and Day got me a few diluted quid there, so not bad week overall. It was certainly a more entertaining matchplay Sunday than normal.

Huddys, I will lay you 13-2 on Tiger and Huddys! Quality line up, serious strength in depth. Say Tiger 8s, Rory 11s. Maybe more on a first show. Hopefully they quicker than normal to price it up tomorrow. PGA markets been very slow lately.
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:49 AM GMT
Sorry Huddys,... Tiger and Rory!! I say you would love to be a 13-2 next week!!
Report El Guerrouj February 24, 2014 12:51 AM GMT
I agree with callit that Day should prob win more often, but to be fair, there aren't very many of the top echelon who I trust in the mix.... especially the younger breed. Fair enough the likes of DJ/Simpson/Watney/Haas/Kuch/Watson have won a few more times than Day, but I still wouldn't be massively confident on any of them in contention. Truth is, it's bloody hard to win and apart from Tiger and maybe Mickelson (in latter years) and Zach, not many of the top players find it easy. Because Day is so consistent, it's highlighted more how hard he finds it.
Report huddys February 24, 2014 12:53 AM GMT
It always feels better getting paid by the bookies Call,you might not agree with this but I think that win for Day could be the making of him,well done newapproach aswell,
Report callitasucit February 24, 2014 12:56 AM GMT
It could be, it certainly would have been a huge blow for him to lose. Look at Jimmy Walker, he has completely transformed after his win. I remain a doubter about Day though. And this week will keep him underpriced for awhile.
Report huddys February 24, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
Ye if he lost this week I don't think he would ever win again for a very long time,ye your right tho his price will be much shorter in future,
Report newapproach February 24, 2014 9:42 AM GMT
Thanks lads, it was some rollercoster ride to the finish but he got the job done. It was the first time I've seen much of Dubusision and I thought he was very impressive,he seems a cool customer under pressure.

I'd tend to agree with callit regarding Day even though he got over the line last night. His second shot on 18 was very poor and he hit a number of poor shots after he had just seen victor leave himself in poor position. Day doesn't tend to throw it away under pressure like a Westwood or Garcia but he often finds a way to lose. He still has to do it in a major, there has been a lot of players who have won WGC's but still couldn't hack it in the majors.
Report dj876 February 25, 2014 4:37 AM GMT
Question for you Borneo.

Did your all in lay on Ernie Else @ 17.0 in this outright market cost you profit (net)?

I know you were correctly very sweet on See Double You (I presume you backed him with cash in the offices while your bank on here was made redundant by your ongoing lay)but SDU was trading at a much bigger price on here early doors than he was in the offices, so you were forced to take a shorter price?
Perhaps your win stake was also reduced by your all in lay? 

I hope you were gradually laying Ernie or else your bank has shrunk by 3 bar since Rory.

I assume you were watching the market closely on here on Saturday and didn't let your Buddy's winner go unbacked?
(or did you break the Leop/Thul routine and make the journey)
Report wildmanfromborneo February 25, 2014 7:58 AM GMT
I only laid Els for small money at the big price,I went all in after he beat Speith on the fatigue basis mainly.

A horse I hated some years back was Recital and I made the mistake you referred to on him by tying up all my money in the ante post market.

The money See Double You was trading for was tiny here anyway so I backed him for cash,I also backed Debuisson to beat Els for cash.

Kasper Gutmans horse cost a mere 2,500 grand,is apparently tiny and got a real good ride to win,will never beat the runner up again and didnt carry an of my money.
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