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07 Apr 15 18:07
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Right lads we have a great four days viewing ahead in what is the best golfing tournament of the year,its the type of event the more you look at oddschecker the more guys you want to back,had to draw the line with five against the field,my main bet will be Rory e/w @11/2,6 places,
Selections-Rory Mcllroy 11/2 e/w,will be shocked if Rory not challenging come the weekend,
2nd selection is Patrick Reed 35/1 e/w,the bigger the stage the better this guy plays,remember what he was like in last years Ryders cup,
3rd selection is Tiger Woods 50/1 e/w,how could I not back my sporting hero at theses juicy prices,you never know with Tiger,good solid start and he will be back in the flow,
4th selection is Keegan Bradley e/w 80/1,has been showing abit of form last week,and at the odds feel he's worth an e/w bet,
5th selection is Jonas Blixit 150/1,missed all the bigger prices last week,played some super golf here last year,

Also done a Trixie
Westwwod top Englishman 11/4
Lowry top Irishman w/o Rory 7/4
Jimenez top Senior player 2/1,

Best of luck lads with your selections this week,

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When: 07 Apr 15 19:25
lets just bet all the ones over a 100/1 and hope you get lucky, then WMFB will give you an award at the end of the yearWink
When: 07 Apr 15 19:33
you not biting tonight huddys, now your mates not around, otherwise he will have rolling over on the floor in stiches, with his witty repartees.Wink
When: 07 Apr 15 19:36
you are a very partial to a character assasination on here thats well written arent you?
When: 07 Apr 15 19:38
Huddys l was looking at that Lowry top Irishman w/o Rory 7/4
PP have Lowery 1/1 to beat Harrington in match bet,did you see that would you prefare  the 7/4 over the 1/1 bet ?
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When: 07 Apr 15 19:59
TEE TIMES for Thursday (only 81 players quoted)

    12:45        Charley Hoffman (5/6)        Draw (15/2)        Brian Harman (28/15)   
    13:07        Gary Woodland (19/20)        Camilo Villegas (13/8)        Tom Watson (15/2)   
    13:29        Russell Henley (11/10)        Vijay Singh (2)        Darren Clarke (4)   
    13:40        Kevin Na (11/8)        Brendon Todd (17/10)        Jose Maria Olazabal (4)   
    13:51        Jonas Blixt (15/8)        Stephen Gallacher (2)        Kevin Streelman (11/5)   
    14:02        Patrick Reed (6/4)        Keegan Bradley (2)        Ian Poulter (11/5)   
    14:24        Bubba Watson (4/5)        Justin Rose (13/8)        Gunn Yang (9)   
    14:35        Dustin Johnson (19/20)        Adam Scott (11/8)        Antonio Murdaca (12)   
    14:57        Matt Every (15/8)        Morgan Hoffmann (15/8)        Steve Stricker (15/8)   
    15:08        Bill Haas (9/10)        Jason Dufner (11/10)        Ben Crenshaw (25)   
    15:19        Hideki Matsuyama (13/8)        Paul Casey (17/10)        Webb Simpson (5/2)   
    15:30        Charl Schwartzel (6/4)        Joost Luiten (9/4)        Sang Moon Bae (9/4)   
    15:41        Rory McIlroy (6/5)        Phil Mickelson (9/4)        Ryan Moore (10/3)   
    15:52        Brandt Snedeker (8/5)        J B Holmes (13/8)        Martin Kaymer (23/10)   
    16:25        Cameron Tringale (17/10)        Ben Martin (24/13)        Robert Streb (23/10)   
    16:47        Bernd Wiesberger (13/8)        Geoff Ogilvy (11/5)        Bernhard Langer (5/2)   
    17:09        Jim Furyk (11/8)        Zach Johnson (17/10)        Ernie Els (3)   
    17:20        Louis Oosthuizen (9/10)        Angel Cabrera (6/4)        Matias Dominguez (13/2)   
    17:31        Chris Kirk (11/10)        Shane Lowry (5/4)        Mark OMeara (6)   
    17:42        Ryan Palmer (11/10)        Padraig Harrington (21/10)        Thomas Bjorn (3)   
    17:53        Hunter Mahan (7/5)        James Hahn (13/5)        Mikko Ilonen (11/4)   
    18:04        Matt Kuchar (6/5)        Brooks Koepka (2)        Graeme McDowell (11/4)   
    18:15        Jordan Spieth (13/10)        Henrik Stenson (13/8)        Billy Horschel (10/3)   
    18:26        Branden Grace (11/8)        Fred Couples (12/5)        Thongchai Jaidee (13/5)   
    18:37        Luke Donald (13/8)        Victor Dubuisson (17/10)        John Senden (11/4)   
    18:48        Jimmy Walker (5/4)        Tiger Woods (23/10)        Jamie Donaldson (3)   
    18:59        Jason Day (11/8)        Rickie Fowler (21/10)        Sergio Garcia (11/5)   
pa lapsy
When: 07 Apr 15 20:06
Master No-No's

Back a player 46 or over
Back a debutante.
Back someone that has never shot under 70 on the course.

Another stat i read is the winner is almost always inside the top 10 after round one and that will probably when i will have my main bet/s.
One that escaped the "no-no" list and is a huge price(300/1 and better on exch) is Camilo Villegas and will be carrying a bit of shrapnel.
Looking forward to this.
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When: 07 Apr 15 20:10
Rain, rain, go away. It's pouring at Augusta National right now.....

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When: 07 Apr 15 20:30
2014 >

1 Bubba Watson -8
2 Jonas Blixt -5
2 Jordan Spieth -5
4 Miguel Jimenez -4
5 Rickie Fowler -2
5 Matt Kuchar -2
7 Lee Westwood -1
8 Langer, Walker, McIlroy, Senden, Stadler, Bjorn evens

2013 >
1 Adam Scott -9 (won playoff)
2 Angel Cabrera -9
3 Jason Day -7
4 Tiger Woods -5
4 Marc Leishman -5
6 Brandt Snedeker -4
6 Thorbjorn Olesen -4
8 Lee Westwood -3
8 Sergio Garcia -3
8 Matt Kuchar -3

2012 >
1 Bubba Watson -10 (won playoff)
2 Oosthuizen -10
3 Westwood -8
3 Kuchar -8
3 P Hanson -8
3 Mickelson -8
7 Poulter -5
8 Scott -4
8 Rose -4
8 Harrington -4

2011 >
1 Schwartzel -14
2 Day -12
2 Scott -12
4 Woods -10
4 Ogilvy -10
4 Donald -10
7 Cabrera -9
8 Van Pelt -8
8 Choi -8
10 Palmer -6

2010 >
1 Mickelson -16
2 Westwood -13
3 Kim -12
4 Choi -11
4 Woods -11
6 Couples -9
7 Watney -8
8 Mahan -7
8 Yang -7
10 Barnes -5
10 Poulter -5

Since 2005 (last 10 Yrs) > Top 10 finishes
8 – Tiger
6 – Mickelson
4 – Cabrera, Westwood
3 – Harrington, Scott, Goosen, Donald, Choi, Kuchar

Lowest Score, 72 Holes
270 – Tiger Woods, 1997
271 – Jack Nicklaus, 1965
271 – Raymond Floyd, 1976
272 – Tiger Woods, 2001
272 – Phil Mickelson, 2010
274 – Ben Hogan, 1953
274 – Ben Crenshaw, 1995
274 – David Duval, 2001
274 – Charl Schwartzel, 2011
275 – Seve Ballesteros, 1980
275 – Fred Couples, 1992
275 – Davis Love III, 1995
275 – Phil Mickelson, 2001
275 – Lee Westwood, 2010
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When: 07 Apr 15 20:39
When: 07 Apr 15 20:41
Best week's golf of the year, 4 day's glued to the tv. Here we go:

Jason Day 16/1
Super record here with 2 top 5 finishes here in 4 years. In top form this year when you exclude events in California where he doesn't like.

Phil Mickelson 25/1
Resident magician @ Augusta who showed a bit of the old sparkle last week in Houston. Going for his 4th win around here.

Brandt Snedeker 45/1
Excellent record here with 4 top 20 finishes. Not so good last year when in poor form all year but win @ Pebble Beach few months back will have him in tip-top shape.

Ryan Palmer 80/1
In top form this year w/o getting his head in front. Has the length and short game skills to excel around here. Finished 10 here in 2011.

Angel Cabrera 100/1
Another course specialist who is sneaking in under the radar this week. Has shown signs of the old magic at times this year and return    to Augusta should bring out the best in him.

Good luck lads, should be a cracker.
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When: 07 Apr 15 22:01
Top 10: Reasons we love the Masters..... How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

10. Amateurs in the field: The Masters honours its founder, amateur legend Bobby Jones, by extending invitations to notable amateurs and amateur champions around the world.

9. Magnolia Lane: The road to the Augusta National clubhouse is 330 yards long and is lined with a canopy of magnolia trees that date back to the mid-1800s. According to the Augusta Chronicle, there are 61 magnolia trees on each side of Magnolia Lane. Those trees' branches meet overhead, creating a tunnel effect that is particularly striking when they are in bloom. It has yet to be confirmed, but we hear this is what the walkway to heaven looks like.

8. The menu: Limited, like commercial interruptions, and ridiculously affordable and tasty. Pimento cheese sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, Coke, sports drinks and beer. Sandwiches are $1.50. A dollar-fifty, people.

7. Par-3 Contest: Since 1960, a semi-social event on Augusta National's par-3 course has been played the day before the first round of the Masters Tournament. No player who has won the nine-hole event has ever gone on to win the actual tournament the same year. Girlfriends and wives often caddie for their golfing beaus, and they bring their kids to the course. Talk about fun for the whole family.

6. Champions Dinner: The Champions Dinner has been an annual tradition at the Masters since 1952, when Ben Hogan suggested and hosted the first edition.
The previous year's winner gets to select the menu – and he also has to pay.

5. Ceremonial tee shots: Jock Hutchison and Fred McLeod hit the first ceremonial opening tee shots in 1963. For many years the trio of Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen and Byron Nelson filled the role. The much-loved tradition now has Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus.

4. Drive, Chip & Putt Championship: Saying this year's second Drive, Chip & Putt Championship was a success is like saying the Masters is just another golf tournament. Understatement.of.the.century. Eighty-eight juniors from around the U.S. and Canada converged on Augusta National the Sunday before the Masters - a scene alikened to Willy Wonka opening up his chocolate factory to children with golden tickets.

3. Limited commercial interruption: The Masters, by design, has fewer commercial breaks than any other golf tournament. While we'd love to never be taken away from coverage, I guess we can't complain about seeing 57 out of every 60 minutes. Hope this is still the case with Sky ! Monty missing thank God.

2. Amen Corner: The second shot at the par-4 11th, all of the par-3 12th, and the tee shot at the par-5 13th at Augusta are nicknamed Amen Corner. This term was first used in print by author Herbert Warren Wind in his April 21, 1958 Sports Illustrated article about the Masters, and is one of the most beloved arenas in sport.

1. Green Jacket: The tradition of the green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club dates to 1937. That year, members of the club wore green jackets during the tournament so that patrons in attendance could easily recognize them if they needed to ask questions. Slipping a jacket onto the winner of the Masters began in 1949. A few women are sporting them now, too.
When: 07 Apr 15 22:05
Hi Bigrob,didnt see that match bet,but if I did id stil of gone for the 7/4,the course dosen't suit Gmac game and Clarke been out of form recently,
When: 07 Apr 15 22:07
think you are weak member of this group huddyWink
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When: 07 Apr 15 22:12
'The Cut' at the MASTER....BEFORE THEY ASK.

What is the Cut Rule at The Masters?

The Masters cut rule is...after the second round, golfers with the low 50 scores, plus ties, plus any golfer within 10 strokes of the lead.
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When: 07 Apr 15 22:32
7 AMATEURS in the field

Corey Conners 3 
Bradley Neil 5 
Gunn Yang 6 
Scott Harvey 15/2 
Anthony Murdaca 8 
Matias Dominguez 8 
Byron Meth 8
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When: 07 Apr 15 23:27
TOP DEBERS 2014 (Spieth and Blizt did well + Callit on at 300-1 6 places)

Jimmy Walker (T8)      11/4
Jordan Spieth (T2)     7/2
Stephen Gallacher (T34) 15/2
Jonas Blixt (T2)       15/2
Kevin Stadler (T8)     9
Patrick Reed (MC)      11
Harris English (MC)    11
Matt Jones (MC)        16
Victor Dubuisson (MC)  16

Top Debutant 2015...the unlucky 13 are

Brooks Koepka 4   
Shane Lowry 7   
Brendon Todd 15/2
Bernd Wiesberger 8   
Danny Willett 10   
Cameron Tringale 12   
Morgan Hoffmann 12   
Robert Streb 16   
James Hahn 16   
Brian Harman 16   
Seung-Yul Noh 18 
Anirban Lahiri 20
Erik Compton 25
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When: 07 Apr 15 23:50
When: 08 Apr 15 00:27
Anyone else find that the bookies are not begging for business in their usual pre major manner??

Maybe tomorrow will bring more carrots.

Have not had as much time as usual the week of the Masters, and have concentrated a lot on the alternative markets. Brendon Todd and Shane Lowry look excellent bets for Top Debutante. 15-2 and 8-1 are both quite a bit over what I would make em.
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When: 08 Apr 15 00:47
The last time a rookie won at Augusta (Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979) they came from 3 strokes back with three holes to play to win via a play-off.
When: 08 Apr 15 00:48
The 18-1 on Jonas Blixt for Top Continental European is an absolutely superb bet.
When: 08 Apr 15 01:25
My bets, win only :  Brendon Todd, Brooks Koepka, Danny Willett, James Hahn, Kevin Stadler, Louis Oosthuizen, Morgan Hoffmann, Robert Streb, Ryan Palmer, Shane Lowry, Stephen Gallacher.
I don't go for this "rule" that a player needs many years to learn the course.  That might have made sense when players drove from tournament to tournament years ago and seldom saw Augusta.
Now they fly in for a few days practice.  They have plenty of film on Augusta, course measurements handed to them, and they play much more in the USA and abroad.
There is a nice gusty breeze forecast for all four days, although the heavy rain forecast is no longer there.  This might make it more of a lottery.  Big hitting might cause big misses.  Tactics and control might be the tools needed.
pa lapsy
When: 08 Apr 15 12:57
I like your style Kinscem,maybe it could be the year the "stats" are thrown out the window with the weather, the official site still giving a fair chance of thunderstorms for the first 2 days in particular,think obviously a soft course could be a great advantage to the long hitters.
Pity betfair gave up betting I/R in the par 3 comp though very understandable, very often someone that was a couple of shots clear and long odds on would let their 3yo son/daughter take the last putt and be disqualified,that could happen a few times,it used to be chaos.
When: 08 Apr 15 14:22
I fancy Rory , Bubba , and Dustin to be in contention .

However the value is Ryan Palmer at 100/1 ( Grahams) , each way 6 places , money back on win part if he misses the cut ( up to £25 ) . 90 to lay on here , 17/1 a place  , free bet for anyone interested .

Could be a brilliant tournament , all the signs are good so far .  Hope Tiger contends , that would make it extra interesting .
Catch Me ifyoucan
When: 08 Apr 15 16:16

I note your win only bets...
Louis Oosthuizen..... is only 2 cuts from 6 attempts, with 2nd in 2012 and T25 in 2014.
Ryan Palmer............... is also only 2from6, with T39 in 2005 & 10th in 2011 and returns after a 3year absence.
Kevin Stadler............ 1from1, T8 in 2014, only his 2nd time around.
Stephen Gallacher.... 1from1, T34 in 2014, only his 2nd time around.


Brooks Koepka
Shane Lowry
Brendon Todd
Danny Willett
Morgan Hoffmann
Robert Streb
James Hahn

While I note the 'rookie stat' I do like James Hahn 11/1 for T20 only in Spoils.
Best of Luck.
When: 08 Apr 15 16:46
Ref value and previous post , Tiger is 45/1 with Grahams , 36 to lay on here now . Cut etc.

Has Tiger found a magic ball ?
When: 08 Apr 15 17:18
I really don't know what to male of Tiger, his record at Augusta is unreal (even when he hasn't been at his best) but then the last time we seen him on the course he resembled Roadrunner

At 50s i could have still been tempted but now that's all gone i will be leaving him as i will take all these reports of stunning practice with a pinch of salt
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When: 08 Apr 15 17:23
While golfers will look to shoot low scores to put themselves in contention, Mother Nature will challenge them with near-record high temperatures and storms during the tournament.

The late start will suit Tiger (50's PP 6 places was too big) and Lindsey thinks he will skite in.
From the interviews and reactions to him that I've seen...he's a 'changed man' (Tiger that is).
pa lapsy
When: 08 Apr 15 17:41
Know they are a bit odd with tv coverage concerning this,7.00pm on sky (12.45 1st tee off) but no sign of red button Amen corner coverage or feature groups on listings?
pa lapsy
When: 08 Apr 15 17:46
There is apparently from 3.45.
norn iron
When: 08 Apr 15 19:11


When: 08 Apr 15 19:14
Rickie Fowlers name keeps jumping out at me,40/1 each way seems big to me.
never give up
When: 08 Apr 15 19:27
keegan bradleys at 90
When: 08 Apr 15 19:28
Kirsty Gallagher's chest keeps jumping out at me.  Top class totty.

Norn, don't think this track suits GMac, gl.

Rory's had one top 10 here, Bubba has won 2 out of the last 3....think I would prefer to be on Bubba at twice the price.
When: 08 Apr 15 19:31
Steve Williams @ 24
Phil Mickelson @ 34
Rickie Fowler @ 50
Keegan Bradley @ 90
Angel Cabrera @ 160
When: 08 Apr 15 19:52
YES Ozy KIRSTY looks very nice indeed [close to 40] No doubt Rory will be opening a few buttons on his shirt to show off his new  Muscular Physique when he is being interview by her,   but to more serious matters POD at 200/1 is worth a fiver of anyones money,..Mikko Ilonen at almost a 1000/1 is worth a small bet , winner of the Volvo World Match Play Championship beating Senson in the final and winner of Irish open in 2014 as well.GOODLUCK
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When: 08 Apr 15 20:53
PAR 3 on live atm
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When: 08 Apr 15 22:14
IF YOUR LOOKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO PICK YOU A WINNER, then have a read what Richie Hunt has to say...

The 22 golfers who can actually win The Masters...
When: 08 Apr 15 23:02
Backed Bubba/Day/Speith with free bets i won on chel comp.

Outsiders i have backed Keppa/Blixt/Robert Streb.

The only other i am thinking of backing is Dustin Johnson. Can't see Rory winning to be honest. Scrambling is not good enough imo at the moment.
When: 08 Apr 15 23:04
Ryan Palmer 240 (couple of months ago)
Matt Kuchar 40s
Jimmy Walker 25s
Adam Scott 22/1

Brooks Koepka could be one from the clouds. Wouldn't surprise me to see him in contention.

Sky Sports subscription due to end on Monday so hopefully we get the tournament finished before Sunday evening.

Loving the write ups Catch!
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