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What a tremendous week last week was.
I tipped the 80/1 Gary Woodland last week to win the US Open and despite some scary moments in the final round, Woodland managed to finish well and hold off the legend Brooks Koepka.
I gained major respect for both those players. Brooks who continues to prove he is the best golfer in the world and Gary, who did an amazing job to keep calm and keep it going despite Brooks freaking Koepka nipping at his heels.
Just look at the golfers that fizzled out a couple months back when Tiger was making his march at the US Masters. Says a lot about Woodland that he was able to keep it going.
I also won with my E/W cash on Adam Scott who juuust performed well enough to scrape in.
What a great week.
Here’s the betting slips showing those bets and the returns for transparency:
This week in golf I’ll be tackling the Travelers Championship.
I won’t be covering the BMW International Open due to a few factors. There’s been a big green change and it’s switched to Bentgrass and I want to see how things hold up there. We’ve also got players who played this weekend that may be feeling fine or may be struggling with jet lag. Also looking at the course form, I really don’t see anything standing out on a consistency basis.
Anything there would be a risk.
I’ve got four players for the Travelers Championship however.
All four of these are to win and top 5. In the UK it’s known as e/w betting. If your sportsbook doesn’t have that option, split your bet between the golfer to win, and the golfer to finish in the top 5.
My first main bet is on the 60/1 Kevin Streelman. This is a course he dominates at to put it mildly. He has some excellent performances here, and is coming in with some very solid form as well. His metrics match up just well enough on this course too. This is one where I’d be quite surprised if he doesn’t at least make the cut here considering his performances here.
Speaking of course form, I’ve got to get on the Paul Casey train. Casey started the year well then had a couple of struggles including pulling out of the Charles Schwab Challenge due to the flu. I liked what I saw from him at the US Open where he finished -2 with an excellent -4 round to wrap it up. I just feel his game is getting back on track and that he will do very well here. He has sensational course form and just seems to love this course and playing on it. Hoping he is mentally up for this one.
I’ve got slightly smaller bets on Justin Thomas and Marc Leishman.
Both are bets that I don’t feel strongly about, but there’s just enough there where I’ve got to bet them. For JT it’s all about the metrics. If you go by the metrics he wins this tournament no doubt about it. He hasn’t got the course form here, and has struggled with injury however I feel he looks at this tournament as a time to turn it around.
Finally with Leishman it’s average on the metrics and solid course form. Worth a play.