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First of all unfortunately there’ll be no Matchplay tips contained within here.
The reason for that is simple – I got the dates wrong!
I didn’t realize it started on Wednesday. I even have it written on my calendar for the Wednesday too but somehow I slept on that. Went to start analyzing it today and realized it was already on the TV ha.
Sorry about that.
There is still a lot of golf this week. Unfortunately a lot of it is bets that I don’t have much confidence in and am going by the numbers if that makes sense. Basically I usually do data analysis as a basis and then make my picks from that. This week however I’m just doing the data analysis and that’s it. Both tournaments are tricky enough that I am just going to rely on the data.
Hero Indian Open: Not a lot of top players making it out here unfortunately. So a lot of local players hence the data analysis. It switfched to this course in 2017 and is an interesting one. Looking back at the data from the last two years, scrambling and putts per GIR is the two stats to really pay attention to. In 2018, GIR was a bit of a factor for 2nd and third place but really scrambling is what made it. Driving accuracy is a top factor too.
For this one I’ve went with 6 picks. All are to win and top 5 and are just very small bets. Treat this like betting the lottery. I’m on Paul Paterson, Poom Saksansin, SSP Chawrasia, Chikkarangappa S, Rashid Khan and Siddikur Rahman.
Corales Championship: A similar tournament where it’s like betting the lottery. Another field that isn’t too strong here. Brice Garnett won it last year. Just another one where we run the numbers and hope for the best. To win and Top 5 plays on the following: Nate Lashley, Joel Dahmen, Corey Connors.
LPGA Kia Classic: This is one where I generally have a little bit better confidence on with my picks. I know the golfers more – I’m familiar with them – and I know the tournament. I actually had a big win here a couple of years ago with Cristie Kerr:
I’m backing Jin Young Ko to win, and Shanshan Feng and Cristie Kerr to win & top 5.