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It was close but no cigar with the Fedex St Jude Invitational last weekend.
We had Rory McIlroy to win. Rory looked sensational in this tournament but ultimately couldn’t finish.
He’s taking a lot of stick this week and I get that. I’m quite conflicted on it personally. First of all I get the frustrations with him and it’s part of the reason he’s normally on my “No Bet” list as I mentioned last week. This marks yet another tournament that he should have won. If you look back at this season, there is legitimately about 6-7 events that he really should have won, and another couple where he probably would have won if he played his A game on the last day.
But on the other hand – look at how long he has been at the top of the game. I don’t want to call specific people “flash in the pans” but Jordan Spieth doesn’t get the same stick that Rory does and he hasn’t won a tournament in two years. Another one who seems to escape this level of criticism is Dustin “1 Major” Johnson.
It’s a weird thing really and I can see both sides. I don’t think you can criticize Rorys performances based on his results – but when you look at it, he could be doing a lot better than he is.
Anyway that’s why he’s on my “no bet” list. I’ve been on the recipient of a couple of those “should’ve won” results and I can just add last weeks to the tally.
Tommy Fleetwood cashed last week for a miniscule return:
Still a losing week however.
Personally I’m more ticked off about Hideki Matsuyama. Like I said last week I find it tough to bet him as I truly feel he is phoning it in these days. He kicks things off last week on a course I knew he could perform it with a 65, then it’s 71-72-72. Another one who is normally on my “No Bet” list and after last week I think he’s cemented in there until I see some drive and passion from the lad.
Onto this week:
Wyndham Championship 2019 Betting Tips:
Love Webb here but his odds are just too short for me. Really one of those tournaments where no-one in particular really jumps out.
Collin Morikawa 18/1. 1/4u to win & E/W On an absolutely red hot streak at the moment. No course form here obviously however he suits up for this course well. Mental motivation should be there to solidify his 2020 membership and the Major exemptions etc. Think he can do a great job here.
Rory Sabbatini 60/1. 1/4u to win & E/W. Rory is having an excellent season, and has performed well here previously with an 8th place in 2013 and a 4th place in 2017. He’s really upped this game this season and could be a strong contender.
Brandt Snedker 22/1. 1/8u to win & E/W. Funny one as he was on my shortlist and I kept trying to find reasons not to back him for some reason as I really wasn’t feeling it. But it is what it is. Small bet on him as I think the price has value.
Nick Taylor 100/1. 1/8u to win & E/W. This is not really my pick. I browse a lot of websites to see what others are thinking etc and it helps me filter through my shortlist. Taylor, who finished 8th here last year, was mentioned enough that I guess he’s worth a bet. He’s playing solidly at the moment. I should note his 3 previous performances on this course weren’t great. I’m not really seeing it myself, but they are a lot of people that I respect and so it’s worth a punt.