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Worthy winner

Having recommended Bubba Watson as one of my picks and backed him at a juicy  25-1, I was delighted and he was a worthy winner. With his left-to-right fade, prodigious hitting and ability to conjure shots, he had all the elements in his bag to win. He is more Seve than Tiger and will prove a [...]

April 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Masters

The azaleas are out again for the most traditional and beautiful of all the Majors. It’s an open field that favours a power game and risk-taker. Players with a fine short game, like Mike Weir and Zach Johnson, have donned the green jacket but it’s usually a power-hitter. I would have [...]

April 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Mug’s game?

Yesterday I had lunch with an analyst from one of the largest bookmakers. I asked him  for his view on the the lack of betting regulation. He replied that, although betting does not have the compliance of the stock exchange, the industry takes dishonesty seriously and had its own monitoring and [...]

March 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

PGA wrap up

Matt Every did not seem to so much win the Arnold Palmer invitational at Bay Hill as Adam Scott lose it. The Aussie Master Champ only needed 2 par scores after the cut to win, but choked. The unknown Every, with only 90 tourneys in his golf bag, won it. He now has US$1m in his bank account. The [...]

March 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Accenture Matchplay

I am surprised that the Matchplay at Dove Mountian Arizona should be experiencing sponsorship problems with Accenure pulling out. It’s true that Tiger  Woods, now really a spent force, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott pulled out. Matchplay offers the head to head excitement, when the very best [...]

February 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Emiliano Grillo

I always find golf analyst Steve Palmer’s column in the Racing Post interesting. The guy is unapologetically a serial gambler and evokes the visceral excitement of it. Last week having correctly predicted George Coetzee would win the South African Open, he was only one shot away from a [...]

February 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rory is back

Form can be so fragile and in golf, more than any other sport, its loss can be permanent. Will Tiger Woods win another major and catch Jack Nicklaus? Probably not. The Golden Bear won his final Masters, with his son caddying, aged 46. We were all worried last year for Rory McIlroy. Already with 2 [...]

February 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

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