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My sporting weekend

Francesco Molinari winning the Quicken Loans  on the USPGA  and Alex Noren the Open de France on the Ryder Cup  venue Le National near Paris is good news for the Britain and Europe chances. It was not so bad for me too  as for the second week runningJeremy Chapman bagged a winner in Noren.  In the past I have overlooked backing one of his winning recommendations and thought I had  but  with Alex Noren I did precisely  the opposite.  It was only when I could not understand the origin of £100 in my Betfair account that I realised I backed the winner.  With Croatia at evens to beat Denmark in 90 minutes this was a must bet against.    Denmark were unbeaten in 18 games , have a good record  against  Croatia and every team plays cautious by the round of 16.    My pre match bets of France, Uruguay and Edison Cavani as top scorer are all looking good too.

We still have the USPGA and some European events to go but the Ryder Cup teams are taking shape  I hope the European captain Thomas Bjorn chooses same national parings ;Stensen/ Noren; Poulter /Rose ; Fleetwood/Hatton; McDowell/Mcilroy ; Rahm/Garcia . With  Molinari this leaves one more I would like to see Alex Levy for his course knowledge but Shaun  Lowry, Martin Kaymer , Matt Fitzgerald and  Chris Wood all have claims.   Curiously the only American to test the course was Justin Thomas . Tiger Woods who reckons he is in with a chance of selection as well  Vice Captain   chose to go to a sponsor’s event rather then view the course  .


About John Pargiter

John Pargiter’s biggest claim to fame is his first-ever work experience job, as ‘legs’ (or runner) for Henry Longhurst. For many years he worked in insurance at Lloyds. After retiring he has returned to his favourite sport of golf and is a keen recreational sailor and grandparent. More Posts