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Houston Open and Masters

Does the Houston Open won in a play off by JG Holmes provide an indicator for the Masters commencing this Thursday? I think so as Jordan Spieth has now won the Hero and finished second in the Valero this year so he goes to Augusta in top form. He will not be fearing Tiger Woods whose short game has collapsed in the reconstruction of his swing to accomadate his back problems. He will be fearing Rory Mcilroy who will be looking to join the pantheon  of Sarazen, Hagen,Nicklaus, Player and Woods as Grand Slam winners. I stand corrected as Jack Nicklaus has achieved this by 24 so Rory cannot now   be the youngest so to do He will also be fearing the big hitters Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson who can drive 350 yards. My money is already on Dustin Johnson who has come back from his sabbatical refreshed and ready for his first Major  . I napped him at a tasty 33-1 each way.

I have a feeling tha two other 25 years old will fare well, Ricky Fowler and Jason Day. Both are talented enough to win the green jacket but just need to add a tad of consistency to their game. Rory is like Tiger ,when he gets ahead you would back him to winn .

Dear young Steve Palmer  was as ever bemoaning hs luck. He backed Richie Ramsay , who won La trophee Hassan , for the previous tourney and Jordan Spieth to win, not each way, and he finished second . It’s a fact of life that all gamblers are unlucky   though quick to tell you when they have a big win . To be fair , it’s a rare week when he misses out and for the Shell Hosuton I took his advice on Russell Henley, a golfer I always liked if only for the fact that with his blonde streaky flowing mop he looks more a surfing dude than someone straight out of a golfing university. He finished 4th . I have not completed  my researches ie still waiting on Steve on Wednesday ‘s Racing Post but aside from Johnson , I fancy Spieth, Day , Fowler and with the way he wields the big stick twice winner Bubba Watson can never be ruled  out of your stake plan.

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