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My sporting & betting weekend (if only)

The US PGA began at its western most state Hawaii with the Sentry event on the Plantation Course Kapalua Maui.

It’s a beautiful setting with the ocean and surfing breakers beyond and attracted a notable field including Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed.

My money was on Thomas and Reed to win and Joaquin Niemann the 22 year old Chilean star and Sungjae Im.

Niemamn lost the play-off to Harris English.

A win would have netted me £350 but I more than broke even as Niemamn and Im finished in the each way zone.

If only.

Having seen Buffalo Bills dispose of the Miami Dolphins I backed them at 7-1 for the Superbowl.

Their 27-24 win over Indianapolis Colts was the most exciting sport I watched all weekend.

The Colts needed a field goal to level but it was a case of if only as they missed one earlier.

My two problems with American football is the actual action is one hour but the broadcast time four.

This means that 75% of the time you are not watching any action.  Secondly you are bombarded with statistics.

I don’t care how many yards Colts quarter back Lamar Jackson has run but to see him execute one is poetry in motion.

I stayed clear of the FA Cup.

Brighton gave a display of how not to take penalties in the shoot out with Newport.

However their keeper Jason Steele – after totally missing a cross in the 96th minute to result in the Newport equaliser – saved three.

Adam Webster, who actually scored the Newport equaliser with an own goal, made amends by thumping his winning penalty down the middle.

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

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