The golfing weekend
Both the US and European PGA events went to play offs and surprise winners. La trophee Hassan in Rabat did not attract the best of fields, South Africans Oosthuizen and Schwartzel stayed away from this and the Wells Fargo at Quail Hollow. . It was won by Korean Jeungchen Wang over Spaniard Nacho Elvira. Jeremy Chapman in the Racing and Foortball Outlook returned to form with Robert Rock who finished third. I had him at tasty price for a top five finish. He was playing steady golf when he bogeyed the 14th and 15h dropping key shots to Wang and Elvira. Golf is like that; you are proceeding smoothly with a tight controlled game when under pressure lose it. We had a gloriously sunny Sunday but in Saharan Rabat it was raining heavily which affected those who went out early .
Over at Quail Hollow there were some big names in the top five in Rory McIlroy who carded a 66 in his final round. He is not doing it over 4 rounds and his puutting looks unreliable . Justin Rose is consistent tee to green but he failed too on the dancing floor finishing third. Rickie Fowler had a final round of 74 he would want to forget after leading going into it . Next week is the so called fifth major at Sawgrass which will attract the stars so it’s heartening that Rory is returning to form. The tourney was won by James Hahn after 9 consecutive failures to make the cut which rather invalidates the anorak approach to prediction.
The Rock tickle as well as top five finish for Fowler and Lefty Mickelson ensured there was something in the household budget and something for me too. The Betfair site never the quickest not most reliable must have had a glitch. I was repeatedy told when trying to back the draw on Middlesbrough v Brighton that I had exceeded my credit limit which is bit of joke as I don’t have one.