The United States Open is supposed to be one of the best week’s of my year. Instead, it was a terrible reminder not only of how cruel playing the odds can be, but how devastatingly bad my picks have been lately. I’ve been shut out more than a nerd at a bar…but I digress…Please, blog, may I have some more?
Entering Sunday’s play at the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills, eight players with no major championship wins on their resume teed off with just four shots separating them. At the end of the day, Brooks Koekpa was four clear of all of them. As the wind howled and combatants bogeyed their way around the course, Koepka kept bombing it down the middle and scrambling whenever he needed to on his way to a 6-under 66.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Place your bets! It’s major championship time once again and the world’s best are ready to make you some serious cash — if you heed my advice: Thomas Pieters, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are all great plays at the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills…Please, blog, may I have some more?
With a sheet of headlines and prop bets longer than most golf fans and degenerate gamblers could dream of, the 117th playing of the U.S. Open already looks and feels like it could be one for the ages. Here’s a look at who’ll contend — and who’ll just pretend at Erin Hills:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Despite a rash of terrible luck, Golfstradamus is back in action with your can’t-miss picks for this week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic:Please, blog, may I have some more?
What. A. Finish.
Remember a couple years ago when the PGA Tour had their “these guys are good” television campaign? Well, what happened on Sunday in North Carolina is exactly what they were talking about. Needing to make a bunch of birdies late, Brian Harman did just that and claimed his second career win on Tour.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Place your bets! The PGA Tour heads to Hilton Head Island and Harbour Town for the RBC Heritage. Golfstradamus is here with his can’t miss, (almost) guaranteed picks for the week. Looking to win big in Vegas? Look no further!Please, blog, may I have some more?
The PGA Tour cruises into Hilton Head Island for the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town. With valuable FedExCup points on the line, the Tour’s best and brightest will vie for the coveted plaid jacket and to add their names to the historic list of winners at one of the Tour’s most revered events.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Masters Week brings out the best in me for a slew of reasons, least of all may be the actual golf.
Not only is it a milestone marking the end of Winter’s miserable reign, but it’s also one of the sporting events everyone feels like they have to watch for the sake of their “fandom” — even if they aren’t particularly fans of golf.
And, most importantly, it’s the best chance all year to make money betting on golf.
While the title of this article couldn’t be farther from the truth for those touring pros and talented amateurs, it’s absolutely the case for those playing fantasy golf or playing the odds. For this, there are a few reasons. Let’s discuss:Please, blog, may I have some more?
This week, in our Tuesday Fantasy Golf Notes, April 26, 2016 edition, we look at a change of final round fortunes that led to a PGA Tour victory, another near miss for Patrick Reed and an increasing number of no shows for the upcoming Olympic golf competition.
Final Round Turnaround Key to Hoffman Victory
To say American Charley Hoffman had struggled closing tournaments in 2015-2016 is a bit of understatement. The 39-year old had played himself into contention several times this season, but weekend struggles had knocked him down the leaderboard, with a T11 at the Valspar his best finish of the year.
Hoffman was an aggregate -26 for his first rounds this season, -11 in round two and -1 on the third day, but had struggled mightily on championship Sunday, going 26 over par in the eight final rounds he had played in 2016.
That all changed this past Sunday at the Valero Texas Open. Hoffman exorcised those demons, shooting a final round 69 and a one-shot victory over fellow American Patrick Reed.
It’s the Californian’s fourth PGA Tour title, and his first since the 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba. His other victories came at the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship and the 2007 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
The win moved Hoffman to 34th in the Official World Golf Ranking, equally the second highest ranking of his career. He reached #31 for one week after his third place finish at the 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship.Please, blog, may I have some more?