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Post  GAAGenious on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:33 pm

Well the Masters is here again, who is going to win ? Phil Mickleson (13-2) has just won the shell houston championship which makes him the leading contender for the defense of his crown. Lee Westwood (12-1), Martin Kaymer (18-1), Nick Watney (16-1), Rory Mc Ilroy (22-1) all have to be considered big contenders. The outsiders to watch out for in my view are Padraig Harrington( 28-1 ) very good last weekend at the shell houston, Matt Kuchar (28-1), Graeme Mc Dowell ( 33-1) big return to a major since his USPGA win, Ernie Els (50-1), Ian Poulter (50-1), VJay Sign (50-1) Steve Stricker (50-1 . And dont forget Tiger woods (10-1)

My 2011 US Masters 1 to 5 are:
5. Tiger Woods
4. Padraig Harrington
3. Ernie Els
2. Lee Westwood
1. Martin Kaymer

My best outsider - Alex Cejka 250-1
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:34 pm

What did Harrington finish with in Houston GG?

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Post  GAAGenious on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:36 pm

Finnished 11 Under no bogeys I think.
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Post  GAAGenious on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:37 pm

2 bogeys 5 birdies
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:37 pm

Might be coming into a bit of form - not before time either!

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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:38 pm

Might be coming into a bit of form - not before time either!

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Post  GAAGenious on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:40 pm

Yeah his swing change might be paying off. Harrington to Win US Masters, Mc Dowel to win USPGA again and Mc Ilroy to win British Open. 18000-1. Nice ew bet i think !!
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Post  hurlingguru on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:48 pm

My money is on Matt Kuchar

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Post  patrique on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:20 am

GAAGenious wrote:Yeah his swing change might be paying off. Harrington to Win US Masters, Mc Dowel to win USPGA again and Mc Ilroy to win British Open. 18000-1. Nice ew bet i think !!



Mc Dowell has never won the PGA, so unlikely to win it again.javascript: What a Face
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Post  Boxtyeater on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:24 am

hurlingguru wrote:My money is on Matt Kuchar

Lenten rule.......OMAR in the money here...
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Post  GAAGenious on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:25 am

I Ment US Open, you knew what I ment
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Post  Boxtyeater on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:36 am

patrique wrote:
GAAGenious wrote:Yeah his swing change might be paying off. Harrington to Win US Masters, Mc Dowel to win USPGA again and Mc Ilroy to win British Open. 18000-1. Nice ew bet i think !!



Mc Dowell has never won the PGA, so unlikely to win it again.javascript: What a Face

A "quare" day for this forum.....Fresh from a trouncing from Puke, Pat has to reduce himself to correcting one of our younger posters on a minor issue.....

If there is to be an European challenge Genius, I feel that Westwood is the best equipped (game-wise and mentally) to deliver....
But I must say, it's compulsive viewing on the Sunday night, my favourite being Zoeller's triumph back in the day......
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:18 am

Boxtyeater wrote:But I must say, it's compulsive viewing on the Sunday night, my favourite being Zoeller's triumph back in the day......

I have only a Fuzzy recollection of that ...... Laughing

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Post  hurlingguru on Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:25 am

Boxtyeater wrote:
hurlingguru wrote:My money is on Matt Kuchar

Lenten rule.......OMAR in the money here...

I can never get away with anything with King Boxty in charge.

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Post  redhandman on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:20 pm

after all the talk of Harringtons swing change maybe now he is ready t ochallenge again. t'irish look like they could have plnety in the top 10 as all the lads seem to be going well.
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Thomas Clarke on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:21 pm

TC has just invested with Paddypower, equal (albeit not hugely sizeable) amounts on each of Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar. European golf has never been stronger, but the top americans all seem to be in decent form.

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Post  OMAR on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:39 pm

Watched Mickleson last weekend and he certainly had his winners head on

He seems to get into a zone where the smile broadens but at the same time the eyes carry an invincible determination - He had the look last weekend and if he can carry it to Augusta hard to seem him beaten.

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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:10 pm

Can the pundits clarify - EW betting in golf pays out on first 5 yeah? Is it a quarter of the odds? If there is winner and 3 runners up and then 5 guys 2 off the pace - therefore 5th - do you still get the same odds?

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Post  OMAR on Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:33 pm

Jayo Cluxton wrote:Can the pundits clarify - EW betting in golf pays out on first 5 yeah? Is it a quarter of the odds? If there is winner and 3 runners up and then 5 guys 2 off the pace - therefore 5th - do you still get the same odds?


I would imagine the "pot gets split by the number sharing that pot"
so if there are five people in equal fifth you get 1/5th of 1/4 otherwise the bookies would be out of pocket

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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:03 pm

Wonder when the pressure will get too much for McIllroy? Can see him holding it together until Sunday and then it'll fall apart.
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Post  Thomas Clarke on Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:15 pm

Loyal2TheRoyal wrote:Wonder when the pressure will get too much for McIllroy? Can see him holding it together until Sunday and then it'll fall apart.

More begrudgery from Loyal regarding an immensely talented 21 year old.

A brilliant round of golf.
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Post  hurlingguru on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:07 pm

Harrington still producing the same muck.

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Post  Boxtyeater on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:52 pm

That gimp Poulter four putts the 18th...
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  OMAR on Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:50 am

Absorbing stuff this - certainly one of the best events on the sporting calendar - much to do with its timing on a a sunny weekend just as the evenings start to stretch with summer in sight.

Possible Student and Master battle a ahead (Mcilroy leads with Woods well positioned) through in a few lesser knowns like Day - a strong contender like Choi - plus the other big guns Mickleson and Westwood still in the running and we have a perfect cocktail for the weekend.

I think and hope McIlroy has got over his British Open blow out especially when he came back with a super final round so hopefully it comes down to who can outscore rather than who doesn't calve. But I'm fairly sure we will still see some back 9 drama on sunday
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Re: The Golf thread

Post  Thomas Clarke on Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:11 am

Hard to believe that McIlroy is still leading despite missing so many makeable putts.

Still though, if he continues to hit the ball as well as he has done, he can win the tournament. He is just giving himself so many chances that, assuming he doesn't let the misses get to him, he will eventually start to hole a few.

Woods was brilliant yesterday, but we've seen those flashes from him a lot over the last year, only to see them followed by relatively poor rounds. The front nine today will tell a lot about his challenge.

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