The PGA Championship – the Chances and Why

The PGA Championship earns the attention of the golfing world this week when the second men’s major championship of the year is played at Bethpage Black on Long Island just outside of New York City.

Brooks Koepka begins the event as the favourite and the defending champion and it would seem that given the demands of Bethpage one of the game’s leading half dozen players is likely to take the Wanamaker Trophy.

We also look back at last week to see how we performed.

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Golf Betting Analysis for May 9th

This week’s events for betting assessment are the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson Championship in Dallas, the British Masters in Southport in England and the Japan and Asian Tour’s Asia Pacific Open in Chiba east of Tokyo.

With just one week to go until the second men’s major of the year, the event in Dallas takes on even greater significance as the defending champion for next week’s event, Brooks Koepka, starts as one of the pre-tournament favourites.

One or two near misses with last week’s fancies but no chocolates unfortunately.

Golf Betting Prospects For May 2nd

This week we assess the chances at three events, namely the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina, the LPGA Tour’s Mediheal Championship near San Francisco and the Volvo China Open in Shenzhen.

We also take a look back at last week results and how our analysis then fared.

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Jason Day – Discusses Turning Professional

The 2015 PGA Championship Day’s greatest golfing moment to date – photo PGA of America

On a visit to my vault in a search for something else I found this audio piece I did with Jason Day soon after him announcing his decision to turn professional in 2006. It was on the eve of his first PGA Tour event at the John Deere Classic in 2006.

Looking back those nearly 13 years it is interesting to see how he felt, as an 18 year old, about the decision and his future and, perhaps surprisingly, how he thought he might have copped a little flack for turning professional so young.

That decision of course has been well and truly vindicated. Twelve PGA Tour titles including one major and two World Golf Championship events in addition to a World Cup of Golf Individual and Teams title, more than US$45 million in earnings on the PGA Tour and a total of eight top five finishes in major championships highlight an outstanding talent and an amazingly successful career already despite some, at times, debilitating injuries.

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Golf Betting Thoughts for April 25th

This week we assess the chances at three events, the Zurich Classic Teams event on the PGA Tour, the L.A. Open on the LPGA Tour and the Trophee Hassan event on the European Tour.

Last week saw a good win by Brooke Henderson when defending her Lotte Championship title in Hawaii. Her odds were not long ($13) but she got the job done and we went close with both Matt Kuchar and Patrick Cantlay at Harbour Town.

top photo: Jin Young Ko the new world number one female golfer and favourite in L.A.

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Golf Betting Guide RBC Heritage and Lotte Championship

After the stunning success of Tiger Woods last week and a small profit for those who listened to our analysis of the event last week the golfing world returns to some form of normality this week when the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage Classic at Harbor Town in South Carolina and the LPGA Tour’s Lotte Championship in Hawaii take centre stage.

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The Masters – Analysing the Chances

There is nothing like the Masters to get the golfing juices flowing whether you are a keen golfer or just a sports fan in general.

Like the Melbourne Cup in Australia it is one of those events in which everyone is keen to try their hand in picking a winner and like the Melbourne Cup there are many, many chances although trying to assess those more realistic chances is what I attempt in this rundown from a betting angle.

The two great story-lines of the event in my opinion, aside from the betting outcome, come from Rory McIlroy’s attempt to complete a career Grand Slam and whether Tiger Woods can get his quest to chase down Jack Nicklaus as the winner of the most majors in the game back on track.

Woods has won this event on four previous occasions and already has 14 major titles to his name and his great record at Augusta National even when not winning and impressive recent performances suggest a win is not the remote possibility if might have been considered twelve months ago.

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Golf Betting Thoughts for the ANA Inspiration and Texas Open

This week sees the first major event of the golfing year played at Rancho Mirage in California, the ANA Inspiration formerly known as the Kraft Nabisco. I take a look at the leading prospects in my eyes and also assess the chances at the Valero Texas Open which of course is the lead-up event to the first men’s major of the year at next week’s Masters.

Golf Betting Preview for March 27th

This week we put under the betting microscope events on the PGA Tour (The WGC Dell Technologies Match Play) and the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship), the Hero Indian Open on the European and Asian Tours and the Kia Classic on the LPGA Tour.

Jin Young Ko assisted our cause last week when she won the LPGA tour event and Jazz Janeawattananond went close in Kuala Lumpur but we struggled at the Valspar Championship.

Remember the Match Play event in Austin in Texas begins on Thursday morning Australian time so for those wanting to get early odds then they might need to be on by Wednesday evening.

Golf Betting Thoughts for March 21st

The events we put under the spotlight this week from a betting angle are the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, the LPGA Tour are back in action for the first time in three weeks when they play the Founders Cup in Phoenix, the European Tour and Asian Tour join forces at the Maybank Malaysian Open and the Web.Com Tour play an event in Louisiana.

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