That’s the word that tends to accompany any shot I do on the golf course. Don’t watch me play golf please. It is actually less painful to visit a dentist for a root canal.
I mention golf because the Masters at Augusta begins this week, from the 5th to the 8th April. I didn’t make it there this year. I think the organisers were unimpressed with my hole-in-one at the local crazy golf.
Is there money to be made at Augusta? I think there is. Think each-way betting if you want to play at Augusta.
The next thing to check is the past results. Is there a name consistently in the top-ten year on year?
https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/masters-tournament/past-results.html is a great website to note past results.
Since 2009, there are two names which have consistently turned up in the top-ten: Jordan Spieth and Lee Westwood. Justin Rose has more recently appeared in the top-five at the Masters and is another to consider.
Jordan Spieth is at 14/1, as is Justin Rose. Lee Westwood I think will not be playing. Charl Schwartzel is another who is a past winner, and has had a recent top-ten finish, so with the old adage ‘horses for courses’ in mind, 80/1 about Schwartzel each way might be worth.
Those are my picks. I’ll be avoiding Tiger Woods despite a superb return in 2018. Rory McIlroy is there or thereabouts, but is awfully short in such a competitive event.
How about old campaigner Fred Couples as a ‘cash out’ option? At 300/1, Fred Couples has tended to be in contention at least to the end of day two of the Masters. If he keeps this pattern up, those 300/1 odds should shorten if you can place the bet with a bookie/betting exchange offering a ‘cash out’ facility.
April, as I said last eletter, looks chock-a-block for great betting events. The Monte Carlo Masters is about two weeks away, as is the Grand National.
I’ll be covering the tennis soon, with a bumper summer ahead. You’ll recall in eletters past that the key to profits is in-play betting.
A note too as we see a return of league football this Easter weekend. Make sure you know your dead-rubber teams with nothing to play for (Celtic in Scotland, for instance) and your teams still with plenty to play for. The latter are the ones we focus on.
Have a great Easter, and I’ll be shouting ‘New balls, please’ (and not ‘Fore’) next weekend.