Last week’s Masters Drama
Well has everyone recovered from the madness and excitement of last week’s Masters in Augusta? It certainly didn’t disappoint with the super climax of a playoff between Adam Scott and a veteran of the game and the PGA Tour Angel Cabrera. I have to say I did feel sorry for Adam Scott last year at The Open when he blasted a 3 wood into the fairway bunker on 18 and then Ernie holing a super 15 footer which turned out to be enough to snatch the Claret Jug out of Adam Scott’s grasp paying the price for “Playing Safe” on 18 at Lytham. All in all I think the gods smiled down on him last Sunday in Augusta and granted him his all-time dream of winning his first major breaking the Masters Aussie “Curse”. Sadly my week at The Masters wasn’t as profitable as Mr Scott’s getting me 3 top 10’s out of 5 selections. Yep, so close but yet so far. That’s enough whinging out of me and I’ll try to write last week’s wrongs by picking some winners for you this week.
RBC Heritage Betting Preview:
Brandt Snedeker 14/1
A winner here in 2011, Sneds played solid golf last week at Augusta and proved he’s sniffing around a major. His first 3 rounds were excellent shooting 70,70,69 then sadly finished with a final round 75 which surprised me I have to say. Going into Sunday in Augusta in the final group would have to be in my top 5 brown trouser moments! It’s only a matter of time for him before he wins a major in my opinion so keep your eye on him this year especially in Muirfield come July. He has had a super year winning The AT&T in Pebble Beach back in Feb. Before that he was 3rd at The Hyundai, Tied 2nd in The Farmers and 2nd in The Pheonix Open. He has 2 Missed Cuts before The Masters but he has been coming back after injury. He’s having a super year and I expect another good week for him here.
Boo Weekly 33/1
Weekly is a two time winner around Harbour Town in 2007 and 2008. He proves the point that some guys just suit some courses and I think that’s the case for weekly here. He came close to pipping Kevin Streelman at the post in Tampa Bay back in March shooting a superb final round 63. The week before he was tied 8th in Puerto Rico. Weekly is 9th in Greens in Regulation, 42nd in Driving Accuracy and 7th in Total driving for his PGA Tour season so far so Don’t be surprised if you hear “Boooooooooo” this week!
Jason Day 25/1
Finishing in Tied 9th here in 2011, He was very nearly the “Other Aussie” last week if he didn’t have a Bogey, Bogey finish at The Masters. Another phenomenal Masters for Jason day last week finishing 3rd. That will be his 2nd top 3 finish in The Masters after finishing tied 2nd in 2011. Hasn’t missed a cut this year so far and has 4 top 10’s under his belt including 2 top 3’s. He ranks 20th in Driving Distance, 32nd in Scoring Average, 3rd in Sand Saves and 20th in the All round. The only fear for Day here is he might be exhausted from last week it looked like it took alot out of him. Although if he is rested he will be a huge threat.
Jim Furyk 18/1
I got a place on Jim in The Texas Open 2 weeks ago finishing in a tie for 3rd with my other big selection of that week Billy Horchel. Furyk is another guy like Boo that likes it in Harbour Town and has a good previous record here winning in 2010, Tied 8th in 2012 and 4th in 2008. He had a super opening two rounds last week in Augusta with a 69,71 start finishing with a not so good 74,76. However he was tied 3rd in Texas and a tied 7th in Tampa bay, Furyk is playing well at the moment and is well worth backing at 18/1.
Stewart Cink 50/1
I’m going for another past winner here in Stewart Cink. Winning here in 2004, Tied 14th in 2010, Tied 7th in 2008, Tied 10th in 2003 is yet another player that seems to like this golf course. Cink is showing some form at the moment finishing tied 25th last week at The Masters, Tied 6th in Houston a couple of weeks back and finishing tied 14th in The Tampa Bay Championship recently. What really gets me here about Cink is his GIR stats in which he is 27th. Reason being is that these greens are very small and tricky to hit in regulation which could give him the advantage here also Given his past form I wouldn’t be surprised if he got his second top 10 of the season here at Harbour Town.
Back all of the above players each way and the very best of luck to you all,