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Odds to win PGA

Posted: 08/06/2014 2:45 PM

Odds to win PGA 


7458 yards.  Longest in PGA history.   Got to be long off the Tee.

I'll go with Sergio at 16-1

Like Cabrera as the long shot at 80-1 and maybe a bomber like Woodland at 100-1.

http://www.oddsshark.com/golf/...ampionship-odds
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Posted: 08/06/2014 3:02 PM

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I'd back up the truck and put it on Rory, even at 9/2.  He's driving the ball as well as anyone ever has, and confidence seems sky high.  

You could throw in a smaller bet on Sergio at 16-1, just in case he gets/stays hot.

 

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Posted: 08/06/2014 4:23 PM

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Yup.  He drives it 350 and shoots a wedge on a par 4 when everyone else uses a 7.

Hard to bet against him at 9-2 but I like Sergio.

7500 yards is something different.

Last edited 08/06/2014 4:25 PM by neodymian60

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Posted: 08/06/2014 6:14 PM

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I don't bet on golf  as I root for too many of the guys If I had to pick of course I would go with Rory. That 80-1 on Cabrera would be a tempting bet. He pops up out of the blue in the Majors.
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Posted: 08/06/2014 8:40 PM

Fowler at 20-1 for me 


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Posted: 08/06/2014 9:51 PM

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Good call by you guys on Cabrera.  Best finish before the US was 30th, his worst since has been 31st, and he won one.  His game has picked up since switching to the G30/Rogue driver/shaft combo, and he's killing it.  The 80-1 odds seem not to reflect his recent significantly improved play.

 

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Posted: 08/07/2014 4:29 AM

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7458 is not extremely long by tour standards.  7458 is long for a par 71.  Valhalla is a bombers paradise.  wide fairways and optically not troubling.

Rory's advantage is height on his approaches.  

get ready for a lot of birdies.
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Posted: 08/07/2014 7:50 AM

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I liked Cabrera at 80-1.  He's currently +7 after 10 holes.  Oh well.....banghead
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Posted: 08/07/2014 8:00 AM

Hey Goat Coacher 


did you see that the PGA long drive contest was won by Oosthuizen (spelling error) at 340 yards.  Which was one yard shorter than Nicklaus in 1963.  Putting aside the fact that Bubba didn't play dat and Johnson is off in johnson rehab, Nicklaus went 341 in 1963 with a persimmon driver.  

My father in law likes to remind me occasionally that Nicklaus may still be the best pure athlete to ever play on the PGA tour.

our state of grace is gone.

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Posted: 08/07/2014 10:15 AM

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Speaking of persimmon drivers, the longest drive ever (515 yards) by Mike Austin at the age of 57 in 1974 was with a persimmon wood driver with 10 degrees of loft and a 43.5 inch extra steel shaft.


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Posted: 08/07/2014 10:49 AM

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Qwerty49 wrote: I liked Cabrera at 80-1.  He's currently +7 after 10 holes.  Oh well.....banghead
As the old saying goes..."what do we know" noidea
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Posted: 08/07/2014 12:25 PM

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tmcgrath wrote:
Qwerty49 wrote: I liked Cabrera at 80-1.  He's currently +7 after 10 holes.  Oh well.....banghead
As the old saying goes..."what do we know" noidea
I thought Cabrera was a good sleeper pick too.  he bombs it, he hits it high and he shoots 82.  

Stoogio is at +2 after 7.  that is a surprise as well.
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Posted: 08/07/2014 1:35 PM

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roscoemaynard wrote: did you see that the PGA long drive contest was won by Oosthuizen (spelling error) at 340 yards.  Which was one yard shorter than Nicklaus in 1963.  Putting aside the fact that Bubba didn't play dat and Johnson is off in johnson rehab, Nicklaus went 341 in 1963 with a persimmon driver.  

My father in law likes to remind me occasionally that Nicklaus may still be the best pure athlete to ever play on the PGA tour.
Somehow, I always thought of Jack as having the greatest hand-eye coordination, but not necessarily the best athlete.  Of that generation, I might suggest that Hale Irwin (Two-time All Big-8 DB at Colorado) was the best athlete.  He was also Academic All-American and won the NCAA Championship in golf his senior year.

Jack Nicklaus





"Après moi le déluge" Louis XV
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Posted: 08/07/2014 7:01 PM

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Off of today's play 9/2 on Rory is looking like a play...almost! Where did that dead left out of bounds on the par 5 10th hole come from. I've watched almost every shot he's hit this year and I didn't seen that one coming. Then he follows it up on 11 with a 3 put from 15 feet, the second putt in the 3 foot range. What does he after having gone from 3 under on the difficult front side to even playing a par 5 and a par 3. Does he let that affect him...not for long he birdies the nextg4 holes and just caught the edge on makeable birdie putts at 16, 17, 18. He is going to be tought to beat...but it is golf!noidea
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Posted: 08/08/2014 5:19 AM

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his Ranger Rick shot is off the charts left.  he has a flip and an up move in the down swing.  when in sync, it is something to behold.  when he misses, "fore left"

Tiger looks done with the Foley approach.  no majors since going to the Nike putter.  now misses greens wildly.  does he go back to Butchie?
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Posted: 08/09/2014 5:05 PM

Re: Austrian Bernd Weisberger 250-1 



Well one stroke behind going into the final round. I'm sorry I only have $100 bucks on good old Bernd! wink

Should be an interesting day tomorrow. I think the next best bet left out there(after Rory)  is Ricky Fowler. I don't like the guy (I'm not sure why...just don't)) but he does have game and does believe in his abilities. Obviously lots of guys have chance if they catch fire. After Rory I'll be rooting for Weisberger and whoever placed a decent wager on him at 250-1biggrin
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Posted: 08/10/2014 7:29 PM

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......what an exciting final round in the PGA. I'm exhausted. Phil rises from the dead, Ricky makes another major tournament run...but Rory comes from 3 strokes back after 9 holes to seal the deal in as exciting a final round as I can remember.

If there is a better roll model than Rory in all of major sports I'm hard pressed to find him. A quality athlete, a quality human being !
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Posted: 08/10/2014 8:28 PM

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Smiles all around. Guys reacting with crowd. Tiger sulks. Poor Tiger. F*** Tiger. Retire whiner!
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Posted: 08/10/2014 8:41 PM

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topcamera wrote: Smiles all around. Guys reacting with crowd. Tiger sulks. Poor Tiger. F*** Tiger. Retire whiner!
Tiger is starting to remind me of a Heavyweight boxing champion who comes out of retirement for one last shot more times than Cher has a Farewell tour.  Tiger has lost the one big advantage he had.  No one fears him.  He can't intimidate the younger guys.  Until he proves he still has it, he is on the sidelines counting the months until he can play in the Senior Tour.
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” JFK

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Posted: 08/10/2014 8:42 PM

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That was fantastic . . . and bizarre, with the final pair teeing off on 18 before Mickelson and Fowler hit their second shots.  

Rare to see that many guys play well late on Sunday in a major.  Often it feels like non-winners lost it as much as the winner won it, but not today.  No head hanging whatsoever for Phil and Rickie.

And yeah, Rory's right there at the top tier of the model list with guys like Jeter and Luck . . . although I gotta say I'm a bit miffed at him for being the same size as me but driving it that much farther than me.  eek

 

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