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  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    2 Gunslingers in Fight . Rory 2 shots up at $2.35 hits the bad rough on the 14th , Bryson sees his 3 shot at the start of the day lead evaporate ,then nails it on the 13th to have a chance at Eagle to maybe regain the lead again in one hole . Only in Golf.
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    $1.35 .
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    Christ , the whole hog or nothing with these two when driving . Rory in trouble now on the 15th with shocking ly.
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    Jesus C , Newtons law of Gravity , Mass and Speed . Brysons ball was half way below the Cup before lipping out .
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    Now Rory cant get the job done , misses inside 3 feet ffs .
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    How do you do it Bomber , betting in the run on Golf must take 20 years off your lifespan . Rory was $1.22 , 5 minutes ago , now $2.
  • RodentRodent    7,121 posts
    What a choke from Rory. Hadn't missed a putt inside 5 feet for the first 69 holes and misses 2 shorties in the final 3 holes.
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    Yep Tuco , majority of comments on the US Golf Forums saying Rory choked on final 3 holes . Bombers summary gunna be good . Finaus triple boogie yesterday on the 13th . Gonna be some good battles between Bryson and the Scheff in next few years .
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    What a final round. One of the best you will see.

    Bryson wins the US Open in unbelievable fashion, as he outlasts them all in what was a grinding test of patience.

    Rory choked. Plain and simple. He got to -8 and it was over. Done. The name was being engraved on the trophy.

    And then it was over.

    It all started on the 15th hole.

    Rory, known for his high towering apex of his shots, hits a lower running shot into what could be the hardest green in the USA.

    He just had to hit the middle of the green and the job was done. Instead, he flies it hard and it careers into the back grandstand. He fails to get up and down. The lead is one and Rory is looking shakey after absolutely monstering and holing everything for 13 holes.

    Rory gets to 16 and misses the fairway. He has to chop it out and falls just short of the green. He then has to hit a 2.5 foot putt to retain a 1 shot lead.

    Disaster. He misses.

    This season, before that putt, Rory was 469/469 for 3 foot putts made. What a time to miss!

    While this is going on, Bryson is missing fairways left right and centre and scrambling. He makes birdie at 13 but he also misses a short putt and makes bogey at 15 and the lead is tied!

    Rory down the last, blasts one left and finds the wire grass. He has to chop it out of the scrub and then hits a magnificent chip to 3 feet 9 inches.

    Bryson has launched it left of the tee as well and is in the shit. All Rory needs to do is hit the putt and make Bryson scramble a 4 to win.

    He sets up for a left to fight slider and he hits the ball ever too softly and it breaks a mile in front of the hole, catches the lip and slings out. Unbelievable. He taps in and he knows that he has just blown it.

    But it's not done. Bryson chops it out and finds the bunker, that shouldn't be in play at all, 55 yards from the hole.

    Toughest shot in golf ever for the pros when you have a lengthy bunker shot like this.

    Bryson steps up and hits the shot of his life, putting it under the hole approximately 4 feet. Ironically, it is on the same line that his hero Payne Stewart made 20+ years ago. He knows the line like the back of his hand and he steps up and knocks it in to KO Rory for what might be an unrecoverable beating.

    Bryson, the showman, has stolen the show and has won the crowds back emphatically with his wonderful play and showmanship. Also his sportsmanship.

    The same can't be said for Rory, who upon seeing the putt fall went straight to the car park and sped off, no media, no congratulations to the winner, no nothing. Just a sore loser letting his emotions get the better of him.

    It's a shame and I wouldn't be surprised if he regrets that decision.

    Meanwhile Bryson is doing media, interacting with the fans and generally being the star of golf. And good on him. He is actually growing the game and cares about the fans enough to provide his time and content to the masses.

    For Rory, it could be it. It's is probably the biggest choke I have seen. To bogey the last 3/4 holes is inexcusable and you can't win a US Open doing that.

    Betting wise I got my Morikawa money back as he finished 8 shots back. A bad Friday cost him all hope.so.no damage done financially, but I will rue missing Bryson here.

    No rest for the wicked, we are back at Travellers this week for a signature event. Tough back up for all concerned but another week another tournament!

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  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    Yep , Bryson owned the Fans . Between every hole interreacted with 1000s . Tear rolled down when he stopped for a minute to sign the Cap of a special kid in a wheelchair , never ever seen that at a major . Him and the Scheff gonna have a huge say in all golf matters in next 10 years . Faces of the Game Worldwide .
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    Rory WD from Travellers. He won't be seen till the Scottish Open and then The Open at Royal Troon, only 24 days away.
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    The Travellers Championship starts this evening and it's not just the players with fatigue after last weeks epic US Open.

    These signature events are good, but the week after a major is draining.

    As per usual the betting is similar between events, with Scheffler at 4.50 and Schauffele at $8.

    This will be a scoring heaven compared to last weeks grinding test with the winner going to have to shoot around 20 under.

    He's not one of mine, but I've been waiting for him to show something, which he did last week.

    Really like Patrick Cantlay this week. He is boring to watch and boring to listen to, but he is the best at this course over the last 5 years by a long way (strokes gained that is) and last week showed his game was back in form, just missing the playoff.

    5 units at $29 for first round leader.

    5 units to win at $17.

    Also, having something on Matthieu Pavon at $101. The number is disrespectful to a guy who is in career best form and wasn't far off them last week, playing in the final group with Bryson last Sunday.

    1 unit at $101.

    All up 11 units out this week

    Good luck!

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  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    YTD -72.4 units (11 alive)
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    Bonus bet this week, diving into the DP world tour again.

    Soderberg is due to win one. He is $17.

    2.5 units here to win 42.5

    Probably a bad idea.
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts

    Soderberg retires after 11 holes and was +1 after birdie on the first hole.

    Actually am completely done with the euro tour.
  • meatpiemeatpie    461 posts
    H-BOMBER said:


    Soderberg retires after 11 holes and was +1 after birdie on the first hole.

    Actually am completely done with the euro tour.

    The Euro tour is a shadow of what it used to be, will only get worse if they keep allowing the top 10 onto the PGA tour.

    Nicolai Hojgaard, Fox, Pavon, Min Woo, Bob, Perez and even Detry although he may have qualified earlier

    Taking the best performers out each year is going to make the tour irrelevant. Suits the PGA tour but cant see much in it for the Euro tour.
  • thefalconthefalcon    20,063 posts
    jeez bomber, your post of the 17/6 should have been headlines in the sporting section of the west...

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  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    Round 1 in the the Travellers done and it's Tom Kim out in front with an 8 under 62 to get things started. He holds a 2 shots lead to the field. World number 1 Scheffler is at 5 under while my guy Cantlay shot 2 under in the afternoon.

    Having a crack at Tony Finau at $17 after round one. I like him initially but he has atrocious form here and that out me off. He sits at 5 under and has an early tee time tonight.

    5 units at $17 to return 85.

    To be honest, Cantlay is worth another sheckle at $41. A Friday 65 will put him right back into things

    Good luck
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    5 protesters on the final green just as the Scheff goes to put for the tournament . Red and white powder on green . Dont see that at Golf Tournaments nearly ever . Nothing bothers Scheff and Kim but .
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    Playoff , you beauty . Kim under pressure nails it .
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    Changing hole location maybe to get away from powder marks. Just wondering who the protesters are . Hamas ???????. ffs .
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    On the ground Cameraman JZ earns his money , runs filming Scotty beside the golf buggy down the course at full pace without bouncing his camera up and down .
  • BushbookieBushbookie    140 posts
    Just too good under pressure . Way way too good .
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    Another close call but no cigar here.

    It was set up to be a great final round. They were all within striking distance of the leader Tom Kim after 3 rounds, with Scheffler leading the charge only one shot behind.

    At a place where the foot needs to go on the gas from the outset, scoring early was prolific.

    After his Saturday 59, Cam young turned with another 30 and was squarely in the firing line to win. His problem was that the leaders were only a few holes in and with scoring conditions as they were, he needs to keep it going.

    9 holes down and the final group was going along at -16, all the while, the guys ahead were getting birdie after birdie. My blokes Cantlay and Finau were piling the pressure on and both touched the lead on the back nine to my excitement. Cantlay was first to faulter at a time where he was leading at -19, but a bogey on 16 finished things.

    Similarly for Finau, who got to -20 with 3 holes to play. I stupidly entertained the idea of a few birdies to get in the club house at -22 and he promptly, RIGHT ON CUE, hits one in the water then makes a double, killing his chances in one shot. Alas, both Cantlay and Finau were a good play this week but as usual, they all fall down when Scheffler is on the charge.

    And again they did. Scheffler just plotted his way around the course while everyone around him faultered. At the last hole, he uncharacteristically missed the green and Kim hit an absolute peach, bolstered by him taking a club less and using all his might and the adrenaline of the moment to nearly hole out but then because of his aggressive plays, spins it back 10 feet to set up birdie and the playoff. As eluded to above, the Stop Oil retards disrupted the final green and it was 20 minutes by the time Kim stepped up and knocked in the 10 footer to force a playoff.

    After all.that excitement, the playoff lasted one hole and was emblematic of the cool headed nature of Scheffler being able to strategically dismantle his young opponent.

    To the casual onlooker, both hit good tee shots down the middle, Kim out drove Scheffler and so Scheffler hit first to approximately 12 feet. Kim, with adrenaline pumping, took a club less than usual and dumped one into the bunker and a fried egg lie ensued and guaranteed his demise.

    It was a master class from Scheffler from off the tee. Knowing he was going to hit second, he sees Kim blast a drive down the middle as he has done all tournament. Scheffler, surprisingly at the time, takes 3 wood and hits a great ball to the middle, and a perfect number for approach. He knows how good his approach is and knows if he sticks it close, the pressure is on Tom, who while blasting a drive down the centre, ended up with an awkward number. And low and behold, Kim has a number that normally needs a SW, but with adrenaline, the crowd, the moment and what he did in regulation, he takes a lob wedge and falls agonizingly short. Game set and match Scheffler for his 6th win of the regular season.

    He now has earned 27.4 million this season, which puts him into the top 50 all time money earners,.just from this season.

    He has 6 wins, a major and he won the hero World Challenge at the start of the year. With the 3 FedEx cup tournaments and the Open to play (plus the Olympics), a clean sweep would give home 10 wins and 2 majors, an all time record winning season that not even Tiger could match ( his best was 9 wins and 3 majors on 2000).

    On the betting front, fell short again.

    YTD -79.9 units.
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    The Rocket Mortgage Classic is on the week and is not a Signature event, which will see a severely reduced strength of field.

    Tom Kim and Cam Young head the market which looks to be very open. Last year's comeback king Rickie Fowler is a $51 shot to defend. It looks unlikely with a poor season for him playing out.
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    Short and sweet this week,.off to Bali for a week in a few hours for some well earned R and R!

    Rocket Mortgage Classic looks like a very depleted field compared to the last month or so.

    There's a few standouts and rightly so.

    Tom Kim heads the market at $13 closely followed by Cam Young, Akshay Bhatia and Min Woo Lee

    Don't think you have to look too far outside these guys who have been playing well

    I'm on Min Woo already with my "1 PGA tour win this year" bet at the start of the season.

    This week I've had 2.5 units on Tom Kim at $13 to get the job done. It's his 9th week in a row but let's be honest, the kid is 22 and would be loving it. Cam Young, whole in form is still too unreliable for me. Bhatia could be worth a stab at $19 but I think it took about our of him last week looking at his final round.

    So 2.5 units Kim at $13 and have 5 units min Woo at 3.50 for the whole season for 1+ wins

    For the record, I think Min is a great bet next week at John Deere classic!

    Good luck and looking forward to a few cocktails !

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  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    Had 2.5 units on Akshay in the end at $21 to add to the Tom Kim bet.

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  • meatpiemeatpie    461 posts
    Min Woo lurking, just hope he can put 4 rounds together

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  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    10,339 posts
    Haven't watched a minute being in Bali

    But have a few sweats tonight

    Officially Akshay at $19 and also Min Woo at $3.50

    Unofficially I have got "Wire to wire winner" at $13 with Akshay leading all rounds.

    My prediction. Cameron Young to win his first PGA tour event.

    Good luck

  • RodentRodent    7,121 posts
    edited July 1
    Wow, we know punting is tough but punting on golf is stressful. First 3 putt of the week! Only 2nd bogey in 72 holes. Bhatia gagged for sure. At least an Aussie was the beneficiary.
    Tough luck Bomber, you deserved better.
    p.s I forgot Min Woo. Doubled a par 5 and bogeyed the last from the fairway to miss by 1. You couldn't script it. Punting eh, it can really kick you in the guts.

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