Category Archives: Golf

2014 British Open Recap

Thankfully the British Open is over.  The lines for Sunday were terrible so we had no action.  The R&A avoided the bad weather, the guys tore apart the course and Rory cruised to a remarkably uninteresting victory on Sunday.  Yawn.  When all was said and done, we had no winners in the prop bets, the weather screwed us on Friday and Saturday and the net of it all was a… Read More »

2014 Open Championship — Round 2

It was an interesting first day.  Placid conditions yielded a lot of rounds in the 60s.  Rory posted 6-under, Italy is well represented atop the leaderboard and Tiger rebounded from a slow start to finish minus-3 on the day.  Day one performances were generally in-line with my expectations but when all was said and done, I posted a very pedestrian 2-2-0 record for a net profit of 0.21 units.  Rickie… Read More »

The 2014 Open Championship

It is time to determine the Champion Golfer of the year for 2014 and R&A takes us to Royal Liverpool (aka Hoylake).  The Open Championship returns to here for the first time since 2006 when Tiger took home the Claret Jug for the second consecutive year. Links golf is less predictable than what we have here in the States.  It often makes for exciting viewing and challenging handicapping.  This week we are dealing… Read More »

Handicapping Golf

Stats invited me to share some thoughts on the great game of golf. That figures – he looks like a genius when he dominates easy stuff like football and hoops then he sticks me with the impossible task of handicapping professional golf. Why is it so difficult? I’ll tell you. 1. These Guys are Good.      The difference between the best player in the world and the worst guy on tour… Read More »

Breaking Down Pinehurst #2

My friend and I are partners in a golf pool.  Here is his breakdown of this weeks US Open course, Pinehurst #2.  He has played the course many times including the new design. Weather/Conditions: 1. If it is dry, the ball will run out on the fairways and accuracy off the tee will matter greatly as anyone choosing a bad line will drive it through the short grass and into… Read More »