Some nice pics from the PGA Tour of Justin Rose out and about in New York.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I follow Jarrod Lyle on social media and it’s great to see that he has gotten the all clear again after his second battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Hopefully Jarod will be back out on Tour next year sometime. Well done Jarrod, you Aussies are tough men!
Spotted yesterday and in all the papers today is this pic taken from the G8 summit at Lough Erne Golf Resort yesterday. It clearly shows Putin, Cameron, Obama and isn’t that Kim Jong Un on the far left.
Putin looks to have a birdie putt, Obama and Cameron obviously don’t think he’ll get it and Kim Jong Un has already carded a 53 which included 17 birdies and an eagle. Dear old George W Bush would call this a “Nuck-ular Fourball!”
I think a lot of us associate Sean Foley solely with Tiger Woods and he doesn’t always get the credit he deserves. Steve deMeglio got this quote from Justin Rose, where he pays tribute to his coach.
"I feel like my golf game has gotten better and better every year. I've picked up distance and I'm hitting the ball straighter. And for me to come into a U.S. Open and feel like this is one of my legitimate chances to win a major is a testament to my ball striking. So I got to give a lot of credit to Sean. I would say it's more than just a player/coach relationship. I regard him as a true friend and I regard him as someone who, if I ever had a question upon golf or upon life, he would be very much at the top of my list.
He's a very mentally, I think, a very interesting character and very strong mentally. And he passes that on as well.”
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
- 27 Holes on Connemara Championship Links which just hosted the 2013 Irish Amateur Close Championship
- Entry to Galway Races on Monday July 29th
- Overnight accommodation in the Meyrick Hotel Galway
also check out my BMW International betting tips here.
Hunter Mahan 14/1
Irresistible pick for this week. Hunter has improved his finish in his last three events culminating in a tied fourth at the US Open. Winner in 2007, Mahan has three top 11’s since and finished last year with a 61. Driving the ball arrow straight and putting beautifully, it seems a no brainer. If there’s anyone that’s won more money around this track I’d like to meet him. But will he be wearing aqua?!
John Rollins 33/1
Hasn’t won since the Reno-Tahoe Open in 2009 but John Rollins has really impressed me of late. He bounced back from a MC at The Players with a top 25 at the Byron Nelson, then tied fourth at Colonial and tied sixth at the St Jude Classic last time out. Rollins also has a good record here of late with a tied 2nd in 2011 and tied fourth last year. I think he’s targeted this week for a big finish.
Ryan Moore 40/1
Streaky Ryan ties sixth at the Wells Fargo, then misses two cuts, ties 13th at Memorial then misses the US Open cut. So will he play well this week. I’m saying yes. I’m guessing yes. Since 2009 Ryan has tied 4th in 2009, tied 13th in 2010 and tied 2nd in 2011. Didn’t feature last season, but like I said, he’s streaky. Take an Indiana Jones like leap of faith each way.
Bubba Watson 22/1
TPC River Highlands is tailor made for Bubba, he always seems to be in the mix here. Actually beat Corey Pavin in a clash-of-styles playoff here in 2010 and tied second last year behind Marc Leishman. Several other close shaves make up four top 15’s in the last five years. Expect him to rip up the 6850 yard par 70 which ranks perennially as one of the easiest tracks on Tour.
Best Of The Rest
Kevin Streelman 60/1
Streelman didn’t enjoy his last two outings, missing cuts at the difficult Memorial and the US Open. However prior to that he notched up three top sixes including a tied third at Hilton Head and a tied second at The Players. The Wilson staffer tied 10th in 2008 and tied 6th in 2011. Great odds for a player who should enjoy this course.
Charley Hoffman 50/1
Four top 10’s this season and that shock of blonde hair seems to be cropping up on our screens a lot this days. The Hoff returns this year looking for some justice from River Highlands, his double bogey on the last handed Marc Leishman the win.
Lindsey Vonn, you know yer one who is Tiger Woods’ girlfriend was keen today to remind the press that she’s not just Tiger Woods’ girlfriend.
Vonn, who used do skiing, or something stupid like that told reporters “Some people seem to forget that I’m not just Tiger’s girlfriend. I’m actually able to look after his kids aswell. One day Tiger even let me collect the kids in his car all by myself. I let down the windows and the kids leaned all the way out. None of them fell out and I didn’t crash or anything. It was fun.”
“I’m also able to cook beans and water and stuff.”
Vonn has become a regular at golf tournaments since she fell over trying to ski last February and told the a Newspaper about how her life with Woods.
“I’m at a golf tournament, aren’t I?” she said, clearly unsure whether she was actually at a golf tournament. Vonn also said that she and Woods talk about golf and falling over when skiing, and what it’s like to have a hundred hookers on the go whilst keeping the missus in the dark.
Vonn however is learning to deal with being a mega celebrity.
“I can be normal by myself; no one notices me,” she also told the Newspaper. “But whenever he’s around, we’re living in a fishbowl. I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into. It’s weird. But it’s just something I have to deal with. He has his job, and I have none. Oh is that the time? Tiger’s letting me collect the kids again today. Isn’t that neat?!”