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2020 Rocket Mortgage Classic Betting Preview And Tips

July 2nd – 5th, 2020
Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan
Par: 72 / Yardage: 7,340
Purse: $7.5 million with $1,350,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Nate Lashley

Favourite Watch

Bryson tops the betting at 6/1 in a "rest week" for the big players.  Webb Simpson and Tyrrell Hatton follow at about 12/1.


Doc's Top 5 Best Each Way Tips

JT Poston 40/1

After a T10 at the Charles Schwab and T8 at The Heritage and eight rounds in the 60's Poston looked all set to contend last week at River Highlands but such is the unpredictable nature of this game he missed the cut.  However given the huge post lockdown trend of players missing cuts and coming out the following week to earn a big cheque, Poston fits that twisted logic! T11 in the inaugural event last year.

Sungjae Im 22/1

Last years Rookie Of The Year is struggling to find his pre Corona layoff form of four top five finishes including a win at The Honda but has experience of this course from 2019 (T21 finish) and has the tools to prevail in Detroit.

Brian Stuard 100/1

A big jump from middle table mediocrity at the Charles Schwab and Heritage to a T20 at The Travelers for Stuard will be a confidence boost.  Hit 60 greens in regulation at River Highlands, T2 in the field and went a cumulative -4 on the par-3's which is always a positive sign of iron striking.  T5 here last year.

Si Woo Kim 80/1

Found something last week with a Sunday 64 and T11 at The Travelers to break a missed cut run of four events.  Needs to build with a good putting week to contend here. Winner of The Players back in 2017.

Will Gordon 100/1

Can the honeymoon last one more week for the  23-year-old?  Had no real status on Tour until the Travelers tournament director gave him a sponsor exemption last week and Gordon made the very best of it with a T3 finish. But that's four top 25's in the seven PGA Tour starts he has been given this season and in a depleted field this week he has another chance to shine.

Long Odds Glory Shot

Tedd Potter Jr 300/1 either misses the cut or has a top-10.  That's just the way he rolls!

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Golf's third week back at the Travelers Championship saw the PGA Tour begin to wheeze under the weight of Coronavirus concerns but ultimately pull through.
From early on in the week things did not go to plan. There were positive tests of players and caddies.  Major Champion Brooks Koepka became the first "high profile" withdrawal after his caddie Ricky Elliot tested positive for COVID-19.  Head honcho Jay Monahan was whirl winded in to firefight the situation, and to his credit the flagrant violations of social distancing and protocol of the previous fortnight on Tour were, for the most part, eliminated.  But the stark reality if the virulence of Coronavirus was again brought into focus on Sunday when Dylan Frittelli tested positive.
On a positive front, organisers successfully managed a weather delay Sunday to get the event concluded with Dustin Johnson putting his way into the winners circle after an exciting final round.  For DJ it was his first win in 16 months, edging mister accurate Kevin Streelman by one shot.

What's In The Winning Bag Dustin Johnson

Never afraid to change up his equipment, the Travelers saw the TaylorMade staffer go with SIM Max in all his woods, even adding two hybrids to his bag (as did Rory McIlroy) for the week.
For the tournament Johnson hit 35 fairways (T47 in the accuracy stats) using his TaylorMade SIM Max driver and fairway averaging 303 yards from the tee.  But when he wanted to go big, he went BIG, as evidenced by a flushed 351 yard drive on his 72nd hole.
With his TaylorMade P730 irons Johnson hit 56 greens in regulation for a T18 field clip and impressive 77.8% success rate.
On the greens DJ was in form throughout, navigating the oft-times difficult breaks of TPC River Highlands expertly with his distinctive TaylorMade Truss TB1 putter. In total he took 110 putts, T5 in the field and a Strokes Gained: Putting total of 2.19 in the final round.
In total Johnson circled 25 birdies versus just 6 bogeys. He has now won at least once in every season since joining the PGA Tour in 2008 bringing his total victories on the tour to 21.  

Dustin Johnson WITB Specs

Driver: TaylorMade SIM  Max (10.5 deg) with a Fujikura Speeder 661 X shaft.
3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15 deg) with a Project X HZRDUS Black 95 6.5 shaft.
Hybrids: TaylorMade SIM Max (19, 22 deg) with Project X HZRDUS Black 105 6.5 TX shafts.
Irons (4-PW): TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts. 
Wedges: TaylorMade MG (52 bent to 54, 60 deg) with KBS Tour Custom Black 120 S shafts.
Putter: TaylorMade Truss TB1
Ball: TaylorMade TP5X (2019)

2020 Travelers Final Round Highlights

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Speaking at a virtual press conference ahead of The Travelers Championship, a somewhat under the weather looking PGA Tour commissioner gave an update regarding the rapid spreading of the Coronavirus on Tour.

"Right lads listen up.  Everything is glorious on the PGA Tour.  There's no Coronavirus infidels here.....never.  Okay okay Cameron Champ and Nick Watney tested positive, but in all fairness lads, those two lads wouldn't exactly be top of the leaderboard material if you know what I mean.  If you want to go ahead and say they really don't count those are your words not mine.

But so really good player, no real star, no top guy that actually matters, like Rory or Dustin or Bryson have got it.  Yeah I know Brooks is gone home, but he never does what we goddam tell him to anyway.  Webb Simpson, he's gone home too, but hey that's because someone in his family got it, so nothing to do with us.  That one wasn't on us. Probably got it from some Chinese maid at their house. Damn Chinese bat eating bastards, it's all their fault.

Now there are a few caddies that have tested positive, and it's not because we treat them like shit and keep them in cattle pens.  They choose to live in cattle pens. And they are replaceable.  Anyone can carry a bag.

Ah sure it'll be grand as long as one of the really good lads like Rory doesn't get it.  Then we are fucked. And will be shutting down. And I'll be out of a job. Until then we plough on and act happy"

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God help all the embroidery people who worked so hard to print the Ryder Cup 2020 logo on all the merchandise. It's off.

The official announcement is due next week, Whistling Straits must now wait for Ryder Cup 2021 after a majority of players and stakeholders voted for a postponement.

After the positive Coronavirus tests on the PGA Tour last week, most notably to Nick Watney who spent time with Rory McIlroy (possibly when infected), Rory's words that European Tour golfers have no excuse for not playing on the PGA Tour during the Corona crisis are starting to ring hollow.

“If I were in their shoes and I was asked to come over to the States and shelter in place or quarantine for two weeks before these tournaments, I would have done that,” he said. "I honestly don't understand guys complaining.


Aswell as Nick Watney,  Cameron Champ tested positive last week but was kept on the down low.

As was the news GMac's caddie Kenny Comboy tested positive after taking a "packed" commercial flight to Orlando after Colonial two weeks ago. Since then Ken attended a funeral with GMac 
and the pair drove for 6 hours in a car together home from Hilton Head last week.

Comboy reported a sore throat and GMac has withdrawn from The Travelers this week as a precaution. 

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2020 Travelers Championship Betting Preview and Tips

June 25th – 26th, 2020
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
Par: 70 / Yardage: 6,841
Purse: $7.4 million with $1,332,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Chez Reavie

Favourite Watch

Rory McIlroy again starts favourite this week at 12/1 as the bookies think he'll finally figure out how to play a nice tidy final round and destroy the field. 

In the win only market the real value has to be Bryson DeChambeau at 12/1.  T8 last week at Hilton Head to go with his T3 at Colonial which brings his top-10 streak to five in a row.  This tactic of blasting the living tar out of everything off the tee seems to be working and guess what?….there is plenty of room off the tee at TPC River Highlands.  If you are brave enough to go all in pre tournament, 12/1 look great odds considering he's finished T8 and T9 on his last two visits.

Doc's Top 5 Each Way Bets

Brooks Koepka 20/1

Looks way overpriced to me, but the bookies don’t really see Brooks as a danger with a best of T9 in 2016 at this venue.  What they might be overlooking is eight consecutive rounds now in the 60's and a solo 7th last week at the RBC.  Looking into that deeper you'll find 55 greens hit in regulation, T6 in the field and an equally impressive putting performance.  With more room off the tee this week, Brooks should be contending on this form.

Bubba Watson 33/1

T52 at the RBC last week doesn't inspire confidence but a final round of 65 gives hope.  I don't know how Bubba could possibly have been concentrating given all the trash talk with Wes Bryan in the first two rounds (see the video) but who knows maybe that's normal for him.  What we do know is that Bubba is a three time winner of the Travelers (2010, 2015, 2018) and has two other top-4 finishes besides.  Last week aside Bubba impressed with a T7 at Colonial, was excellent pre lockdown at the Farmers and in Phoenix and has to be a super shout this week.  IF he doesn't get paired with Wes Bryan again!!

Paul Casey 40/1

A real gamble.  First start for Paul Casey since the 23rd February where he finished T11 at WGC Mexico but THE ultimate horse for this course.  Four top-5 finishes in his last five visits to the Travelers and second twice to Bubba in that period.  Super consistent greens in regulation stats over the last five years have been key to him cashing in here.  

Abraham Ancer 28/1

Ancer produced some incredible golf in the final round at Hilton Head and was unlucky to be outdone by Webb Simpson's putter.  That performance included a field topping performance in accuracy off the tee AND greens in regulation.  The winning score on this course wont be 22 under and you have to deduce a similar ball striking week could see Ancer prevail.  T8 here last year.

Joaquin Niemann 40/1

Toss up for the last pick with Patrick Reed (33/1) but lets go with Joaquin.  Was on a terrible run of missed cuts before the enforced break and has come like a different player.  T32 at Colonial was a nice settler and T5 last week at Hilton Head was excellent.  Already a Tour winner at the Greenbrier he can do well this week having also finished T5 here on his debut last year.

Long Odds Glory Shots

Brian Harman 70/1: Solid if unspectacular top-30's in his two starts and holds a super record at River Highlands. Solo third in 2015, T6 in 2018 and T8 last year. Worth a little look even in a field stacked with talent.
Dylan Fritelli 150/1: High in confidence after a storming finish last week

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I wanted so much to like the new Zoom call European Tour video.  The premise is brilliant and the ET Social guys are normally so good!  Kaymer the host, Tommy fleetwood and his hair, Monty getting upset at a fly, Tommy Fleetwood and his hair and Gary Player rabbiting on.

But for some reason it just doesn't work.....maybe a little too scripted?  Sorry lads.

I bet the Americans will love it though, it has the word "hilarious" in the title!

Make up your own mind and let me know.

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Before we start on DraftKings make sure you check out my 2020 RBC Heritage Betting Preview And Tips Post here

Draft Kings Prices and Picks

Rory McIlroy is $11,300 this week, Harbour Town should not suit his game, but the same applied last week and he managed Colonial well until Sunday.  The short accurate guys and best putters always win the RBC Heritage so I'm baffled at the price.

Justin Thomas is $10,900 and was T11 here in 2015.  In 2020 he's 4th in Strokes Gained Tee-to-green and 12th in Greens in Regulation and maybe a better play than Rory. 

Bryson DeChambeau is $10,700 and looks a decent bet with a T3 and T4 here in the recent past. But I do not know if he can get away with attempting to bomb his drive across every corner this week.  It worked at Colonial but it was high risk stuff for a clever guy.

Jon Rahm is $10,500 and again its hard to match his game to this course.

Pick 1: Xander Schauffele is $10,200 and looks value.  Super straight and looked the ticket last week but for a cruel lipout on 17.

Collin Morikawa is $10,000 after coming close at Colonial, he's a debutant at Harbour Town but looks the real deal and is on a cut streak of 22 events.

Sungjae Im is $9,700 and he was THE MAN before the lockdown. How long before he rises again?

Pick 2: Justin Rose is $9,200 and looks value also.  Played some super golf last week, back with clubs he likes, fit and strong and clearly practiced hard during lockdown I like him this week.  I'm thinking of him winning at Merion on this week a few years ago, Hilton Head is similar.

Webb Simpson is $9,000 and he played shit last week so its hard to figure if he's worth picking. Runner up in 2013, T-5th in 2018, on paper he should contend.

Daniel Berger is $8,900, but winning last week takes a toll with all the press and media and celebrations!! 

Patrick Reed is $8,800 but can never figure out Hilton Head.

Jordan Spieth is $8,700, was T-10 last week and looks a decent pick.  But there's a frailty now surrounding Jordan that he really needs to shake off pretty quick.

Brooks Koepka is $8,600
Dustin Johnson is $8,500
Pick 3: Gary Woodland is $8,400

Of the three I like Woodland. Slimmer this year and very consistent. Impressed me at Colonial last week.

Matt Kuchar is $8,300 and he's a wily old campaigner who knows how to mooch his way around here better than most. T2 last year and winner in 2014.

Abraham Ancer is $8,000
Tyrrell Hatton is $8,000.
Shane Lowry is at $7,800

Of the three Shane Lowry has a natural game to suit Hilton Head.  Great up and downer and T3 last year.

Pick 4: Branden Grace is $7,800 and looks a super pick. Former winner of the Heritage and very impressive at Colonial.

Kevin Kisner is $7,700
J.T. Poston is $7,500

Both like Hilton Head.

Pick 5: Jim Furyk is $7,100
Pick 6: Luke Donald is $7,000

Arguably two of the best performers in recent times at Hilton Head, dont count them out. Furyk actually played well last week except for a Sunday flop, and Donald was T11 at the Honda before lockdown.

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2020 RBC Heritage Betting Preview and Expert Tips

June 18th – 21st, 2020
Harbour Town G.L., Hilton Head, South Carolina
Par: 71 / Yardage: 7,009
Purse: $7.1 million with $1,278,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: C.T. Pan

Favourite Watch

McIlroy Thomas DeChambeau and Rahm all top the betting again this week, even though there's a damn good reason they all avoid this event ordinarily, the course does not suit bomb and gougers. Winners like CT Pan, Satoshi Kodaira, Kuch, Donald, Furyk attest to that.  But maybe there's some merit in what Bryson did last week at Colonial and that's just to go for everything off the tee, cut every corner. Hogan must have been turning in this grave but it was fun to watch. 


Doc's Top 5 Each Way Betting Tips for the 2020 Heritage

Justin Rose 30/1

If you want a solid each way bet this week try Justin Rose at 30/1. T3 last week, solid throughout and he's the ultimate ball striker for the tiny greens here, back happy with TaylorMade clubs, worked hard during the lockdown, and who would disagree that Hilton Head is somewhat like Merion, the site of his US Open win?

Gary Woodland 35/1

Fits into the same style of player as those mentioned above and hence played here only once in 2013, but the 2019 US Open winner seems an all around better and more circumspect player this year.  T10 last week at Colonial is already his fifth top-10 of the truncated season.  Putted great there and I think the slimline Woodland can surprise here with a strong showing.

Branden Grace 50/1

Winner at home in the South Africa Open in January (final round 62) and it looked like 2020 was going to be big for Branden Grace. And it still may be. Three 66's to open last week but stumbled to a 73 for a T19 Colonial finish.  The Heritage is the site of Branden's only PGA Tour win, in 2016, and I think based on three quarters of last week, he can contend again in 2020!!

Bubba Watson 80/1

Scanning down the odds for value this week and I see Bubba at 80/1.  Yes the bookies know that Bubba has played here only once in his career, and it shouldn't suit him, but this is the type of player who is imaginative, clever when he needs to be, and actually sneaky good on tricky layouts.  And he's putting much better this year. Super results at the Farmers, Phoenix, top-20 in Mexico, T7 at Colonial last week, I think Bubba is value at 80/1.

Matt Kuchar 40/1

Old perma-smirk missed the cut last week after I tipped his but I better stick with at Hilton Head.  Winner in 2014 and T2 last year among six top-10's at the event. T2 at the Genesis before the lockdown shows he can still play.

Long Odds Glory Shots

Kevin Streelman 175/1

T7 in 2018 and T6 in 2019, Kevin Streelman survives on the PGA Tour by making money on weeks like this.  You don’t even bother with his formline, most of the courses on the PGA Tour are just too monstrous for him. Solo second to Nick Taylor at Pebble, another short course, in February, and he'll be giving it everything to make a cheque this week.

Luke Donald and Jim Furyk 150/1

I'm actually going to back my three long shots this week. Donald played well at the Honda before the break, and Furyk played super at Colonial until a 74 on Sunday.  Both have excellent records at Hilton Head,  Donald a slew of podiums, Furyk a winner in 2015.  Worth a couple of quid surely?

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Well what did you make of The Colonial? Personally I loved a few things.  A teary eyed Daniel Berger, who had started off the season in super form, getting his win.  A teary eyed Schauffele taking his power lipout on 17 like a man.  And Morikawa, what a player this guy is turning out to be. He also lipped out from three foot putt and Paul McGinley described it as a penalty just "blasted down the middle." It was a tough pill to swallow. But surely another victory to add to his 2019 Barracuda win is coming soon.

Daniel Berger What's In The Bag 2020

Stuff I didn't like was in first tournament back, and let's call it straight here, was a shit atmosphere, or no atmosphere, without crowds and stands and TV commentary that was left desperately exposed.  The famous old course at Colonial too suffered, as organisers watered everything down to ensure the  swelled 148 man field got around speedily and avoided calamity. 

How did post Covid-19 precautions go?  Terribly as it happens! Social distancing lasted a day, the masks maybe half of one. The world was watching the PGA Tour as the first sport back and they royally fupped it up.

On the plus side, golf is back. It's weird, it's eerie but there's no doubt the players can still play and perform and entertain.  Let's reserve judgement on the PGA Tour and event production for another few weeks to see if those guys can get the product right.


So Stats How He Did It

A five birdie closing round of 66 and a tidy playoff chip and putt par got it done for Berger at Colonial.  For the week he hit 35 fairways with his Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Triple Diamond driver (T17 in accuracy) averaging 306.5 yards. With his nine year old model of TaylorMade TP MC irons that he's been using since his college days Berger was imperious hitting 56 greens in regulation, T4 in the field. In total he needed 113 putts with his  TaylorMade Spider Tour (Chalk) putter, for a Strokes Gained Putting clip of 1.292. On his way to win number three on the PGA Tour the 27 year old circled 22 birdies, versus 5 bogeys and one double.

What's In The Bag: Daniel Berger

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Triple Diamond (9 degrees) wit a  Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X shaft.
3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash (13.5 degrees) with a Fujikura Speeder 857 TR 85X shaft.
Irons: Callaway Apex Forged ’16 (3), TaylorMade TP MC ’11 (4-PW) with Project X 6.5 shafts
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (50, 56), Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (60) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour (Chalk)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1


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Here's a little video I did recently for Golfbidder on what clubs you should add to your golf bag to give you the best advantage on the golf course.

What Clubs Should be In Your Golf Bag

I reckon there should be 11 "stock" clubs that pretty much everyone should have which leaves room for three more.  Here's how I apply logic to what those clubs should be.

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This one just jumped up and grabbed everyone today. There can be nothing worse than watching your own child suffer. Camilo Villegas, usually the steely eyed tough guy, completely heartbroken in talking for the first time about his 20 month old daughter Mia's battle with cancer.

"I just want people to look past this stuff, and see little Mia growing up and playing. I truly believe in all the energy and prayers," Villegas says.

Little Mia is undergoing chemotherapy to fight tumours on her brain and spine.

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Our thoughts and best wishes for a recovery are with the Villegas family today.

2020 Charles Schwab Betting Preview And Tips

June 11th – 14th, 2020
Colonial C.C., Fort Worth, Texas
Par: 70 / Yardage: 7,209
Purse: $7.5 million with $1,350,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Kevin Na

Favourite Watch

Nobody has an earthly clue who is going to win this week, so the bookies just stuck in Rory McIlroy at around 7/1.  It doesn't matter a damn that he's never ever played Colonial on Tour, and probably for a reason, because these are unprecedented times!


Doc's Top 5 Best Each Way Bets At Colonial

Webb Simpson 22/1

Was having a super wraparound 2020 season until Corona popped up to spoil things.  God-like off the tee when winning at Phoenix and 3rd at the Sony Open, which is always a good dry and windy indicator of who might do well at Colonial.  Missed the cut in 2019 here, but 5th in 2018 and T3 in 2017.

Matt Kuchar 50/1

Just think about it, everyone locked down for three months...who is the most likely to just dust off the clubs off, throw them in the car and carry on his wily ways as if he was never off?   Matt Kuchar. Colonial ranked 7th hardest on Tour in 2019 and my guys on course tell me its dry and fast this time around.  The timeless short par-70 is no place for bombers or crooked guys and I can see the sickly smirk breaking out already as Kuch eyes a hefty payday.

Harris English 66/1

I've grown old and grey waiting for Harris English to win again on the PGA Tour, twice a champ in 2013 but never since.  T9 at The Arnie, top-20 at Honda and Phoenix with super driving numbers and a phenomenal iron player and has the perfect game to handle the dozen dog legs on this cerebral test.  Best of solo 2nd here in 2016 when Spieth won.

Ryan Palmer 80/1

Where has Ryan Palmer been during the PGA Tour hiatus?  Probably at Colonial, where he is member!  Became a PGA Tour winner kinda sorta again in 2019 at the Zurich Classic paired with Jon Rahm and started off the 2020 season impressively with a T4 at the Sony Open.  Consistency wouldn't be a word to summarise Palmer's Colonial formline but four top-6 finishes in his last 8 starts at the event makes him surely worth an each-way look.

Kevin Na 55/1

The defending champion will go completely under the radar this week with the top-5 in the world all coming to Texas.  But if your looking for a guy who will dink it up the middle every single time, plot and plan his way around the golf course and work his way up the leaderboard this is your guy.  Four other top-10 finishes here besides that emotional win in 2019.

Long Odds Glory Shot

Zach Johnson 175/1

Zach Johnson starts at 175/1 this week.  Yes maybe his best days are behind him, but with a level playing field, and everyone fresh, there's a fair chance the straightest batter of them all and two time winner will at least cameo.

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First up it's great that the PGA Tour is back.  I think it's super risky etc etc.... but pretty much all of us have gotten sick of hanging around and waiting for Corona to be over and running the gauntlet now somehow doesn't seem as preposterous anymore.

What does seem preposterous though is that instead of having a small manageable field of fit young men, the PGA Tour have decided in their wisdom, to not only increase the size of the field this week to a whopping 148 players, but for some reason it includes guys like Tom Lehman, Keith Clearwater, Scott McCarron and Bernhard Langer.

Those are Champions Tour players? Tom Lehman is 61, Clearwater 60 for God's sakes? Isn't that a bit dodgy given he would be a lot more towards the "at risk" demographic for Coronavirus?  Not to mention that he's most likely taking the place of some young PGA Tour player who desperately needs a chance at a payday.

Langer excepted of course. He's a machine, and he'll probably win.

So we'll have 148 guys, young and old on the course this week, the perfect recipe for painfully slow rounds. 

On a positive note  the field will have the top-5 players in the world, McIlroy, Koepka, Rahm, Thomas and DJ along with European players Shane Lowry and Matt Fitzpatrick.

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Ryder Cup organisers have announced today that the team rooms of the USA and Europe sides will now also be used to hold birthing classes after it was confirmed that during the Coronavirus lockdown period the partner of every single player on both sides, and the Captains, has gotten pregnant.

A global baby boom-demic is expected in December and January 2021.

"Yes we can reveal that all the guys were at it like bunnies in the morning and becoming professional cyclists on Peleton in the afternoon during the lockdown," the European Tour head guy with the funny glasses reportedly told some golf podcast last week. "They are all all extremely baby making skilled cyclists," he added.

The news was followed by the appointment of a new Ryder Cup head of Antenatal communications Caleb Stork who hosted a virtual news conference today.

"OK soooo the wives and or girlfriends of both teams will be about 5 months pregnant during the Ryder Cup so what we are going to do OK is....... push the tee times forward every day so the players can support their spouses during birthing classes before they go out to play," he said.

"Soooo what we will do OK is wait until the girls get up each morning, see how they feel and what times they think they are ready to do a class with hubby and we'll decide the tee times after that. Look it might be the case that the guys only get 9 holes in each day, depending on how the ladies are doing, but hey what's more important here?

"Birthing classes will take place in the respective Team rooms.  We are redesigning both so that there is comfy matting on the floor, and we going with a bright magnolia shade on the walls draped with airy calming pink fabrics. Oh my God and we will have to redo the girls outfits too!"

In other news the 2021 Tournament of Champions and Dubai Desert Classic have been called off because what's the point if all the guys are off on paternity leave.

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