Owns and runs his own Sewage Management and Jetting Services business in the Midlands. Ironically Roe has often been criticized for talking a steaming pile of sh*te on Sky Sports. “Little do they know how close to the truth they actually are” he says adding “But it’s great to get into the Sky Studios for a shower at the weekend before I put on my black shirt and orange tie”. Mark is especially fond of his business’s tagline which he reckons has secured him a lot of business down through the years. It goes “Up Shit Creek? Ring Roe For A Paddle”.
During the week Ross takes his chair as Professor Of Astrophysics in Oxford University. McFarlane is credited with advances in “auto-flight” or as many reporters are simply referring to it — flying cars. Ross patented the use of Robotic Calculators that aided in his group’s pages of calculations. Professor McFarlane said, “We were able to balance the space/time continuum on a blue calculator, the affects of gravitational pulls on a green one, and we pretty much just used the red one to spell “BOOBS” for each other.”
Defending champion Gary Wolstenholme is already hot favourite to pick up the Rookie of the Year award in what is his first season as a full tour member and i also believe he has a great chance of retaining his title this week in Czech Republic. With a driving accuracy percentage of 93% that will be key for Wolstenholmes success,plus if your worried if he cant handle pressure of being in the mix on the final day, don't be. Gary once beat Tiger Woods in the Walker Cup.
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Jamie Mcleary has a brilliant chance this week in Russia, led the tournament last year after 54 holes but finished 5th after 72 holes last year. Jamie has just recovered from a serious wrist injury which kept him off tour for Four months, but he returned last week for a very promising 15th in the Kazakhstan Open.
100% Holing Out is always welcome for one round let alone four as he holed 9/9 from 3 & 4 feet and 7/7 from 5 & 6 feet. 9 holed in 19 attempts from Medium range was very strong and adding four Long range putts on top of that for over 100 yard's worth of holed putts was excellent putting for the week.
Speaking to Jamie's coach at the weekend, I know he was particularly pleased with what he saw in the Driving stats from the first couple of rounds. Making not less than 13 birdie attempts each day (inc. the putts from just off) is more evidence of a good Long game but excellent putting is what makes the biggest difference. If you can average over 75 feet's worth of holed putts per Rd as Jamie did this week, it's very difficult NOT to finish at the right end of the leaderboard.
Currently lying in 14th on the challenge tour order of merit and needs a big push until the end of the year to get back where he belongs and that’s the European Tour. The 23 year old South African will be looking to rediscover his form from the start of the year which saw him finish 21st in the SA Open,8th in the Africa Open and 13th in the Joburg Open all of which were competitive fields on the European Tour.
Good Luck and happy betting
aaron saunders betting tips, 2011 Casa Serena Open Betting Tips, 2011 M2M Russsia Challenge Cup Betting Tips
Winner Alright: Last week we tipped Simon Dyson at 36/1 and David Lynn at 80/1 in the KLM Open.
early odds on the exchanges
After tying second at the Travelers back in June many expected Ryan Moore to push on but it never really happened. Some non descript middle of the road performances included top 30’s at The Open in Canada and at the WGC Bridgestone. The Deutsche Bank saw a return to form for the Nevada resident with a top 10. Moore lead after three rounds last year here at Cog Hill but a final round 73 saw him only tie for third. I’ll take a little piece of 80/1 on that formline.
Nevermind that Dustin Johnson can smash it miles past everyone else at it ease. Disregard the fact that he won the Barclays at the end of August. Forget the fact that he is the defending champion. And what are we left with? A man who figured out last year exactly how to putt on these Cog Hill greens after coming through an epic duel with Paul Casey. I can see a rested Johnson contend again this week.
Here’s one for you at 170/1. Its Aussie Marc Leishman who tees it up this week for the 88th time on the PGA Tour. Though the likes of Jason Day and Adam Scott are grabbing the headlines, Leishman has been quietly going about his business with finishes of 30, 32, 42 in his last three events. The 27 year old tied 11th last year which included a second round 65 and tied second behind Tiger in 2009. I think Marc would give you a good spin for a fiver each way.
It’s three top 10’s in his last four events now for Scott, including his WGC Bridgestone win in early August. With this long putter and Stevie Williams on the bag Scott seems a man reborn. Add to that the fact that he seems to play well at the end of the season (three of eight PGA Tour wins after August) and you can make a case for him again this week. Scott’s best at Cog Hill was fourth in 2007, but that’s before he got the broom broom!
Here’s a sneaky little one for you. Sergio Garcia at 48/1. Solid since the US PGA where he finished twelfth and maybe rekindling his love for the game. Took 10 weeks out this time last year and missed Cog Hill, but the Spaniard knows the course well with two good top10’s here in 2009 and 2007. Nine under won last year and the scoring is as tough this year, Garcia could have a real chance with his ball striking capabilities. Don’t discount the Spaniard each way.
What’s Your Dream Fourball?...
Danni or Kylie?
Neighbours or Home and Away?
If you forced me to choose, I suppose Home and Away you flaming galah!
Stuck On A Desert Island with one woman. Who?
If you could bring anyone back to life it would be …….
Who’s your favourite comedian?
Micheal McIntyre just cracks me up. I also like Chopper Reid and Kevin Bloody Wilson but be warned, they’re both a bit X rated! A lot X rated actually!
Click below to view 2011 KLM Dutch Open Final Round Highlights on the European Tour site.
Great Britain and Ireland may have needed only three points from the ten singles matches but it was never going to be the walkover it seemed. GB&I were battening down the hatches as the USA pushed on when Jack Senior canned an unlikely if fully deserved 30-footer to claim a half point and again tip the balance in the home sides favour.
Steven Brown had the honour of securing the winning half point that took Europe to 13.5. The final score was 14-12.
Captain Nigel Edwards singled out Portstewart’s Paul Cutler as the key man of the matches. Undefeated throughout, Cutler shared a gentlemanly half point with world number one Patrick Cantlay, after being four up with four to play, in the last match of the day. Earlier Paul teamed up with Alan Dunbar, who produced an exhibition of putting, helping to secure a vital foursomes point.
Click below to view 2011 KLM Open Third Round Highlights on the European Tour site.
Britain and Ireland have a 7-5 lead over the United States going into the final day of the Walker Cup. Paul Cutler won his second point of the day in the singles after earlier winning 5&4 with Alan Dunbar in the foursomes. Rhys Pugh, Steven Brown, James Byrne all added singles wins.
I have to preface this by saying I think The Tour are bang out of order here. Marcus Fraser, in my opinion, did little or nothing wrong. AND is entitled to his opinion. If anyone can convince me otherwise, I will amend this post.
Facebook has been brilliant for guys like me. I have loads of facebook friends who play on the European Tour. The banter is good, and we get to see the social side of the guys, when the cameras and recorders are off.
Now however it seems the European Tour have arrived on Facebook with a big stick and an even bigger gag!
It seems European Tour Big Brother is now scanning our facebook profiles after Marcus Fraser was hit with one of the biggest fines ever dealt out on Tour, after a facebook rant. The fine, said to be 10,000 quid, came after they spotted the Aussie having a dig, involving some flowery language, about a fellow player.
It all surrounds an incident which happened at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles when Rafa Echenique, who was headed for a missed cut, decided on the 16th tee to ring the airline and rearrange his flight! You may find this hard to believe but apparently a player is allowed to use his phone on the course, as long as he is not getting tips. You wouldn’t even try it in a club comp!
No sooner had Marcus had a go at Echenique on his own ‘Facebook’ page but he was lamped by the European Tour and fined for ‘Bringing the Tour into disrepute’. What?
“I also want nothing to do anymore with Marcus Fraser. I just want to move on and put this behind me,” Echenique said from his mobile phone while putting on the 18th yesterday!
Come on European Tour, Marcus Fraser did very little wrong here to warrant such a harsh punishment. I’d be pissed if a guy took out his phone on the tee too! And what were you guys doing on his facebook page? Unfriend!!
The start of the KLM Open was delayed due to vandalism on several of the Hilversumsche Golf Club greens overnight.
Areas on each of the putting surfaces on the fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth holes were dug up overnight leading to a 45 minute delay on Thursday morning as greenkeeping staff went about repairing the damage.
Play will still be possible on the greens with the repaired areas on all the greens being treated as areas of Ground Under Repair under the normal rules of golf.
KLM Championship Director Daan Slooter said: “Early this morning we ascertained damage to four of the greens here at Hilversumsche. At this moment we do not know who caused the damage. All has been restored and the tournament will resume. For this evening and the rest of the tournament we have increased security substantially.
“I’m very disappointed for all the people here at the club who worked so hard over the past few days, through challenging weather conditions, to ensure the course was in playable condition. However, having said that, the same professionalism of the greenkeepers has ensured that the damage has been repaired so the tournament can go ahead. They are all due a huge vote of thanks.”
It has to be the dumbest marketing ploy ever invented and even dumber that people believe it. Under Armour have today been associated with a campaign which ropes in LPGA players Natalie Gulbis and Paula Creamer, pitching them into a bitchfest over Olivia Munn’s attire during her tour debut at the Canadian Women’s Open. She was of course wearing Under Armour.
They even produced a supposed tweet from Gulbis (which I didn’t see in her history): ‘The tour has standards. For her to disrespect the sport like she did in Vancouver is unacceptable.’
What a crock of steaming horse manure! Is it April’s Fools Day? There is no way in the world that this could happen, and if it has and Under Armour have picked up the wheelbarrow carrying that steaming crock of manure, they should be worried. There’s probably going to be a lawyer from Ms Gulbis on the line sometime today.
For the past four weeks I have been running a quiz with Dublin East Coast Golf Alliance for a Dublin East Coast Golf Alliance pass worth €499 which entitles the winner to a round on all nine premier courses in the alliance. From the Palmer Course at the K Club, to Druids Glen to Carton House it’s the prize of a golfing lifetime. For more info on purchasing a voucher check out www.dublingolfalliance.com.
And the winner is……….
Well done Peter! I will be touch today to organize your voucher. Thanks to all who entered.
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Congratulations to Webb Simpson on defeating Chez Reavie in a playoff in Boston. Check out the 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship Final Round and Playoff Highlights below.