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Golf Betting Blog: Furyk Is Unique

Okay, so how about it? Jim Furyk winning his first title in 5 years.

As the final putt dropped at the 2010 Tour Championship, Woods, Mickelson and the rest of the tour would have been looking at Furyk thinking this guy could really dominate the game – he had 16 PGA trophies in the cabinet by then. Nine 54-hole leads, seven runner-up finishes – but after  a lot of dust in said cabinet later, he’s finally back!

Albeit a brave bet, 25/1 was on offer pre-tournament and you could even have grabbed 10/1 going into the final round.

Play-off loser Kevin Kisner (250/1) came to the RBC with 5 MC’s and a best of T26 in his last 11 starts on tour.

High price duly warranted. Troy Merritt (300/1) led by three shots after 54-holes and was 5/2 in most places to win at that mark. £1 each way on those guys returned over £135 profit – there are worse ways to make a ton.

Brendon Todd (80/1), Matt Kuchar (25/1) and Sean O’Hair (80/1) rounded out the top 6.

Our bit of ‘pub talk’ for the week has to be Jordan Spieth, Masters champ and green jacket connoisseur.

In a shared house with Justin Thomas and their caddies this week, the guys have kicked back: ping pong, fishing, pool, cards. It’s hardly from the Tiger manual of tournament preparation.

To Europe – it’s fair to say winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat does things his way, an inspiration to us all.

40/1 was on the table pre-tournament. His closest challenger was Li Hoatong (100/1), a 19-year-old who could carry Chinese golf into a new era. 4 wins in 2014 on the China Golf Tour and 3 top 20’s on the Web.com this season – let’s keep a close eye on this guy.

Tommy Fleetwood (28/1) secured a berth at the WGC Match Play with his 3rd while there was a 7 way tie for 4th place! Marco Crespi (500/1), Wen-yi Huang (300/1), YE Yang (200/1) and Tom Lewis (125/1) were the pick of the bunch. As always, there was value to be had!

Head over to http://downthe18th.wordpress.com for this week’s preview and picks.

Current Standings after 14 weeks:

Golf Monthly
European Tour £-53.75
PGA Tour £58.50
Total £4.75

DownThe18th
European Tour £-38.70
PGA Tour £-69.38
Total £-108.08

Golf Monthly leads by £112.83