In this golf betting blog DownThe18th talk about their success of picking Danny Lee to win last week at The Greenbrier Classic

Golf Betting Blog: Oh Danny boy

Ruptured ankle ligaments, broken putters, 150/1 winners – just another week in our beautiful game.

Let’s talk about Danny Lee. He started the week at 150/1 in the betting and quite frankly nobody fancied him/knew who he was. By the end of it, he had joined An Byeong-hun as another former U.S. Amateur champ to grab a recent win.

More important was the 50p e/w that we recklessly placed on the New Zealander, returning the best part of a ton. Much needed.

Lee finished his round by saying “I love it here. My one wish is that I had a girlfriend. It wouldn’t be so lonely in my room”. We’ll have a drink on you Danny, if that makes you feel any better.

The Greenbrier was a journalist’s dream it has to be said. Tiger Woods (66/1) shot three rounds in the 60’s and his first bogey-free round in nearly two years. Is he back? Not yet. Is he close? Well, this week saw him get the ball closer to the pin than he ever has in his career – he was first in approach shots for the week. He’s 25/1 for The Open…

As cold as Tiger’s putter was over the weekend, Robert Streb’s was colder as it lay stricken on the fringe of the 9th green. Streb (70/1), holed 45 feet worth of ‘putts’ with his 56-degree coming down the stretch, racking up 5 birdies and a place in the play-off. If only it was always that easy.

David Hearn (150/1) lost admirably on the second hole of the play off while Kevin Kisner (33/1) and Russell Henley (50/1) were the other guys to have returned you full place money.

Check out Golf Monthly’s look at the outsiders for next week’s Open Championship below.

 

Over in Europe, the word that reverberated around Le Golf National’s clubhouse was ‘finally’. One of the best ball-strikers around, Bernd Wiesberger (33/1), had gone nearly three years without a win on tour. So it was well overdue to see him holding a trophy aloft.

Below the Austrian was an assortment of golfers. James Morrison (60/1) continued the best year of his career with a 2nd place, now in esteemed company in the top 15 of the R2D rankings. Jaco Van Zyl (140/1), despite a final-round 73, had much to smile about as he secured his place at St Andrews in two weeks. His 3rd place was the best finish of his career as far as world rankings points are concerned.

The top 5 was rounded out by 2-time major champion Martin Kaymer (28/1) and the in-form Rafa Cabrera-Bello (33/1).

Head over to www.downthe18th.wordpress.com for this week’s preview and picks.

Current Standings after 25 weeks

Golf Monthly
European Tour: £45.50
PGA Tour: £-19.00
Total: £26.50

DownThe18th
European Tour: £-100.62
PGA Tour: £23.80
Total: £-76.82

Golf Monthly leads by: £103.32