We finally embark upon the second major of the year. It is one that I have been looking forward to all year long, as I have had my eye on one man since January to take it all. More on him in a minute.
Of course the main stream wants to know how Tiger Woods will perform. Will he win? Will he crack the top ten? Will he even make the cut?
I have been betting against Tiger making the top ten in his last few efforts, but I am in no way going to advocate any bets against Mr. Woods this week; it’s simply too risky. I know he hasn’t shown his brilliance as of late and he has been mired by circumstances beyond belief in 2010, but folks, this is a major championship we are talking about here. I can’t rule him out and I wouldn’t want to be on any side AGAINST him in any form this week, even though my gut tells me he probably won’t win. I definitely see him in the top ten and quite possibly, the top five. His history at the US Open and at Pebble Beach is too impressive for me to deny, no matter how he may have been playing recently.
Next, I would like to send out a couple of words of wisdom to a few of last week’s competitors at the St. Jude Classic:
Lee Westwood: Congrats man. Keep it up, your drought on the US PGA Tour is over. I always knew you were one of the best in the world, it’s time to step on the gas.
Robert Karlsson: You were so close. Please step it up a notch next time, so you can win my friends 66:1 odds, instead of 16.5:1 odds for a top five finish.
Robert Garrigus: Maybe you should take a peek at the leaderboard from now on, or at least admit you knew right where you were and that you just choked like a porn star.
Okay, let’s get in on my Yahoo fantasy standings and picks.
I now have 3236 points on the year. I have moved up into the seventy-fifth percentile overall, and am now in the sixty-eigth percentile in my group, the Fans Of Hunter Mahan. Currently I am trailing all of the Yahoo experts, but I am catching up. I trail Matt Romig by 195, Greg Vara by 65, Michael Arkush by 65, and Eric Planer by 26 points. Here is my lineup this week:
Start—Lee Westwood and Dustin Johnson
Sit—Jim Furyk and Retief Goosen
Before we jump into the six pack, here are some honorable mentions that are worthy of consideration for wagering purposes this week: D. Johnson 33:1, Tim Clark 50:1, John Mallinger 500:1
Let’s get on to the six pack and win some dough!