Backawinner followers nearly had a birthday last week with Dave Coupland ($850) finishing one shot out of a frantic playoff win for Bland. In the Byron Nelson, our top pick Joseph Bramlett($1000) got to within two shots of ultimate winner K H Lee shortening to $20 late in the last round to allow Betfair punters to take out a big profit with plenty of gold remaining. This is of course our intention backing huge odds in Betfair allowing us to take out profits whilst keeping a large carrot if our choices win as they have numerous times over the last five years.
LPGA Pure Silk Championship
The week starts with the LPGA Pure Silk Championship at the Pete Dye designed River course at Kingsmill, Williamsburg, Virginia. The 6326 yard (5828m) par 71 course has a CR of 77 and a slope rating of 143 for the ladies. Anyone who’s played a Dye course will understand length is not the major issue confronting players.
Good strikers will win here, short game skills will need to be at a max as Dye presents a myriad of problems for those innacurate or inadequate.
For some reason Betfair has changed its policies. The maximum price for the LPGA this week is $500 down from $930.
Check later today to see if any of these prices are better on Betfair
But take the each-way bets anyway on Bet365
On Bet365 I chose as value
Wichanee Meechai-$1000 each way
Maria Fernandez Torres-$1000 each way
Na Yeon Choi-$500 each way
Ayako Uehara-$401 each way
Jasmine Suwanna Pura-$276
Sung Hyun Park-$150 special
USPGA Major Championship
The PGA Tour and the European Tour come together for the second major of 2021 the PGA Championship. Possibly the worst field of a major (as 20 PGA club pros get a start), a number of very good players in form don’t get a go including our man Bramlett.
The Ocean course at Kiawah Island is the hardest course on the PGA Tour and the wind blows which doesn’t suit the average PGA Tour Player.However European tour players have a very good record here. The leaderboard at the last PGA championship here featured Rory McIlroy as a runaway winner and the top 20 players included few Americans. The Pete Dye is a monster 7876 yards (7202m) including a back nine over 4000 yards, a first, has a CR of 79.1 and a slope of 155, definitely the hardest on tour.
If your a short odds taker
Pick your long odds few from above and back these