(No LPGA this week)

PGA Tour

Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia was the original home of the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Home of the  Final event of the FedEx Cup since 1998, the course was the first golf facility in Atlanta with seven holes built in 1907. Donald Ross from Dornoch GC famed designer of Pinehurst and last weeks venue designed 18 holes in 1913.

Rees Jones redesigned the present course in 1994, now 7346 yards (6730 metres) par 70 with major winner Zach Johnston the course record holder.

 

The course has a distinguished past, but perhaps is most famous for its member Bobby Jones winner of the first grand slam, the Open, US Open, British and US amateur championships in one year 1930, after which he promptly retired.

Bobby Jones aged 9 at East Lake

A very interesting and opportune investing opportunity. The last two of these I’ve tipped the winner and laid the favourites and that is the philosophy for the tournament which starts tomorrow.

Lay Dustin Johnson to lose 4 units @ $2.75 on Betfair

Johnson will find it very hard to be competitive three times in a row and his win rate here is low. He may compete though. Back him back at $10 in play to recover your stake

Lay John Rahm to lose 3 units @$4 on Betfair

Doesnt have as good a record on this course and event as on other courses.

To bet-

Mark Leishman-$500 ew

Extra 0.1 unit @ $1000 on Betfair

Out of form, but too good to leave out and has no difficulty winning at this level

Kevin Na-$351 ew

extra 0.1 unit on Betfair @ $630 on Betfair

Lanto Griffin-$301 ew

Young player on the way up, already in world top 50

Mackenzie Hughes-$401 ew

extra 0.1 unit on @ $710

In rare form

Brendan Todd -$180 on Betfair

has shown he is up to beating these

Cam Smith-$351 ew

Additional 0.1 unit @ $710 on Betfair

Billy Horschel-$201 ew

Billy has won this and been second another time from 3 starts and coming into form

Tyrrell Halton-$210 on Betfair

loves bearing the best

 

European Tour

The Astrella Damm, Andalusia Masters at Vakderrama Resort course the Real Club.

The Real Club, Royal Club of Valderrama obtaining its Real soubriquet from the Spanish monarchy is located in Sotogrande, San Roque in Andalusia, close to Gibraltar and Cadiz, the setting off place of Christopher Columbus.The Real course designed by Robert Trent Jones and considered one of his best was rated the top course in Europe after the 1997 Ryder Cup. At 6990 yards par 71 the course is very tightly surrounded by ever growing trees and many modern architects suggest that the course is so rated for its fantastic condition rather than creative, strategic design. It has a rating of 76.1 and a slope rating of 147, and the top European professionals appear to have problems with beating the course. Christian Bezuidenhoet won in 2019 with -10, but second was -4 and the previous year Sergio Garcia won with -12, second was -8. Its a good strikers course and accurate driving is a must.

 

 

Seve Ballesteros lit up Valderrama in the 1997 Ryder Cup and the course has ever been associated with Spain’s greatest golfer. The owner Jaime Ortiz-Patino collected over many years possibly the finest collection of antique golfing memorabilia which was displayed at the club.

Suggested Bets starts tonight after 4pm Australian time

From the bottom up

Zach Murray-$1000 ew

Rare Australian talent, but slowly starting after Covid

Anton Karlsson-$790 on Betfair

Jonathon Caldwell-$850 on Betfair

In good consistent form

Robin Scott-Siegrist-$860 on Betfair

Good form lately

Joel Stalter-$430 on Betfair

Adrien Saddier-$340 on Betfair

Oscar Lengden-$340 on Betfair

Ben Stow-$470 on Betfair

Craig Howie-$150 on Betfair

Wilco Neinaber-$160 on Betfair

The above are all young players showing great promise

Sebastian Soderberg-$90 on Betfair

Matt Jordan-$95 on Betfair

And a saver on Rasmuss Hojgaard @$17.5

this wunderkind keeps beating them and has a very sound method.