(No LPGA this week)
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.
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
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.