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Quality leaderboard adds up to ‘carnage’ - Issue 121
That was the year that was...unforgettable for Justin Rose winning his first major, unforgettable for our Solheim Cup heroines who defied 3-1 outsider odds to win for the first time on US soil...
Quality leaderboard adds up to ‘carnage’ - Issue 119
Whether you won or lost money on Phil Mickelson at Muirfield, few punters would begrudge this most popular golfer finally adding his name to the Open Championship’s roll of honour.
At any Open, it’s in the luck of the draw - Issue 118
If you thought Tiger’s 79 on the final day of Jack Nicklaus’s tournament at Muirfield Village was a shocker, what about the 81 he shot in his third round at the real Muirfield in the 2002 Open?
Woods is likely to be the Merion menace - Issue 117
When the world’s No. 1 golfer doesn’t know the rules of the game, there’s always going to be trouble, and Tiger Woods’ ignorance of dropping procedures after going in the water created chaos in punting and bookmaking circles...
It’s all building up rather nicely... - Issue 115
The romantic among you may be drawn into backing our home grown talent in their bid to end 17 years of heartache at Augusta – and there are some attractive odds about. But with the likes of Mickelson and the putting machine that is Brandt Snedeker in form, the Americans hold the aces...
Spoiled for choice in the top flite - Issue 114
So outstanding is he that Rory has spawned a betting industry of his own. But could 2013 be the year Donald, Rose and Poulter finally earn major honours? There’s value in backing them...
Selfish Tiger costs the bookies dear - November 2012
Rarely can one missed 52-inch putt and one spur-of-themoment concession have caused such betting chaos as did the scenario on the final green of the final match in that stupendously exciting Ryder Cup at Medinah.
Surely the momentum is all ours? - September 2012
Rory McIlroy's eight-shot demolition job on the USPGA Championship and the exceptionally prominent European showing with five of the first six past the post have not persuaded the bookmakers to change their minds about which side is favourite for the big showdown at Medinah...
Look for the short-game magic - March 2012
Nick Faldo's average drive in 1990, the year he conquered Augusta for the second of his three Masters titles, was just 249.5 yards...
It's all hype with Tiger, say the bookies - January 2012
The former world No. 1 returned to the winner's circle at the last gasp in 2011 but the bookmakers are not at all convinced. When it comes to the majors, 2012 is odds on to be all about golf's young generation
Timid Tiger eclipsed by roaring Tom! - November 2011
While bookmakers celebrated Tiger's return to competitive golf with a slew of offers destined only to line their pockets this Christmas, the serious money here is on Tom Lewis making the 2012 Ryder Cup side
Natural Bjorn winner makes fast start - September 2011
And so the race is on to make Jose Maria Olazabal's side for the defence of the Ryder Cup at Medinah next September. Jeremy Chapman looks at the players most likely to be on the plane to Chicago
Sandwich again feeds the underdog - August 2011
Darren Clarke made not only himself but many bookmakers very happy with his win in the Open Championship. And now he's the early favourite to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Ryder Cup Betting - A look back and a look forward - November 2010
While the celebrations may still be raging in certain parts of Ireland, the bookmakers were left distinctly underwhelmed at Europe's half-point victory and have installed the Americans as favourites to win back the Ryder Cup in two year's time

 

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