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The Odds: Rory McIlroy, Four Others, Control FedExCup Destiny

As a golf bettor, there are two things to keep track of this weekend: the Tour Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs. The Tour Championship is the actual event being played at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., and a tournament that Rory McIlroy is favored to win, listed at 7-to-2 odds at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. There will also be a FedExCup Playoffs champion crowned...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Odds: Rory McIlroy Favorite At BMW Championship

The third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs is this weekend’s BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado.  This tournament cuts the playoff field to the 30 players who’ll compete for the title next weekend in Atlanta. Related: 5 Things You Need To Know: BMW Championship at Cherry Hills As has been the case for the past several weeks, Rory McIlroy (5-to-1 odds at the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Golfstradamaus: Deutsche Bank Championship

This week the PGA Tour rolls into Norton, Mass., for the Deutsche Bank Championship and leg No. 2 of the FedExCup playoffs. If history tells us anything, this week’s winner could be anyone and come from anywhere in the field.  Seven players — including Stewart Cink, Paul Casey and Morgan Hoffmann — played their way into the field this week at TPC Boston with strong showings...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Odds: Rory McIlroy 4-1 to Open Playoffs With Win at Barclays

Considering how phenomenally Rory McIlroy has been playing — he’s won three straight tournaments, including two majors and a WGC event, with an average score of 16-under par — maybe his 4-to-1 odds at the LVH SuperBook is an acceptable number ahead of The Barclays. However, you won’t have to dig much deeper to find promising profit potential. The Barclays — to be played...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Movers and Losers - Wyndham Championship

I hope you've got some starts left for McIlroy this season, as he's showing no signs of letting up. He's not even playing this week and he's probably got a chance to win. Try not to think I'm too crazy though when you see my top 10 overall, as, somehow, his finishes in the total accrual don't get him there. Really though, that was probably one of the most...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Odds: Rory Remains Huge Favorite at PGA Championship

The PGA Championship — the season’s fourth and final major — tees off Thursday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. While it remains to be seen if Tiger Woods will be part of the field, Rory McIlroy — after rallying past Sergio Garcia to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this past weekend — is now an even bigger favorite to claim his second major title of the year...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfstradamaus: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

The PGA Tour heads south this week — well, south from Canada — to Akron, Ohio, for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The tournament that, as a kid, I honestly believed was called “Tiger’s Tournament” returns this week to Firestone Country Club and, once again, Woods is among the favorites.  With time running out for Tiger to qualify for not only the Ryder Cup team, but...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Odds: Rory Favorite, Tiger 12-1 At WGC-Bridgestone

The PGA Tour heads to Akron, Ohio this week for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club, and several of the game’s top names will be in action. Rory McIlroy, 7-to-1, is one of the big names taking the course to tune up for the upcoming PGA Championship (Aug. 7-10). He owns the shortest price on the LVH SuperBook’s board, and is followed by Adam Scott (10-to...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Odds: Adam Scott, Justin Rose Co-Favorites at The Open

Adam Scott and Justin Rose garner co-favorite status for this week’s British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England, while Tiger Woods is unfamiliar territory at 25-to-1 odds. Woods missed the cut in the only tournament he’s played since having back surgery in March – the Quicken Loans National at Congressional – but Matt Kuchar, who played a practice round...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - John Deere Classic

Sometimes you're Germany, and, well, sometimes you're Brazil. For the John Deere Classic, you're either Steve Stricker or you're not, as he's pretty much dominated this tournament for the last five years, with three wins, a Top-5 and a Top-10. Watching the end of The Greenbrier, I heard a commentator saying that Stricker will be dipping into his retirement fund...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfstradamaus: John Deere Classic & Aberdeen Scottish Open

With the Open Championship just more than a week away, the best players in the world are making their final preparations to make a run at the claret jug. This week, the PGA Tour is at TPC Deere Run in Illinois for the John Deere Classic and the European Tour is in Scotland for the Scottish Open. Like all the tour stars bound for Royal Liverpool, as well as those still vying for...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Odds: Spieth, Stricker Co-Favorites At John Deere

The PGA Tour heads to TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois for this week’s John Deere Classic.Many of the game’s biggest names are absent from this field, leaving Jordan Spieth and Steve Stricker to top the LVH SuperBook’s oddsboard as 10-to-1 co-favorites.Several of those big names will be in action for the Scottish Open at the Royal Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland.Rory McIlroy...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Breakdown: The Numbers Reveal 2014′s Hottest Golfer

While the world rankings evaluate players based on a two-year rolling system, deciphering who is the hottest player this year can be more difficult. Alas, allow me to introduce you to golf”s ‘win percentage’. Golf is a game of consistency and often that is lost in measuring a player’s performance over a period of time. Win percentage allows us to look at this year’s golf...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Odds: Bubba Watson Returns Home as Favorite at Greenbrier

The PGA Tour tees off at the Old White TPC this week for the Greenbrier Classic. There won’t be any Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy this weekend, but there are still some great golfers in action.Bubba Watson, this year’s Masters winner, is the favorite this weekend at 10-to-1. He’s followed by Jimmy Walker at 12-to-1 and Webb Simpson at 20-to-1.Watson hasn’t been able to find...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings - The Greenbrier Classic

Like a U.S. goal against Belgium in the World Cup, I get one right every once in a while, having Justin Rose at #4 in my Power Rankings for the Quicken Loans National. Not unlike Belgium, however, Rose was widely considered a strong contender for victory last week, so his inclusion wasn't exactly the stuff of high science and fantastical prognostication. Having 4 of the 7 players...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Day 2 at the U.S. Open: Kaymer should go for Tiger's record

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Martin Kaymer may be the hottest golfer on the planet right now and on pace to flirt with Tiger Woods' seemingly unbreakable record for largest-ever victory in a major tournament. But in his home country ... Kaymer's gleaming storyline of unprecedented success still might run second to that of Germany's off-day preparations for its World Cup opener...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Day 2 at the U.S. Open: Kaymer should go for Tiger's record

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Martin Kaymer may be the hottest golfer on the planet right now and on pace to flirt with Tiger Woods' seemingly unbreakable record for largest-ever victory in a major tournament. But in his home country ... Kaymer's gleaming storyline of unprecedented success still might run second to that of Germany's off-day preparations for its World Cup opener...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Day 2 at the U.S. Open: Kaymer should go for Tiger's record

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Martin Kaymer may be the hottest golfer on the planet right now and on pace to flirt with Tiger Woods' seemingly unbreakable record for largest-ever victory in a major tournament. But in his home country ... Kaymer's gleaming storyline of unprecedented success still might run second to that of Germany's off-day preparations for its World Cup opener...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Biggest Surprises Entering the 2014 U.S. Open Weekend

The majors tend to bring out the best in some players and the worst in others. And sometimes, the golfer who was the best at one major is among the worst in the next. No tournament ever fails to offer up surprises.Through two rounds of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, here are the five biggest surprises, either good or bad:Martin KaymerWe knew the 29-year-old German had stellar...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Final Five Make U.S. Open & a G-Mac Flashback

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Final Five Players Added to U.S. Open FieldUnless you live under a rock or have been incarcerated for some extended period of time, you’re well aware that the U.S. Open will be played this week. After weeks and weeks of preparation and...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend Recap: Big Boys Falter at Muirfield, New Women’s No. 1

The big boys cough up the Memorial, there’s a new No. 1 in women’s golf, and the world’s best Swede can’t quite win at home. Here’s a look back at the weekend in golf:Hideki Matsuyama wins Memorial because no one else wanted toReigning Masters champ Bubba Watson entered Sunday with a one-shot lead in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, but he shanked that away...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hideki Matsuyama is strong, poised and now has a breakthrough victory on the PGA Tour.

DUBLIN, Ohio -- He lost the lead by sending his tee shot at No. 16 into the water, then broke his driver in frustration after what he feared would be his last drive of the day. Hideki Matsuyama still won his first PGA Tour event Sunday at the Memorial. He might just be getting started. Matsuyama, the 22-year old native of Japan who turned pro just over a year ago, beat Kevin Na on...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Odds: Rory McIlroy Favorite at Memorial Tournament

The PGA Tour heads Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio for the Memorial Tournament this week.Rory McIlroy, fresh off his first win of the 2014 season, is the favorite at 8-to-1 odds posted at the LVH SuperBook. He won the European Tour’s signature event, the BMW PGA Championship. Unlike earlier in the season when he had issues with sloppy finishes, McIlroy was sharp in...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfstradamaus: The Memorial Tournament

“I know he’s coming off of a surprise breakup, but I still think Rory McIlroy gets it done this week in England […] I suspect, he’ll be playing without the responsibilities and uncertainty that clearly lead to his sub-par (well, not literally sub-par) play lately.” - Golfstradamaus, 5-21-14And just like that, the Susan Lucci-like streak I have been riding has come...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfstradamaus: Crowne Plaza Invitational & BMW PGA

Well, it was another week, another first time winner on the PGA Tour. If only it had been the guy I picked and not Brendon Todd. Then, maybe I’d be on a beach somewhere instead of giving you the skinny this week. Then again, life is too short to live in the past, especially when the PGA Tour rolls into Fort Worth, Texas, for the Crowne Plaza Invitational. This tournament has long...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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