2-4 on golf in 2018 down 3.19 units
Won some units on the first day of this match play tournament so decided I’d share my golf plays for the first time since the Phoenix Open. Also, Tiger is back in case you didn’t hear.
Dell Technologies Wednesday Preview and Predictions:
Ian Poulter over Daniel Berger at -110 for 3 units. Berger did not look great on day 1 and he was my only loss on the day. Poulter is using the putter than won him and Europe the 2012 Ryder cup in what was the “Miracle in Medinah”. I like the good juju the putter brings and how much better Poulter looked than Berger on Wednesday. Also, Poulter is 24-14 in match play in his career.
Jhonattan Vegas over Rory McIlroy at +232 for 1 unit.
Adam Hadwin over Dustin Johnson at +185 for 2 units. If you are going to bet on Vegas, bet on Hadwin and vice versa. Johnson and McIlroy both looked awful on Wednesday, even though Rory picked it up over the back nine. Dustin Johnson looked terrible and shot a 9 over with plenty of bogeys. This is more about value than anything. I am betting on one of these top 10 players to continue playing poorly on Thursday.
Francesco Molinari over Luke List at -130 for 2 units. Molinari had 6 birdies on Wednesday and dominated the par 5s. I thought this line would be closer to -160 so I am taking the value here. Molinari hit 15 of 17 greens and and 12 of 13 fairways. List bent his putter and could not use it on the final holes, but he played fine.. just not good enough to be almost even odds with Francesco.
Keegan Bradley over Kiradech Aphibarnrat at +110 for 2 units. Bradley had 3 straight birdies and then an eagle on the turn and still lost to Rahm. Kiradech played well and is leading the group after 1 day. Keegan is the better golfer and at plus money. Bradley seemed to understand these greens and I think that will be the difference here.
Bubba Watson over Marc Leishman at -125 for 4 units. Watson birdied 7 of the first 9 holes. Leishman lost to late entry Suri. Marc bogeyed the first two holes and never could get back in the game. Bubba was putting like he was on easy mode in a video game Wednesday. If Watson putted like that all the time, he would have more than two majors. Bubba is setting himself up well to try and win his 3rd masters.