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Comment from: John D [Visitor]
GO, V-J!!!!!
2006-04-07 @ 05:24
Comment from: William K. Wolfrum [Visitor]
Ladies and gentleman, Stacy Solomon!!!

The only blogger around here to prominanly mention the first-round leader.

Well done. Especially as a former champ, Vijay should be extremely tough all tourney.

Though Tiger will win, of course.

--WKW
2006-04-07 @ 06:40
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Betting on golf is perhaps the worst form of wagering available to gamblers. Especially poor bets are those offered on Woods in the imaginary matchups by internet gambling sites. In Tiger's two most recent events, he was the 3 to 1 or even 5 to 2 favorite to win. He won neither, but a punter would have really tanked if he had bet on Woods in the daily matchups. Tiger is always matched against the best golfers and he is always the big favorite at ridiculous odds. At one online site, Woods has been mathed up against Vijay for the last nine rounds, includung the first round of the Masters'. A bettor has had to lay anywhere from $165 to $200 in order to win $100 on Woods in these matchups. For example, in yesterday's round, Tiger was -$185 against Vijay, and today he is -$165. Vijay has been rock solid and steady of late while Tiger has been somewhat spotty but with flashes of his customary brilliance. As a result, Vijay has won six of these imaginary matchups while Tiger has won two, with one push(tie). A Woods loyalist betting on the world's number one player would have won $200 on these bets while losing about $1000. If a punter had bet and lost on Woods yesterday, the only way for that poor soul to get even today would be to double his wager today to -$330 to +$270. "Chasing", throwing good money after bad is a sure way to financial ruin.
2006-04-07 @ 09:30
Comment from: Stacy Solomon [Visitor]
Bill, don't be so sure that Tiger will win this year. My patented Vulcan Mind Meld is pushing Mickelson to victory!! ;-)
2006-04-07 @ 09:55
Comment from: Mark Nessmith [Visitor]
I hear what you're saying on Craig Stadler, Mark O'Meara and Tom Watson. But how about Ben Crenshaw in that opener, eh!? I'd love to see him in the hunt on Sunday. 54! Lord, that's older than Tim McDonald! (I think.)
2006-04-07 @ 12:15
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
Mark, Ben Crenshaw is a first-class human being and a super nice guy and he WAS a world-class golfer. He has two chances to be in the hunt at the Masters' on Sunday: slim and none.
2006-04-07 @ 12:35
Comment from: Mark Nessmith [Visitor]
Oh, I know that, Alex. Just having a little fun with an early-round human-interest story.
2006-04-07 @ 13:26
Comment from: Stacy Solomon [Visitor]
Ben Crenshaw really showed that he can put a good round together. He's one of the greatest putters out there but he's going to fade over the next three days.

Okay, so you never can tell...but in 2nd round action Vijay still leads the field...
2006-04-07 @ 14:25
Comment from: Stacy Solomon [Visitor]
...correction...Vijay went on a roller-coaster ride today. I'm surprised tht he rebounded the way he did. C'mon, three double bogeys Vijay?
2006-04-07 @ 18:14
Comment from: fish33 [Visitor] Email
Great story
2009-02-05 @ 12:22

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