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Valero Texas Open ( PGA Tour ) 2015 Preview
by The rabbit on 22 Mar at 15:09
Jordan Spieth recently won the Valspar Championship and is competing this week in the Valero Texas Open which takes place at the AT&T Oaks Course, San Antonio and this tournament has been going for many years but the AT&T Oaks course only hosted it for the first time in May 2010. It is part of the FedExCup schedule and the winner will obtain 500 points. The present course has been the host since 2010 and the past five champions of this tournament with their final scores are - 2014 Steven Bowditch - 8 2013 Martin Laird - 14 2012 Ben Curtis - 8 2011 Brendan Steele - 8 2010 Adam Scott - 14 The Course The course is located in the Cibolo Canyons just north of San Antonio and was designed by Greg Norman with the help of Sergio Garcia. It is a par 72 and is about..
THE LINCOLN early review with past three year results
by meoldmate on 24 Mar at 22:37
DONCASTER, THE LINCOLN The start of the new flat season is nearly upon us and the national hunt scene, looks to be put on the back burner, so to speak. Doncaster flat scene use to be kicked off with the Brocklesbury on the Thursday and this was seen on Channel four but now, the meeting starts on a Saturday, which we still able to enjoy with the channel four team, along with Attheraces for the rest of the meeting. The big race of the day is The Lincoln, a race over a mile with a field of runners stretched across the Town Moore. With these big field of runners, finding the winner can be difficult, as all punters have to digest: The horses fitness The ground The draw The answer to number one, concerning the horses fitness, they seem to arrive here, fairly fit from the..
Rory McIlroy - Can he win the Masters in 2015 ?
by The rabbit on 24 Mar at 19:33
Rory McIlroy has just finished jt 11th in the Arnold Palmer Invitational which is his last tournament before he competes in the Masters in April. He has won once this year which was the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European tour. He is the World number one and has managed to win four Majors which are the U S Open in 2011, the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014 and the Open Championship in 2014. The only Major that Rory has not won is the Masters so can he win at Augusta this year ? The Positives 1. Rory has the confidence and experience and skill to cope with the pressure and expectations when he performs at the Masters and he is capable of closing out winning positions when in contention. 2. The Masters is arguably the easiest Major to win as it..
PREMIERSHIP STATISTICS from some different angles - March update.
by davidg3907 on 27 Mar at 14:26
At the commencement of the season I decided to look at some stats from slightly different angles, searching for a profitable trend slightly off the beaten track. The stats will be generic rather than team specific initially but may be segregated later in the season once more data has been collected. At the end of the season some will also be split into Home and Away format. BACKGROUND TO THE STATISTICS During the early part of the campaign a few unexpected results will ( and indeed did ) inevitably occur. Some of those may turn out not to be shocks as the season progresses and form settles but they need to stay in the statistics. However, a few things did come as a surprise. Let’s look at the stats and see what has developed as we are now 3/4 of the way..
A league table that could be over looked due to its status
by meoldmate on 23 Mar at 21:16
SPFL League Two Here is one league that, many members from South of the border would not really register with, unless the games are of interest when selecting on a football coupon. There are four teams heading for promotion from this league, three with a view of a play off and one Champion. The four teams teams that could be considered for the title are as follows. Stranraer Morton Forfar Brechin I suppose some membres would be of the thinking, who would be interested in this league and these teams. Possibly Scottish folk, who live in other parts of the British Isles and abroad and football fans, who take teams like these four and possibly others under their wing, just for interest. When I was a boy, I was fascinated with Stenhousemuir, possibly by the name and nothing else, as I could not tell you anything about them, I..
Kia Classic ( LPGA Tour ) 2015 Preview
by The rabbit on 22 Mar at 11:51
Lydia Ko is competing on the LPGA tour this week as it continues in the USA and moves to the west coast for the Kia Classic which will be played at Aviara Golf Club, Park Hyatt Resort, Carlsbad, California. This is the sixth time that this tournament has taken place and three different courses have been used as it was held at Pacific Palms in 2011 and La Costa Golf Club in 2010 and 2012 before it took place at the Aviara Golf Club in 2013 and this has been the host course since. This tournament is part of the Race to the CME Globe series and the winner will obtain 500 Points and it is the final LPGA event before the first Major of the year which is the Ana Inspiration ( previously known as the Kraft Nabisco Championship )..
The Lincoln with a line through ratings
by meoldmate on 25 Mar at 22:54
I like many members, punters like to work a figure of some sort and back in the 90’s, I use to use timeform a fair amount, now I prefer the Racing Post ratings. Figures for working out your selection chances can work for you and against you. The figures you work with, must co-inert with the form of the horse, including ground, trip and class. Many of us, including myself, can get carried away, when a horse appears with a great rating and been dropped in class, thinking this is thrown in and should win at a very good price, hence the very good price by the bookies, as it’s form has deteriorated and possibly unreliable. So what I was thinking and thought would be great to look at is ratings from the first three home in past races of the Lincoln and..
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The Best Horse Racing Betting System Ever. Can it work?
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League One & Two Preview - Gameweek 39
It’s crunch time in the Football League and, with the International break suspending the top tiers, there’s no better time for some added interest in Leagues One and Two. Some sides will be missing players to International call-ups but most...