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Crowne Plaza Invitational ( PGA Tour ) 2015 Preview
by The rabbit on 17 May at 16:46
Adam Scott missed the cut last week in the Wells Fargo Championship and will be trying to do much better when he defends his title this week at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas. Masters champion Jordan Spieth is also competing and he will be attempting to gain his first victory in his home state. The Crowne Plaza Invitational is the longest running event on the PGA tour still being held at the original site and was established in 1946. It is part of the FedExCup schedule and the winner will obtain 500 points. The past ten winners of this event with their final scores are - 2014 Adam Scott - 9 2013 Boo Weekley - 14 2012 Zach Johnson - 12 2011 David Toms - 15 2010 Zach Johnson - 21 2009 Steve Stricker- 17 2008 Phil Mickelson - 14 2007 Rory Sabbatini..
Kansai Open Golf Championship Preview
by jimmywomble on 19 May at 23:29
Moving to Tanihara to Win in Japan Another event on the Japan Tour that moves from course to course, it is the Kansai Open Golf Championship. The event was held until 1991 when it was dropped from the schedule, but returned in 2009 with Koumei Oda winning at the Rokko CC last year. This year it will be from the Meishin Yokaichi CC in Shiga, the course actually hosted back in 1981 where Akio Kanemoto was the victor. Japan it is 8 hours ahead of the UK and so this will start at 11pm UK time, on the 20th May. The Course & Past Winners The Shiga Prefecture is between the cities of Nagoya and Kyoto, next to the Biwa Lake. The Meishin Yokaichi CC is a few miles from the lake near the city of Higashiomi, just..
Football League Play-Off Finals Weekend - May 23rd to 25th
by tbuckley on 18 May at 02:15
Football League Play-Off Finals Weekend - May 23rd to 25th The Football League Season started way back on Saturday 9th August 2014 and the 72 teams which form the football league all set out knowing they faced 46 intense, competitive league games spread over 10 months to give everything, to fight for their lives and to fight for success. That intensely demanding 10 month period came to an end for all 72 league teams on May 2nd and for 60 of those teams that was that, the season was finished and it was time to reflect, to rest and get ready for the next new season. However for 12 of those teams, the 4 who finished 3rd to 6th in the Championship, the teams who finished 3rd to 6th in League 1 and and the 4 teams who finished 4th to 7th..
BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth - Alternatives to Rory
by Ralfie1982 on 18 May at 23:31
BMW PGA Championship The Course PAR 72 Tree bloody everywhere so i suspect winner will come from someone who has good driving accuracy The weather is expected to play its part. We have expected rain coming on the Wednesday for most of the day so I imagine the greens will be a touch challenging and looking at the early forcast for later in the week, we can expect some rain each day so I think the surface will change each day. The wind that is also around is expected to drop away over the coming days making it good for the purists amongst us. The Stats 5m (euro) total purse Heavily dominated by the Scots. Since 1998 they have had 5 winners and 5 runners up Held here since 1984 Faldo is the..
Confirmation Bias - Rules Of Thumb
by garethp1981 on 19 May at 20:27
Hopefully this is entirely unnecessary but let me start out by saying I am not advocating murder; the darlings referred to in what I say next are a metaphor for pet theories, whether they are about football, racing, the X Factor or whatever event you choose to bet on. That said here goes, I think you should murder your darlings; various great writers are quoted as having used the same phrase when talking about the secret of good writing. The idea is that if a writer themselves particularly likes a certain part of what they have written, they should probably take it out as it is likely to be self-indulgent and to subtract from others’ enjoyment of the work. In terms of betting I am not saying that all pet theories are wrong or that those who bet on that..
BMW PGA Championship Preview
by jimmywomble on 19 May at 20:27
Jimenez to Jig his Way Around Wentworth The European Tour has its flagship event this week with the BMW PGA Championship from Wentworth. Going for the double double this week will be Rory McIlroy who won last week at Quail Hollow in the US and also defends the title he won here last year. Funnily enough the tee-off times are the same as the UK and are at 7am on the 21st May. Unusual for modern events as well everyone will tee off from the first hole rather than the modern trend of splitting the field with the 10th tee. The Course & Past Winners The West course at Wentworth has been used since 1984 for this event and was also the previous host of the World Matchplay Championship although that ceased in 2007. However there were some major changes..
Stanley Cup playoffs Conference finals thoughts and bets
by Epic on 16 May at 15:21
A month from now we will probably know who's the new Stanley Cup champion. Four teams continue the journey towards the coveted trophy. Half of the Conference finals, which start tonight, is made up of teams that were also there last year as the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks try to fight off the challenges of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Anaheim Ducks respectively. I have so far correctly predicted all the previous series winners (read round 1 HERE, round 2 HERE) and hopefully I will manage to keep the run going. New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning The Rangers have made it to the Conference finals the second year in the row, whilst the Lightning has made it this far just the third time in its history. It's a fascinating matchup as the two have played quite similar..
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Eurovision 2015 Preview
Last year I posted something about Eurovision to try and cover as much as possible for the benefit of the OLBG community and many people were impressed, so I was certain for the 60th year anniversary of the contest, there...