I thought I’d give you all a quick golf update. I’m starting to think that I’m destined to lose this month!
At the moment, if someone offered me a break-even position, I’d take it as I’m in a bit of trouble but it’s early days.
After seeing 8 of my original picks beaten by the weather in round 1, I decided to back Robert Allenby and Retief Goosen as well as lay Sergio Garcia mid round yesterday.
My lay on Sergio isn’t looking like the brightest move at the moment as he remains favourite but I just don’t understand why he is favourite. He played in the best conditions yesterday, isn’t putting well at all and yet is being backed because he is Spanish!
I backed Goosen at 48 and laid at 11, so I have a nice riskfree bet on him. I backed Allenby at 34 in the middle of his round and passed on the opportunity to lay off at 16 last night as he was tied in the lead. He’s now dropped a few shots this morning, so my opportunity to lay is probably gone for the moment.
Out of my original picks, I have Anthony Wall (£5 at 650) and Noren (£5 at 520) both inside the top 20 overnight, so I’m hoping one of these two may keep me in with a shout over the weekend.
Overall, I’m maybe looking at a red £150 position on the field excluding my picks due to my insanity in laying Garcia when he was +3, but it’s still early days and one thing I’ve learnt about golf is that it can swing around quickly.