Recap:

Congratulations to Billy Ho for winning the WGC Match Play. Please remind me again why I bet on golf, especially match play golf! Your Hack was crushed yesterday as Kuchar failed to make even one birdie losing to Scheffler and Horschel beat Perez. We were down 17.5 units for the week, losing 14 units on just 3 wagers – Spieth going down to Kuchar, and the two (2) losses yesterday. This brings me down 27.6 units for the year.

I think I’ve proven that I’m not someone to tail when betting golf. Oh well, on to the Texas Open this week and then the Masters the following week. I’m glad this is for fun and not to make a living.

Keep it in the short grass this week. The “official” golf season opens April 1st. Start posting scores and playing real golf.


Final Day:

After Spieth gave away his match to Kuchar, I couldn’t bring myself to bet on any of the Elite 8 matches. I went 3-3 on the Sweet 6 matches, but the 4 unit loss on Spieth was too much.

So we enter the final day with Kuchar v. Scheffler and Perez > Horschel. If anybody could have seen 30th, 31st, 32nd, and 52nd seeds would make to the semi-finals then good for you. I didn’t for sure.

Horschel is too fidgety for me in stressful spots, so I’m taking Perez in their match. He’s playing solid.

Scheffler is a local Texas boy and played lights out this week, but I’m taking the dog in this one. Kuchar is hitting fairways and greens and his putter is hot. He never goes away. Scottie could blitz him this morning with 9 birdies, but I like Kuchar to win the whole thing.

Your Hack is putting 5 units each on Perez and Kuchar.


Sweet 16 Matches:

F*_$ing Sergio taking out Westwood in sudden death with a walk-off hole-in-one.

Not the best day yesterday for your Hack. We went 2-5-2 on Round 3 matches and we only got EVR and Harman into the Round of 16 for our outright. Still EVR is live at +15000 and Harmon at +8000, so yesterday’s 3.1 unit loss is recoverable for sure.

I might be on tilt, but here is my card for the round of 16 this morning:

Sweet 16UnitsOdds
Fritelli > Fleetwood1.00115
Streelman > Horschel1.00110
Harman > Bubba2.60-130
Perez > Macintyre1.00105
Spieth > Kuchar4.20-140
Sergio > Hughes1.55-155

Scrolling down, you will see that Spieth and Rahm are the only players I got through in my original bracket. Homa had a tough knockout loss to Billy Ho. Not to sad as Spieth was my pick to win. Let’s go Jordan.


Round 3 Matches:

We went 1 -2 yesterday with a 1 unit loss. I’m not too concerned as I had bet light. With 2 matches completed in the Round Robin, your Hack has seen enough to go big today. I’m placing a little over 10 units on the following matches and riding a lot of favorites. Kisner & Spieth are looking strong so far, while JT & Reed are looking apathetic. Let’s see how the day goes. Then it’s on to the Round of 16.

Round 3 MatchesUnitsOdds
Oosty > JT1.00115
Fritelli > Zalatoris1.35-135
Si Woo > Rozner1.25-125
Henley > Leischman1.35-135
Scheffler > Zander1.00105
Spieth > Conners1.70-170
Niemann > Reed1.00105
Kisner > Kuchar1.50-150

Round 2 Matches:

Nice start to the match Play for your Hack as we went 4-2-1 in Round 1, up 3.34 units. Smith defeating Lanto was a nice 3 unit win and the tie between Si Woo and Fleetwood left a 2 unit bet safe in my bankroll. Harman did lose to Cantlay 1 down, but I’m going back to him to beat Hideki today. He’s the favorite as Hideki lost 4 and 3 to Ortiz. I’m betting a little lighter today, only risking what I won yesterday and savings some bullets for the round of 16 and beyond.

Round 2 MatchesUnitsOdds
Harmon > Deki1.35-135
Connors > Fitzpatrick1.00100
Rozner > Fleetwood1.00110

The top golfers in the world head to Austin, Texas for the WGC Match Play from Austin CC. The Match Play used to be a single elimination tourney just like March Madness in college basketball but 6 years ago they changed the format to 16 four man groups with the winner of each group moving on to the Round of 16. Austin CC is a Pete Dye design and is a great match play course. Kisner was the last winner (2019) as last year’s tournament was a Covid victim.

Here is your Hack’s card for the Outrights and Match 1 plays:

Winners:

OutrightsUnitsOdds
Rory0.502000
Reed0.502500
Hovland0.502800
Cam Smith0.403500
Day0.305000
Ancer0.305500
Si Woo Kim0.207500
Kisner0.207500
Homa0.208000
Harman0.208000
Wallace0.208000
Wolff0.2010000
Lowry0.2011000
Ortiz0.2511000
Van Rooyen0.2515000

Round One Matches:

Round 1 MatchesUnitsOdds
Scheffler > Day1.00-115
Harman > Cantlay1.00110
Kisner > Oosty1.00110
Si Woo > Fleetwood2.00105
Smith > Lanto3.00-135
Zalatoris > Kokrak1.00-120
Ortiz > Hideki1.00115

Just for fun here is my overall bracket in the PGA Tour bracket challenge. I picked from my heart and have Spieth as the overall winner. Just not willing to put money on it!

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