Down to Earth with a Bump (kinda…)

Joe had Matti Schmid and Richard Mansell at 80/1 and 60/1 for this past week’s DPWT Tour golfing tournament.  Roughly halfway through the final round, Schmid was leading and Mansell just a shot behind.  Having seen enough over the past years to know that even four holes remaining is a long way to go in golf (I remember having Mito Perreria at a fancy price for an event in the States and him needing only a par or even a bogey on the last hole to land the odds, before he hit his tee shot into a stream and messed it all up!) I got the impression Joe thought it was a fourth winner in as many weeks of betting on golf.

The fact I’ve typed the above tells you all you need to know.  Neither Schmid nor Mansell won, with Adrian Meronk storming through to take up the lead on the 18th; Schmid wasn’t able to birdie the last himself to set up a play off.  He finished one stroke behind Meronk in second, with Mansell a further shot back in third.

Joe doesn’t watch the golf.  Without particularly trying, he has the perfect approach to betting – he sees it as something he needs to do mechanically and without emotion.  He doesn’t bother checking how things are progressing once he has struck his bets.  It was only because I told him that he knew Schmid and Mansell were handily placed.  And when neither of them won, he was definitely, just a little surprised, the naive fool!

Anyway, if this was a return to Earth after backing three winners in three weeks’ worth of tournaments, it was of the gentlest type.  Here are his figures for what is four weeks of golf betting.  Not bad, eh?

Tournaments: 12

Bets: 151

Placed: 13

Winners: 3

ROI: 34.74%

Back with my own figures on Wednesday.

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