GOLF: A case of close but no cigar at the US Open

The US Open last week felt rather like the one that got away, with all three golfing services justifiably frustrated not to land a big return by picking the outright winner.  I guess when the leaderboard is so closely packed, as it was going into and halfway through the last round, it is likely that we’ll have players in strong contention.  That was certainly the case but unfortunately, this week it wasn’t to be.  I can hardly complain mind you.  Not with the luck I’ve had betting on golf in recent times and the returns I’ve made.

First up, Golf Insider, who had both Brooks Koepka and Collin Morikawa bang there in contention.  The thing was, was that the back nine was playing really tough with plenty of players dropping a lot of shots.  Koepka dropped two over the closing three holes, and Morikawa three over the last nine which  meant both went from threatening strongly to win to each finishing in a tie for 4th.  A quick nod to the other bets (First Round leader and a three ball) that had I backed, would have resulted in profit.  I didn’t.  Overall then, a small profit.

Essentially break even for PGA Profit but Louis Oosthuizen looked a very likely winner halfway through the final round and indeed going into the final two holes.  However, eventual winner Jon Rahm holed two monster putts on the 17th and 18th whilst Oosthuizen, having played so beautifully, hit a drive off the 17th that put him in real trouble, and ultimately that cost him a chance of at least a play off.  So close.

And finally, and very frustratingly, Weekly Golf Value had big hitting Bryce DeChambeau who at one point on Sunday was two shots in the lead.  However, a horrific back nine not only prevented him from winning, but dropped him right out of a place return, with a quadruple (yes, quadruple!) bogey on the 17th.  Muppet.

Golf Insider (200pt bank): Staked 179pts, -26.834pts, roi -14.99%, roc -13.41%, High 14.35pts, CDD: -421.184pts, Max DD: -60.715pts

 PGA Profit (500): Staked 444pts, +90.73pts, roi 20.43%, roc 18.14%, High +178.5pts, CDD: -87.77pts, Max DD: -115.77pts

 Weekly Golf Value (2,000): 3,843pts, +1,831.99pts, roi 47.67%, roc 91.59%, High 1,928.81pts, CDD: -96.82pts, Max DD: -461.8pts.

Golf Totals: ROI 33.4%, ROC 46.98%

*ROI – Return On investment, ROC – Return On Capital (ie. bank growth), CDD – Current Drawdown, Max DD – Maximum Drawdown

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