Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my fair share of good luck with my golf betting this year, and some poor soul testing positive for Covid when leading during he final round and subsequently having to withdraw leaving my chap out in front to pick up the spoils, has been the pinnacle of that good fortune. But this weekend’s sport was frustrating.
There was no PGA Tour event so we were down to the “European” Tour competition over in South Africa. A combination of bad weather and the announcement of travel restrictions due to the new Covid variant meant that the tournament was abandoned part way through the third round. The Tour rules dictate that two complete rounds are enough to declare a winner, and so the third round scores were eliminated and the standings at the half way stage taken to dictate who won and who placed.
This all left me with one in the frame, a 66/1 shot from Golf Insider who was thus deemed to have “finished” second. Other than that, not one player finished high enough for a return. It felt a bit like having a sizeable antepost bet at big odds going off as favourite on the day, only to see it fall at the first. There was no-one and nothing to blame, but it all just felt completely unsatisfactory.
Coral actually refunded my bet on one WGV tipped golfer I’d backed, but that was the only one. Seems that most bookies aren’t too generous in their rules declaring what does and doesn’t make up a completed tournament. The bookies not being generous? Who’d have thunk?
Golf Insider (200pt bank): Staked 344pts, -44.632pts, roi -12.97%, roc -22.31%, High 14.35pts, CDD: -58.982pts, Max DD: -91.044pts
PGA Profit (500): Staked 780.5pts, +322.601pts, roi 41.33%, roc 64.52%, High +353.136pts, CDD: -30.535pts, Max DD: -115.77pts
PGA Profit Europe (500): Staked 150.5pts, -38.473pts, roi -25.56%, roc -7.69%, High 75.027pts, CDD: -113.5pts, Max DD: -113.5pts
Weekly Golf Value (2,000): 5,898pts, +1,811.44pts, roi 30.71%, roc 90.57%, High 2,064.97pts, CDD: -253.13pts, Max DD: -461.8pts.
Totals Golf: ROI 22.74%, ROC 53.91%.
*ROI – Return On investment, ROC – Return On Capital (ie. bank growth), CDD – Current Drawdown, Max DD – Maximum Drawdown