And we’re up and running! Ben Coley’s tip on Hideki Matsuyama came in after a play off (tipped at 20/1, I got 20.0 on Smarkets) although that really, is only half the story. Ben actually tweeted this morning that the player Matsuyama defeated in that play off Russell Henley – had been five shots clear going into the back nine of the final round and missed a 10ft putt to win the tournament. For our man to win from that sort of position is pretty remarkable, but we’ll take it.
All this action unfolded way, way past my bedtime and I think with what went down I’m pretty pleased it all passed my by. Not sure the old ticker would have taken all the drama!
So, really nice to get the first winner under our belt, but unfortunately a collective lack of placed golfers from the other tipsters meant that over the week, I actually lost a bit.
Golf Insider is exempt from this criticism, finding two to place at 35/1 and 150/1. I say place, the 150/1 shot finished tied for 7th so I got a return from the Top 10 market. Other than that though, zilch. Nada. Niente.
The European Tour recommences this week. Golf is taking over!
Golf Insider (200pt bank): Staked 5pts, +1.89pts, roi 37.8%, roc 0.94%, High 1.89pts, DD 0pts, Max DD 0pts
PGA Profit (500): Staked 36pts, -30.5pts, roi -84.72%, roc -6.1%, High 0pts, DD -30.5pts, Max DD -30.5pts
European Tour (500): n/a
Ben Coley (600): Staked 16pts, +56.66pts, roi 354.12%, roc 9.44%, High 56.66pts, DD 0pts, Max DD 0pts
Tour Tips (150): Staked 6pts, -6pts, roi -100%, roc -4%, High 0pts, DD -6pts, Max DD -6pts
Weekly Golf Value (2000): Staked 67pts, -36.13pts, roi -53.92%, roc 1.8%, High 5.37pts, DD -41.5pts, Max DD -41.5pts
Total: ROI -12.2%, ROC -0.39%