May 15, 2017

The 5 Biggest Prizes Available to Golfers

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  5/15/2017 07:55:00 PM   No comments

 


As a top professional sportsman, sponsorships and endorsements deals make up a sizeable chunk of earnings but the majority of professional golfers around the world set their sights on winning one of the richest tournaments in the sport.There are few places you can earn as much money as a professional golfer than the European and PGA tours, even with Paddy Power golf betting. Whilst there is an emerging golf scene in the Middle East the US and Europe still hold the biggest prizes. Some of the figures listed below are mind boggling so the following golf tournaments are certainly worth aspiring to win (with the biggest prize a massive 8 figures!)


5. WGC – Bridgestone Invitational - $1.7 million


 


Firestone CC (South Course), Akron, Ohio

Pot: $9.75 million

Winner: $1.7 million

The 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational will be held August 3rd – August 6th on the Firestone Country Club’s South Course. The current format of the event takes 75 players around the course, roughly half of the usual amount of golfers in professional golfing event. The 2016 winner was Dustin Johnson.



4. Race to Dubai Winner - $1.7 million



Pot: $10 million

Winner: $1.7 million

The Race to Dubai (previously known as the Order of Merit) is a season-long competition on the European Tour. The new name was to recognise the addition of the season ending tournament, the Dubai World Championship. The 2016 Race to Dubai, featuring 45 tournaments in 26 countries worldwide, was won by Henrik Stenson.


3. WGC Mexico Championship - $1.77 million



Pot: $9.75 million

Winner: $1.77 million

The 2017 WGC-Mexico Championship was a golf tournament played March 2nd 5th at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, just west of Mexico City. Previous versions of this championship were played at the Trump National Doral course in Doral, Florida. The winner was a familiar name on this list, Dustin Johnson.




2. The Players Championship - $1.89 million


Pot: $10.5 million

Winner: $1.89 million

The Players Championship (sometimes known as the PLAYERS Championship) is an annual tournament that forms a part of the PGA Tour. The field of participants is usually made up of the top 50 golfers in the world rankings. It’s unofficially seen as a 5th major due to the prize money and prestige that surrounds the tournament. Aussie Jason day pocketed the nearly $2 million in 2016.



1. FedEx Cup - $10 million

 

With a massive jump up to $10 million, enter the FedEx Cup. To stand a chance of winning this super prestigious event you must meet the super stringent entry requirements for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which include being one of the top 125 point leaders across the PGA season. Those 125 players go head to head and the final 30 go through to the last round. The final round is contested after their point’s totals have been reset to pre-determined amounts to give everyone a chance of winning, but the higher chance to the more-deserving players. The 2016 winner and receiver of a massive $10 million cheque was Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy.

 

May 8, 2017

How To Win 2018 Masters Tickets?

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  5/08/2017 09:08:00 PM   No comments
Well if your like me and have been applying for Masters tickets since they went to the online method in 2012 and have come up empty. We're in the majority of individuals who try for tickets. In 2012 they began selling a small number of practice and tournament round tickets through a random drawing following online registration. If you happen to win, you are granted the right to purchase practice or tournament round packages at face value.


The Masters Ticket Lottery* is by far the cheapest method of acquiring Masters tickets, but is very unlikely. Large numbers of people request tickets each year, making it highly unlikely to be selected in the lottery



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Plus Augusta does not release the number of tickets allocated to the online method nor the likelihood of being selected in the lottery.

So why do I bother because I have hope and 2018 is my 50th birthday. So I think the stars will align either that or there's other methods to acquire tickets.

Off-Site Ticket Website- Like Stubhub Will Be Expensive Plus Check Out There Guarantee Policy.
Ticket Package Companies- Safe Option But Can Be Pricey.
Ticket Scalpers In Augusta- Make Sure You're 1500 Ft. Away From Augusta When Purchasing.
EBay- Allows A Few Check Out Guarantee Policy As Well.





May 1, 2017

The Top 3 Favorites to Win the US Open?

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  5/01/2017 09:06:00 PM   No comments

 

Now that the dust has settled on Sergio Garcia’s sudden-death victory at the Masters and completion of the year’s first major, we can now focus on the next major, the U.S. Open. The first round of the 117thU.S. Open begins on June 15th at Erin Hills, a golf course that’s never hosted a major championship before. So not only will the course be under “major” scrutiny but it will also mark the first U.S. Open ever to be played in Wisconsin, although Wisconsin has hosted 4 other major championships.

If you look at who’s won the U.S. Open over the last few years, you’ve got a pretty great list of golfers;the likes of World #1 Dustin Johnson last year at Oakmont to Rory McIlroy in 2011 at Congressional.

Most of the time U.S. Open courses will play long and narrow but Erin Hills, which hosted the 2011 U.S. Amateur, is expected to play between 7,600-7,700 yards, but with more wide and fast running fairways. The course will play as a par-72 and conditions are usually dry in June in that area of Wisconsin. Hence, we may see some lower scoring than usual at this year’s U.S. Open.


While Sergio Garcia ended his 0-for-73 in majors at Augusta National just a few weeks ago, we now ask who the favourites are to contend at Erin Hills. Will they also be a first-time major winner, like Sergio?


At the moment if you look at CrownBet’s US Open Futures, you’ll see Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Speith at the top. These three could definitely all win, but here are my outside the box picks for the 2017 US Open.


Rickie Fowler Not a great record at the U.S. Open, with 4 of 8 cuts made with two top tens, but I like Rickie’s overall game when it comes to “majors” especially at Erin Hills as it probably won’t play like typical “US Open” courses. He’s long currently 24th in driving distance plus his GIR is 41st plus he makes a lot of birdies (5th in birdie average).



Matt Kuchar Coming off his best finish in a major(T3) Kuchar is poised for that first major victory. Watching him at Augusta this year I can definitely see him winning a major and other than a green jacket the US Open could be his next best shot. Having made the cut in the last 7 US Open with a best finish of T6 and worse T46. Why not Kuchar?


Jon Rahm The young 22-year-old Spaniard could join Sergio as the next major winner. I love watching this guy play week to week. He’s a top 10 machine (5 this year). While his only experience at a US Open is a T23 at Oakmont last year his game tee to green might just put him in the winner’s circle at Erin Hills.



Who’s your pick?

 

Apr 19, 2017

Door Could Now Open for the Excellent Garcia

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  4/19/2017 07:47:00 AM   No comments
Sergio Garcia won the first Major Championship of his career at the US Masters earlier this month, in what was his 73rd attempt in one of golf’s four biggest tournaments. The Spaniard held his nerve in a play-off with England’s Jordan Rose to claim the Green Jacket ahead of his fellow Ryder Cup teammate.



Credit: Gary Player via Twitter

Garcia had already recorded top five finishes in the US Masters, US Open, Open Championship and the US PGA Championship, however, he had struggled on the final day of those events in the past. Now that he has broken his maiden, Garcia could taste further success before he retires and it may well come later this year.

The US Masters winner’s next chance of a Major Championship will come at Erin Hills at the US Open in June. He was fifth in this tournament 12 months ago when Jimmy Walker prevailed at Baltusrol.

Arguably Garcia’s best chance of another Major success will be with the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The Spaniard plays link golf very well and has been very unlucky in the past not to win an Open. Garcia is 16/1 in the latest golf odds for the Claret Jug at the course in Merseyside.

In the 2017 US PGA Championship Garcia will have plenty of experience of playing at Quail Hollow Club as the course has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship since 2003. The European golfer was second in the US PGA Championship in 1999 at the age of just 19, while he also ended the tournament in a tie for second in 2008 behind Padraig Harrington.

Rose Can Recover from Masters Heartache

It may take a number of months for Rose to recover from the disappointment of losing in the play-offs of the US Masters, where he was looking to win his first Green Jacket. The 36-year-old led by three shots on the final day at Augusta and also held the lead going into the 16th hole. Unfortunately for the former US Open Champion, he was unable to shake off Garcia and ended up on the wrong side of the playoff result.



Credit: ESPN via Twitter

Rose played extremely well for four days in Georgia and if he continues playing the kind of golf he did this year, his wait for his first Masters win is surely almost over.

The Englishman is eighth in the current world rankings, one place behind Garcia. His last tournament win was at the Olympics last year where he picked up the gold medal in Brazil.  Rose will be one of the fancied players to do well in the US Open later this year. He handled the tough conditions of the event better than anyone in 2013 to prevail by two strokes for his first Major success.


Rose has been one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour over the last couple of years but his last win in the US was at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2015. The world number eight will be bidding to end that wait for a Tour win this year, and by the time the US Open comes around, he will be ready to strike once again.

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