2012 Sony Open Picks

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I would like to welcome everyone to the 2012 edition of the Sony Open. The best golfers in the world will once again being teeing it up Hawaii, a place that combines work and play for many. Players treat the beginning of the year as an opportunity to bring their families to one of the most beautiful places on earth. Last week Steve Stricker was the player who had the pleasure of celebrating a win alongside his wife and children. In the seasons 1st full field event, there will be 143 other players all looking to raise one of the seasons early trophy’s like Stricker did. To do so they will have to conquer Waialae Country Club. Let’s take a closer look at this challenging course.

The Course:

Waialae Country Club is not an easy way to start off the season, but it does provide plenty of excitement for the viewers. People enjoy seeing players challenged and having to create and shape shots. Though last week’s wide open style is nice every once in a while, it was far too easy of a golf course for Professionals.

Waialae measures only 7068 yards in length but plays as a Par 70. The course is actually played in reverse when the Pros come, with the back nine becoming the front nine, and vice versa. With only two Par 5’s on the course (9 and 18), players will have to attempt to take advantage of the Par 3’s and 4’s for a change.

Tight fairways and extremely small greens are a common theme at Waialae. Look for players who are accurate off the tee and with their irons to have a large advantage at this difficult golf course. Players will also face the elements while playing this week. Undulation and wind never make for a favourable combination, but that is exactly what the players will face. While watching this week take note of how many times players completely misjudge club selection.

My favourite hole at Waialae is the 17th. A Par 3 measuring 189 yards, the 17th hole will give the players fits for various reasons. The green is surrounded by 5 bunkers (4 of them fairly deep), along with some very gnarly rough. The scenery around the 17th has the ability to distract anyone, even a professional, as it is absolutely stunning. Look for players to attempt to hit it at the centre of the small green and two-putt. 3 is a great score on the 17th.

The Picks:

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Group.

    A quick not about me. Avid Fantasy Golf player with 7 years of Stats. Spend about 3 to 5 hours a week on research. Been betting at 5 Dimes for three years and golf for about 1 1/2 seasons. Made money last year and cashed some win bets too.

    Sony Open is the first full field event of the year and a chance to see if veterans have aged and first look at the rookies.

    This is an old style shorter course with Bermuda greens and favors shot making over brawn. Greens and routing have a lot of subtilties so experience counts a lot here.

    Hit it straight, find the fairways , avoid the ocean,mid range irons be on, scramble well and have a hot putter if you want to win cause it takes about 18 under or so to do it.

    Key Stats are driving accuracy, Shotmaking, Par 4 birdie leaders, and Scrambling

    Bets are as follows all from 5 Dimes

    To Win: Simpson +1050, Howell +2100, Sabbatini +3200, Kirk +7000

    Head to Head:
    Tourny: Sabbatini +115 over Na
    Round 1: Noh-115 over Ishikawa

    Simpson is not much value but you got to respect how well he has been playing especially end of last year looking like its carrying over into 2012

    Kirk is just Hot but also top 30 here last year and gr8 odds for a flier. The reason to bet less money but spread win bets is to be able to place bets on longershots with chances to win.

    Saabatini is playing great golf just outside top 10 here last year and played well last week. Na has good record here but I think Sabbatini is primed for big tournament and will outscore Na this week

    Howell is streaky enuf, great overall record here.

    H2H Noh I watched a lot in Europe, Ishikawa is not in good form and has terrible record here and is way overrated right now.

    GLTA

    Also if People want me to psot my Yahoo Fantasy pciks will do so if there is interest.

  2. Update

    Round 4 Wagner -150 over Waldorf

    I like Duffy but he is older and has only played a limited schedule on PGA tour last 3 years I will take the chance that his game can not hold up under the pressure of playing near the lead on Sunday

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