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Final Round Scores
from the Commercialbank Qatar Masters

Thomas Bjorn-14
Alvaro Quiros -10
Rafael Cabrera-Bello -9
Markus Brier -9
David Howell -8
Søren Hansen -6
Thomas Aiken -6
Robert Karlsson -6
Sergio Garcia -5
Victor Dubuisson -5
Richard Finch -5


Final Round Scores
from the Waste Management
Phoenix Open

Mark Wilson -18
Jason Dufner -18
Vijay Singh -16
Martin Laird -16
Nick Watney -15
J.B. Holmes -15
Gary Woodland -15
Brandt Snedeker -14
Webb Simpson -14
Y.E. Yang -14
Chris Couch -14
Tommy Gainey -14


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Final round Betting guide to the
Commercialbank Qatar Masters

Robert Karlsson golfer, golf
Louis Oosthuizen
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T Bjorn 6/4
Golf Betting guide, golfM Brier 5/2
R Karlsson 3/1
A Quiros 10/1
T Aiken 10/1
L Oosthuizen 20/1
R Finch 33/1
R Cabrera Bello 50/1
Paul Lawrie 50/1
S O'Hara 66/1
G Havret 100/1
D Fichardt 100/1

Each-way bets 1/5 odds first 3

Of the each way betts Quiros and Oosthuizen look good, but for best value Gregory Havret at 100/1 could be the man to come from behind

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Betting guide to the Commercialbank Qatar Masters

Robert Karlsson, golfer, golf
Robert Karlsson
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Sergio Garcia, golfer, golf
Sergio Garcia
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The world number one and two go head-to-head this week at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters to be played over the 7,388-yard Doha Golf Club in the State of Qatar, which was designed by Peter Harradine and open in 1994. I must admit what I like about this track, is the opening and closing holes are both par 5s, so look out for a dramatic finish.

A stunning eight shot win in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago see Free £10 bet, golf, golf betting guideMartin Kaymer 6/1 move above Tiger Woods and behind Free £10 bet, golf, golf betting guideLee Westwood 8/1 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Keymer is not looking to overhaul Westwood as world number one in this tournament, he sees that goal as a gradual target, "My goal is not to become the Number One in the world right now. For me it's just important to play tournaments, to play as good as I can in those tournaments, winning those tournaments, and then you know, if I take care of that, then yes, I will become Number One, one day”.

With Europeans making up 10 of the top 20 of the world rankings, the European tour is in good health and with Free £10 bet, golf, golf betting guideSteve Stricker 16/1 making an appearance this week, is following a trend that see Phil Mickleson playing in Abu Dhabi and Tiger Woods competing in next weeks Omega Dubai Desert Classic, the European Tour really is going from strength to strength.

Add last weeks winner Free £10 bet, golf, golf betting guidePaul Casey 12/1, defending champion Free £10 bet, golf, golf betting guideRobert Karlsson 12/1, Open Champion Free £10 bet, golf, golf betting guideLouis Oosthuizen 25/1, Ian Poulter 25/1 and a rejuvenated Free £10 bet, golf, golf betting guideSergio Garcia 40/1 into the mix and the Qatar Master is going to be a well contested tournament and one with that finishing par five, worth watching.

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Betting guide to the Waste Management Phoenix Open

Phil Mickleson, golfer, golf
Phil Mickleson
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Geoff Ogilvy, golfer, golf
Geoff Ogilvy
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Nick Watney, golfer, golf
Nick Watney
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The Waste Management Phoenix Open attracts one of the largest attendances in golf and the par 3 16th is like no over hole in world golf, during tournament week. It’s a mixture of a football match and the Ryder cup rolled into one, its something you just have to see to believe, but the players seem to really enjoy it.

The TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course was designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, and is a blend of challenge and playability and appeals to all levels of golfers. It comes in at 7,216 and has 79 bunkers and 6 water hazards and has a course record of 60 which is jointly held by Grant Waite 1996, Mark Calcavecchia 2001 and Phil Mickelson 2005.

Phil Mickleson 7/1 will again be teeing up this year and comes in as the tournament favourite after a great showing last week.  Dustin Johnston 10/1 has had a steady start to the season, with two outings so far, he has finished in the top 10 both times and a 3rd place at last weeks Farmers Insurance Open.

Ricky Fowler and Nick Watney both follow on 25/1 and again both featured well in last weeks Farmers Insurance Open, with Ricky shooting an opening round of 65 but slipping back down the field. Nick finished tied 6th but with a final round 63 showed his got the game to start challenging.

Not many players win back to back events, but last weeks winner Bubba Watson 25/1 could be a good each way bet, of the three tournaments his played this year so far, his missed the cut, tied 25th and followed that up with his win.

Hunter Mahan and Anthony Kim are both on 20/1, both finishing tied 6th last week. Bill Haas and Geoff Ogilvy are both available at 25/1. Bill has been knocking on the door all season and it seems only a matter of time before he wins an event. This is Geoff’s first outing of the year, he had a win and 6 over top 25 finishes last year.

Of the other players competing this week, Camilo Villegas at 50/1 has got to be a good bet. I am sure he will win an event this year and the showman would just love to be in the hunt at the 16th in front of that crowd come Sunday night.

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3 month Tour ban for Saltman

It's probably the hardest thing in golf to report someone for cheating, it must be doubly so for professional golfers to accuse a fellow competitor, they know this is a colleague and friends livelihood at stake. The stigma that this accusation carries, will remain with that person for the rest of their playing career.

Elliot Saltman's fellow playing partners in the Russian event, Stuart Davies and Marcus Higley refused to sign his scorecard for continually replacing his ball incorrectly. As a golfer we all know people make genuine mistakes, but to continually mark your ball a centimeter out of its original position, I personally believe you would know what you were doing.

After a meeting with referee Gary Butler, Saltman was disqualified from the tournament. Saltman has been banned from tournament golf for three months, with an appeal to the tour board allowed within 28 days.

Banning any player and depriving them of their livelihood is a serious matter, but I would hate to see golf go down the route of most professional sports today. As Lee Westwood said yesterday at the HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi: "You don't see us jumping in the referee's face when something goes wrong and waving our fingers at him trying to get the other player on the other side of the fairway carded.

You don't see us missing a putt and diving. "I don't think there is a place for cheating in golf, or sport, for that matter," and I totally agree with the world number one. It's a disease we see plaguing professional sport and I feel the tour are right to come down on this hard.

No one player can be bigger than the game of golf, we can see where that leads to, FIFA are a laughing stock of world sport. I would hate to see the R&A, The European Tour and the USPGA tours held in the same regard.

See Iain Carters piece on the BBC here



Davis Love 111 leads America in the 2012 Ryder Cup

The PGA of America announced that, Davis Love111 was to be their captain, for the 2012 US Ryder Cup.
His only major title win came at the 1997 USPGA Championship, he has also played on six US Ryder Cup teams, with a record of nine wins from 12 matches and five drawn matches.  Davis was vice-captain on the American side that lost to Europe last October at the Celtic Manor in Wales.

“I’m thrilled and honoured,” Love said. “It’s one of the great honors in golf to make one Ryder Cup team. To make it for a career is a blessing.”  “The number one mission is to get the Cup back,”

The 38th Ryder Cup will be held from 28th-30th September 2012, at Medinah Country Club in Chicago.

A day before some of Europe’s top players teed off at the HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi, The European Tour players committee announced that, two times Masters Champion, Jose Maria Olazabal, would be the European Ryder Cup captain.

Davis Love’s Ryder Cup debut came in 1993 teaming up with Tom Kite for a 2-and-1 victory over Olazabal and Seve Ballesteros.

Davis hasn’t put the possibility of himself and Jose Maria of actually making their teams for the 2012 shoot out, “I would love to play on the team. That would be a nice problem to have,” stated Davis Love “Between Jose Maria and myself, if we get hot with the putter, we could make our own teams.

“What I ultimately want is the 12 best players. If I’m one of the best eight come the PGA Championship in 2012 that would be great.”


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