Saturday, 16 July 2011

Clarke to keep his cool Saturday

Very frustrating day yesterday with the 2 bets. Pablo Larrazabal beat Richard Green by a shot again, producing a fine opening 36 hole score to really give him a chance in this championship. A bit surprising but fair play to him. A friend of mine suggested I may have been "chasing" this bet, I said I wasn't but perhaps I was? Convinced Green could outscore him either day, and probably thought "well he didn't day one but he'll get him on day 2!" No doubt, Green will return a better score today so! In the second grouping, Stephen Gallagher somehow lost to Bill Haas! The Scot was -3 for his round at one stage and 3 clear of the American, but he either tired or just got his club selection wrong coming in to return a 71 when it should have been a 69. Really frustrating this result but in review the 2 bets were good ones but with all betting, its not possible to get them all in.
But it's difficult to see value in today's twoballs with the weather the way it is but I have to take Darren Clarke to outscore Lucas Glover @ 2.00 with Paddypower. The Dungannon man will be at home in the wind & rain today not to say that the former US Open champion wont cope either, but Darren is up for this today, and will be patient enough if he keeps his eye on the leaderboards. (It could be a great day for Martin Kaymer, I fully expect him to set himself up nicely for tomorrow)