Jordan Spieth’s only annoying quality is that he’s too good. Just when it appeared safe to bet against him, he went out Thursday and fired a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Masters.
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Scheduled to join Adam Scott in the field this week at the Masters are fellow former Rebels Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore, and Las Vegas residents Kevin Na and Scott Piercy.
So, how odd is this? Tiger Woods is absent from this week’s Masters, but he’s not really missed because the business of golf betting is booming.
Handicapper Brian Blessing is using a mythical bankroll of $200 to bet the Masters futures board at the Westgate.
Golf’s future is in the hands of Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and several other young guns, yet Augusta National might as well be Phil Mickelson’s backyard, and he still has enough going for him to make believers out of the bettors.
Odds, proposition bets and matchups for the Masters, golf’s first major of the year, which begins Thursday at Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia. Odds are courtesy of the Westgate sports book.
It would be difficult to find two athletes who identify with today’s youth more than Steph Curry and Rickie Fowler. So it’s a huge positive for the future of golf that these megastars support two fast-growing nonprofit junior programs.
Pretty much the only college golf tournament more prestigious than the annual Southern Highlands Collegiate is the NCAA Division I Golf Championships.
Brandt Snedeker, who won the Farmers Insurance Open last weekend, hit rock bottom in December when he shot an 84 during the Australian PGA Championship. Shortly after the tournament, Snedeker headed to see Butch Harmon.
In the past year, Jordan Spieth has gone from a promising young gun to the top gun in golf. If he's in a tournament, he's atop the odds board.
The Summit, a new Summerlin community being developed by Discovery Land that will feature a Tom Fazio golf course, is proof that parts of the golf industry are thriving, despite recent reports that the sport is struggling.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Rain at the Old Course at St. Andrews delayed British Open play for three hours Friday morning, but it couldn't stop Adam Scott from shooting one of the best rounds of the tournament.
Smylie Kaufman can start making plans for defense of his Shriners Hospitals for Children Open title. But he won't have to show up in Las Vegas until November.
The first-year tournament director of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open was a bit bleary-eyed Monday morning but he was still smiling.
He signed the scorecard and then stopped at his golf bag for a quick check of things, and when William McGirt noticed there were only 20 messages awaiting on his cellphone, he was a bit surprised.
While many players lick their chops about the hole after the par-4 12th, the par-5 13th, in looking to make birdie or eagle, this tricky par 4 can get them in a foul mood if they don't play it right. It plays long with its narrow fairway and water that protects the right side of the fairway as well as the front of the green. Add a tough pin placement, as was the case Sunday, when it was tucked in the left front corner, and this hole was more about maintenance than scoring.
How much heartbreak can one man endure?
The puns on his first name undoubtedly have been used countless times. So let's just say Smylie Kaufman had a lot to smile about Sunday. The PGA Tour rookie had the best day of his brief professional career, tearing up TPC Summerlin with a final-round 10-under-par 61 and holding off six pursuers to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Summerlin resident Kevin Na and former UNLV golfer Chad Campbell were in the hunt, but fell short of winner Smylie Kaufman.
Former UNLV Rebel Chad Campbell and Summerlin resident Kevin Na stand just two strokes behind tournament leader Brett Stegmaier heading into Sunday's final round at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Rickie Fowler's day was a mixture of frustration and sadness. The former Oklahoma State All-American appeared to have played himself out of contention Saturday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, falling seven strokes off the lead after shooting 1-under-par 70 at TPC Summerlin.
Kevin Na is chasing his second career PGA Tour win after shooting a 3-under-par 68 on Saturday, leaving him two strokes behind tournament leader Brett Stegmaier entering today's final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
This is a hole most of the pros can reach in two with little problem. The key is trying to get it close to the pin, which can be problematic depending on where it is set up.
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