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Charlie Woods to win the Masters before he’s 30? The odds may surprise you

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Often, the man in the street will ask bookmakers for odds about their son or daughter winning future championships or leagues – often, in golf, odds to win The Masters or The Open within a period of 10 or 20 years.

It’s doubtful that Tiger Woods has done the same, but that hasn’t stopped one odds-making firm quoting prices on Charlie Woods to win on tour.

Whilst the 13-year-old has impressed all onlookers with his, oddly familiar, mannerisms and swings, he has also performed on the course when it counts, most recently when partnering Woods Snr. to be runners-up to John Daly and son at the televised PNC Championship.

Naturally, golf fans are wondering how far Charlie can go, and even if he can match Tiger’s 15 majors, but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves here, even if tour professionals also believe he could go far.

Jon Rahm, current world number one, commented earlier this year that, “He’s got a lot of talent. Certainly, a lot more talent than I did at the age of 12.

“If he keeps working hard, which I’m sure he will, I wouldn’t doubt one second we’ll see him maybe one day sitting here.”

So impressed are the odds-makers at bookies.com that they have priced the youngster at under 4-1 to win a PGA Tour event by the age of 20, but if you are slightly less confident, take 2-1 to win a PGA Tour event and have another 10 years to do it.

Tiger, of course, has won The Masters five times, including an incredible return from injury in 2019, and Charlie is 60-1 to triumph at Augusta by the time he is 30, whilst ‘any major’ is under 10-1 with the firm.

Call it a long-term investment!

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  1. Thro N. Munnyaway

    Mar 5, 2022 at 1:52 am

    How much should I put down gamblin bros?

  2. Flagpepper

    Mar 3, 2022 at 4:23 am

    Your organisation is very weird. Leave the lid alone for goodness sake. Find something else to write about.

  3. Henry R Fitzgerald

    Mar 2, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Let children be children.

  4. Lp

    Mar 2, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Nah. His head will be buried in chicks, he’ll never make it. Eldrick can’t protect the kid and lock him up from the world, though he’ll try, and once the kid finds out what his father did…….. you know how that goes. Everybody has to switch on and wake up at some point. Just a boy now, but once he hits that late teen age….. he’ll be done. He already has everything. Why does he need to stress about playing golf at that level. He should go be in a band, go be an actor, so he can lay pipe just like his dad, but without the hiding, he’ll be front page actor material without being married, so he can.

  5. Michaele

    Mar 2, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Leave the kid alone. prop bets on Tiger’s son are disgusting. The media should be ashamed at giving this stuff any space.

    The kid could end up being great, but he will never escape the shadow of his father no matter how good he is. For his sake and an emotionally healthy life and relationships, I hope he chooses another line of work for his career and sticks to amateur golf.

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The hilarious reason why Kevin Kisner asked to sit the afternoon at the 2017 Presidents Cup

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Golf is changing, as always.

While the best of the team events – the Ryder and Presidents Cup – give rookies the chance to shine, both events often rely on the experienced players to steady the ship through the early stages.

This week’s Presidents Cup is the 12th run-out of the U.S v International match-up, and the first since 2019.

The 2021 event was, of course, cancelled because of Covid and the teams look very different to how they may have looked a year ago, mainly because of the ineligibility of any players that have chosen the LIV path for their recent careers.

Played at Quail Hollow this season, the teams are a mix of the plainly obvious and those with zero experience, with 14 of the 24 players making their debuts in the event, including world number one Scottie Scheffler and Max Homa, winner of the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship.

It’s often best to turn to the older members for the stories, and 38-year-old Kevin Kisner has never been short of a tale or two.

With an enviable record at the World Matchplay – one win and two finals appearances in six starts – Kiz appears the type to thrive at all aspects of the team challenge. However, back on his 2017 Presidents Cup debut, he wanted to be left off the roster for day three.

His event started brightly for the rookie, when playing alongside Phil Mickelson, a Thursday half in the foursomes followed by a win in the following day’s fourballs.

Day three again started well for the pairing, beating Jhonattan Vegas and Emiliano Grillo 2&1 and taking their record to 2-1-0, before that strange request.

Golf writer Brentley Romine posted a tweet on Thursday revealing that Kisner approached the then U.S captain Steve Stricker and asked for Saturday afternoon off, because:

“Because Georgia played Tennessee. Strick is like. ‘Seriously?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, man, that’s my squad.'”

This is not the first time that golf took a back-seat to a Bulldog game.

In the same year, while competing at the Tour Championship, Kisner took to social media to arrange a flight to a Georgia-Mississippi game, eventually finishing tied third at the lucrative season finale.

The mid-event break clearly does him good as he also profited at Liberty National, halving his Sunday singles game with Anirban Lahiri and keeping intact an undefeated record as his team thrashed the Internationals 19-11.

Kisner didn’t take part in the opening day of this year’s Presidents Cup and there is no knowing whether he will play when Davis Love requires him to. Better check the football schedule first.

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‘It’s a slap in the face’ – Patrick Reed hits out at DP World Tour over treatment at latest events

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This week, Patrick Reed is playing in the Cazoo Open De France at Le Golf National. The course is where the 2018 Ryder Cup was held. The European Team won the trophy, and Reed was only able to muster one point in three matches.

This week however, Patrick Reed was the betting favorite entering play. Despite being somewhat of a regular on the DP World Tour, Reed feels as though the treatment he’s received this week has been “a slap in the face”.

Reed is by far the biggest name in the field, but wasn’t asked to play in the pro-am or conduct a pre-tournament press conference. Of course, this treatment is a result of the 33 year old’s decision to join LIV Golf.

According to The Telegraph, Reed told Journal du Golf: “It’s a slap in the face not to invite me to do a press conference here, or as happened in Wentworth, not to have me play the pro-am and all those things. At the end of the day, it’s just my golf that I have control over. I’m here to support the Tour, France and all the people who are here.”

“But I don’t see why we can’t move from the LIV to the European Tour like we usually move from the PGA Tour to the European Tour. A lot of players understand and support my choice and have nothing against me. I didn’t feel any animosity against me from them.”

While there have been some players who have publicly stated they have no issues with the players who’ve chosen to go to LIV, there have also been a number of players who have done the opposite.

LIV golfers are currently able to participate on the DP World Tour due to a temporary court order until it is resolved legally. A decision on their eligibility going forward is expected to be given in February.

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Congress members blast ‘pimp’ Greg Norman in meeting at Capitol Hill

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On Wednesday, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman met with members of congress to discuss LIV’s current dispute with the PGA TOUR.

It didn’t go very well.

According to multiple sources, Republican Tim Burchett of Tennessee walked out of the meeting due to an inability to understand Norman due to his accent as well as the “propaganda” he felt Norman was sharing.

Burchett later sent a tweet himself about the meeting with “The Shark”.

Burchett wasn’t the only member of congress to give Norman a hard time.. Chip Roy of Texas said to reporters of the meeting: “Don’t come in here and act like you’re doing some great thing, while you’re pimping a billion dollars of Saudi Arabian money,”

It’s unclear whether or not any of the lawmakers gave Norman the reception he was looking for, but he did later thank them for meeting with him via an Instagram post.

 

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