Got £10 on Martin Kaymer for the Abu Dhabi Championship at 14/1. About an hour ago he had a 10 shot lead on this final day, I was looking online at the in play betting and noticed he was 1/250 to win against the field which were 66/1. I decided that it was worth having a couple of quid on the field just incase Kaymer implodes (although unlikely) and someone else comes through and wins, therefore meaning it's a win/win situation for me minus £16 if the field wins.
Fast forward an hour or so and Kaymer has given back 3 shots and someone has got to within 2 shots of him, with others stacking up behind. Thank fuck I've also backed the field against him. Still think he'll win but at least my arsehole isn't pulsing like it would've been.
Kaymer completely crumbling here. He's been majestic all week, literally one of the best golfing displays I've seen for a while. Even started today well, -3 through 5 holes but his head has just gone, a triple bogey now means he's 1 shot off the leader. Fair enough he's been a tad unlucky with a few of his tee shots but such a cool, calm and confident player shouldn't be throwing away a tournament like this, especially when at some point on the final day he had a 10 shot lead!
Even though I'm getting paid either way, I'd like him to win. He always comes across really well in interviews and seems like a nice bloke, also you don't know what losing a 10 shot lead could do for his confidence for the rest of the year, when on form like he was the first 3 days he's as good as anyone in the world and can destroy fields like he did at the U.S last year.
The leader has just made another birdie now and gone into a 2 shot lead, he's a young Frenchman in his second year on tour. Will say a lot about him if he wins because the 2 guys in tied second are Kaymer and a certain Mr Mcilroy, if he can get through these last 2 holes with no mistakes and pick up a shot on the par 5 18th he's almost certain to win this.
Came 4th in a competition with attheraces.com which won me £100 in free bets with coral.co.uk. They put it into my account today in the shape of 5 £20 bets, I'm going to be livid if I can't win anything from these 5 free attempts. Used £40 of it with 2 horses backed today, lets see how they go.
Had an outburst of anger and used the other 3 bets on the next 3 races, all lost. Oh well, never my money in the first place.....(is what someone without anger issues would be saying)... I on the other hand need a new phone.
I thought so but thought Chelsea may not play a full strength side and Liverpool have improved lately so it's not an absolute banker for me. Still....should've been sensible and put one of the £20 bets on it. Just saw red with the first 2 horses finishing 2nd and wasted my other 3 bets on low quality horse races (Which tend to be more difficult to predict. One of the horses I backed lost to a horse it beat last time by 6 lengths over the same difference and on the same ground, with not too much difference in the weights... Work that shit out!?).