The wind at Turnberry is playing havoc this morning, especially on the front nine, where just one player is under par for his round, there are going to be some major changes on the leaderboard today, players are coming up 60 yards short on a Par 3 !
I have not got overly involved today and have just sent subscribers news about two pre season friendlies (one bet) and a golf bet for round two. The weekend looks very promising and busy, so no need to get overly involved on a quiet day.
At the WSOP they played down to a final table of nine, all of whom will return in November to complete the tournament. They will compete for a first prize of over $8.5m and with sponsorship, a "good" winner could probably double that in the next year or so. Television moguls and sponsors will be delighted that Phil Ivey is one of the nine, the "best player in the world" is amongst seven US players, alongside two Europeans, including the British shortstack James Akenhead. Darvin Moon leads the way with a huge stack of over 58 million, but he still has a lot of work to do and four months to worry about it !
1. Darvin Moon - 58,930,000
2. Eric Buchman - 34,800,000
3. Steven Begleiter - 29,885,000
4. Jeff Shulman - 19,580,000
5. Joseph Cada - 13,215,000
6. Kevin Schaffel - 12,390,000
7. Phil Ivey - 9,765,000
8. Antoine Saout - 9,500,000
9. James Akenhead - 6,800,000