Online Golf Betting Favorite’s Bumpy Memorial Start
World No. 1 and online golf betting favourite Dustin Johnson shot his worst round in 15 months at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio. Johnson began the first round with six straight pars before finding water with his tee shot on the par-3 16th. After that, DJ hit it to 27 feet, but three-putted for a triple. Not long after, he released that Kraken of a drive that fans betting on golf have come to know and love, but it was better looking than it was practical. Johnson made the turn and added a bogey on the fourth hole and a double sixth.
DJ won three tournaments in a row earlier this year before pulling out of the Masters after injuring his back in a freak accident (but Matthew had nothing to do with it) involving some stairs. He came back at the Wells Fargo and shot a second-round 75 – his worst round of the season until now – but pulled through to finish tied for second place. His 12th place tie at the Players Championship and T13 at the Byron Nelson are the first times he has finished out of the top 10 in consecutive tournaments this year – and coincidentally, the first time since those two same events in 2016. 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson winner Billy Horschel matched Johnson’s performance on the one day he really shouldn’t have, but Rafael Cabrero Bello did them both one worse finished with 79. Meanwhile, 2015 Memorial winner David Lingmerth leads at 7 under and Jordan Spieth is one back after opening with 66.
Back to online golf betting favourite Johnson, Phil Mickelson said of him that “the way he drives the ball, he’s able to take advantage of a lot of holes. He had a few putts early on that lipped out that should have gone in. It kind of wore on him until he had the one big mistake on 16 and that was a tough thing.” but enough that. Surely fans betting on golf are more interested in Jason Day’s choice of footwear. Day is honoring his adopted town of Cleveland’s basketball team, the Cavaliers with some colorful shoes from Nike. According to a Nike press release, Day also presented a pair of the shoes to Cavs shooting guard and golf aficionado J.R. Smith, hoping that the player get to use them after the basketball season is over – but hopefully not on the court.
As people betting on golf might remember, Day almost won his PGA Tour event of the year but lost to par on the first extra hole against the aforementioned Billy Horschel at the 2017 AT&T Byron Nelson. JD seemed to have finally gotten back on track but will have to be on top of his game at Muirfield Village where Day has not finished higher than tied for 27th in eight starts – even though he is a member. Whether those snazzy shoes will improve his online golf betting has yet to be seen at this juncture in time.