As the British summer peaks, the golf show named LIV Golf League tees off at the Centurion Club in St Albans, England. A veritable festival awaits fans, as the LIV Golf London 2023 is set to make a triumphant return to the club that saw its inaugural event.
The First Return
For the first time in the League's history, LIV Golf London is returning to a previous venue - the celebrated Centurion Club. This exciting twist on tradition brings an added layer of anticipation and curiosity, as the last time we saw this club take center stage, Charl Schwartzel stole the show with a -7 winning score. With the prospect of the sold-out Sunday, a buzzing atmosphere is inevitable this year.
The European Golf Trail Continues
Following last week's exhilarating stop at Valderrama, the LIV Golf London 2023 carries on the European leg of the tournament. The previous week saw Talor Gooch clinch his third victory of the season, an impressive feat that's got everyone talking. This week, we have six dynamic players from the United Kingdom - Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Paul Casey, Laurie Canter, and Richard Bland.
The Centurion Club: A Testament to Variation
The Centurion Club, which opened its doors in July 2013, is a marvel of golf course design. The mastermind behind its captivating layout is Simon Gidman, who was a relatively uncelebrated designer when he undertook this project. Emphasizing variation, the course presents a blend of distinct terrains and challenges:
- The first five holes are encased in enchanting woodland.
- Holes 6 and 8-13 embody an open style.
- Holes 14-18 exude a grove-like ambiance.
This diversity, as per Gidman's ideology, is inspired by Donald Ross's famous quote, "Variety is the spice of golf, just as it is in life."
The Tactical Challenge
The Centurion Club may not be the longest course, at 7,068-yard par-71, but it offers a substantial challenge. Last year's winning score of -7 stands testament to the venue's testing nature.
A list of obstacles awaiting the players this week includes:
- 80 formidable bunkers.
- Four water hazards.
- Tall fescue surrounding the fairways
Players will have to be strategic and accurate to conquer the course. Any wayward shots will see them ensnared in the hazards that characterize the Centurion Club.
What is the LIV Golf London 2023?
LIV Golf London 2023 is a professional golf tournament organized by the LIV Golf League, held at the Centurion Club in St Albans, England.
Who won the last LIV Golf tournament?
The last LIV Golf tournament was won by Talor Gooch, marking his third victory of the season.
Which venue is hosting the LIV Golf London 2023?
The Centurion Club, which previously hosted the inaugural LIV Golf event, is the chosen venue for the LIV Golf London 2023.
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Betting card and thoughts
LIV has been mainly good to us. We hit Gooch two times in a row but missed it last week while away from our HQ.
This time we emphasize the rankings and solid play lately. We will once again make our picks with odds that are +EV and see how many fill during the first (maybe even second) round and then let it slide.
Here is the card and preview of data for the week is in the Tools section.
Sebastian Munoz - 40
Patrick Reed - 26
Jason Kokrak - 38
Cameron Tringale - 42
David Puig - 85.7
Risking 10 units total for potential payout of around 100 units.
Note that we play with 300 unit bankroll and risk around 33% of it every week. Our lowest bet will always be 0.5 unit bet.
Brooks Koepka - 2.14
Cameron Smith - 2.18
Dustin Johnson - 2.36
Bryson DeChambeau - 2.52
Talor Gooch - 2.52
Joaquin Niemann - 2.84
Patrick Reed - 3
David Puig - 6.4
Scott Vincent - 6.8
All floating and aiming for 2 unit profit when filled.
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Good luck for the week!