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  1. 83rd Masters Tournament

    Augusta National is the picturesque landscape that provides the stage for greatness, but that beauty masks a perilous danger that lies beneath the immaculate surface. Legends have been forged down Magnolia Lane, but many dreams have been cruelly shattered in view of the azaleas. It can only be the Masters Tournament, which possesses a unique relationship with golfers each April. Being played at the same venue every year, there is a connection that we have to this event unlike any other. When the Masters comes around, we are reacquainted with Augusta, we know the holes, recalling moments of the past, and watch the best players of today attempting to claim a small piece of that rich history. It’s a tournament that unfailingly captures our imagination. When you move beyond the superlatives and hype, ultimately, the Masters is the most exclusive of golf's major championships, this year welcoming a field of just 87 players, a mixture of the game's elite, former champions and invited amateurs. Such a limited gathering almost guarantees a leaderboard of the highest quality on Sunday, which has partly contributed to the excitement that this week annually generates among the public. Much of the tournament is undoubtedly iconic. From the layout to the green jacket, the Masters resonates with golfers deeply, and those emotions are present within the players themselves. Having the chance to win here is something they have imagined since childhood. For some, that pressure can prove to be overwhelming. Rory McIlroy comes to Georgia as the favourite, but with the weight of expectation on his shoulders. He’s been here before. Since his agonising final day collapse eight years ago, the Masters has remained elusive as he accumulated other golf’s grandest prizes. Last April’s final pairing with eventual champion Patrick Reed was just another disappointment for the Northern Irishman. However, this time, he returns with a swagger back to his step. Having played consistently since the summer, albeit without picking up the victories, the 29-year-old overcame the strongest field in golf at the Players Championship to secure one of the most significant triumphs of his career. That was only last month, and McIlroy’s game is at a level where anything but contention would be a shock. Storms have softened up the venerable, undulating fairways of Augusta, playing into his prodigious hands off the tee, but until he eventually does feel the validation of a green jacket on his shoulders, there will always be doubts about his ability to complete the career grand slam and etch his face onto the Mount Rushmore of golf. The only thing that would surpass McIlroy’s breakthrough at the Masters – as a story – is a fifth triumph for Tiger Woods, something that only two years would have been a laughable prospect, but now feels likelier than it has done for half a decade. Now 43, the American’s comeback went beyond reasonable expectations. He won the Tour Championship. He contended in both The Open and PGA. He made it back onto the Ryder Cup team. Though he hasn’t quite reached those heights this season, his iron play is the strongest part of his game – the most necessary qualification to unlock Augusta National – and his depth of experience cannot be discounted. Whether he has the firepower this week to beat the elite over 72 holes is unclear, but there is no question that he could. And wouldn’t that be a tale. Transcendent. Stratospheric. Elsewhere, the world’s current top ten are all seeking their first Masters victory. Justin Rose has an imperious record here – about as good as one can have without winning – and the Englishman is better prepared than most. Dustin Johnson has the ability to yield any course, while Justin Thomas possesses all the tools to succeed in the biggest events. For three-time major champion Brooks Koepka – a man lacking in much fanfare – there has been little joy of late, but he is a dangerous figure. Ryder Cup hero Francesco Molinari first came to Augusta to caddie for his brother Edoardo in 2005, but he could conceivably add Masters glory to his Claret Jug from Carnoustie. Jon Rahm has the skills to accomplish everything, but he still has much to learn temperamentally, while Rickie Fowler is attempting to claim his first major victory after a hard-fought runner-up to Reed last year – a performance that would have won most of the past tournaments in history – as is the underrated young American Xander Schauffele, who was right there with the Italian last July in Angus. Tommy Fleetwood, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Eddie Pepperell will be hoping to emulate the British successes of Sandy Lyle, Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam and Danny Willett, while the international contingent is best represented by Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman. Former champions Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and Sergio Garcia will feel optimistic, and then there is the curious case of Jordan Spieth. Since winning the Open at Royal Birkdale in 2017, the Texan has often looked beleaguered on the course, unsure of his technique and mindset, but remains capable of flashes of sheer genius, as he demonstrated 12 months ago when he shot up the leaderboard to threaten Reed and Fowler. Just on Saturday – during the Valero Texas Open – he shot a disastrous 42 on the front-nine but rebounded spectacularly with a 31 on the back. That is Spieth, but the fact is no one has played Augusta National better than he has during the past five years. If there’s anywhere he’s going to recapture that magic touch, it’s probably here. Many of us have grown up watching this event – alongside a parent or grandparent – and maybe the roles have now reversed sharing that experience with our own children. That’s the circle of life at Augusta National, but one player will achieve immortality this week. We’ll soon discover which story is going to be written, but there is always something to relish. It’s the Masters.
  2. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Day 16 - FINAL Leaderboard Results, Scores, 180s, Points 1. Davied85 59, 22, 174, 1,130 2. Dysart 62, 20, 171, 1,123 3. Davis Love III 61, 18, 184, 1,120 4. Same_Ol_G35 60, 16, 171, 1,069 5. Stuarty 60, 14, 185, 1,049 6. F_T_Y 59, 14, 185, 1,015 7. Callum-Ayr 55, 18, 188, 1,010 8. The Naitch 56, 19, 129, 1,003 9. Betting Competition 58, 12, 201, 993 10. Diamond_For_Life 55, 13, 189, 931 11. Honestly United 49, 16, 149, 881 12. MicroDave 47, 9, 145, 791 13. Neilly 35, 15, 92, 622 Well, there we have it! Michael van Gerwen reasserted his dominance on the grandest stage of them all, so it was only fitting that our back-to-back, reigning Premier League champion and former World Championship winner Davied85 claimed his second title to continue a spectacular period of success! Congratulations. It was closely fought, however, with Dysart compiling an impressively consistent performance throughout. Two-time champion Davis Love III finished in third, correctly predicting the final, as did Same_Ol_G35 - completing a fine defence this year - and Stuarty. Prediction League stalwarts F_T_Y, Callum-Ayr and The Naitch rounded off the top eight of those surpassing the 1,000 point mark in this extended championship. Most importantly, I thank everyone for taking part this year. It has become something of a festive tradition for me to organise this, and I enjoy seeing the old (and new) names who participate. I wish you a happy and healthy beginning to 2019, and hopefully our paths shall cross once again in the Prediction Leagues. Until next time!
  3. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Tuesday January 1 (2000) Final Michael van Gerwen 7-3 Michael Smith 180s: Michael Smith
  4. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Day 15 Leaderboard Results, Scores, 180s, Points 1. Davied85 58, 22, 160, 1,092 2. Dysart 61, 20, 157, 1,085 3. Davis Love III 60, 17, 171, 1,057 4. Callum-Ayr 55, 18, 188, 1,010 5. Same_Ol_G35 59, 15, 157, 1,005 6. F_T_Y 59, 14, 172, 1,002 7. The Naitch 56, 19, 116, 990 8. Stuarty 59, 13, 172, 986 9. Betting Competition 57, 12, 187, 955 10. Diamond_For_Life 55, 13, 176, 918 11. Honestly United 49, 16, 149, 881 12. MicroDave 46, 9, 131, 753 13. Neilly 35, 15, 92, 622 Final - 24 Points for Correct Result, 26 Points for Correct Score.
  5. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Sunday December 30 (1900) Semi-Finals Michael Smith 6-3 Nathan Aspinall Michael van Gerwen 4-6 Gary Anderson 180s - Gary Anderson
  6. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    It's not impossible, but you'll likely need perfection! Nonetheless, you're hanging in there!
  7. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Day 14 Leaderboard Results, Scores, 180s, Points 1. Dysart 59, 20, 140, 1,028 2. Davied85 56, 21, 149, 1,019 3. Davis Love III 59, 16, 160, 1,004 4. Same_Ol_G35 57, 15, 146, 954 5. Callum-Ayr 53, 18, 171, 953 6. F_T_Y 58, 13, 161, 949 7. Betting Competition 57, 12, 176, 944 8. The Naitch 55, 18, 105, 937 9. Stuarty 57, 13, 161, 935 10. Diamond_For_Life 55, 13, 165, 907 11. Honestly United 49, 16, 149, 881 12. MicroDave 45, 8, 120, 700 13. Neilly 35, 15, 92, 622
  8. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Saturday December 29 Afternoon Session (1230) Quarter-Finals x2 Nathan Aspinall 5-3 Brendan Dolan Dave Chisnall 3-5 Gary Anderson 180s - Gary Anderson Evening Session (1900) Quarter-Finals x2 Luke Humphries 4-5 Michael Smith Michael van Gerwen 5-1 Ryan Joyce 180s - Michael Smith
  9. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Day 13 Leaderboard Results, Scores, 180s, Points 1. Dysart 56, 20, 127, 967 2. Davied85 52, 20, 132, 920 3. Callum-Ayr 51, 18, 158, 908 4. Davis Love III 55, 15, 140, 902 5. F_T_Y 56, 13, 141, 897 6. Diamond_For_Life 54, 13, 149, 875 7. Same_Ol_G35 53, 15, 129, 873 8. Stuarty 54, 13, 145, 871 9. Betting Competition 53, 12, 156, 860 10. The Naitch 52, 16, 97, 845 11. Honestly United 46, 15, 129, 795 12. MicroDave 42, 8, 103, 635 13. Neilly 35, 15, 92, 622
  10. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Friday December 28 Afternoon Session (1230) Fourth Round x3 Nathan Aspinall 2-4 Devon Petersen Benito Van de Pas 2-4 Brendan Dolan Ryan Joyce 1-4 James Wade 180s: Devon Petersen Evening Session (1900) Fourth Round x3 Ryan Searle 1-4 Michael Smith Jamie Lewis 2-4 Dave Chisnall Rob Cross 4-1 Luke Humphries 180s: Dave Chisnall
  11. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Day 12 Leaderboard Results, Scores, 180s, Points 1. Dysart 53, 19, 115, 905 2. Callum-Ayr 50, 18, 141, 879 3. Davied85 49, 19, 122, 860 4. F_T_Y 53, 13, 124, 844 5. Same_Ol_G35 51, 15, 117, 837 6. Davis Love III 52, 14, 125, 837 7. Diamond_For_Life 50, 13, 135, 813 8. The Naitch 50, 15, 97, 807 9. Stuarty 51, 12, 131, 807 10. Betting Competition 49, 11, 142, 784 11. Honestly United 44, 14, 119, 747 12. Neilly 35, 15, 92, 622 13. MicroDave 40, 7, 87, 581
  12. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    You'll have to set a reminder for next year!
  13. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Thursday December 27 Afternoon Session (1230) Devon Petersen 4-3 Steve West (R3) Dimitri Van den Bergh 4-2 Luke Humphries (R3) Michael Smith 4-2 John Henderson (R3) 180s - Van den Bergh Evening Session (1900) Toni Alcinas 4-2 Benito van de Pas (R3) Fourth Round x2 Gary Anderson 4-2 Chris Dobey Michael van Gerwen 4-3 Adrian Lewis 180s - Adrian Lewis
  14. 2019 PDC World Darts Championship Prediction League

    Day 11 Leaderboard Results, Scores, 180s, Points 1. Dysart 49, 18, 100, 828 2. Davied85 46, 18, 107, 795 3. F_T_Y 50, 13, 102, 786 4. Callum-Ayr 46, 16, 119, 781 5. Same_Ol_G35 48, 14, 111, 781 6. Davis Love III 48, 13, 111, 761 7. Diamond_For_Life 47, 12, 120, 748 8. The Naitch 47, 14, 77, 735 9. Stuarty 48, 11, 109, 735 10. Betting Competition 46, 10, 120, 712 11. Honestly United 40, 13, 104, 670 12. Neilly 35, 15, 92, 622 13. MicroDave 36, 6, 77, 509 That's how we stand before play resumes on the 27th. Until then, Merry Christmas!
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