Despite making a profit last week, there's still a strong feeling that we left a fair bit of cash on the table.
Now we did at least collect on Adrian Meronk in the Tenerife Open, as he finished in a tie for 3rd place. A solid effort by the Polish golfer who was advised pre-tournament at odds of +10000 in the outright market (+650 for the Top 10).
And there was also a payout on Scott Hend (+1200) with the Australian finishing tied 8th at the Golf Costa Adeje course.
But in truth, the Queenslander should have bagged an even higher finish (and maybe a win) but a poor Saturday, when he shot 71, put paid to his chances.
As it was, the South African, Dean Burmester, came with a wet sail on Sunday, shooting a 9-under-par 62, to win the event by 5 shots.
Here are the final placings in the Canary Islands...
TENERIFE OPEN - Final results
-25 Dean Burmester (+4500)
-20 Nicolai Von Dellingshausen (+20000)
-19 Adrian Meronk (+10000)
-19 Kalle Samooja (+6600)
-18 John Catlin (+4000)
Meanwhile on the PGA Tour there was success for Sam Burns in the Valspar Championship. The LSU graduate landed his maiden title on the US circuit in his 76th pro start, in large parts down to his joint low round of the week (63) in Round 2.
As one or two have already mentioned, Burns was on the Golf Insider's "Players To Follow" list for 2021.
Pick of our PGA bets last week at Palm Harbor was Sungjae Im, who had moved into contention after Friday's round, and was vying for favoritism in the market, before the Korean fell on his putter on Saturday, going round in a miserable 74.
VALSPAR CHAMPIONSHIP - Final results
-17 Sam Burns (+7000)
-14 Keegan Bradley (+8000)
-13 Viktor Hovland (+2500)
-13 Cameron Tringale (+4500)
-12 Abraham Ancer (+3300)
So most definitely a week of "what might have been". A profit was made, but it could have been so much better!
Now moving on to this week...
Let's just stay on the PGA Tour, where coming up we have the WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP from Quail Hollow in Charlotte, NC. Here Max Homa is the defending champion having won here in North Carolina back in 2019 (with no event being staged last year due to the pandemic).
Play gets underway on Thursday and in the early exchanges Justin Thomas is shading Jon Rahm as market leader.
On the European Tour the players remain in the Canary Islands for a third, and final, week. This time it's for the CANARY ISLANDS CHAMPIONSHIP, played at the same course as last week... so not much travelling for the players!
Swapping messages with the Insider in the last half hour, he's all set with his picks... and I'll be back on Tuesday with the next betting preview.
Until then, take care.