Poker Players in High-Stakes Golf Games

January 3, 2010

golfIn the November 2009 issue of the Golf Magazine, Josh Sens is taking a closer look in to the phenomenon that is high-stakes golf. Poker Players are usually well known for gambling for large amounts even outside of the poker felt and this is just what Sens is reporting in his article called “The Golf Sharks“.

The players mentioned in this article are Phil Hellmuth, Layne Flack, Erick Lindgren and Gavin Smith. These players are making wagers on the golf course that reach all the way up to $10.000 per hole. The game of choice is two-man best ball where Hellmuth and Flack are playing against Lindgren and Smith.

Sens also brings up a lot of the history behind betting, golf and poker and is showing the readers how closely connected the three really are. The Legend Doyle Brunson is mentioned as one of the players who played in the Professional Gamblers Invitational during the 1970’s.

In the article it is also brought to the readers attention that Daniel Negreanu is not participating in any of these high-stakes golf matches as he is still working on improving his golf game.


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