Pornanong Phatlum has more than the commentators pronounciation of her name this Olympics as she goes up against some of the best in Women’s golf as the sport makes a come back at the Rio 2016 games, but can she make a mockery of the odds Bet365 is giving her and get a gold medal?
- Age – 23
- Sport – Golf
There is something rather bemusing about the sports and events that drift in and out of Olympic fashion, some appear but fleetingly, others come, go and return. This is very much what has occurred with golf, back on the Olympic menu after a pause in its inclusion……a pause of 112 years. Now it’s back and open to both genders so Pornanong Phatlum and the rest of the women’s golf participants will be on the greens just over the coming days, but should you back her to pick up a podium place?
Golf’s last Olympic outing was in 1904 at the St. Louis games and the decision to reinclude it came some seven years ago now in Copenhagen, but should the sport for which Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand is well known really be at the Rio 2016 games at all? The arguments for and against its inclusion aside, as the games start winding down this could be your last chance to nudge your way by Thai gambling laws and back this twenty six year old to defy the odds and get a medal this weekend.
Golf Back At The Olympics After 112 Years
Pornanong Phatlum currently plays on the US-based LPGA Tour and has over the years seen a few tournament wins both on the Asian tour and the Ladies European Tour and came in joint seventh in the US Women’s Open back in 2014 but only placed twentieth at The Evian Championship last year. Showing moments of brilliance she has the ability to string together some excellent rounds and with a confident long game and some neat talent to her putting there’s every chance she could do very well.
The Olympics tends to bring out a performance beyond the norm and on the brand new Olympic Golf Course inside the Reserva de Marapendi in the Barra da Tijuca zone every player will be pushing their limits of both skill and luck on the day, but can Pornanong Phatlum, who only managed to get a T32 at the US Women’s Open this year, defy the odds? Certainly if you like to bet on sports in Thailand the Olympic options for gain grow fewer day by day, but she’s getting just 75/1 to get gold on Saturday.
Can Pornanong Phatlum Beat Bet365 Odds of 75/1?
Olympic Women’s Gold at Rio 2016
- Lydia Ko – 14/5
- Ariya Jutanugarn – 13/2
- Lexi Thompson – 12/1
- Stacey Lewis – 12/1
- In Gee Chun – 16/1
- Pornanong Phatlum
Pornanong Phatlum having rather long odds can best be excused by the rather stiff competition she’s up against. Lydia Ko of New Zealand, pretty much everyone’s favorite to get the first Olympic Gold title in a century, is at 14/5, although those odds have been drifting a little bringing her closer to another golfer from Thailand, Ariya Jutanugarn, who’s garnering 13/2, after which it all gets strung out with Lexi Thompson on 12/1 with fellow US golfer Stacy Lewis, In Gee Chun of South Korea getting 16/1 and from Japan Haru Normura earns a relatively neat 25/1.
Now it might be a little optimistic if you’re Thai gambling news coverage on Monday will be of her surprise victory over the rest of the field, you are unlikely to see her beaming over the top of a gold medal from the Rio 2016 Olympics, however there’s just the sneaking chance that she could be an excellent each way wager with Bet365 amongst others offering some great deals, and if you just can’t wait till the weekend you can always wager on who’ll be the first round leader. Will it be Pornanong Phatlum? We’ll have to see.
For legal reasons this article has been amended to remove all jokes pertaining to the name Pornanong Phatlum, puns involving the words “stroke” or “hole” and all references to the adult entertainment industry.