As usual for these big tournaments, I’ll have a few pounds riding on the result – here are my tips for the 2011 title:
David Toms is on great form – in 16 tournaments so far this season he has had five top ten finishes. At around 55/1 he is exceptional each-way value.
Jason Day – The Australian has had an brilliant eight top ten finishes in 16 tournaments so far this season and gave fellow countryman Adam Scott a run for his money last week. At 25/1 he’s worth a few pounds of anybody’s money.
Martin Laird – The Scotsman has over $2.5m in prize money so far this season and is no stranger to the loft heights of the leaderboard – he has a first place and a third place to his name this season so is worth a punt at around 90/1.
Luke Donald is still the world’s number one golfer and therefore can never be ruled out – his form over 13 tournaments this season has been outstanding – he has over $4m in prize money to his name and will be looking to add to that this weekend. 14/1 is a little tight but is a useful cover bet based on form.
Paul Casey has been making cuts but fading away from there. He’s a better golfer than his current form suggests so if you can get the 140/1 that’s currently being offered then it’s worth a look.
Kj Choi – The South Korean is in consistent form and looks good value to me at 70/1 – his experience also counts in his favour.
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