Joburg Open – betting tips 20

As you would expect for the Joburg Open, the field is crammed full of South Africans but the quality doesn’t run deep with someone like Anthony Wall prominent in the betting at 28/1. In this type of tournament, I’d rather side with European Tour players rather than the home contingent, just because they are used to playing at a higher level. The weak field presents a young upstart the opportunity to get a win under their belt and therefore I have to go back to Paul Dunne. I’ve written about the Irishman at length but suffice to say he has a big future in the game; you don’t lead the […]

Honda Classic – betting tips 33

Single digits under-par has been good enough to win the last four editions of the Honda Classic and PGA National is sure to put up a fight again. The common thread amongst past winners is high quality approach play. Past champions Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Rory Sabbatini, Camilo Villegas and Ernie Els all finished their victorious seasons ranked in the top-10 for strokes gained with approaches. Of the last ten winners, only Russell Henley finished the season inside the top-80 for strokes gained putting, which suggests the tournament is won from the tee not on the greens. PGA National should therefore provide the ideal test for Francesco Molinari, one of […]

Genesis Open – betting tips 52

The Genesis Open is a new name on tour but don’t be misled, it is still played at Riviera CC a stalwart of the circuit. The 90-year-old track is one of the best around and has stood the test of time. Twelve months ago big hitters came to the fore and yet again power is favoured over accuracy. That doesn’t mean you can spray the ball everywhere but the average driving distance rank of the last ten winners is 50th on tour, compared to 129th for driving accuracy. It’s been a while since Keegan Bradley last tasted victory, the 2012 WGC Bridgestone Invitational to be precise but this former major […]

Maybank Championship Malaysia – betting tips 46

After the Desert Swing the European Tour drops down a couple of rungs in quality for the Maybank Championship Malaysia but it makes for an interesting betting heat. Outsider Marcus Fraser prevailed at Royal Selangor and he’s a good starting point for our research. The Australian was accustomed to playing in Asia and also one of the straighter but shorter hitters on tour. In fact four of last year’s top-10 averaged under 276-yards off the tee. The tournament moves to Saujana GC but it should provide a similair test. Accurate tee-to-green merchants are the play this week and Benjamin Hebert falls into that category. This season he ranks 37th for driving […]