The Presidents Cup starts on Thursday in South Korea and although it has been the poor relation to the Ryder Cup in recent years, changes to the format should ensure a tighter contest. On paper the USA have the stronger team but don’t underestimate the influence Jason Day could have on the International side. Day and Spieth head the respective teams in the ‘leading points scorer’ markets but the value is beyond the obvious selections. Patrick Reed was the surprise package at Gleneagles twelve months ago and has been underestimated by the bookies again. Reed took 3.5 points out of a possible 4 on his Ryder Cup debut and his combative […]
The British Masters is re-born. It has a new sponsor, a new host but a familiar venue in Woburn. The players will be competing on the Marquess course and it is similar to many of the famous courses in the south-east of England. Like Wentworth, it weaves through a forest and although the fairways might be slightly wider than the Berkshire venue, players will need to be driving it well. That brings me to my first selection – Seve Benson. The 28-year-old is a member at Wentworth and grew up playing courses in the south-east of England that are similar to Woburn. His recent form has been patchy but he finished T19 […]
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As noted last week it is often worth looking around the various feeder tours, not just on the hunt for value but to garner information about up and coming players. This week the Challenge Tour visits Rome for the EMC Challenge Open, a tournament that usually has a high quality leaderboard. Edoardo Molinari won the tournament in 2009 but the likes of Nicolas Colsaerts, Lee Slattery, Pelle Edberg and Matthew Fitzpatrick have all finished in the top-10. The player I’m particularly keen on is Hugues Joannes. The 27-year-old finished T27 last year and arrives in good form again. Joannes has four top-30 finishes in his last six starts on the […]
The Web.com season reaches its climax with the Tour Championship at TPC Sawgrass, played on Dye’s Valley Course as opposed to the more famous Players Stadium Course. TPC Sawgrass has staged a Web.com Tour event for the past five seasons and the cream usually comes to the top. You can be either long or accurate off the tee but you have to be able to chip and putt. Jamie Lovemark can do all of the above and although he is favourite, he’s still a workable price. The 27-year-old has been in a rich vein of form all summer. Since the start of June he has only finished outside the top-26 once […]