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There is some more big golf betting heading your way this week, with the continuation of the FedExCup Play Offs on the PGA Tour. It is off to the TPC Boston over the Labor Day weekend for Deutsche Bank Championship golf betting in the United States and the field is down to 100 after last week’s thrilling Barclay’s which was won by Australian Adam Scott. Scott had been sat in the clubhouse with the lead for a long time as he saw the challenges from the likes of Justin Rose and Tiger Woods just fall short.

It is Woods and Scott who are leading the way in favouritism for the Deutsche Bank Championship golf betting this week, with defending champion Rory McIlroy trending quite well as well, even after such a difficult season for the Northern Ireland star. There is still a tremendously packed and quality field to look over here for value and never forget the value of top ten betting and especially in-play betting too.

2013 Deutsche Bank Golf Betting Odds at Coral
Tiger Woods 7/1, Adam Scott 10/1, Phil Mickelson 14/1, Rory McIlroy 14/1, Justin Rose 18/1, Henrik STenson 25/1, Jason Day 25/1, Webb Simpson 25/1, Dustin Johnson 28/1, Matt Kuchar 28/1

While the top 100 left in the FedExCup play offs are duking it out over in Boston, on the European Tour there is action from the Wales Open to have a look at. This is at the famous Celtic Manor Course, where some of Europe’s top contenders not involved in the FedExCup play offs, will be vying for the prize and keeping themselves in the hunt for the Race To Dubai.

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2013 Wales Open Golf Betting Odds at Coral
Bernd Wiesberger 18/1, Ross Fisher 20/1, Joost Luiten 20/1, Thorbjorn Olesen 22/1, Francesco Molinari 22/1

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August 28th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Golf PGA 2011 Tiger Woods

PGA Barclays Golf Betting Info
With all of the Majors done and dusted for the season, attention now quickly turns to the lucrative offering that is the FedExCup playoffs. This is the culmination of season long work for the players, with the top 125 of earners over the course of the year making it to the Barclays. This being the four event play off the numbers will gradually be trimmed down to the final thirty who make it to the Tour Championship. Twenty five players will drop after the Barclays, leading the top 100 moving on to the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Latest PGA Barclays Golf Betting Prices at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Tiger Woods 5/1, Adam Scott 16/1, Henrik Stenson 20/1, Rory McIlroy 20/1, Phil Mickelson 20/1, Dustin Johnson 25/1, Jason Day 33/1, Jason Dufner 33/1, Justin Rose 33/1, Matt Kuchar 33/1, Brandt Snedeker 33/1, Lee Westwood 40/1

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PGA Barclays Golf Betting Favourite
Such a competitive field here, punters will have similarly difficulties picking out a winner as much as they do in a Major. Tiger Woods does head up the offerings for this week’s action though and he is looking for his third FedExCup title. With five PGA Tour titles under his belt across 2013, he is still going to be many people’s backing to go all the way and get the job done. He will be making something of a happy return to Liberty National as well because he was runner up here back in 2009. Scoring so heavily this season that he just can’t be counted out to take the FedExCup in which he heads to playoffs leading. Pretty short odds on Woods to take the win at the Barclays, and the course should play easier than it has done in recent times after changes. Just has to be better value for Place Market bet at 11/10 with Paddy Power.

PGA Barclays Golf Betting Tips:
Nothing easy about making a call for an outright winner this week thanks to the quality of the field. The pressure really is on to perform and to keep racking up the points. Would look for players trending well at the moment and that would naturally lead you to Henrik Stenson who has been in majestic form. In his last four starts, Stenson has fired off top five finishes in each, two second places. He just has the game to perform again and really has his eye him, quite how he hasn’t won is a miracle. Driving accuracy is right up there and work with the irons in sticking it on the greens is pretty much second to none at the moment. Importantly, his scrambling stats should also mean that he goes well at the Barclays. You would wonder why he hasn’t be able to win, and there is fantastic 7/4 value in a Top 10 finish at Paddy Power for him.

It is probably worth thinking who had shown up well in the Majors this year, just to get an indication of where you may want to go with your golf betting here. You can never overlook Adam Scott when it comes to the big occasions like this. After winning the Masters this year, he also took a share of third at The Open. Pile on top of that a share of fifth at the PGA Championship recently and he has to be value as well. Just his all round game is brilliant and usually such a solid bet and contender when it comes to the business side of things. His fellow Australian countryman Jason Day also went well at the PGA Championship, where he took his sixth top ten of the season. Has missed the cut in his last 21 outings now and landed a top fifteen finish at the 2009 Barclays. Both do show up as value for your 2013 Barclays golf betting.

So many big names around here. Matt Kuchar has been one of the best on Tour all season, landing seven top tens which includes a couple of wins as well. Many people are thinking that his consistency is going to lead him to take the FedExCup title at the end of the play offs. Also shaping up well should be Webb Simpson who has been getting better and better as the season has worn on. Carded a brilliant 63 at Sedgefield last week, where he just missed out on a top ten finish. At the 2009 Barclays he took a share of eighth after leading at the halfway stage. Won’t be phased by the track here. The confidence with which Jason Dufner, the US PGA Championship winner is playing with at the moment, will mean that he has a lot of backing heading into this one. His win at Oak Hill followed straight on from a share of fourth at Firestone and he is just swinging beautifully at the moment. As long as his bubble didn’t burst in winning that first Major, great Top Ten value in him at 5/2 with Paddy Power.

Another couple of names which have been showing up well in Barclays golf betting are those of Dustin Johnson and Jim Furyk. Johnson has been going well lately, taking a share of eighth at Oak Hill just a couple of weeks ago. But the stronger option could be Furyk who took a runner up spot at the PGA Championship to Dufner and that came on the back of top tens at the Canadian Open and WGC Bridgestone. With a top fifteen at the Liberty National back in 2009, makes a good fit and value at 4/1 for a Top Ten Finish.


August 20th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Golf PGA 2011 Tiger Woods

Rochester, New York will be descended upon by the best golfers in the world from August 8th – 11th, and Tiger Woods, not too surprisingly is looking to be the man of the moment in 2013 USPGA Golf Betting. The antepost markets for the final Major of the year, has been pretty much dominated by that man Woods, given his stellar form this year. Woods has won the USPGA four times before in his illustrious career, but his last title at the Major came back in 2007. Still, with titles flowing his way on the PGA Tour during 2013, will he be able to put the icing on the cake and land another major? With two top ten finishes from the three previous 2013 Majors, he will have more than his fair share of backers.

Last season Woods managed a T11 at the PGA Championship, and he is still waiting to end his long Major-less streak since landing the US Open title back in 2008, which seems liked such a long time ago now. But he could be getting closer and carrying some good form through from the WGC Bridgestone International, he could take some stopping to keep off the top of the pile. 2013 US PGA Championship golf betting at online betting site Bet Victor has had Woods around the 4/1 mark as outright winner, and that has given him very short favouritism compared to the rest of the field.

2013 USPGA Championship Golf Betting Odds at Bet Victor
Tiger Woods 4/1, Phil Mickelson 12/1, Adam Scott 18/1, Justin Rose 20/1, Brandt Snedeker 25/1, Rory McIlroy 25/1, Lee Westwood 28/1, Hunter Mahan 33/1, Matt Kuchar 33/1, Dustin Johnson 33/1, Henrik Stenson 33/1, Luke Donald 33/1, Jason Day 40/1

McIlroy to make good of memories? 
We know the usual suspects who should be up there, and still trading as one of the main chasing pack is the out of form Rory McIlroy. He was in stunning form, unbeatable form this time last year and after a fifth place at the WGC Bridgestone in 2012, he powered his way to his second Major title of his career by running riot at the US PGA Championship, where he won by a country mile, taking an eight stroke victory over David Lynn. A tremendous weekend saw McIlroy motor to the title at Kiawah Island Resort. But his form has been lacking so badly, and even he referred to his golf as being ‘brain dead’. The 24 year old missed the cut at the 2013 Open Championship after struggling through the second round and just can’t seem to pull everything together. But can he get it together as a long shot at 25/1 in 2013 US PGA Championship golf betting?

Here come the Europeans 
The Europeans did well last year at the US PGA Championship, occupying seven of the top nine places in the field. Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Jamie Donaldson and Graeme McDowell all went well, and with Rose in Major winning form this year, taking the US Open, he could be worth looking at for odds of around 20/1. Graeme McDowell has produced some great golf this year, and is a name looking like some great European value in particular. Question will still be asked of Lee Westwood at around 28/1 and his mentality in getting that first career Major under his belt. Has produced some good, consistent golf as well this year, but the Major blows he keeps facing just brings forth hesitation over backing him. The same can be said of Luke Donald, but there are a couple of Europeans who could ride well in Rochester and are worth considering for Top Ten betting. That will be Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter. Stenson recorded two top ten finishes back to back at the PGA Championship in 2008 and 2008, but has missed the last two editions. However, after carding a second at The Open, and top twenty five finishes in the other two Majors this year, he is fantastic value. So too Poulter, who was many people’s dark horse for the Open where he fired in a T3. The Englishman took a T3 at the 2013 PGA Championship.

The rest of the Americans 
On the American front, 2005 Champion Phil Mickelson, who had that glorious closing at The Open Championship this year should be considered. Has had seven top ten finished at the US PGA Championship in career besides the victory. Hasn’t been back inside the top ten since 2008, but with a T2 at the US Open and then the victory at The Open, he’s in good shape. There could be some value on 2011 Champion Keegan Bradley too, who came out of the blocks firing at the WGC Bridgestone International at Firestone as a build up. Bradley won the event in his first attempt in 2011, and came close to defending his title with a T3 last year on the back of a win at the Bridgestone. Just looking as if he could be on top of his game again here this time of year. Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker and Matt Kuchar are all worth considering as well for the 2013 USPGA Championship. Dark horse from the Americans could be Harris English, who has been going well since June. He picked up a win and two top fifteen finishes in his last five starts prior to the Bridgestone, and with a strong star at Firestone too, could be in the top ten or top twenty mix.

The market for 2013 USPGA Championship golf betting really runs deep, with the likes of Jason Day, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Bubba Watson, Ernie Els, Jason Dufner and more not even getting a mention. Consider covering yourself with Top Ten betting on this one, and also look for extra places on your each way betting where you can find it.


August 3rd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Tiger Woods (USA)

PGA Bridgestone International Betting Info 
Well, this is one of the famous tournaments which has just been dominated for most of its current history by Tiger Woods. The American has won seven of the last 13 editions held at Firestone, and he has won more here than he has done so at any other course around the world. This is the longest par 70 course on the PGA Tour at around 7,400 yards and you will see a lot of aggression off the tee here, as long as it all stays dry. Will Woods make another title run at Firestone?

Latest PGA Bridgestone International Betting Prices at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Tiger Woods 9/2, Phil Mickelson 14/1, Adam Scott 16/1, Brandt Snedeker 22/1, Matt Kuchar 22/1, Justin Rose 22/1, Dustin Johnson 25/1, Lee Westwood 25/1, Rory McIlroy 28/1, Steve Stricker 30/1, Jason Day 30/1

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PGA Bridgestone International Betting Favourite 
It is Woods who tops the billing here, by quite some distance and it’s easy to see why. Not only has he had those seven wins at Firestone before, this term alone on the PGA Tour he has carded four wins. He hasn’t been out since Muirfield for the Open Championship where he took a top ten finish, and his scoring and all-around ranking should get him close again. Six top tens on the season from ten events and no missed cuts. Has been in pretty ominous form and clearly his game fits the Firestone course. He has converted birdie chances well this season, and has been brilliant on par 5s. While it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him walk to the title again here, there may be better value at Evens in the Place Market for him.

PGA Bridgestone International Betting Tips 
Such a strong field here there are options galore. After winning The Masters this year, and following up with a T3 at The Open championship, Adam Scott usually shows up in the big tournaments. He also has a bit of history to look at here as well, having carded three top ten finishes at Firestone before. Fantastic with the driving at the moment and he’ll usually find a way to stick it on the green in regulation as well. Could get up a head of steam after Muirfield, but struggled here last year. Therefore worth coverage at 5/4 with Paddy Power in the Top Ten Finish market.

Given the depth of the field here, a Top Ten Finish bet is probably the best way to go here. It covers positive value in big names such as Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker. Phil Mickelson is probably going to attract a lot of backing after his tremendous win at Muirfield for the Open Champsionship. The links was never his style, but he delivered a win there, and there has been a similar story at Firestone for him, the American never really clicking with the course. However, he has posted four top tens here before in his career, and he is in fantastic form with four top three finishes in his last six outings this season.

Brandt Snedeker is looking more and more likely to land another title soon. Was back to his best at the Canadian Open last week, where he strolled away to a three stroke victory. That was his eighth top ten of the season, his scoring on Par 4s really should mean that he’s in contention here this week. Had a horrible final round here last season and wasn’t in the running. Expect better from him though, and at 9/5 for a Top Ten Finish, he and Mickelson, who is at 6/5 for a Top Ten Finish look as if they will be solid bets. 

Big European guns like Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Lee Westwood are in the mix, and all could make a case for themselves. McIlroy has top tens in each of his last three appearances at the tournament, Rose finished with a T5 here last year, and in his last five starts at Firestone, Westwood has recorded three top tens (including a runner up spot in 2008). The latter two have shown great consistency all year and probably worth considering for a top ten market.

One of the best outside shots this week could be Australian Jason Day. He has yet to record a win this season, but is right up there in 10th in the FedExCup points standings. He has posted three top three finishes this season and did take a share of 4th here a couple of years ago. Dry conditions will see him bomb things off the tee. Tempting 11/4 shot for a Top Ten Finish at online bookmaker Paddy Power.

July 30th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting


It hasn’t happened for a long time, but hopes of an English winner at The Open are high this year again, as expectant crowds will descend on Muirfield to watch the likes of recent US Open winner Justin Rose, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood shoot for glory.

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2013 Open Championship Golf Betting Odds at Ladbrokes
Tiger Woods 7/1, Rory McIlroy 16/1, Justin Rose 20/1, Adam Scott 20/1, Lee Westwood 20/1, Luke Donald 20/1, Graeme McDowell 25/1, Ernie Els 25/1, Phil Mickelson 25/1, Sergio Garcia 28/1, Jason Day 33/1

Nick Faldo was the last Englishman to win The Open, all the way back in 1992, so it has been a long wait. The strongest charges in the field in terms of English players are Justin Rose and Lee Westwood. Justin Rose has produced some tremendously consistent golf all year and had his crowning moment when he took his maiden Major title at the US Open. Rose has carded top five finishes in half of his outings this season and followed up his good form at the US Open with a T13 at the Travelers, with three solid rounds of golf. There was no sign of the bubble bursting, importantly. Rose missed the cut at last year’s Open Championship.

Lee Westwood of course is still waiting to get his hands on a Major and like Rose has been in pretty good shape this season. He has posted five top five finishes as well and in his build up to the US Open he posted four top tens in a row. Consistency is there without question, but that monkey on his back of not being able to make the Major breakthrough has to have a mental effect on his game. A T45 and a missed cut in his last two Open Championships doesn’t instil a lot of confidence, and missed the cut back in the last edition at Muirfield in 2002.

2013 Open Championship Place Market Finish Betting Odds at Ladbrokes
Tiger Woods 6/4, Rory McIlroy 3/1, Justin Rose 15/1, Adam Scott 4/1, Graeme McDowell 3/1, Luke Donald 9/2, Ernie Els 5/1, Lee Westwood 5/1, Phil Mickelson 5/1, Sergio Garcia 6/1, Jason Day 6/1

There will naturally be a flurry of 2013 Open golf bets going on Tiger Woods. The American had a frustrating time of things at the US Open, and while another Major just looks to be eluding him, you can’t argue with his form this season. Four wins on the season from nine starts is pretty phenomenal. Has only posted a T65 and then the T32 at the US Open in his last two outings, so needs to raise his game again. He is a three time winner of The Open, the last title coming in 2006. Woods carded a T3 at least year’s edition and a T28 at the 2002 Open at Muirfield.

There are some names which will also be popular draws for at least a Place Finish or a Top Ten Market finish. Adam Scott is always a threat in Majors, so too fellow Australian Jason Day. Both should represent good value as they always seem to step up to the mark. Graeme McDowell continued his fantastic form this season with a title at the RBC Heritage. McDowell has been fantastic this season and will be looking to make up big time after his first round nightmare at the US Open. He really should be a good fit for your 2013 Open Championship golf betting.

The experience of Phil Mickelson should come into things as well, along with Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia. However, back in 2002 Ernie Els landed The Open title at Muirfield. He is also the defending champion after his victory at Royal Lytham and St Annes last year. The South African also recently posted a win at the BMW International. That followed a T6 at the BMW PGA Championship, and a T4 at the US Open Championship. Riding some pretty hot form at the moment and The Big Easy should be in the mix.

July 11th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Lee Westwood (UK)

There is European PGA action at the Scottish Open in Inverness this week and the John Deere Classic takes place in the States but both tournaments are only a pre-cursor to next week’s Open Championship.

Muirfield will stage the season’s third Major this year and the continued good weather has raised hopes that the links course may play a little easier than usual. I, for one, wouldn’t bet against the wind blowing again by the time the first group tee-off, however, and the course is one of the less forgiving if you stray into the rough. It’s also longer this year than in past Opens at 7,192 yards.

There will be 17 former winners in action, including 63-year-old Tom Watson, who almost turned back the clock at Turnberry in 2009 though is combining his participation this year with a fact-finding mission ahead of next year’s Ryder Cup, in which he’ll captain the US team. There are three par-fives at Muirfield, including the massive 575-yard 17th which has four deep bunkers stretched across its breadth just behind a dog-leg left. It can turn a good round into a disaster and there’ll be a few hard-luck stories generated next week.

It’s no surprise that Tiger Woods is the bookies’ choice as favourite (9/1 with BetVictor) but, once again, there is absolutely no value in backing the world number one. Tiger hasn’t picked up a club in anger since his US Open challenge was hampered by an elbow injury three weeks ago so what kind of form he’ll be in is anybody’s guess. Having successfully tipped Adam Scott to win the Masters and Justin Rose to win the US Open, I’m keen to keep the pair on my side at Muirfield. Scott is 22/1 with Boylesports and Rose a general 20/1 but, in a year in which Murray has won a Wimbledon, I’ll stay with sentiment and put forward LEE WESTWOOD.

There’ s little need to repeat the fact that the 40-year-old has never won a Major but, for once, he’ll be playing under little pressure at Muirfield and that may just be the factor that helps him creep over the line this time. Westwood hasn’t won a tournament this year but hasn’t been playing badly. He’s had a bit of break since finishing 15th at the US Open and has been practicing on links courses. At 28/1 on betfair, the Worksop veteran is a general 25/1 for each-way backers (a quarter the odds for seven places at Paddy Power) and would be a hugely popular winner.

Martin Laird looks the best bet for a ‘home’ win at betfair’s 151/1 while England’s Paul Casey (66/1 on betfair) and Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell (28/1 with Coral) arrive in good form having won the Irish Open and Open de France respectively in recent weeks. Along with Woods, Phil Mickelson (a general 28/1), Jason Day (a general 33/1) and Brandt Snedeker (40/1 in most places) head the American challenge while South Africa have high hopes of another success in the Open with defending champion Ernie Els (28/1 with Coral), Charles Schwartzel (a general 40/1) and Louis Oosthuizen (available at 50/1). Rory McIlroy (25/1 with BetVictor and Coral) and Luke Donald (28/1 with Paddy Power) are sure to add to the interest but, as at the US Open, don’t expect low scores to dominate.


July 9th, 2013 / paul - Category: Sports Betting

Justin Rose

Travelers Championship Betting Info
The action may be a little more sedate this week after the storms that were brewed up at Merion for the US Open last week. Still, the newly crowned champion Justin Rose is straight back in action this week in among a clutch of top names hoping to take the title. This is one of the easier par 70 courses on the PGA Tour and there should be plenty of scoring chances of offer, in stark contrast to what went on last week. Big greens and comfortably sized fairways should all be attacked and it could come down to the battle of the who has the hottest putter.

Latest Travelers Championship Betting Prices at online bookmaker Stan James
Justin Rose 14/1, Hunter Mahan 16/1, Lee Westwood 18/1, Jason Dufner 20/1, Bubba Watson 20/1, Webb Simpson 25/1, Rickie Fowler 28/1, John Rollins 33/1, Keegan Bradley 33/1

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Travelers Championship Betting Favourite
By courtesy of his win at Merion last week, England’s Justin Rose, following his maiden Major win, heads up the field. That was the biggest moment of his career, so how will he follow up on that this week? It sounds a pretty tough ask for a player to come straight off the back of a Major title and follow it up with a win. But Rose has been so consistently strong all season, and has three top ten finishes at TPC River Highlands as well, that he may well be back near the top of the pile. There may be a little drop in performance, as expected after the highs of last week and running around the media circus, so could be worth backing a top ten bet for a price of 11/10 with Stan James as opposed to outright winner.

Other Contenders
If there is one name which is going to be hard not to overlook this week, it is going to be that of Hunter Mahan. He is the all time money leader at the Travelers Championship, and not too surprisingly in amongst all that he is a previous winner. Along with his victory he has recorded two T2s as well as a T4 from his eight cuts made in eleven attempts at the tournament. He is also carrying form as well after taking a share of fourth place at the US Open on the weekend. Hasn’t taken a title this year, but really should go close at TPC River Highlands.

John Rollins should be high up the priority of golf betting options this week as he could be a good top ten fit. He makes good value. He has been in contention in the last two Travelers Championship, landing two top five finishes in the last two starts. Rollins has averaged just over 66 strokes per round over the last two years here as well. Has had a couple of serious title challenges this year as well, the most notable being a share of fourth at Colonial. Clear affinity with the course and therefore worth backing for top ten.

Lee Westwood is back in action after a somewhat disappointing US Open challenge. He took a share of fifteenth and that kept a streak of six top 15’s in the last seven starts across the world. Driving very well, scrambling very well and the clear area of his game which needs some improvement is in his putting. He is creating chances well enough for himself and just not converting. This is is his second appearance at the Travelers (the last all the way back in 2005).

No reason why the colourful Rickie Fowler shouldn’t be in the mix of things here really after taking a share of 10th at Merion. He carded a top ten finish in 2010 which was his last appearance that the Travelers Championship. Fowler has been in pretty solid form this season and just capable of pulling out a great round which puts him in contention overall.

Bubba Watson has a special affinity with TPC River Highlands as this was the scene of his first ever win on the PGA Tour. That was one of four top fifteens which he has recorded at the tournament and he went close to a second title when he recorded a second place finish last term. His average scoring is just under 67 going over his last five rounds at the course. Hard to argue with his course record and should be back in contention.

Best Outside Bet
There should be a temptation in backing Charley Hoffman who had to settle for a share of second last year at the Travelers. Could well have won but just bottled it at the very end. Still, he has landed four top ten finishes this year on the PGA Tour and given his run last year and how comfortable he found TPC River Highlands, he could be back for more at value of 4/1 for a Top Ten Finish with online bookmaker Stan James.


June 18th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Golf PGA 2011 Tiger Woods

2013 US Open PGA Golf Betting Info
There is clear division between Tiger Woods and the rest of the field at Merion for US PGA golf betting this year. He will be taking most of the attention this week as he heads the field for this year’s edition as he goes for his fourth US Open title. With wins in 2000, 2002 and 2008 and with the kind of form that he has shown this season, he is the clear front runner. But the tests will be tough here, with long par three’s, but all in all the full distance coming in under 7,000, the first time that that has been the case in a major since the 2004 US Open. The course has hosted the event four times before and each occasion the winning score has improved.

Latest 2013 US Open PGA Golf Betting Prices at online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Tiger Woods 11/2, Rory McIlroy 22/1, Matt Kuchar 22/1, Adam Scott 22/1, Phil Mickelson 22/1, Graeme McDowell 25/1, Justin Rose 28/1, Lee Westwood 30/1, Brandt Snedeker 30/1, Charl Schwartzel 33/1, Luke Donald 35/1, Sergio Garcia 40/1, Jim Furyk 40/1, Jason Day 45/1, Steve Stricker 45/1

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2013 US Open PGA Golf Betting Favourite
Tiger Woods all the way as outright favourite for US PGA Golf betting this time around. The world is waiting to see if the American can get another Major title. Hard to read into too much form of course because of the US Open moving courses, but he undeniably has history. Woods last won the US Open back at Torrey Pines in 2008, and since then he has landed two top ten finishes in three starts. Last year he carded a T21 at the Olympic Club and is expected to go much better. Woods has already got his hands on four titles this year on the PGA and has been in tremendous form. His last outing was a disappointing effort at the Memorial, when he carded his worst ever round in professional golf, a 79 in the third and ended up with share of 65th. Five top tens from eight starts this year, wins in half of those starts. Hard to argue against his favouritsm at odds of 11/2 with online bookmaker Ladbrokes.

Other Contenders
Where to start with the rest of the contenders? 2011 US Open Champion Rory McIlroy is still causing some concern for bookies, who have placed him in as joint second favourite. Hasn’t won the PGA this term and has shown some pretty inconsistent form. He has carded two top ten finishes in his last three starts, three in his last five. His last outing was a low finish at the Memorial as well, not great preparation. If he gets up his head of steam, he can destroy the field and how great it would be to see him battling it out with Woods at the top of the leaderboard. Everyone wants to see that, but while there are question marks about his form, he may be worth looking at a place market only. At least he is paired with Woods for the first two rounds.

Masters winner Adam Scott is probably one of the field, but a genuine contender, who will fly under the radar again. He has shown tremendous composure in the Majors. The Australian hasn’t finished outside of the top twenty in the last six majors now, firmly establishing himself as a big gun in the field. Quiet, composed but has yet to land a top ten finish at the US Open. He put his best ever performance with a T15 in the tournament last year. Has all the tools to go far better and should be a decent place market option and could offer some tremendous value.

2013 US Open Golf Betting Place Market at Ladbrokes
Tiger Woods 11/10, Adam Scott 4/1, Matt Kuchar 4/1, Rory McIlroy 4/1, Phil Mickelson 4/1, Graeme McDowell 5/1, Justin Rose 5/1, Lee Westwood 5/1, Charl Schwartzel 7/1, Brandt Snedeker 7/1, Luke Donald 7/1, Sergio Garcia 7/1

Hard to make a case for Matt Kuchar not being a solid contender this week at Merion. The American is in with probably his best shot at a Major here. His best ever finish at the US Open was a T6 in the 2010 edition. Kuchar has two titles under his belt this season, showing great versatility with a win at the WGC Accenture Match Play and then taking the crown at the Memorial in his last outing. That followed up a second place at the Crowne Plaza Invitational and is just running hot at the moment and probably worth riding.

Graeme McDowell has been taking a lot of backing in the build up for the 2013 US Open. McDowell, who took that famous win at pebble Beach in 2010, rallied well last year at the Olympic Club, but couldn’t close in enough, finishing a shot back of winner Webb Simpson. Still, McDowell has been in tremendous form this season, and even with a couple of recent missed cuts, is still worth a look. He took a win at the RBC Heritage at the end of April, that came sandwiched inbetween missed cuts a the Masters and the Players. Has posted four top tens from eight PGA Tour starts this season, including two top threes. Has his all round game going well and could show up.

2013 US Open Golf Betting Top Ten Finish Odds at Ladbrokes
Tiger Woods 2/5, Matt Kuchar 13/8, Adam Scott 13/8, Phil Mickelson 13/8, Rory McIlroy 13/8, Graeme McDowell 2/1, Justin Rose 2/1, Lee Westwood 2/1, Brandt Snedeker 11/4, Charl Schwartzel 11/4

There is a long list of usual suspects as well, from the European challenges of Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. But there are a couple of Americans worth looking at for value. The first, Brandt Snedeker, who has posted top ten finishes in half of his twelve starts this term, including a victory at Pebble Beach. Has missed the cut at the Memorial and FedEx St Jude Classic in his last two starts though, after some injury problems. Good enough to challenge for a top ten if his confidence is alright.

But big Phil Mickelson could be tremendous value. He looks to be trending towards a win. He has taken two top three finishes in this last three starts, including a T2 last week at the FedEx St Jude. Granted the course at TPC Southwind is no real preparation for the challenges of Merion, but Mickelson has his short game working beautifully. The US Open is a major that is missing from his list of achievements. Could be lining up a very good shot here.

June 10th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Golf PGA 2011 Tiger Woods

PGA Memorial Tournament Golf Betting Info
The players contesting at Muirfield this week will be getting their drivers out and having a field day. This isn’t a course where the fairways are hard to hit, so it will be the work with the irons that will make all the difference in this one. Fortunately that is the feature of this course, the greens are hard to hit, one of the top ten courses on the PGA Tour last year for sticking it on the putting surface. Tough greens don’t help either here. Should be some great golf betting on the way.

Latest PGA Memorial Tournament Golf Betting Prices at online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Tiger Woods 9/4, Rory McIlroy 16/1, Adam Scott 20/1, Matt Kuchar 20/1, Justin Rose 20/1, Lee Westwood 25/1, Luke Donald 30/1, Brandt Snedeker 33/1, Charl Schwartzel 33/1

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PGA Memorial Tournament Golf Betting Favourite
It is Tiger Woods who is leading the way strongly for a win here, in at a low value 9/4 with online bookmaker Ladbrokes for Memorial Golf Betting. He is the defending champion at the event and he has nailed five wins in total in his last thirteen starts at the event. Dominant. Woods knows his way around this course like the back of his hand and he has the short game to power his way to victory again. Only five of his thirteen starts at the event has seen him finish outside of the top five. He is bang in form at the moment, winning on his last appearance this year, at the The Players, where he got Sergio Garcia all riled up. That was his fourth title of the year already and with him being top of the Tour in strokes gained-putting, the stats at least are suggesting that it could be all one way traffic in Ohio this week.

Other Contenders
American Matt Kuchar delivered a quality performance last week at Colonial and he was tournament leader at the close of the second and third rounds. He just couldn’t quite close out the deal though. He is having a very consistent season this year and he has produced four consecutive top ten finishes at Muirfield Village. His second place finish at Colonial last week was a return to top form for him, his fifth top ten in 13 event shits season, and has that win under his belt at the WGC Accenture Match Play. Solid enough to get around and put himself in the top ten mix.

Australian Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters Champion has been having a very select season, picking and choosing his events wisely to pace himself. His scoring is not to be faulted this year and he booked a top twenty finish in his last outing at The Players. Has taken three top ten finishes in his six starts this year and is on top of his game at the moment. No reason really why he shouldn’t go well and even push for a place finish. He has recorded himself two top fives as the course before.

England’s Justin Rose has a track record here which may serve him well. He won the event back in 2010 and he is fourth in all-time earnings at Muirfield Village. Has a great all round game going at the moment and can be pretty secure and reliable in his approach work to the greens. Has the scrambling game to recover better than most, should he end up getting a little wayward. Makes a good value fit for a top ten finish this week.

PGA Memorial Top Ten Finish Betting Odds at online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Tiger Woods 1/6, Rory McIlroy 11/8,, Adam Scott 13/8, Matt Kuchar 13/8, Lee Westwood 2/1, Justin Rose 2/1, Brandt Snedeker 2/1, Luke Donald 2/1, Charl Schwartzel 11/4, Keegan Bradley 11/4

There could be long value in Brandt Snedeker this week. He has actually improved his short game which is making him even more dangerous. There is no question about his power on the greens, one of the best in the game at the moment. Part of the reason why he is long odds this week is because has never made the cut at Muirfield Village before in five previous attempts. But is one of the best in sticking it on the green and taking chances with the putter. Tremendous top ten value this week.

Charl Schwartzel could also offer some larger value this week because he has steadily been improving his results at Muirfield Village over the course of his five starts there. He just missed the cut at Colonial last week which is a rarity for the South African and solid enough with the irons and the putters to make an impact. Lee Westwood was going well at Wentworth last week before finishing weakly. Prior to that he had landed five top tens in a row so in good form. It is almost a decade since he played here though.

Great field an options, including further depth like Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel, Ernie Els and Luke Donald. Quality field, but none of them have been able to touch the supremacy that Tiger Woods has had in the PGA Memorial Golf Betting.

May 28th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Golf Luke Donald

BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Info
The European Tour heads to England this week and the famous West Course at Wentworth. A star studded field is in attendance for this one, including double winner Luke Donald who is back to defend his title. But with such a talented field behind him, it will need another majestic performance from him. Huge amount of profit around this week because of the major players in the field. Who will rise to the top?

Latest BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Prices at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Luke Donald 8/1, Rory McIlroy 11/1, Lee Westwood 11/1, Justin Rose 12/1, Sergio Garcia 16/1, Graeme McDowell 18/1, Martin Kaymer 33/1, Francesco Molinari 40/1, Branden Grace 40/1, Ian Poulter 40/1, Ernie Els 40/1

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BMW PGA Championship Golf Betting Favourite
Thanks to his previous efforts over the last two years at the course, Luke Donald goes as hot favourite here. In 2011 he beat Lee Westwood in a play off to capture the title, and last year he simply strolled to a title defence, winning by four strokes. He is just such a good fit and knows the course like the back of his hand having grown up around there. He was majestic here last season. He hasn’t quite been firing on all cylinders yet this season and only managed a share of seventeenth at the Volvo World Match Play last week. Hasn’t touched a title this year but has landed two top five finishes on the PGA Tour. Given his experiences here he is a solid option at 8/1 with online bookmaker Paddy Power.

Other Contenders
Lee Westwood is just trending to win. He has been superb this season and has fired in four top ten finishes in his last four starts on the PGA. That includes T8’s at the Masters and the Players. He also finished as runner up at the 2011 BMW PGA Championship and has put in two top ten finishes in his last three attempts at the tournament. So not a bad return for him and because of the great field in attendance in Surrey this week, there is value in Westwood. Would certainly weigh up a place market option on him for a price of 5/2 at online bookmaker Paddy Power.

Another one who could well be pushing for the title is England’s Justin Rose. Like Westwood, Rose has had two top ten finishes in his last three starts at the BMW PGA Championship. Although he has gone about his quietly this season, he has gone about it efficiently without a doubt. Rose has been one of the steadiest performers on the Tour this season. His missed cut at the Players snapped a long streak of making it to the weekend of tournaments. He has produced some solid golf this season and his all round game and shot selection has been fantastic. Bit of course history as well, makes him a solid top ten shot.

There are a couple of other top players coming into this one on the back of some form. Notably Spain’s Sergio Garcia and Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell. Garcia almost got his hands on the Players, but bottled it by taking too big of a risk when trying to close out in a blaze of glory against Tiger Woods. Still, he looks happy enough to be back at a European Tour event. As for McDowell, he captured the Volvo World Match Play last week and continued his fine form this season. He has recorded four top tens in eight starts on the PGA this season, winning at the RBC Heritage before his match play skills earned another win on the weekend. He has been superb wherever he has gone this season, never been a threat at Wentworth, but definitely in form.

Rory McIlroy is still looking for his top gear but there has been signs that he isn’t too far away. He has landed consecutive top ten finishes on the PGA Tour now, at the Wells Fargo and The Players. He bombed horribly last year at the BMW PGA Championship, missing the cut after a 79 in the second round. His best finish at the event was a fifth place back in 2009. So no history to bank on but if he is trending upwards, slowly but surely, he could be value for a top ten finish this week.

Best Outside Bet
Would watch for Anders Hansen this week. He has been one of the best ball strikers across the world this year and the Dane could make a great outside shot this week. He has produced some cracking rounds of golf this year with a couple of top tens on the European Tour where his game fits better. He has won a rendition of the event twice as well (back when it was the Volvo PGA and then against as the BMW PGA back in 2007. Trends a good year then a not so good one at the event over the last four attempts. Due for a good run and at 6/1 for a top ten finish with online bookmaker Paddy Power, great value too.


May 21st, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

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