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May 21st, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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.
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 8th, 2013 / paul - Category:
It’s the unofficial fifth Major and the Players’ Championhip at the TPC Sawgrass has attracted a suitably classy line-up headed by Tiger Woods and Adam Scott, who did us a huge favour in last month’s US Masters at Augusta.
Tiger is top of the tree again and a best 81/10 market leader with bwin but you aren’t going to get much in the way of value backing him in the big tournaments between now and the end of the year so we’ll look elsewhere. It will be interesting to see how Scott copes with the media attention in his first competition as a Major winner. He’s won nine times on the US PGA Tour but should have probably won more given his ability. The Aussie, winner of this in 2004, is 20/1 on Betfair, where you can also back Rory McIlroy at similar odds. The Irishman heads the UK challenge along with Luke Donald, 21/1 on Betfair, and Lee Westwood (31/1 on Betfair). The latter pair haven’t, of course, won a Major but the Players’ Championship is not an official member of the elite group of tournaments, though is the most lucrative on the US PGA Tour. Donald finished sixth last year, only four shots off winner Matt Kuchar (a general 33/1 this year). Scotland’s Martin Laird tied for second with three others having led after the first round and could be interesting at 150/1 (William Hill) but I really want to be on David Toms at the general 100/1.
Most layers are doing the decent thing and offering a quarter the odds for six places and Toms looks a cracking each-way bet. He’s managed a top 10 finish in the Players’ Championship in three of the last four years, only losing out to KJ Choi in 2011 on the first extra hole after tying for the lead after 72 holes.
Sawgrass is a relatively short course and it’s usually the par-fours which sort out the men from the boys, though the par-three 17th is one of the most famous holes in world golf and one capable of turning a good round into a disaster. Toms’ record on the par-fours in the Masters was as good as anyone and his ability to save par if the forecast rain arrives in Jacksonville make him a very decent bet, though the general 40/1 about Nick Watney also makes some appeal in a tournament the Americans could be poised to dominate again.
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May 7th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The PLAYERS Championship Golf Betting Info
The action at Sawgrass is likely to be highly unpredictable. There really hasn’t been any facet of the game which has helped a certain type of golfer dominate the event. So betting for the Players is wide open at that represents a lot of value. Big drivers don’t have an advantage over shorter drivers, and as long as tee shots are kept straight and the putter is working well, there is a feast of birdies to be had at TPC Sawgrass.
Latest The PLAYERS Championship Golf Betting Prices at online bookmaker Bet Victor
Tiger Woods 7/1, Adam Scott 16/1, Rory McIlroy 16/1, Luke Donald 20/1, Lee Westwood 20/1, Justin Rose 25/1, Phil Mickelson 25/1, Matt Kuchar 28/1, Sergio Garcia 30/1
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The PLAYERS Championship Golf Betting Favourite
Tiger Woods goes as favourite for your golf betting this week. He last won the event back in 2001 and hasn’t been stellar at TPC Sawgrass. Just once since his win did he post a top ten finish (which was back in 2009). What could carry him close this year again is his form with the putter. Picking up birdies off any chances that present themselves is crucial. Woods leads the PGA Tour in strokes gained-putting. He has of course landed three titles this season as well. Not the strongest fit for the course, but with the form that he has shown this season, he should be up in the top ten somewhere surely.
An talented field out again and Lee Westwood may be worth a look at for betting options this week. He has been pretty consistent all season and he has been trending upwards towards a win. He took a share of fourth at the Wells Fargo on the weekend and that came after a tenth and an eighth in this two tournaments before that. He has his all round game going well and could be up there in the mix, certainly his upward swing suggest that. He has recorded three top six finishes in ten prior cracks at TPC Sawgrass and his driving has been going well enough to score very well this week.
A lot of people will be fancying Jim Furyk’s game in this one, which looks like a natural fit for things. He doesn’t miss a lot of fairways, and is ranking fifth on this season’s Tour in fairways hit. That is a massive factor to count in for the action at TPC Sawgrass. Hit the fairways, sink the birdies. Solid enough form at TPC Sawgrass, only missing two cuts in sixteen attempts before. He has recorded two top ten finishes on the PGA Tour in his last five starts as well. Solid, consistent, everything you are looking for in a player this week.
Luke Donald has a pretty strong record at TPC Sawgrass as well, but just hasn’t been able to get his hands on the title at all. He has nailed three top six finishes in his last eight appearances at the course and that is a better record than most of the other top competitors. Can he break his duck though? He has the short game to set himself up with plenty of birdie chances and his shorter driving isn’t going to put him at a disadvantage, as long as he nails the fairways. His last outing saw him claim a share of third at the RBC Heritage a couple of weeks ago, so should be fresh and up for this one.
One name who could well sneak into the mix, under the radar and at value is Sweden’s Henrik Stenson. He had an anomaly last week when he missed the cut at the Wells Fargo, but prior to that he landed three top twenty finishes including a T18 at the Masters, and the other two were actually top tens. So has been in good form all round so far, and and has made five cuts in seven starts at Sawgrass. Each of those five outings have led to a top twenty five finish. He has a superb driving game and leads the PGA Tour for both driving and greens in regulation. That is why he could be a great fit this week this week.
There is such a packed field in this one, Phil Mickelson landed a solid third at the Wells Fargo last weekend, Justin Rose is second on the PGA Tour for driving and sixth for greens in regulation. Has a pretty immense all round game and could go close. Sergio Garcia, Brandt Snedeker, Rory McIlroy, Masters winner Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel could all make their cases for being backed in the Top Ten Finish market. Superb field, superb betting depth.
Best Outside Bet
Lucas Glover is a pretty straight driver and that will give a slight edge here. Total outside shot, but he has the straight game to create enough chances for himself. Landed two top tens this season, both T4s at the Honda Classic and the Zurich Classic. Started well at the Wells Fargo last week too but fell away in the bad weather. Glover is 4/1 at online bookmaker Bet Victor and therefore great value for a top twenty finish.
April 30th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Wells Fargo Championship Golf Betting Info
Some big guns are out in the field for PGA action this week, quite a few of them in fact. So there are some big favourites to be backing in the field. Rory McIlroy will again attempt to get his season back on track, but Quail Hollow is well populated with a strong chasing pack. Big spotlights on The Green Mile, the last three holes of the course and there have been some changes from last season. Some accurate driving off the tee would go a long way at this course.
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Wells Fargo Championship Golf Betting Favourite
Rory McIlroy goes as favourite this week and he is the course record holder, with a round of 62. This was the site of his first ever PGA Tour title, back in 2010 and he went close to his second Wells Fargo title last year when he lost in a play off. In between that, he bombed and missed the cut in 2011. He hasn’t been seen in competitive action since the Masters, so will he come out fresh and ready, or still lacking that sharpness? It’s not really been a season to remember so far for McIlroy, can he make it count here? McIlroy is 8/1 favourite at online bookmaker Bet Victor in Wells Fargo Championship golf betting.
Bill Haas may take some backing this week as he is producing some solid enough golf at the moment. He leads the PGA Tour this season with five top ten finishes, and on top of that, is inside the top ten for greens in regulation. He has his all round game going well, the scrambling is pretty much top notch at the moment, and on top of that, he has two top finishes at Quail Hollow as well. A very good fit, maybe a lock for a top ten finish.
Many people look at Bubba Watson and see only a big hitter. He does drive massive distances off the tee, but also has some great ball manipulation as well. The course management needs perhaps more control than distance at Quail Hollow, still, Bubba is not all about driving. He is sixth in greens hit on the PGA this term and is the leader for scoring on par 4’s. His best finish at Quail Hollow was a share of second place back in 2009 so he can deliver here.
Lee Westwood may be a temper for punters this week in PGA Golf betting. He took a share of fifth at Quail Hollow last year and his stats stack up for him to have a good charge again this term. He took a top ten finish at the Masters in his last start, leaving him with consecutive top ten finishes in his last two starts. His scrambling game, which is going to come into play, is superb at the moment and consistent enough to challenge inside the top ten.
Phil Mickelson has a good enough track record at the event as well to attract a lot of interest. He has never missed the cut at the event, which speaks volumes and has produced six top ten finishes in nine starts at the tournament. Four of those have been top fives as well. The iron work is there in his game, could work with a little improvement on his putting, and iron out a few creases in his driving. Otherwise, is such a proven performer at Quail Hollow that he could be up there again.
Best Outside Bet
DA Points is looking off value considering what he has posted lately. He has made the cut in each of his last four starts, producing a second in New Orleans and a victory in Houston. Can’t ask for much better form than that, oh, and he was a loser in the play offs here last term as well. Big value at 40/1 with online bookmaker Bet Victor.
Latest Wells Fargo Championship Golf Betting Prices at online bookmaker Bet Victor
Rory McIlroy 8/1, Lee Westwood 16/1, Webb Simpson 18/1, Phil Mickelson 18/1, Rickie Fowler 22/1, Bubba Watson 25/1, Sergio Garcia 25/1, Nick Watney 28/1, Bill Haas 28/1, DA Points 40/1, Hunter Mahan 40/1, Henrik Stenson 40/1, Ian Poulter 40/1
April 7th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
2013 US Masters Betting Info
Despite former World Number One Rory McIlroy playing himself back into a bit form at the Valero Texas Open, Tiger Woods remains the strong outright favourite to go on and claim what would be his fifth Masters title. Woods in shaping up well to make a strong challenge, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of the field should be automatically counted out at Augusta this term. A field which runs deep and offers tremendous value.
Latest 2013 US Masters Betting Prices at online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Tiger Woods 7/2, Rory McIlroy 10/1, Phil Mickelson 10/1, Justin Rose 20/1, Charl Schwartzel 25/1, Lee Westwood 25/1, Adam Scott 25/1, Louis Oosthuizen 25/1, Keegan Bradley 25/1, Luke Donald 25/1, Dustin Johnson 25/1, Brandt Snedeker 25/1, Matt Kuchar 33/1, Bubba Watson 33/1, Sergio Garcia 33/1
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2013 US Masters Betting Favourite
Tiger Woods is favourite all the way and it is hard to argue with his form. He last got his hands on the US Masters title back in 2005, adding to his triumphs in 1997, 2001 and 2002. It was in his first win that he set the tournament record of 18-under par which still stands up today. Woods has posted three wins on the PGA Tour this season, the WGC Cadillac, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Farmers Insurance. Can’t argue with that from out of the blocks this season at all from him, and he looks relaxed and happy. His personal life is looking settled and it is a confident Tiger that will be striding out at Augusta. Has proven that he can be trusted at short odds this season so is worth a shot as favourite.
Rory McIlroy has been well below his mark this season, which has been full of troubles. There was the infamous walking off the course at the Honda Classic and hasn’t look a threat all season. He went much better as a late entrant at the Valero Texas Open, trying to play his way into form. He was better, but still looked to be struggling with his game a bit, so maybe not a strong option at the moment, but should get better over the season. He hasn’t done enough at Augusta before anyway to really warrant strong favouritism. Still the best in the world when he gets things right and is in a hungry mood.
Brandt Snedeker could be the one to watch along with Woods in 2012. Snedeker was in startling form in early 2013, taking a title at Pebble Beach, which took him to four top three finishes in five starts. Then he took a break at the WGC Cadillac because of injury and since then he has missed two cuts. That’s been a bit unfortunate because if the break hadn’t have happened then he would have been a lot closer to Woods in 2013 US Masters betting. Still worth a shot though as value and wouldn’t be surprised to see him land a top ten finish. He best finish at Augusta was a T3 in 2008 and has posted top twenty finishes in the last two seasons.
The experience of Phil Mickelson has kept him trading well in 2013 US Masters golf betting. He is a three time Masters winner, taking it as recently as 2010 with a massive 16-under par. He has won this season on the PGA Tour and his form has just been swinging upwards again. He victory came in the Waste Management Phoenix Open and he fired a superb T3 at the WGC Cadillac. Steady and of course he knows Augusta like the back of his hand, so there’s no fear or nerves from him. Makes a reasonable selection for a top ten finish and a strong start will really see him rocking along.
South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel hasn’t done much wrong this season on the PGA Tour. He has taken two top ten finishes from four outings. He has winning experience of the Masters of course, taking the title back in 2012 by a couple of strokes. He has that special composure and ability to just trundle along without any fuss or bother. Superb distance and control off the tee and could well be up there challenging for a second green jacket.
Holding up the British and Irish challenges alongside Rory McIlroy, will of course be the likes of Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose. Of all the challengers, Rose is probably going to make the strongest claim for being backed. Has been terrific on the PGA this season, immensely consistent and on top of his came. He has taken three top tens from four starts this season and makes a very good fit for a challenge at Augusta. British winners have totally been off the radar since Nick Faldo back in 1996. Can someone change that this time around?
April 2nd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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2013 US Masters golf betting will be the next big hit on the calendar year. The action swings into play at Augusta National on April 11th through 14th and all of the big names in the world will be there trying to reign supreme. American Bubba Watson returns as the reigning champion of one of the world’s most famous tournaments, however a lot of focus will be on the in-form Tiger Woods as he goes for his fifth Masters title. Woods, who holds the tournament record score is red hot favourite to land the title this year.
Woods took a share of 40th last season, his worst result at Augusta in sixteen previous attempts. His last win came back in 2005 and posted a run of six consecutive top ten finishes before failing to pose a threat in 2012. Woods has already climbed back to world number one, recording three wins on the PGA Tour this season, at the Farmers Insurance Open, the WGC Cadillac Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It has been an immense return to top form and even he suggests that he is better than ever.
In contrast, former world number one Rory McIlroy has been struggling this season. He had his meltdown at the Honda Classic when he walked off the course and has only posted one top ten finish in four starts. It has been a disappointing 2013 for him, but can he respond with a bang in 2013 US Masters golf betting? He has yet to record a top ten finish at The Master either in four attempts, but one top of his came, the two-time Major winner will naturally be a massive threat.
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2013 US Masters Golf Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet Victor
Tiger Woods 3/1, Phil Mickelson 10/1, Rory McIlroy 11/1, Justin Rose 20/1, Charl Schwartzel 20/1, Brandt Snedeker 25/1, Lee Westwood 25/1, Luke Donald 28/1, Louis Oosthuizen 28/1, Dustin Johnson 29/1, Adam Scott 28/1, Bubba Watson 33/1, Matt Kuchar 33/1, Keegan Bradley 33/1, Sergio Garcia 40/1
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March 22nd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Betting Info
The Florida swing of the PGA Tour season concludes this week with the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The par 72 is a pretty tough course and along with winds, lays some some stiff challenges for the weekend. This has pretty much been owned by Tiger Woods for the last decade so all eyes will be on him again as the first Major of the season edges ever closer and closer.
Latest Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Betting Prices at online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Tiger Woods 3/1, Phil Mickelson 18/1, Sergio Garcia 18/1, Brandt Snedeker 18/1, Justin Rose 20/1, Graeme McDowell 22/1, Keegan Bradley 28/1, Bubba Watson 28/1, Lee Westwood 33/1
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Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Betting Favourite
What an overwhelming red hot favourite Tiger Woods is this week for your golf betting. The American has won has seven times before and will head to one of his favourite tournaments on the back of a win at the WGC Cadillac. There really isn’t all that much to say about Woods at this tournament, he has been incredible. Sitting second in the FedEx Cup points now after his WGC win and will be backed heavily this week. You can’t really argue with two wins from four starts this season at all. If he gets off to a strong start then he is really going to take some beating. Form and course history makes him a heavy favourite at 3/1 with online bookmaker Ladbrokes. Is anyone else going to get close to him?
Phil Mickelson is a former winner at Bay Hill, but hasn’t found his form there recently. The big lefty has produced some up and down form so far in 2013. He took a win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and has just failed to show up in a couple of other events before getting back on track with a third place at the WGC Cadillac a couple of weeks. Hasn’t been inside the top twenty in last five starts at the Arnold Palmer. A decent top ten finish shot though.
England’s Justin Rose could be a good contender this week as he is just steaming along with some consistent golf. He has landed a top twenty finishing in each of his last twelve starts now and has a decent record at Bay Hill. He finished with a top fifteen finish last year and was tied for third the year before that. Comes off the back of a T8 at the WGC Cadillac so still in great shape. Can he just find that extra gear to challenge Woods at the top of the pile though?
Sergio Garcia is another one tanking along nicely at the moment. He has recorded plenty of top tens at Bay Hill to suggest that he will close against. Had his driver working beautifully last week and he has gone one better than Rose in taking thirteen consecutive top 25 finishes around the world. Solid with the irons to mount a challenge and landed a T7 in Tampa Bay last week, following up a great share of third at the WGC Cadillac. Should be hovering around the top ten without much question.
We get to see the return of Brandt Snedeker this week, perhaps the man mostly like to challenge Woods. Snedeker tops the FedEx Cup standings as he has just been a machine this season. Four top three finishes from five starts on the Tour this season can’t be argued with. He took his single win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National in mid February. Was due to play at the WGC Cadillac but pulled out because of an injury. Should be well rested and won’t exactly by a surprise to see him inside the top ten.
Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell has been in some resurgent form early in 2013. He landed a share of third at the WGC Cadillac and that came after a strong top ten finish at The Honda Classic. Nothing wrong with his work either off the tee or with his short game at the moment. Three consecutive top ten finishes in a row for McDowell on the Tour. Can’t dismiss his chances here really, has good momentum.
Best Outside Bet
Jason Dufner looks a good enough bet to get behind, at least for a top ten finish. He has been attacking the Florida swing of the season and had his best result in five attempts at Bay Hill last season (a T15). Could have the edge with the putter if comes down to a close duel at the top for places. He has another gear to find this season, heading in the right direction with consecutive top twenty fives.
March 5th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
It will be a big pressure week for Rory McIlroy this week on the PGA Tour and WGC Cadillac Championship golf betting doesn’t have McIlroy on top. The world number one, and winner of both the PGA and European money lists last season hasn’t performed at all this season. His game isn’t quite firing and he walked off the course at the Honda Classic last week after a poor start to the tournament, with a toothache being blamed for his withdrawal. But what can’t be overlooked is his poor form already this season, as he is nowhere near his best. The expectation of winning won’t really be on him this week and it would be a great time for him to churn out a victory and silence all of his critics. The problems surrounding McIlroy at the moment has left Tiger Woods as outright favourite in WGC Cadillac Championship golf betting.
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Tiger Woods has won three times during his illustrious career at the TPC Blue Monster. Driving is difficult at the course, with fairways hard to hit, so the experience of Woods’ here may carry him close again. Woods only managed a share of 37th at the Honda Classic last week and he withdrew from the last round here last season. However, you have to weigh up his wins on the course and the fact that he his worst finish has been a T10 there, and he should be a strong candidate and is a popular ante post target.
Matt Kuchar, the winner of the recent WGC Accenture Match Play will take some heavy backing in golf betting this week. He has never been outside of the top ten in his three previous cracks at the Blue Monster, taking a share of eighth last season. Good with the putter at the moment and his driving accuracy could get him close. South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel could also be in the kind of form that carries him well this week. Landed a decent top ten at the Honda Classic last week, and he hasn’t been outside of the top ten in eight stroke play tournaments starts this year. He was a runner up at the WGC Cadillac in 20110 and hit a T4 last year. Both should be very strong contenders.
The field goes deep for WGC Cadillac golf betting this week, with Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan not looking as if they are going to be too far away from the top of the leaderboard. There is also Luke Donald in the mix who has consistency at TPC Blue Monster where he has finished T6 for the past two seasons. Was superb with the irons in approach work here last year, in some very good form at the moment, and because hitting the fairways is tough, control over power is going to be necessary and that is where Donald will excel. Bubba Watson finished second at last year’s event and Australian Adam Scott has also been good in recent stroke play tournaments. Take any of the top contenders and if they finish second to Woods or McIlroy this week, then you can get lost stakes refunded at online bookmaker Betfred.
WGC Cadillac Championship Golf Betting Odds at online bookmaker Betfred
Tiger Woods 12/1, Charl Schwartzel 16/1, Justin Rose 16/1, Luke Donald 20/1, Matt Kuchar 20/1, Rory McIlroy 20/1, Adam Scott 20/1, Phil Mickelson 20/1, Keegan Bradley 25/1, Lee Westwood 25/1, Hunter Mahan 28/1, Nick Watney 30/1
February 18th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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2013 WGC Accenture Matchplay golf betting odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Tiger Woods 11/1, Rory McILroy 12/1, Luke Donald 16/1, Charl Schwartzel 18/1, Ian Poulter 22/1, Louis Oosthuizen 22/1, Adam Scott 25/1, Hunter Mahan 25/1, Justin Rose 25/1
Bobby Jones bracket
Rory McIlroy (NI) v Shane Lowry (Ire)
Rickie Fowler (US) v Carl Pettersson (Swe)
Dustin Johnson (US) v Alexander Noren (Swe)
Graeme McDowell (NI) v Padraig Harrington (Ire)
Bubba Watson (US) v Chris Wood (Eng)
Jim Furyk (US) v Ryan Moore (US)
Charl Schwartzel (SA) v Russell Henley (US)
Zach Johnson (US) v Jason Day (Aus)
Gary Player bracket
Louis Oosthuizen (SA) v Richie Ramsay (Sco)
Branden Grace (SA) v Robert Garrigus (US)
Keegan Bradley (US) v Marcus Fraser (Aus)
Ernie Els (SA) v Fredrik Jacobson (Swe)
Justin Rose (Eng) v KJ Choi (Kor)
Bill Haas (US) v Nicolas Colsaerts (Bel)
Sergio Garcia (Spa) v Thongchai Jaidee (Tha)
Matt Kuchar (US) v Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn)
Ben Hogan bracket
Tiger Woods (US) v Charles Howell III (US)
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spa) v Francesco Molinari (Ita)
Webb Simpson (US) v David Lynn (Eng)
Peter Hanson (Swe) v Thomas Bjorn (Den)
Lee Westwood (Eng) v Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spa)
Martin Kaymer (Ger) v George Coetzee (SA)
Jason Dufner (US) v Richard Sterne (SA)
Hunter Mahan (US) v Matteo Manassero (Ita)
Sam Snead bracket
Luke Donald (Eng) v Marcel Siem (Ger)
Paul Lawrie (Sco) v Scott Piercy (US)
Steve Stricker (US) v Henrik Stenson (Swe)
Nick Watney (US) v David Toms (US)
Adam Scott (Aus) v Tim Clark (SA)
Jamie Donaldson (Wal) v Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)
Ian Poulter (Eng) v Steven Gallacher (Sco)
Bo Van Pelt (US) v John Senden (Aus)
February 13th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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Two big golf tournaments for follow this week for your golf betting and you can get some great coverage on them both at online bookmaker Ladbrokes who have a money back special running.
Over on the European Tour, there is going to be some good action in the Africa Open. With tournaments in South Africa being prevalent in the early season, you are going to be looking for more home grown talent to be coming up trumps in this one. Thomas Aiken has been in great form and following his runner up spot at the Africa Open in 2010, when he and Jbe’ Kruger pushed Charl Schwartzel all the way, he is primed and running as favourite to get his hands on the title this year.
The South African heads to the Africa Open on the back of a fine T6 at the Joburg Open last weekend and he is a seven time winner on the Sunshine Tour so is going to be a strong option this time around. South Africans have had a strong grip on the Africa Open so going to be worth backing some home talent, starting with Aiken at a price of 10/1 favourite at online bookmaker Ladbrokes. Other strong challengers in the field should be the likes of Jaco van Zyl and Garth Mulroy, with Ricardo Santos making for some interesting value in the field.
But the big action this week is out on the US PGA Tour at the Northern Trust Open. Here we have a stellar field including Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson. Mickelson has been in great form lately, tucking a title under his belt already this season and heads the field as strong 12/1 favourite at online bookmaker Ladbrokes in the Northern Trust Open golf betting odds. Mickelson has been a two time winner at the Riviera and is the all time money leader at the event. Didn’t go well at Pebble Beach, but won in Arizona a couple of weeks ago.
Sergio Garcia will be making his debut on the 2013 US PGA Tour this week. Not a bad record at Riviera with five top twenty fives and went close with a T4 last term. Just a question over whether he is fully fit or not. It is also the first that that we will get to see Luke Donald for our golf betting this year and he is priced in a 20/1 along with the bulk of the chasing pack. Was very strong at the back end of 2012, grabbing a win and three third place finishes from his last five outings. He best finishes have been at T3 and a solo second at the Riviera. Cold out the blocks but can never writing him off. With other big talents like Dustin Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott and Lee Westwood, there should be some thrilling golf to come!
Back an outright winner in the African Open or the Northern Trust Open and if your selection gets beaten in a play off, then online bookmaker Ladbrokes will refund your losing Tournament Winner bets. So great coverage there, especially with such a strong field going out this week on the PGA Tour. Online bookmaker Ladbrokes offer up to a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake with a free bet as a welcome bonus.