Last week we brought two winners. Rhys Davies obliged at a whopping 40/1 and Nick Watney (30/1) paid out each way for his fourth place finish at Transitions!
Disclaimer: Okay we’ve won a shed load of cash this year so far but there will come a time when we lose. When we do remember the good times!
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
Thursday Mar 25 – Sunday Mar 28, 2010
Bay Hill Club and Lodge • Orlando, Fla.
Vijay Singh 28/1
I couldn’t believe it either when I heard that Vijay Singh was taking a week off last week but when I saw pigs flying overhead I knew it had to be true. The next two weeks are going to be huge for the Fijian. An injury hit Vijay finished at the very back of the field last year on 10 over, but that aside, he has top tenned four times at Bay Hill. That included a win in 2007, a tied second in 2005 and a tied third in 2008. Tee to green Vijay is untouchable in the stats but the short stick has been dragging him down. Or should that be the long stick in Vijay’s case! Either way he’s been practicing on the glass and is raring to go.
Vijay: Rare photo showing both dodgy knee and dodgy putter
Nick Watney 34/1
We’ve tipped Nick for the past two weeks and I don’t think he is done yet. Shot 65, 67 at the weekend last week, a full 11 shots better than the first two rounds to storm up the leaderboard and finish fourth. This is surely an indicator that he has finally found his putting game. Watney won’t mind the notoriously difficult Bay Hill layout either, he also tied for fourth last year with a good final round. The par for the course has been extended to 72 this year to give the crowd more birdies but with the wind and rain they have been experiencing recently it is set to be another tough track fro the pros.
Nick Watney: “Wat-knee Vijay”
Stephen Ames 50/1
Traditional alarm clock time of the year for the now Canadian Stephen Ames (or Mr. Ed as we affectionately call him)! The runaway 2006 Players Champion is currently 34th in the FedEx points race with a solid four top-25 finishes from his seven starts. That included a tie for sixth last week at Innisbrook with a sparkling final round 67 and with two previous top tens at Bay Hill under his belt he looks like good each way value at 50/1
Ames: Won the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham with Ruby Walsh aboard!
Open de Andalucia de Golf
Parador de Málaga Golf
It’s another low key week on the European Tour with many of heavy hitters away in the build up to the Masters. Take a look at Francesco Molinari at 15/1 again this week. By his own admission he was jet lagged last week after travelling from the CA Championship but he still managed a top-10. Third last year and worth a look. I also fancy Thomas Levet at 45/1 to do well this week. The 2008 Andalucia winner was tied for third last week without playing his A-game. Tour insiders reckon a good each way bet is Thomas Bjorn at 65/1 who though still temporarily representing players on tour while George O’Grady is out, is enjoying a return to form.
Pic: Thomas Levet- the eyes have it