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Robert Garrigus 21/1
Will that swamp-ass image ever leave my head? Garrigus is the form player in a lacklustre field given the absence of last week Ryder Cup pugilists. He has clocked up seven top 10’s this season including seconds at the Humana, Transitions and Canadian Open. Add to that a recent fourth at the BMW Championship and 10th at the Tour Championship (which would have been better but for the closing 73) and you can see why his price is so low. His only Tour win came in November 2010 so you know Robert won’t be going stale in the Fall. Shot a 63 here last year (tying 16th) and was second in birdies for the week.
Ryan Moore 16/1
It is hard to believe that Ryan Moore is closing in his 200th PGA Tour start (this week is his 191st) and even more so that he has only won once, the Wyndham in 2009. Moore spent his college years at the University of Las Vegas and while there won the U.S. Amateur, the Western Amateur, the U.S. Amateur Public Links, the NCAA individual championship and the Haskins Award for best amateur in the USA. So he is sure to love getting back to Vegas this week. Bang in form with top 10’s at the Deutsche Bank and BMW Championship before coming third at the Tour Championship.
Scott Piercy 27/1
Another Vegas man who has had a great season with a win in Canada and good showings at the John Deere and Transitions helping him get to the playoffs. Piercy made it all the way to the Tour Championship finishing in 15th in Atlanta. Tied for 10th here last year.
Chad Campbell 60/1
Without a win since the 2007 Viking Classic but don’t write off Chad Campbell just yet. The former Ryder Cupper is another graduate of UNLV and while his formline looks a lot like a roulette wheel there are a few red numbers in there. For instance at the Wyndham on his second to last outing in August, Chad went 64, 65, 66 to finish fourth. He also had a good week at the Fed Ex St Jude in June, coming third. Summerlin is a course Campbell knows well having tied third when Turnesa won in 2008, then tied second in 2009 behind Martin Laird.
Nick Watney 16/1
In hindsight, should Davis Love have brought Nickers to the Ryder Cup? Taking his form for the season as a whole, probably not but he did come good at The Barclays in the playoffs. Atrocious at the Tour Championship (13 over for four rounds) but all that is sure to be forgotten now that he’s back home in Vegas this week. Came second to Kevin Na last year and tied sixth in 2010 on this, one of the easiest courses on Tour.