Last week we tipped Jonas Blixt to win at 33/1. That’s two in a row after Ryan Moore came in at The Shriners.
Ben Curtis 33/1
After four brilliant tournaments from his win at the Valero Texas Open to his second at The Players things had to cool off for Ben Curtis. Two top 25’s at the BMW Championship and the Frys.com Open indicate a return to form and with this week expected to be a putting test with the 7,000 square foot of greens expected to run at 12 on the stimp I can’t think of anyone better with the flat stick. Tied 15th in 2010.
Michael Thompson 40/1
Former Walker Cupper Michael Thompson’s 2012 highlight has to be his Sunday 67 at the Olympic Club to finish second at the US Open. However in the seven following tournaments he finished under par just once at the Canadian Open (1 under). However two weeks back at the Shriners, Thompson bagged 20 birdies and an eagle to finish 11 under in a tie for 13th. Add to that course form too with a third last year, just one shot shy of a Webb Simpson, Ben Crane playoff.
Vijay Singh 20/1
Loath him or just plain hate him there’s no denying that Vijay Singh is finding form again on the PGA Tour. Last weeks tied fourth at the Frys.com Open was his fifth top-10 of the season and his best result. More interestingly, though Singh is traditionally regarded as a poor putter, he lead the field in putting last week thanks to a new grip. Since this Sea Island venue has some of the toughest greens on the PGA Tour, Vijay could be in line for another big week.
Jeff Overton 28/1
Regular readers will know that Overton has been on my radar of late and though he hasn’t made us money, he has done well. His eighth place at CordeValle, follows his 13th at The Shriners. Finished five shots off Ben Crane in tied sixth in his debut here last year 2010, his best result for four months at the time. This year he enters the event in much better form and could certainly be a winner.
Charles Howell 40/1
If you asked me to name an under achiever on the PGA Tour the first name on my list would be Charles Howell. He finally got back on the horse last week at the Frys.com finishing just outside the top 10 with an impressive haul of 18 birdies. A Georgia resident and the holder of the course record 62 here (set in 2010 when he tied sixth), it’s not beyond the realms of possibility for Howell to have another good week. Back him if you’re brave enough!