Bubba Watson at 7/1 tops the betting for the TOC which starts today with Jason Day also strongly fancied.  

I however have picked my five guys that I think can make us some money from the bookies.  Here are my top five to watch.

Billy Horschel 18/1

Just the kind of guy you know is going to mind himself during the festive period! Billy makes the elite field by virtue of those incredible couple of weeks in 2014 when he bagged the BMW and Tour Championships (not forgetting a T2 at the Deutsche Bank for good measure). Tied sixth last year on Kapalua’s massive greens and went on to score top 25’s in his next two starts. Has the game this time around to win in Maui.

Chris Kirk 16/1

Really impressed me at the end of 2014 in winning the Deutsche Bank then scoring T4’s at the Tour Championship and McGladrey. T16 here last year but then island hopped to a solo second the following week at the Sony Open in Hawaii. You just know Chris will have been practicing over Christmas in a bid to start hot this year. A tournament best of T7 back in 2012.

Ryan Moore 20/1

Moore is the kind of player that can pack his clubs away for months, dig them out, then immediately pick up where he left off. His swing is that consistent. Qualifies by virtue of his late season CIMB win in Malaysia. Bests of a solo 10th in 2014 and T6 in 2010.

Geoff Ogilvy 40/1

This would be a fairy story wouldn’t it? The two time champion in 2009 and 2010 arrived back in Kapalua to defend his title in 2011 then cut his finger on some coral (requiring 10 stitches) and had to withdraw. Now he’s back thanks to that ridiculous modified stableford Barracuda event nobody understands.

Yes there will be 400 yard drives as always in Kapalua but it’s on the greens where this tournament will be won and Geoff will be rubbing his hands with glee at the prospect of going back. Don’t expect him to be swimming in the build up though!

Matt Kuchar 8/1

I make it 11 top 10’s for Matt who has been super consistent here over the years. Kuch won the RBC Heritage during that amazing spell between March and May and is on a cut streak of 12 events starting 2015. Knows this par 73 (the only one the PGA Tour uses) 7,452 yard Plantation course better than anyone. Always a solid bet in a very fluid field.

Best Of The Rest
Kevin Streelman just didn’t make my top five but he scored a T3 here in 2014. Zach Johnson defends but didn’t produce his best in 2014. Will be looking to re-establish himself at the top table this week.

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