WGC: Dell Technologies Matchplay
This event will be played at The Austin CC for the second time in succession. Jason Day defends his title in what is traditionally an event full of shock surprises so this a bit of a punting minefield.
OUTRIGHT: Louis Oosthuizen, 0.5 pts win and place 55/1 (1/4 odds 4 places)
The draw has been relatively kind to Oosthuizen this year and he can look forward to improving upon his runner-up finish to Day here last year. In addition he has reached the quarter final stages in both 2014 and 2015.
PGA TOUR: Puerto Rico Open
The Tom Kite designed Coco Beach (the renamed Trump International) course stages this event for only the ninth time. Ability to putt on Bermuda greens and play well in the wind is key here. Florida based players have a good record in this event.
OUTRIGHT: Danny Lee, 0.5 pts win and place 33/1 (1/4 odds 6 places)
Lee, one of the few class acts in this week’s field, has already won on Tour at the 2015 Greenbrier Classic and this looks like a good opportunity to add to that. After a torrid start to his 2017 year things have settled down in his last two events with two top twenty five place finishes. His course credentials were established here in 2014 when he finished runner up to winner Chesson Hadley.
OUTRIGHT: Brandon Hagy, 0.5 pts win and place 50/1 (1/4 odds 5 places)
As with Danny Lee, Hagy too has some notable course form with a tied sixteenth place finish in 2015, achieved despite a horrendous third round score of 78!! His case for contending is bolstered by the fact that he arrives here with some solid and consistent recent form behind him including two top thirty place finishes in his last two outings.
OUTRIGHT: Harold Varner, 0.5 pts win and place 66/1 (1/5 odds 6 places)
Varner spent the 2016 season establishing himself on tour and may well be on the cusp of moving up a grade this season. Certainly beating Adam Scott in December 2016 to win the Australian PGA will have done his confidence the world of good. Having found some decent form over his first three rounds at Bay Hill last week he looks a bit overpriced in what is a relatively weak field this week. Although he has no course form he has played well in Central America in the past so local conditions should hold no fears for him.