PGA Tour: The Barclays
The Plainfield CC was last used for this event in 2011 when big hitting Dustin Johnson prevailed. The course was soft with holding greens so the event turned into a birdie fest. With firmer fairways and greens this year scoring may be a little higher.
OUTRIGHT: Brooks Koepka, 0.5 pts win and place 25/1 (1/4 Odds 6 places)
As a big hitting, birdie machine Koepka looks an ideal fit for this track. True he does not have the advantage of some others of having played here before but he arrives in good form with four top ten finishes in his last six outings so looks fair value at these odds.
OUTRIGHT: Jonas Blixt, 0.5 pts win and place 110/1 (1/4 Odds 6 places)
Blixt is hardly a model of consistency but does have a habit of turning contention into victory as he has already done twice at the Frys.com event and at The Greenbrier. So he is a player to follow when on form as he most certainly is at the moment on the back of a top fifteen finish three weeks ago and a top ten finish last week at The Wyndham which would have been so much better had he not put a ball out of bounds late on in the round.
OUTRIGHT: Tony Finau, 0.5 pts win and place 100/1 (1/4 Odds 5 places)
With 3 top ten and 5 top twenty finishes this year Finau, though he has hardly set the heather on fire, has settled down nicely on Tour and looks ready to step up a gear soon. At the USPGA he allied his big hitting game with a deft touch on and around the greens to record a notable top ten finish. He may well capitalise on that form on a course that may suit his style of play.
European Tour: Czech Masters
The Albatross course hosts this event for the second time in succession. The course is a long, par 72 at 7,400 yards with long par 3s and par 5s so big hitters may prevail. Water hazards come into play at seven holes.
OUTRIGHT: Eddie Pepperell, 0.5 pts win and place 20/1 (1/4 Odds 5 places)
Sweet swinging Pepperell has shown enough this season to suggest that he is one of the more promising youngsters on Tour. Having already come close to winning on three occasions this season he may well step up a gear in a weak field this week in an event where he finished tied fifth last year.