LPGA TOUR: Ricoh Women's British Open
The Women's Open has traditionally been played on the best links courses in the UK and this week returns to Turnberry for the first time since 2002 when it was won by Karrie Webb.
OUTRIGHT: Suzann Pettersen, 0.5 pts win and place 20/1 (1/4 Odds 5 places)
Pettersen came close to winning The Scottish Women’s Open last week at Dundonald Links just up the road from Turnberry, before faltering over the closing stretch to finish runner-up to eventual winner Rebecca Artis. Therefore she arrives at Turnberry with her game in good shape and with experience of playing on a windy links. That ought to stand her in good stead as weather conditions are forecast to be even worse this week. She looks set to add to her already impressive Open tally with recent finishes of 14T in 10, 4T in 13 and 2T in 14
OUTRIGHT: Amy Yang, 0.5 pts win and place 40/1 (1/4 Odds 5 places)
Like Pettersen Yang also has an excellent Open links history having recorded back-to-back top five places in 2010 and 2011. She came close to winning The US Open a few weeks back, finishing runner-up to winner In Gee Chun and looks overpriced at these odds.
OUTRIGHT: Ha Na Jang, 0.5 pts win and place 50/1 (1/4 Odds 5 places)
Jang finished runner-up in The Marathon Classic two weeks ago, but it is her form on the generally breezy courses in Florida, Australia and Hawaii that caught the eye as she has recorded top ten finishes on all these this season. It may be a bit wet and cold for her, but if she can handle that, she could be a good outside bet.
PGA TOUR: Quicken Loans National
The Robert Trent Jones GC in Virginia hosts this event for the first time so there is no course form to study. Early indications are that it is a fairly tight and tough traditional style of layout which may favour accuracy over power.
OUTRIGHT: Stewart Cink, 0.5 pts win and place 80/1 (1/4 Odds 5 places)
Cink would have been forgiven as a multi millionaire with a Major behind him already for hanging up his boots and enjoying life and his family. But he was having none of that! After a long slump in form he is now battling back to near his best and he talked very favourably about both his form and his chances during a post round interview in Canada last week where he finished a very creditable tied fifth, following on in nice progression from his top twenty in The Open two weeks ago.