Last year I made the mistake a few times of not persisting with some picks for 2/3 weeks in a row, and having my headline pick from the previous week going on to take the title just 1 week later, and I'm not going to risk that with Oliver Wilson. 1 year ago in this tournament he was only beaten in a playoff by Jimenez so he obviously has the game to handle the tight, longish treelined Wentworth course and last week in the Irish open, he was going great guns only to falter in the atrocious weather over the weekend(like many others). Back him to bounceback this week and put in a strong challenge.
-0.75pts E/W Oliver Wilson places 1-5 @ 45/1 (paddypower)As mentioned last week, will win soon
-0.5pts E/W Ross fisher places 1-6 @ 33/1 (boylesports)His length as well as his accuracy of the tee will be an advantage here
-0.5pts E/W Jeev Milkha Singh @ 60/1 places 1-6 (boylesports) was tempted to back him EW for 36 hole leader but the extra place on boylesports leaned me toward the overall
-0.5pts E/W Alexander Noren leader after 36 holes(prices to follow...)Fast starter and GIR stats are right up there which is a stat needed on this course to control your long irons against the swirling winds
-0.5pts E/W Anders Hansen places 1-6 (boylesports) Late pick this week but after further study, everything looks set for a strong challenge from the Dane and with the extra place in boylesports a cut down price of 40's(60's earlier in the week in some firms) is still value
-1pt marc Warren top 10 finish @ 12/1 (general) 4th last time out and will have an advantage on these tricky greens
last edited @ 20.20pm 20/05/2009