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Memorial Tournament - Aussie win?
This week at Muirfield village 1 player catches the eye more than the rest and that player is not one Eldric Woods, it's as I've said on a few occasions a more naturally talented player and probably the guy who's won me the most money with 3 wins for me in the last few years at tasty prices. That player is Geoff Ogilvy. You give me 28/1 on him in any tournament I'll probably take it let alone on a course where his record is pretty good and a course that suits his game with wider than average fairways and snooker table greens. Another pick this week is 1 that the bookies have completely overlooked but again, bombing greens are his speciality. That is another Aussie - Nick o' Hern who has recorded a 22nd, 10th and 6th place finish here in the last 5 years and coming off the back of a competent 22nd last week too means he is striking it well.
0.75pts E/W Geoff Ogilvy @ 28/1 (general) Give him a sniff and he'll be tough to knock off the leaderboard
0.5pts E/W Nick o'Hern @ 125/1 (bluesquare)Not many better putters than this guy on superfast greens
0.5pts E/W Hunter Mahan @ 80/1 (general) not overly confident about a challenge from the enigma that is Mahan but with his high GIR% (which is a good attribute for this course) and bit of extra space on the fairways, the price is very tasty for a player that could easily pop up and win anywhere, anytime.
0.5pts E/W Steve Marino @ 55/1 (general) Torn between Fuyrk and Marino for my last pick but with Fuyrk a bit short @ 25's I've gone with the man who is renound for being a 'streaky player'. 14th in GIR, long off the tee and off the back of a playoff loss last week, don't be surprised to see him sniffing once again even though the course may not be up his street in general.
1.5pts Thomas Aiken top 20 finish @ 8/1 (paddypower) The odds compiler is obviously clueless about Thomas Aiken's abilities. Fantastic value.
1pt Ryan Moore top 20 finish @ 6/1 (paddypower) Likes the course. Recent form is deceptive as courses havn't been suited to his game