Poults At The Double? Ian Poulter has a firm goal in his mind and that is to hit the no. 2 spot in the world golf rankings and after victory no. 1 on American soil last week, this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open is unlikely to be the 'calm after the storm'. No doubt Poulter will be eyeing another victory and if he plays near the level he did on Saturday and Sunday last week when he more than edged out Nic's Picks golf tip Paul Casey in the final, he is going to be there or there abouts again. Bookie favourite Mickelson is another who should feature strongly on this course. It's a course that sets up for 'Lefty' with length off the tee a distinct advantage here as well as the ability to read greens. Last year the greens at the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Formerly known as the FBR Open) were some of the trickiest on tour to read. If the rough is as it was last year, accuracy will also be important making the total driving stat key this week. Moore, Allenby, Glover and Rollins would be names that stick out after the last statement but I won't be picking any of them in this week's golf value betting for various reasons. Camillo Villegas is most definitely on the radar after looking in top shape last week at the Accenture......... stay tuned for expert Waste Management Phoenix Open picks....
Waste Management Phoenix Open Value Picks
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-1pt E/W Camillo Villegas @ 33/1 (Boylesports, Ladbrokes) Villegas looked on top of his game last week and has some course form here. A possible big season ahead of the Colombian.
-1pt E/W Ian Poulter @ 28/1 (price drifting - Boylesports) Unlikely to revel in his success too long and should be fully focused to mount another challenge this week
-0.75pts Sean O Hair E/W @ 40/1 (general) He has had a few decent performances here before but not really challenged in the past few years. This has probably been down to his putting(which is a big factor here) but he's been doing work on that and I wouldn't be surprised to see him challenge
-1.75pts Charley Hoffmann Top 10 finish @ 8/1 ( Exchanges ) Knows the course well. Lost here last year in a playoff. Good putter and big hitter. If he can be relatively accurate this week, he could have a good one.
-1.75pts Bubba Watson Top 10 finish @ 17/2(Paddypower) I'm not usually 1 to give much credence to the thought that friends or fellow countrymen of the previous week's winner can draw magical inspiration from their mate but I'll put it to the test this week with the online gaming buddy of Ian Poulter. His power is a big plus on this course, just ask J.B Holmes!
-1pt Greg Owen top 20 finish @ 11/1 (skybet) Good performance last time out and the English man usually sneaks along unnoticed. His total driving stats catch the eye for this course.
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