Bob Hope Classic Picks 2011 - Here Comes Bubba!

Bob Hope Classic Picks

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Pick 1: Bubba Watson E/W @ 22/1 (Bet 365) I watched Bubba Watson at the Bob Hope Classic last year absolutely destroy the 4 courses and I remember thinking that the only person that could defeat him was himself. He did just that (as was the norm for the then winless Watson) but a year on after he has been in the winner's circle, he is now comfortable leading from the front. He can over power all courses in what is an annual birdie fest in the Bob Hope Classic.

Pick 2: Tim clark E/W @ 16/1 (Bet 365) NOTE: TIM CLARK HAS WITHDRAWN On form at the Sony last week and top 5 here last year. Right up there in the proximity to the hole stats and will give himself plenty of birdie opportunities. If his putter is working (which it often is), expect Clark to go low at the Bob Hope Classic....

Pick 3: Steve Marino E/W @ 30/1 (general) If it's birdies you're looking for, Steve Marino is your man. Up the top of the stats in birdie making over the last couple of seasons. Tied 2nd last week after the usual final round capitulation, before recovering a little on the back 6.

Pick 4: Rory Sabbitini E/W @ 40/1 (Totesport) Again, another pick following the theme of birdie making for the Bob Hope Classic. Game looked good last week in Hawaii and Sabbitini will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the pro-am event.

Sleeper Watch

Keep an eye out this week at the Bobe Hope Classic for Brendan De Jonge (60/1 E/W) and Matt Bettencourt (100/1 E/W). Both coming off the back of a good tournament in Hawaii and both streaky players who can make a lot of birdies.

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