Volvo Golf Championship Picks

Volvo Golf Championship Picks

Pick 1: Francesco Molinari E/W @ 11/1 (general) Molinari straight out of the blocks last week with his usual consistent golf over the 4 rounds. In a weaker field this week at the Volvo Golf Championships and on a Colin Montgomerie designed track, he is the warranted favourite in my book.

Pick 2: Miguel Jimenez E/W @ 22/1 (general) Little is known about the Royal Golf Club in Bahrain as it's the inaugural Volvo Golf championship event but being a design by Montgomerie, I assume it would play to his own style of golf and noone more similar in style to Monty than Jimenez, who also had a decent start to the year last week.

Pick 3: Peter Hanson E/W @ 33/1 (general) Again following the theme of players who may be suited to a Colin Montgomerie designed track, Peter Hanson is 1 of the best on the European Golf Tour from tee to green. A little over priced IMO and each way value for the Volvo Golf championships.

Pick 4: Richard Green E/w @ 45/1 OR First Round Leader @ 45/1 (general) Left hander Green was 1 of the most accurate players on tour in 2010 and tends to start tournaments very quickly before 1 bad round costs him a chance of winning. He was quick out of the blocks last week and being out early Thursday morning at the Volvo, he should get the best of the conditions.

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Pick 5: Ryhs Davies E/W @ 80/1 (Bet365) Very accurate and sensible player who does well on the shorter tracks. Probably the best putter on tour when on form and if the short stick works this week, he could come in under the radar. Very cool head when in contention.

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What is expected Strokes Gained Course Fit ?

Bryan also pioneered the concept of Expected Strokes Gained Course Fit (xSGF) in golf betting. xSGF can be predicted using my model below. For prospective golf betting tips it projects ahead of time how many shots a player is expected to pick up per round on average on a particular golf course. It's weighed against a neutral golf course of the same rating. For example: Sam Horsfield at Celtic Manor vs TPC Southwind. This number will also portray ability level in terms of strokes gained total. Click "find out more" under the course fit golf betting model for info.

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Progressive form in golf betting differs from current form in that players are showing a trend in the right direction in their recent scoring. Trending form has a high predictive value in golf betting and can also catch players under the radar at an inflated price vs their true betting odds. For example - a player shows form of T40 - 24 - 24, but last week he was in the leading PGA Tour group on Sunday with Tiger Woods and had a bad round due to nerves. His finishing position may not fully capture his actual form... See more with our calculators and betting tools

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