2011 Players Championship Picks:
Pick 1: Luke Donald E/W @ E/W @ 16/1 (BET365) Plenty of experience and some good finishes at the Players Championship. Showing the best form of all golfers this year and with his scrambling ability and intelligence around the golf course, my favourite this week for the Players Championship, over Woods and Mickelson.

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Pick 2: Ben Crane E/W @ 35/1 (general) Hoping for a better price on Crane who got us a 20/1 place at last year's Players Championship. Fantastic record at Sawgrass and game been in great shape recently. Always right up there in the all round rankings and every aspect of your game will be tested at The Players.....

Pick 3: Martin Kaymer E/W @ 40/1 (general) Again, Kaymer has every attribute in his game and no real weakness. Great mental strength and ability to control the ball which will be an advantage if the wind gets up as it often does at the Players championship. Holds this event in high regard and extremely motivated this week to make a run at the trophy. Outstanding price.

Pick 4: Jim Fuyrk E/W @ 40/1 (BET365) Local man showing signs of form of late. Knows the course inside out and experience is key this week at Sawgrass. Home support a big advantage.

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Players Championship Sleeper Pick
Pick 5: Sergio Garcia E/W @ 60/1(BET365) Continuing his return to form of late and no better course to make a come back victory for Sergio Garcia. Previous winner of the Plaayers Championship and course sets up right into his hands with his ball striking ability.


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Please note that player attribute ratings are derived from the official PGA Tour and European Tour golf stats, and updated with a rolling average each golf betting year for precision.

Bryan Nicholson is the pioneer of the progressive form and course fit ratings for golf betting, with the associated progressive form model and course fit profiling model. Bryan is the author of the increasingly popular annual course fit profiling manual and #1 golf betting book Angles & Edges and runs the Sharp Sports Bettors Blog.

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.

Golf Betting Tips Model

Note: all the most accurate up to date player and course data to input into this interactive golf betting model is in the NicsPicks Course Fit Manual 2022

My course fit profiling model for golf betting tips uses highly evolved golf nuance and betting intuition, precise parameters and inputs based on Bayesian analysis, plus years of empirical evidence through observing, betting and documenting golf and stats... find out more

What is Progressive Form in Golf Betting?

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

Progressive Form Golf Betting Model

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