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2011 US PGA CHAMPIONSHIP PICKS

Pick 1: Phil Mickelson E/W @ 25/1 (general) Simmering at the moment, Mickelson will have fond memories of Atlanta Athletic Club, this year's venue for the US PGA Championship. Finished runner up to David Toms here in 2001 and his added length from the tee will put him at an advantage on the par 70 lay out, playing approximately 7,500 yards. Eye catching price this week on Mickelson who looked like he was going to grab another major a few weeks back at the Open championship.

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Pick 2: Jason Day E/W @ 25/1 (general) Day has become a serious player on the PGA Tour with yet another top 5 finish in a big event last week. With two 2nd place finishes in the three majors already this season, the confident Australian could be the man to beat at this week's US PGA Championship. Ranks 19 in driving distance and loves tough courses.

Pick 3: Nick Watney E/W @ 35/1 (general) Always one to watch and has been lacking in competitive action recently. Returned at the WGC Bridgestone with only a poor final round preventing him from a high finish. Ranks 3rd in the all round ranking and 25th in total driving. Premium this week could be on long iron approach shots and Watney ranks T18 in approaches from 175-200 yards. Again, becoming a serious competitior in the big events and this week's US PGA Championship is one he'll be aiming to win.

Pick 4: Matt Kuchar E/W @ 45/1 (general) Possibly the best value price at the US PGA Championship on the ever consistent Kuchar who retuned with a top 20 at the WGC Bridgestone after a few week's quiet period, by his standards. Ranking 4th in the all round and 6th in scoring average, the Atlanta course could really suit Kuchar this week.

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Pick 5: David Toms E/W @ 66/1 (pp) Can harldy be a better fit for the profile this week as Toms, off the back of a T9 finish at Bridgestone returns to the scene of his US PGA Championship major success ten years ago. Toms ranks 7th in approaches from 175-200 yards and 4th in putting from 20-25ft. Greens are set to run fast at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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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

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To check the latest player finishing positions for golf betting tips see the official world golf rankings and search/click a golfer. Input these numbers into the interactive golf model above, following the guide.

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Ross McGowan 400/80 to 1 (place), Tony Finau 50/1, Cam Champ 125/1, Cam Davis 125/1, Matt Jones 80/1 and FRL, Max Homa 60/1, Dean Burmester 55/1, Sam Burns 80/1, KH Lee 200/1, Sergio Garcia 70/1 (FRL), Thorbjorn Olesen 45/1 (FRL), Stewart Cink 150/1, Lucas Herbert 175/1 and 60/1

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