The PGA Tour sees the Humana Challenge this week (formerly Bob Hope) and the pro-am event has been reduced to a regular 72 hole tournament, with the SilverRock course being cut from the schedule. The Humana Challenge is an annual birdie fest with the course and pin positions being set up easily to suit the amateur players. Birdie makers and top short putters will be the focus of the picks for this week's Humana Challenge. Follow me on Twitter: @Nicspicks for in running trades and updates.
Humana Challenge Picks
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Pick 1: 0.75pts E/W Bill Haas @ 22/1 with bet365 - Up to £200 in free bets Multiple top 25's for Haas in the Humana Challenge including a playoff defeat last year, and winner here in 2010, Haas is a very obvious picks this week and the favourite for me. Obviously a step up in confidence for the 29 year old after capturing the 2011 Fedex Cup and expect big things in 2012.
Pick 2: 0.5pts E/W Bryce Molder @ 40/1 with Betfred - Free £50 bet 33rd here last year after a disastrous round two 76. Ranked 8th in putting from 5-15' in 2011 which could be a vital attribute in the Humana challenge.
Pick 3: 0.5pts E/W Brian Gay @ 40/1(general) T5 last year in the Humana Challenge and T15 in 2010, Gay comes into the event off the back of a T6 in Hawaii. 10th in putting from 5-15' in 2010 and can blow away the field when the short stick is firing. Great value for this year's Humana Challenge.
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Pick 4: 0.5pts E/W Rory Sabbitini @ 60/1 with bet365 - Up to £200 in free bets Ranked 40th in total birdies in 2011 and seems to be simmering at the moment. Likes the atmosphere in pro am events and has course as well as current form at the Humana Challenge.
Humana Challenge Sleeper Pick:
Pick 5: 0.5pts E/W Brendan De Jonge @ 70/1 with bet365 - Up to £200 in free bets 4th last year in total birdies made and decent course form with two top 35 finishes in last two years at the Humana Challenge, De Jonge just gets the nod over Kyle Stanley this week due to a T9 at the Sony Open. Very streaky player who can go extremely low on any given day and a regular in contention late on last year.
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