Last week was a great week for the blog as 150/1 sleeper pick Ben Curtis took down the Valero Texas Open. Sticking to the PGA Tour, there's some great value further down the field this week at the Zurich Classic with quite a few big names returning to action after the Masters and they dominate the market. We may see some rust in their games though and for me the market is a bit lop sided. I'll be focusing mainly on big prices this week.
Bombers tend to have an advantage around the TPC of Louisiana but a quick look down past leaderboards tells you that it's not necessarily the bigger hitters that always prevail. However, the primary focus for my picks this week will be on those with some length off the tee.
Zurich Classic Picks
Pick 1: 1pt e/w Cameron Tringale @ 50/1 (general) Top 20 at last year's Zurich Classic and I often mention it pays to stick with players and after he just missed out on a place for us last week, I'm sticking with him on a course that should suit. Ranking 16th in total driving, the meticulous youngster comes off the back of two T8 finishes. Showed great resilience to hang in there well after a terrible start to both day three and day four play in Texas.
Pick 2: 1pt e/w Scott Piercy @ 90/1 (general) Piercy is another big hitter I have my eye on at a big price this week. Capable of going extremely low and with a course generous off the tee, Piercy gets the vote. Mixed bag this season with a plethora of top 20's and missed cuts. Good value in the first round leader market too at 80/1 ew. Ranks 20th in driving distance.
Pick 3: 1pt e/w Geoff Ogilvy @ 66/1 with Ladbrokes - £50 free bet Another who may benefit from the generous fairways. Simmering this year with only one missed cut and a host of top 30 finishes, Ogilvy is one of the better putters on tour and on a course that places emphasis on approaches and plays tough in terms of proximity to the hole, Ogilvy may have an advantage.
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