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Wells Fargo Championship / Open De Espana Picks 2012

The markets this week are dominated by the big names with two very stong fields and it will be hard for the outsiders to crash the party. As usual though, there are a few big priced players that I fancy could upset the big boys and they are listed below. For my main picks and shorter priced fancies this week, keep an eye on my Unibet column on Wednesday.


Wells Fargo Championship
Pick 1: 0.5pts e/w John Senden @ 100/1 (now 80's) I mentioned John Senden yesterday on my Twitter: @Nicspicks as my big triple odds fancy. Quail Hollow is one of the toughest tracks on the PGA Tour and premium is on total driving(length and accuracy combined), par four performance and bogey avoidance. Senden ranks 10th in total driving, 8th in par 4 performance and 3rd in ball striking. Ever consistent at Quail Hollow, being a regular feature in the top 30, Senden hit a fabulous second round 64 here last year and comes into the event off the back of a 69-69 finish at the Zurich classic.

Pick 2: 0.5pts Jonathan Byrd e/w @ 80/1 (general) Carolina native Byrd went toe to toe with Clemson University College mate Lucas Glover in the playoff at the Wells Fargo last year and just missed out on victory. Good course knowledge will stand him in good stead coming into the tournament off the back of a confidence building 27th place finish at the Masters.

Open De Espana
Pick 3: 0.75pts e/w Simon Dyson @ 55/1 (general) 'Simmering' is a word I often use when referring to the form of golfers and that is exactly what Simon Dyson is at the moment. 24th in malaysia and 36th in china, Dyson faces a course with very penal rough in wet conditions. Playing under 7,200 yards long, accuracy from the tee and accurate iron play - Dyson's type of game, could see him rewarded this week.

Pick 4: 0.5pts e/w Gary Boyd @ 150/1 (general) Going for another Curtis this week with Boyd. Form in Spain and I've been watching him closely in recent weeks. Similar form to Dyson but he's hit four rounds in the mid sixties in his last two events. If he can put them all together this week, we could have another big winner! Boyd is another of those on my 'one to watch' list and looked a top player at the back end of 2010.



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