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RBC In-Play trading diary: Beware the Hunter

I did mention on Twitter during the week that I wasn't a fan of backing Hunter Mahan on courses with small greens due to his below par chipping; however, seeing him at half his sp - the sort of price he often is pre tourney - while bang in contention with an early day two start, it's an opportunity I can't ignore. Hunter seems to have found some form this week and if his tee to green game is dialed in, he may opt to use the putter on the odd occasion he misfires an approach ala Tim Clark yesterday.

Another player along the same lines is Bo Van Pelt (28.0). I've given up trying to figure this guy out and again I'm just going on pure back to lay price movement potential. Both he and Mahan can go low at anytime on any course. I'm also going to add Johnson Wagner into the mix. Currently just two back on -4, Wagner - who took down the Sony Open last year on a not overly dissimilar course - looks huge at 85.0. One of the shorter more accurate hitters, he's got the "Tash" back so must be feeling good! Wagner, like Mahan, also has an early start on day 2 and is quite simply a stupid price on the exchanges

Trading plan: Place 2 units each on BVP and Hunter Mahan at 28.0 and 1 unit on Wagner at 85.0. Look to lay back 5 units if any player hits 6.0 and trade fully around the end of day 3 / early day 4 should they continue to run well

Please note that this strategy should be used as a guide and you should trade out whenever suits, position positive or negative

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