We're breaking into the home stretch of the golf season now and the Frys.com Open from Cordevalle golf club kicks off the new wrap around 2014 PGA tour schedule. The old "Fall series" which the Frys.com Open was part of has been scrapped and looking through the field, it seems a lot stronger for it. This is generally one of my favourite times of the golfing calender for betting purposes, with many big names opting to sit out. Form is not so obvious and I often tend to find a few outstanding value under the radar prices over this period. Players that are relatively unknown often show up on leaderboards and I will be targeting mainly Web.com Tour players this weeks at the Frys.com Open....
Cordevalle golf club is in the Californian valleys, playing average length to a par of 71. We will see some birdie shootouts in the coming weeks but Cordevalle will take some finesse, with severe elevation changes placing emphasis on distance control and steep faced bunkering adding to the test.
Fry's.com Open picks
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Jon Peterson @ 40/1 ew with Betfred is the outstanding name in the Frys.com Open field for me and just about backable at this price IMO (although I was hoping for bigger). A man that's no stranger to the main tour where his best finish in 2013 is a T8 at the Zurich classic, Peterson also posted a memorable top 4 finish in the 2012 US Open. Currently in an outstanding vein of form, averaging just over 11th spot in his last nine starts on the Web.com tour, Peterson's recent numbers read 3-T5-T3-3-T2 and will probably be backed off the charts.
Second up is Spencer Levin, a perfect fit if profiling a winner for the old fall series events. Levin has been re-finding his game on the Web.com Tour after injury problems and has posted three top 10s in his last 7 starts there. Born and residing in California, this week's Frys.com Open location, Levin ranked 3rd for total birdies in 2011 on the PGA tour before his injury problems. He also posted a seventh place finish here in 2012 and looks a bet at 150/1 ew with Ladbrokes.
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