Specials: Open de Espana and Shriners Open

Kurt Kitayama (Opened 250s), at the Shriners Open goes down as one of the most overlooked players of the season and he's part of our main staking plan (see mailing list). I rate him around 80s-100s (and that's being generous) in this field and on this type of layout. You can see the reasons why in my main preview on the homepage. He doesn't have the best of tee times in the 2nd last grouping but if you're out late it's better to be the latest given the wind tends to die down again towards the end of play. He opened as high as 12/1 top 20 and is currently 9s best price - keep an eye on the Betfair top 20 market where he'll rise again throughout the day. He's 150/1 ew 1st round leader

Over in Spain we have Zander, Miguel and Pedro Figuerido (150/1 ew FRL) on the specials radar. Zander is known for starting fast and he has an early start at 80s ew. Shout out to Ross McGowan who blitzed the Madrid Masters in 2009 (diff track) but....

I'm more interested in the Shriners event. Russell Knox at a 3 figure price doesn't sit with me; Keith Mitchell 150s has the perfect course fit profile, while Chesson Hadley - also at 3 figs - has the course and current form concoction. Serial qualifier John Oda has done it again and he was t40 last week following a qualifier. This type of player, ala Patrick Reed, is used to going low, he's done it on the main stage, and I can see him doing it in the FRL at a big price (200/1 ew first round leader at shriners)

I've just nabbed a bit of 23/1 on Brandon Hagy top 20 on Betfair - he's 12/1 elsewhere. Make sure to see some tasty top 20 market prices here. I noticed written in my notes from a couple of years back that I was hoping he qualified for this event as his course fit profile is A+. He's 175/1 ew FRL. 1 negative is his tee time is arguably the worst but at the prices he's worth a nibble. Hagy had 2 top 5s on the webcom tour a few weeks back.

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