Last weekend was amazing for our tips, with a 90/1 winner in the China Open, and that added to the week before when a 28/1 tip was smashed on Cahrley Hoffman. I have a good feel for my picks this week so make sure you click on the links and get the best odds.
A great field travels to Quail Hollow and heading the field is Rory McIlory who has a great record here. It’s really hard to leave him out as I’m sure he’ll be in the mix, but at 9/2 top price he’s far too short to put my money on. Course form is a big plus here and I’m still expecting Phil Mickelson to pick up a tournament this year and also place well in a major or two. His course form in the last 7 years reads 4th, 11th, 3rd, 26th, 2nd, 5th and 12th, so it’s safe to say the big man enjoys playing around here. Before the MAsters he was hitting some form, so I’m hoping a break has renewed that energy and he comes back with a bang at Quail Hollow at very good odds.
My next best is ultra consistent Hideki Matsuyama who always seems to be on the first page every weekend. He’s only got past the winners line in 1st place once this season, but he always puts himself in a great position to challenge. He hasn’t played since The MAsters where a very respectable 7th place pushed him way up the Fed Ex, and he comes here with a nice break that means he will be ready and raring to go. Only played here twice but both times he made the cut so course form is no issue. Expect a big performance from the talented Japanese golfer.
My outsider who is definitely in with a chance is Patrick Rodgers, last years runner up in his Wells Fargo debut. Big things are expected from the 24 year old and apart from one win he hasn’t really provided much spark so far. Last weeks performance in Zurich could be a stepping stone as he finished well up the field and was playing very good golf for three days. If he can kick on and take last years 2nd as a positive then I fancy Rodgers to be in the mix come Sunday
Finally I’m going for a player who was all the rage a few weeks ago but stepped off the gas in Texas. Jason Kokrak is yet to win a PGA title but has come so close many a time. His form this season has already surpassed 2015 and he seemed to hit the wall in Texas after great displays and finishes the weeks before. He took a break last weekend which should have done him a world of good, and at massive odds of 80/1 he is a lively outsider to upset the worlds best at Quail.
(ALL 1 point each way)