Golf Betting Thoughts for March 21st

The events we put under the spotlight this week from a betting angle are the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, the LPGA Tour are back in action for the first time in three weeks when they play the Founders Cup in Phoenix, the European Tour and Asian Tour join forces at the Maybank Malaysian Open and the Web.Com Tour play an event in Louisiana.

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The Players Championship and Kenya Open Betting Guide

This week the Players Championship takes pride of place in word golf and we assess the event from a betting angle where the strength of the field offers some juicy odds – even for some of the game’s leading players.

I also take a look at the Kenya Open which is being played for the first occasion as a European Tour event.

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Golf Betting thoughts for March 7th

This week we take a look at betting prospects at the PGA Tour event in Orlando, the Qatar Masters on the European Tour and the New Zealand PGA Championship near Christchurch

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Golf Betting thoughts for March 1st

Above The Hills venue for this week’s NZ Open

This week we assess some of the chances at the Honda Classic, the HSBC Women’s World Championship, the Oman Open and the New Zealand Open Championship.

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Golf Betting Thoughts for February 21st

This week I assess the prospects at four events. The WGC Mexico Championship, the LPGA Thailand, the Puerto Rico Open and the Queensland PGA Championship all come under scrutiny as we look to expand on some recent success.

My aim is to provide what I see as the leading prospects and provide reasoning for why that is the case. Not only are the more favoured golfers under consideration but we also try and find a bit of value including those that may have missed the attention of the bookmakers.

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Golf Betting Thoughts for February 13th

Lake Karrinyup

This week we assess the prospects at the Women’s Australian Open In Adelaide, the World Super 6’s Perth in Perth and the Genesis Open in Los Angeles.

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Battle between Jutanugarn and Lee on again at the Grange

Ariya Jutanugarn- Leading world ranked player

The Women’s Australian Open is played this week at the Grange Golf Club in Adelaide, the event attracting a considerably stronger field than was the case at last week’s Vic Open at 13th Beach.

Given the opportunity the leading players in women’s golf had to make a statement on equal prize-money and missed last week by participating in the innovative Vic Open it is at least pleasing that more have made the effort to travel to Adelaide.

Four golfers from the top ten of the Rolex World Ranking, Ariya Jutanugarn, Minjee Lee, Georgia Hall and Jin Young Ko make up that group, Jutanugarn, the leading female golfer in the world likely to be the favourite ahead of the event.

Jutanugarn has finished 7th, 3rd and 3rd in her last three visits to the Australian Open, each played on Adelaide courses of similar style to that which is played this week and the battle between her and Lee, who finished runner-up to Jutanugarn on the LPGA Tour money list last season, will be something for the home crowd to savour.

Minjee Lee – her battle with Jutanugarn begins again

Lee was disappointing last week in an event where she was expected to excel having played well at the Vic Open previously. Having played brilliantly for much of 2018 her most recent form has been below that level but a return to an event which she has played so well in recent years might well be the catalyst for sharp improvement.

Georgia Hall won the Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes and is now the 8th highest ranked player in the female game and although a little disappointing at last week’s Vic Open she is developing into a world class player and should improve sharply especially on this style of golf course.

Jin-Young Ko is the other from the top ten in this week’s field and as the defending champion after such an impressive win at the Grange last year and a continuation of that sort of form for much of the year then her chances have to be taken seriously.

The defending champion Jin Young Ko

Lydia Ko had a great record at the Women’s Australian Open earlier in her career but not so much in the past two years. She played well in her only start of the year in the Bahamas in January so she might be approaching better form than she showed for much of 2018.

Amy Yang is a big event player who finished runner-up in this event in 2015 and although she has not played in Australia since her capacity to handle the big time might well work in her favour. She has a great record on tough golf courses and if conditions do get difficult then the Grange will be more than a handful.

Seven years ago Jessica Korda won the Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne and this year her sister Nelly gets the chance to follow that lead. She has turned into a darling of the LPGA Tour with a series of great finishes late in 2018.

Nelly Korda

Korda’s record at the Australian Open in her two starts to date has not been good but she is a significantly improved player than was the case twelve months ago.

The Women’s Australian Open will be followed by two LPGA Tour events in Asia and a Ladies European and ALPG Tour event in Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.

The Australian Open, though, while perhaps offering less in prize-money than the events in Asia offers the chance to capture one of the female golf’s most coveted titles, made even better by the quality of the golf courses on which it is played.

 

 

Betting Guide for Vic Opens, the AT&T Pebble Beach and the Panama Open.

Minjee Lee the two time winner and favourite for the Women’s Vic Open

This week’s betting guide focuses on the Men’s and Women’s Vic Opens in Victoria in Australia, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am on the Monterey Peninsula and the Web.Com Tour’s Panama Open.

Betting Guide for Phoenix, Saudi Arabia and Bogota

This week we assess the likely chances for the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale in Arizona, the inaugural staging of the Saudi International in Saudi Arabia and the Bogota Championship in Colombia.

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Betting Guide for Torrey Pines and Dubai

Marc Leishman good record at Torrey Pines and in fine form

This week we take a look at the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open and the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic, both events attracting several of the world’s leading players.

We assess the chances of some of the more favoured players but also try to find a little bit of value away from those who are the obvious choices.