One of my favourite pastimes is slating Tiger Woods but it's pretty hard this weekend as he hosts this one for his charity, which I’m pretty sure has done a lot of good over the years. This year the event returns to Congressional Country Club and scores on the par 71 course tend to be fairly low, with -13 and -12 enough for victory in 2009 and 2008 respectively. A great field will be turning up on Thursday to show their support for Tiger so expect to see some good golf over the four days. Can Tiger win this one or will he blow up again and let someone else take his tournament? Let’s try and find out.
|Despite having the most hideous swing in golf, |
Furyk can not be discounted here.
Tiger Woods 5/1
Hunter Mahan 12/1
Dustin Johnson 16/1
Jim Furyk 16/1
Adam Scott 22/1
Brendon De Jonge 66/1
Rory Sabbatini 70/1
Trevor Immelman 140/1
Tiger Woods (5/1 a win, 12/10 a place)
As hard as this may be for me, I’ve always said bet with your head and not with your heart, so I refuse to ignore Tiger this weekend. The price is dismal but he has a huge chance of winning at Congressional, where he seems to have done very well over the years. He started off incredibly well in the US open until the tough layout got the better of him, but this time around the layout is a lot easier, so if he can string together 4 rounds I expect him to win comfortably.
Jim Furyk (16/1 a win, 4/1 a place)
I was sad to see Furyk play so well in the US Open and after wondering why, I realised I have an active dislike for him. His swing is awful and I can’t believe he’s managed to do so well throughout his career wielding a club like that, but something is obviously working. He’ll come into this one brimming with confidence and definitely has it in him to take home the gold here.
Ryan Moore (45/1 a win, 11/1 a place)I placed a lot of faith in Moore last week and his dismal performance left me heartbroken. I presume his tie was a bit tight on the first day and that he won’t make that mistake again this time around. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the past year it’s that one bad performance should never put you off a player completely, so I’ll stick with Moore again this week because the 45/1 looks a massive price. Perhaps it was just the pressure that he felt last week that put him off his game, but hopefully that’s now behind him and he can play his natural game this week.
TOP BET: Hunter Mahan (12/1 a win, 3/1 a place)
I was hoping that when the betting opened for this one Mahan would be offered at a better price, but it seems bookies have cottoned onto the fact that Mahan is going to be a massive threat this weekend. His final round 61 in the Travelers on Sunday was a thing of beauty and he will be coming into this hoping to carry that form through. If he can string four rounds together or even play two like he played last Sunday he has this in the bag. He’s massively talented and it’s about time he got back into the form he started this season off with.
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