Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Players Championship 2020

No time for a preview this week but I am backing Justin Thomas for The Players.

2.0 pts WIN @ 20.00
4.0 PTS TOP-10 @ 3.35

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Qatar Masters and Arnold Palmer Invitational 2020

Whilst the Florida Swing moves into its second week on the PGA Tour, the Desert Swing reaches its climax in Qatar this week, where we are faced with a new course in the shape of Education City GC.

In Qatar we have essentially a similar lineup to that of last week's Oman Open and based on that I have taken the same approach and gone in again on Ross Fisher & Paul Waring and added a third interest in Benjamin Hebert.

Fisher & Waring played well enough last week, the former falling out of contention over his final 4 holes on the Friday before climbing the leaderboard again on the Sunday. He's backed at 46.00 in the outright market to keep the momentum going here and I especially like the PM/AM draw he has this week. Waring is playing solid enough, and if he starts well on Thursday he could be a contender, and at 40.00 for the win, he is kept on the staking plan for the week. Frenchman, Benjamin Hebert is one I'm keen to get onside this week, particularly @ 60.00. He had an alright week in Oman despite travelling over from Mexico the weekend before, and he should be freshened up here to continue his solid form in the region and maintain strong par-5 scoring which looks to be key this week.

Qatar Masters Selections:

1.00 pt WIN R. Fisher @ 46.00   - 2.50 pts TOP-20 @ 3.00
1.00 pt WIN P. Waring @ 40.00  - 2.50 pts TOP-20 @ 3.00
1.00 pt WIN B.Hebert @ 60.00   - 2.50 pts TOP-20 @ 3.60

Bay Hill GC will host the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week without the presence of Tiger Woods. The field however is very strong with Rory McIlroy heading the market at a very short price. Well for me anyway. I've selected three players here who I think can go very well and the majority of my interest will lie in the T10/T20 markets.

Ball striking is required here and I'm looking at players who have shown form and who could make the top10/top20 here. They are Kevin Na, Ben An, Max Homa & Joaquin Niemann (despite coming in off two MCs). Kevin Kisner is another I may get involved in during in-play.

Arnold Palmer Invitational Selections

1.00 pts WIN B. An @ 50.00               - 1.50 pts TOP-10 @ 5.20
0.50 pts WIN K. Na @ 100.00             - 1.00 pts TOP-10 @ 9.60   - 1.50 pts TOP-20 @ 5.00
0.25 pts WIN M. Homa @ 100.00       - 1.00 pts TOP-10 @ 12.60 - 1.50 pts TOP-20 @ 5.10
0.25 pts WIN J. Niemann @ 180.00    - 1.00 pts TOP-10 @ 11.00 - 1.50 pts TOP-20 @ 5.00