Just two low-key tournaments to concentrate on this week as the PGA Tour brings us the McGladrey Classic from the Seaside Course, Sea Island, Georgia, and the European Tour heads to Australia for the Perth International hosted by the lake Karrinyup Country Club. But don’t worry as we’ve got a couple of golf betting tips for both events for you.
Matt Kuchar, Webb Simpson, Chris Kirk, Bill Haas and Zach Johnson head the field at odds of 20/1 or less this week and all could easily win. However, this short course places a premium on accuracy and par-4 scoring and presents up-and-comers Hudson Swafford and Kevin Kisner with a great opportunity to claim their maiden PGA Tour victory.
Swafford is a Web.com graduate and one that I fancy will quickly follow in his best mate’s, Harris English’s, footsteps by making his breakthrough on the PGA Tour sooner rather than later. He’s managed to post top-25 finishes in all of his last five events and has gone on record as saying this type of test is what he really likes.
Kisner has made a satisfactory start to the season in finishing 21st and 56th, but it’s his par-4 scoring average that catches the eye as the winner of this event is always near the top of that statistic for the week.
Swafford 1 point each-way @ 66/1 and 2 points top-10 @ 6/1
Kisner 1 point each-way @ 100/1 and 2 points top-10 @ 9/1
Just two years of form to go on here, both of which produced very different winners in the classy Bo Van Pelt and Jin Jeong, who started last year as an unconsidered outsider.
This year there’s a trio of top-class performers in Charl Schwartzel, Victor Dubuisson and Jason Dufner, but I think their motivations are likely to be about appeasing sponsors rather than claiming a relatively unheralded title.
Much more motivated will be a David Horsey and Scott Jamieson who will be desperate for a good performance this week as it’s their last chance to crash next week’s Race To Dubai.
David Horsey makes his tournament debut and may well be feeling good about the course as it has been compared to his beloved Wentworth, whilst Jamieson was 5th here on his sole visit two years ago and has played some good golf recently, despite his natural tendency of blowing hot and cold.
Horsey 1 point each-way @ 80/1 and 2 point top-10 @ 7/1
Jamieson 1 point each-way @ 70/1 and 2 points top-10 @ 6/1