This weeks Golf is low key compared with next week’s World Matchplay in California where Tiger Woods is rumoured to be returning but would have to enter by Friday’s deadline and my sources suggest this is unlikely.
Gaganjeet Bhullar is not a name many of you will be familiar with but the 21 year old Indian won the Asian Tour International at weekend with a dazzling closing 64 and returns home to Delhi this week not lacking in confidence for Avantha Masters at the DLF Golf & Country Club which staged the Johnnie Walker Event won by New Zealand’s Mark Brown and where Bhullar has won twice.
Although this week’s event is a huge step up in class it is one of the weaker on European Tour and he has a massive advantage in knowing the course so well and he’ll be high on confidence following Sunday’s win.
At 28/1 with Betfred, Bhullar looks tremendous each way value (1/4 odds for places 1,2,3,4,5.
Last year Dustin Johnson managed to win the reduced 54 hole AT&T Pebble Beach National at Pebble Beach without being shown once live on TV he goes into his defence in good form and is available at 22/1 with Sportingbet and Victor Chandler.
Mike Weir let us down last week but is worth giving another each way chance too and at 28/1 (betinternet) on a course he likes and with conditions to suit is decent value.
Padraig Harrington (28s Boylesports), Sergio Garcia (33/1 888Sport) and Luke Donald (25/1 William Hill) lead the European challenge but like many they well be playing Pebble Beach with one eye on June’s US Open which returns to the course in 2010.
Jim Furyk at 20/1 (Coral) cannot be left out of calculations while a small saver on Phil Mickleson each way at 9/1 (Sportingbet) is also advised as following Steve Strickers win in LA last week he will be determined to regain his World Number two spot.
Avantha Masters: Bhullar and Clarke, each way singles
AT&T: Weir, Furyk and Mickelson all each way singles
All the best
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