Hunter Mahan propelled himself to 4th in the world last week with victory at the Houston Open and he has to be fancied to win a 3rd event of the year, and his 1st Major, at 33/1 (bet365) this week.
Tiger Woods is looking keen again but he does seem a touch short at 9/2 (Totesport) while Rory McIlroy, who aims to build on a fantastic twelve months since collpasing in the Masters 2011, is 6/1 with Blue Square. Charl Schwartzel defends his title as Coral’s 45/1 shot and he is tempting at 6/5 (Paddy Power) to be top placed South African.
Justin Rose is back in the limelight with his good start to 2012, BetVictor putting 33/1 on him while Luke Donald will have his followers at 16/1 (Paddy Power), especially following his win at the Transitions recently.
One to watch a bit further down is Johnson Wagner, 150/1 with Totesport. Wagner is in the form of his life and has a PGA win to his name this season and he surely has a chance at making a mark here – Skybet chalk up 3/1 about a top 20 finish.