Lee Westwood is 12/1 market leader to win this week’s BMW PGA at Wentworth and in my opinion is a great bet to do so.
Westwood had a great chance to win here in 2011 when losing to Luke Donald in a play-off, a defeat that cost him the world number one spot while he also had a top ten finish last year which should have been far better but for some woeful putting and his game is in good shape at present.
I was in Girona on Sunday to witness Miguel Angel Jimemez land the Spanish Open for the first time and become the first 50-year-old to win on the European Tour. He was victorious in this event in 2008 and in the form of his life, looks well over the odds at 33/1 to go well again this week.
Sergio Garcia is my other selection. A rare visitor to Wentworth these days, the Spaniard is playing well enough to suggest he is likely to be a serious contender at 18/1 this week.
Of the bigger prices, Tom Lewis at 150/1 catches my eye; I still feel he is going to be real top player but he needs a big finish in a prestigious event to take his game to the next level.
Jordan Speith is ready to win on the PGA Tour this year having played some great golf but not finished the job. At 18/1 he looks a decent wager in the Crown Plaza Invitational where Zach Johnson is a course specialist and a decent altenative to Speith at 14/1.
Jimmy Walker meanwhile, appeals at 33/1 to continue his great run on the tour this year.
Finally, Colin Montgomerie would normally be at Wentworth but this week is in Michigan for the Senior PGA Championship. He has a solid chance to grab his first Major at 14/1.