The Ryder Cup teams were finalised this week and there was no place for Luke Donald in the European line-up while last week’s Deutsche Bank Championship victor Chris Kirk hasn’t been included for the USA.
Paul McGinley’s Europe are strong favourites ahead of the Gleneagles battle and Coral are likely to see plenty of chunky bets at their top price of 4/6 on the hosts coming out on top.
Danny Willett represents decent value at 28/1 in the European Masters this week with Tommy Fleetwood (45/1) also catching the eye but it’s Ross Fisher that looks like the tournament’s best pick at 40/1; playing well at present Fisher finished joint fifth here last year at a similar price.
Rory Mcllroy is a 9/2 market leader for the BMW Championship but I fancy two outsiders, namely Webb Simpson at 50/1 and 66/1 chance Geoff Ogilvy.
Simpson will be a relieved man now that he has secured a wilcard berth in the USA Ryder Cup team while Ogilvy is something of a forgotten man, who has struck form almost unnoticed. One of these two in the first five will yield a decent profit and if either wins, even better.
We have reached the stage where they are playing for huge money in the Fedex play-offs and both players are former US Open winners so they can definitely handle the pressure. It should be a great week.