A disappointing week last week rescued only somewhat by Freddie Couples's share of fifth place, despite a pitiful 38% driving accuracy percentage. On a more punishing course, he'd have sunk without trace. Thankfully I suggested it was a minimum stakes week, and following Smylie Kaufmann's unlikely win the previous week, Justin Thomas was not much better for punters.

This is a really bizarre week with nearly 20 events, and I've therefore divided it into two sections. The week's headline events are where I'm having the smaller bets and the second liners provide in my opinion better opportunities. 


The WGC Champions HSBC event sees the return of the likes of Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson, alongside 'racefit' Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott. Scott finished well last week, but of those mentioned, Bubba is the likeliest at 18/1.  8th and 1st here and on this bombers track he'll enjoy himself. Won with -11 last year, having played the par 5s in -15 for the week. Dustin Johnson won the year before, but one player who might offer a bit of value is Marc Leishman, 9th here last year. An eyecatching 29th last week off a long break should have blown away the cobwebs and 150/1 is a generous e/w price to a minimum stake.
More realistically perhaps, Patrick Reed has been 3rd and 10th the last two weeks, so odds against around 11/8 is worth a top 20 play.

The Sanderson's Farms shortlist would be the bang in form Jason Bohn, placed here last year too, 12/1, Patton Kizzire who is off a great year on the Web.com Tour and the marvellously named Bronson Burgoon, who for much of the summer matched Kizzire stroke for stroke, but has been slightly below his best in recent weeks. however, given that Kizzire is 16/1 and Burgoon an eyewatering 250/1, I think i know which is better value! 

In the Seniors finale (30 players so only four places) Jeff Maggert is the e/w value at 20/1 and he is a bigger play. Maggert threatened to completely dominate with a string of wins and very high finishes mid-summer, before easing off slightly, but in the last couple of weeks there have been real signs of a return to mid-season form. Definitely overpriced.

These events would be less than 30% of my week's stakes however, all e/w bets above, and as I say, minimum stakes, Maggert apart, for me.


Two Ladies events this week. in Japan, a Friday start here note, is my bet of the week. BO MEE LEE (Nap), is the name. The Korean tour has produced the likes of Inbee Park, Ha Na Jang and HJ Kim, and Lee is another off the conveyer belt. The 27 year old spends less time on the main tour than some,  but in her last 12 events she has 3 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds and 2 fourths (worst finish 17th) and is the fifth highest rated on World rankings of those entered here. 14/1 is about my minimum price but will be surprised if the 27 year old is out of the five. She has already recorded a 2nd and a 13th in this event, and this can be her week.

Ryan Fox e/w in the Challenge Tour Final event at 25/1 and top ten at 2/1 is worth a play after a good third in Fiji when he partnered Matt Kuchar, which should have helped his career nicely.

A whole clutch of other events this week and I'm putting together an e/w multiple of players with exceptional chances, but need far more bookmakers to get involved first. Should be a case of 'how far' for multiple Major winner Angel Cabrera in Argentina and 7/1 is actually a nice price. Brett Rumford beat the same players he faces this week just days ago, while in India Siddikur Rahman has course form of 11 top 10s in 12 visits,  and if we get prices for the Sanya ladies event, Feng Shanshan is 200 points clear in the rankings of the rest.

Finally, the Euro and Webcom qualifier events (seven of them) offer up one bet, 9/1 for Dean Burmester with the brave Skybet who have priced the event, who has two Sunshine Tour wins in recent weeks, drops in grade and should take care of the Las Colinas division. He represents a decent Single bet, in addition to the multiple.

I'll be having an e/w multiple on these five players if even one bookie prices all five. Bet365 and Skybet doing best so far! Will edit into this post as more bookies are dragged screaming to price up.

MAIN BETS: (Plenty others, as above, and will UPDATE with more details on the multiple as prices become available more widely)

BM Lee; Toto Japan Classic e/w 14/1 NAP
Jeff Maggert Seniors Finale e/w 20/1
Dean Burmester; 9/1 e/w Las Colinas Euro Qualifier NB.

Patrick Reed; top 20 11/8 WGC.Cover bet


Fair play to Skybet who have now priced ALL of the above. I've had a minimum stakes e/w lucky 31 as per events above:

Dean Burmester 9/1
Shanshan Feng 9/4
Brett Rumford 11/2
Cabrera 7/1
Siddikur Rahman 8/1.

If the prices look short, they are short for a reason, and the cumulative odds do come to something over 15,000/1!!

As always Good Luck if you play any of these, and sincere thanks for reading.