A week which started slowly, simmered nicely in the middle before fizzling out somewhat on Sunday. The undoubted highlight at 50/1 was Lucas Bjerregaard's second, while if I failed to persuade any readers to back Thongchai Jaidee for a top 20 after 8 consecutive years of achieving that in the event, I'm doing it wrong. He duly made it 9/9.

EDITED: Having seen Skybet price the Challenger Tour final on Monday, I slavishly thought the event was this week, infact it starts next Wednesday, so have made another cover bet selection for this week instead.

This week value is in short supply and I've only staked about 40% of the average week. Smaller sized fields than usual everywhere it seems, but that means contraction in the usual prices.

Kevin Kisner at 50/1 is interesting in the CIMB, a classy player as witnessed by three seconds in 2015, including in the Players Championship. Have had a small e/w, while in Europe the shortlist of Andy Sullivan, Fitzpatrick and Jaidee should provide a decent run for the money. The last named at 40/1 is the main e/w play. Sullivan has had a week off since winning by nine shots.  Schwartzel was sixth a couple of weeks ago in the US, so is another worth considering.

in Japan, Koumei Oda (watch your Odas!) looks overs at 25/1  for a player with solid course and recently progressive form..

In a thin week, the only other offerings would be Jessica Korda at 50/1 in the Ladies, 3rd last year and a recent win on her cv (Lydia Ko is in ridiculous form with a bunch of wins and top tens, Tigeresque form from his heyday), and the cover bet replacing Ryan Fox (one for next week!) is Fred Couples in the Toshiba Seniors event. Couples has five year form of 12581 so 12/1 is acceptable each way, given solid recent form. Hopefully we'll get a top 10 market as well, while Scott Dunlap, in great form and 5th here last year. is also worth a look at 18/1.

Good luck as always if you play any of these and many thanks for reading.