My first week of betting 'seriously' on golf, here are my thoughts and suggestions.
First a quick review, last week was definitely one that got away. For someone of Stenson's class and experience you really don't expect a bottle job, but I'm afraid that's exactly what this was. Three pars to finish wins trhe tournament and even after his 'little mishap' on 16, then 3 to get down from the heart of the final fairway would have got a play off. 

To rub in salt, he missed from 18 inches on Saturday, and according also to shot-tracker 2feet 5 inches on friday Sad

Happily Horsey made a place as well in Russia so with that and the top 10 bet and e/w Stenson landing a minor profit on the week.

Moving on.... I think it best Smile

I've done a blog for the KLM Open, a few classy players near the top of the betting and then a host of (fairly decent to be fair) European tour journeymen. Three bets in this for me, a tiny investment e/w on McGrane (three course top fives) simply as a price play. 60/1 last week, 200/1 this week, a bit e/w on Soren Kjeldsen (35 from 40s) who knows how to 'get the job done;, but the main bet in this event is MARTIN KAYMER 2 points win 1 point place) at 10/1. By a mile the class act in this field, and a previous winner of this event. Just feel his 12th in the PGA on the back of gradually improving form, if repeated, will blow this lot away. Making the market maybe, but I couldn't ignore his claims.

Three other events in brief, with one bet each this week for me. ANIRBAN LAHIRI 5th in the PGA is a prolific winner over the years, and his all round stats in the PGA were just superb. He drops into class this week, 80 points or so clear of this field in World rankings,and while there are some in form players like Kizzire, until recently Lovemark (out to 75/1, when he was around 25/1 a few weeks ago on a regular basis) and the red hot Dickie Pride, (insert jokes here Big Grin). But Lahiri is different gravy.

Infact i can't believe it's 25/1 the field. That is a thumping price for Lahiri and at 25/1 he is the e/w NAP of the week.

In a strong ladies event, the Evian, e/w HA NA JANG looks a little overpriced at 33/1 with Ladbrokes. A win, three seconds and a fourth in her last ten outings, as well as a third on first go in this event last year, suggest a player who should be shorter.

However this is an event to keep an eye on, the form should work out well in future weeks, all the top Koreans are here along with a fine field of other players, on a course that provides a good varied test.

The final smaller bet is a familiar name to thread regulars, in Kazakhstan, RICARDO GOUVEIA, who is 20/1, again quite a bit bigger than expected. A rare missed cut last week but before that against much the same standard of field, a win, two seconds and a third in five events, in similar grade.

My small 'One Day Rodney' e/w Patent (as well as singles): Kaymer 10/1, Ha Na Jang 33/1 and Anirban Lahiri 25/1.

I mentioned that I like a cover bet each week to return my stakes 'if all else fails'. The 9/4 Lahiri for a top ten fills that spot this week, though I will let more bookies price up incase they are even more generous. There's unlikely to be a vast queue of money for the 9/4.