The Barclays Odds & Betting Tips
The Barclays is the main golf betting event of the week and takes place at the Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey. Tiger Woods is in the field, as are all the big names. Genie looks at the odds and offers his golf betting tips.
Key Betting Information
The Barclays was only held once before at this course, in 2008, when Vijay Singh was triumphant, beating Sergio Garcia and Kevin Sutherland in a playoff. The winning score that weekend was -8. The course is quite long at around the 7300 yards mark. Sunshine and little wind is predicted by the weather man from Thursday onward. Withe the Ryder Cup on the horizon a few candidates will be eager to make a keen impression; Luke Donald, Paul Casey, Padraig Harrington and Justin Rose spring to mind.
Most bookmakers are paying a quarter the odds for the top 5 places.
Players to Watch
Il Pato, better known as Angel Cabrera is the dark horse this weekend. Cabbers was very unlucky not to be do better than 19th place in 2008, the only other time the event was played here. He had a bit of bad luck which cost him a treble bogey at the par 4 5th on day 3 and then 3 bogeys on the front 9 in the final round saw him finish 4 shots adrift in a very bunched field. Angel has been a bit of a mixed bag in 2010, recently missing the cut at the PGA Tour. He has shown glimmers of his talent this year with a 3rd place at Quail Hollow, top 10 at the SBS and top 25’s in the US Open and The Masters. The tough courses tend to bring out the best in Cabbers, particularly when his opponents find the greens as tough as he does and you can expect to see tough greens this weekend. Cabrera is available at odds of 125/1 with Ladbrokes.
Phil Mickelson should go well this weekend. Phil will be keen to rubber stamp his claim to the number 1 spot and will feed off a lively New Jersey crowd. Expect loads of high 5’s and lots of entertainment from Lefty this weekend. A win at The Barlays would put the shine on another good year for the most likeable man in golf. Mickelson is available at 12/1 with almost every bookmaker.
If my name was Corey Pavin then I’d have a place for JB Holmes on my Ryder Cup Team. He is a formidable fourball player and has had a very solid, if not spectacular year. I’m sure that J.B. Holmes is in Pavin’s thoughs and a fine finish at Ridgewood would do him the world of good. If JB can utilise his power at the right times around this course then he should go close. A final round 66 in 2008 was too little too late but it does show what he is capable of. You can back JB with most bookmakers at odds of 80/1.
Jeremy Chapman Tips
Jeremy has not published any tips in the racing post this week.
Steve Palmer Tips
Steve Palmer’s golf betting tips for The Barclays:
Paul Casey 2pts e/w @ 30/1 with Bet365 or Paddy Power.
Hunter Mahan 1.5pts e/w @ 35/1 with Bet365.
Adam Scott 1pt e/w @ 66/1 with Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Will Hill, Bet365, VC Bet.
Stewart Cink 1pt e/w @ 80/1 with Paddy Power.
Ricky Fowler 1pt e/w @ 100/1 with Bet365.
Steve Palmer’s golf betting tips on the Johnnie Walker Championship are:
Ross Fisher 3pts e/w @ 16/1 with Bet365.
Nicolas Colsaerts 1pt e/w @ 40/1 with Paddy Power.
Gregory Havret 1pt e/w @ 40/1 with Ladbrokes.
Shane Lowry 1pt e/w @ 50/1 with Paddy Power or Bet365.
Thomas Bjorn 0.5pt e/w 80/1 with Bet365.
Betting Tips Summary
Genie is going for the bangers in the golf betting this weekend. There’ll be high odds, birdies a plenty and entertainment guaranteed at very good value in the €100 staking plan at The Barclays:
€20 e/w Angel Cabrera at 125/1 with Ladbrokes
€30 win on Phil Mickelson at 12/1 with VC Bet
€15 e/w on J.B. Holmes at 80/1 with Bet365
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