Tips and odds on the Player’s Championship
The Players Championship takes place at one of my favourite courses; the TPC Sawgrass. Tiger Woods is in the field and priced at very generous looking odds of 17/2. If you are having a golf bet this weekend then Genie is here to steer you in the right direction with his weekly betting tips. Tell us what you think in our comments section.
The 17/2 available on Tiger Woods with Sportingbet.com would normally be a no brainer but given his erratic form last week and that he has not performed very well on the TPC Sawgrass course in recent years (he did win it in 2001) Genie is going to pass on the opportunity to bet. I hope that it doesn’t go down as one of the great missed opportunities of golf betting.
Player’s Championship: Players To Watch
This week Genie is going to surprise a few with his value betting picks. Following good success in sticking with the more favoured players in recent weeks I’ve decided that the time for the dark horse has come again. This particular breed can only be found in Kentucky.
JB Holmes has been in solid form this season. He missed the cut last week at Quail Hollow despite a second round of 68. His opening round of 79 was testament to his sometimes erratic performances but don’t let the obvious risk of this happening again put you off. This was his first missed cut of the season. JB has had 5 top 25 finishes from his 10 events this season. You should also be aware that he did miss the cut at this event last year.
JB has some Sawgrass form, finishing 10th and 16th in 2008 and 2007 respectively. Holmes is capable of scoring birdies with the best of them and at Sawgrass he will need to be having one of his better putting weekends. His dricing can be erratic but Sawgrass is one of the courses where his extra 50 yards tends to help him carry past the main dangers on many holes.
When all is said and done, JB is capable of putting in a strong performance this week and is coming off a fine second round of 68 at Quail Hollow. He is currently available at 140/1 with Bet365, who are paying 6 places at The Players Championship.
Kenny Perry is another fine Kentuckian who has been much maligned this year. At the Masters he performed well for the most part. Apart from some very poor putting he would have been up there with the leaders going into the final day. Kenny has switched to a taller putter and was giving that a trial run last week at Quail Hollow where he shot an opening round of 66. A poor final round of 74 last year saw Kenny finish in 22nd position. In 2008 he was leading here going into the final round and had a disastrous final round of 81 to leave him in 15th place overall.
Kenny Knows this course and, if he can straighten out his putting and the wind doesn’t blow too hard, he could well be in the shake up. Let’s not forget that Kenny has won 5 times on the US Tour in the past 2.5 years. How many other players can say that.
Ladbrokes odds of 150/1 on Kenny Perry.
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Players Championship Betting Tips Summary
If you are having a bet on the golf this weekend at The Players Championship and want to take our advice here’s a summary of our €100 staking plan.
€25 e/w on JB Holmes at 140/1 with Bet365 (paying 6 places)
€25 e/w on Kenny Perry at 150/1 with Ladbrokes
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