Thursday, 6 March 2014

Some Longshot Golf Selections for Doral WGC >

This week now we have some nice Golf action coming up with the elite 69 runner WGC Championship and all the big guns are turning up for this which is great for the punter because when the likes of Adam Scott , Tiger Woods et al are playing you can find some super value elsewhere.

The first selection to take as a long shot is GONZALO F-CASTRANO who is currently 300/1 ...why i hear you ask ?..well tbh its a bit of a leap as he is not in great form but did rattle off  3 consecutive rounds in the 60's last week in the Honda Classic to give hints of a revival and he has proven form being a 7 time European tour winner but most importantly is this....He lives here, this is his Home course, a course in which he practices daily after his move to the States over a year ago and he will know this course better than most which is worth a few shots and at the odds its worth some EW sheckles in a hope this gives him the required inspiration.

Next up > Back Rickie Fowler @ 67.0

It would have been asking a lot of Rickie Fowler to contend in the Honda Classic, just a few days after reaching finals day at the World Match Play, so there was much to like about his solid top-25 finish. Fowler's performance over several days at Dove Mountain strongly suggested that recent swing changes are paying dividends and his putting was supremely confident. If so, he is a man to watch out for at big prices on championship courses. It is notable that Fowler's best results of the past two seasons came in big Florida events - behind Tiger at Bay Hill and Matt Kuchar at Sawgrass.

The next selection is not a Longshot  , is not original but must be included in all bets due to past form...> Back Tiger Woods @ 15.0

Just before Christmas I picked out five players you could back blind every week. One of the five, Zach Johnson, won his very first event in 2014 and last week in South Africa, Michael Hoey, who was matched at 130.0 before the off, finished second in the Tshwane Open. The last of my five is Tiger Woods and this is one of the four venues where I really fancied him to land a win. It's not hard to write him off this week given he withdrew from the Honda Classic on Sunday with back spasms and given Doral, where he's already won an incredible seven times, has been remodeled completely, but it's worth noting that Tiger has won several times after a disappointing performance and at 15.0 I'm more than happy to take a chance.

Finally we have a " Wildcard " ...Back Jordan Spieth @ 23.0

Donald Trump's Doral architect Gil Hanse tells us his project was not a 'restoration', 'renovation' or a 'rebuild' but in fact building a brand new golf course. If that is the case then any advantage that the experienced pros had will be all but wiped away and for the youngsters, not least Jordan Spieth there will be a rare opportunity to compete on a level playing field; and I doubt anyone would relish the opportunity of taking on young Spieth on a level playing field. With question marks over the players at the very top of the betting, the American wonder kid is my selection to continue his excellent start to the season

Enjoy and Good Luck.


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