As the weather dictated play in New Orleans I may as well as thrown my bets away. When something like that happens the unpredictable can happen. Short break in play is fine but that one was like playing in a tempest. The Tour now moves to the Wells Fargo Championship and the forecast looks good. Jim Furyk returns following injury but the main talk in the betting markets is Rory McIlroy. He won at a canter here last year and prices on him are low. Add to the mix some big names and it is fair to say that value is in short supply here. So to help I have taken a closer look at the field to find the best players at the best prices.
J.B Holmes 28/1 (888)
Won this event in 2014 so knows how to contend on this course. His game suits this course. In hi last eight starts, he has finished in the top 15. Could be a serious high odds contender with McIlroy still waiting for his first win of the season.
Phil Mickelson 28/1 (PaddyPower)
Phil may never have won here but he is third in all-time earnings at the Wells Fargo. How? Six to top five finishes in 12 appearances and made every cut. He likes it here that’s for sure. Finished fourth last year and playing much better this year. Could surprise and pick up his first victory at the Wells Fargo but a great Each Way.
Jamie Lovemark 55/1 (Bet365)
Narrowly lost in the playoff at the Zurich but showed that changing conditions do not affect him. Five top 10’s so far this season and getting close to a win. The big hitter is well suited to this one. At 55/1, he may not win but at Each way prices is a better bet than McIlroy.
Justin Thomas 66/1 (888)
Finished in seventh place last year and looking good this year. Currently 9th in the FedEx and winner of the CIMB Classic. Finished third at the Honda Classic and the Frys.com. At 66/1, he must be worth a punt.
Webb Simpson 80/1 (Ladbrokes)
Major winner and a member of the club where this one is played. Whilst he may not be having the strongest season, his course knowledge could pay off. It did last year as he finished in a tie for 2nd. A great outsider where an Each way bet will pay more than the likes of Scott and Fowler if they win.