US PGA Betting Preview 2015
August 10, 2015|Posted in: General
Weekly Betting preview for the PGA Tour
It’s official – the bad run is over!! After week after week of frustration, it all came right last time out when Troy Merritt won the Quicken Loans National at amazing odds of 350 to 1. This guarantees a profit for the season whatever happens for the rest of the year and actually covers 2016 as well – although I’m certainly not resting on my laurels and see this as a kick start to further success.
I took a different approach last time out, concentrating on players who would be fully focused on the event – leaving players out who might have had their minds on the WGC last week and the PGA this week. I’ve done this a couple of times this season and it has backfired, but last week certainly vindicated that approach and I will certainly be using the same approach in the future.
This week I’ll be taking a different view. Being a Major, every player in the field will be 100% focused, so I’ll be looking for value in players who I think can handle the rigours of a Major. For me, this is the Major where shocks are most likely to happen – the history of the Open and the US Open, alongside the majesty of the Masters make for added pressure, but the PGA is the one Major where the pressure is not quite so intense, although come Sunday afternoon some players will disagree!
So here goes – here are the three players who I hope will bring home the bacon this week.
The US PGA 2015 Picks
Jordan Spieth 7/1 2pts EW 888Sport
In picking Spieth I asked myself a simple question. If this tournament was played 8 times, would Jordan Spieth win at least once and my answer is a resounding yes. The guy competes week in, week out and never gives up. There is now no doubt that he can handle himself on major Sunday and his chief rival is not going to be completely on his game. I’d be surprised if we see a price as high as this about Spieth at any time in the next few years -he is the supreme competitor and the world number one (even though it’s not official).
Jim Furyk 1.5 PTS E.W 50/1 Bet365
How Jim Furyk is not in the group directly behind Spieth and McIlroy in the betting is amazing to me. He is one of the most consistent golfers on tour and currently sits at number 4 in the world. Last week he led the WGC for two rounds and led going into Sunday, where he certainly didn’t disgrace himself – him and Rose in the final group just playing it a little too safe. This is a little worrisome, as Furyk has struggled to cross the line in recent years, although he did buck that trend back in April with a win – so if you back Furyk for a place only it certainly wouldn’t be a mistake.
Robert Streb 1.5 pts E.W 100/1 Paddy Power
This pick is all about form. Look at these figures:
T30, T4, T19, T18, T42, T2, T14, T18 and 5.
This is the tournament form of Robert Streb in the last nine outings and you can also add a win into the mix at the beginning of the wraparound season. There are many players with lower prices than Streb who stand much less chance.
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by Chasing Jack