The Bookies point of view…
32Red’s Sponsorship manager Jack Milner delivers a weekly verdict on each tournament.
This week’s golfing action is very much a case of ‘After the Lord Mayor’s Show’ with a hangover comprising of both the Cheltenham Festival and TPC Sawgrass. Rory McIlroy grinded out his first win in over 12 months, capitalising on six suceessive finishes of T6 or better, but was pushed hard by the late rallies of Dustin Johnson et al on Sunday.
DJ is the 11/2 favourite this week at The Valspar Championship however, he is too skinny at current prices and I can see Webb Simpson – last year’s Players’ Champion – at around the 18/1 mark. A final round 68 saw Simpson finish T16 last week and, with good form around Innisbrook and can see him bettering market rivals DJ, Jason Day and John Rahm.
Of those at bigger prices, I like the pair of Lucas Glover and Kevin Kisner, who are both excellent tee-to-green and appear poised to claim a first win of either’s respective season.