USPGA Betting Tips
One thing we know about this week’s venue, Quail Hollow, is that it going to play long! At 7,600 yards, it’s already a decent stretch, but it’s currently wetter than an otter’s pocket and there are deluges expected. Our USPGA betting tips will therefore be focusing on the bombers. Omar Uresti fans may want to look away now!
The media talk in the build-up is all about completion of the career Grand Slam. Of course, only Jordan Spieth can achieve that this week – and if he were to do so would become the youngest ever. He’s proven that he is the real deal but we just think there are too many other players better suited to the conditions. Prime contender is Rory McIlroy who has earned more money than anyone at Quail Hollow and is definitely the man to beat. He’s playing well, loves the course and will be driven to deny Spieth beating him to the post on the career Grand Slam. Sadly, at 6/1 he isn’t exactly getting our wallets twitching. Here are a few that are however:
Rickie Fowler 16/1 – Stake £10 e/w Potential return £220
Fowler has been in fine form all season and has been part of the conversation before each major. Surely, it’s only a matter of time before he gets across the line. Having been pipped to the post by McIlroy at Valhalla, he has experienced of being in the mix down the stretch at the USPGA. Combine his current form with excellent course form (including a win here in 2012 and 4th last year) and we reckon he offers the best value of the top dogs.
Jason Day 33/1 – Stake £10 e/w Potential return £432.50
Day has had a troublesome year but looks to be back to a bit of form. He was in the mix last week and has a great game for the course. These seem like crazy odds for such a talent and I fully expect him to go well again.
Charley Hoffman 50/1 – Stake £10 e/w Potential return £645
The goofy looking American has gone well in several majors now, including this year’s Masters and the US Open until a late fade. He’s just the sort of player that the PGA tends to throw up as an occasional winner. I loved his attitude last week in refusing to play for 2nd. He’s playing great and is plenty long enough to have a chance this week.
Thomas Pieters 60/1 – Stake £10 e/w Potential return £770
His game may have eluded him last Sunday but he has already proved himself comfortable playing in the US. He came to prominence over their last year in the Ryder Cup and has since come close at Augusta and in last week’s WGC. He won’t be afraid, and unlike many Europeans before him, will receive plenty of encouragement from the galleries.
Kevin Chappell 70/1 – Stake £5 e/w Potential return £447.50
Having finally got the monkey off his back this season, Chappelle is playing with real freedom. Consecutive high finishes these past two weeks mean that he ticks both boxes we are looking for: Form and length.
J.B. Holmes 125/1 – Stake £5 e/w Potential return £791.25
This feels like it must have been a misprint on the odds! He loves both a big event and a big drive …… and he’s won here before. With most bookies offering 8 places, you’d be a mug not to have a couple of quid on JB.