MARC LEISHMAN (AUS) 30/1 – £5EW PP paying 8 places
BUBBA WATSON (USA) 40/1 – £5EW PP Paying 8 places
CAMERON DAVIS (AUS) 55/1 – £5EW PP paying 8 places
RYAN PALMER (USA) 55/1 – £5EW PP paying 8 places
BEAU HOSSLER (USA) 400/1 – £2.50EW PP 400/1 8 places
ROBERT MACINTYRE (SCO) 28/1 – £5EW Boyle 8 places
LEE WESTWOOD (ENG) 40/1 – £5EW SkyBet 7 places
DAVID LIPSKY (USA) 60/1 – £5EW SkyBet 7 places
MIKKO KORHONEN (FIN) 110/1 – £3EW Betfred 7 places
Torrey Pines (South)
The Torrey Pines South Course is the more challenging of the two and is the host of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Open Championships. The South course was originally designed by William Bell, Sr. in 1957, and is home to the Farmers Insurance Open PGA Golf Tournament (along with the North Course).
In 2001 and again in 2019, Torrey Pines South Course was renovated and redesigned by Rees Jones.
With the most recent renovations, Torrey Pines South is longer and plays more difficult, with the South’s teeing areas extending the length of this course to up to 7,800 yards. Golfers must also deal with the distractive view of hang-gliders and para-gliders, soaring and hovering at the edge of the cliffs on the south end of the course.
2012 Brandt Snedeker
2013 Tiger Woods
2014 Scott Stallings
2015 Jason Day
2016 Brandt Snedeker
2017 Jon Rahm
2018 Jason Day
2019 Justin Rose
2020 Marc Leishman
Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE
The flagship course at Emirates Golf Club, The Majlis championship course is a challenging par 72, 7,301-yard layout. Designed by Florida-based course architect Karl Litten, the original 18 holes were built in and around the dunes of a beautiful site on the edge of the city of Dubai, donated by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on whose instructions the desert flora was maintained in its natural state.
The Majlis course has developed a worthy reputation worldwide as a testing layout for even the best golfers. The course features hundreds of indigenous species of flora and fauna, beautifully complemented by meandering fairways and seven fresh and saltwater lakes.
The Majlis, the first grass course in the Middle East, takes its name from the Arabic word for ‘meeting place’. One of the most prominent features on the course is the Majlis building itself positioned between the 8th and 9th holes and a Dubai landmark since 1988.
The course record for the Majlis course is held by Ernie Els, he shot a 61 on 27th January 1994
2020 – HERBERT, Lucas
2019 – DECHAMBEAU, Bryson
2018 – LI, Haotong
2017 – GARCIA, Sergio
2016 – WILLETT, Danny
2015 – MCILROY, Rory
2014 – GALLACHER, Stephen
2013 – GALLACHER, Stephen
MARC LEISHMAN (AUS) 30/1
We tipped Marc at the Sentry where he was at 80/1 and he had a good week in the end finishing in a tie for 24TH place. He followed that with a fourth place at the Sony but missed last week at the American Express.
He is of course the defending champion so his odds are lower than normal this week, but I feel he is still worth a few pounds.
The team followed him a lot at the Sony and could not believe how good his iron play was, his last two events has seen his greens in regulation stat reach over 80%. We also noticed he gained on strokes putting which is unlike him but if this trend continues this week then it could be a great defence of his title.
Going for a £5EW bet with PP 30/1 paying 8 places
BUBBA WATSON (USA) 40/1
Bubba has always been a good banker for us over the years. He has got us some good place returns as well as the win at the Travelers back in 2018 where we tipped him at 33/1.
You always seem to get a steady performance from him, this being his first event back since the break could be an advantage for him. He seems to play better golf when he has been well rested.
He won this event back in 2011 and has had some good results here since then as well, he managed a top ten last year.
He has been working hard over the break with his sponsors and looks ready to get out there. Not much else to say apart from a good value bet here. Hope to see him hole some early putts and then who knows.
I am betting £5EW with PP paying 8 places
CAMERON DAVIS (AUS) 55/1
Going for another Aussie pick here this week. Cameron has been on our radar for quite some time now, and feel this could be the week to play him.
He held the 54 hole lead at the Sanderson Farms and managed a sixth place finish.
The Sony was another good week, but was just a bit off with the flat stick. Last week was his best performance of the season and he looked comfortable out there on Sunday.
He will win on the PGA Tour it’s just a matter of when and this could be the week.
One of the main factors to winning around here has been strokes gained off the tee and strokes gained tee to green he sits inside the top twenty for both on the PGA Tour.
Seven events played six cuts made, one third place two top ten’s and two top twenty five’s.
I am betting £5EW with PP 55/1 paying 8 places
RYAN PALMER (USA) 55/1
To be totally honest I don’t think we have ever tipped Ryan in the past. He always seems to be a nearly man and finds it hard to close out the win.
He is a creature of habit who normally plays well on certain courses and venues this course and venue is just that ticket. He is playing well this season and a top thirty in the world player and at this price has to be on everyone’s betting slip this week.
Six tournaments played so far five cuts made, two top ten’s and three top twenty five’s.
The stand out for me was his strokes gained tee to green, combined with his putting he could be making plenty of birdies this week and keeping those bogeys off the card.
- So his last four events read: 17TH 4TH 4TH 41ST
- His previous results here: 2ND 13TH 21ST
I am betting £5EW with PP 55/1 paying 8 places
BEAU HOSSLER (USA) 400/1
Like Doug our 250/1 pick last week, the team have picked out this big priced odds player in Beau.
At this price of course a small stake each way. He could carry on continuing to miss cuts but he might well have found something this week and lots of positives to write about.
He is a winner of the Junior World Championships held here at Torrey Pines south course and seems to always feel and look at ease here when he arrives. With the new changes to the south course last year he adjusted well and said they have done a great job, accurate driving is a must as it is now a much harder track from the one he played as a junior.
Previous Results here since 2017: 49TH 35TH 57TH 9TH
We were set up on the Par four hole 12TH this week which plays over 500 yards and straight into the teeth of the wind ”Scoring average last year was 4.438, with only 50% making Par”.
Hossler seemed in good spirits and banged three drives pure straight down the middle and knocked them all onto the green in two shots with ease. If he does this in real time, pars on here will be gaining shots over the field.
Going to bet £2.50EW with PP 400/1 8 places
DAVID LIPSKY (USA) 60/1
We saw a lot of brilliance from David last week, he closed well to manage a good top five finish.
This was not really a surprise to the team as he normally comes out the blocks shooting low numbers and this week was no exception, when he does hit form it normally seems to last a few weeks at a time. So a no brainier for us this week.
He has also gained some valuable experience around here in the past. His previous results read:
With an eleventh place finish here last year he should improve I am sure of it. He makes plenty of birdies and this has been noticed whilst playing on the Korn Ferry Tour.
With two European Tour wins under his belt with one of those being an Omega sponsored event could he do it again.
I am betting £5EW with SkyBet 60/1 paying 7 places
ROBERT MACINTYRE (SCO) 28/1
The team and I reckon could be the making of Robert this year and at this price I see some great value.
With him knocking on the door he finally got his break through win last year at the Cyprus Showdown. He then went on to manage a top twenty at the Dubai DP World, and only last week a very solid sixteenth place finish at the HSBC.
We caught up with him over the break and he said he wants to be on that Ryder Cup team this year, so he is set to win a few times this year I reckon, currently 52ND in the world and looks likely to improve for sure.
His driving accuracy and putting have both improved which were the weaker parts of his game, so can see another good week here and this will be his second visit here after gaining a top ten last year.
I am betting £5EW with Boyle Sports 28/1 paying 8 places
LEE WESTWOOD (ENG) 40/1
At this price I am liking Lee here this week. We have forgiven him for a slow start to the year, now he has blown away all the cobwebs he can focus on having just as good a season as last year.
He loves this place and has gained so much valuable experience around here and should feature again this year. Since 2010 his record is pretty good reading: 2/15/2/5/9/MC/23/MC/7/50
His overall game over the past couple of years has seen him improve every aspect right down to his thought process before, during and after rounds.
The putter started to behave itself and his short game is now as good as anyone out there on any tour.
Not much else to say a class act and well worth a punt at this price.
I am betting £5EW with SkyBet 40/1 paying 7 places
MIKKO KORHONEN (FIN) 110/1
Our old friend Mikko for those of you that have been with us a while we tipped him to win the Shot Clock Masters in 2018 with odds at 28/1 and he did bag us a nice £178.
He played well last season without a win so well overdue a victory this season. His last win came at the Volvo China Open where he shot four rounds in the sixties 68/69/65/66 to finish at -20 beating Benjamin Herbert in the play-off.
We were on the range early on Monday and he was one of the first players to arrive, so we set up and dialled into his numbers on trackman. We were amazed at how good his dispersion pattern was with the driver, so this means he will not be missing many of the fairways this week I reckon. His irons were again impressive and the strike was pure right through the bag.
It’s the putter for me that cost him another win in 2020 so if he can trigger that this season then we could see him moving up the world rankings.
Oh and I nearly forgot to mention, he has improved year on year at this event 61/38/30.
I am betting £3EW with BetFred 110/1 paying 7 places