PAT PEREZ (USA) 175/1 – £2.5EW PP 8 PLACES
PATRICK REED (USA) 28/1 – £5EW PP 8 PLACES
WILL ZALATORIS (USA) 28/1 – £5EW PP 8 PLACES
BUBBA WATSON (USA) 55/1 – £5EW PP 8 PLACES
KEITH MITCHELL (USA) 125/1 – £2.50EW SKYBET 8 PLACES
LUCAS GLOVER (USA) 70/1 – £2.50EW SKYBET 8 PLACES
Top 20 Bets
KEITH MITCHELL (USA) 6/1 – £10
LUCAS GLOVER (USA) 4/1 – £10
JUSTIN HARDING (RSA) 18/1 – £5EW PP 7 PLACES
SEAN CROCKER (USA) 25/1 – £5EW PP 7 PLACES
NICOLAI HOJGAARD (DEN) 60/1 – £5EW BOYLE SPORTS 7 PLACES
JOAKIM LAGERGREN (SWE) 80/1 – £5EW SKYBET 6 PLACES
SEBASTIAN GARIA RODRIGUEZ (SPA) 50/1 – £5EW PP 7 PLACES
QUAIL HOLLOW CLUB
On April 13, 1959, James J. Harris hosted a meeting at Morrocroft Farm that marked the Club’s formal beginning. On December 18, 1959, the twenty-one Founders of the Club executed its Certificate of Incorporation, which was filed on January 4, 1960, officially constituting Quail Hollow Club.
The first ninety members of the Club were designated its Charter Members. The Club’s property comprises 257.3131 acres and is fully utilized for Club activities
The Golf Course and Clubhouse are located at 3700 Gleneagles Road in Charlotte, NC. Quail Hollow Club has what is considered by many to be one of the finest courses in the United States.
The course was originally designed by famed golf course architect George Cobb in 1961 to capture the beauty as well as challenging terrain of the Piedmont region. In the intervening years, the course has undergone a series of improvements, including modifications to several holes by Arnold Palmer in 1986, a redesign by Tom Fazio in 1997 and modifications by Tom Fazio to several holes in the summer of 2016.
The par four 14th is a dogleg left that can be driven with a good tee shot. It measures 346 yards from the championship tees. A 15 acre lake frames the left side of the hole and the rough on that side slopes down to the water. The narrow landing area measures about 27 yards across and is guarded with two bunkers on each side. The two tiered green is long and narrow with about 7,100 square feet of putting surface. Two more bunkers guard the left front and middle of the green, and a collection area waits just off the right front of the green for short approach shots hit off line, or almost perfect drives. The area immediately left of the green slopes severely down to the lake, so shots hit left have a very good chance of ending up in the hazard.
The 17th hole is a 221-yard par three over water. A rock wall rings this part of the lake and borders the left and front of the green. The tee shot must carry the water hazard and a bunker that protects the center. The 6,500-square-foot green is undulated, and on the left side there is only six feet between the edge of the putting surface and water hazard. On the right lies a closely mown collection area for errant shots. The water will be the collection area on the left.
CHANGES MADE OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS
|April 2009||Inaugural Wells Fargo Championship PGA Tournament|
|Summer 2009||Bunkering revitalized|
|Summer 2010||Club selected by PGA of America as site of 2017 PGA Championship|
|Summer 2013||All greens changes from bentgrass to MiniVerde bermudagrass.
Hole 16 re-designed
|Winter 2015||Club selected by PGA TOUR as site of the 2021 Presidents Cup|
|Summer 2016||Holes 1,4,5,9,11 modified by Tom Fazio|
|August 2017||99th PGA Championship|
PREVIOUS EVENTS HELD HERE
99TH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 – Champion Justin Thomas
GOLF COSTA ADEJE
The Golf Costa Adeje was designed by renowned golf architect Jose Gancedo, who used the natural features of the land (the original banana plantations) to integrate them into the course.
The fairway in Paspalum and the greens in tifEagle make it possible to irrigate the course with recycled water.
Costa Adeje is just 5 kilometres from Playa de las Americas and built on the site of a former banana plantation, inaugurated in 1998 this golf course overlooks the sea and the island of Gomera, its unusual layout respects the old farm terraces that slope down to the sea framed by the original dry stone walls which used to delimit the former banana plantation areas in which the terrain was divided back in those days. These have been restored to sum up the unique enclave of this golf course.
With really beautiful views of the ocean, the island of La Gomera and the rugged Adeje mountains, this unique golf course features 27 holes with wide open greens, lakes and craters and clear views across to the island of La Gomera help to make this a real favourite. The pleasant and spacious Club House has large terraces and a central courtyard. An unusual feature is the lift which takes you down to the driving range in your buggy.
The course has a high value given by the golf players, for the idiosyncrasy of its round and the spectacular environmental surroundings.
Results from Last Week
The annoying part of last week has to be that I was chatting to Burmy before the event started and knew he was playing well. Oh well its one that slipped through the net for us.
PAT PEREZ (USA) 175/1
There is not many playing here this week that has had a better record around here than Pat.
Since 2013 he has gone five straight cuts made here along with top ten’s in his last two appearances and with odds of over 150/1 I think we could get some great value this week.
He started the season well with a top ten at the Safeway and then another good week at the Corales. Then his form dropped and also picked up an injury and had to withdraw from the Bermuda in January. So I can excuse this lack of form he has now been finding that stead form we are used to seeing from him and coming into this week with a twenty first place at the Zurich Classic and then another top thirty at the Valspar it gives me hope he will have another great week here.
These odds will crash if he makes the weekend.
PATRICK REED (USA) 28/1
Patrick missing the cut last week could not have been better for us and the team. His odds have gone out a lot considering how good his play has been of late. He is a classy golfer and hugely talented so will see him bounce straight back here and with a much stronger field he always raises his game as we know.
Again another player who’s track record here is pretty impressive. I am surprised he has not won around here before now. His last seven aments around here he has made seven cuts, four top 35’s and two top ten’s.
The game is on and as we nearer that all important Ryder Cup standings he will not be on the side-lines and will be an automatic choice. So feel the win is coming??? No better place to start.
WILL ZALATORIS (USA) 28/1
I have been itching to play Will over the past month or so from what we have received back from the team this week live at the event is all good. He was on our list for the Masters but we had so many for that week we left him out.
This course demands solid approach to the green play and he sits in fourth place right now on the PGA Tour stats along with strokes gained tee to green which is another impressive stat he holds, nearly one and a half strokes better than the field average.
Also one of the best drivers of the ball and this will be proven here again this week, he has been looking great in practice and can see some low shooting out there from him this week.
BUBBA WATSON (USA) 55/1
Bubba for me is another who is ripe to pick for this week. His form has been good since missing the cut at the Players, he made the last ten in the WGC match play. Another good week at the Masters and then last week another top 15 at the Valspar.
When he seems to hit some form it normally lasts for a few events and feel this is a great time for us to play him. He has been having fun out there this week and looks so relaxed even more so than normal J
We caught up with him after a brief interview he had with Sky and he is buzzing to get out there this week he loves this place and really likes to perform well here.
Top Twenty Bets
KEITH MITCHELL (USA) 6/1
LUCAS GLOVER (USA) 3/1
JUSTIN HARDING (RSA) 18/1
Lots to be liked about his game last week and his long distance putting was on fire as normal. It’s only a matter of time before he wins again and feel playing the same track back to back it is more of an advantage to him then most this week.
He was only one shot of getting us a place last week and shooting four rounds in the sixties was good enough for me to put him back in.
Like we said he found his mojo in Gran Canaria followed that last week and is primed to win his third European Tour title this week. The bookies are also aware of this hence the low price but a win and on a lot of betting slips this week.
SEAN CROCKER (USA) 25/1
Another one of these up and coming your Americas playing and finding their feet on the European Tour. Very steady player as he has shown this over past six events with all six cuts made.
His best result has been the tied second place at the Alfred Dunhill last year, he has yet to win but feel it will happen this year for him. The talent is too good.
As we saw last week most of the players who hit it miles off the tee were near the top end of the leader board and this guy ticks that box, averaging 314yards and ranks inside the top twenty on the ET tour.
The putter as with many has not played its part as yet but these boys at this level it’s only a matter of time as to when they get over the line and I feel this week could be it.
NICOLAI HOJGAARD (DEN) 60/1
We saw a lot of Nicolai’s last round at the Tenerife Open and a 74 does not do him justice, he played some amazing golf and looked good he just missed a few holes on the wrong side and again the putter was not playing ball.
We also got to meet him at the Austrian Open before he played and he enjoyed playing back to back events at similar tracks as it does seem to suit his mental game and preparation.
I know he is another rookie I am backing this week, these players are hardly rookies, he has won the Bravo Tours Open so for me a win is a win, and we know if he has the chance he can get the job done for us. Top 10 bet would also be a look here should be a good price.
JOAKIM LAGERGREN (SWE) 80/1
Yes Lagergren is back and ready to earn us some well-earned WONGA this week!!
So many positives for us after watching him play last week, weekend rounds of 66/67 was pretty impressive but to be fair that could have been more like 63/64 and we are not joking, he missed a handful of short putts. I do not think he has another poor week on the greens this week and should convert this week.
For those of you that follow us we backed him a few times before he was not that well known and has always given us a good run out.
Watch this space and welcome back Joakim and at this price WOW
Also on the list was:
SEBASTIAN GARIA RODRIGUEZ (SPA) 50/1