Sep 11th, 2017
The Golf Spiv calls the BMW
Here's where the value lies this week
Words: The Golf Spiv Photography: Getty Images
Jordan Spieth sits at the top of the FedEx playoffs thanks to two runner-up finishes. Now it’s time for the BMW Championship. Can Spieth continue his fine form? Well, he is a player on fire and starts as the clear favourite at 6/1. Not enough to tempt me I’m afraid. I prefer the higher odds personally in order to get more bang for your buck.
With no cut at this event, anything can happen on moving day so it’s best to have a look further down the order for a sneaky in-play bet.
Anyway, here are the players who I’m tipping for success at Conway Farms.
Paul Casey 22/1 888Sport
Casey has hit form at the right time with two top five finishes in a row. The Englishman has made six consecutive top 15 finishes in his last six events. Not bad indeed. He came T-23 here in 2015 but is a much strong player this year. Great form for a man considered the ninth favourite here.
Justin Rose 33/1 BetFred
Rose may have struggled during the mid part of the season but has excelled during the play offs. Two top 10’s in a row shows that Rose has got it back together. At 33/1, the price is right to take a punt. He likes it at Conway Farms also. He came T-13th here in 2015. Well worth a couple of quid.
Phil Mickelson 70/1 Bet365
Mickelson can be hit or miss on the betting market but this price has raised my eyebrows. Coming in following a top 10 at the Dell, Phil looks like a good each way. Whilst he struggled during at majors, he has performed well on the PGA Tour this year. Could surprise.
Rafa Cabrera Bello 150/1 BetFred
150/1!!! The last time he had high odds I took a punt and won E/W. It amazes me that a player of his quality is so unfancied by the bookies. A proven winner on the European Tour with three top five finishes including The Open. He can mix with the best of them and at this price is unavoidable.