Feb 9th, 2016
Who to bet on at Pebble Beach
The Golf Spiv's runners and riders
Words: Nick Kevern Photography: Getty Images
Those of you who follow the Spiv will know that he got a second place finish in Dubai thanks to Andy Sullivan. He went one better with his tips on the LPGA as he correctly tipped Ha Na Jang to win the Coates too. So all in all a good week and plenty raised for his charity, The Movement Centre.
It’s AT&T Pro-Am this week at Pebble Beach which means the eyes of the world will be back on Mr Spieth and the great Bill Murray. It should be an absolute belter this week. So here is who the Spiv is backing.
Brandt Snedeker 14/1 (Ladbrokes)
Simply awesome at the moment (ignore Phoenix) his previous four results...3rd, 2nd, 1st and 33rd. Comes into this one as the defending champion too. Likes the course, on a roll and won in amazingly difficult circumstances. Great to see Sneds back on form. Enters this one as 4th Favourite according to the bookies.
Jimmy Walker 18/1 (Skybet)
Jimmy won this event in 2014 and is so far having a good start to the season. Two top tens and a 13th in January but will be itching to get another W. Lead the way at Torrey Pines until the bad weather that saw Snedeker win. Looks good, looks strong and at 18/1 a pretty good price for a man who always does well at this time of year.
Phil Mickelson 22/1 (Betfred)
3rd, MC, 11th are Phil’s past three results on the PGA Tour. Don’t let that missed cut fool you. He's looking good and as a four time winner of this event knows exactly what to do. Could easily contend and looks like he has his A game back after a disappointing end to last season.
David Lingmerth 80/1 (Boylesports)
Boyle are offering 80/1 and by far the best as Lingmerth’s odds range 50/1-80/1 depending on bookie. Amazed you can still get him at this price considering his 2nd place finish at the CareerBuilders. Then again he missed the cut at the Phoenix which didn’t help. Brilliant when he wants to be.
Paul Dunne 175/1 (SkyBet)
The most logical reason for Paul’s exceptional odds are that he’s the new kid. So new the PGA don’t even have a picture on his player profile. T 13 at Farmer’s, strong on European Tour and in terms of betting...an unknown quantity. Get him whilst he’s hot and at stupid prices like this...great Each Way value.