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Golf Betting Tips

Zurich Open of New Orleans and Ballentines Championship

Another solid week for all our selections. They finished 14th, 14th and 22nd. Unfortunately solid does not get you paid and rather annoyingly Brandt Snedeker won The Heritage. I have been tempted with him the last three weeks as I have mentioned in my previews but he was never a backable price. He has won and placed in those 3 weeks! Very costly. We lost 10 points so our 2011 total slumped to 175.47 points in front.

This week in ‘Europe’ is the Ballentines Championship in Korea. It is a strong field playing on a new venue to the tour. ‘The foreigners’ have been put in a hotel an hour and a half away and the weather has been awful. It is so hard to find the winner in this field. Westwood is the most likely after his stunning victory last week in Indonesia but I won’t be taking the 6/1. Instead I am going to put two value bets forward. Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Jbe Kruger. Both have experience in Korea, both are great players and both are big prices at 100/1 and 150/1 respectively.

In New Orleans I like Watney, Couch, Striker, Toms, Simpson and Rose. Watney’s disappointing Masters makes the 14/1 about him way too short. The course is 7400 yards and although short hitters have a good record here the 14/1 about Stricker does not appeal too much either. If either were 20/1 or bigger they would be bets. Chris Couch gets the nod for all the same reasons as I mentioned last week. He got off to an awful start in the final round last week and that cost him his chance but he can go well again on this Pete Dye Course. He is in superb form and the 50/1 looks generous enough.

I think David Toms should go well. He went to Louisiana State and has a decent record at the TPC Louisiana. Short is an issue for two reason. He may be too short off the tee and his price of 33/1 is a little short but after missing Snedeker for being price hungry I am going to put him in. His rankings of 3rd in driving accuracy and 4th in greens in regulation appeal on a course with lots of water and everyone has seen him play knows how good a putter he can be. He is a pick.

Webb Simpson went well again last week. His stats are great and he appears hungry to win. Also his form suggests he is not far away. He is 50/1 and is a pick for the second week in a row. 6th in scoring average, 9th in birdie average and 13th in putting. Repeating those stats would give him a big chance.

I do think Justin Rose will go well and will look at him in a few mach bets. The course is perfect for him but 22/1 is not big enough.

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Ballentines Championship

1 pt each way Kiradech Aphribarnrat @ 100/1
0.5pts each way Jbe Kruger @ 150/1

Zurich Open of New Orleans

1.5 pts each way Chris Couch @ 50/1
1 pt each way Webb Simpson @ 50/1
1.5 pts each way David Toms @ 33/1

Special Bet

2pt treble in the 72 hole matches - SY Noh to beat Ernie Els @ 10/11, Couch to bt Levin @ 5/6, Simpson to bt Dufner @ 5/6

2011 running total +175.47 pts This weeks investment 13 pts

My advice comes with a point system to rate the strength of a tip. A 1 point bet means placing your usual stake, so if you would consider your normal bet being £10 then a point signifies £10.