Our weekly golf betting blog from Down the 18th reflects on a tough week for Alex Levy and a title defence for Ryan Moore

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It was a week to forget for Alexander Levy (50/1) backers as his four-shot final-round lead disappeared down the drain along with plenty of punters’ money.

The Frenchman could have shot a 77 and still won, rubbing salt into very bitter wounds. The leaderboard was one of the worst sights we’ve ever woken up to on a Sunday morning. Not the worst though…

Levy did however bag the first round lead and started that market at 40/1.

It was the German Marcel Siem (80/1) with his glorious Thor-like locks who eventually got it done in the three-man play-off. A chip-in meant a healthy return in such a small field.

Ross Fisher (66/1), Jamie Donaldson (20/1) and favourite Justin Rose (9/1) rounded off the each way return places.

The PGA Tour’s annual trip to Malaysia saw Ryan Moore (28/1) retain his CIMB Classic title meaning he has now won as many titles there as he has in America. Can’t imagine he would ever have thought that when he turned pro.

And it was comfortable in the end leaving Sergio Garcia (10/1), Gary Woodland (20/1) and Kevin Na (50/1) scrapping for 2nd place. The exciting young Aussie Cameron Smith (125/1) finished in a tie for 5th alongside FedEx Cup leader Sang Moon Bae (66/1).

Fifty-year-old Davis Love III overcame the long haul flight and humidity to finish inside the top 10 at 25/1. Moore’s victory at 28/1 brought to an end the crazy spell of winning outsiders we’ve seen on the PGA Tour – Streb (80/1), Martin (200/1) and Bae (80/1) have kept smiles on the bookies’ faces for nearly a month now.

Things were not as fruitful for Rikard Karlberg – the Swede, who came in at 100/1 for his first round lead, ended up tied 38th.

Now to this week – the European Tour takes a break as the WGC-HSBC Champions takes centre stage. The Sanderson Farms Championship over in America is a very adequate support act. Charl Schwartzel (40/1) and Peter Uihlein (40/1) are leading our attack. The double, out of interest, is 1700/1…

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