Other perfectly plausible candidates include Camilo Villegas, who has been something of a FedEx Cup specialist so far, and the relentlessly accurate Robert Allenby. As always, Anthony Kim will be a threat if putting his best foot forward, though he’s looked less impressive on tough courses this season. At a huge price, Fred Couples certainly has the game for this Major-style test, as well as some excellent 2009 form including 5th on Sunday.
 
Finally at 100/1, former Open champion BEN CURTIS must rate a good each-way bet. He finished 4th in this event last year when it was held at Ridgewood and generally tends to thrive around this time of year. Curtis’ numerous fine efforts in tough Majors; three top 10s in the Open and runner-up in the 2008 USPGA; confirm he has the game to deal with these tests, so long as the course isn’t extremely long, which this one isn’t.
 
ADVISED BETS
 
BARCLAYS CLASSIC
 
2.5pts ew PADRAIG HARRINGTON @ 22/1 (BOYLES, SPORTINGBET, SKYBET, STAN JAMES)
1.5pts ew HUNTER MAHAN @ 33/1 (GENERAL)
1.5pts ew ERNIE ELS @ 40/1 (GENERAL)
1pt ew STEWART CINK @ 55/1 (SPORTINGBET, SKYBET, 60/1 STAN JAMES)
1pt ew BRANDT SNEDEKER @ 80/1 (GENERAL)
0.5pt ew BEN CURTIS @ 100/1 (GENERAL)
 
JOHNNIE WALKER CHAMPIONSHIP
 
2pts ew NICLAS FASTH @ 28/1 (EXPEKT, VCBET, 30/1 SPORTINGBET)
2pts ew GRAEME STORM @ 28/1 (GENERAL)
2pts ew JAMIE DONALDSON @ 28/1 (SKYBET, CORAL, SPORTINGBET)
1.5pts ew GARETH MAYBIN @ 45/1 (BET365, BETFRED, SPORTINGBET)
0.5pt ew PAUL LAWRIE @ 100/1 (SPORTINGBET, LADBROKES)
 
LONG-TERM ALREADY ADVISED

RACE TO DUBAI

2.5pts ew ROSS FISHER @ 20/1
2.5pts ew PAUL CASEY @ 20/1
6pts win PAUL CASEY @ 8/1
1.5pts ew OLIVER WILSON @ 33/1

2008/2009 STATS: -108pts
2007/2008 STATS: +618pts