OTHERS CANDIDATES

RORY SABBATINI
The defending champion blitzed this course last year with a 19-under-par tally. That was rather typical of Sabbatini, who is one of the streakiest players around.
 
JB HOLMES
Holmes is enjoying a very good year, and not just on ideal bombers’ tracks. However, he’s missed the cut on both previous visits and was poor carrying the lead over the weekend
 
SCOTT VERPLANK
Prior to the changes, Verplank had an enviable course record. He has four top sixes this century, winning the title in 2007.
 
VIJAY SINGH
An awful run of four consecutive missed cuts has knocked Vijay out of the world’s top 50, placing his US Open participation in doubt. Despite terrible struggles with the putter, it is not impossible to see this relentlessly determined character fight his way back. He is a former Byron Nelson champion.
 
JUSTIN LEONARD
Given that this Texan favourite has such a strong home state record, it is surprising that Leonard has never made the top five in this event. He’s below his best right now, too.
 
CARL PETTERSSON
Pettersson made the shortlist as this multiple winner rates highly in the key stats areas. He’s made three top 25s here previously, and has been in solid, mid-division form this season.
 
SPENCER LEVIN
Levin seems the type to breakthrough sooner or later. Sunday’s top ten was his best effort of a solid season, largely due to some impressive greens in regulation stats. He will appreciate the wind getting up.
 
BRIAN GAY
Gay‘s recent form has been disappointing, but again it has usually come on courses where he’s long struggled. It would be no surprise to see this ace putter bounce back on a course where he was seventh two years ago.
 
JOHN ROLLINS
Another plausible candidate around the 50/1 mark. Rollins scores well in par-4 birdies, and is in decent form with top 25s on three of his last four starts.
 
MICHAEL SIM
Sim did nothing for us last week on return from injury, but remains a player worth keeping an eye on, especially when available around this week’s triple-figure odds.

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