STEPHEN AMES has four top-10s at Bay Hill to his name, including three of the last five, and comes right into the argument after registering some impressive greens in regulation stats at Copperhead. The Canadian, one of the world’s great wind players, is always a player to keep an eye on at decent prices and has shown enough this season to think that a big run is around the corner somewhere.
Not that many other players came in for serious consideration. At his best, I’d give Adam Scott a good chance here, and while he has shown little lately, 50/1 did take the eye. Aaron Baddeley has twice contended here, but has been badly out of sorts in recent weeks. If I were to back an Aussie, I’d make former champion Rod Pampling a better bet than either of them.
My final selection is 100/1 chance JOHN ROLLINS. Those odds seem particularly generous considering Rollins scores so well on both the recent and course form fronts. Whereas so many of the shorter-priced characters are out of form, Rollins has finished runner-up in two of his last five events. Furthermore, he finished 5th on this course two years ago, so there’s plenty of reason to expect another big run.