MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ
A course debut at Gleneagles was never on Jimenez’s schedule, and he’s making a point to Colin Montgomerie just by turning up.
Dyson confirmed his USPGA performance was no fluke with another strong showing in the Czech Open. He’s clearly in form, but is hard to fancy having only ever made the top 20 here once in eight tries.
This course debut is Davies’ last chance of impressing Monty, and making his Ryder Cup debut as a rookie. Two months ago, that seemed a reasonable idea, but Rhys has rather gone off the boil since.
Despite letting this column down a couple of times recently, Dredge is my first reserve. He’s an excellent bad-weather player, who finished runner-up here in 05, and seventh in 2008. Top 20 at Prosper was hardly a disaster either, and he remains close to his best.
That unbelievable performance to finish runner-up at the US Open remains Havret’s sole piece of good form in 2010, but he is bound to attract some cash at Gleneagles. He won this title in 2008, and put up a stout defence in third last year.
Soren has made the top ten on his last four visits to Gleneagles, twice inside the top three, but his recent form is too poor to warrant consideration.
Here’s another long-hitter to make the shortlist. Edfors made the top 20 on his sole visit, and has two top 15s from his last three starts. Interesting at 66/1.
Donaldson challenged for this last year when finishing sixth, and has enough form this term to warrant respect. He won’t mind the weather.
McGrane’s name always comes up when bad weather is expected, and he’s in pretty consistent form with top 25s on nine of his last 14 starts.
Lawrie gave this column a great run for our money at 100/1 when finishing third last year, and I was tempted to support him again.
Storm’s last three results here are fifth, second and 14th. However, after closing with 82/78 at Prosper, he looks one to avoid.
2010 STATS: -100pts
LONG-TERM ALREADY ADVISED
5pts MARTIN KAYMER TO WIN THE RACE TO DUBAI @ 9/1
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ