O’Hern has shaken off any rust with last week’s belated seasonal debut,
then he too would appear to have ideal conditions. Another Aussie whom
I‘ve regularly flagged up over the years, Peter Lonard, has shown
plenty at El Camaleon, but unfortunately cannot be recommended after
some truly dire recent numbers.
Funk’s success in particular
shows that experience is certainly no handicap around here, so the
final two slots in the staking plan go to a couple of PGA Tour
veterans; steady, straight-hitting pair PAUL GOYDOS and CAMERON
BECKMAN. Goydos, winner of the Sony Open a couple of years ago,
generally thrives when accuracy is the order of the day, and has been
playing consistently well of late, registering five top-25s from his
last eight starts.
Similar comments apply to Beckman, who won
the Frys.com Open in last season’s Fall Series and has made his last
eight cuts. That was the second title of the 39 year-old’s career, the
other coming on another low-scoring, accuracy-orientated layout, so its
no coincidence that Beckman finished 7th on this course two years ago.
80/1 about a recent winner with course form looks decent value.