A strong field this week in America as players from the top 64 in the world look to get some vital tournament time before the WGC Match Play next week.

This tournament has been dominated over the past few years by big names. Phil Mickelson is unsurprisingly favourite having won the tournament twice and he has also had a runner-up finish within the last four years. At 8/1 we’re just not tempted. 

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Steve Stricker won last season here and was runner up the year before so again will be fancied by many, but at 12/1 you would have to bet on him to win outright – and I hate having to do that on golf.

Therefore I am going to go for Luke Donald who was runner up last year at 20/1. He hasn’t played all year and will hopefully be fresh and raring to go. He has also been top six here for the last three years.

J.B. Holmes has had three top 10s in his last three outings here and is also coming off the back of two top-15 finishes on the Tour this year. At 25/1 he is an obvious choice.

I would also highlight Mark Leishman, the Australian has made all four cuts in the tournaments he has played this season with three top-30 finishes. At 66/1 he is an outsider, but could be a profitable each way pick.

Advised golf bets:

2pts each way on Luke Donald at 20/1 with Ladbrokes
2pts each way on J.B. Holmes at 25/1 with Ladbrokes
1 pt each way on Mark Leishman at 66/1 with Ladbrokes

See also:

Avantha Masters golf betting guide