At the same price of 20/1 I really fancy Martin Laird to go all the way and claim a title soon. He has been incredibly consistent for over a year now and another win can’t be far away. He also has previous form in this tournament, finishing tied for third place last year.
There are three excellent players at 25/1 in the shape of Dustin Johnson, Bill Haas and Rickie Fowler, and I’m going for two of the three this week.
Rickie Fowler is the first of those. He shot the lowest score of the week here last year and finished runner-up in 2010. Fowler is certain to pick up his first PGA Tour title sooner rather than later and, after a solid week in the Farmers Insurance Open last week, I think this could will be the week he breaks that duck.
Dustin Johnson has featured in this column in the past two weeks but this time I prefer Bill Haas over him.
Haas finished in a tie for fourth place last week at the Farmers Insurance Open and was in contention going into the final round in this event last year. Unfortunately he didn’t have the greatest Sunday and dropped down the field, but it has been proved since that he has the credentials to close out tournaments and I think if he starts well this week he’ll be tough to beat.
Elsewhere in the field, Phil Mickelson is at 20/1 alongside Matt Kuchar and Nick Watney, while Keegan Bradley, Bubba Watson and Ian Poulter are at 33/1 with last year’s winner, and 2012 Sony Open winner, Mark Wilson, who shouldn’t be overlooked.
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