Before we get going, remember that you can claim a FREE £10 bet with Ladbrokes right here if you fancy a flutter on the second WGC of the year. Right, now for who we think stands the best chance of making us a few pounds this week.
We made a little profit on YE Yang at the Honda Classic last weekend, but his second place wasn’t really what we were after and then our own playing editor, Graeme McDowell, just missed out on the places.
This week is hard to call with a number of players coming into form at just the right time with the Masters just around the corner. However, we have selected three players who have previous form in Doral on the ‘Blue Monster’ and who have shown good enough form already this year.
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Rarely will you see Tiger Woods at 10/1 but there’s good reason for this as he slides down the world rankings. He admits that he is not working as hard as he used to on his game and others have caught up. He’s erratic off the tee of late and his short game is patchy. We back him to put it right at some stage but there were no signs that was about to happen in Arizona.
American Matt Kuchar gets the nod from us at 25/1. His game is in good shape and there was no shame in losing to Luke Donald at the WGC Match Play. That’s a different format and he looks in control of his game right now, plus he finished tied third here last year.
Bubba Watson and YE Yang are our other two selections. Both players look in good enough shape to contend and odds of 40/1 make them good each-way value. In Watson’s case, especially, he has the length to make this course easier and his short game has come on leaps and bounds making him a real threat these days. Winning has improved his confidence and the same can be said of YE Yang. Since beating Tiger Woods to the 2009 USPGA Championship, the South Korean went through a quiet spell, and lately has bounced back to look every bit the tough competitor he was when he famously defeated Woods at Hazeltine.
That’s out lot! Good luck!
Advised golf bets:
2pts each way on Matt Kuchar at 25/1 with Ladbrokes
1.5pts each way on YE Yang at 40/1 with Ladbrokes
1.5pts each way on Bubba Watson at 40/1 with Ladbrokes