Last week we very nearly had a very big payday. In the LPGA Pure Silk Classic, our top bet advice, Weechanee Meechai finished T5, having a chance to win late on the back nine. The $1245 payout for a $5 each way bet the highlight of the week. In addition our $225 pick Lauren Stephenson ran 7th, Pornanong Phatlum($201), 16th. The $501 each way pick Na Yeon Choi also made the cut as did Bianca Pagdanagdanan ($201) and Jasmine Suwannapura ($276)
In the PGA Championship, the old champ Phil Mickelsen reigned supreme, but our $1000 pick, Harry Higgs ran 4th, Our $100 pick Louis Oosthuizen ran second and all bar two of our selections made the cut giving us an enormous chance of winning.
LPGA Bank of Hope matchplay at Shadow Creek
The LPGA starts the ball rolling this week with a new event and a new venue Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The Tom Fazio designed course is a difficult 74.5 CR and has a slope of 145. The event is Matchplay over five days including a round robin series for invited players. A different challenge for the tipster.
Betfair prices are not up, so we have our bets for this event which starts tomorrow (Wednesday 26 May) on Bet 365. If you find Betfair prices Wednesday afternoon exceeding these, shift there. No each way this week.
Christina Kim-$201, looking for Matchplay confrontation
Sung Hyun Park-$151, major winner out of form, but very long and intimidating
Su Oh-$151, Good ball striker and hardened in Australian Matchplay
Bronte Law-$151, tough gritty Matchplay as Solheim cup demonstrated
Lauren Stephenson,-$141, Young US star who finished 7th last week
Madeline Sagstrom-$141, will relish the one to ones
Ashleigh Buhai-$111, Young South African might relish this format
Austin Ernst-$41 gritty US competitor
Patty Tavatanakit-$21, will be 50 yards ahead, a huge advantage in this format