LPGA Drive on Championship at Golden Ocala
At 6852 yards par 72, this is a long course for the Ladies Tour.
The course contains replicas of at least 8 holes famous on other courses including some Augusta copies. This concept of template holes was exercised by Ron Garl in 1986.
Last week I recommended laying Lydia Ko on Betfair
after recent surgery. This was nearly a horrendous mistake as she played very well for second.
This week I’m recommending backing her due to her stellar performances at this track.
I’ve also found
Sung-Hyun Park-$120 dual major winner
Linnea Strom-$650 (not there yet (NTY)
Lauren Stephenson-$600 (NTY)
Lindsay Weaver-$500 (NTY)
Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill
The PGA Tour heads to Bayhill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Designed by Dick Wilson in 1961, the course is 7381 yards (6849m) par 72, Course rating 75.2, Slope 139. Possibly Dick Wilson’s best course (notably he designed the back nine at Metropolitan), it was a bear, but not today.
A bit nervous after Lydia, but I’m potting
Bryson de Chambeau-$14 (Lost the edge)
Viktor Holland-$15 (in form, but poor course stats)
Patrick Reed-$25 (ditto)
Hideki Matsuyama-$42 (ditto)
Ricky Fowler -$110 ( Out of Form)
Brandon Grace-$180 (Lightning doesn’t strike twice)
Mark Leishman-$65 (Great course stats)
Luke List -$150 (ditto)
Henrik Norlander-$230 (Improving rapidly)
Sung Khang-$600 (course stats)
K H Lee-$500 (improving, second recently)
Danny Lee-$700 (course stats)
Lucas Glover-$500 (ditto)
Richie Werenski-$660 (Solid recently)
Cam Percy-$800 (ditto)
Tyler Macumber-$1000 (ditto)
Robert Streb-$1000 (recent winner for us)
Kristoffer Ventura-$1000 (Young up and comer)