LPGA Women’s PGA Championship.
The biggest event this week is the Women’s PGA Championship to be held at The famous old course at Aronimink in Newton Square, Pennsylvania. The original Donald Ross course had a very good restoration project by Ronald Pritchard in 2003, but the famed Gil Hanse came to bring back the features of difficulty relevant to the ball today and added 100 bunkers in 2017.
The LPGA players will play the difficult par 70 course at 6577 yards and it will provide a severe test for the stars. Last years winner will be amongst the favourites.
Amongst the favourites on Betfair I like
Stacy Lewis -$48
Value is provided by
Sung Hyun Park-$65 potentially the best women ever
In Gee Chun-$70 major winner coming back to form
Ashleigh Buhai-$90 knocking on the door
Sofia Popov-$85 has the major skills
Anne van Dam-$120
All of the above played well at Troon and Aronimink is again a test of real striking ability
Hinako Shibuno-$95 the smiling Cinderella
The European Tour heads to Wentworth for the European PGA Championship to be held at the renowned Wentworth West course “The Burma Road”. At 7284 yards par 72 course is well remembered for the annual World matchplay and held the initial Ryder Cup matches just after completion by famous designer Harry Colt in 1926.
Tommy Fleetwood is the favourite and on his tee to green game he should be favourite every week, but he keeps missing a lot of short putts and that is almost the death knell. Brave punters will take him on at the $13 to lay on Betfair, but my recommendation is to lay 3.5 units against him at $4.5 in the run and another 3 units at $2.5
My backbeats all on Betfair this week
Erik van Rooyen at $34 is coming back to winning form and he is very consistent
Shane Lowry-$25 has a great record at Wentworth
Lucas Herbert-$55 showed his bottle last week and is very determined
Branden Grace-$120 Another with a fine record and has shown his ability on tough courses.
Richie Ramsay-$400, doesn’t pop up much now, but does here.
Dean Burmester-$170 potential too performer
Ross Fisher-$260, former topliner with great scores here.
Sami Valimaki-$220 Young Finn who is thereabouts a lot lately
Min Woo Lee-$380, Young Australian wunderkind who started well last week
Steven Brown-$360 Classic swinger due a win
Marc Warren-$300 veteran but already won this year and looked good last week
Grant Forrest-$560 Young Scot with winning potential
Padraig Harrington-$500 great record and good last week
Thomas Aickin-$840 South African plays well here
Tapio Pulkannen-$1000 Long hitting Dane who I’m keeping an eye on.
The US Tour heads to Las Vegas, Nevada for the Shriners Hospital for Children Open at TPC of Summerlin. Designed by interesting character Bobby Weed the course for the championship extends to 7255 yards (6634 m) par 71 and has a strong course and slope rating of 74.4 and 137. The list of winners varies from short straight hitters to long drivers and the scores vary from -21 to -9 and players who have done well here before often repeat the performance.
De Chambeau won last year beating Patrick Cantlay who won the year before beating Alex Cjeka in a playoff who had run second the year before, so I will be keeping a close eye on the prices of previous performers.
Bryson de Chambeau is the favourite and he has shown recently great ability and he has won here. I’m not tipping him but I wouldn’t lay him either
Patrick Cantlay-$22 three starts one win two seconds!
Louis Oosthuizen-$50 looks very relaxed lately
Kevin Na-$100 way overs, two wins in this event
J T Poston-$130 putting stroke looks flawless
James Hahn-$190 former star recovered from injury
Zhang Zinjun-$390 Looks very good
Danny Lee-$400 can bounce back
Nate Lashley-$710 we’ve won on him at $700 before
Patton Kizzire-$400 Two top fives in five starts here
Jimmy Walker-$760 former major winner who showed a return last week
William McGirt-$1000 Won at Jack’s place a similar examination
Robby Shelton-$790 mercurial on his day
Spencer Levin-$1000 3 top tens in the last six years.