US OPEN – THE TIPS

Not long until the first t-shot is truck at Torrey Pines but who’s tipped who? GolfBets 101 & Golftipser5′ tips are summarized below.

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@GolfBets101 Selections:

Viktor Hovland 29-1

Viktor Hovland has been one of the most consistent golfers this season. In 18 total events played, Hovland has made 17 cuts and has six Top 10 finishes. Hovland constantly finds himself in the mix on Sundays because of his ball-striking abilities. A runner-up finish at Torrey Pines back in January is a promising sign, as course familiarity might add confidence to his game heading into the week. Hovland has played in two U.S. Opens in his career, and has finished 12th and 13th. The #13 player in the world has never missed the cut in his five Major Championships which shows he can contend at this level of event.

Hovland’s biggest weakness has been his short-game, in particular his Around-the-Green play. Last year, Hovland was ranked 168th among all PGA Tour players in Around-the-Green, and this year he finds himself currently ranked 99th. While it is still a weakness, the improvement he has shown in such a short timeframe is an encouraging sign. The 23-year-old from Olso, Norway is primarily a ball-striker. Over his last 35 measured rounds, Hovland has gained 1.30 strokes per round with his ball-striking. Over his last 36 rounds, in this field Hovland ranks: fourth in Ball-Striking, eighth in Total Strokes Gained, eighth in Bogey Avoidance, and 19th in GIRs Gained. Hovland is a balanced player who consistently gains strokes on the field. This tournament will come down to his short-game, and Hovland’s recent improvement instills confidence in me that he has what it takes to become a U.S. Open champion.

Tony Finau 29-1

Tony Finau is one of the best golfers in the world, but has been unable to close events and win on the PGA Tour. His last win was at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open, and since then he has had multiple chances at claiming victory, but has continuously fallen just short. While Finau has not won, he continues to put himself in positions to win. At the U.S. Open where scoring conditions will be brutally tough, it is far less likely for someone to out-pace Tony on Sunday and steal a win from him, like we have seen during normal PGA Tour events. If Finau can find himself in the mix on Sunday, his ability to avoid mistakes and play clean golf is very attractive. Finau has some of the best course history at Torrey Pines. Finau has played at Torrey Pines seven times in his career, and he has never finished worse than 24th. While the course will be setup differently, his stellar course history shows his love for this course and this is the type of place where Finau can finally breakthrough and win.

Finau has also been successful at U.S. Opens where he has three Top 15 finishes in only five attempts. As mentioned earlier, Around-the-Green play becomes vital at longer courses because it is more likely for golfers to miss greens. Finau is the seventh best Around-the-Green player on the entire PGA Tour this season. Finau’s finesse and touch Around-the-Green does not come at the expense of his ball-striking. Over the last 36 rounds, in this field Finau ranks: third Around-the-Green, fourth Tee-to-Green, ninth in Total Strokes Gained, 18th in Ball-Striking, and 20th in Approach. Finau possesses the rare combination of being able to drive the golfer ball exceptionally well, while also having a great scrambling ability. This combination should lead to a great week for Finau, and if he can find his putter for four days, I think he finally gets that elusive second victory.

Daniel Berger 50-1

Daniel Berger has been one of the best players on the PGA Tour since golf returned to play over a year ago. Since the restart, Berger has won twice. Berger’s most recent win came in February at Pebble Beach. Pebble Beach was the site of the 2019 U.S. Open and also has Poa Annua greens. Berger’s four PGA Tour victories have come at either tough courses, or against tough fields. He has wins at Colonial, Pebble Beach, and two wins at TPC Southwind. Berger’s recent history at Majors has not been pretty but he has had some good showings. Berger’s pathway to victory will not be an easy one given his length Off-the-Tee. However, Berger is a golfer who lives on the short-grass and gets himself onto the greens-in-regulation. Berger also comes into this event in relatively good form, with five Top 20 Finishes in his last seven starts which also includes two Top 10 Finishes.

Over his last 35 rounds, Berger has gained 1.17 strokes Ball-Striking per round, and 1.42 total strokes per round. Berger’s a complete player, and he’s a good putter. With his lack of distance, he will need to compensate with a strong performance on the greens. He is a consistent player, and I really like his ability to avoid trouble. If he can stay out of the rough, and stick to his general blueprint of scoring on the Par 5s, and grinding Par 4s then this should be a good setup for him. Berger ranks second in Par 3 Scoring Average, tenth in Par 4 Scoring Average, and 18th in Par 5 Scoring Average. Berger’s ability to turn possible bogeys into great Par saves is a quality that will go a long way this week.

Paul Casey 50-1

Paul Casey has been on a heater for the better part of six months. Casey won on the European Tour back in January, and turned that good form into positive results on the PGA Tour. Casey has five Top 10 Finishes in fourteen events this season. Casey’s most recent appearance resulted in a T4 finish at the PGA Championship. Casey has played his best golf this season on difficult courses such as Kiawah, TPC Sawgrass, Bay Hill, and Pebble Beach. Casey has made eight straight cuts at Majors and is playing some of the best golf of his career.

The #19 ranked player in the world has been elite with his ball-striking this year. Over his last 25 rounds, Casey has gained 1.08 strokes per round on Approach and 1.41 strokes per round Tee-to-Green. Casey is fifth among all PGA Tour players in Total Driving which means he has a good combination of both distance and accuracy. Casey’s pure ball-striking has been so good that it has allowed him to avoid bogeys. At 50-1, Casey is one of my favorite outright bets and I expect a big week from him.

Will Zalatoris 66-1 (Placed in February)

Zalatoris catapulted onto the PGA Tour scene with an incredible T6 finish at his PGA Tour debut at last year’s U.S. Open. Zalatoris has followed up his impressive debut with a barrage of Top 25 Finishes. In 20 PGA Tour events this season, Zalatoris has recorded thirteen Top 25 Finishes and has played exceptionally well at Majors. Zalatoris has finishes of T6 at the U.S. Open, T8 at the PGA Championship, and T2 at the Masters. Zalatoris is a tee-to-green machine which allows him to frequently find himself at the top of leaderboards.

The 24-year-old has shown no stage is too big for him, and he has quickly risen into the Top 30 OWGR. Over his last 36 rounds, in this field Zalatoris ranks: fifth in GIRs Gained, 12th in Double Bogeys Avoided, and 13th in Ball-Striking. Zalatoris has questionable putting but with much of the field struggling with short putts this week, I think his Tee-to-Green game will excel and keep him in the mix all week.

Abraham Ancer 70-1

Abraham Ancer’s first PGA Tour victory coming at the U.S. Open is a big ask and rather unlikely. However, there are plenty of reasons why it is possible. Ancer is not long Off-the-Tee but he is the epitome of consistency. Similar to Berger, Ancer’s game is reliant on his ability to hit fairways and greens. Ancer does both of these exceptionally well, ranking third in Driving Accuracy and 12th in GIR Percentage among all PGA Tour players. Ancer is a great ball-striker but unlike other ball-strikers his strokes gained are almost a perfectly even split. Ball-Striking is Off-the-Tee + Approach, so being excellent in one of those categories could skew your Ball-Striking number. Over his last 35 rounds, Ancer is gaining 1.39 strokes per round Ball-Striking with .67 strokes per round coming from Off-the-Tee and .72 strokes per round coming on Approach.

Ancer’s balance is very appealing in a week where Par is a good score. Playing error-free will be the pathway to a victory, and Ancer avoids mistakes on tough Par 4s, ranking third in Par 4 Scoring Average among all PGA Tour players. With eleven holes being a Par 4, avoiding bogeys on these holes, while scoring on the Par 5s will be the most likely path to a win.  The 30-year-old from Mexico has made ten consecutive cuts, and has five consecutive Top 25 Finishes. Ancer is the model of consistency and hovering around Par should keep him live to make a Sunday run.

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Golftipster5 Selections:

Brooks Koepka – 18-1 William Hill 9 Places

Even with all the media hype surrounding Brooks & Bryson that will no doubt appear again this week especially if they get paired together. Brooks will just laugh it off & also use it to his advantage. He is a major player who usually always shows up in the majors even with his knee injury that has hampered his season. He showed at the PGA he is still capable of competing on the big stage even if his reading of putts looks a bit unorthodox at times as he winces in pain. He has missed the cut at the Palmetto so that means he can get to Torrey a few days earlier. He has only played 3 times since the masters which looks like this MC-2(PGA)-MC. This week should hopefully get rid of any rust he has so he is prepared for his crack at winning his 3rd US open Title.

Xander Schauffele – 20-1 William Hill 9 places

The San Diego Native Grew up just a few miles from Torrey Pines so for him it will almost feel like a home major. All his family will be able to be around the course which could give him the boost he needs to get his maiden major. Xander finished 2nd in January behind Patrick Reed & has already been putting in Time at Torrey as shown by his socials online. He ranks 4th in stroke Gained Total this year on tour as well as 1st in sand saves which will come in handy with the 54 bunkers on show this week. His has been a little wayward off the tee this year hitting 59.75% of fairways which is 111th however his green in regulation he ranks 11th with 69.23% but how will he fair in the longer rough on show this week? One more key attribute at a US open Is putting, the USGA will be making the green a lot quicker than players will be used to at a regular event & Xander ranks 9th in putting this year  * finished 8th at the Farmer so he should be capable of handling he quicker greens. He also loves a US Open his last 4 starts he has finished 5-6-3-5 & should be inspired by Hideki winning his 1st major at the Masters & gain his first major at Torry.

Shane Lowry – 50-1 Betfred 10 Places.

The current (for a few more weeks) Open champion has hit form at the right time this year. His last 2 starts on tough tracks the PGA & the memorial he has finished 6th & 4th respectively to top his top 10s for the season up to 4 in 13 starts. Shane has played at Torrey 4 times before with 2 top 25 finishes, so he has enough experience to know how to get round with 7 under par rounds from 14 played. Ranking 37th off the tee this season & 60.64% of fairways hit he can get into play on most holes this week to give himself the best of chances. With Ryder cup points on offer he will be keen to stamp his ticket to whistling Straights in September.

Will Zalatoris – 50-1 Mansion Bet 7 Places

Will was in the same bracket for me as Reed. Both have great course form, Will finished 7th this year on debut at Torrey. He loves playing in majors, he finished 8th at the PGA, 2nd at the Masters on US open debut last year when he was 200-1 he finished 6th. He has shown this year that he is more than capable of teeing it up every week with the world’s best. He ranks 3rd this season on approach to the green which will be vital to achievable a winnable score. One stat I’m not a fan off is his putting this year which ranks 127th however he was 24th in January so it shows he likes the Torrey Greens. This season in 14 starts Will has had 4 top 10s in 14 starts.

Marc Leishman 66-1 Sky Bet 11 Places

The Aussie has a fantastic record at Torrey, he has played here 12 times in his career winning in 2020 & had 5 top 10 finishes. 66 I feel was a steal as I was thinking more 40s for Marc this week. He has 2 top 10s this year so far as well as the duo win with Cam smith. His stats for the year could put a few people off taking him this week, his best of the rest strokes gained is for approach to the green he sits at 67th. he finished 18th in January so that was good enough for me to take him this week especially with his course form in previous years.

Lee Westwood 100-1 Boyle Sports 10 places

Lee should be in a very happy place right now after getting married to his long-term partner & in some cases Caddy this week. The current race to Dubai Champions was in fantastic form between Arnies tournament & the players with two 2nd places back to back. He has since missed a couple of cuts & has two to 25s since. He has only played Torrey once in a regular event where he finished 47th but his clubs were lost on the flight to San Diego so his Prep could have been better. One if his best chances of his maiden major was in 2008 when he finished 3rd 1 shot behind the playoff. 13 years on he has a wealth of more experience & 15 more wins could he pull off a Phil Mickelson & show that the youngsters how it’s done.

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Rikuya Hoshino 1000-1 Paddy Power 10 places

With a lot of US Open qualifying spots up for grabs there are numerous players over 500-1 this week. 69 of the 156 players are currently 500-1 or higher. These include recent Korn Ferry Tour winner Paul Barjon, Eduardo Molinari & Taylor Pendrith. However, there is one guy who I feel has gone under the radar a bit. Rikuya Hoshino has 2 wins this year from 5 events on the Japanese tour which has projected him to the world no 79. He played in the PGA & missed the cut but appears to have stayed in the US to prep for his 2nd US Open appearance.

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PLAYER POINTS

Player Round 1Round 2Round 3 Round 4Total
Dustin Johnson0
Bryson Dechambeau22
Jordan Spieth5510
Justin Thomas55
Jon Rahm22
Rory McIlroy0
Patrick Cantlay0
Xander Schauffele22
Brooks Koepka0
Collin Morikawa22
Patrick Reed527
Lee Westwood0
Tony Finau55
Viktor Hovland22
Cameron Smith22
Daniel Berger0
Paul Casey22
Sung-Jae Im0
Webb Simpson527
Hideki Matsuyama5510
Matthew Fitzpatrick22
Scottie Scheffler22
Tommy Fleetwood20222
Tyrrell Hatton527
Sergio Garcia0
Jason Day0
Joaquin Niemann22
Adam Scott22
Bubba Watson22
Louis Oosthuizen22
Justin Rose151025
Abraham Ancer22
Billy Horschel22
Corey Conners22
Will Zalatoris5510
Matt Kuchar0
Matt Wallace22
Brian Harman5510
Harris English22
Jason Kokrak527
Marc Leishman55
Max Homa0
Shane Lowry527
Matthew Wolff0
Christiaan Bezuidenhout527
Francesco Molinari22
Gary Woodland22
Ian Poulter22
Phil Mickelson22
Si Woo Kim5510
Victor Perez0
Dylan Frittelli0
Cameron Champ55
Carlos Ortiz0
Danny Willett0
Kevin Kisner0
Kevin Na22
Robert MacIntyre22
Ryan Palmer22
Matt Jones22
Sebastian Munoz22
Zach Johnson0
Brendon Todd22
Cheng-Tsung Pan0
Lanto Griffin0
Bernd Wiesberger55
Charl Schwartzel22
Mackenzie Hughes22
Henrik Stenson22
Martin Laird22
Michael Thompson22
Jimmy Walker   0
Stewart Cink22
Bernhard Langer   0
Brian Gay0
Hudson Swafford   0
Robert Streb0
Fred Couples   0
Jim Herman22
Tyler Strafaci   0
Mike Weir0
Vijay Singh   0
Charles Osborne0
Joe Long   0
Jose Maria Olazabal22
Larry Mize   0
Ian Woosnam0
Sandy Lyle   0
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 B Dechambeau40200
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 A Ancer20200
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 J Rahm40200
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 B Watson20200
 M Wallace20200
 C Smith20200
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 R MacIntyre20200
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 P Casey40200
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 A Ancer20200
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 J Thomas100500
 J Rahm20200
 S Im00000
 A Scott20200
 J Rose25151000
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 D Johnson 00000
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 J Thomas100500
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 J Rahm40200
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 P Cantlay00000
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 B Dechambeau20200
 L Westwood00000
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 C Conners20200
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 X Schauffele40200
 J Spieth105500
 L Westwood00000
 C Conners20200
 D Fritelli00000
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 J Rahm40200
 J Thomas50500
 J Spieth105500
 A Ancer20200
 W Zalatoris105500
 BONUS 20 ->20
24Steve_Donnelly_3501300
 B Dechambeau40200
 J Thomas50500
 J Rahm20200
 A Scott20200
 C Conners20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
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 J Thomas100500
 L Westwood00000
 B Watson20200
 P Reed75200
 J Rose25151000
 BONUS 20 ->20
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 J Thomas100500
 J Spieth105500
 R MacIntyre20200
 W Simpson75200
 T Hatton75200
 BONUS 20 ->20
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 J Thomas100500
 B Koepka00000
 P Reed75200
 L Oosthuizen20200
 C Conners20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
28LinksandWhiskey4051300
 J Rahm40200
 J Spieth105500
 M Fitzpatrick20200
 L Oosthuizen20200
 A Scott20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
29TheJackal1961145900
 M Kuchar00000
 M Jones 20200
 M Wallace20200
 M Wolff00000
 S Woo Kim105500
 BONUS 20 ->
30NJHolden80600
 J Rahm40200
 P Cantlay00000
 C Smith20200
 B Watson20200
 M Kuchar00000
 BONUS 20 ->
31Bagshaw211259201900
 D Johnson 00000
 J Spieth105500
 B Dechambeau20200
 J Rose25151000
 A Scott20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
32_MitchCumstein_3801300
 J Thomas100500
 J Rahm20200
 B Dechambeau20200
 R Palmer20200
 S Munoz20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
33BeenBane4451400
 J Thomas100500
 C Morikawa20200
 J Spieth105500
 C Conners20200
 V Perez 00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
34CliveWinward44101400
 S Im00000
 J Spieth105500
 C Smith20200
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 W Zalatoris105500
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 D Berger00000
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 M Kuchar00000
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 R McIlroy00000
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 B Dechambeau20200
 M Wolff00000
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 BONUS 20 ->
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 J Thomas100500
 J Rahm20200
 R McIlroy00000
 J Rose25151000
 M Leishman50500
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 B Dechambeau40200
 T Fleetwood2220200
 S Im00000
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 J Spieth205500
 R McIlroy00000
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 BONUS 20 ->
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 R McIlroy00000
 D Johnson 00000
 J Rahm20200
 L Oosthuizen20200
 M Kuchar00000
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 J Rahm40200
 R McIlroy00000
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 S Munoz20200
 BONUS 20 ->
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 P Reed145200
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 L Oosthuizen20200
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 S Garcia00000
 C Conners20200
 S Lowry75200
 B Harman105500
 S Scheffler20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
45Prince_Aled4651600
 J Thomas100500
 J Rahm20200
 J Spieth105500
 L Oosthuizen20200
 B Watson20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
46JStanBets49101400
 J Thomas100500
 S Im00000
 W Simpson75200
 B Harman105500
 B Horchel20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
47JimmyFitz4951400
 J Spieth205500
 J Thomas50500
 J Rahm20200
 C Conners20200
 M Kuchar00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
48LiamBlatant4010800
 B Dechambeau40200
 W Simpson75200
 D Johnson 00000
 A Scott20200
 C Bezuidenhout75200
 BONUS 20 ->20
49Steve_Br875252500
 J Thomas100500
 J Spieth105500
 S Im00000
 W Zalatoris105500
 J Rose25151000
 BONUS 20 ->20
50MigaBarrerag2251200
 J Thomas100500
 J Spieth105500
 P Cantlay00000
 M Kuchar00000
 M Hughes20200
 BONUS 20 ->
51ThirtySixHoles4151100
 J Thomas100500
 J Rahm20200
 P Reed75200
 C Conners20200
 M Kuchar00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
52BrandanPoole225700
 J Spieth205500
 R McIlroy00000
 L Westwood00000
 B Watson20200
 M Kuchar00000
 BONUS 20 ->
53Ryan Barney8646101100
 J Thomas100500
 D Johnson 00000
 P Reed75200
 C Bezuidenhout75200
 M Hughes20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
54RichMellers56101600
 J Spieth205500
 C Morikawa20200
 T Finau50500
 S Lowry75200
 C Conners20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
55HoleSaleGolf73252100
 P Reed145200
 J Spieth105500
 P Casey20200
 J Rose25151000
 B Watson20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
56Ryaaaan19934951400
 J Spieth205500
 C Morikawa20200
 J Thomas50500
 M Wolff00000
 L Oosthuizen20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
57The GolfFather3101100
 D Johnson 00000
 B Watson20200
 M Wallace20200
 G Woodland20200
 J Thomas50500
 BONUS 20 ->20
58EWMNGolf74202400
 J Spieth205500
 J Rahm20200
 T Finau50500
 A Scott20200
 J Rose25151000
 BONUS 20 ->20
59Spinney1265202000
 J Thomas100500
 D Johnson 00000
 J Spieth105500
 M Kuchar00000
 J Rose25151000
 BONUS 20 ->20
60IanScagnelli2251200
 J Thomas100500
 D Johnson 00000
 J Spieth105500
 J Day00000
 P Mickleson20200
 BONUS 20 ->
61HoselRocketeer22101200
 D Johnson 00000
 J Spieth105500
 R McIlroy00000
 S Woo Kim105500
 A Ancer20200
 BONUS 20 ->
62GolfBore7146151100
 P Cantlay00000
 P Reed75200
 J Spieth105500
 C Conners20200
 C Bezuidenhout75200
 BONUS 20 ->20
63Copshawlad57102200
 J Thomas100500
 T Finau50500
 J Spieth105500
 A Ancer20200
 S Woo Kim105500
 BONUS 20 ->20
64LewisBroley883601100
 J Thomas100500
 P Casey20200
 P Cantlay00000
 A Scott20200
 R Palmer20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
65ShawnBell4151400
 J Rahm40200
 D Johnson 00000
 J Thomas50500
 B Horchel20200
 W Zalatoris105500
 BONUS 20 ->20
66GirlyGolfer20134651600
 J Thomas100500
 B Horchel20200
 H Matsuyama105500
 S Scheffler20200
 I Poulter20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
67DriscollMania64151900
 J Spieth205500
 J Thomas50500
 B Harman105500
 C Bezuidenhout75200
 K Na20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
68SamBudgen110900
 J Rahm40200
 R McIlroy00000
 X Schauffele20200
 M Wolff00000
 C Champ50500
 BONUS 20 ->
69JohnFol54101900
 J Thomas100500
 J Spieth105500
 C Smith20200
 M Wallace20200
 S Woo Kim105500
 BONUS 20 ->20
70GolfBets1013801300
 J Thomas100500
 J Rahm20200
 P Casey20200
 A Ancer20200
 A Scott20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
71GolfTipster54101400
 J Spieth205500
 S Im00000
 J Thomas50500
 C Conners20200
 C Bezuidenhout75200
 BONUS 20 ->20
72MattTizzard4151400
 J Rahm40200
 J Spieth105500
 J Thomas50500
 A Ancer20200
 D Fritelli00000
 BONUS 20 ->20
73M30kle3951400
 D Johnson 00000
 J Rahm20200
 J Thomas50500
 R MacIntyre20200
 B Harman105500
 BONUS 20 ->20
743PuttOnly3101100
 B Koepka00000
 J Thomas50500
 C Smith20200
 B Watson20200
 A Ancer20200
 BONUS 20 ->20

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This week! Win a Golf Prize from INNIT.STORE by playing Waggle Duff and following them on Twitter!

HOW TO PLAY WAGGLE DUFF – TWITTER BASED FANTASY GOLF

Tweet a team of 5 to @WAGGLEDUFF on twitter

Your first pick is your captain

2 picks must be over 50/1

Use the hashtag #waggle69

Then don’t do anything else. Sit back, enjoy the golf and wait for a notification on twitter, letting you know when the points and tables are updated!

PLAYER LIST

PlayerODDS
Dustin Johnson15/2
Bryson Dechambeau9/1
Jordan Spieth9/1
Justin Thomas10/1
Jon Rahm11/1
Rory McIlroy14/1
Patrick Cantlay16/1
Xander Schauffele18/1
Brooks Koepka22/1
Collin Morikawa25/1
Patrick Reed25/1
Lee Westwood28/1
Tony Finau28/1
Viktor Hovland28/1
Cameron Smith30/1
Daniel Berger30/1
Paul Casey30/1
Sung-Jae Im30/1
Webb Simpson30/1
Hideki Matsuyama33/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick33/1
Scottie Scheffler33/1
Tommy Fleetwood33/1
Tyrrell Hatton33/1
Sergio Garcia35/1
Jason Day40/1
Joaquin Niemann45/1
Adam Scott50/1
Bubba Watson50/1
Louis Oosthuizen50/1
Justin Rose60/1
Abraham Ancer66/1
Billy Horschel66/1
Corey Conners66/1
Will Zalatoris66/1
Matt Kuchar70/1
Matt Wallace70/1
Brian Harman80/1
Harris English80/1
Jason Kokrak80/1
Marc Leishman80/1
Max Homa80/1
Shane Lowry80/1
Matthew Wolff90/1
Christiaan Bezuidenhout100/1
Francesco Molinari100/1
Gary Woodland100/1
Ian Poulter100/1
Phil Mickelson100/1
Si Woo Kim100/1
Victor Perez100/1
Dylan Frittelli110/1
Cameron Champ125/1
Carlos Ortiz125/1
Danny Willett125/1
Kevin Kisner125/1
Kevin Na125/1
Robert MacIntyre125/1
Ryan Palmer125/1
Matt Jones150/1
Sebastian Munoz150/1
Zach Johnson175/1
Brendon Todd200/1
Cheng-Tsung Pan200/1
Lanto Griffin200/1
Bernd Wiesberger250/1
Charl Schwartzel250/1
Mackenzie Hughes250/1
Henrik Stenson300/1
Martin Laird300/1
Michael Thompson300/1
Jimmy Walker400/1
Stewart Cink400/1
Bernhard Langer500/1
Brian Gay500/1
Hudson Swafford500/1
Robert Streb500/1
Fred Couples600/1
Jim Herman600/1
Tyler Strafaci600/1
Mike Weir1000/1
Vijay Singh1000/1
Charles Osborne1500/1
Joe Long1500/1
Jose Maria Olazabal2500/1
Larry Mize3000/1
Ian Woosnam5000/1
Sandy Lyle5000/1

VALERO TEXAS OPEN – FINAL WAGGLE DUFF LEADERBOARD

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#NamePoints
1Prince_Aled176
2Spinney12175
3Forritouno171
4GuyStacy1169
5NJHolden74164
6DerekDavidson34163
7GaryCrooks11159
8GolfTipster5158
9TheGolfFather154
10GolfSmiler153
11Steve_Donnelly_149
12TheMitchTobin147
13Sammie_D96147
14WerzalGummage147
15Marrs_Jordan147
16INNIT_STORE146
17JimmyFitz143
18Steve_Br8141
19AmitMoh141
20GiraffeHK140
21MattTizzard124
2247_Irish119
23RichMellers119
24BrandanPoole118
25Andrew_Tizzard118
26HoleSaleGolf118
27Bagshaw2112114
28GolfSportint5112
29NickSmith_m109
30CliveWinward104
31JRSpratt100
32Here2Ball100
33LeoDuckett91
34BelowParGolfer89
35GirlyGolfer201387
36CoxyYork86
37SebMax3377
38LinksandWhiskey76
39IanScagnelli76
40TheJackal196175
41RichCrow201074
42MartenEriksson74
43DriscollMania73
44Chief142570
45CarlosSunday1069
46JStanBets66
47D_Doback66
48JohnFol66
49GolfWriterKiel65
50ThirtySixHoles52
51Hagueeee49
52GolfBets10148
53ScottKefalas45
54LewisBroley8844
55GrizzleyBear7243
56Pars_and_Pirates39
57PaulJacksonGolf34
58AndrewYJohnston32
59BeenBane29
60M30kle27
61JoePublicGolf27
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PLAYER POINTS

Player Round 1Round 2Round 3 Round 4Total
C Villegas (low round of week, 64)15751643
S Kang527
C Tringale5125830
J Spieth57103052
S Noh527
H Matsuyama52411
S Scheffler527
T Hodge525618
S Munoz525820
K Stadler5712
M Wallace57101840
V Whaley52411
Kyle Stanley75618
Erik van Rooyen75618
Brandt Snedeker751224
Matt Kuchar75618
Lucas Glover751628
Brandon Hagy7613
Anirban Lahiri751426
Doc Redman729
Rafa Cabrera Bello224
Rory Sabbatini246
Keith Mitchell268
Charley Hoffman2102032
Chase Seiffert224
Cameron Davis22
Nick Taylor22
Pat Perez22
Adam Hadwin257
Sepp Straka22
Kyoung-Hoon Lee257
Ryan Moore22
Gary Woodland251219
Ryan Palmer268
Luke List268
Padraig Harrington22
Martin Trainer224
Si Woo Kim257
Matthew NeSmith246
Charl Schwartzel22
Rickie Fowler268
Keegan Bradley257
Jimmy Walker22
Tyler Duncan224
Chris Kirk251219
John Huh22
Martin Laird246
Chesson Hadley25512
Joseph Bramlett246
Denny McCarthy246
Tom Lewis22
Abraham Ancer257
Troy Merritt246
Corey Conners268
Graeme McDowell22
Aaron Wise224
Patton Kizzire21315
D.J. Trahan22
Vaughn Taylor224
Greyson Sigg22
Sebastian Cappelen22
Will Gordon22
K.J. Choi246
Kelly Kraft224
Joel Dahmen22
Cameron Champ246
Lanto Griffin246
Beau Hossler22
Doug Ghim224
Kris Ventura22
Sam Fidone224
Ben Martin246
Branden Grace257
Brendan Steele22
Scott Stallings22
Bo Van Pelt246
Rafael Campos246
Tain Lee22
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TEAM BREAKDOWNS

See below your number, then scroll to your team breakdown

1AndrewYJohnston32
2BelowParGolfer89
3JStanBets66
4Forritouno171
5JimmyFitz143
6Pars_and_Pirates39
7LewisBroley8844
8SebMax3377
9GirlyGolfer201387
10Hagueeee49
11Prince_Aled176
12M30kle27
13LinksandWhiskey76
14D_Doback66
15JohnFol66
16Spinney12175
17DerekDavidson34163
18LeoDuckett91
19GiraffeHK140
20CoxyYork86
21TheMitchTobin147
22TheJackal196175
23NickSmith_m109
24ScottKefalas45
25Chief142570
26Sammie_D96147
27GolfSportint5112
28GaryCrooks11159
29INNIT_STORE146
30Bagshaw2112114
31PaulJacksonGolf34
32Steve_Br8141
33NJHolden74164
34CliveWinward104
35JRSpratt100
36BeenBane29
37WerzalGummage147
38Marrs_Jordan147
39RichCrow201074
4047_Irish119
41Steve_Donnelly_149
42GrizzleyBear7243
43JoePublicGolf27
44RichMellers119
45BrandanPoole118
46MartenEriksson74
47TheGolfFather154
48AmitMoh141
49Andrew_Tizzard118
50GolfBets10148
51GolfTipster5158
52MattTizzard124
53HoleSaleGolf118
54ThirtySixHoles52
55GuyStacy1169
56Here2Ball100
57GolfSmiler153
58CarlosSunday1069
59DriscollMania73
60IanScagnelli76
61GolfWriterKiel65
 POINTSTotalRound 1Round 2Round 3 Round 4
1AndrewYJohnston3256516
 S Burns0
 C Davis20200
 H Matsuyama115204
 C Howell III0
 G Woodland1902512
 BONUS 20 ->
2BelowParGolfer8910131034
 B Steele40200
 H Matsuyama115204
 J Spieth52571030
 J Dahman20200
 P Mickleson0
 BONUS 20 ->20
3JStanBets66518516
 C Davis40200
 C Tringale3051258
 R Palmer80206
 D Ghim40202
 S Ryder0
 BONUS 20 ->20
4Forritouno1715152059
 J Spieth104571030
 C Hoffman32021020
 K Bradley70205
 G McDowell20200
 R Campos 60204
 BONUS 20 ->20
5JimmyFitz1435112055
 J Spieth104571030
 C Hoffman32021020
 B Grace70205
 C Howell III0
 T Finau0
 BONUS 20 ->
6Pars_and_Pirates3956516
 S Scheffler145200
 T Finau0
 L Griffin60204
 G Woodland1902512
 J Furyk0
 BONUS 20 ->
7LewisBroley8844061026
 C Davis40200
 R Palmer80206
 C Hoffman32021020
 H Higgs0
 S Ryder0
 BONUS 20 ->
8SebMax3377108523
 H Matsuyama225204
 A Ancer70205
 R Palmer80206
 P Mickleson0
 S Munoz205258
 BONUS 20 ->20
9GirlyGolfer2013875131032
 K Bradley140205
 M Laird60204
 M Wallace40571018
 A Hadwin70205
 D Willett0
 BONUS 20 ->20
10Hagueeee495809
 B Grace140205
 H Matsuyama115204
 H Higgs0
 R Moore20200
 P Perez20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
11Prince_Aled1765152064
 J Spieth104571030
 C Hoffman32021020
 R Palmer80206
 R Fowler80206
 A Wise40202
 BONUS 20 ->20
12M30kle2706516
 T Finau0
 C Kirk1902512
 L Griffin60204
 H Higgs0
 J Dahmen20200
 BONUS 20 ->
13LinksandWhiskey76518520
 R Palmer160206
 C Tringale3051258
 L Griffin60204
 H Higgs0
 C Seiffert40202
 BONUS 20 ->20
14D_Doback66041020
 C Hoffman64021020
 H Varner III0
 H Higgs0
 J Furyk0
 P Perez20200
 BONUS 20 ->
15JohnFol665111040
 T Finau0
 J Spieth52571030
 A Ancer70205
 B Grace70205
 H Higgs0
 BONUS 20 ->
16Spinney1217510132060
 J Spieth104571030
 H Matsuyama115204
 C Hoffman32021020
 R Fowler80206
 P Mickleson0
 BONUS 20 ->20
17DerekDavidson341635202561
 C Hoffman64021020
 S Woo Kim70205
 E Van Rooyen180756
 J Spieth52571030
 G McDowell20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
18LeoDuckett915131531
 S Scheffler145200
 A Ancer70205
 C Hoffman32021020
 E Van Rooyen180756
 S Ryder0
 BONUS 20 ->20
19GiraffeHK14010131035
 J Spieth104571030
 S Scheffler75200
 T Finau0
 B Grace70205
 R Moore20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
20CoxyYork861018526
 A Ancer140205
 S Scheffler75200
 C Tringale3051258
 P Kizzire1502013
 A Long0
 BONUS 20 ->20
21TheMitchTobin1475151045
 J Spieth104571030
 A Ancer70205
 L Griffin60204
 D Ghim40202
 M NeSmith60204
 BONUS 20 ->20
22TheJackal196175513521
 H Matsuyama225204
 S Woo Kim70205
 M Kuchar180756
 R Fowler80206
 C Howell III0
 BONUS 20 ->20
23NickSmith_m10915182036
 T Finau0
 M Wallace40571018
 S Munoz205258
 H Matsuyama115204
 M Kuchar180756
 BONUS 20 ->20
24ScottKefalas4508017
 T Finau0
 A Ancer70205
 S Woo Kim70205
 A Hadwin70205
 D Ghim40202
 BONUS 20 ->20
25Chief142570510523
 A Ancer140205
 C Conners80206
 C Davis20200
 S Munoz205258
 D McCarthy60204
 BONUS 20 ->20
26Sammie_D9614710112054
 J Spieth104571030
 C Hoffman32021020
 H Matsuyama115204
 K Chappell0
 S Ryder0
 BONUS 20 ->
27GolfSportint511215131542
 S Scheffler145200
 T Finau0
 J Spieth52571030
 S Munoz205258
 J Campos60204
 BONUS 20 ->20
28GaryCrooks111595201547
 J Spieth104571030
 A Ancer70205
 R Palmer80206
 R Moore20200
 E Van Rooyen180756
 BONUS 20 ->20
29INNIT_STORE1465131046
 J Spieth104571030
 R Palmer80206
 R Fowler80206
 D Willett0
 C Champ60204
 BONUS 20 ->20
30Bagshaw21121145111036
 J Spieth104571030
 T Finau0
 C Conners80206
 R Moore20200
 B Stuard0
 BONUS 20 ->
31PaulJacksonGolf3406523
 T Finau0
 C Conners80206
 A Ancer70205
 H Varner III0
 G Woodland1902512
 BONUS 20 ->
32Steve_Br81415131041
 J Spieth104571030
 A Ancer70205
 L Griffin60204
 D Ghim40202
 J Vegas0
 BONUS 20 ->20
33NJHolden741645132054
 J Spieth104571030
 C Hoffman32021020
 L Griffin60204
 H Higgs0
 S Straka20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
34CliveWinward1045151541
 R Palmer160206
 S Woo Kim70205
 C Kirk1902512
 R Moore20200
 M Wallace40571018
 BONUS 20 ->20
35JRSpratt10010131040
 S Scheffler145200
 J Spieth52571030
 C Conners80206
 A Putnam0
 C Champ60204
 BONUS 20 ->20
36BeenBane2906016
 A Ancer140205
 C Conners80206
 T Finau0
 B Grace70205
 H Higgs0
 BONUS 20 ->
37WerzalGummage1475151045
 J Spieth104571030
 A Ancer70205
 C Davis20200
 R Fowler80206
 M Laird60204
 BONUS 20 ->20
38Marrs_Jordan14710151040
 J Spieth104571030
 A Ancer70205
 S Scheffler75200
 B Grace70205
 J Dahman20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
39RichCrow201074581029
 J Dahman40200
 S Woo Kim70205
 H Matsuyama115204
 H Varner III0
 C Hoffman32021020
 BONUS 20 ->20
4047_Irish1195111041
 J Spieth104571030
 C Conners80206
 T Finau0
 K Bradley70205
 J Furyk0
 BONUS 20 ->
41Steve_Donnelly_14915202063
 H Matsuyama225204
 A Ancer70205
 J Spieth52571030
 R Fowler80206
 M Wallace40571018
 BONUS 20 ->20
42GrizzleyBear72430111022
 T Finau0
 M Kuchar180756
 D Willett0
 M Laird60204
 G Woodland1902512
 BONUS 20 ->
43JoePublicGolf2756016
 T Finau0
 H Matsuyama115204
 C Conners80206
 R Fowler80206
 D Willett0
 BONUS 20 ->
44RichMellers1195111041
 J Spieth104571030
 H Higgs0
 R Fowler80206
 S Woo Kim70205
 T Finau0
 BONUS 20 ->
45BrandanPoole1185132060
 T Finau0
 J Spieth52571030
 C Hoffman32021020
 R Fowler80206
 C Champ60204
 BONUS 20 ->20
46MartenEriksson7410111036
 S Scheffler145200
 J Spieth52571030
 T Finau0
 R Fowler80206
 D Willett0
 BONUS 20 ->
47TheGolfFather1545162556
 J Spieth104571030
 M Kuchar180756
 T Finau0
 C Hoffman32021020
 H Higgs0
 BONUS 20 ->
48AmitMoh14110131036
 J Spieth104571030
 S Scheffler75200
 T Finau0
 R Fowler80206
 S Straka20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
49Andrew_Tizzard11810111035
 J Spieth104571030
 S Scheffler75200
 K Bradley70205
 R Knox0
 A Putnam0
 BONUS 20 ->
50GolfBets1014808012
 C Conners160206
 C Davis20200
 L Griffin60204
 D Ghim40202
 S Ryder0
 BONUS 20 ->20
51GolfTipster51585131553
 J Spieth104571030
 R Palmer80206
 K Bradley70205
 S Ryder0
 G Woodland1902512
 BONUS 20 ->20
52MattTizzard1245161536
 J Spieth104571030
 T Finau0
 M Kuchar180756
 S Ryder0
 G McDowell20200
 BONUS 20 ->
53HoleSaleGolf1185111040
 J Spieth104571030
 L Griffin60204
 C Conners80206
 K Aphibarnrat0
 P Mickleson0
 BONUS 20 ->
54ThirtySixHoles5208017
 S Woo Kim140205
 B Grace70205
 K Bradley70205
 C Seiffert40202
 A Schenk0
 BONUS 20 ->20
55GuyStacy116915151552
 J Spieth104571030
 H Matsuyama115204
 S Scheffler75200
 R Fowler80206
 G Woodland1902512
 BONUS 20 ->20
56Here2Ball10010131040
 S Scheffler145200
 J Spieth52571030
 C Coners80206
 D McCarthy60204
 J Vegas0
 BONUS 20 ->20
57GolfSmiler15315151041
 J Spieth104571030
 S Scheffler75200
 H Matsuyama115204
 A Wise40202
 B Grace70205
 BONUS 20 ->20
58CarlosSunday106958523
 C Conners160206
 A Ancer70205
 T Finau0
 J Campos60204
 S Munoz205258
 BONUS 20 ->20
59DriscollMania7308521
 G Woodland3802512
 S Woo Kim70205
 B Steele20200
 J Campos60204
 Landry0
 BONUS 20 ->20
60IanScagnelli76081031
 A Ancer140205
 C Hoffman32021020
 C Conners80206
 R Moore20200
 D Willett0
 BONUS 20 ->20
61GolfWriterKiel65108515
 S Scheffler145200
 T Finau0
 A Ancer70205
 A Wise40202
 S Munoz205258
 BONUS 20 ->20

WAGGLE DUFF PREVIEW – VALERO TEXAS OPEN

Thank you to everyone who played last week, the matchplay is a lot of fun. During the first 3 days the group stage kept everyone engaged. After that its a little trickier, but nice to do something different.

Due to the points scoring I can confirm a season update.

  1. Majors will be double points for the season league

This week we continue on the PGA Tour, below is the list of players and odds for the Valero Texas Open. Back to the normal rules which are

  1. Tweet 5 players to @WaggleDuff on twitter, ensure you use the hashtag #WAGGLE69
  2. Your first pick is your captain and will score double points
  3. You must pick 2 players who are 50/1 or greater, as per the list below.

*Deadline is strictly the first T-Shot on Thursday*

Jordan Spieth10/1
Tony Finau12/1
Scottie Scheffler14/1
Hideki Matsuyama16/1
Abraham Ancer18/1
Corey Conners20/1
Charley Hoffman25/1
Ryan Palmer25/1
Cameron Tringale28/1
Si Woo Kim28/1
Brendan Steele33/1
Chris Kirk33/1
Cameron Davis40/1
Lanto Griffin40/1
Zach Johnson40/1
Keegan Bradley45/1
Matt Kuchar45/1
Sam Burns45/1
Aaron Wise55/1
Adam Hadwin55/1
Branden Grace55/1
Charles Howell55/1
Ryan Moore55/1
Andrew Putnam60/1
Harold Varner60/1
Denny McCarthy66/1
Doug Ghim66/1
Harry Higgs66/1
Joel Dahmen66/1
John Huh66/1
Rickie Fowler66/1
Sebastian Munoz66/1
Danny Willett70/1
Gary Woodland70/1
Jhonattan Vegas70/1
Phil Mickelson70/1
Sepp Straka70/1
Byeong-Hun An80/1
Erik Van Rooyen80/1
Kevin Chappell80/1
Lucas Glover80/1
Matt Wallace80/1
Matthew NeSmith80/1
Sam Ryder80/1
Adam Long90/1
Patton Kizzire90/1
Martin Laird100/1
Tom Hoge100/1
Cameron Champ110/1
Luke List110/1
Russell Knox110/1
Adam Schenk125/1
Bernd Wiesberger125/1
Brandon Hagy125/1
Brice Garnett125/1
Chase Seiffert125/1
Doc Redman125/1
Graeme McDowell125/1
Greyson Sigg125/1
Henrik Norlander125/1
Jim Furyk125/1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee125/1
Nick Taylor125/1
Pat Perez125/1
Patrick Rodgers125/1
William Gordon125/1
Andrew Landry150/1
Austin Eckroat150/1
Cameron Percy150/1
Charl Schwartzel150/1
Nate Lashley150/1
Rafa Cabrera Bello150/1
Rafael Campos150/1
Roger Sloan150/1
Rory Sabbatini150/1
Scott Stallings150/1
Tom Lewis150/1
Ben Martin175/1
Bo Hoag175/1
Brian Stuard175/1
Keith Mitchell175/1
Peter Malnati175/1
Akshay Bhatia200/1
Brandt Snedeker200/1
Chesson Hadley200/1
Danny Lee200/1
J.B Holmes200/1
Jason Dufner200/1
Joseph Bramlett200/1
Kyle Stanley200/1
Ryan Armour200/1
Troy Merritt200/1
Tyler Duncan200/1
Austin Cook250/1
Brian Gay250/1
Bronson Burgoon250/1
Camilo Villegas250/1
Henrik Stenson250/1
Kristoffer Ventura250/1
Michael Gligic250/1
Robby Shelton250/1
Ryan Brehm250/1
Scott Brown250/1
Vaughn Taylor250/1
Vincent Whaley250/1
Wesley Bryan250/1
Anirban Lahiri300/1
David Hearn300/1
Jimmy Walker300/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat300/1
Kramer Hickok300/1
Padraig Harrington300/1
Rob Oppenheim300/1
Scott Harrington300/1
Sunghoon Kang300/1
Ted Potter300/1
Beau Hossler350/1
Hank Lebioda350/1
J.J Spaun400/1
Luke Donald400/1
Mac Meissner400/1
Nick Watney400/1
Rhein Gibson400/1
Satoshi Kodaira400/1
Sean O’Hair400/1
Seung-Yul Noh400/1
XinJun Zhang400/1
D.J. Trahan500/1
K.J Choi500/1
Kelly Kraft500/1
Michael Kim500/1
Sam Bennett500/1
Sam Fidone500/1
Sebastian Cappelen500/1
Bo Van Pelt600/1
Tain Lee750/1
Carlos Sainz1000/1
D.A. Points1000/1
Davis Love1000/1
Hunter Mahan1000/1
J.J. Killeen1000/1
Martin Trainer1000/1
Patrick Grimes1000/1
Kevin Stadler1500/1

Kenya Savannah Classic 2021 – GOLF BETTING preview and TIPS

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Written by @MattTizzard for @WaggleDuff

WAGGLE DUFF fantasy golf returns to The PGA TOUR this week, you can see the format for the DELL WGC MATCHPLAY here.

Below is the betting preview for the KENYA SAVANNAH CLASSIC

KENYA SAVANNAH CLASSIC – BETTING PREVIEW

Déjà vu, here we are again. Karen Club, Kenya for our 2nd instalment of European Tour action from Africa. For the players, it’s a short 1-day break then back to it, as this event is run from TUESDAY – FRIDAY. The short 6900 course will again be a birdie fest, but we do expect some rain and maybe some storm delays on Tuesday.

I liked my plays last week, OTAEGUI, RAI and HANSEN threatened top 6 at times but didn’t quite get there. I did get carried away with covering a number of other players who were towards tiple digits. TONG LI withdrew and I will not continue my support, MOLINARI I poked at early Thursday morning, but he missed the cut.

I did catch HARDING after day 1 at 18/1 and I felt this was good value for money with SOUTH AFRICANS performing typically well. HARDING closed out a bogey free 66 to get the win on Sunday.

This week, I am going to go a little left wing away from the popular picks (RAI, HANSEN, VEERMAN) but give myself good value in returns. This course and field give you an opportunity to do. With many players threatening over the course of the MAGICAL KENYA OPEN.

  • For @GolfBets101 WGC Matchplay preview – click here
  • For @MattTizzard WGC Matchplay preview – click here

WHAT WE LEARNT FROM LAST WEEK

It is a short course and a birdie fest so being good off the Tee is key. Players that ripped apart the par 5’s and drove right down or on the short par 4s seemed to pick up the birdies necessary. The beast that is NIENABER ticks this box and is 33/1.

A lot of players can make the birdies on what is an easier course to climb the leaderboard. Again, I think this is a field to bet low but cover with many outsiders who have the game to potentially threaten, HEND gets there at 150/1.

I have a mix in my picks this week, although tempting to go with HARDING and KITAYAMA after last week, I am going to pass. I never like backing back-to-back winners and after watching KITAYAMA I did feel he was fighting his swing, particularly off the tee.

He was using his hands a lot through impact to flick the ball straight. I am not sure this is sustainable over another 4 days of tournament play, starting less than 48 hours after the MAGICAL KENYA OPEN.

SUMMARY OF PICKS

  • Wilco NIENABER 33/1 – (0.5u)
  • Niklas LEMKE 50/1 (0.75u E/W)
  • Pep ANGLES 70/1 – (0.25u E/W)
  • Soren KJELDSEN 125/1 – (0.25u E/W)
  • Scott HEND 150/1 – (0.25u E/W)

OTHER PLAYERS CONSIDERED

  • Justin HARDING
  • Aaron RAI
  • Adrian OTAEGUI
  • Dean BURMESTER

KEY STATS

GIR

Putting

Birdie Performance

Last week’s performance indicator

THE COURSE

Parkland style, tight but not as tight as appears on TV

Small greens, pushes me towards GIR stats

Short course compared to most.

RECENT WINNERS MAGICAL KENYAN OPEN (PLAYED ON SAME COURSE)

2021 –  Justin Harding

2019 – Guido Migliozzi

2018 – Lorenzo Gagli

2017 – Aaron Rai

2016 – Sebastian Soderberg

2015 – Haydn Porteous

2015 – Jake Roos

2013 – Jordi Garcia Pinto

2012 – Seve Benson

2011 – Mihiel Bothma

2010 – Robert Dinwiddie

Wilco NIENABER 33/1 – (0.5u)

Ticks the boxes for me off the Tee. Can rip the course apart if kept straight.  A little undetected in his -10 total for last week, however constantly a popular pick and tip.

Niklas LEMKE 50/1 (0.75u E/W)

LEMKE came T33 last week, remember it is the same course, and this was his worst finish in his last 5 appearances. LEMKE’s recent finishes are T9 (Cyprus), T11 (Joburg Open), T8 (Dubai DP World), T9 (Qatar Masters).

He also made more than enough birdies to challenge last week, just made a number of mistakes. LEMKE is in good form and if he can go a step further can get inside the Top 6. A good each way bet at 50/1/

Pep ANGLES 70/1 – (0.25u E/W)

Solid performance last week finishing T8th. A good price of 70/1 for ANGLES and the game to show. ANGLES ticks the boxes with the length and accuracy of the Tee and kept it quite straight last week. He ranked 6th T2G on the Friday and he ranked 1st off the tee on the Saturday, which indicates the swing is in place.

His approach play let him down, and that was the difference between his performance and KITAYAMA, particularly in round 1, ANGLES ranked 101st in approach play.

ANGLES is a recent winner on the Challenge Tour and this course has historically been a Challenge Tour venue. That combined with a watered-down field for the European Tour, there is no reason he can’t go one better this week.

Soren KJELDSEN 125/1 – (0.25u E/W)

A little emotional pick, but I noticed KJLEDSEN T14 after round 1 last week. I also looked back at his cards and he only dropped 6 shots all week. Where he failed was taking advantages of the Par 5’s and short Par 4’s which the bigger hitters will do.

When play starts tomorrow there is a good chance that rain, and storms may come into play. Someone like KJELDSEN with his tight compact swing and the way he plots round the course could get himself into contention. Particularly if those conditions come into pay.

If he can have a hot week with the putter, KJLEDSEN will be in with a chance, he is always going to find the greens in regulation, just maybe with slightly longer putts!

Scott HEND 150/1 – (0.25u E/W)

Exceptional price, considering HEND was right up there until the last round. He closed with a 73.

Although let’s not ignore the previous 67, 64, 68.

Within that 68 he effectively dropped 4 shots on the field on the short par 4 10th and par 5 11th. The game is there to pick the sticks up tomorrow and compete.

DAY 3 – WAGGLE DUFF LEADERBOARD – KENYA OPEN

#NamePoints
1DriscolMania112
2GolfSportint5595
3LinksandWhiskey92
4CliveWinward90
5Sammie_D9677
6DerekDavidson75
7M30kle72
8njholden70
9GirleyGolfer201370
10Steve_Br865
11JRSpratt65
12MyGhanaland65
13PhilTunstill62
143PuttOnly62
15CoxyYork62
16JimmyFitz60
17RichCrow201057
18BeenBane55
19PeterSmith27252
20GiraffeHK50
21Bagshaw211250
22AHawk30050
23LeoDuckett48
24ThirtySixHoles45
25D_Doback45
26Spinney1242
27JStanBets42
28GrizzleyBear7240
29GolfFather40
30GaryCrooks1140
31AmitMoh40
32Liam_Latimer40
33WerzalGummage40
34GolfWriterKiel40
35MartenEriksson40
36nicksmith_m40
37SebMax3338
38IanScagnelli37
39Steve_Donnelly33
40Marrs_Jordan33
41GolfTipster533
42TheMitchTobin33
43PaulJacksonGolf30
44MattTizzard30
45JoePublicGolf30
4647_Irish30
47Andrew_Tizzard30
48GuyStacey130
49AndrewYJohnston28
50Jeremy_Hartle16
51BrandanPoole11
52thejackal19618
53HoleSaleGolf8
54RichMellers8
55RyanBarney866
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Player Round 1Round 2Round 3 Round 4Total
B Herbert15217
A Meronk10212
S Horsfield10212
R Jaquelin10717
B Ritthammer102517
K Samooja1012527
C Hill107522
C Syme107522
J Suri55
J Harding571527
M Southgate5712
D Whitnell527
G Bhullar527
S Hend12517
R Ramsay77
D Burmester7512
K Kitiyama7512
G Higgo7512
J Donaldson22
J Senior22
S Kjeldsen22
J B Gonnet257
V Dubuisson22
G Migliozzi257
W Nienaber22
N Bertasio22
A Otaegui22
F Laporta22
L Van Meijel22
A Rai22
JB Hansen22
M Schwab22
R Santos22
O Wilson22
R Langasque22
S Garcia Rodriguez22
P Angles22
G Green22
J Veerman21012
J Schaper21012
G Coetzee22
J Walters22
N Lemke22
J Smith22
B Evans22
D Perrier22
M Schneider22
R Sciot-Siegrist22
J Luiten22
K Moon22
G Porteous22
D Fichardt22
G Forrest22
J Fahrbring22
JC Ritchie22
A Chesters22
B Poke22
R Karlberg22
S Vincent22
G Harvet 22
R McEvoy257
S Chege22
O Lieser22
R Bland22
L Slattery22
J Catlin22
M Kieffer22
A Cockerill22
L Scalise22
J Guerrier22
D Van Driel22
T Tree22
L Gagli22
R Wattel22
H Porteous22
L De Jager22
J Kruyswilk257
M Ford22
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 POINTSTotalRound 1Round 2Round 3 Round 4
1GrizzleyBear724010800
 V Dubuisson40200
 J Luiten20200
 S Horsfield1210200
 R Bland20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->20
2GolfFather4010800
 G Coetzee40200
 S Horsfield1210200
 J Donaldson20200
 J Smith20200
 H Tong Li0
 BONUS 20 ->20
3Spinney1242010100
 J Donaldson40200
 G Coetzee20200
 M Schawb20200
 J Schaper1202100
 W Nienaber20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
4AndrewYJohnston28011100
 G Migliozzi140250
 C Paisley0
 G Higgo120750
 A Otaegui20200
 J Campillo0
 BONUS 20 ->
5BrandanPoole110650
 C Paisley0
 A Rai20200
 G Migliozzi70250
 J Janewattananond0
 W Nienaber20200
 BONUS 20 ->
6Steve_Donnelly33511150
 G Coetzee40200
 J Harding2757150
 J Janewattananond0
 J Catlin20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->
7M30kle72020200
 K Kitayama240750
 G Higgo120750
 J Veerman1202100
 J Smith20200
 J Catlin20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
8RyanBarney8660600
 J Janewattananond0
 A Otaegui20200
 A Rai20200
 C Sordet0
 W Nienaber20200
 BONUS 20 ->
9Marrs_Jordan33511150
 A Rai40200
 J Harding2757150
 R Langasque20200
 Campilo0
 Armitage0
 BONUS 20 ->
10GiraffeHK5010850
 G Migliozzi140250
 S Horsfield1210200
 A Otaegui20200
 J Janewattananond0
 J Senior20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
11CliveWinward90518200
 J Harding5457150
 J Donaldson20200
 D Burmester120750
 J Janewattananond0
 J Smith20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
12PhilTunstill62515200
 G Coetzee40200
 G Migliozzi70250
 J Harding2757150
 V Dubuisson20200
 J Smith20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
13GolfTipster533011100
 G Higgo240750
 D Van Tonder0
 J Donaldson20200
 R Mansell0
 J Kruyswijk70250
 BONUS 20 ->
143PuttOnly6202050
 S Hend3401250
 R Langasque20200
 JB Hansen20200
 J Smith20200
 J Senior20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
15thejackal196180600
 J Donaldson40200
 N Lemke20200
 J Luiten20200
 J Janewattananond0
 M Kawamura0
 BONUS 20 ->
16JStanBets4201050
 G Migliozzi140250
 A Rai20200
 N Lemke20200
 O Lieser20200
 L Van Meijel20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
17CoxyYork62015150
 K Kitayama240750
 Veerman1202100
 JB Hansen20200
 W Nienaber20200
 L Van Meijel20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
18GolfSportint55952023250
 G Migliozzi140250
 K Samooja27101250
 G Bhullar75200
 J Harding2757150
 J Campillo0
 BONUS 20 ->20
19Steve_Br865023150
 G Migliozzi140250
 K Kitayama120750
 G Higgo120750
 J Janewattananond0
 R Ramsay70700
 BONUS 20 ->20
20PaulJacksonGolf300800
 G Coetzee40200
 M Schawb20200
 J Luiten20200
 J Campillo0
 V Dubuisson20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
21Bagshaw211250013100
 G Migliozzi140250
 K Kitayama120750
 J Donaldson20200
 A Otaegui20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->20
22JRSpratt65251350
 A Otaegui40200
 M Armitage0
 G Bhullar75200
 C Syme2210750
 A Meronk1210200
 BONUS 20 ->20
23PeterSmith27252015100
 G Migliozzi140250
 A Rai20200
 K Kitayama120750
 S Vincent20200
 J Catlin20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
24njholden70513200
 G Higgo240750
 D Whitnell75200
 S Schaper1202100
 J Kruyswijk70250
 S Lowry//////////0
 BONUS 20 ->20
25TheMitchTobin33511150
 A Rai40200
 G Coetzee20200
 J Harding2757150
 J Lagergren0
 G Fdez-Castano0
 BONUS 20 ->
26LinksandWhiskey921520100
 K Samooja54101250
 A Rai20200
 G Migliozzi70250
 G Bhullar75200
 J Walters20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
27Jeremy_Hartle1601150
 A Levy0
 G Higgo120750
 JC Ritchie20200
 G Coetzee20200
 M Kawamura0
 BONUS 20 ->
28MattTizzard300800
 JB Hansen40200
 A Otaegui20200
 L De Jager20200
 A Rai20200
 H Tong Li0
 BONUS 20 ->20
29MyGhanaland65513200
 D Whitnell145200
 S Schaper1202100
 J Kruyswijk70250
 G Higgo120750
 S Lowry//////////0
 BONUS 20 ->20
30GaryCrooks114001350
 G Coetzee40200
 K Kitayama120750
 J Donaldson20200
 J Janewattananond0
 W Nienaber20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
31Sammie_D96771020200
 G Migliozzi140250
 J Harding2757150
 M Schawb20200
 M Southgate125700
 S Vincent20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
32BeenBane55513100
 G Migliozzi140250
 A Rai20200
 K Kitayama120750
 G Bhullar75200
 J Campillo0
 BONUS 20 ->20
33AmitMoh4001350
 A Rai40200
 G Coetzee20200
 D Burmester120750
 W Nienaber20200
 S Soderberg0
 BONUS 20 ->20
34RichCrow201057515100
 G Migliozzi140250
 A Rai20200
 G Higgo120750
 W Nienaber20200
 G Bhullar75200
 BONUS 20 ->20
35Liam_Latimer4051300
 J Donaldson40200
 G Coetzee20200
 M Schawb20200
 J Janewattananond0
 M Southgate125700
 BONUS 20 ->20
36JoePublicGolf300800
 J Donaldson40200
 M Schawb20200
 A Rai20200
 V Dubuisson20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->20
37ThirtySixHoles455850
 G Migliozzi140250
 JB Hansen20200
 D Whitnell75200
 L Van Meijel20200
 R Enoch0
 BONUS 20 ->20
3847_Irish300800
 M Schwab40200
 G Coetzee20200
 J Donaldson20200
 J Smith20200
 S Soderberg0
 BONUS 20 ->20
39Andrew_Tizzard300800
 J Luiten40200
 A Rai20200
 J Janewattananond0
 R Bland20200
 S Kjeldsen20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
40HoleSaleGolf80600
 G Coetzee40200
 A Rai20200
 JB Hansen20200
 E Molinari0
 A Quiros0
 BONUS 20 ->
41DriscolMania1121525250
 J Harding5457150
 K Samooja27101250
 G Migliozzi70250
 J Catlin20200
 R Langasque20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
42LeoDuckett481011150
 K Kitayama240750
 C Paisley0
 S Horsfield1210200
 J Schaper1202100
 L Bjerregaard0
 BONUS 20 ->
43DerekDavidson751518200
 G Coetzee40200
 J Harding2757150
 C Hill2210750
 W Nienaber20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->20
44AHawk3005001350
 G Higgo240750
 N Lemke20200
 D Van Tonder0
 L De Jager20200
 JC Ritchie20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
45WerzalGummage4010800
 W Nienaber40200
 J Catlin20200
 S Horsfield1210200
 A Rai20200
 S Sharma0
 BONUS 20 ->20
46GirleyGolfer201370201350
 S Horsfield2410200
 M Schawb20200
 J Smith20200
 Syme2210750
 C Sharvin0
 BONUS 20 ->20
47GolfWriterKiel4001350
 W Nienaber40200
 J Janewattananond0
 K Kitayama120750
 A Rai20200
 J Donaldson20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
48D_Doback45013100
 R Langasque40200
 G Migliozzi70250
 G Higgo120750
 J Janewattananond0
 JC Ritchie20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
49RichMellers80600
 J Donaldson40200
 J Janewattananond0
 R Mansell0
 G Coetzee20200
 A Rai20200
 BONUS 20 ->
50JimmyFitz60    
 G Higgo240750
 K Kitiyama120750
 C Paisley0
 L De Jager20200
 S Vincent20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
51GuyStacey1300800
 J Donaldson40200
 J Luiten20200
 G Coetzee20200
 V Dubuisson20200
 A Levy0
 BONUS 20 ->20
52IanScagnelli3701050
 R Langasque40200
 A Rai20200
 G Migliozzi70250
 L De Jager20200
 R Bland20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
53MartenEriksson4001350
 M Schawb40200
 K Kitayama120750
 N Lemke20200
 J Lagergren0
 A Otaegui20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
54nicksmith_m4001350
 J Smith40200
 K Kitayama120750
 M Armitage0
 G Coetzee20200
 G Green20200
 BONUS 20 ->20
55SebMax3338011150
 K Kitayama240750
 S Schaper1202100
 M Armitage0
 D Van Tonder0
 G Coetzee20200
 BONUS 20 ->

MAGICAL KEYNA OPEN – BETTING PREVIEW

By @MattTizzard

For this weeks PGA TOUR Betting Preview click here – by @GolfBets101

MAGICAL KENYAN OPEN – BETTING PREVIEW

The European Tour heads to Africa now and begins with the Magical Kenya Open. Certainly, one from the B side of the European Tour schedule. This event has flicked between the Safari Tour, Challenge Tour and now European Tour . Still, we shake things up on WAGGLE DUFF and feature the Kenya Open this week.

There is a reason to put a case forward for many 3 digit players this week, its very exciting. Certainly a week to bet small and go for the higher odds players. I have tried to not get carried away, but you can make a case for and I have considered the following;

  • McEvoy – Tweeted about him earlier! 150/1
  • Kjeldsen – 150/1
  • Lars Van Meijel 150/1
  • Bjerregaard 175/1
  • Rithammer 175/1

However, below is who I have backed. This week I have got a little emotional over OTAEGUI and TONG LI. I believe statistically the other 3 are good performers!

SUMMARY OF PICKS

  • Louis De Jager – 55/1 – 1pt EW
  • Joachim B Hansen – 40/1 pt EW
  • Aaron Rai – 28/1 – 1pt EW
  • Adrian Otaegui – 40/1 – 0.5pt EW
  • Hao Tong Li – 125/1 – 0.5pt EW

KEY STATS

GIR

Putting

Birdie Performance

THE COURSE

Parkland style, tight but not as tight as appears on TV

Small greens, pushes me towards GIR stats

Short course compared to most.

RECENT WINNERS

2019 – Guido Migliozzi

2018 – Lorenzo Gagli

2017 – Aaron Rai

2016 – Sebastian Soderberg

2015 – Haydn Porteous

2015 – Jake Roos

2013 – Jordi Garcia Pinto

2012 – Seve Benson

2011 – Mihiel Bothma

2010 – Robert Dinwiddie

Louis De Jager 55/1 (1pt E/W)

Louis scored highest on the Golf Betting System model that I used for this event. He was also 4th on the official model used by Steve & Paul. The key difference is Driving accuracy will play a part in leading me towards some of my other picks below.

Louis flicks between African and European Tours, which I hope will put him right at home this week.

The South African doesn’t smash the trend of straight hitters, he’s a bit of a monster rather than someone that plots his way around the course. Yet, across the key stats of Driving, Approach, Putting, and Scrambling he has improved from 2019 into 2020.

He has made 9 of his last 10 cuts, which indicates the game is there He can now push on from the T10 in Cyprus late last year.

Joachim B Hansen 30/1 (1pt E/W)

I watched HANSEN at the BMW PGA last year and thought he looked excellent. Since then he has won the JOBURG OPEN and finished 9th last week in Qatar. Players in the typically do well here. I think HANSEN will relish returning to Africa and will be full of confidence come Thursday morning. He also smashes the ball striking stats, which will be important this week.

HANSEN had a good week last week and enters the Kenya Open in good form. His approach play was excellent, and this is a key stat for this week.

Aaron Rai – 28/1 (1pt E/W)

Ok, people know I like Rai a lot. Now using the GolfBettingSystem.com model, Aaron Rai ranks highly due to his putting stats.

Aaron also has a good finish this year, coming T18 in the Workday WGC, against the big boys may I add. A little like Adrian Otaegui he typically starts seasons slow and grows into them. I think this shift following such a good performance in a WGC event will give him a boost.

Aaron is great off the tee, good into the green and good with the putter. I have weighted GIR and putting as the key stats and he is 10th on my model.

Adrian Otaegui 40/1 (1pt E/W)

Ok, my last 2 picks are more on the gut then the stats. I know this isn’t what you read this for, but this is my justification! I would add, I was right with Spieth EW at the WASTE MANAGEMENT Phoenix Open a few weeks ago!

Apart from 2018, recent winners have been towards the -20 mark. What this means is players that can make birdies will do well, and we can look no further than Italian OTAEGUI. I said OTAEGUI starts seasons slow, and yet again he has. So potentially its now time to see him find a groove. Changing from the sandy Arabian courses to the more parkland Karen Club will suit him. There is also a correlation between tight Italian & Spanish courses and good performers in Kenya.

Adrian does frustrate me, in the last 3 weeks he has shot rounds in the 60s, so the game is there. It’s the consistency. I thought that given this week is a bit more of a parkland course, accuracy off the tee is important.

Either way, OTAEGUI has the long game and ranks 11th off the tee this season on Tour. He can certainly put himself in position. Also the KAREN CLUB isn’t the longest course on tour, which will suit his short, accurate play.

Everyone remembers what he did in Scotland, going crazy low to win. It’s in the locker and 40/1 against this field is a good bet.

Hao Tong Li – 125/1 (0.5pt E/W)

Before I start, Li is WELL OUT OF FORM but I have some justification.

It feels like Li has been kicking about for 10 years, well he actually has. He played when he was 14 in the Volvo China Open. This means now he is still only 25 years old, although he has a lot of experiences that can arm him for a big 2021. He’s played in all the majors, WGC and even in the Olympics. Between such events, he holds 6 wins across the European Tour, OneAsia Tour and PGA Tour China.

LI lead the PGA Championship last year by 2 strokes after round 1 last year. He has the experience and game to do well, despite a lack of form and maybe some motivation.

On paper, he doesn’t smash anything so more a gut pick. Either way, 125/1 is a ridiculous price! Surely if I stick with him his good week will come and we will have a lovely payout, right? (+EV pick?)