USPGA 2013 Preview

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Surely this time for Tiger…

1) Back Paul Casey to be top Englishman at 15 with Betfair
America is back on top in world golf right now (Justin Rose’s win in the US Open aside) and Casey is the only other Brit to have won in recent weeks (albeit at the Irish Open.)
The former World number 3 won’t challenge the leaders over the weekend, but could have enough to top the unusually off-form English octet.

2) Back Jason Day to finish as top Australian (4.5)
Whilst it takes a brave man to back against Adam Scott right now, we are nothing if not brave men. Day finished third in the US Masters and tied for second in the US Open two months ago. He could go one better in the final major of the season.

3) Back Keegan Bradley to finish as top American (21)
Take advantage of the stampede to back Woods or Phil, and consider instead Keegan Bradley as the Top Yank. He won this event in 2011 and finished as the highest-placed American last year, so he seems massively over-priced to our tender eyes.

4) Back a hole-in-one at Evens
There have been seven in the last three tournaments here! On June 16th 1989, four players – Doug Weaver, Mark Wiebe, Jerry Pate and Nick Price – all holed a seven iron on the 6th from the tee, at the US Open. Six years later at the 1995 Ryder Cup, two players managed the feat – Costantino Rocca holed a five-iron at the 6th, and Howard Clark aced the 11th with a six-iron. And in 2003, Robert Allenby nailed the 11th in his first round. Even the reformed Tiger Woods would enjoy prolific holing like that.

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