I DON’T know what I have to do get a win these days. Last weekend Bernd Wiesberger had a two-stroke lead going into the final round and only managed a two-over par round to lose out to Anirban Lahiri – the fourth time in three weeks one of my selections has finished second.
Hopefully we can come up with a winner this week – instead of a place – at the AT&T Peeble Beach Pro-Am in Northern California. The tournament takes part over three courses at the Peeble Beach Golf Links, the last of the tournaments that utilise multiple courses this season.
Nick Watney seems to be coming back to some form with a T7 at Torrey Pines last week, even although he had a poor weekend, and a 14th finish at the Humana three weeks ago. He’s missed three cuts from seven starts this season but the Californian has two top-10 finishes at the AT&T and I expect him to go close again.
Was Jordan Spieth’s missed cut at last week just a blip? I hope so. He finished T7 at the Waste Management at Phoenix a couple of weeks ago and was T4 here last year after a disastrous six over in the third round. His driving accuracy is over 56% with GIR at 65.5% and he is 11th with strokes gained tee to green so hopefully he’s got over last week and can do the business here.
Over at the True Thailand Classic I like the look of Prom Meesawat. After a top-20 finish last week Meesawat is the second highest-ranked Thai golfer in the world. Finished third in the Asian Tour Order of Merit last year with a win and six top-10 finishes. He also finished tied third here last year at the Asian Tour’s Kings Cup. Meesawat is well worth a small each-way bet last year
Peter Uihlein is a young American who has spent the last two years on the European Tour and done pretty well for himself. His driving accuracy has improved from last year (to be honest it couldn’t have been much worse at 39%), and his GIR has improved nearly 10 per cent to 73.7%. Expect good things from him this year.
Watney 1pt ew (35-1, 888sport, Betfred)
Spieth 2pts ew (12-1, 888sport, bet365)
Meesawat 1pt ew (50-1, sportingbet)
Peter Uihlein 1pt ew (25-1, sportingbet)
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