ACE had a Super Sunday after tipping USPGA winner Jason Day at 14-1 and seeing places for Justin Rose 20-1, Dustin Johnston 16-1 and Brooks Koepka 45-1.
His 100-1 shot Robert Streb finished 10th and was one shot outside a pay-out. Five of six selections finishing in the top 10 of a Major is top tipping.
Here’s Ace’s thoughts for the golfing week ahead.
He says: It’s back to normal golf with the European Tour returning to the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort for the Made in Denmark tournament. Defending champion Marc Warren returns returns from the USPGA to defend his win here last year.
I watched Matthew Fitzpatrick push Danny Willett in the Omega European Masters a few weeks ago in Switzerland to finish second and he looks a good player. The 20-year-old only turned pro last year and has four top-10 finishes. He is 7th in driving accuracy and GIR on the Tour and maybe his putts per round (30.8) could be better but his game will suit the Himmerland.
I also like the look of Kristoffer Broberg. The Swede has had three top-15 finishes in his last five tourneys. He has a driving accuracy of 64.6% and GIR of 71.2% and looks to be coming good in the last half of the season.
Broberg finished 28th here last year but had two bad rounds of 75 and hopefully will improve this week and is worth a small each- way wager.
Scotland’s defending champion Marc Warren is a massive favourite at 10-1 but he played all four rounds at Whistling Straits and he he fares could depend on his recovery time. Hardly any of the field qualified for the final Major of the season so Warren’s at a disadvantage on that front.
Over in the States the Wyndham Championship is the conclusion to the PGA Tour season. It’s the final chance to qualify for the Fed-Ex play-offs and a lot of the players will be chasing that goal. Rain cannot be ruled out this weekend and if it does the aggressive players could be the ones to follow here.
I have to pick Koepka after his superb finish in the USPGA. He had a bad start with a 73 but then improved his score every round, finishing with a 66. He had his seventh straight top 25 with three in the top 10. Such has been his rise in the rankings he’s tournament favourites and this could be his second PGA this year.
Billy Horschel has stats for driving accuracy of 63.79% and GIR of 69.78% and putts per round of 29.6%. He hasn’t won since the BMW Championship followed by the Tour Championship in September last year but has shown some return to form recently. Small each-way bet looks okay.
Paul Casey had three rounds of 70 and was looking really good before a disappointing 74 in the final round of the PGA dropped him down the leaderboard. Fifth in GIR with 71.44% and driving accuracy of 63.12%. Would love to see Paul win again this season as he’s a talented player and should be in the mix at most tournaments.
Fitzpatrick 2pts ew (20-1, Betfred, Ladbrokes)
Broberg 1pt ew (25-1, bet365, Ladbrokes)
Koepka 2pts ew (16-1, BetVictor, Paddy Power)
Billy Horschel 1pt ew (28-1, Paddy Power, BetVictor)
Paul Casey 1pt ew (35-1, bet365)