AFTER landing a 100-1 winner on the US Tour two weeks ago I though I was following up with an 80-1 triumph.
My man Lucas Glover, who I tipped at 80-1, led the Shriners Hospital for Children’s Open after three rounds, but eventually finished third.
Glover played well and was in contention until a poor tee shot at the par-three 17th. Still he finished third and I am happy with my eachway return – and of course there were plenty of chances to cash out for a decent profit and well done to those who did.
We move on to Mexico and El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen was the second easiest par 71 last season so we could be in for another exciting OHL Classic. Last year it was won by Graeme McDowell after a three way play-off and putting and GIR are the important factors here.
WIth the stats required for here I make no apologies in picking three of the guys I have selected in the past few weeks.
First Luke List has been showing some great form with a T26, 2nd and a T15 last. From 24 starts last season List missed 15 cut, with a highest finish of T6.
This season he has stepped up to the plate and as I mentioned last week he is one to look out for. With overall putting average of 1.583, strokes gained:putting 0.495 and GIR 71.76 he fits the criteria needed here.
Not having won on Tour since May 2015 at the Crowne Plaza, Chris Kirk has really come out fighting this season. With a T8 at the Safeway Open he followed that up with a T2 at the Sanderson Farms but had a wobble at the weekend in the Shriners when he hit 75 and 74 not helped by two double bogeys.
His stats for OPA (1.551) and SG:P (1.072) are good and with a GIR of 72.22% he also fits the bill as long as he gets over the poor showing at the weekend.
Cody Gribble got off to a terrible start last week when he bogeyed the third then double bogeyed the fourth and fifth but still finished with a one-over 72. He managed to recover with a 66 in the second round but couldn’t get the birdies to catch the leading contenders.
The left-handed Sanderson Farms winner has all the attributes to triumph again the Tour. He’s not afraid to attack and with his overall putting average of 1.542, strokes gained:putting 1.673 and GIR 71.30% he has the game to win again on the Tour.