RORY McILROY made it hard for himself on Sunday but came through in the end, making it three titles in a row and helping us with our third winner in a row.
We also picked Rickie Fowler who had another great Major, finishing T3 at 25-1. So not a bad week for our selections.
This week I’m focusing on the inaugural Made in Denmark tournament at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in Aalborg, north of Copenhagen.
I fancy a home bird to win and although the obvious pick is Thomas Bjorn, and maybe Thorbjorn Olesen, I’m going for Anders Hansen. He’s fallen away a bit since his T5th in the Volvo China Open in April and T2nd in the Championship at Laguna National the following month but when it comes together he’s going to be up there.
His GIR is 71.73% and driving accuracy over 61%, which aren’t bad stats. His putting average is under 30 so if he gets on the green in regulation he could post a good score.
In the US PGA last week Marc Warren had a very credible minus-nine total, finishing T15. In the Scottish Open four weeks ago he finished third and in The Open he was going well until he hit a 76 in the last round.
The Scot is having a good season and I wont be surprised if he has a win soon. If there is anything in his stats that lets him down it is probably his driving accuracy but with his GIR stats at 68% and his average putts per round at under 30 he seems to be able to get round that.
Chris Wood is another whose putting average is under 30 and GIR over 71 but his driving accuracy is under 59%, even I can do better than that He finished T23 in The Open and T47 in the US PGA so he seems to be hitting some kind of form and he’s had four top-10 finishes this year so could be due a good tournament.
Over in the States it's the Wyndham Championship. Paul Casey had a bad US PGA and was T47 in The Open but I get a feeling the guy is not far away from a top-five finish. I know he’s a long shot but a small eachway might see a good return and it's about time he got back to the top.
Webb Simpson’s early-season form hasn’t continued and he’s missed two cuts in his last four outings, albeit in The Open and the US PGA. He finished third in the Greenbrier recently so maybe he’s getting some form back. With not a very strong field in this tournament he looks a good eachway bet.
20pt staking plan
Marc Warren 2.5pts ew, 30-1 Betfred
Chris Wood 2pts ew 25-1 Betfred
Paul Casey 1pt ew, 66-1, Coral
Webb Simpson 2pts ew 20-1, Coral