With golf's finest all battling it out in Florida this week the remainder fight it out at the Puerto Rico Open, Grand Reserve Country Club, Rio Grande.

The 128 field will compete for the $3million prize money with $540,000 to the winner.

Victor Hovland will not be in attendance to defend the title he won last year due to commitments at the star studded WGC Workday at The Concession.

⛳️ Read The Caddy's WGC Workday Championship Betting Preview & Picks

Previous course winners taking part include George McNeill, Scott Brown, Alex Cejka, D A Points and Martin Trainer.

The weather is forecast as sunny to start but winds are expected to pick up with showers more than likely over the weekend.

The key attribute this week will be power with accurate long driving to gain any advantage.

Branden Grace

For my first selection I’m going to advise Branden Grace 22/1 each-way at Betfair.

The South African seems to be a cut above the rest here this week and with all the world's top golfers in Florida, this could leave the door wide open for Grace to shine in Puerto Rico.

He finished 20th last week at The Genesis Invitational in Riviera where there seemed to be many signs of improvement especially with his approach play. Grace also finished 8th at The World Tour Championship in Dubai back in December.

It’s not so long ago that the 32 year old South African was ranked in the world's Top 10 and was always showing up with fine form at majors. This could be the tournament to get him back on track so I’m backing him to be contending on Sunday at not to bad a price.

Ian Poulter

For my next selection I’m going to suggest Ian Poulter 20/1 each-way at Betfair.

With the weather forecast for winds to pick up then these conditions will suite Poulter's style of play and could certainly give him an advantage.

Poulter, currently ranked 58th in the world, is looking to return into the Top 50 to enhance his chances of being selected by Padraig Harrington for the Ryder Cup team.

Poulter is certainly one of the most capable and most likely here this week considering the field and I just feel with the Englishman fighting to get back in the World's Top 50 then this will give him added incentive to put in a good performance and another who should be there or thereabouts on Sunday.

Andrew Putnam

For my next pick I’m going to suggest Andrew Putnam 36/1 each-way at Betfair. With the rest of this field in mind I just feel Putnam has been slightly overlooked and therefore overpriced and the 36/1 on offer represents terrific value.

He was 7th at The Waste Management Phoenix Open just a few weeks back, this is form that not many in this competition can boast.

His final round at Riviera last week saw the American shoot 68 on his scorecard and that was despite a double bogey.

He seems to have form on on these correlating courses winning The Barracuda Championship in 2018 and runner up at The Sony Open in 2019.

With the firms offering 1-8 places the Putnam certainly represents amazing each-way value with only a place needed to take advantage of the 36/1 on offer.

Brandon Wu to beat Ollie Schniederjans

For my final selection I’m going to select Brandon Wu to beat Ollie Schniederjans on a 72 hole matchbet at 10/11 Nap at bet365

Recommended Bets

  • Branden Grace 22/1 EW Betfair
  • Ian Poulter 20/1 EW Betfair
  • Andrew Putnam 36/1 EW Betfair
  • Brandon Wu to beat Ollie Schneiderjans 10/11 Nap 72 hole matchbet at Bet365
2 Comments
  1. Burton111 3 months ago

    Putman looks a cracking pick,I’ve gone for grillo@16/1,and josh teater@66/1,good luck mate.

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  2. The Caddy 3 months ago

    Putmans price coming down all the time since I wrote the preview . Think the firms have realised they went in to high . Good luck Burton111 🤞

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