OUR number one tip last week Justin Thomas threw away a four shot final round lead to finish second, beaten by one shot. In tough conditions on the back nine his putting deserted him with him, 3-putting two greens and four-putting one.
However, second place was in paying position as was a top 10 finish. Our two other selections finished in tied 15th. A loss of a couple of points on the day.
This week we head to Mexico for the first WGC Championship of the year at a par 71 of over 7,300 yards. However, the course is at altitude and plays a lot shorter.
In recent years this has turned into a putting competition and with it playing short GIR is essential and a good scrambler .
Our three for this week are as follows…
Firstly, I am going to stick with our selection from last week in the form of JUSTIN THOMAS. A solid performer in these events he can gain compensation for last week, has good course form and is on top form.
Second pick is MARC LEISHMAN, a favourite of mine, this guy is in red hot form with three top 3’s from four starts this season.
Finished tied 4th last week with all four rounds being in the 60’s. The big Australian has also finished in the top 5 in Majors and WGC’s on five occasions.
Thirdly, we will go in with Englishman MATTHEW FITZPATRICK who loves playing at altitude and has good solid recent form.
Playing with a lot of confidence and capable of being in the mix in this company.
Normal bets as usual; one point each way all with Paddy Power and one point win top 10 finish.
- Thomas 9/1 (Paddy Power)
- Top 10 11/8 (Skybey)
- Leishman 30/1 (Paddy Power)
- Top 10 3/1 (Unibet)
- Fitzpatrick 66/1 (Paddy Power)
- Top 10 15/2 (Unibet)
Good Luck to you all