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    Posted: 07 May 2013 at 4:49pm
I have three players who I believe fit the bill and should be up there challenging on Sunday afternoon.

Luke Donald 22/1

The former World No.1 is having a great season on the PGA Tour. He has made at each of his six starts. Five of those starts resulted in Top 25 finishes.

His two Top 10’s are T4th at the Tampa Bay Championship and T3rd in the RBC Heritage.

It is worth noting that the Tampa Bay Championship in Florida is played on Bermuda grass and the RBC Heritage is played at Harbour Town which was designed by Pete Dye. TPC Sawgrass is a Bermuda green course and was designed by Pete Dye.

This season Donald’s stats have him ranked 49th in driving accuracy, 48th in strokes gained putting, 8th in scoring average, 17th in scrambling and 16th in 3 putt avoidance.

His last event was the RBC Heritage where he was ranked 17th in driving accuracy, 19th in greens in regulation and 36th in putts per round.

When it comes to Sawgrass Luke has started ten times and made seven cuts. In 2011 he finished 4th while he was 6th last year.

Luke is coming off a 2 week break and should be primed for a good showing at a course that appears to suit his game.

Henrik Stenson 70/1

Henrik is based in Florida and has a real liking for Bermuda grass courses. This is one reason why he has been selected this week.

The other two reasons are his excellent stats this season and his experience at TPC Sawgrass.

Stenson started the season on the European Tour where he had the four starts resulting in T22nd, T23rd, T16th and T26th finishes. He then moved over to the PGA Tour where so far he has had seven starts. Two of those starts resulted in Top 10 finishes.

He was T8th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and T2nd in the Shell Houston Open. That was followed up by a T18th at the Masters Tournament. He is coming off a missed cut at the Wells Fargo Championship.

His stats shout out at you from the page. 3rd in driving accuracy, 1st in greens in regulation, 1st in ball striking, 7th in scrambling from the rough and 29th in par 5 birdie or better average. These stats suit Sawgrass very well indeed!

Course experience is a big factor this week and Henrik has plenty of it. From seven starts he has a 15th last year, MC in 2010, MC in 2009, 1st in 2009, 10th in 2008, 23rd in 2007 and 3rd in 2006.

With a Florida connection and a love of Bermuda grass and the Sawgrass course, Stenson represents a great Each Way selection.

Kevin Streelman 120/1

The Duke University graduate is having the time of his life this season.

From 12 starts he has made 9 cuts and had four Top 10s which include a Win at the Tampa Bay Championship in March.

After starting the season ranked No.222 in the world, Streelman rocketed up to No.74 with his win in Florida. And now finds himself at No.54 after continuing his excellent form.

His last two tournaments have resulted in T3rd RBC Heritage and T6th Wells Fargo Championship. There is no stopping this season as he rides the crest of a wave with a lot of confidence.

A few little things stick out about his current results which will be an advantage this week. His Tampa Bay Championship win was in Florida and on Bermuda grass, just like The Players Championship. His 3rd place at the RBC Heritage was on a Pete Dye designed course; again just like TPC Sawgrass.

At the Wells Fargo Championship he was ranked 14th in greens in regulation, 20th in driving accuracy and 29th in putts per round.

This season his stats have him 24th in driving accuracy, 35th in greens in regulation, 24th in strokes gained putting, 10th in scoring average, 21st in Par 5 birdie or better average and 15th in ball striking.

This will be his fifth trip to TPC Sawgrass after starting with two missed cuts then following that up with a T19th in 2011 and T51st last year.

Expect to see Kevin use his confidence to work his way up the leaderboard this week and continue the fantastic season he is currently having.

Good Luck and Good Punting.
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Streelman 120/1 finished T2nd. 30/1 each way return

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STENSON 70/1 T5th. 6.25/1 return for each way
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Znatchy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2013 at 4:10pm
This is very good golf tipping KM.  

A sport that is notoriously hard to gamble & win on.  Nice work.
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Cheers Znatchy.

Last week I tipped Westwood 20/1 for 4th.
Week before I tipped Horschel at 28/1 an he WOn.
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I loved watching the last 2 hours of the last day.

Maggert you could see getting the jitters.

Garcia self imploding,with a smile. Dropped 6,last 2 holes

Tiger always positive.

The Swede just didn't look threatening enough yet but played some wonderful shots. Bet Tiger's first was cheering him on.

Tiger's girl looked the part....she must know her obligations in life....has the body. World Champion Skier ?and Winter Gold Medallist?...YES?

Loved the Call by the Commentator on Tiger's playing partner's last shot approach to the 18th...he said it was a shocker,then the ball proceeded to edge ever so close to the hole!!!!
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