Bo Van Pelt 30/1
Bo Van Pelt comes into this week after being beaten by Greame McDowell last week in Tharacian Cliffs in Bulgaria after playing a decent match but couldn’t match up to the mighty Gmac who played absolutely fantastic golf all week. But as I said, Bo is playing well at the moment and most recently recorded a Tied 6th finish at The Wells Fargo Championship a couple of weeks back. He also has a good record around Colonial finishing 5th in 2004, 10th in 2010 and 3rd in 2011. A guy that is certainly worth backing here this week given his recent form and record around Colonial.
Charl Schwartzel 14/1
If Charl’s Putter was hot last week I reckon he would have undoubtedly been the winner last Sunday night. He missed a lot of makeable birdie putts and didn’t appear to be getting the putter going at all unfortunately. However he did finish well in solo third to add his list of top 10 finishes so far on the PGA Tour this season. He finished tied 3rd at The Northern Trust Open back in Feb, Tied 9th at The Honda and a solo 3rd finish last week. He also led the field in GIR and ranked tied 2nd in par 4 scoring. He is 9th in Birdie Average, 22nd in Driving Distance, 35th in GIR, 2nd in Scoring Average and 27th in the All Around. He’s the in form guy at the moment and despite this being his first visit to colonial, I don’t think that will make him any less dangerous.
Henrik Stenson 33/1
Another player who was playing last week in Bulgaria and is playing very well at the moment recording 2 top 5’s in his last 4 starts on the PGA Tour which includes a Tied 5th finish at The Players in which he got me a place at a very generous 60/1. Before that Henrik finished tied 18th at The Masters and the week before finished tied 2nd in The Houston Open. His stats are pretty impressive ranking 1st in Driving Accuracy, 1st in GIR and 1st in Total Driving and 14th in The All Around. His stats combined with his recent form is reason enough for me to have a punt on him this week at Colonial.
Martin Laird 30/1
Two top 10’s in 2 starts at Colonial for the in form scot Martin Laird. He’s another player enjoying a fabulous run of form at the moment. He finished in a tie for 5th at The Players, in which he got me a place at 110/1, and won the Texas Open back in April with the likes of Mr McIlroy snapping at his heels but kept his composure and holed some super putts to get the win. 39th in GIR, 59th in Driving Distance and Driving Accuracy.A win and a top 5 in Martin’s last 4 starts make him a danger man here in my opinion.
John Huh 45/1
A player playing good golf at the moment with a couple of very good finishes in his last 4 starts. Huh finished tied 8th last week at The Byron Nelson and had a very good performance at The Masters finishing tied 11th. His results would be a lot better if it wasn’t for his final round scoring, However with a good final round 71 last week in tough conditions I think he could be getting a little more consistent. Played well here at Colonial last year with a top 5 finish and, given his current form is worth a look at 45/1.
Kevin Streelman 25/1
This guy is playng seriously good stuff at the moment with 3 top 6’s in his last 3 starts. Tied 2nd at The Players, Tied 6th at The Wells Fargo and tied 3rd at The RBC Heritage and a winner in Tampa make up Streelman’s awesome run of form at the moment. I decided to back him in The Players each way at 80/1 and he had a great finish shooting a final round 67. 22nd in Driving Accuracy, 23rd in GIR, 19th in Strokes Gained, 7th in Scoring Average and 10th in Total Driving. He finished 10th here in 2011 and comes here as a serious underdog. One to watch.
This Weeks Selections are :
Bo Van Pelt 30/1 2pts
Charl Schwartzel 14/1 2pts
Henrik Stenson 33/1 1.5pts
Martin Laird 30/1 1 pt
John Huh 45/1 1 pt
Kevin Streelman 1.5pts
All players above backed Each Way.
Prices taken from Bet365 at 18.00 on 21st May 2013