Par 72, 7,266 yards
Keegan Bradley 25/1
He had a super start in Kuala Lumpur last week opening with a 65,66 and took 4 shot the lead at the halfway point, but sadly fell behind after a poor third round, shooting a disappointing 76 and eventually finished in 10th. Sheshan International has four par 5’s, the shortest measuring 538 yards, three reachable par 4’s (for the big hitters) and four par 3’s. Stats wise last season, he ranked 11th in Driving Distance hitting it just over 300 yards off the tee. He also ranked 2nd in Total Driving, 2nd in par 5 or better leaders and 3rd in par 5 performance. On his last visit in 2011, he finished in tied 16th, however he is coming into this week off a top 10 finish and has the power to go very low around this course.
Peter Uihlein 35/1
He is the man in form at the moment that’s for sure. The American has had three top five finishes in his last 4 starts ranking an overall 9th in the Race to Dubai. He finished in tied 5th last week at The BMW Championship in Shanghai, 2nd at The Alfred Dunhill Links and another 2nd place finish at The ISPS Handa Championship in Wales. Like Bradley, Uihlein is a super hitter off the tee averaging just over 307 yards. Length combined with current form make him a big threat here this week.
Paul Casey 28/1
It’s great to see Paul Casey back playing well again. He had a great finish last week at the BMW International in Shanghai finishing in a tie for 8th. He has a good season on The European Tour this year with a win at The Irish Open back in June and a tied 8th finish at The Volvo China Open in this neck of the woods back in May. Casey’s form in this part of the world has been seriously impressive over the years recording four top 10’s on this course since 2007, and most recently finishing in a tie for fourth in 2011. After a good performance last week combined with his history in this part of the world, he’s a must for me this week.
Peter Hanson 50/1
Hanson was extremely impressive last week at the BMW opening with a 79 in round 1 and managed to shoot a superb final round 63 to get himself into a tie for 8th. Hanson has had a decent season with top 10’s coming at The Volvo World Matchplay, finishing in tied 9th, tied 9th in Abu Dhabi and tied 8th at The WGC Cadillac. He is another player with a good record around this course finishing in 6th last time it was played here in 2011.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 70/1
I tipped this man last week and he nearly got the job done, only missing a 10 footer for birdie on the 18th to remain at -13 and force himself out of a playoff spot with Moore and Woodland. But overall, he had a good week with a tied 3rd finish, making that his second top 5 finish in his last 2 starts internationally. Stats wise on the Asian Tour, he ranks 3rd in Driving Distance, 2nd in Stroke Average and 11th in GIR. He currently leads the Asian Tour Order of Merit and is pushing to get a PGA Tour card.
Keegan Bradley 1pt ew/2 pts total
Peter Uihlein 1 pt ew/2 pts total
Paul Casey 1 pt ew/2 pts total
Peter Hanson 1 pt ew/2 pts total
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 1 pt ew/2 pts total
Good Luck and enjoy the golf,
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