Our golf expert Ben Coley has a range of selections including outright tips for this week's Challenge . BRANDON WU also has fond memories of the 2019 US Open, finishing mid-pack as an amateur on the day of his graduation, and this Californian youngster looks like he's really finding his feet as a professional. He isn't, and that's decisive in making him the best bet at anything 25/1 and upwards. Fourth in the Bahamas last year might be a decent clue and this son of a former PGA Tour player has got the look of someone who is a bit better than his results suggests, which is why he's been attracting some each-way support. His putting improvement for a move away from poa annua resulted in his first solo top-10 at this level and he produced fireworks on similar greens in the AmEx, where a third-round 61 propelled him 50 spots up the leaderboard before a quiet Sunday. It's hard to escape the fact he's been significantly cut following the AmEx, but where this former world number one is concerned I'm happy with the revised prices so he's a bet at 25/1. That's certainly part of the thinking for taking a chance on JORDAN SPIETH, who has questions to answer but is a big price at 33/1 and demands inclusion as a result. Davis started the year as a player I had very high hopes for and having flushed his way through the Sony Open two weeks ago, one quiet week in the desert might serve as the perfect rope-a-dope. Ultimately this is a collection of the world's best players taking part in a rust-shedding shootout, so we have to enter it with our eyes open. As Sam Ryder showed last week, patience and perseverance is sometimes required if you're prepared to back golfers at big prices, and in that spirit I'll chance NATE LASHLEY again at 100/1. Perhaps that's because players in this field will have to take on three rather than one or two, making it hard for newcomers to learn all they need to early in the week. "Still some of the stuff, the old stuff is in there still, but I kind of got to work through that slowly. Looking through the form book for the Sentry Tournament of Champions, it's hard to escape a feeling of sadness that not only is Cameron Smith not here to defend his title, but that Dustin Johnson is no longer a PGA Tour player. Tempting as it was to join in, he's short enough and I'll finish off with a player we know has what it takes to threaten at this level, HANK LEBIODA. Dylan Wu can secure his first PGA Tour title. When expanded it provides a list of search options that will switch the search inputs to match the current selection. Ben coley's tour championship free betting tips. When he gets that club purring, he can show off his borderline elite wedge game and the fact that he's a wonderful putter at his best. Knox's iron play has been right back to its best this season and especially so either side of Christmas, a period during which he's also shown flashes of promise with the putter. It's where he proposed to his wife. When doing so he won at River Highlands, a course which as mentioned correlates well with this, and there seems every chance that he gives backers a real run for their money at a nice each-way price. It's one of the tougher ones out here I've got to imagine. The pro-am element also plays its part those who don't have to get to know someone new might, for the most part at least, be at an advantage. So many winners there had marked our cards here, Hadley included, and the likes of Ted Potter, Vaughn Taylor, Nick Taylor and Tom Hoge tie them together, as do several others including Putnam. Morikawa played well when selected at a similar price for the Hero and a final-round 62 here last year, coupled with his close connections to Maui, make him of definite interest. Nicolai Hojgaard didn't even flinch #RakGolfClassic pic.twitter.com/EzWGnYDt5N. A winner at the RBC Heritage since, again having drifted to this kind of price at a course he enjoys, Spieth is just that bit too good to ignore. That's in contrast to last year, when he just couldn't keep up with the relentless pace having been off for an additional month, and he should be sharper this time. Subsequent top-10s by the coast in Mexico and Scotland confirmed what we saw both here and when he qualified for the Open Championship in the summer of 2019, that playing by the coast often brings out the best in the Stanford graduate. We saw evidence of that when Luke List joined Day, Rahm, Justin Rose and Bubba Watson on the roll-of-honour in an event long dominated by Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson before that, and you'll often find bigger hitters among the also-rans. They show that he can take care of both courses and come the end of the week he ranked seventh in strokes-gained approach, another indication that he was immediately comfortable at the daunting South Course so early on in his rookie season. Hadley had previously struck the ball really well in the Sony Open so having shot a bogey-free, seven-under 65 when last we saw him, I don't think he's all that far away from the form that saw him sign off last season with two top-10 finishes in his final three starts. No wonder he also labelled it his favourite course in the world. I would expect the professionals to get closer to 20-under and perhaps even beyond, which the winner did in four of those five editions of the Thailand Golf Championship. Robert MacIntyre at. Ranking third in greens hit is particularly eye-catching as that wouldn't necessarily be his forte, and having been ninth in the same department at Al Hamra there are some indications that he's taken the steps required to improve the area that needed improving. I'm proud to share what my brilliant daughter, Cloe Frank, has been up to while working tirelessly in early education reform at UVA School of Education and Last time out he finished 10th in the Honda Classic, improving his score each day, and I really like his 29th place at Pebble Beach before that. Shootouts don't always favour players like ROBERT MACINTYRE, whose record in majors confirms he likes to work hard for a score, but there's certainly a feeling that Singapore was a bit tricked-up and silly in places and he's the man to beat. To be here now still demands a successful campaign, but did they really need to invite along a handful of those who didn't actually win but did make it to East Lake? Having won this tournament impressively for his first PGA tour win two years ago, he's really established himself as one of the best tee-to-green players on the tour. Ben Coley Top Swedish Player: David Lingmerth A hole-in-one in Rounds 1 or 2 Iain McLaughlin Top-40 Finish: Nick Hardy More on the 2022 US Open Golf Tips: Take a swing at 50/1 shot Fleetwood in our best US Open bets Golf Tips: Aaron Wise a savvy 66/1 punt for US Open first round leader By Andy Lack Published 17 days ago 2023 WM Phoenix Open Final-Round Odds and Live Picks 2022 US PGA Championship Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd May TV: Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf WELCOME TO PADDY POWER NEWS NEW TO US? Although the Canadian perhaps hasn't kicked on since he'd only played three tournaments prior to last week's return and continues to drive the ball to elite level throughout each of them, only for that club to cost him a Sunday tee-time in the AmEx. The Version table provides details related to the release that this issue/RFE will be addressed. It seems highly likely that nobody here can afford to be left behind on the greens unless a zephyr turns into something more. What those tournaments also told us was that when classy players drop in grade they often dominate, but that's not been the case over the past fortnight as the favourites have fluffed their lines. Nate Lashley at 100/1 (General 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8), 1pt e.w. He had to stay home to look after the dog all week. @DPWorldTour pic.twitter.com/8HFGZuSqKI. New in Club TFE today, @willknightsTFE has his hopes up for a Jason Day bounce back season. Mic'd up Jordan is the best Jordan. It's a Wednesday start for the Farmers Insurance Open, something to do with the gridiron according to my spies in the United States, and whether that's good news or bad for Jon Rahm is open to debate. Poa annua greens raise a concern but he has often putted well at Pebble Beach, a course which matches up really nicely with a game that relies on finding fairways and dialling in approach shots indeed it's similar to that of the defending champion, Hoge. Tom Jacobs and Matt Vincenzi break down the Honda Classic on DraftKings, as they look for the players who will relish the move from California to Florida. Brandon Wu at 175/1 (Sky Bet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8), 1pt e.w. It does, however, look a little different to how it should. "But overall this past six months to a year it's been really, really good for me. The Sentry Tournament of Champions kicks off 2023 in golf, and Ben Coley is happy to take a chance on former winner Jordan Spieth. Yes there have been signs of promise either side of a successful Q-School run, and I do believe that a long-awaited return home will do wonders for him given what he said in that emotional Korn Ferry Tour interview in the autumn, while it's also important to note that he has stacks of good course form and spends a lot of his time practising at Amata Springs. 02 Mar - 05 Mar. Four top-30s is a good return from 11 starts and we saw what he can do under conditions similar to these when leading the Bermuda Championship with an opening 62. Day returns to Torrey Pines on the back of five top-25s in his last six starts, the only blip along the way a poor first round at the RSM Classic. Encouragingly, his maligned approach play was better and no doubt has been the focus of his off-season practise, and he still managed a perfectly acceptable eight-under in 54 holes to miss the cut narrowly in the sort of shootout that isn't likely to bring out his best. pic.twitter.com/a3KUUpLiyY. Kim was a persistent contender at Korn Ferry Tour level last season, this is not much tougher, and there's no reason at all he can't stick it out for the full 72 holes. This button displays the currently selected search type. Hideki Matsuyama is another who comes with a fitness asterisk at the best of times and his approach play caught my eye at the Sony Open, but for all he enjoys the South Course and poa annua greens he's only once properly contended for this title, which is a modest return for a regular visitor of his undoubted class. It's been going for almost a century, and their stranglehold has only ever been broken by golfers from Australia, Fiji and Canada, so history if nothing else is against those two European Ryder Cup players and in favour of Spieth. Erik van Rooyen is probably the class act, but he's still on the long road to recovery. That being said, my view is that the pool of winners is probably quite small. Dylan Wu at 28/1 (Sky Bet, bet365 1/5 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8), 1.5pts e.w. Long off the tee, that's a definite weapon in the expected conditions and as with my main selections, he'll cope just fine should the breeze that's forecast for Thursday and Friday materialise. Helligkilde's putter is also firing and with just one round costing him a top-five or so in each of the last two weeks, he looks primed to put things together at a course which shouldn't take a lot of figuring out. pic.twitter.com/h4cpO2vm4N. Spieth had been second on debut, threatening to defy historical trends which reveal this such a hard course to learn quickly, and there are clear comparisons with Augusta courtesy of wide targets off the tee, sidehill lies, and severely undulating greens. But for McIlroy he might've captured the FedEx Cup having been second to Finau and Tom Kim before that, and after two decent performances to begin the new season following on from an exhausting Presidents Cup, he improved as the week went on during his debut in the Hero Challenge last month. WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman, Dr. Michael Golding surprised Theegala with a Sponsor Exemption at the @FarmersInsOpen! @PGATOUR @WasteManagement #WMPO #GreenestShow pic.twitter.com/Vur2P2kBx9. It's a view MacIntyre expressed himself and it's why I can't resist taking 22/1 (or 24/1 win-only with bet365), not far short of the price he was to beat far (far, far, far) stronger fields in Abu Dhabi and Dubai before last week's hiccup. Golf betting tips: Arnold Palmer Invitational 2pts e.w. Amata Spring shares plenty in common with Laguna National's Classic Course, including a par-three 17th featuring an island green (this one floats and can be moved to suit conditions), but it's more straightforward to look at, its fairways and greens less dramatically undulating, and unless the wind blows hard it should play a good bit easier still. Two of the three involved in a dramatic play-off putted poorly but got by on their wonderful long-games, whereas under easier conditions the best putter in the field has won both subsequent renewals. . On Green, if you remain unconvinced, not sure there's anything I can say to change that. I've mentioned already how advantageous big-hitting is here, but to spell it out more starkly I think this is pound-for-pound the best tournament of the year for the longest drivers on the PGA Tour.