Players Championship Thoughts

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Players Championship Thoughts

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10:45 AM - 7 May 2015



One thing to note about The Players Championship, which starts at 12.15, is that the Sawgrass course demands precision from tee to green. It should suit the likes of Masters winner Jordan Spieth, but it also may explain why the more explosive type of player, such as Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have had mixed results over the years. 

It's Shane Lowry's first appearance at this event, which could count against his chances of contending for the title. On the other hand, Sergio Garcia, the 2008 winner, has an excellent record in The Players, as it rewards his solid long game. 

In terms of investment advice, this tournament has thrown up quirky winners in the past; Craig Perks, Fred Funk and Stephen Ames to name a few. So don't be afraid of thinking outside the box. 

I like Louis Oosthuizen each way at 50/1. The South African has been in decent form of late and has a beautiful swing. He has also carded two rounds in the 60s at the course previously. 

At bigger odds, a couple to be mindful of each way are American Kevin Streelman at 150/1, tied for second in 2013 and coming off a good performance at the Masters, and Canadian David Hearn at 200/1.  Hearn is a decent ball striker who was tied for sixth in the event last year and is coming off a top ten in his most latest US PGA Tour start. 

Enjoy the four days. The island green on 17 is sure to provide a lot of drama on Saturday and Sunday. 



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