Work has once again raised its ugly head and my mind is full of useful words like “…unifying points of entry”. No, me neither, but I popped them into the report anyway! I also quite liked the idea of my “…collaboratively transforming our asset-base of frictionless resources.” Meanwhile, the first few pairs are out and about in the USPGA Championship and I have some words here – and advice – that do make sense.
XANDER SCHAUFFELE (16/1) has been consistent all season and is the wrong price at 16/1 and he knows the Californian courses like the back of his hand. He had a dismal start at Muirfield you might remember but played like a demon to claw back to 13th. He’s tough and his stats are solid. Dustin Johnson (22-1) — Dustin should be about 14s as he is not as hot as Brooks Koepka the morning line favourite – but is almost double the odds. He tied for 12th at the WGC and gained around 2¼ strokes in each of the tee-to-green categories, but did lose strokes on the greens. Talking of Brooks Koepka I cannot believe he will get his hat-trick of PGA Championship victories, but then we can all remember when Tiger started his run all those years ago. He was second in the field in birdies (22) last week and led the field in strokes gained/approach. Don’t see it – but if keeps his nerve… Shane Lowry (66-1) is the reigning Open Champion for heaven’s sake, so we know he has the ability and he had his best finish of the season at TPC Southwind last week. Kevin Na (200-1) we backed at Muirfield for 8 places at 1/5 odds on the grounds that he has won three PGA Tour events in the past two years. Na loses strokes off the tee, but he is seventh in accuracy since the restart. If he keeps himself out of trouble off the tee, he could put together a proper run. Finally, I fancy Jason Day at 28s. He’s finished in the top seven in his last three starts, and that makes his odds crazy. He should have been 16s maybe 20s at a real push.