AT the moment it’s looking very good for Louis Ross’s original picks, but we’ve asked him to give us an in play every Saturday. Starting here.
Shell Houston Open | 2nd-5th April 2015 | Sky Sports
Moving Day. A really great start so far. My main pick Phil Mickleson is one off the lead, Keegan Bradley just four and Paul Casey a further shot back. Saturday however is not known as Moving Day for nothing.
I don’t think anyone can see Michael Putnam, a second year Pro, retaining his lead and that means there is some tremendous value out there. If you are not on Phil already or if you fancy a value each way price for some interest in the weekend, I have a couple of suggestions. Anyone within eight shots is of interest at this point. A 63 or 64 today will put any of the top 40 or so golfers right in contention.
There does not appear to be any weather advantage in tee times today, so I am basing these suggestions on how these guys are playing but also a bit of EW value.
Jonas Blixt is leading the putting stats with just 23.5 per round. The Swede is just four shots back on -8 but is available at 80/1 with Stan James who are paying 1/4 the odds on four places. He is just two shots away from a place right now.
Our Top 10 tip, Keegan Bradley seems to have upped his short game and is playing the Par 5s perfectly. Another on -8 the 25/1 with Bet Victor looks big. Again 1/4 odds on the first four.
Personally, I am hoping that Phil can see this through. Jordan Speith is obviously the biggest danger. He is playing so well right now and to be honest 5/1 with 888 Sport is a very fair price. Should be a great finish on Sunday. Good luck all.
Houston Open – Jonas Blixt each way (80/1 Stan James)
Houston Open – Keegan Bradley each way (25/1 BetVictor)