Golf Betting Tips & Preview- The Farmers Insurance Open 2014
The first time in a while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have gone head to head in a while, this is great for the TV people and the sponsers; but will they feature at the top of the leaderboard on come Sunday night? Check out our betting tips and preview below to see how @chrismunney sees the event-
The PGA Tour stays in California this week but moves to the coast of La Jolla and more specifically, Torrey Pines. Torrey Pines is a world famous venue that has hosted the Farmers since 1968. Torrey Pines is probably most memorable for the intense U.S. Open playoff between Rocco Mediate and Tiger Woods in 2008.
The 4 day tournament will be played over both Torrey Pines courses (North & South). The first 2 days, the players will alternate between the 2. After the Friday cut, the final 2 rounds will all be played on the South Course.
This has truly becomes Tigers Tournament. He has won this tournament 6 of the last 7 times he has played here at Torrey Pines. It seems to be a course that fits his eye and isn’t too penal when one misses the fairway. For the most part, big hitters do well here, especially on the South Course (7600 yds) which plays about 700 yards longer than the North Course (6900 yds). However, shorter hitters are not out of play and we should not overlook them.
Course form will be VERY key here as no player in the past 10 years has won here without a previous top 10 finish.
Tiger Woods to Win – 5/2 PADDYPOWER – Open a new PaddyPower account by clicking this link bet £10 and receive £20 free bet!
Even at this price, Tiger is a play for us. I truly believe he has about a 55-60% chance to win this tournament so you are surprisingly still getting value here. Tiger simply owns this course and I expect this week to be routine for TW.
Phil Mickleson to Win – 11/1 William Hill- Open a new William Hill account by clicking this link and get a ‘Risk free’ £25 bet.
Wow. What a choke job from Phil at the Abu Dhabi last week. Even with that said, I liked the way Phil played over the weekend and he should feel very comfortable coming home to play in the San Diego area. He has never won here so the motivation should be high.
Bill Haas e/w – 25/1 Betfred – Open a new Betfred account by clicking this link and get a ‘Risk Free’ £25 bet.
Haas is coming off a good showing last week at the Humana. 3 top 10 finishes in his last 3 starts here at the Farmers should have Bill looking to secure a W here. Bill isn’t a long hitter, but he hits a lot of greens. That will be more key this week as birdies won’t be as easy to come by and par can gain strokes on the field on some holes.
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Leishman had a very nice showing 2 weeks ago at the Sony Open and should be rounding into form coming into this week. Leishman isn’t only a big hitter (29th in driving distance) but he is putting extremely well this year (#1 on TOUR!). He has had past success here with an 2nd place and 9th place finish in 2010 & 2011.
Justin Leonard e/w – 100/1 Betfred – Open a new Betfred account by clicking this link and get a ‘Risk Free’ £25 bet.
The value here is simply too good to pass up. Leonard’s struggles have been well documented. Once deemed the next best thing. He hasn’t won on TOUR in over 5 years. But as of late, it looks like his game is back and he’s ready to add to his 13 professional wins. Two top 6 finishes in his last 2 starts this season and an 8th place finish at this tourney in 2012 show us that Leonard is returning to form. His flat stick could roll us to a great finish with Justin this week.
Good luck all this week.
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