Well, the run continues, as Matsuyama finished in solo runners-up spot, and secures our sixth placed finish of the month (18/1 place, 40/1 place, 12/1 place, 25/1 place, 40/1 place, 14/1 place), the door firmly being knocked on now, and the winners will surely come soon. Very frustrating to find just one player too good out of an entire field, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.
Now then, on to this week, where I will be giving you a flavour of how SJP Golf Tips will be structured going forwards. As time draws closer to when there will be a small cost associated with receiving the detailed information we offer along with the advised selections, it was important to us to showcase exactly the kind of diversity and variety on offer, while ensuring that the return on any investment remains paramount to our long term vision. So we dip in to a few other markets available to us this week, as well as retaining a handful of points for a secondary in-play post to come once we reach the half way stage of the events.
WGC HSBC Champions, co-sanctioned – 10 pts Outlay
At Sheshan International Golf Club , 7,261 yards, par 72 – Thursday October 27th to Sunday October 30th
Sheshan International Golf Club has hosted every edition of the 2016 WGC–HSBC Champions since the inaugural tournament in 2005, apart from 2012 when the event went to the Olazábal Course at Mission Hills in China.
The 7,261 yards, par 72 course was designed by internationally renowned golf course architects Nelson & Haworth. With well-placed bunkers, water features and undulating greens, Sheshan is a picturesque and challenging course.
Beautiful tree-lined fairways are surrounded by gentle rolling hills, 1,000 year old Gingko trees, calm waterways, and a spectacular natural quarry. The course is set in the shadow of the Basilica of our Lady of Sheshan Cathedral, and surrounded by Tuscan inspired villas.
The 2016 WGC–HSBC Champions will present its strongest field to date, with 40 of the top 50 players in the world confirmed for this week’s tournament.
Knox will defend his title against a field that boasts eight of the world’s top ten, all of the year’s Major winners and 19 stars from the 2016 edition of The Ryder Cup.
The current top three in the Race to Dubai are all scheduled to compete. Willett, the 2016 Masters Tournament winner, is the current front-runner followed by Open Champion Henrik Stenson and last year’s Race to Dubai winner, McIlroy. In-form Swede Alex Noren will be looking to continue his climb up the Rankings after victory at the British Masters supported by Sky Sports saw him jump from ninth to fourth position.
3 Other standouts include Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and South African Major Champions Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.
Outright Market – Dustin Johnson 6/1 (Coral & PaddyPower) 2pts WIN ONLY
Adam Scott 22/1 (StanJames) 1pt EW
Danny Willett 80/1 (StanJames) 0.5pt EW
Top 10 Market –
Danny Willett 9/1 (StanJames) 1 pt
Russell Knox 4/1 (BetVictor) 1pt
Martin Kaymer 4/1 (BetVictor) 1pt Branden Grace 15/2 (PaddyPower) 1pt
Ross Fisher 9/2 (PaddyPower) 1pt
Sanderson Farms Championship, PGA Tour – 10 pts Outlay
At Country Club of Jackson, 7,421 yards, par 72 – Thursday October 27th to Sunday October 30th
The Dick Wilson layout, now in its third year as host, dates to 1962 when the club acquired new property and brought in the architect to design 27 holes. The Dogwood and Azalea nines will be used for competition, revamped in a 2008 upgrade by former PGA TOUR player John Fought. Six Mississippi State Amateurs have been played at CCJ, most recently last year, and the Southern Junior Amateur was held there in 2014. The club itself dates back to 1914, playing a key role in Mississippi history as a 1962 raid on the Carnival Ball turned up gallons of illegal liquor and prompted legislators to end the state’s prohibition.
Ian Poulter, on the comeback trail after sitting out five months with a foot injury, joins defending champion Peter Malnati and runner-up David Toms to headline the field. With the top 50 in the world rankings qualified for the WGC-HSBC Champions, Chris Kirk (No. 74) is the highest ranked player in the field. Toms is one of six former major champions in the field, joined by Angel Cabrera, David Duval, Lucas Glover, Geoff Ogilvy and Retief Goosen. Forty-five of the 50 graduates from the Web.com Tour regular season or Finals are entered. Dicky Pride is set for his 18th start in Mississippi, tying Glen Day for most among active players.
Advised Bets: -
Outright Market – Patton Kizzire 20/1 (BetFred) 1pt EW
David Toms 40/1 (SkyBet, BetVictor or BetFair) 1pt EW
Top 10 Market –
David Toms 9/2 (BetVictor) 1pt
Bryce Molder 9/2 (Bet365 or BetVictor) 1pt
Top 20 Market –
Tyler Aldridge 4/1 (StanJames) 1pt
Seung-Yul Noh 3/1 (StanJames) 1pt
D.J. Trahan 9/1 (StanJames) 1pt
Andres Romero 11/1 (StanJames) 1pt
*MULTIPLE* - Dustin Johnson (HSBC Champions) & Patton Kizzire (Sanderson Farms) 133/1 (BetVictor) 0.5pts EW
NOTE: As per usual, please do be careful and aware of who you are betting with for the golf, amazingly a lot of the higer profile companies change week by week on what place terms they offer. This week at the HSBC Champions StanJames are offering places on the top 6 at 1/5 odds, so we will be staying with them for the EW shots! For The Sanderson Farms event, we are going for the best available odds.
This Week’s Outlay To Date: 21 pts
In-Play Bets (To Come After Completion Of Round Two): 4 pts
This Week’s TOTAL Outlay: 25 pts
Hope you have a good week, and good luck to all those following,