This event isn't the most appealing off the bat however we have a number of winners in the field who are worth backing considering the majority of these have not got over the line yet, and never will. The Country Club at Jackson hosts this event for the second year running so we've only got one year's worth of form to go on, and it offers little in the way of guidance. What I detect from last years results is more of an accurate golfer who has a decent strike rate in holing putts is the profile we're looking for. Overall, the field is poor and plenty of these find difficulty in getting over the line and I'm more than happy to side with a few proven winners at tasty odds. The staking will be relatively small as it's not an event to get too heavily involved with.
Jason Bohn is our uneasy favourite this week with plenty aghast at his short odds. He finished 2nd here last year and with some very reasonable recent form it is understandable why he is tournament jolly. He has looked very dodgy when it comes to the crunch time on Sunday and there isn't even a debate to be had whether to support him at these odds. We'll be ducking this one for sure. Patton Kizzire and Patrick Rodgers slot in behind in the market and with their potential to improve they rate as better bets than Bohn, but I'm not prepared to invest in those lads just yet at such short odds. Rodgers is the most likely winner of the event for me and should be closer to Bohn in the betting, but the value is very thin. We'll be looking elsewhere for our bets.
With a top 20 finish in his last outing at the Shriners, Kevin Streelman rates as our top selection this week. It is nothing to get too over excited about but with two wins and two seconds to his name he is one of the most equipped mentally to take this task on. I understand I am clutching at straws to get selections in this event but with 27 top tens in his career thus far surely Streelman rates a better bet than the likes of Bohn heading towards single figures. Kevin is yet to play here so we'll be keeping stakes low as we search for a contender. He is an inconsistent sort really, but for me is the best each way proposition in the field.
Kevin Streelman - 1pt e/w @ 40/1Lost -2pt
Next up we'll back Canadian Graham DeLaet. He of course is yet to gain that elusive victory yet but this probably rates as one of his best chances to date. There is little in the way of explanation, apart from to say that the price is really the only reason why we bet. The event is extremely weak in terms of the field and although plenty of these retain some potential, DeLaet is experienced enough to contend. His form recently is poor to be fair with a 4th placed finish at the Travelers in the Summer being his last decent result. He hits the ball straight enough and playing in this low grade event I feel it's worth investing at odds of 40/1.
Graham DeLaet - 0.75pt e/w @ 40/1Lost -1.5pt
Brendon Todd didn't compete in this event last year but has all the tools to shoot a good score around Jackson. I definitely think those with a straight ball and a silky short game will prove to be the competitors here over the weekend. Todd has a great short game and with a top 5 finish at the Heritage proves that he should take to this course. With a 12th placed finish at this years third major in the bank also he is certainly one of the more likely candidates here this week. Once again, we've little else to go on bar the market prices so we'll have a small bet on Brendon who has got across the line at the Byron Nelson, and numerous other top tens posted after only a few years on tour.