Justin Rose heads the market at a very skinny 6/1 considering the quality of field and despite an excellent year we'll be more than happy to let Rose win unbacked at those odds. Stenson slots in as second jolly and at double the odds of Rose is a much more attractive proposition. He has little course form here though and although I think he could play well and possibly contend, I'm not overly keen to weigh in. The in form Branden Grace tees it up once again in search of a win but after a great start last week he failed to kick on so I won't be prepared to invest anything on quotes less than 20/1.
Our top selection screams off the page as the most value bet in the field in Welshman Jamie Donaldson. Overall it has been a disappointing year for the Ryder Cup hero with a few niggling injuries upsetting his rhythm throughout the season. His ball striking was nowhere near his best all year but with some recent encouraging signs this may be the time for Jamie to strike. Three top15 finishes in his last four starts is a very welcome tally for someone who has struggled to find his best. Heading to Lake Malaren will certainly get his tail up. He has shot a course record 62 twice here down the years and came up just a shot shy of the winning total here last year. What he has failed to do is put four good rounds together, no more so when he struggled on the final day last year due to some very tough conditions. This represents Jamie's best chance of a win this year so we'll definitely have a pop at 40/1.