Fowler and Snedeker make the trip here to Arizona and with recent wins under their belt pose serious threats in the outright market. Fowler came a very close second to Hunter Mahan in 2010 with a decision to lay up on the par 5 15th on Sunday proving his wrong doing. Other than that performance his results here are quite ordinary and despite being very tempted by the price, the bookies may just have gotten that one right. Snedeker who shot the round of the year so far at Torrey on Sunday will be keen to keep on the right track. His work with Butch Harmon is proving to be quite lucrative for the pair and it is becoming more likely that 2016 may be the year Snedeker gets his break in the majors.
Last week I was surprised by the quotes for the tournament fav Branden Grace in Qatar, and this week I feel exactly the same about Bubba Watson. I was wholly expecting to see single figures for somebody who has posted six top tens in his last nine starts. He has also finished runner up here the last two years on the trot. Bubba is certainly not the man I want to weigh in on unless I'm getting inflated odds. He is likely to do anything. Whatever transpires, his mental state of mind will more than likely dictate his score.
Anyhow, quotes of 12/1 about the sabre wielding Watson are more than interesting around Scottsdale. Should he drive the ball well then the others can whistle for the title. He will more than likely end up in some difficult spots, but that hasn't hampered him before. A lot of favourite backing lately which isn't something we want to religiously but if the price dictates then we shall drink under that well.