Troy Merritt rates a great bet to beat Ian Woosnam and An Byeong-Hun in today's three-ball.
Yesterday Charley Hoffman could only manage a tie with Westwood so we get our stakes back. Gomez never figured in his three ball, so along with that and Day collapsing on the back 9 it was a very disappointing day. We'll plough on regardless as we must do in search of another winner or two.
I was tempted by Troy Merritt yesterday and was annoyed I didn't go with him. Today we will. Byeong Hun An is struggling badly with a neck injury and seems to be going through the motions because it is such a big event. He shot 5 over yesterday to Troy's 2 over. Woosnam the third member in this group knocked it round in 82 and it is hard to envisage him shooting many shots lower today. Merritt is someone who can keep it on the straight and narrow and unlike his two playing partners still has plenty to play for heading into today. He has a very lively chance of making the cut and I presumed he'd be 4/5 for this shootout with An. I am amazed we can still get odds against and I see it as a great opportunity.
That is all for today. I didn't see much else on offer, just Rose at around 11/1 may be a shade of value to lead after day two. I thought about backing however I feel Spieth will be hard to topple. If anyone is looking for an outright play at this stage I'd probably say Rose is the safest option to give you a run for your dough against the current leader.