Another desperately disappointing finish to tuck away last week in the shape of Brooks Koepka. I was absolutely bemused by his moans and groans of not playing good golf yet sitting atop the leaderboard heading into Sunday. He did himself no favours and it was a big sign of a lack of belief in his own ability. He will certainly need help on the mental side of the game in the years to come if last week is anything to go by. Hit 1/5 on the machine so very disappointing not to be in the winners enclosure.

One of the finest tournaments of the year takes place this week at Wentworth as the great and good in the game of golf descend upon Surrey to showcase their talents. This is one of the more lucrative prizes on the tour, which has been somewhat overshadowed in recent years by the Race to Dubai and the big events towards the end of the season. Byeong Hun An took the title here 12 months ago and comes here with some recent form under his belt. We know a lot about Wentworth and there's no doubting that accuracy off the tee and a solid tee to green game is what succeeds around this joint. Winners such as An, Donald (twice), Jimenez, Khan, Manassero, Howell all indicate that a strategic golfer makes the better score at Wentworth. Francesco Molinari, another tee to green machine has finished in the top ten here the past four years on the trot. We won't be straying far from that thinking in selecting our golfers for this week.

Danny Willett heads the field after a disappointing finish in Ireland. On day 1 he looked unbeatable and I thought he'd follow up his Augusta win with another special victory. He barely hit a shot all weekend though and maybe tiredness had set in. This week will be busy also and although I could see him play well amongst the trees of Wentworth, I'm not prepared to have a bet on him just yet. Shane Lowry played well here last year and absolutely thrives on tree lined courses. I'm very tempted to back him as I see him as the most likely winner in this field, but at this stage in his career, in this field, I don't see the 16/1 on offer much value. Value is very much thin on the ground here at Wentworth this week.

My two main fancies at the odds are Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Luke Donald. Rafa continues to play magnificent stuff and arrives here with some fine golf under his belt this season. Just one missed cut (Sawgrass) in his last fifteen events and only three times out of the top 25 in that time. He has without doubt found a different gear and I believe this is the week it will all come together. Last weeks score of 5 under and tied 8th was a very positive result. Although we had him backed, in hindsight the course played a shade different to what I thought it would. It was a fair bit tighter off the tee with trees getting in the way of any wayward shot, much similar to this week. His score was a testament to how much his game has matured over the last six months. His Wentworth form is hit and miss.

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Three top 20 finishes and four missed cuts does show us that he has the game to score around here. Never has he arrived here in such form though and sooner or later this stylish Spaniard will notch another win. His scrambling has improved a lot this year which will no doubt need attention this week. His putting still lets him down every now and again, but the rest of his game is in such great nick that it makes up for it. Chips are being moved in on the Spaniard, a very solid bet.
Rafa Cabrera-Bello - 2.5pts e/w @ 28/1Lost -5pts
My next two selections are a shade risky, but I consider them bets in a field devoid of much value. Luke Donald is coming back here to his favourite course and with some decent form posted in the States this year he must hold a chance. Two disappointing efforts at Wells Fargo and Sawgrass have re-surfaced the doubters but those two courses aren't easy. Sawgrass especially this year which played mighty tough over the weekend. Previous to that he had a top 15 finish in Texas before a tied 2nd at the Heritage. The Heritage is a course he loves and that is ominous for this week. He returns to Wentworth, scene of two wins, a runner up, and two 3rd placed finishes. This is where he thrives and with the Ryder Cup a few months away he may see this as his last chance to make an impact.
Luke Donald - 1pt e/w @ 28/1Lost -2pts
An even riskier selection is Matt Fitzpatrick. Three missed cuts on the trot is horrendous form coming into this. Let's break them down though. The Heritage is a tough layout and with little experience on that course and in the States we can't be too critical. Sawgrass is a track which right now is beyond him with his ball flight. The K Club played mighty tough and that's the one I'm surprised it. It should be right up his street. Previous to that he finished 7th at Augusta. That is just a reminder of what this lad could do. He could spring into action at any minute and a fast start is imperative. His attitude when he hits a few bad shots right now is very questionable. He lets it get to him badly and one mistake compounds another. 50/1 is out there this week though, and on a course he definitely see him winning on during his career I'm going to take the risk. Obviously another missed cut could follow the last few, but it is simply the price I'm tempted by. Tree lined tracks with aggressive golf being awarded is the order of the day here and Matt fits that bill. I might be mad and would be better to burn my money, but I have to take the risk when the shoe fits.
Matt Fitzpatrick - 0.75pts e/w @ 50/1Lost -1.5pts
Joost Luiten has a decent record around here and I'm prepared to back the Dutchman once again. A missed cut last week in Ireland was a big surprise for Luiten who has played exceptional golf this season. As I said previously, the course was a bit tighter than what I expected so I'm prepared to forget somewhat about that result. Just one missed cut does not warrant a drift to 40/1 with a weaker field this week. He has three missed cuts at Wentworth sandwiched in between figures of 17-12-11. He is being a shade overlooked by the bookies and worth a wager at 40s.
Joost Luiten - 0.75pts e/w @ 40/1Lost -1.5pts