The event is spearheaded by a trio of sparkling golfers in the shape of Garcia, Stenson and Willett. All three of their games suit this venue with Garcia shooting -16 in 2014, Stenson being beat in a playoff in the same year, and Willett who won in 2012. This may be the week on the European Tour where a favourite finally brings home the bacon. Stenson certainly has negatives however. He is winless since November 2014 which says a lot. Six seconds in the last twelve months just shows how difficult it is to get across the line in one of these big events. Therefore, single figures about the Swede is of little interest to me. Danny Willett has shows flashes of brilliance since his Augusta victory, but has never been far away from a hiccup. A poor weekend from the lead in the Irish Open was followed by the same story at Wentworth as he blew the lead there also to finish 3rd. I don't really know what to make of that form and I can't commit to investing in him at single figures.
Sergio Garcia is backable at 8/1. A Ryder Cup year always brings the best out in the Spaniard and I'm sure he has one eye on the British Open this year to become the third first time major champion of the year. His performance last week at Oakmount was almost flawless and provided he isn't too hungover from that test I fully expect him to build upon what has already been a stellar year. Despite not playing his best golf at Valderrama he contended late on day four to finish third. A few weeks later he was the benefactor to some poor golf down the closing stretch by Brooks Koepka to win the Byron Nelson. Most parts of his game are in great nick and although I would have loved to see double figures about the Spaniard this week I feel he is worthy of some of our profit from last weeks winner.