Niall Lyons takes you through his selections for this week's PGA event
Bubba Watson is the tournament fav and there is no better place to start this week. Bubba hasn't been playing the best of golf lately and even though he made the cut last week I was a shade disappointed he didn't fare better. There was a lot of right to left tee shots last week and I thought this would have suited him. Anyhow, he has not missed a cut in an event in 13 months so all isn't bad. He turns up this week at one of his favourite venues on the tour. He has two wins and three other top 5 finishes in this event. I was expecting closer to 10/1 for Bubba and I believe the 14/1 out there is definitely a shade of value.
Patrick Reed does not have the prettiest record around River Highlands but given how he is playing lately he is worthy of investment this week. I've always considered Reed to have a game for these type of courses, almost half way between classical and resort. His last three efforts these last few weeks have been very impressive and I think he'll notch a win on the tour before the season ends. He has posted three top 15 finishes in the Scottish Open, British Open and PGA Championship. All these are tricky enough layouts that need all aspects of your game in working order.
For me he has the best current form in the field and certainly represents value around the 25/1 mark.
Webb Simpson has come back to life this Summer and having gotten other some putting woes he surely has a chance of getting back in the winners enclosure some time soon.
River Highlands represents a solid chance for Webb having made 6 out of 6 cuts here and one top finish. He has struggled ever since the anchoring ban came into place but he is starting to show signs of progression. 3rd in the Dean and Deluca was followed by 11th at the Memorial. 6th at the Quicken Loans and a top 15 finish at the PGA last week are sure signs this lad is getting back towards his best. All those finishes have been on strategic enough tracks too. The changes to this course this year should suit Simpson and we'll invest a few pounds this week.