My first tip for the week is Hideki Matsuyama. The current world number 16 comes into the tournament off back-to-back top 5 finishes and looks in a great place with his game at present. Bethpage rewards golfers with a strong tee-to-green game and he is currently ranked 4th on the PGA Tour in this category. Best price – 33/1, worst odds – 20/1.

Hideki Matsuyama - 1pt @ 33/1Lost -1pts

Bubba Watson will be looking to book his Ryder Cup spot this week with victory at The Barclays and I’m certainly not writing this off. By his own admission he’s had a low-key 2016 but his long-game and ability to deal with thick rough should suit around this course. Bubba spoke fondly of Bethpage comparing it to Torrey Pines, where he has an outstanding record. Best – 40/1, worst – 33/1.

Bubba Watson - 1pt @ 40/1Lost -1pts

Having achieved seven top 10's in his last 11 starts, including four third-place finishes, Matt Kuchar could trouble the top of the leaderboard this week. The American has the seventh best scoring average on the PGA Tour and has a superb record from tee-to-green. I fancy him as an each-way shout. Best – 50/1, worst – 33/1.

Matt Kuchar - 2pts e/w @ 50/1Lost -4pts

My second each-way bet comes in the form of Emiliano Grillo. The Argentine finished eighth in Rio and has achieved excellent results this season so far. He finished 13th in the PGA Championship, 12th at The Open, 14th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational as well as 17th in the Masters earlier in the year. He ranks well in driving accuracy and is earning a reputation as one of the best ball-strikers in the game. There’s no reason he can’t continue to improve here. Best – 100/1, worst – 66/1.

Emiliano Grillo - 0.5pts e/w @ 100/1Placed 12pts

Bethpage was Keegan Bradley’s hunting ground throughout college and shouldn’t be the daunting prospect to him that it might be to others in the field. He also ranks top of the driving charts on the PGA Tour. His impressive long-game and course knowledge might just put him in contention. Best – 200/1, worst – 100/1.

Keegan Bradley - 1pt e/w @ 200/1Lost -2pts