Golf betting tips: Zurich Classic and Indonesian OpenApril 22, 2015 News & Tour
The New Orleans tournaments defending champion is South Korean Seung-Yul Koh
A bit short of time this week although to be honest I have struggled finding players to back this week in New Orleans with the Zurich Classic.
It would appear that it has rained an awful lot in the area in recent weeks so the course should play soft and long, scores will be low with target golf and there could well be further interruptions with thunderstorms.
That description is in part what led me to back John Merrick this week as those were the conditions in 2008 when he led going into the final round only to tire.
He showed a liking for the course again the following year when 4th at the cut before fading but since then his course form has been average.
He has struggled since his win at Riviera in 2013 but maybe something clicked when he played there a few months ago – he continued his awful start to the season but maybe it has now dawned on him his two year exemption is up.
Since then he has made three of five cuts and was even second at the halfway stage last week – and it is worth noting he was third at the cut the week before he won.
I think it is a bit of a gut feeling but I think a big week is due with some renewed confidence on a course he has played well before at £40 e/w 175/1 + £25 win 200 + £10 ew 125/1 FRL.
I have had one other bet on Meen Whee Kim who could be inspired by the fact that fellow Korean Noh won here last.
Over the past few months he has made all his cuts and hit an awful lot of birdies (6th on tour last three months) which is what will be required this week.
He is a huge young talent and when he played the Web.com tour event here a few weeks ago in Louisiana only an awful second round stopped him being in the top five £20 win Betfair 655 average £20 top 10 25/1.
Just a quick word about Nicholas Fung in the Indonesia Masters – his best finish on tour was in the Indonesian Open when second, he led here after the first round last year and two weeks ago won on the Asian Development tour by a massive eleven strokes – worth a bet on that account £20 ew 125/1 + £20 165 Betfair.
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