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Jordan Spieth is the over-whelming favourite as he returns to the scene of his first PGA Tour win

Jordan Spieth is back in action this week at the John Deere Classic and is the heavy favourite to land another win on the back of his US Open triumph.

I can’t remember seeing odds as short at 3/1 for any player to win a tournament since Tiger Woods was in his prime. Spieth was also the champion at this event two years ago but I won’t be rushing to back him at odds that short.


Betting tips and picks for the Scottish Open

I guess it’s hardly a stellar field with 2012 winner and last year’s runner-up Zach Johnson 9/1, Ryan Moore 25/1 and Kevin Kisner 16/1 among the closest contenders.


However, I quite like the look of Steve Stricker at 30/1 who won the event three years on the trot between 2009 and 2011.

Brian Harman was last year’s champion and can be backed at 33/1 to defend his title.


If you’re after a bit more value, check out Jhonattan Vegas at 110/1 who finished in a tie for third last year after shooting 63, 65 over the weekend.

Now he’s not in any great form with his best of the season being a T11 at the Farmers Insurance Open back in February but let’s say he’s ’due’ a top five finish this week.

Carl Petterssen has been in slightly better form of late, securing his place at The Open with a fifth place at The Travelers. The Swede can be backed each-way for 100/1.

Another player who I will mention is Daniel Summerhays who can be backed at odds of 125/1. 

The American has finished in the top 30 on eight occasions this season and if he had managed to shoot level par in his third round at the US Open he would have been right up there with the leaders.

He eventually finished in a tie for 27th.

For Fantasy Golf purposes, I’d look more towards the Scottish Open field where more players will be teeing it up at St Andrews the following week.

Betting tips and picks for the Scottish Open


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