The delightful West Course at Wentworth provides the setting for the European Tour’s flagship event in what is a great week for the golf purists watching with the PGA Tour at Colonial to top it off.
Last year we saw Benny An win on debut here and we’ll be hoping a first up winner can do it again this time around with one of our picks.
Tee to green numbers are the key ones at Wentworth with back to back par 5’s at 17 and 18 so there’s potential for 2 or 3 shot swings on Sunday down the stretch.
Danny Willet heads the market at $14 with course specialist Shane Lowry next best at $17 and if you’re looking to back one from the shorter priced players I would not try to put you off either of these.
Francisco Molinari and Luke Donald are another pair that could go very well this week but i’m going for a couple of in form players at bigger odds.
The square headed Hatton is not far off being a local here so he will know the course well. His first two tries in this event were no more than average but his game really should suit with his tee to green numbers solid . His most recent finishes of 12, 13 and 5 have the look of a golfer ready to make the breakthrough on the European Tour and with An breaking his short lived duck last year, why not Hatton this time around?
Brandon Stone was a star amateur in South Africa and like many before him failed to live up to expectations in his first few years on Tour. He has four top 6 finishes in his last 7 events and can add to his win in the South African Open in this A grade event. Stone fits the bill as a player with excellent tee to green credentials.