With Skeeter tipping up 40/1 and 9/2 winners in the Ryder Cup it is surely time for me to step up to the plate and get a winner on the board.
The British Masters at The Grove is next on the agenda and we don’t have a lot of course form to go on with Tiger Woods’ win at the track in 2006 the last time a tour event was held here. For that event the stats of the top five finishers suggest it played as a good all round test with a premium on greens in regulation, and , as always, putting.
The course designer, Kyle Phillips, designed Kingsbarns links in Scotland, one of the courses played in last week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, so good form at that event is something we’ll look for.
Ross Fisher has’t won for a couple of years but consecutive 2nd place finishes shows that he’s been knocking on the door in no uncertain fashion of late.
Fisher hails from Ascot which isn’t so far from The Grove in Watford so hopefully he has a bit of experience around the course while his opening round of -7 at Kingsbarns last week bodes well.
He has a good combination of excellent recent form, good GIR stats and a hot putter.
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Thongchai Jaidee is one of only eleven players that teed it up at this track in the WGC event of 2006 and he had a good week, finishing ninth.
Over the years Jaidee has really started to get to grips with links golf and European golf in general. He can grind it out in way he couldn’t do so in his younger years and he is in solid form with recent form figures of 20, 9 and 8.
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