In this exciting new feature for Oddy (ok, settle down at the back) i’m going to select a huge priced golfer every week, or every other week, or whenever i like one at big enough odds.
The first golfer to grace this page is the diminutive Dane, Soren Kjeldsen.
Kjeldsen tees it up on the PGA Tour for the third time in 2017 after missing the cut at the two season openers. He missed it by two shots in the Sony Open after seven weeks off but the 66 he shot in round one suggested he wasn’t too far off. He also missed the third round cut in the Career Builder after shooting -1 in the opening two rounds and triple bogeying the par three 17th in round three to just miss playing the final 18 holes.
He was in excellent form at the end of 2016, however, with a tied 4th in the World Golf Championship in Dubai and a win, alongside Thorbjorn Olesen, in the World Cup of Golf.
He also finished 7th at the Masters, 9th at the Open Championship and 20th at the Memorial Tournament last year which all show his suitability to a classic golf test.
One of the reasons for his huge odds is that he’s not the longest off the tee and the South course – this event is played on two courses – is the longest on the PGA Tour. I’m not too bothered about this as his odds more than make up for it and Ben Crane, Scott Stallings and Brandt Snedeker (twice) have all won this since 2010 and none are long off the tee.
I’ve had a few quid (literally) matched at 600 for the win on Betfair but anything over 400 is OK for 1/4 of a unit.
He’s a best priced $21 with for a top 10 finish and we’ll throw a unit in that direction too.