Adam Scott’s outrageous luck on the 18th on Sunday denied us a winner or at least a great chance of one with Bubba in a playoff. Fair play to the Aussie though and both players have a great chance of putting on the green jacket again next month if they can hold their form.
This week we go to Thailand (i wish) for the True Thailand Classic and this is a track with four par 5’s and wide fairways. This should favour the long hitters and players that like to attack, both off the tee and with their approaches from the fairway.
Outsiders have done well here in the past so we’ve heeded that with our picks.
Frenchman Alexander Levy has hit a rich vein of form and his recent form figures of 40, 24 and 2 are very attractive. He fits the bill as a big hitter who loves to attack.
Nathan Holman has been pencilled in for one of the lower quality tour events this year since he won the Australian PGA in December. He finished on -10 here last year which saw him just outside the top 20 while last week at his first WGC event he actually played well enough in the final three rounds after he’d shot 82 in round 1. He was 8th in Malaysia on his penultimate start when he opened with rounds of 65 and 64.
Scott Hend is another Aussie who is worth a second look in these under strength events. He hits it a mile and it’s only a month since he impressed with a top 10 in the Dubai Desert Classic. Hend has an awesome record around here with figures of 3, 7 and 2.