Lara's Cheeky Bets - World Cup of Golf

Grab your thongs and Fosters.

This week the golfing world heads to Melbourne, Australia for the World Cup of Golf, which sees 28 countries fielding a two player team.

Who will lift the trophy and become the 2016 World Champs?

Home Team - Adam Scott and Marc Leishman (9/2)

Leishman in the background celebrating Scott winning the Masters. Hero.

Scott (already the World Champion of looking good in a green jacket) and Leishman are the current favourites and rightly so.

The crowd will be behind them, Australia won the last time this event was held (2013) and the pair know the course well. Plus Scott showed his form has not faulted when he managed a top 15 finish in last weekend's Aussie Open. 

USA Team Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker (7-1)

Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler are FWWWWWEEENNNNNNNDDDDSSSSS

These two look pretty formidable. USA won in 2011 (Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar) and the Aussies saw an American victory at last weekend's Open when Jordan Spieth took the honours in a three-way playoff.

Things that put me off backing these two is Fowler’s pretty dismal Ryder Cup record and the fact that neither has played much in the last month or two.

English Team - Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan (11-1)

Andy Sullivan and Chris Wood. Boys on tour.

Surely the prize winners for the oddest looking team?! The hobbit and beanpole both had a weekend that they would rather forget at the DP World Tour Championship, as well as this year’s Ryder Cup. But on the brightside it was funny when they pied Westwood!

Obviously worth backing if you wear the St George’s Flag with pride, otherwise probably best to sit back and see whether the odd couple can turn it around Down Under. 

Irish Team - Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell (12-1)

Lowry and GMac on the Guinness 

If the Irish team of Shane Lowry and G-Mac make it out of the bar and onto the course they could well be a force to be reckoned with.

They have the personality and match play records that could see them sail to a victory, just imagine the afterparty!

Belgium Team - Thomas Pieters (swoon) and Nicolas Colsaerts (14-1)

Colsaerts and Pieters have been banging on about this for ages. They're up for it!

Colsaerts played magnificently in last weekend's tournament in Dubai and we all know Pieters was the man of the match at the 2016 Ryder Cup. These two would be my pick of the leading contenders. 

Best of the rest - The Kiwis

Danny Lee and Ryan Fox. Watch out for the latter, absolute bomber!

The pick of the rest would have to go to the New Zealanders, Danny Lee and Ryan Fox. Being close to home means that they will have their fair pick of supporters plus Fox put in a fine performance at last weekend’s Australian Open.

At 28-1 why not have some each-way to see whether they creep into the top four?

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