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Back to PGA Tour action for this week’s column, with the Farmers Insurance Open due to start on Thursday. This of course features the much anticipated 2017 debut of Tiger Woods. After a mixed performance on his comeback in December, Tiger had many birdies, as well as many bogeys, he is still just 28-1 to land the spoils this weekend.
Although this a tournament he has enjoyed previously, scoring a victory a remarkable seven times, and of course would like to see him back to best and in contention come Sunday, it is certainly best betting-wise to concentrate on other players in the field.
Soooo.... In focus this week we have...
Farmers Insurance Open - 25-1
Masters - 66-1
US Open - 80-1
The Open - 100-1
PGA Championship - 66-1
Number of Major Victories: 1
Making his breakthrough in the 2013-14 season, where he won three times in the first eight tournaments, Jimmy joined the main stage last year after recording a victory in the PGA Championship, beating Jason Day by a shot.
Jimmy then put in a fine Ryder Cup performance, scoring two and a half points on his tournament debut, earning his place on many shortlists for this season’s events.
Why he is a pick for this tournament
Although missing the cut on his last start in the Sony Open, Jimmy finished tied ninth in the Champion of Champions Tournament earlier this month. He has only missed the top ten once in the last five runnings of this tournament and he was tied fourth here last year, tied seventh the year before (including a round of 66), fourth in 2013 and tied eighth in 2012.... ANNNNDDDD BREATHE!
Despite being a previous Major victor Jimmy had some pretty big prices by his name for this year’s big four.
His record in these events is not too bad, in 2014 he managed top ten finishes in the Masters, US Open and PGA, but did miss the cut in both the US Open and The Open last year. From three starts in the Masters he has made the cut three times, finishing inside the top 40.
Why not have a cheeky £5 each way at 66-1 on Jimmy placing at Augusta?
And some irrelevant stuff about Jimmy...
1 - His caddy used to be a pro. Top amateur Andy Sanders turned pro in 2001 and competed on the Nationwide Tour until 2004. However, his career was blighted and subsequently ended by multiple sclerosis and a battle with vertigo.
2 - His wife Erin, a former showjumper who he met at a tournament in 2004, previously ran a blog entitled ‘Tour Wife Travels’
3 - When he is not playing golf Jimmy enjoys astronomy. In fact his photography skills earnt him NASA's astronomy photograph of August 2014. Check out some of his pictures here.
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