Accenture World Matchplay and Mayakoba Classic Golf

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Match play golf doesn’t suit U.S golfers in general and it’s surprising to see two out of form players from the PGA tour top the market this week.

Paul Casey has finished runner-up in the last two Accenture Match Play events and is strongly fancied to win this week to add to his earlier success in Bahrain.

Ian Poulter has been posted missing recently but won this last year with some fantastic putting and could easily bounce back to form.

Martin Kaymer is to be feared wherever he plays and is surely heading for World Number One spot soon.

I’m going to take a chance on Nick Watney at 25/1.  He has been in great form this season with top six finishes in all three tournaments he has played in (with anaggregate score of 34 under par)

 WGC-Accenture Match Play
 
  P Mickelson  14/1
  T Woods  14/1  
  P Casey  14/1   
  L Westwood  16/1   
  M Kaymer  16/1   
  R McIlroy  16/1 
  S Stricker  25/1  
  L Donald  25/1 
  D Johnson  25/1   
  G McDowell  25/1   
  G Ogilvy  25/1  
  N Watney  25/1   
  Rickie Fowler  33/1   
  M Kuchar  33/1   
  R Goosen  33/1   
  H Mahan  33/1  
  J Furyk  33/1   
  I Poulter  33/1   
  E Els  33/1   
  A Quiros  40/1   
  F Molinari  40/1  
  J Rose  50/1   
  P Harrington  50/1   
  R Karlsson  50/1   
  E Molinari  50/1  
  A Scott  50/1   
  C Schwartzel  50/1

  66/1 Bar.  
  
  Each-Way 1/4 odds first 4 or 1/2 odds first 2.

The Mayakoba Classic gives some of the lesser lights in the golfing world the opportunity to taste success while the top names are otherwie engaged at The Accenture Match Play.

Australian Aaron Baddeley played steady golf to win the Northern Trust Open last week and will make a bold bid to follow up and South African Rory Sabbatini is more than capable of winning against this level of competition.

I fancy Brian Gay at 12/1 to win the tournament and also at 20/1 to be First Round Leader.
Gay is first on the stats for driving accuracy and fifth for putting average which are vital here.
He won this event in 2008 and finished 20th in 2009.
 
Mayakoba Golf Classic

  A Baddeley  12/1 
  B Gay  12/1 
  J Vegas  14/1  
  S Levin  16/1 
  R Sabbatini  20/1 
  J J Henry  20/1  
  C Howell  20/1  
  D Toms  25/1  
  J Kelly  25/1  
  F Jacobson  25/1  
  C Pettersson  33/1 
  C Campbell  33/1  
  C Beckman  33/1  
  B Weekley  33/1  
  R Barnes  40/1  
  R S Johnson  40/1  
  T Gainey  50/1  
  C Riley  50/1  
  S Verplank  50/1 
  J Ogilvie  50/1  
  T Lehman  50/1  
  M Sim  50/1 
  J Bohn  50/1 
  K Stadler  50/1  
  J Merrick  50/1  
  J Lyle  50/1 
  B Baird  50/1

  66/1 Bar. 

  Each-Way:  1/4 odds first 5 

All odds supplied by Ladbrokes.