Wells Fargo Championship and Open de Espana Golf

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This week’s Wells Fargo Championship is the one and only (to date) PGA victory for Rory McIlroy following his stunning comeback from almost missing the cut to hitting an unforgettable 10 under par 62 on the last day to secure his maiden win in the U.S.

McIlroy will certainly have many backers to defend the crown but I feel he might be suffering a little from his meltdown in the recent Masters and also in last year’s British Open.  Although brilliant at times, McIlroy can be inconsistent and the odds are too short on this occasion.

Favourite Phil Mickelson turned up at Augusta full of confidence having won in good style the previous week but failed to get into contention and is easy to pass over here.

German Martin Kaymer will be eager to regain the number one ranking but he is completely out of form and again, the odds are far too short.

I am investing on two players in this (each-way)

Paul Casey has all the ability in the world but doesn’t win as often as he should.  When he does get into contention though he definitely has the ‘bottle’ to close the deal.

My other selection is Bo van Pelt.  He was going really well in the Masters but came up just a little short but is certainly capable of winning this. 

Wells Fargo Championship
 
  P Mickelson  12/1 
  R McIlroy  14/1 
  M Kaymer  16/1 
  Bubba Watson  20/1  
  D Johnson  20/1  
  N Watney  20/1 
  J Furyk  20/1 
  H Mahan  25/1  
  G Ogilvy  33/1  
  M Laird  33/1 
  J Rose  33/1  
  P Casey  33/1  
  Rickie Fowler  33/1 
  R Barnes  40/1 
  D Toms  40/1  
  R Allenby  50/1  
  S Garcia  50/1  
  E Molinari  50/1  
  P Harrington  50/1  
  C Hoffman  50/1 
  B Haas  50/1  
  B De Jonge  50/1  
  W Simpson  50/1  
  C Howell  50/1 
  Anthony Kim  50/1  
  B Van Pelt  50/1   
 
Each-way bets 1/4 odds first 5 

Italian teenage sensation Matteo Manassero heads the market here and he has all the relevant skills to make his mark.

Spaniards very often do well in their home country and Jimenez (runner-up last week), Quiros, Cabrera Bello and Alejandro Canizares are sure to all play well.

Scotland’s Paul Lawrie, Richie Ramsay and Stephen Gallacher are amongst the market leaders and are also likely to be high on the final leaderboard.

I fancy an each way punt on Swede Alexander Noren.  A very good player at his best, he finished a creditable fifth in last week’s Ballantine’s Championship in Seoul. 

Open de España
 
  M Manassero  12/1  
  MA Jiménez  12/1 
  A Quiros  12/1  
  R Jacquelin  25/1  
  N Colsaerts  33/1 
  T Bjorn  33/1  
  J Donaldson  33/1  
  A Noren  33/1  
  D Willett  33/1 
  R Cabrera Bello  33/1  
  G Bourdy  40/1  
  G Havret  40/1  
  T Aiken  40/1  
  T Jaidee  40/1  
  Richie Ramsay  40/1 
  A Hansen  40/1  
  R-J Derksen  40/1  
  S Hansen  50/1  
  Paul Lawrie  50/1  
  B Rumford  50/1
  P Larrazabal  50/1  
  Alejandro Canizares  50/1  
  S Dyson  50/1  
  S Gallacher  50/1 
  Peter Lawrie  50/1  
  G Maybin  50/1
 
Each-way bets 1/4 odds first 5 

All odds supplied by Ladbrokes.