With competition for the captains’ choice fiercer than the campaign for Scottish independence this is the last chance for the fringe players – on both sides of the Atlantic – to muscle themselves into a wildcard pick.
- Paddy Power is best price on each of the Top 5 golfers in Boston: with Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Jason Day, defending champion Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar the market leaders.
- Almost 20 per cent of the outright stakes are on this season’s dual Major winner and World No 1 McIlroy who is a best-priced 9/2 with Paddy Power.
Paddy Power value trumpet
It doesn’t say much for the bean counters grasp of the term ‘risk’ that we’ve been best-priced on the Co Down native in 14 of his 19 events this year – and punters have been cleaning up all season.
- £/€5 each-way on McIlroy with Paddy Power would have netted you £/€326.99 this season – way more than the rest of the laggards. (see graph below).
- You would have earned £/€37.61 more by having the same bet with Paddy Power rather than William Hill in the same period – despite PP offering over 10 times more extra places on golf betting than this so-called competitor.
All prices based on Oddschecker snapshots at 12pm on Wednesday. P&L stats assume even stakes on the individual selection every week that selection competes.
Henrik Stenson won this tournament last term and there has been plenty of support for the Swede again this year.
Stenson is the second-best backed player in the tournament and the the biggest loser in the book after McIlroy should he win. Last season’s Fed-Ex Cup and Race to Dubai champion has been placed six times this term and is a best-priced 18/1 with Paddy Power in the betting jungle.
Ryder Cup specialist Ian Poulter needs to get his groove on in Boston to make European captain Paul McGinley’s side. A big performance from the Englishman at 125/1 in the States this Labor day weekend will put down a big marker for Gleneagles in four weeks time.