Wells Fargo Championship 2017 Betting Preview

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Francesco Molinari (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Ladbrokes, Coral
Louis Oosthuizen (ew)Tournament Winner45/1Betfred
William McGirt (ew)Tournament Winner45/1Betfred

Venue

The Wells Fargo Championship moves to a temporary home at Eagle Point this week as the tournament’s regular venue, Quail Hollow, continues its preparations to stage the PGA Championship in August. Designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 2000, Eagle Point is a par 72 course measuring 7,259 yards. Its gently undulating terrain features several water hazards, mature pine trees and stunning views of the North Carolina coast. James Hahn was the shock winner of last year’s edition at Quail Hollow, where he ended a run of eight straight missed cuts by beating Roberto Castro in a play-off. Previous champions include Rory McIlroy, twice, JB Holmes and Rickie Fowler.

Favourites

Six of the world’s top 20 players tee it up this week as they prepare for the Players Championship, with Dustin Johnson the star attraction and the clear market leader at general best odds of just 5/1. The world no.1 will be playing for the first time since suffering the back injury that put him out of The Masters last month. Jon Rahm is 12/1 pretty much across the board, with Adam Scott a 20/1 chance with BetVictor and Stan James as he makes his first appearance since finishing ninth at Augusta. England’s Paul Casey is at the same mark, ahead of 25/1 shot Phil Mickelson.

Tips

Francesco_MolinariA year ago FRANCESCO MOLINARI came to this tournament as the world number 86, but a positive 12 months has seen the Italian win his home championship last September and climb to 30th in the rankings. He has finished in the top 25 on 10 of his last 13 starts and he is 31st in the FedEx Cup standings. He’s a 25/1 shot with Betfred this week, but he can be backed at 50/1 with Ladbrokes and Coral – both of whom are paying 7 places for each-way bets.

Louis-OosthuizenLOUIS OOSTHUIZEN has been one of the most consistent performers in the game over the last 12 months, not missing a cut since The Open Championship last July, recording five top 10s and finishing in the top 25 on half of his starts since then. He has laboured a little since back-to-back top fives in Phoenix and Perth a few months ago, but the good weeks are never far away for the South African. Take 45/1 and 6 places at Betfred.

William-McGirtWILLIAM MCGIRT has spent his 38th year in and around the world’s top 50 having broken into the top 100 for the first time with his victory at the Memorial Tournament last June. Clearly a late developer, McGirt has enjoyed his recent outings, being the surprise early leader at Augusta and then following that up by finishing third at the Heritage a couple of week’s ago. As short as 33/1 in places, Betfred‘s price of 45/1 stands clear of the rest.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Francesco Molinari (ew)Tournament Winner50/1Ladbrokes, Coral
Louis Oosthuizen (ew)Tournament Winner45/1Betfred
William McGirt (ew)Tournament Winner45/1Betfred